¡Vamos A La Playa!

Neon Umbrellas by Gray Malin.

GLOBETROTTERS, listen up! 

I need your advice. Where to go for Christmas and New Years? My nephew will only be a year by then so we don't want to go too far. Still we want summer temperature and to stay in a private house or flat near the beach. First we looked at Gran Canaria, but it seems a bit hard to find a nice accommodation to a reasonable price so now I'm about to check Lanzarote instead. Puh! It really takes a lot of time planning a trip for 7 people... 

Where have you been? What is your experiences and recommendations? 

Or maybe YOU (or someone you know) rent out a place?

Crystal Cuff

Minimalistic jewelry has always been my favorite. It goes so well with almost everything in your closet, adding just that little extra sparkle and personality to the rest of your outfit.

Crystal cuff from HERE and another stunner HERE.

¡Adios Allergy!

Raquel Zimmermann for Alexander McQueen's Spring 2013 campaign shot by David Sims.

Spring is around the corner and I couldn't be more happy! Though I thought I should give a friendly reminder to all of you who nearly use to scratch their eyes out and can't make that nose stop running at this time of the year – 

Start having your honey! 

I have done this for quite some years now and it really works! It's such a relief to be able to enjoy the spring without being tired and a total mess.

Raw locally produced honey is a pure and simple saviour if you suffer from pollen allergy. No more sneeze thanks to bees. Could it be more wonderful? 

I've written about this before so read more HERE on how you do.

Happy spring! xx

Prep In Pastels

Pre-grocery shopping, mentally preparing myself for the cold. Let it be over soon...

Wearing an old wool/cashmere coat from H&M  –  Cashmere sweater from H&M  –  Jeans from FILIPPA K  –  Sneakers from ADIDAS.

Passion For Pink

Hello Monday! Is it just me loving this first day of the week? It always makes me feel so excited and full of energy, ready to tackle both work and my to-do list.

This week I'm getting that thumb out and finally order these two lip thingies from ILIA. I really love a classic red lip and doesn't want to comprise on the quality, which in my case means natural and non toxic ingredients. This brand does live up to my standards so I'm looking forward to try them out.

 And speaking of trying out... Ok, sorry for the silly choice of words now, but can you imagine my shock when my bf (even more silly that it was him of everyone) who told me there was a new YSL mascara out! The Shock, it's called and apparently it's said to be even better(!) than the original The Shocking. Love its black and rosé pink packaging and can't wait to try this one either. Guess it's the first time I'm happy I'm running out of mascara, haha.

Loved by women all over for his iconic perfumes, Narciso Rodriguez just recently launched a new perfume to his sought-after collection – Fleur Musc and as the name tells, I predict this can be a real joy for the nose!

Oh, and pink in general... I've fallen completely in love with this color. Somehow it makes me so happy. It's even so serious that I've been considering painting a few walls in this color! And scrolling through the style star Linn Eklund's Instagram feed makes my heart skip even further. Check out to see yourself. Time will tell if I'm brave enough to buy that bucket...

Hot Hero

If you follow me on Instagram (@saemlstaint) you might have seen my latest post of what I'm up to this week? Well, if not I've finally decided to bite the bullet and start cleaning out my closet. This time with no mercy, at all. It was a bit hard at first, putting away those things I have so many memories with. Yes, I'm pretty sentimental, but on the other hand it felt so refreshing when I once got going.

In the middle of all this chaos I realized how many shirts, jackets and pants I never bother to use. Not that I don't like them, quite the opposite, but for the simple reason of laziness and the fact that I don't bring out the iron and spend half an hour of my time to make these pieces decent and wearable. I frankly don't. And who really does, I wonder? Thinking of it makes me sad. It's crazy even. So, last night I promised myself (and all my fabric friends) – this has to end. I'm investing in a steamer!

Lately I've read and heard a lot of positive things about the Swedish company The Steamery. This is their travel steamer – a handheld hero ready to do its job in just 25 seconds! Small, light and easy to use. Just like I want it. So, once and for all; those unworn stunners gonna see the sunlight and I guess this white wonder is the one preparing them for their premiere!

Cirrus Handsteamer from THE STEAMERY.
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