Friday, November 21, 2014

Trip to Porvoo ♥

Hello my lovelies!

How are you all today? ♥ I just started my weekend today (it's pretty amazing to have Friday off!) and I thought I'd finally post the pictures of our Porvoo trip here. It's been a month since we were there, but due Halloween and all sorts of hectic times at school, I haven't been able to use time to pick the photos and adjust the colors and all. You know how it is. ;)

Anyway, because I don't want to make an overly long post, let's get to the pictures, shall we? I was travelling with my man and my parents, and this was kinda ex tempore trip as my mom only asked us to go few days earlier. My dad had a business trip, and the rest of us didn't have any plans for the days, so it was perfect timing.

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A picture of our hotel room at the Kumpeli Spa in Heinola, where we stayed the night. And below, pictures of our dinner the night we arrived:

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Delicious dessert drink, kind of a hot chocolate version of Irish Coffee. Yummy! ♥

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Next morning, we had a big breakfast before getting into the car and driving to Porvoo. As you can again see, I just love, love, love my food. You gotta eat to stay healthy, right?

Now, to Porvoo. Porvoo is a relatively small city - or should I say town - kinda close to the capital Helsinki. I was born there, and have lived some years of my childhood there, so it will always have a place in my heart. The most beautiful thing about Porvoo is absolutely the old part of the town, by the river. It has amazing wooden houses and beautiful streets, and even though it was raining when we visited, you can (hopefully) see the beauty in these pictures.

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Riimikko is a toy shop me and my mom used to visit when I was a little girl. I have many beautiful memories from there, and I am so, so happy it is still up and running after all these years. They sell very cute and traditional stuff like card games, wooden toys, paper dolls and dollhouse decoration. I didn't dare to ask whether it would've been okay to take pictures, but if you ever visit Porvoo, go see this shop. It's magical.

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My outfit of the day, which is kinda very too layered, but it kept me warm and I liked it, so that's all that really matters.

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Jeans: Gina Tricot
Faux fur vest: secondhand
Leather jacket: H&M
Shoes: PUMA
Shirt: H&M
Scarf: Cubus
Beanie, Bag: gifts from my mom and dad

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We also went to this amazingly cute coffee shop called Café Helmi, and they sell so, so cute pastries in such a lovely, intimate setting. This is also a place I remember visiting when I was a little girl, and would love to show you pictures, but, it's not allowed to take photos in there. We figured it's because of the old pictures, paintings and stuff. But I didn't know that before taking this picture of our treats, so I think I will be a bit of a rebel and share it here. Rules are meant to be broken. Or, you know, something.

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I love the fact they have different gluten free options. Two of those, the smaller looking pieces, are both gluten free, which was perfect for me and mom as we are both eating gluten free. It's also so sweet that they serve the coffee in small pots and tea in adorable cups. If you love to really enjoy your coffee/tea/cake/etc., you must check them out. I totally get why mom has taken me there as a child. I wish I could show you the cake & treat display, because it is so totally cute!

After this, we went to few other shops, I got some nice little things and so on, but these are all the pictures I have for you today. I hope you enjoyed travelling with us today!

Let me know what you think about this post in the comments below! ♥

It's so perfect I decided to post this now, as my man is going on a pre-Christmas party trip with his co-workers tomorrow, leaving me all alone at home. Which is nice as I can play lame music and watch chick flicks all I want - but seriously I'd take travel over that any time. But, I do have my math book again, so... Not getting lonely, haha. I might also try to learn some video making again, taken that my laptop will be working with me. I'm itching to do a nail art video or something, if you have anything you'd like to see, feel free to tell me. But anyway, I'll talk to you again soon!

Have a lovely day ♥

8 comments:

  1. I have to say, my top 3 favorite things about traveling is food, shopping and sight seeing! That is really amazing that you captured the birds flying. That always amazes me.

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    1. They're pretty high up on my list as well! :) I got so lucky with the birds as I was photographing the buildings when I saw them, and I had my camera ready ♥

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  2. the hotel you stayed at looks cozy, and I agree about eating healthy! the place looks great! and haha nothing wrong playing lame music and watching chick flicks :D

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    1. It was so cozy, well worth staying in! I was very happy with my music and chick flicks, every girl needs some of that sometimes! ♥

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  3. Such a spicy post! I drooled over the breakfast plate and of course those coffee time treats. I have a vague memory of having been to the same café as a kid, too. Your outfit was the cutest. I have a similar faux fur vest that I love to rock at this time of the year.

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    1. Wow, that's cool to know! The café has been there for a long, long time, but that's no wonder because it's so amazing. Fur vests really are the best, I just need to learn to rock them in different ways ♥

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  4. I love travelling so much and these pictures just make me want to discover your beautiful birth place!
    I like your outfit too, warm and cozy!!

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    1. You should definitely visit Porvoo in summer, it's truly a beautiful town! ♥

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