May
19

Prologue online

by Sofia   -   in Random

If there has been one good thing about this situation then it´s all the lovely online shopping opportunities that have popped up. I live in the centre of Helsinki so when shops are actually open I like visiting the premises. But these are  good news to all who live further away as I´m pretty sure these keep on existing. One of my absolute favourite shops is Prologue ( you already know that). So now you can order their wonderful collection online.

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The Ciré Trudon scented candles are so elegant, both in scent and jar. My favourite scent is Manon, the scent of Parisian laundry maids in times passed. Fresh, clean linen, the scent of lavender, orange, soft soap & musk. It´s incredible. It smells clean and familiar at the same time. The Manon candle comes in the classic green jar not the white pictured.  And I have loved Astier Villatte for as long as I can remember. Their little boutique in Paris on Rue st Honorée is always on our list of places to visit, especially at Christmas time when they have the ornament pop up where you walk up the narrow creaky chairs. We bought Astier Villatte´s beautiful plates and put them on display in the kitchen. They truly are like pieces of art. I´m also dreaming of their gorgeous vases as most flowers actually look so much better in these than in class vases where the stems are visible. And the little accessories from their own Vlody collections are also on point. And we can´t live without our Holistic silk sleeping masks. Well we can, but my husband says he sleeps so much better with it as it really keeps all the light out.

This post is not a blog collaboration, although I did get a wonderful ” cheer up” package from the Prologue girls from their Vlody collection when the situation started. I´m just very desperate to keep these small businesses alive. I wish that when all this is over I can walk the streets of my favourite cities and still find my favourite shops, cafés and restaurants. The old institutions as well as all the little hidden gems that make the cities feel like mine.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Lattemamma

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May
15

Have a lovely weekend

by Sofia   -   in Random

Just wanted to pop by and wish you a wonderful weekend!

My computer was in the girls use last week and the beginning of this one as Cotton Candy´ broke. But now it´s all mine again as they are back to school and don´t need it for distance studies anymore. The girls were so excited to get back to school and to see their friends again. I have been very strict and they have only had each others company for a few months so I saw two very happy faces yesterday.

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May
8

Mamma

by Sofia   -   in Random

It´s mother´s day here on Sunday. For the first time probably ever in my life I can´t give my mom a hug. I will however bake her something and deliver it behind her door with a poem and a gift.DSC_0464-2

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Motherhood has been a little harder on most of us on this era of social distancing. It has given us time for our children but it has also stretched our nerves as everyone is living in their homes, seeing just their families, juggling school, cooking, cleaning and work. There are some great things that have come to us with this “guaranteed life” but I notice I also raise my voice more often than before as I get so annoyed about a few things. One of them being my kids quarrelling over petty things. I realise this situation is hard on them too and even if they are the best of friends most of the time, they do start to get on each others nerves. Another thing that I notice that annoys me, is that I feel like I´m doing a lot with them, and for them, an yet it never seems to be enough. They get bored, of course they do. It´s just us. At home. I let them bake, I organise art sessions, we go biking, we do mini spa´s and we do movie nights. We play games and we do this and that but still it seems ” We never do anything!”.

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