Last Friday I had my first hair salon experience here in New York. I just got my ends trimmed and a gloss treatment. Nothing special but the salon itself was spectacular. Wonderland Beauty Parlor located in Meat Packing District is more like a club or a lounge decorated with pink glitter, led lights, fuchsia cushions and other quirky objects. The service was super nice (consider complimentary bubbly) and everything went smoothly (well you have to count on tipping generously later..)
Monday, July 28, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
I have newly discovered a cool location near my home called South St Seaport. It appears to be a hip place to hang out. It is surrounded by a bunch of old sea containers, just like those places what we can often find in Estonia - the only difference is that people like to play table soccer instead of ping pong here. There are stores, galleries, food trucks and even a pop-up beer garden! They also host a free outdoor cinema and live concerts during the weekends.
Financial district isn't exactly “boring” after all! ;)
Saturday, July 26, 2014
As you may have noticed from instagram, I've been in New York for the last couple of days and going to stay at least a month more. I'm here to do the both - model and as well as work on my jewelry line. This time I'm staying in a model apartment in lower manhattan by East River. That means everything is new and exciting, never before have I had reason to come to Financial District.
New York has already treated me well and I've already seen so much. To keep up with the tempo of the city, I'm more likely to post on a go so check instagram/twitter/tumblr for more frequent updates.
/brooklyn seen across the river/
/loved these eye mosaics at one of the subway stations/
/One Chase Manhattan Plaza/
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I have made banana "ice cream" aka blended frozen bananas for several times now but the last time I experimented with adding matcha powder and it was the best decision I've ever made. The result was just surprisingly amazing.
For one serving you need 2 large bananas, peeled, cut into chunks and then frozen in a freezer, 1-2 teaspoons matcha powder. Blend everything and optionally add some honey but not much because bananas are alrady rather sweet and creamy. Serve with berries or/with nuts.
Almost equally good with blueberries..
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
photos from a super-quick trip to Paris last week, fortunately managed to check out Buly 1803 ( a parfume shop I wrote about here), Colette and amazing Dries Van Noten exhibition between the appointments.
Dries Van Noten at musée des Arts décoratifs. An exhibition entitled "Inspirations" was like a cabinet of curiosities displaying everything that has ever inspired Dries - scenes from movies, old photos, painting, odd objects and items from textile museum's archives. Next to inspiration was the real outcome and pieces from Dries Van Noten collections throughout the years. Such an inspiring exhibit indeed!
opened until 2nd November.
Moschino's Spongebob Squarepants had taken over windows at Colette
Buly 1803. Amazingly haunting and beautiful store.
and found a great alternative to hotel breakfast which means bread.. and toast.. and some more toast. Nutri-smoothies from vikwäl.
A random courtyard I stumbled upon
Sunday, July 13, 2014
I desperately needed some walkable shoes to stroll through the avenues and rush up and down in the subway in New York next month. These adidas originals seemed perfect for that. And the delicate snake print makes them fancy enough to wear with dresses and skirts like with the high slit Helmut Lang skirt in the picture below.
found them in Reede Shop, Tallinn.
A new lookbook of Reval Denim Guild is here and it's astonishingly good again. Who would have thought that grey denim from top top bottom looks so fresh and bright. Absolutely digging that wide grey hat and sharp trousers.
More info on Reval Denim Guild
photos: Dmitri Gerasimov
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
This little café/restaurant is a must-visit when in Haapsalu.
I have been there twice and so far I have tried only their sweets and cakes but the dinner menu looked good too.
Café Dietrich originally opened its doors at the beginning of the 20th century and worked actively until the occupation of Haapsalu. The café belonged to the Dietrich family and was managed by Paul Dietrich, a well-known baker in Haapsalu. The business was best known for its high-quality pastries. Now the place was recently re-opened.
Though the place is cosy, we couldn't resist the rare sunshine and moved across the street and sat down on park benches. Wish I could try all the cakes-- this time settled with these three: pear-caramel, curd and seabuckthorn and chocolate cream cheese cakes.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
I never saw that day coming so fast!
12 years ago.. even 3 years ago it seemed to be too far away to even think about.
Maybe I'm picky but I just couldn't find a right dress so I opted for long silky skirt by Karolin Kuusik instead.... and a sweater was pretty justified considering the weather.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
As I have loads of matcha green tea powder from Japan at home, I decided to use some of it for detoxing iceblocks. The idea comes from the Panatea blog. See the instructions below (and also the health-benefits of matcha).
These will be great just to make any summer drinks and even lemon water more colourful as they don't affect the taste too much.
Monday, June 16, 2014
A little collection of street art in Tartu from my phone's camera roll, of course there's a lot more, this is just from a past month.
Ms Reet by French artist MTO
on the right: MinaJaLydia
on the left: Kairo - remake of the iconic Endel Kõks's painting In The Café in the bathroom of Genialistide Klubi.
on the right: Before I Die at Uus Õu. A street art project which started in New Orleans and in which everyone can participate. You simply have to write down what you would like to do or accomplish before you die.