A LONG-WEEKEND IN NORWAY

As I mentioned on my previous post, it is essential to frequently leave the hectic London life behind and travel somewhere farfetched. I decided on travelling to Norway to visit my sister and her Norwegian husband. She lives in a small town in the Southern Norway named Tønsberg (actually known as Norway´s oldest town) and we spend the days strolling around the harbour of Tønsberg and talked about love, life and everything in-between. We also visited her parents-in-law an afternoon where they run their own apple farm (very hipster, I know!) around 2 hours drive outside Tønsbergand, I meet and feel in love with their new poppy called Chaos. Even though the weather was not ideal, I must admit it felt amazing getting closer to the nature where the time has little meaning and small trivialities in your life starts to fade away.

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DAYS IN BRIGHTON

I try to visit the small seaside resort Brighton, located at the South coast of England, as often as I can. The fresh breeze from the ocean, the hippie and chill out atmosphere and quirky shops (and the most amazing second-hand shops) is extremely refreshing comparing to the cosmopolitan London. I´m especially very fond of the many local caffe places, offering the most delicious selection of pastries.

Even though the weather was not ideal (yes typical English weather, rain and windy) we managed to stroll around in the central of Brighton, have a long walk to the fish shop to buy our traditional lunch steak tuna with chips and skate, or at least trying to.

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MERCEDES- BENZ FASHION WEEK IN STOCKHOLM

DAY 1

The first day of Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm started with a fab fashion show from Whyred. Before the show, I went backstage and took some pictures and already I was very fond of the collection.

After a few hours, it was time for Back fashion show and the best way to describe this collection is ”punk- chic”. The collection is not my cup of tea but still very creative. The third show for the day was Hunkydory and the collection was very girly and glamours,which I like. The inspiration for this collection is from 70´s and 80´s music industry but with a glint of romance.  The last show for the day was Army of me, a brand for men who wishes to be different and stand out from the crowed, and trust me, with a garment of Army of me, they are succeeding.

Overall I had a great first day!

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BYE BUT NOT FAREWELL

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So my time in Colombia has come to an end and tomorrow we leave for Sweden.
The last few weeks in Colombia, I have been at the country side, near the town Garzon and I compare my time in Garzon as a rehab. Why you may think and the reasons is me being far away from the civilisation, Internet and people that can speak English. But I must say that the countryside (or as I called it, the jungle, it was actually only 5km from the nearest town) and the house I lived in was truly magical and relaxing. The villa had a huge garden with beautiful exotic flowers in all different colours, shape and trees with fruits ready to be picked! From the beginning it felt really good to be near the nature (which I’m not used) and when I wasn’t working, I was hanging by the pool sunbathing, reading novels or walking in the small river just by the villa.

But even the paradise feels ordinary after some time and I must admit, after about a week, I was seriously start to freak out. The city girl inside me couldn’t enjoy the magical nature anymore and all I could think about was to be in the city. The jungle felt like a prison and the key to my freedom was to be charming and sweet talk to someone at the villa so they could drive me to Garzon. Anyways It felt amazing after being trapped in a 10 hours bumpy ride ( I honestly nearly fell off my chair a few times) to Bogota, Colombia’s capital city. Today me and Caroline (my co-worker) hired a taximan who drove us around Bogota and finally we were able to ” Do Bogota”. We visited some historical places like Candelaria. We also enjoyed strolling around at Fernando Botero museum (I think that was the name of the museum) and afterwards, we went shopping! Here is some pics of today activities. Bye for now ;)

Xxx
Tara

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THE COLOMBIAN STREET STYLE

The Colombian street style is very different from the “usual” fashion I’m used to, specially in Florencia where I’m located at the moment. It appears that the hottest trend in Colombia for the moment is to wear extremely tight jeans and match it with a tight top, I call it the tight- tight trend. This tight outfit is worn with flip flops and don’t get me wrong, its not the usual flip flops ppls usually wears at the beach. The footwear trend is high heel flip flops and comes in different colours. I’m still in shock how the Colombian ladies ride their Vespa and motorcycle in these shoes! I barely are able to ride my bike in 10 minutes wearing high heels without falling down. I’m not very fond if this tight-tight trend and the reason is simple, I’m a huge fan of wearing more loose clothing and all of my tops and T-shirts is in size 42 or 44 when my actual size is 34-36! I’m a more of a tight-loose kind of girl.

Now, to the men’s fashion. Most Colombian men I have seen, is stuck and still loving (and rocking) the 80’s fashion and all the trends the 80’s had to offer, inclusive the mullet haircut. The teenagers and others, more modern Colombian men, regardless weather, has the classical look, which means (according to me) combining a simple T-shirt with a pair of jeans.

The more trendy Colombians has dumped the tight-tight outfits and the 80’s mullet ( thank God) and looks like this:

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