Monday, April 30, 2012

A DAY IN THE LIFE...

Grilling for lunch. Veggie kebabs and tomato-bell pepper-onion salad with balsamic vinaigrette. 
Hanging out at the "Man cave" watching Perfect Stranger.
Beautiful sunny day. View from our third floor guest room. We've been looking into renting one of those lofts in our backyard because they are the perfect size (1 bedroom+den)and perfect location and a little yard. They look a little like townhouses, but the building is actually an old warehouse converted into lofts. Very industrial chic inside.
Some new yogi jewelry.
And tons of hugs and kisses and love.
Hope you're having a great day!
Your beliefs become your destiny. - Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, April 27, 2012

WORK IN NYC

Walk to work
Fifth Avenue
Urban living. Tennis court on top of the garage (view from my old office)

Here's a little video I made about my commute to work. We live in the suburbs and most mornings I get a ride to work from my husband who works just four blocks away from me. Other mornings, when he is going in later than I am, I take the bus or the train. It's a really bumpy ride so I hope you don't get motion sickness while watching this. And please excuse my husband's language, he is one crazy aggressive driver. :)


Have a great weekend!!! I'm going here tonight and then it's time to get ready for Vappu celebration!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

MOVING ON

Some changes are coming this way. If you have "liked" me on Facebook you may have already heard the news that I quit my job I just started in December and yesterday was my last day. It was not the right fit for me. I learned few new interesting things that can help me in the future if I'm going through with the plan of having my own business, but the hours were just so long that I felt like I could enjoy life just two days a week (Sat & Sun). And that surely isn't enough. Things are also shaking up at my husband's job and hopefully within a month we know what happens with that so that we can make some real concrete plans about what to do and where to live. What will the future bring? Something good and fun. For sure. Just got to have faith.
"To have a friend and be a friend is what makes life worthwhile." ~Unknown

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

NATIVE AMERICANS

Last year while at the country side Pennsylvania during my birthday weekend we went to the Native American Museum and I found these amazing postcards that I'm going to frame one day and make a picture wall. One day.

SLOW LIVING

"Slow Living is the choice to live consciously with the goal of enhancing personal, community and environmental well being. Slow Living recognizes the role that time plays in shaping the quality of our lives. By slowing down we make time to savor our experiences and to connect more fully with others. The process of slowing down involves simplifying our lives and minimizing distractions so that we have more time and more energy to focus on what is meaningful and fulfilling. Slow Living addresses the desire to lead a more balanced life and to pursue a more holistic sense of well-being in the fullest sense of the word." Wikipedia

I used words slow living in my video "Essential ingredients of my life" because that is my goal to live my life by. I often just rush through days and don't connect to anybody or anything, don't see or pay too much attention to what's around me. That is not how I desire to go through life. It's time to slow down and connect with what's around. Starting tomorrow.

Monday, April 23, 2012

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL OUTFIT

Here's a really classy bathroom shot from Tribeca Cinemas. The dress I found from H&M last week and it was 20% off. Perfect for work as well.  Hope you all will have a great week! Happy Monday!

Friday, April 20, 2012

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL & BOOM BOOM ROOM WITH LUMENE

I've felt quite lucky lately with few things in my life going exactly where I had hoped them to go. Maybe because I cleansed my crystal during the last full moon. Who knows. I'd like to believe so. But whatever it is, I got lucky again when I won Lumene's Twitter contest and was invited to the Tribeca Film Festival's Billy Bates movie premiere at the Tribeca Cinemas and after party that was held at the exclusive Boom Boom Room located inside The Standard Hotel. My date for the night was my longtime partner in crime, the lovely actress miss Keli Laing.
After the movie and the Q & A with the cast and producers we headed out to the Meatpacking District and the Standard Hotel.This was my first time at the Boom Boom Room and wow, I was  impressed. Open bar that started at the Tribeca Cinemas, sponsored by Given Liqueur, continued here and we sipped very unusual, but yummy, cocktails called Spicy Pommes. Mushed jalapenos gave it a nice little kick.
The most delicious part of the evening were these Billy Bates cupcakes that just melted in your mouth. One of the best cupcakes I've ever had, and trust me when I say I've tasted many of them. Yes, I have a serious sweet tooth.
The view from the Boom Boom Room was gorgeous. We had a super fun night out and want to thank Lumene and King Collective for making this happen!  

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

KENYA AND TANZANIA

It's been years since I took this trip, but I have very fond memories from the African continent, more specifically Egypt (Hurghada and Cairo), Kenya (Nairobi) and Tanzania (Dar-Es-Salaam, Morogoro, Zanzibar Island). 
Mikumi National Park. Amazing, divine creatures. God bless!
Beach fun with my friend who now lives in Finland and has beautiful little daughter. Who knew back then how both of our lives would change. 
In Stonetown, Zanzibar. Stone Town is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance in East Africa. Its architecture reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture, with a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. For this reason, the town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Zanzibar has some of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been to. White sand, and luxurious resorts.