Friday morning, the sun is out and in this spirit, the new Bombe du Mois is ready...for the full editorial, please click on the Bombe du Mois button above...
Okay, so before the 'Bombe du Mois' post, I had to share this gorgeous image of Vika, almost a regular on my blog...with THAT necklace, she was meaning serious business, not to mention the over-dimensional earrings. It definitely feels like a bit of a Prada moment, coupled with tribal influences and a cool attitude that should see us through spring into white-hot summer.
Good day to all of you enjoying your Sunday...good news from the Swiss hills...my 'Bombe du Mois' is almost done and while I finalise the full editorial, here is a little taste of what is to come...
Taking a cue from Gwen Stefani's monster hit, 'Hollaback Girl', I had to post these pictures from Helsinki. EVERYTHING is amazing here...from the rubber teddy bear pendant, to the IKEA blue and Africa-inspired necklace...a melting pot of note, and then against the lush setting of a Scandanavian city park. You cannot get more globalisation than that, surely?
Maybe I spoke too soon about spring being sprung this side...it is raining and it probably will stay this way for the rest of the day, so boo hoo to that. To counter these miserable tidings of joy, I am posting a favourite from my walk through sunny Helsinki as an antidote, not only to bad weather, but potential bad moods as well. The lesson I take from this is bad weather is inevitable but, a healthy smile is a gift...
Helsinki was established by King Gustav 1 of Sweden in 1550 and since, the city has retained a nordic flair, while being friendly and welcoming....a feat, considering just how packed it is with tourists! What makes this city so special is the fact that it is part of the southern peninsula as well as 315 islands! A geographical wonder indeed. This welcoming and friendly manner was definitely present when I met the above model while walking through the busy streets. I love the laid back skater look and of course the long hair (very Kurt Cobain, but far cleaner)...
Monday morning and I finally have a blue sky after about a week of solid rain. So, I thought I would stick with blue and post this Helsinki shot taken by Jürgen on the last trip. Three more posts to follow and then the Helsinki file will close...so, have a great start to the week and stay positive...on this side we are heading into spring, so my optimism knows no bounds this morning...
And all good things must come to an end and now I have gaping suitcases, making me feel as though I could pack them again and set off on another journey...but, I am glad to be home. Spring is sneaking in through the back door and even though I returned to snow rain, the sun is out today and the temperature is a mild seven degrees (which still is a shock to the system after the 33 degrees in Franschhoek when we flew back). So, it is back to work, getting the laundry done (a mountain) and sorting through countless images to share with all of you...have a mega weekend and a good rest...see you soon!