Fashion, Recommendations

My all-time favourite accessory


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Hi babes! How’s life? Over here life is good.

I’m in bed this morning browsing the web for sunglass-inspo, and thought I’d share some of my best finds with you. Our summer Euro-plans have got me feeling the summer vibes.

Firstly, when it comes to latest sunglass-trends of 2017, can we please talk about THIS?! [click!] What is it about the latest celebrity street style looking like I did fooling around with my dad’s forgotten-in-a-drawer type sunglasses ca 1995? Keep the sun in your eyes and look like your dad this summer.

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Not saying you guys don’t look great in yours–by all means. I just know I’d look like I had been pranked real bad. Now, over to some of my favourite finds…

This pair is from the Australian sunglass brand Onkler [click!]. I got a similar pair in a yellow/green type printed frames with purple glass, and I can safely say I’ve never been complimented more on anything in life. They’re also on the affordable side. Well, if one considers $260 affordable. Money well spent, though!

OK I feel so excited right now because I legitimately a good 90 minutes this morning trying to figure out what brand this was. I tried them on in Tokyo at a store called C.C. Country in Harajuku and absolutely fell in love. Even considered calling them just now, and then suddenly, there they were! They’re from Thom Browne [click!], and if I could pick one pair of sunglasses in the world to have this summer, I’d pick these. The reason I’m not is because they’re in the $700-800 range. Not my sunglass-budget at this time. Love you though, Thom Browne. I choose you!

I just want to clarify that this is me taking photos of bamboo trees in the Kyoto bamboo forrest, wearing this amazing pair from Opening Ceremony [click!]. The colour of mine, pink, doesn’t seem to be available on their website, but I’m sure you can find it elsewhere (I got mine offline). $420.

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I don’t own these but I want them, and Gigi Hadid is one well-dressed gal. From a collaboration between Gentle Monster and Opening Ceremony [click!]. $380.

 

The Mask Junior Black’s from Acne Studios [click!] look scarily similar to a pair of Dior I bought with one of my first saved up summer salary, handing out coupons and magazines on the streets of Lund in Sweden in 2004. Considering the ongoing Rihanna/Andy Wolf minimalistic/Matrix-sunglass trend, this may or may not make you lose all your faith in my sense of style. Anyway, $400.

Last but not least, a few more favourites from Acne Studios. You can take a Swede out of Sweden but you can’t take Sweden out of a Swede – makes sense? I honestly can’t pick my favourite from their eyewear collections, but here are a few. Saif has the green Winston’s [click!]. Timeless and super cool. $350.

Lifestyle, Travel

I’m coming home!


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Yesterday, I finally booked my tickets to Europe! I haven’t been back home during summer time in three years, and I can’t wait to go. There’s as usual a lot on the agenda while I’m there. My cousin is getting married, so the day after I arrive we’re going for his wedding, and day after that, one of my oldest friend’s daughter is getting baptised.

Saif is joining me in Sweden a few days after I arrive–he’s been to Sweden with me three times, but never in the summer. I’m really looking forward to showing Saif the Swedish country side, eating my moms food, spending time with family and friends, walking to the beach, playing mini golf, picking flowers and seashells, and doing things like BBQ’ing and drinking wine in the garden until midnight (because it just never gets dark). And I can’t wait to see my family. We try and meet as often as we can but, twice a year or so will still never be enough…

On the way back to India, we’re spending a couple of days in London. I have some amazing friends living there who I’m dying to see. The Airbnb we’ve booked is the same place we stay at in Notting Hill every time we go–it’s such a cute little flat, and there’s something special about continuously coming back to a place where you’ve already made some amazing memories.

Recipes

Breakfast mood


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Last night when Saif came over to my place, I decided that I wanted to prepare a nice breakfast for this morning. For breakfast I usually just have some fresh fruit and peanut butter, or a smoothie with granola on days I workout before I eat. Black coffee is a must.

As of lately a good friend of mine, Ted, has been uploading Instagram stories of his favourite omelette recipe, and it looked too delicious to not give it a try. So, once we wrapped up our dinner, we walked over to Indigo Deli and picked up one of my favourite cheeses and a bit of ham from the deli section (which by the way is quite simple but still totally underrated). The deli they have there is more affordable and higher quality than the stuff you usually find elsewhere.

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Gruyere cheese or Emmental are the best cheeses for omelettes, if you ask me. Gruyere cheese must be one of the best things that ever happened in the history of lactose [Update: After uploading this post I learned that Gruyere doesn’t contain lactose–even better!]

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I asked the deli boss if I could take a photo of him. He smiled big and said ‘of course!’ and then put on some more serious looking faces – how cool is his moustache though?

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I never really use ham while cooking, but I chose Spanish ham for the omelette…

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…Saif was less interested in being photographed…more interested in the cheese.

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When we woke up this morning I was so excited about the omelette I rolled out of bed and went straight to the kitchen to begin the cooking process. Are you also one of those people who gains some serious motivation from food? Well, I’m one of those. Before throwing all the ingredients on the pan, I ran downstairs and picked up some fruits from the market. Mangoes, plums, bananas and pineapple… Served with a big pot of coffee, of course. Saif joined in and took charge of setting the table and cutting up the fruits…

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It doesn’t look like the best omelette I’ve ever seen, I’ll admit, but it was delicious. And in case anyone has omelette cravings by now, I’m sharing the easy recipe below…

Omelette for one person:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • salt
  • pepper

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Cook on low temperature in a little bit of olive oil. When the omelette starts to harden (or whatever its called), throw on lots of shredded gruyere cheese and ham. Cook a bit more. When its pretty much cooked through entirely, flip it over in half. Throw on some chopped parsley, and devour immediately!