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Sunday cafe: Meet Toni

January 15, 2017

Welcome to the first “Sunday cafe” this year. I’m very happy to continue introducing you to the bunch of unique, inspiring and talented people and friends that I’m surrounded by which are fully “adopted” Finns as myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s an honor to start this Sunday’s cafe by introducing you to Toni! A gorgeous soul with the softest heart, toughest balls, impressive strength and will to never stop dreaming, creating and always find a way of how to fight through the hard times and come out the “other side” while never loosing graciousness in her moves and kindness in her words.

I met Toni almost a decade ago and ever since, we’ve been sharing ups and downs of our lives in Helsinki… Without any more rumbling, here is Toni:

What is your name and how young are you?ย 

Toni Marie Iommi, 33!

Family name, Italian. Full of color and a unique character.

My first name Toni is a boy/girl name all depending on the spelling. Toni with an “i” is for girls and Tony with “y” is for men. My fathers name is Tony too but with a “y” So we are Tony and Toni, we have nicknames at home to prevent concussion when our names are being called ๐Ÿ˜Š

When and why did you move to Finland and where?ย 

In 2008 I moved to Helsinki, I was living right in the heart of this beautiful city. I met a Finnish guy and within a short amount of time I found myself permanently living in Finland.
I’d say Finland is very different from my home town in the UK of course the language plays a huge part. I’ve become more shut off as a listener as I can’t understand what those around me are talking about.

What is your understanding/knowledge of Finnish language?

I do understand a little Finnish but still I struggle to keep up with the conversation. So I’ve adapted to this way of being and now save all my ear wig’n for my UK visits. ๐Ÿ˜€

What are the main differences between U.K. and Finland?

We in the UK are pretty talkative and like to talk and socialize.
In Finland I do feel the difference of character when it comes to “social talking” but I don’t mind, I still chit chat no matter if it’s welcomed or not, most of the time, it’s very much welcomed ๐Ÿ˜Š I love the space Finland has to offer. The U.K. feels over crowded and it can get a bit frustrating at times. So I really enjoy that part of Finland!

Name 3 things which you would bring with you to a deserted island.

3 things I’d take, that’s a bit difficult. First thing, would be moisturizer! If my hands and lips get dry, that drives me crazy!!! I hate that feeling! Same feeling you would get putting dry toilet paper in your mouth! Yuk! Second thing, booze because that can offer comfort in the most shitty’est of times!
Then last, I’d take my cat! We can hunt together and keep each other warm! Best company ever โค๏ธ

What is your favorite trip you’ve been to?ย 

My fav trip… Well, because I’m living in Finland my favorite trip is going back home to see my family and friends! I eat like crazy and laugh until it hurts! ๐Ÿ˜€ Nothing better then that!

What is your life motto?

Life motto: “Be a duck in the water.” I’m the duck and all the outside shit can just drop off just like the water does for the duck.
I have tough skin but I’m in no way hatful or wish any harm amongst others. I have seen pain and felt it too. It’s taken me years to find who am I! Finally I have reached that point! Trusting myself and believing in myself. Freedom ๐Ÿ˜Š

Favorite book / movie/ song:
Book – “Billy Goat Gruff”
Movie – ” The Labyrinth”

Song – Bangles “Walk Like An Egyptian”

Your favorite hobby?ย 

Love music- (listening to it, writing songs, singing)
Love watching movies, love eating good food, love animals and helping them in anyway I can, love laughing, love spending time with my friends, love talking!!!! ๐Ÿค—

*Check out Toni’s music via FaceBook @tonimarieiommiofficial.

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  • Reply Nada January 15, 2017 at 2:49 PM

    wonderful photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Lisa Autumn January 15, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    I loved the questions and getting to know your friend.. btw she is an absolutely stunning girl.. WOW!

    xx Lisa

    • Reply natali karppinen January 16, 2017 at 10:00 PM

      Thank you Lisa, yes she’s a wonderful girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Toks January 15, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Nice post. Happy Sunday. xoxoxo

  • Reply nat January 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    Firstly, Toni is gorgeous! She seems really cool

  • Reply Maria Jose Gomez January 15, 2017 at 10:03 PM

    Nice post and pic!!! Everything looks great

  • Reply Publicist in Pearls January 15, 2017 at 10:12 PM

    Such a great new addition to your blog!

    xo, Jennifer

  • Reply Erin January 16, 2017 at 2:22 AM

    Great getting to know your friend! xx, Erin –

  • Reply Kelsey Bang January 16, 2017 at 4:49 AM

    Toni is awesome! So fun to share the name with her dad!

    • Reply natali karppinen January 16, 2017 at 9:58 PM

      Thank you Kelsey, yes, it’s funny and unique. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Christine January 16, 2017 at 6:53 AM

    Your writing is lovely and photos so charming! Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply natali karppinen January 16, 2017 at 9:58 PM

      Thanks so much Christine, I’m happy to read that you like this.

  • Reply Anak Super January 16, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    nice post
    enjoy reading it

    lot of smile,
    Anak Super

  • Reply Laura Alagรถz January 16, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    The pictures make the place look like great place to have coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

    Pink Frenzy

  • Reply Eleanor January 16, 2017 at 8:55 PM

    Lovely interview! Amazing photos!

  • Reply Eva January 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    Lovely Toni Marie Iommi โค Great questions and answers a bliss to read and it would be a dream to have a cup of coffee with her and talk a lot like in the Gilmore girls tv show๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ‘

  • Reply Irina January 18, 2017 at 8:52 PM

    The post is wonterful! I am loving your blog:)

  • Reply sophie January 22, 2017 at 1:36 PM

    Beautiful Toni, such a lovely interview <3

    xoxo, Cool men fashion

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