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Working off my gäddhäng…


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I’ve had five great meetings today, accompanied by the loveliest, pouring rain since I opened my eyes. In fact, it was so dark outside today, I overslept until 8.30am because the sunlight usually wakes me up before the alarm does. Not today, not today… And I’m serious about loving the rains. I prefer flooded streets and cloudy days over extreme heat and humidity any day of the year…

I did weight training after a long time, and was surprisingly strong considering I’ve not worked out properly in ages. Now I’m back to my daily routines, and I intend to keep it that way. Need to get my arms toned for my big day! In Swedish we call it “gäddhäng”, which basically means fishfat. Well, gädda is a kind of fish. And the armfat is apparently very similar to the fat that hangs below the belly of a trout or a pike fish. I know because I just googled it.

Gonna get back to writing some recommendations for Paris. A friend has just arrived today and its been on my agenda to share some restaurant recos since the weekend.

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“Gäddhäng? No way, these are my angel wings in resting position!”

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Every day tools for anxiety


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Since I moved in to Saif’s house, I realise I really miss cooking. I don’t cook here the way I used to in my flat, because just like all other Indian households he has several staff members who are constantly in the kitchen. For me, cooking is a kind of anxiety release because you have to be really focused and you can’t be looking at your phone or talking to someone while you’re in the middle of making sure your pasta doesn’t go fuck-up al dente or your meat completely dry. There’s also nothing like the satisfaction of making something that ends up tasting delicious. The look on someone’s face when they have that first bite of something you just spent a couple of hours sweating over… Instant gratification.

I have two meetings towards the evening today, and then I’m planning on making a roasted tomato and pepper soup (click for the recipe in Swedish). I have a really busy day tomorrow with a bunch of meetings, so I want to make the most of staying indoors today.

My Sunday tip to you is to not get dressed, cook something tasty for yourself, and if you want to dance/relax/feel as if you’re dancing naked in the desert with a longhaired bunch, blast music by Krishna Das on high volume. We play this and this when we cool down/stretch after a hard workout. There’s something really soothing about it. And again – good for anxiety.

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A rainy Saturday


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Hi lovelies! I’m much happier today. In fact, as soon as I had written that low-ish post yesterday, I wrapped up at the office and headed out for a glass of wine with two friends. I felt better right away – I really need to get better at taking breaks and not digging myself too deep into whatever I’m working on, from wedding to clients to day-to-day stuff.

I also got up and worked out first thing this morning. That always helps. After a two hour brunch at Sequel I hopped into the car to head for Maia’s spa event. It would have been the perfect day to go for a spa treatment with the girls – but the rains were so bad I turned back around after 40 minutes of trying to go a few hundred meters. This usually happens during the first month of rains (and sometimes throughout the entire monsoon too).

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Since I got back home, I’ve been looking at wedding inspiration on Pinterest for about five hours… I used to work at a wedding planning agency in New York before graduating and leaving for India, and planning, organising and decorating have always been passions of mine. So, if you’re on Pinterest, follow me! I have become quite active and obsessed with it since I started WAC and needed fun, interesting, inspiring content on the regular. And it’s literally perfect for wedding planning. I haven’t made my wedding boards public yet – do you think I should?

Hands up if you think I should share more wedding inspiration here on the blog (or just keep it to myself).

I’m going to go back to watching football now – Sweden just scored 1-0 against Germany: WOOO! I never get as patriotic as I get when I watch Sweden playing football!

Have a great Saturday night everyone.