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5 for Friday

February 17, 2017

Good Friday everybody! It’s the end of the working week and I must admit that I’m happy for the weekend to be here. This week was a very busy but thankfully, productive one. I didn’t sleep much, had still fights with my health issues but I did my best to block the stress as much as possible. Right now, I feel that my girl boss senses are “giving up” and I’m gonna embrace the laziness and indulge in some quality “me time” over the weekend. 

What are you up to? What are your plans for the weekend? Oh yes, I almost forgot… THANK YOU everybody so, so, so much for the overwhelming comments and compliments on my Pandora photoshoot and post. Each time I produce something, no matter how much I like the final outcome, I always need to get some sort of “approval” from the outer world, be it my friends and family or you, my dear readers. Thank you for making my whole week with your support! 🙂

I’m also happy to inform that I just got great news that I will continue collaborating with Pandora in the near future too, so expect more material to come soon. YEEE!!!

I’ll keep it short and sweet this Friday, so besides mini Instagram roundup, I’ll list my current 5 favourites:


I’ve been having the BIGGEST travel bug going on and can’t wait to get my wanderlust feet on the move. I’m planning on going for a short trip away in March, but I’m thorn between few destinations, London being one of them.

My favourite guide for anything London is def. TimeOut! From the restaurant and hotel suggestions to what to do and see in London on a certain month is where those guys rock out. 🙂


Spring is slowly but surely arriving and even my city, cold Helsinki was bathing in sunshine and warm temp. for a few days this week. I know that we’re only in middle of February but Spring feeling is in the air and I love it! I can’t but notice that all the display windows of different stores are filled with pinks, baby blues and flowers. 🙂

One of my favourite things to do in the Spring (if the weather is good) is to have a picnic at Suomenlinna island which is only a 15 minutes ride with the boat from the city centre.


As I have previously mentioned, gastro scene in Helsinki is at it’s best right now which is a very exciting moment for a true foodie like myself. All of my favourite restaurants are switching their Winter menus into Spring ones and I can’t wait to explore all of them, starting with Asian fusion heroes Gaijin and Yume next week. 🙂

What are your favourite places to go to? Which type of cuisine do you like the most?


Yep, it’s that time of the year when I “have nothing to wear” as nothing excites me from the pieces which are hanging in my closet. At this point I’m bored with all of my Winter wardrobe and since I do reuse my clothes and some pieces I’ve had for years, the struggle to come up with an interesting outfit is real. 😀

I’ve been browsing many online shops in search for nice, new additions to my wardrobe but everything I did click home is still waiting to be worn since the Spring is just not here yet and I would freeze wearing light materials like those are. Here are some items which I’ve been loving: Gucci loafers, Nike sneakers , Maje dress , Self Portrait dress and J.W.Anderson bag !


Something I LOVE but had no time for lately is reading. I’m a book worm and I LOVE reading books, the actual, physical ones. I have a whole closet filled with books. I’m about to get these two books HERE and HERE on my “must read” list for March!

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  • Reply Maribel Martin Ortiz February 17, 2017 at 1:17 PM

    Una maravilla de fotos!!! Preciosas!!

    el blog de renée

  • Reply Sincerely Miss J February 17, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    Beautiful photos!
    My plans for the weekend are to relax and have a good time. 🙂

    Sincerely Miss J

    • Reply natali karppinen February 17, 2017 at 2:37 PM

      Thanks so much! Sounds like you have a great weekend coming, enjoy it!

  • Reply Eleine February 17, 2017 at 2:51 PM

    Great photos dear!

  • Reply Mary Murnane February 17, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    I’m loving your favorites as well! Love these photos.


  • Reply alice February 17, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Your contents are always so cool!

    Alice Cerea

  • Reply Nada February 17, 2017 at 8:05 PM

    wonderful photos!

  • Reply Toks February 17, 2017 at 11:10 PM

    Beautiful pics as always. I’m off to London next week then on to Paris for PFW xoxoxo

    • Reply natali karppinen February 19, 2017 at 9:17 PM

      Thanks so much! Wow, you will def. travel a lot and have great fun! Enjoy!

  • Reply Zorica February 18, 2017 at 1:06 AM

    Your photo selection has a story…
    Love the content.

  • Reply Mara February 18, 2017 at 6:25 AM

    enjoy your weekend Natali!! Hopefully you can have some good me time 🙂 That’s the best!!

  • Reply Yvonne February 18, 2017 at 5:05 PM

    Lovely photos and I will be meeting up with friends for the weekend! Hope you are having a great day!
    xo Yvonne

    • Reply natali karppinen February 19, 2017 at 9:17 PM

      Sounds great! Hope that you had a fun weekend Yvonne!

  • Reply Eleanor February 18, 2017 at 10:08 PM

    Congratulations for collaborations with Pandora! Fabulous photos!

  • Reply Carolin February 19, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    Gorgeous pictures dear <3
    Especially the food looks amazing and soo tasty!

    Caro x

    • Reply natali karppinen February 19, 2017 at 9:16 PM

      Thank you very much Carolin and yes, both of those dishes from the photos were so delicious.

  • Reply Tia Teilli February 19, 2017 at 4:27 PM

    Beautiful photos! xx
    IG: @tiateilli

  • Reply HERRENDEZVOUS February 19, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    Lovely post!



  • Reply Elizabeth February 20, 2017 at 5:33 AM

    Great photos and cheers to the long weekend!


  • Reply anika February 22, 2017 at 3:17 AM

    Great post! All the food you ate looks so good~


  • Reply Sophie February 26, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Lovely photos, those sushi look yummy <3

    xoxo, SOphie

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