Pour Filles

by Sofia   -   in Shopping

If you have a young lady in your life looking for her first real perfume then I think this might be it, without even having sniffed it. It just looks very feminine and sounds like a classic rose scent which I am a fan of. Instead of turning in to sweet candy scented perfumes named after pop stars. This is not in the same category as the Minoit my pre-teen spritzes over her hair but for young women.


I remember some of my first real perfumes my mom bought me. I think I was 13 and Thierry Mugler had come out with Angel not long before and my mom happened to be Christmas shopping in Paris with her friend when they had a whole big campaign for it. She picked up the whole lot for me for Christmas that year. A thick body cream in a large glass jar, the perfume in it´s blue star shaped bottle and even these lovely light blue flakes that were a bath product. They were all wrapped in pretty light blue silk paper and paper bags. It was a whole thing and I loved it. I have kept the bottle as a memento and I might even have the paperbag somewhere with my other treasured memories. Angel is perhaps not the most subtle scent on the market, it was the first ever gourmand perfume, but I used it even during the day. At the time I think it was not available in Finland at first so it was all the more special as I was the only one wearing it in my school. Now it is obviously available all over as it has been a “few” years since it´s launch… But that first perfume can be a thing to remember and this one from Aerin looks like a lovely choice. And something I honestly feel I might even want to wear. The only thing is that Aering does not ship internationally and I have not seen it on Net-a-Porter yet, although it was launched yesterday so I think I have to give it a minute, nor am I sure it will be sold in Helsinki at Stockmann that stocks some other perfumes of Aerin but little anything else. Let´s hope we can all travel soon to find these little treasures that catch our eye.

Have a lovely day,


p.s. I liked and used plenty of different scents as a young adult but one I used for years in my twenties was Romance by Ralph Lauren. It was my signature scent and I´m pretty sure I was not at all unique in that. Anyone else? It´s quite a basic fragrance but I´m sure I would still love it´s shower fresh scent. I think I might have to go sniff it somewhere. And I still like their often black and white advertisements.


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Hyvää viikonloppua

by Sofia   -   in Featured  Interior design

Toivottavasti sinulla on hyvä viikko takana! Tämä viikko oli selkeästi parempi kuin edellinen. Sain hyviä, huojentavia uutisia ja tein myös päätöksen henkilökohtaisella tasolla. En enää aio pyydellä anteeksi ihmisiltä asioita joista minun ei oikeastaan ole mitään syytä anteeksi pyytääkään. Huomaan tekeväni sitä vain jotta kenelläkään ei olisi paha mieli, mutta lopputuloksena sitten itselläni on. Eihän siinä ole tietenkään mitään järkeä. Moni muukin miellyttäjäluonne varmaan samaistuu tähän ajatukseen. Anteeksi pyytäminen silloin kuin siihen on aihetta on erinomainen taito, mutta turhasta pahoittelu on juurikin sitä, ihan turhaa.

Onnen aiheita tälle viikolle ovat keltaiset leikkonarsissit jotka löysin ruokakaupasta. Ne ovat kevään klassikot ja rakastan niitä vaikka en muuten niin keltaisesta välitäkään. Miten ne piristävätkään vaaleata keittiötäni valkoisessa posliini kannussa. Oi ihanuus! Ulkona paistaa muutenkin perjantain kunniaksi aurinko. Täällä pyykkikone vielä vähän hurisee, mutta kohta sekin saa hiljentyä viikonlopun viettoon. Leivoin viime viikonloppuna key lime piirakan mieheni syntymäpäivän kunniaksi ja siitä tuli niin hyvää, että teen tänään uuden ihan vain saadakseni kuvattua sen blogiin ja teille reseptin. Toivottavasti se nyt onnistuu uudestaa yhtä hyvin.

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by Sofia   -   in Interior design  Shopping

Sometimes happiness is finding something super extravagant and special to your home. Sometimes it comes in the form of a good old classic and some necessities. My friend Susanna reminded me of the Zara home collection and it is pretty good at the moment.  They have great old fashioned household items that I have not seen, or noticed before. But this time I ordered something I really needed. I love a good old hemstitched anything. These white coasters are as classic as they come and as we have marble countertops in the kitchen we are always urging everyone to use one in our house. I ordered twelve as I am looking forward to a better time when I can invite people to my home again and I am adamant to serve cocktails with pretty coasters. I also got a few place mats for the kitchen island as my girls have their breakfast there on week mornings and yet again we like to cover the marble with a little something. These look so fresh.





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