Lifestyle, My Work

5 for Friday

November 4, 2016

Hah! What a quick change from just a week ago when I wrote about gloomy and rainy weather in my previous “5 for Friday” post!?! We got first snow in Helsinki and that marked Winter’s arrival! As if I wasn’t already unprepared for the cold weather, 1st snow got me by surprise and even though I had almost twice slipped and risked a bad fall on the ice, I do love the fact that the sky had cleared up, some sun came out and I got to see a proper daylight after a while…

Oh those small things in life that make a world of difference when they’re not “available”… You def. start appreciating them more when you have them, that’s why I adore Summer and long, bright days because I don’t get to have many of those due to living in North Europe.

I must say that I love writing those “favourites” post and a small summary of my week as it serves me almost like a mini diary and a reminder of highlights which have happened. This week was more calmer than previous couple of weeks and I loved having bit more time and space to breathe and catch up with the things I’ve been behind with.

It was a great day today and I was happy to finish my evening by visiting an in-store event at @andiataofficial and it was such a pleasure to meet this gorgeous and elegant lady @styleplaza ! #november #andiata #andiatastore #helsinki #shoppinginhelsinki #evening #events #entrepreneur #bloggersgetsocial #instagood #instadaily #instagram #onthego #womensfashion #photographer #photooftheday

Here’re my highlights / favourites of this week:


Back in October I’ve celebrated my birthday and thanks to my wonderful girlfriends, I got a gift card to use at a great Helsinki Day Spa. I have opted for their mind & body massage, a full body, relaxing massage which helped relieve some pain and stiffness I’ve been having in my spine and lover back as well as it made me all calm and “zen”. πŸ˜€ I took this massage on Monday and that was a crucial thing to start this week on a -love me- note.



I have been enjoying visits to showrooms/ PR agencies to check out the upcoming trends for S/S 2017. I feel that all of them have payed attention to detail in presenting their brands and clients in the best way possible. I have loved browsing through all the beautiful colors and fabrics for next Spring/ Summer. I know that we are just approaching Christmas and end of this year, so S/S is nowhere in the near sight, so I’m not going to start dreaming about it yet, but I am excited about the upcoming trends and already know what to expect in stores next year.

Some hearts are made differently... for they will always love and give more than they will ever be loved or get in return. #goodnight #nightpost #helsinki #myhelsinki #throughmyeyes #fromwhereistand #inspiration #walkwithme #followme #heartmatters #love #lovequotes #blue #bluesky #halloween #mondaymotivation #monday #photographer #photooftheday #instagood #instadaily #instagram #streetview


If the previous week was all about Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition at Helsinki Art Museum, this week is all about my excitement over Amedeo Modigliani‘s paintings being exhibited at Ateneum museum. I’m planning to dedicate an hour this weekend to check out his art work, as it will be the first time I’ll see those in person. Just like Kusama, but much before she was even born, Modigliani was a visionare, raising the bars, thinking outside the box and painting such works which weren’t understood or accepted in his time and just like it was case with many other big artists/ painters, he died poor, early and his work only became appreciated and much valued after his death. Portrait of Maude is my favourite piece, it’s so mysterious, moody and haunting…

I love #helsinkibynight !! City lights always inspire me as I find a certain kind of magic in them! #helsinki #visithelsinki #mycity #photographer #photooftheday #night #influencer #entrepreneur #instadaily #instagood #instagram #onthego #november #traveller #explore #inspire


Long and also fun talks with friends I’ve been having lately have proved to be such a therapeutic treatment! I’m so thankful for all of the sweet people that have entered my life in the past half a year and have brought so much joy and in over-all quality to my social life. I do have also a few, long time friends in Helsinki so when I mix it all up together, I get a group of fine, inspiring and unique personalities which match my yin with their yang. πŸ˜€ So thank you my dear friends for making me think, smile, laugh, get inspired and humbled by your company, you know who you are!

That was a delicious #starter #starterdish at @pastishelsinki ! Read all about their Fall/Winter menu tomorrow on the blog. #photooftheday #photographer #foodphotography #flatlay #lunch #fromwhereistand #followme #instafood #instagood #instadaily #delicious #cheese #beets #red #colorful #inspiring #goodfood #foodie #igdaily #igers #entrepreneur #influencer #pastis #helsinkirestaurants #heleats


In the sea of 1 million cookbooks, kitchen/ healthy life/ food gurus, my favourite, after all these years still remains Deb from Smitten Kitchen. I just adore her recipes, homemade food very close to my personal preferences when it comes to cooking AND eating. πŸ˜€ I love to cook at home and her recipes, I dare to say all of them have been a bullet proof, crowd pleaser ones. I always have the urge to twist all of the recipes a little bit and give them my personal touch but I must say that I can’t get enough of Deb’s roasted cauliflowerΒ , indian spiced soupΒ and roasted yams and chickpeasΒ ; they’re perfect Fall comfort foods and very healthy too.

Have a fantastic weekend everybody!

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." #entrepreneur #influencer #heartmatters #girl #selfie #red #lipstick #pearls #necklace #andiata #memyselfandi #instaselfie #instagood #instagram #instadaily #goodmood #positivevibes #feelings #instaquote



"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." #quotes #quotestoliveby #life #lifeis #instagood #instadaily #instagram #inspiring #followme #walkwithme #photographer #photooftheday #helsinki #visithelsinki #mycity #fromwhereistand #buildings #november

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  • Reply a trendy life November 4, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Great post! You look so so pretty! Kisses

  • Reply Jo November 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Gosh! Is it Friday again. I am suffering jet lag still, having to put the clock back.
    I’m envious that you are visiting a Modigliani exhibition. Would love to know how you get on.

  • Reply Jiya November 4, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    It seems great. Love all the pictures and those shoes look so cool πŸ™‚ Lovely post dear!

  • Reply Marta November 4, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    I wish we had snow here! In the south of Europe we’ve been having such hot weather…

    • Reply natali karppinen November 4, 2016 at 10:44 PM

      Oh Marta, lets switch for a few days, I could use some hot weather now. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Adeline Longer November 4, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Great post and great life, dear!

    My sweet paradise blog I Bloglovin’

  • Reply Fabrizia November 4, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    I totally understand why your mind and body massage is at the first place!
    Fabrizia – Cosa Mi Metto???

  • Reply Daria November 4, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Such a nice post!!!



  • Reply Kit November 5, 2016 at 12:19 AM

    Sounds like you had a great and eventful week πŸ™‚


  • Reply diana November 5, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    looks like a busy but fun few days! have a nice weekend xx

  • Reply Nada November 5, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    beautiful photos πŸ™‚

  • Reply Neisha November 5, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    Pictures, places, your lipstick. You could not be more perfect. Thanks to you I’ll be trying Smitten Kitchen’s recipes.

    • Reply natali karppinen November 7, 2016 at 9:40 PM

      Awww, thank you so much and I’m happy that you will test Smitten Kitchen!

  • Reply Amy Arnold November 6, 2016 at 4:31 AM

    I cannot believe you already got your first snow, wow! Your massage sounds great. And how fun to visit some of the showrooms.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Ricarda November 6, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Great collection of moments my dear. The massage sounds really good, I hope your next week will be just as lovely!

    Ricarda from CATS & DOGS:

    • Reply natali karppinen November 7, 2016 at 9:41 PM

      Thank you so much sweetie! I hope so too and I’m wishing you an amazing week ahead!

  • Reply Toks November 6, 2016 at 10:14 PM

    Lovely photos. You look so beautiful. xoxoxo

  • Reply Laura November 6, 2016 at 11:42 PM

    I love this post! Such pretty photographs πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kelsey Bang November 7, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    what a fun adventure! those bunny shoes rock!

  • Reply Danny November 7, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    How cold is it in Helsinki this days? I’ve been there in summer and it was already cold back than, so I can’t really imagine.
    But I totally adore that footwear from the top picture, it’s so pretty and cute, helps you get trough winter πŸ™‚

    xx, wish you another great week πŸ˜€

    • Reply natali karppinen November 7, 2016 at 9:43 PM

      Yes, it’s been now really cold, even though the temp haven’t been that low, the cold wind is what makes me feel as if I was in the middle of the Winter, not in the beginning of November. :O

  • Reply bonjour Chiara November 7, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    It looks you had a busy but absolutely gorgeous weekend!!

  • Reply Lorna November 17, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Those shoes are so cool! I know how you feel about the weather though, it’s been hideous here!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  • Reply Jecky November 23, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Need this croissant now!!

    XX from Germany
    Want Get Repeat

  • Reply Tania Sarin January 17, 2017 at 5:52 AM

    love this post! xx

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