5 for Friday

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Well, it’s more like 5 for Friday times 2 ! 🙂 I’m bringing you 12 photos from my Instagram feed which I have picked out to show you what I’ve been up to lately and how I see the world around me on daily basis. If you haven’t followed me yet on Instagram, do take a look, you might like what you see and you get to as well be part of my little Universum which I embrace open mindedly each day.

Tai paremminkin 5 asiaa Perjantaille kertaa kaksi ! 🙂 Näytän teille 12 valokuvaa minun Instagram profiililta. Jotka olen valinnut näyttääkseni teille, että mitä olen puuhastellut viime aikoina. Ja kuinka näen maailman ympärilläni päivittäin. Jos et vielä seuraa minun profiiliani, niin käy vilkaisemassa. Sillä saatat pitää näkemästäsi. Ja pääset mukaan minun pikku Universumiini. Jota syleilen päivittäin avoimin mielin.

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Visit Helsinki: Roster

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I’ve been eagerly waiting to present you the new, hottest and most awaited opening of a restaurant in Helsinki’s food scene – Roster! In my “Visit Helsinki” section, I’m happy to write about this “newborn” but don’t be fooled, it’s partially owned by big chain of great restaurants “Royal Ravintolat” and is ran by three skilled, passionate and with a long careers in their pockets, chefs Kari Aihinen, Olli Kolu and Burt Kotkavuori, all originating from a fine dining, one of the longest standing kitchens of Savoy restaurant. Let’s not forget to mention Mr.Boss – Paul Hickman, overlooking everything and equally putting in as much love and dedication.

Olen odottanut malttamattomana sitä hetkeä että saan esitellä teille tämän uuden, hotin ja todella odotetun Helsinkiläisen ruoka skene tulokkaan, Rosterin! Olen niin iloinen saadessani esitellä teille tämän tulokkaan minun Visit Helsinki sarjassani. Mutta älkää antako tulokas sanan hämätä. Sillä sen omistaa osittain iso ketju nimeltään Royal Ravintolat. Ja sitä pyörittävät kolme taitavaa, suuren intohimon omaavaa ja jo pitkän uran tehnyttä henkilöä. Keittiömestari Kari Aihinen, Olli Kolu ja Burt Kotkavuori. Jotka kaikki tulevat yhdestä Helsingin vanhimmasta fine dining ravintolasta Savoysta. Unohtamatta Herra Pomoa Paul Hickmania. Joka valvoo koko ravintolan toimintaa, antaen yhtälailla rakkautta ja omistautuneisuutta tähän projektiin.

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Patched up

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Patches are very popular this season! I have seen denim, camo and bomber jackets in stores and online which have some really cute and cool patches on them. I simply couldn’t pass on getting this bomber jacket, mostly because of the patch on the back that says “dream”. Yes… I’m a dreamer… Patched up one!

Hihamerkit ovat tämän kauden trendi. Olen nähnyt vaatekaupoissa tai nettikaupoissa farkku-, camo- ja pilottitakkeja, joihin on ommeltu nättejä ja makeita hihamerkkejä. En malttanut olla hankkimatta tätä pilottitakkia, lähinnä sen selässä olevan Dreamer (uneksija) merkin takia. Kyllä…olen uneksija…paikattu uneksija.

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5 tips for Summer festivals

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Summer is my most favourite time of the year! Surprise, surprise, that was SO hard to predict. 😀 Ever since I was little, I was living for Summer and everything that comes with it, endless sunshine, happy times at the beach, swimming my heart out in the sea, eating tons of ice cream and just being carefree.

Kesä on minun suosikki vuoden aika. Ylläty, yllätys, olipa vaikea arvata 🙂 Olen ihan pienestä pitäen elänyt kesälle ja kaikkeen mikä siihen liittyy. Loputon auringonpaiste, iloisia hetkiä rannalla, estoton meressä uiminen, jäätelön syöminen litra kaupalla ja huoleton fiilis.

One of the reasons why I’ve been loving Summer even more as I was growing older was ( and still is ) all of the happenings that seem to happen many times a week, every week, through the whole Summer. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with so many interesting events to go to and so many amazing Summer festivals to check out.

Yksi syy minkä takia aloin rakastamaan kesää vielä enemmän kasvettuani oli (ja on vieläkin) lukemattomien kesätapahtumien määrä. Useana päivänä viikossa, joka viikko ja ihan koko kesän ajan. Lukemattomien tapahtumien ja festivaalien määrä joihin pitäisi mennä, tekee minuun suuren vaikutuksen.

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Visit Helsinki: Gaijin

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I might have been an “outsider” ( translation of Gaijin ) to Gaijin when I have visited it last year, but this time around I knew what I could expect from a long standing Asian fusion kitchen and still one of the top choices in Helsinki to go for a private dining or special occasion one. I was very eager to come back to Gaijin and try the highlights from the new menu.

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CLUSE watches

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I’m 28 and am only 3 months away from my 29th birthday. I can honestly say that I’m excited to start the last year of my 20s. I’m loving the woman I’m becoming and I’m loving the outlook on life I’ve been carving by collecting all of the ups and downs, learning about my weaknesses and recognising my strengths… I don’t know why is everybody making a big deal about 30s because I can’t wait for my 30s and all of the smarts and confidence that come with them.

Olen 28 vuotias ja 3 kuukauden päässä 29 vuotis synttäreistäni. Ja voin rehellisesti sanoa että olen innoissani siitä että viimeinen vuosi on alkamassa ennen kolmekyppisiäni. Rakastan sitä naista joksi minä olen muuttumassa. Ja rakastan sitä elämänkatsomusta jota olen veistämässä itselleni keräämällä ylä- ja alamäkiä matkallani. Opin ymmärtämään heikkouteni ja vahvuuteni… En oikeen ymmärrä sitä että miksi kaikki tekevät siitä niin suuren numeron että täyttää kolmekymmentä. Maltan tuskin odottaa sitä hetkeä ja sitä viisautta ja itsevarmuutta jonka se tuo mukanaan.

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5 Instagram pointers

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Hello my dear readers and happy Friday! I’ve been thinking about putting up a bit different type of post. My favourite and most used app on my iPhone is def. Instagram and I update my profile 4-5 times per day. I’m nowhere near the girls who have 100k or so followers, but I believe that many of us can’t relate with those profiles to start with, so from my humble but real point of view, I’d like to share some Instagram tips and pointers with you. Please mind that I’m talking only about organic, self brought traffic to an Instagram profile. There’re no payed companies that manage my account nor did I buy any followers and likes. After clearing this out, let’s start with the pointers:

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Visit Helsinki: Yume love

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There is a saying that love goes through stomach. I can absolutely confess that I did let my heart skip a beat or two each time I ate great food. I’m thankful for being able to explore different cuisines and restaurants in the past and esp. throughout the last year. I could have never believed that I could fall for some food so much that I just had to keep on coming back over and over again for more. 🙂

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Introverted extrovert

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I grew up in a small village, while that was a blessing because I was protected at all times and I had a huge freedom of living a carefree childhood, playing for as long as I wanted outdoors, hiding in the forest, just sitting by the sea for an hour or even staying at my friend’s place over for lunch without having to inform my family about it ( there was no cellphones but only phones and after only few phone calls around, my parents would know where I was at ). To some extent, growing up in such a small and closed community, it was a bit of problem for me later on in my life. I was scared of being introduced to new people or go out in a big group of people.

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Visit Helsinki: Bronda

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In my newest post of “Visit Helsinki” cycle of articles, I’m bringing you a full-on review of restaurant Bronda! I did write about this same restaurant a little bit less than a year ago and you can read about it here in case you’ve missed it.

Unlike the 1st time, this time around we’ve been testing out Bronda as a lunch spot and it’s set lunch menu with vegan options too. Even though, it’s not pointed out on Bronda’s website, they do serve vegetarian and vegan options as well as a set menu during lunchtime too. You can either call them in advance and pre-order your vegan/ vegetarian options or you can just walk in and let them surprise you. They’re very skilled personnel, in the kitchen as chefs and as a very friendly and quick service.

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