- October 22, 2016Tommy Hilfiger Copenhagen HQ
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Last week I came back from an unforgettable trip to Denmark with my beloved Madeleine. Tommy Hilfiger held an event in Oslo on the exact day I was leaving for Copenhagen, so I couldn’t make it.
Madie and I were quite lucky though, as Tommy Hilfiger held an event during the days we were staying in Copenhagen. We stopped by the HQ, captured some photos and moments, and saw the new collection. We also had a peak at the new GiGi Hadid collection which is still hidden from the public eye!
How I miss Copenhagen only by scrolling down and looking at these photographs. I’m thrilled I got to meet Henrik, Maya and Paolo in person. You know that feeling of meeting people once and yet you feel like you’ve known them for years? That’s how I feel about my dearest Paolo.October 19, 2016One year with Rapide for Brows
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If there’s one thing I can say about myself as a person, I would say that I’m loyal. I am loyal to the people I love, to the people I work with and to products I stand for.
I’ve been with Rapide for Brows for little over a year now and I couldn’t be more proud to be their ambassador. I’ve been testing out eye lash extensions, trying out different lengths, types and shapes. It took me a year to figure out what was best for me and what suited best for my eyes. We tried everything from 14mm-12mm. Volume to classic lashes and from classic to volume lashes. The latter won me over.
My natural lashes are as long as 13mm, but after hard work and long conversations – Kassandra and I concluded that 10mm, 9mm and 8mm suits me best. If it wasn’t for her patience and dedicated hard work I would never look as fresh as I do every morning. She gets me, that’s what I love about her.
Say good bye to spider legs.
People don’t even believe me when I say that I have eyelash extensions because they look natural. Unfortunately, a lot of young girls goes extreme and end up getting a dramatic look, to a point where your eyelashes look like spider legs. It’s unsexy.
As a proud ambassador of Rapide for Brows, I can give you discounts on different treatments.
Use the code thestrawberrybrunette or SASC01 and get 20 % OFF.
Get 20% off new set Classic (orig. 1495,-) or Volume lashes (orig. 1695,-)
Use the code and get the Classic set for only 1196,- and Volume set for 1356,- If you wish to refill them once in a while you’ll get 15% off, just remember to mention the code on the phone when you call the salon.
Rapide is not only for women, but for men too. Use the code and get 10% off treatments such as eyebrow threading and coloring.
The salon is located at Steen & Strøm department store and the phone number is 960 97 890. Remember to ask for Kassandra.October 18, 2016John Frieda event in Stockholm
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A trip to remember.
A few weeks ago I flew down to Stockholm with a group of Norwegian bloggers. Spalt PR and John Frieda sponsored our Swedish escapade and went all out just so we could witness the relaunch of their brand.
As we arrived and headed to the parking lot looking for our ride, we all got surprised. I expected a black mini van to take us to the city, but my expectation was crushed by a better reality; by a white massive limousine!
We stayed at Miss Clara – a boutique hotel located in the heart of Stockholm. We had lunch in their restaurant in the ground floor level before the event. I can’t remember last time I was so hungry so I ordered a big hearty caesar salad.
After the event we were picked up once again by a limousine. They toured us around the city like were going to a prom with good music in the background. We drank champagne and enjoyed every moment before they drove us back to the hotel where the dinner was held.
Later in the evening, John Frieda had fixed us a VIP table in one of Stockholm’s hottest and best night clubs! Oh my, oh my. What a trip. Thank you John Frieda for arranging such a wonderful event. I loved it.October 16, 2016You light up my world
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This romper from Zaful truly lights up my world. I love wearing colorful pieces when I’m not into that black biker chic mood. I seriously have to break that evil circle of only wearing dark colors, especially during winter. When I come to think of it.. maybe that’s one of many reasons why I wear red lipstick – to have some pop of color to my outfit.October 11, 2016Elika Cave Suites – Cappadocia, Turkey
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Boutique hotel, caves and fairy like chimneys.
Southeast of Ankara and an hour drive away from Kayseri, Turkey you’ll discover one of the most beautiful places on earth. A place people dream about going. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. You have probably seen pictures of it on Instagram or heard bloggers talk about it. Imagine a rocky landscape formation. A valley with surreal looking moonscape and curvy cliffs. Cappadocia is most well known for its unique fairy chimneys and hot airballoons.
Lets go back in time. During the Roman period, Christians fled to Göreme – A town that’s now have become a National Park and a World Heritage Site. There, they learned that the mushroom-shaped rock formations could easily be excavated and built into homes and churches.
Today, some of these hand-dug caves are transformed into boutique hotels, giving us travelers a unique experience of traveling back in time.
I was fortunate to travel to Turkey to discover one of the most opulent cave suites in Cappadocia; with a top class service. Located in the heart of Ortahisar lies another hidden gem, the Elika Cave Suites. A boutique hotel with 25 rooms tastefully decorated and restored by the owners Mr. Yavuz Demir, Mrs. Cevahir Demir and Mrs. Tuğba İlgu. Elika was awarded as Luxury Authentic Hotel of the year 2016 by Luxury Travel Guide, and Best Honeymoon Hotel of Europe 2016 by Haute Grandeur Global Awards.
They opened the historical caves in May 2015. Four of the rooms are still under construction. They have a lounge, a bar and a restaurant where guests can enjoy a rich Turkish breakfast with regional and international taste.
Order a Turkish Breakfast Plate
For starters we had a well prepared tea. A must drink when in Turkey. The Turkish breakfast plate we ordered consisted of white bread, börek, a wide variety of white cheese and old cheese. It also came with black and green olives, jam, butter, honey, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers. A festive mini buffet worth trying.
For lunch and dinner, No:10 Restaurant offers an à la carte menu. You can also enjoy a variety of drinks or light snacks at Teras Manzara with views over Cappadocia.
The front desk is open 24 hours. There, Andy and the heartwarming staff can easily help you put together a perfect activity plan for your stay in Cappadocia. Such as hot air balloon tour or private tours through the most important parts of the region. Or help you make a reservation for cultural shows or beauty treatments.
A dream come true.
At the main entrance at Kayseri airport a man with a signboard with my name written on it were waiting for our arrival. “This is a dream come true, Maricel. I can’t believe we are finally here!” I said. The airport is located 60 km away from the hotel. The short roadtrip was an experience itself. Despite my tiredness and lack of sleep, I couldn’t hide my excitement. I had mixed emotions and impressions all at once.
As we arrived a beautiful woman with short wavy hair was standing and waiting for us outside the reception area. She looked like a model. Andy, was her name. She was the one I had been in touch with and made this whole trip into a reality. She welcomed and greeted me with open arms, as if we have known each other for years. After checking in and re-confirming our plans for the next coming days, we got our key, settled in and ate our very first Turkish breakfast plate.
Deluxe Cave Room
All rooms in the property are unique in their own ways and are very different from one another. Some are equipped with Turkish Hammam, a fireplace, bathtubs, jacuzzis or even a swimming pool. That’s what makes each rooms so special.
Andy kindly showed us the way to our Deluxe cave, the only room that was available during our requested dates. Standing in front of room 701 made me excited. I have seen pictures of the rooms and read other peoples reviews. But being there and seeing it with my own eyes just so I could get my own personal impression of it, is something different.
As I got inside the room, the first thing that caught my eyes were the cave itself. I was so fascinated of how they managed to renovate the whole place into a hotel room but at the same time keep its historical charm. In front of me I see an HD LED TV, a big king sized bed which could be separated into two single beds. On my right hand side I have a working desk with an espresso machine and complimentary tea and coffee bags. It also have a mirror on the wall which can easily turn into a makeup station. How genius?
The room had a separate bathroom with a bathtub and our very own Turkish Hammam. A 24-hour room service and free newspaper service are also available. Complimentary concierge service is also offered upon request. Despite living like a cave-man, Elika offers free WiFi throughout the whole property.
The rooms of Elika Cave Suites include floor heating. They don’t have air condition so this is where the heat comes from during the winter.
From the wonderful stay we had, I had the impression that Elika is a perfect place for not only friends, but couples who would like to experience something unique. As well as families with kids are welcomed here as the property has its own big juniour suite or a cave room inside a private village. It has a small living room, a cozy fireplace and a jacuzzi.
Right before we checked out of the hotel, Andy gave us a private tour around the property. You can check it out here.