Monday, March 19, 2012

Our Weekend Trip to Helsinki

Hey lovelies!

How was your weekend like? Where did you go, what did you do, did you meet amazing people? :)

Like you might have read from the previous posts, I was in Helsinki the whole weekend, visiting my fiance's uncle. He lives alone so we love to go and spend some time with him every once in a while. And I must say, he's pretty cool. So, this post is all about our weekend trip. (Outfit and nails can be found from the very bottom of this post, along with my weekend haul.)

We started our trip on Friday night, on 8pm or something like that. The drive from Tampere to Helsinki is somewhat 2 hours, so it's an easy trip. At least, for a someone like me who's used to travel in car even very long distances for as long as I can remember.

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Picture above is what you get when trying to "just quickly take a photo" from a moving vehicle...

Needless to say, our Friday was just about traveling. Saturday, on the other hand, was completely for shopping, eating and having a fabulous time. Which we sure did.

Helsinki was showing its foggy side that day, which I was kinda glad about because I had too thick coat with me the whole trip. But I hoped I could take at least somewhat nice pictures for you all. So here's a little sneak peek of the city of Helsinki:

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 Like I told, foggy. It's around 11am here, even though I think it looks more like 8am.

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Helsinki railway station. One of the buildings that are most easy to recognize in Helsinki. I really like the architecture of it, and will take better pictures of it on Summer. :)

We didn't eat too big of a breakfast, and very soon after we hit the shops, my fiance said he was starving. So I promised he can pick a place and I'd buy him a brunch. (He's adorable enough to get super happy about little things like that ♥)

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My not-too-glamorous brunch. But hey, it was a smoked salmon baguette. :D

We spent 5-6 hours walking around shops of Helsinki, and I was really proud of myself for only buying 4 things. Yes, girls, I'm serious. I have finally found my self-control, and I couldn't be more proud. :D

Anyway, moving on.

At Saturday night, we and uncle decided to eat out on a Japanese restaurant called Koto. They have amazing food, fantastic staff and an inspiring decor. I'm still a bit unsure of myself with my camera, and I try to take my pictures in a way that it doesn't disturb anyone. So, I don't know, tell me if my photos are uninspiring or something. :D
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Who would't want to eat here?

I think I haven't told you yet, but I have this thing about origamis. I think they're super adorable, and I love absolutely any place that has them as a decoration. As a kid, I used to know like three shapes by heart, and made them a lot. (Ladies and gentlemen, that's called "only-child-syndrome". It's totally harmless.)

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This charming detail was right next to our table.

Now here's a place where there should be a picture of an amazing portion of sushi. We all know there's none. Why?

Because this blogger here has an addiction to sushi. I literally forget everything else when getting some sushi in front of me. I had put my camera into my bag while waiting the food, and then, it just stayed there. Halfway through my food I finally gained back my sense and realized I'd forgotten something important. Oh, well. 

It was delicious, anyway.

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A dessert, orange-white wine sorbet. ♥

I can't really tell you how tasty this little treat was... Give me anything with white wine in it, and I'll love it. (Oops, I think that sounded bad... All the readers under the age, let me assure you, I'm 21 years already, so I'm allowed to have my wine ;))

On Sunday, I got a wake-up call from Formula 1 cars. My fiance is a huge fan of the sport, and watches every race, so he was easily up when the time was to start the show (7am). I, on the other hand, had been up until 2am, talking to few friends on FB chat. So, I was not too energetic even though I enjoy my F1 as much as anyone. But I kinda watched through the GP half sleeping... 

I'll be a better girlfriend next weekend.

Later, we had a late lunch in a little restaurant called Britannia (Britain). Once again I liked the decor, even though (or maybe because) it reminded me of pubs.

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Is it totally weird that I find this charming?

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If I had a super big house with a basement, I'd totally make it into a bar like this (without the random people, of course). How awesome would that be?

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A small meal for my man ♥ (I could never eat that much on one meal, I'd explode.)

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My grilled steak with veggies and fries. Loved it.

We headed back home a little after we had finished our meal, and that was the end of that lovely little trip. I had two very different outfits for the weekend, and on this post, I'm showing you the first of them.

Outfit of the day

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Blazer: H&M
Top: H&M
Shorts: SpiritStore
Tights: Pieces (Only)
Boots: Tunnelin Kenkä
Necklace: H&M
Earrings: Seppälä

This is what I considered as a great outfit for shopping and eating out, and as I am eager to take out all my Summer clothes already, I was once again layering with shorts. I love these denim shorts to bits, just because of their stud detailing. As the outfit was pretty simple, I thought adding a couple of statement accessories would make it totally fabulous. For me, it looks cool.

What are your thoughts? 

Then, to my mini haul. I was a bit surprised myself that I didn't manage to spend more money while shopping. Usually my shopping ends up with a lot of bags and a pretty empty wallet. But not this time, which I consider a good thing. :)

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A pair of shoes from SpiritStore (that's right, I have the exact same shoes in brown, as well), a floral bracelet from JC, mint shorts from Zara, and a wallet from Accessorize.

I had been looking for a new wallet for a while now, and was super glad to find a perfect one this weekend. The other ones weren't as crucial, but totally something I can build outfits around. :)

With my nails, I was feeling like going pink this time. So, this is what I came up with:

Manicure of the day

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A kind of half-and-half manicure with two totally different pink shades. I used Mavala nail polishes 75 Miami, and Stockholm. To add some bling, I finished it off with the Make Up Store polish 002 Asun Sparkling.

What do you think of this one?

So, kind of a long post this time, sorry if it's too long. I just couldn't figure out a smart place to cut this, so I posted all I had. Except the another outfit. 

I hope your week will be starting amazingly!

Blog ya later, 

xoxo

Johanna

Ps. Did you notice the new "Awards" page? ;)

44 comments:

  1. Cute outfit! I love the pops of pink! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you love, pink is the best, right? ;)

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  2. looks like you guys had a great day! and yumm that food looks divine

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    1. We sure had :) The food was divine, as well :)

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  3. GREAT outfit!!!!! Love the shorts

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    1. It looks like you had a great time! love all the pics,the goodies you bought,that dessert look so yummy and you look amazing as always!

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  4. That is really awesome! I've always wanted to see pictures of Helsinki and now idea of the fog! The japanese restaurant and the bar are cool and I like your new shorts :)

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    1. Thank you Bessie, that's s sweet :) I'll be posting more of these later this year ;)

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  5. I know you said it wasn't fancy, but I would love to have lox right now! in a sammie? heck yes!

    I love your outfit, Johanna. The layering is just brilliant. and your mani mish mash of polishes looks cute!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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    1. Thanks love ♥ It wasn't fancy, but usually anything with salmon in it is just delicious :)

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  6. Looks like a fun weekend trip! I love your boots and earrings!

    And smoke salmon is my FAVE!

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  7. LOVE the shorts and the earrings. Such a fun trip. Fabulous post, love. Thank you so much for sharing. I have a new outfit post all about giving back through fashion. Love to hear your thoughts. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, dear :) I loved that post, so anyone reading this, go check Anna's blog out. ;)

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  8. Sounds like a great weekend and Helsinki looks like a great city. I'm currently in love with sushi as well!
    Love your outfit as well. The blazer and boots look so great. Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you Sherin :) Helsinki is a city I think anyone should visit once. Or many times, just as desired.

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  9. This post has made me sooo hungry, looks yummy!

    Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  10. Oi, aivan ihanat kynnet ja täydellinen väritys niissä :)

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  11. Helsinki looks beautiful! I want to visit different places around the world so badly. I love traveling! My fiance has family in England, but we have yet to make it over there.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
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    1. I'm sure you'll get there - and maybe you could visit Finland on the same trip ;)

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  12. Love those shorts you bought and the wedges of course. Also your earrings are so cute!!

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  13. Johanna! You guys had an awesome time in helsinki. Isn't it great just to get away and see different things? Love the food pics and your outfits are always so much fun and unique. I love them. LOVE you girl! I'm an only child. So I definitely know what you mean. It's been foggy here too. That's usually a sign of a warm day. hahaha It's always challenging to take photos in a restaurant. You did an amazing job.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thank you Kim, you're always so fantastic! ♥

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  14. It looks like you had an amazing time in Helsinki! The pictures are fabulous-and I love your striped top!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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    1. Thanks Erin :) I was so happy to find that top after a long while from my closet :D

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  15. Omg that food looks beyond yummy! I'm loving your blog girl, I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch. I love discovering new blogs!

    Sarah xoxo
    http://pandorasboxblog.com

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I'll be sure to return the favour :)

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  16. looks like a great weekend! i traveled last weekend too =)

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    1. Really? Where did you go? :)

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    2. in our province..lots of nature loving!

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  17. Härlig helg du verkar ha haft! Många fina bilder! Känns som att jag blev hungrig av alla mat bilder ;)

    Tusen tack för komplimangen! Vad gulligt av dig!!!

    Gillar verkligen dina nya mintgröna shorts!

    Stop by soon again!

    X
    /L from Sweden

    http://isbla.blogspot.com

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    1. Tack så mycket, Linda! Du är väldigt vänlig ♥

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  18. OMG!!!! delicious food and very cool trip! Those boots are amazing

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  19. greas photos dear!love your blue shorts and your nails!!
    xoxo=)

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  20. Wow, these photos are so beautiful, they make me want to jump on a plane and go see Helsinki for myself :) Very tempting!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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    1. Well, I think you should see Helsinki. It's a very lovely city, with loads to see :)

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