Sick Day Essentials

November 11, 2018

This week I have been so much under the weather, it has been almost impossible to work or concentrate. Usually I would get some sick days off, but as freelance I have been working and resting accordingly. Really mostly resting and sleeping, due to intense coughing and the headache that comes with it sometimes all I can do these days is lie in bed and try and take it easy. Thankfully I can work right from home where I can have all the pumpering I need, something that really helps me feel a little better. Regardless of if you are under the weather like me, maybe this list will give you ideas of how to pamper yourself through the flu or have a relaxing weekend, for me these are essentials not just for a few rough days but for the whole winter.

For more pampering ideas check the ideas Elisabeth Heier is suggesting for a Wellness Weekend . One of the most important things I forgot to include on the list, catch up on your best friends blogs and any other on your list <3

:: 1.  Comfortable Sleepwear || The simple oatmeal linen long shirt as seen above has been my go to sleepwear especially now I am sick. Jennifer Hagler from A Merry Mishap blog, is the co creator of this fabulous garment with The Sleep Shirt company, and you can find it here.

:: 2.  To help you Sleep || Zara recently launched a Cashmere capsule collection for fall, and among others I found some of the accessories very useful. The eye mask made of 100% cashmere feels really good against the skin, and it really helps with sleeping during anytime of the day uninterrupted by daylight. I also bought a handy toiletry bag (again 100% cashmere), for next to bed essentials, mainly to hide the packets of paracetamol and coughing tablets.

:: 3.  Natural Pain Reliever || From cramps to neck pains, a warm water bottle has always been one of the first things I grab when looking for immediate relief before reaching for the painkillers. This pillow/warmer is a cross between all the benefits of a water bottle and a soft pillow.  The pillow stuffing consists of clay beads and the cover is made of flax and cotton, just pop it in the microwave and wrap it around you or lay your head on top of it. I love it. From Meraki, if you are in Norway find it here.

:: 4.  Healthy shots of hydration || Keeping hydrated is essential and with coughing my need for tea more than quadruples. Favorite teas from A.C. Perch’s TheHandel , the variety is remarkable, try White Mulberry tea for a remarkable experience (the tins can be found in store or online, they carry a huge selection of sizes and colors all with the distinct logo). Ceramic mugs from Kinto (I keep adding to my collection). Just add in any tea a little bit of honey ( try the organic Wildflower Honey from ILA , raw, cold-processed honey comes from the Finger Lakes region of New York. Collected from fields of wildflowers ), and add some fresh ginger juice. This has been my saviour this week.

:: 5.  Keep Warm and Cozy || This is a no brainer, of course you need a cardigan. Last year I bought a mohair Kimono sleeve style from Acne and it is my go to wear inside the house during winter anyday. Favorite blanket for keeping feet warm made by 100% Merino wool, the APT blanket from Teixidors. For good measure put some leg warmers on, if nothing else, feeling like a ballerina while sick will only lift your spirits.

:: 6.  Aroma for the soul || I burn candles for the calming smell but also to bring warmth (coziness) into the room. Mad et Len Petit Papiers  is made in France, sweet, warm, and resinous, it is inspired by Papiers d’Armenie, benzoin-coated incense papers that took France by storm in the late 19th century. I found mine in Stockholm but I am sure there are various online stores that it can be ordered from.

:: 7.  Pampering || There is nothing worse than feeling sweaty while being sick, it is something that will bring me even more down. Especially since we tend to sweat a lot, showers and keeping fresh are essential. Hair shampoo and conditioner by Noir Stockholm , it smells amazing and my hair have never felt softer. Since I am spending so many hours in bed, a face mask is also essential.My favorite from Danish Jorgobe with black kaolin clay that absorbs excess sebum and cleanses clogged pores.

:: 8.  Reading  || From favorite blogs, to magazines, to new or old unfinished books, I find myself always attracted to cooking books when sick. Possibly because I feel my taste buds are failing me, I tend to eat with my eyes. The Nordic Baking book covers traditional cuisine from the entire Nordic region, from Greenland to Finland and everywhere in between. An absolute must if you wish to understand Nordic cuisine!


//Curated collage by Katerina Dima


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Velvet Campaign at Ellos

August 27, 2018

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A long time ago I picked my favorite velvet accessories, and while they all looked great, the price tag was a little steep. Since then I have been trying to find the same assortment or similar on a budget and it occured to me that Ellos might have what I need. Ellos Velvet collection does not disappoint, in fact there is great variety and  you dont need to break your bank for a couple of pillows. From velvet curtains and carpets, to chairs and bedspreads, there is something for everyone. Today I curated some of my favorites in my favorite colors, as seen above, you can find them all below! Everything is 20% off as well, it is a good chance to stock up!

:: 1.  For the Living Room || A velvet pouf will fit almost everywhere especially in a neutral color. A friend of mine made me a velvet pouf in pink and I love it ( you can see mine here) , if I was to buy one however I would go with this simple shape from Ellos.

:: 2. For Every Room || Assortment of pillows in various shapes and colors. Round ones ( the special adorned round can be found here), long rectangular ones , and  square ones. I am taking advantage of the offer and buying some for myself too.

:: 3. For The Bedroom || I love this velvet headboard ( in both grey and beige color) it is a great way to change the bedroom without really committing too much ( the headboard can easily be placed then as easily removed). Whether you are getting a headboard in velvet or not though, check out these velvet bedspreads that will also add a velvet touch in the bedroom with even less commitment than a headboard! A contemporary design in beige, and a more traditional design in pink are my top choices.


// Curated by Katerina Dima



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Scandinavian Scents for this Summer

June 14, 2018

This beautiful summer that has been bestowed to us is a blessing, all Scandinavians will remember it as the Summer of 2018. But with temperatures this high the need to smell good is bigger that ever and with a huge selection of Scandinavian perfumes to choose from, it feels like match made in heaven. Below I am presenting you some of my favorites, do read on, the choice is yours!

1 :: Byredo was launched in Sweden in 2006 by Ben Gorham at the age of 31 years old, after an inspiring encounter with perfumer Pierre Wulff. The native Swede didn’t have a formal training in the field, but he sought out the services of world renowned perfumers to whom he carefully explained his olfactory desires. Bibliotheque is back in stock and just in time, I had just finished my previous bottle!

2 :: The designer Ann Ringstrand, born in Sweden, has created fashion since early 1990. She teamed up with perfumers in Paris to design her own niche perfume line made in France. The concept developed a fragrance series with ceramic ware for scent diffusing among others that is available now. All 3 perfumes are exquisite, you just have to try them!

3 :: AGONIST is a Swedish Perfume House launched 2008. Today AGONIST is regarded as one of the most sought after and unique brands within the international niche market of perfumes. The unique and dramatic artistic expressions from AGONIST is derived from the beauty of Scandinavian nature and culture. AGONIST is founded by the creative couple Christine and Niclas Lydeen.Solaris is inspired by the vibrant midnight sun that never sets during summers in the North. Fresh, citrusy and warm, this fragrance is as magical as refreshing.

4 :: Son Venin is a new Norwegian perfume brand with headquarters in Oslo. With a respectful and discreet approach, Son Venin creates experimental, intimate perfumes that fuse a continental feeling with their Scandinavian background. Le Voleur is an elegant and seductive scent, that mingles together the freshness of a white bouquet and modern iris with sensual incense and gaïac wood. 

5 :: A native Icelander, Andrea Maack graduated from the Icelandic Art Academy with a degree for Fine Arts. What began as a series of scent-focused exhibitions by Icelandic visual artist Andrea Maack quickly became a line of unisex, appealing perfumes that walk the line between commercial and Avant-garde. Created for an art exhibition, the theme for Smart comes from an empty white gallery space. At first it emits substance and intimacy but as you spend more time and delve deeper the visceral moods unravel, revealing the sensual and the seductive. Smart opens with a luxurious line-up of heady jasmine, luscious vanilla, exotic sandalwood and creamy musk blended carefully with a subtle buckskin leather note that holds the white notes in balance.

|| Curated by Katerina Dima

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Ellos January sales

January 15, 2018

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// Collage by Katerina Dima

I have been waiting for some good January sales and Ellos did not disappoint. Some of the items I chose today have been on my wishing list for a while now, while I found some select new ones as well. I will keep this brief with essentials for the bedroom today,since I’m almost finished painting and redoing my Oslo bedroom, these are some things that I think will create a great look for me as well.

:: Big Velvet Pillow | This big pillow is perfect not just for the bedroom, but the living room as well. The Celina pillowcase is also part of the Conscious choice Ellos collection, and is now 30% off

:: Linen Bed Skirt | On the top of my list is a new bed skirt of my bed , they cover really nicely legs or a bed frame that does not look good, by design or age. The Himla Linen bed skirt is my favorite from any brand out there, and it is also now 30% off

:: Cozy rug | For the bedroom ( I need a rug for my feet when I wake up since the floor is cold) and the bathroom, the Tilde small rug from the Ellos home line is perfect and 30% off as well. The color is so me right now!

:: Leather belt | You might be wondering about the belt, but I have been looking for sturdy but not too expensive leather belts so I can use them to bind magazines. This one from Esprit is perfect, it can be found here and it is also 30% off.

:: Bed Linens | One thing I can never have enough of is bed linens ( and mugs). I have wanted a pair of Dirty Linen for a while now so when I stumbled along the Animeaux ones at Ellos at 30% off I knew I had to share!

And of course, if you exceed 499 NOK , shipping is free! Happy shopping!

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