list about this week.

yes yes yes. so much exciting stuff ahead indeed. thanks for your support! <3 but let’s do new york when new york comes, and take a look at this week in the mean time:

birthday celebration.

happiness of the week: friends! i have so much good and supportive people around me. who support my move, who calm me down when anxiety over life is taking over and who just like and comment with loving support. thank you! hashtag blessed

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adventure of the week: moving to new york on sunday! obviously. it’s all in yesterdays post ICYMI.

portland - hawthorne & downtown.

meal of the week: goodbye dinner with my roomies ebba & ivana at aliment. i had ricotta gnocchi with smoked shallots and parmesan, it was SO good.

soma magazine.

mood of the week: excited! a little stressed out. and a little sad to leave. all at once.

malorie's birthday.

shocker of the week: that after a weekend of 33°C/90°F it now suddenly got freezing (15°C/55°F)?! very disappointed. even more disappointed that it seems to be rainy in nyc too. what a shocker talking about the weather, i know … but no other insanity this week, luckily.

the wharf and beyond.

speculation of the week: when will i be back in san francisco? will it be in december? next year? NEVER? i think (and kinda hope ehe) december.

back in sf.

mao

tack för era fina ord angående new york igår! ni e bäst. men new york kan vi ta när new york kommer, vi kan väl kolla på den här veckan först? här är lite om veckans glädje, äventyr, måltid, och lite sånt. puss!

about the next adventure.

new york city.

so. here’s the post about what’s happening next. i haven’t really planed out this post .. but let’s just get into it.

as you know, i’m in advertising. i haven’t really talked about what i’ve been doing this summer, because i wanted to be sure first what was gonna happen this fall. and now i know.
so—this summer, i’ve been interning at the pr agency edelman. they’re very cool, have unlimited snacks that i overeat, and a beautiful 27th floor view that you might have seen on my instagram. i wasn’t sure whether i was gonna try to stay or go somewhere else, but to be on the safe side, i talked to other places and interviewed at agencies around san francisco—until suddenly an unexpected email hit my inbox.

it was nothing less than an absolutely amazing agency who said hey hey hey vicky, come intern with us, wouldya?
in new york.

and yes, san francisco is the one place i’ve lived where i go out on the streets and think that i really—really—love this city. yes, even after almost three years. and yes, i should be chilling out, settling down, and grabbing a *real job* now that i’ve graduated and interned and all.

—but. if there is that one window for a new york city in my life at one of the world’s best agencies, i need to take it. i don’t want to regret not doing it afterwards, i want to do things that scare me, and i want to grow as a person.

so i’m leaving on sunday. i’ll be away for a few months. my heart is already breaking leaving san francisco, and i know i’ll be back soon. i’m not done with this city. but i need to let my heart get blown away by new york city first.

i’d love to have you with me follow my east coast adventures. come on. let’s go.

new york city by night.

mao

så. här är inlägget om vad som händer härnäst. jag har inte riktigt planerat det här inlägget .. men låt oss bara gå rakt in i det.

som ni vet håller jag på med reklam. jag ar inte riktigt pratat om vad jag har gjort den här sommaren, för jag ville först vara säker på vad som skulle hända den här hösten. och nu vet jag.
så—denna sommar har jag praktiserat på pr-byrån edelman. de är supercoola, har en icke sinande källa av snacks som jag överäter och en supervacker utsikt från 27e våningen som ni kanske sett på min instagram. jag var inte säker på om jag skulle stanna där eller dra vidare nån annanstans, men för att vara på den säkra sidan, pratade jag med andra ställen och intervjuade på byråer runtom i san francisco—tills ett oväntat mail ramlade in i min inkorg.

det var inget mindre än en helt fantastisk byrå som sa hej hej hallå vicky, kom och praktisera med oss va?
i new york.

och ja, san francisco är den ena platsen som jag bott på där jag går ut på gatan och tänker att jag verkligen—verkligen—älskar den här staden. japp, fortfarande efter snart tre år. och ja, jag borde chilla, bosätta mig nånstans och skaffa mig ett *riktigt jobb* nu när jag tagit examen och praktiserat och allt.

—men. om det finns det där ena fönstret för ett new york i mitt liv på en av världens bästa byråer, så måste jag ta den. jag vill inte ångra att jag inte gjorde det efteråt, jag vill göra saker som skrämmer mig, och jag vill växa som person.

så jag drar på söndag. jag blir borta i några månader. känner redan total hjärtekross av att lämna san francisco, och jag vet att jag kommer komma tillbaka snart. jag är inte klar med den här staden. men jag måste låta mitt hjärta tas med storm av new york först.

hade så gärna haft er med mig för att följa med på mina östkustäventyr. kom. vi drar.

laptop stickers.

ok, let’s take a less heavy post after yesterday’s word-heavy one (and the one a few days before that—don’t forget about our fundraiser).

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i really find it cool when people have laptops covered by stickers. but since mine looks like this with the pretty snow black, i didn’t want to ruin it. so then i decided to put stickers on the bottom instead!

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like this. let’s go through them.

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• in the upper left corner, there’s a dr. martens sticker.
• the old school-style one is from the vintage store buffalo exchange, got it when i went to chicago.
• the blue one is a california-shaped sticker, i think i got it from a random guy on the street? don’t remember.
• and the black impossible sticker i got at a photo event here in sf back in june.

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• billy! is the company of the wife of a youtuber i follow. random? yeah.
• you probably know the brand supreme. got the sticker from someone i was hanging out with this summer.
• seven stills is an sf-based beer and whiskey distillery. got the sticker at an advertising mingle!

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• the pretty black and silver sticker is the logo of the store dijital fix here in sf, they sell all kinds of nice audio supplies and other hipstry stuff.
• do the bay is an sf-focused event page, they gave these out at a street festival.
• the roy lichtenstein-inspired lady biting an *apple* is just something i saw in a chicago store and found awesome.
• BLACK LIVES MATTER. of course, always. met some people on the street that gave out info fliers and stickers. they said that THE KKK ARE RECRUITING IN SAN FRANCISCO. have you ever heard anything crazier and more terrifying than this? (i started crying on the street.)

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(forgot to take a close-up of the apple sticker, but then again, i believe you know that one.)
• and then my space kind of ran out on the bottom, so this new one, a shark sticker from trouble coffee, gets to live on the inside of my laptop instead.

and that’s that!

P.S. tomorrow, i’ll tell you more about what i’ve been hinting about.

mao

här är ett gäng stickers jag har satt på min dator! tycker det ser så *häftigt* ut när andra gör det på sida, men jag ville inte förstöra estetiken med min tjusiga svarta snövit på ovansidan, så jag har klistrat undersidan full istället. japp!

PS. imorrn kommer mer info om det där jag har hintat om.

letter soup.

as you might already know, there is the creative initiative monthly makers in the swedish blogosphere. each month, anyone can contribute for the theme of that particular month. for september, the theme is letters and words and just like previous months (here’s june, for example), i interpreted it in a written way (i’m no DIY:er) and wrote a text. i skipped july and august because .. reasons, but now i’m on it again.

since the original is in swedish, i will post that version — along with my recording of me reading it — first. the english text and recording follows underneath.

i hope you enjoy it. (and more texts of mine can be found in the category texts. ♥)

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livet är en bokstavssoppa den stockar sig i halsen, inuti huvudet är det ett kluster av frusen snö av grus av alla imorgon,
alla städer som dyker upp som rader på en skärm, koder som skriver sig själva och horisonter skyskrapor som streckkoder

hjärtat bankar i en oregelbunden alfabetstakt, tankarna virvlar i en dyslexi nu och jag hinner knappt med jag hinner inte andas jag har glömt hur man stavar hur man talar hur man håller käften

jag ska skriva nya ark fulla av meningar, blad som är tomma, ska elda upp dem som var du, ett utsuddat namn på ett papper, som bleknade kvitton av nekade transaktioner siffror som snurrar och nu har jag visst dyskalkyli med

men stormar och bokstavsorkaner kanske kan lugna sig till slut, de kommer ebba ut efter att ha blåst i två månader, efter att ha rivit upp träd med rötterna och lämnat ett slagfält mittemellan revbenen bakom lungorna

och det är då jag kan se en skärva av en sol igen dra sig uppåt, växa sig ljusare, det är då jag kan läsa horisonterna igen med fingertopparna, bokstavera en skyskrapa i taget

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life is a letter soup it clogs in my throat, inside my head there’s a cluster of frozen snow of dirt of all tomorrows,
all the cities that come up like lines on a screen, codes that write themselves and horizons skyscrapers like barcodes

my heart is beating in an irregular alphabet rhythm, my thoughts are whirling around in a dyslexia now and i barely have time to breathe i’ve forgotten how to spell how to speak how to shut up

i’m gonna write new pages full of sentences, empty sheets, i’m going to light the ones that were you on fire, an erased name on a paper, like faded receipts of denied transactions numbers whirling around and now it looks like i have dyscalculia too

but storms and hurricanes of letters will maybe calm down at last, they will ebb away after having blown for two months, after having ripped out trees from the roots and leaving a barren wasteland in-between the ribs behind the lungs

and that’s when i can see a shard of sun pulling itself up, growing brighter, that’s when i can read the horizons with my fingertips again, spelling out one skyscraper at the time

10 places in chicago.

nb! this is not a city guide. i only spent 2,5 days in chicago so how could it be? nope. but i just thought i’d list 10 places i visited and liked. like a micro guide, at least!

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1. myopic books (1564 n milwaukee ave).
vintage book store with charming squeeky shelves in the lovely wicker park neighborhood.

2. mahalo (1501 n milwaukee ave).
chicago.

beautifully concepted hawaiian brunch place.

3. kokorokoko (1323 n milwaukee ave).
80’s-90’s themed nostalgia store with pins, stickers, and all of the small plastic thingies that probably were present in your childhood.

4. lou malnati’s (805 s state street and all over the city).
chicago.

you need to eat to chicago style deep dish pizza at least once. do it here.

5. studio paris (59 w hubbard st #3).
if you’re in the mood for the classic nightclub.

6. walgreens vitamin vault (1601 n milwaukee ave).
chicago.

if you need to go to the pharmacy, you should go to this one, which is a rebuilt bank (!).

7. trader todd’s (3216 n sheffield ave).
cute surfer-islander-tiki themed karaoke bar.

8. we are one mural (behind tom’s on 1611 n damen ave).
chicago.
chicago too has one of the bleeding hearts murals. photo-worthy!

9. goddess and grocer(1649 n damen ave).
pretty little grocery store with portion-sized packaged beautiful foods and goodies to consume on the go or on their upper floor with seating.

10. oak street beach .
chicago.

there’s actually a sand beach in chicago! and you can look over pretty lake michigan.

mao

obs jag kan absolut ej vara ansvarig för en chicagoguide, då jag bara spenderade 2,5 dagar där, men här är iallafall tio ställen som jag besökte som är värda att besöka tycker jag!

people are still dying.

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it has been one year since the peak of the news reports about the refugee crisis on the mediterranean sea and about three year-old aylan kurdi who was washed up ashore.

one year later, and the big media companies have found other things to focus on. the kardashians, brangelina, and other suuuper important things. we don’t hear about the refugees, we don’t see them drowning. but that doesn’t mean that it’s not happening.

last year, me and a couple of bloggers started the charity fundraising initiative blogghjälpen. 264 supporters managed to raise 46 210 SEK together. ♥

this year, we’re doing it again. me and 11 other bloggers want to raise 10 000 SEK in 10 days. help us do a tiny bit of difference this year too, in order to resolve the refugee crisis in europe. the fundraiser is in swedish, but find a google translated link here. the original swedish link can be found here.

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make a difference with small means. if you think you can’t afford much, just spare yourself that one last drink out and donate that. you don’t have to give a lot. we all make a difference working towards this goal together.

västerås.

mao

det har gått ett år sedan treårige aulan kurdi spolades upp på en strand och nyheterna kring flyktingkrisen på medelhavet nådde ett klimax.

ett år sedan, och media har hittat andra saker att fokusera på. kardashians, brangelina och annat superviktigt. vi hör inte om flyktingarna, vi ser dem inte fly. men det betyder inte att det inte händer.

[förra året] startade jag och ett gäng andra bloggare insamlingen blogghjälpen. 264 supporters klarade att tillsammans samla in 46 210 kronor.

i år gör vi det igen. jag och 11 andra bloggare vill samla in 10 000 kronor på tio dagar. hjälp oss att göra en liten skillnad det här året också för att lösa flyktingkrisen i europa. insamlingen kan hittas [här].

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gör en skillnad med små medel. om du tänker att du inte har råd, bara skippa sista ölen nästa gång och släng in dem slantarna här. du behöver inte ge mycket. vi alla gör skillnad genom att jobba mot det här målet tillsammans.

changes, surprises, and the way life happens.

los angeles.

this year has been a year with a lot of ups and downs for me. i had a lovely spring, graduated my master’s, and then had a pretty shitty summer tbh? i haven’t really been feeling like talking about it, but there’s been a lot of stress, uncertainty, and disappointment, sadness. whatever.

however, at the end of the summer, i thought and hoped that this fall was gonna be better. i’ve been kinda secretive about what i’ve been doing and all, because nothing has been certain and everything up in the air. and especially the last couple of days i’ve had to make hard and scary decisions, from several aspects.

but i’ve made them, and big things are ahead. i’m gonna tell you all within a few days. but i’m scared and excited all at once. <3

olivier visiting / thursday.

mao

det här året har varit fyllt av upp- och nedgångar för mig. hade en superfin vår, sen tog jag examen och sen hade jag en skitsommar helt ärligt. har inte riktigt känt för att prata om det, men den har innehålla massa stress, osäkerhet, besvikelser, ledsamheter. struntsamba.

hur som helst, i slutet av sommaren tänkte och hoppades jag att den här hösten skulle bli bättre. jag har varit lite hemlighetsfull kring vad jag sysslar med och så, för inget har varit säkert och allt uppe i luften. särskilt senaste dagarna har jag behövt ta stora och läskiga beslut, från flera aspekter.

men jag har tagit dem, och stora saker är på ingång. jag lovar att berätta inom några dagar. men jag är rädd och pepp, allt samtidigt. <3

brushed, black, and beautiful.

iphone 7.

look what i have here?!

iphone 7.

the new iphone 7! i hadn’t really planned to necessarily get it, but then it turned out i didn’t have to pay more (blablabla), so i was like SURE let’s get it! i’m always very keen for the new colors (got the gold when the 6 got out and the rose gold for 6s). this time, obviously i was interested in the glossy jet black, but it’s not available in 32gb (blablabla, again). so black it is!

iphone 7.

and this is my lock screen background for now! i found it through a link that elsa posted the other day and i think it’s happy and cute. my previous background was one of brooklyn bridge from last time i was in new york, but new phone means new wallpaper!

mao

jag har en ny telefon! en tjusig iphone 7. har senaste gangerna haft guld (6) och rose gold (6s), men jag vill alltid ha nåt nytt liksom, så svart fick det bli denna gång, fast med riktig färgglad bakgrund för att kompensera såklart.

two awesome things in my mailbox.

i’ve received two nice things in the mail. they’re the total opposite of each other, but let’s take a look!

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LOOK AT THIS! it’s an awesome illustration from the AMAZING @studiostout. i won a giveaway on her instagram!!

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it’s ariel form the little mermaid and belle from beauty and the beast!!! PLZ check out her instagram and follow her. she’s so lovely and amazing. thank you so much!! <3

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the second thing was this! a super fancy package from my university.

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with a really really expensive paper :)))))) heh. no but it’s nice to finally have my master’s degree on paper! yay yay go me. *emoji money flying away ehe*

mao

har fått två fina grejer i posten! första är den här fantastiska printen från fantastiska @studiostout!!!!!!! in och följ henne, hon målar de mest fantastiska illustrationerna <33333 och så ett diplom för min master. världshistoriens dyraste papper :)))

san francisco summer is here!

saturday with richie.

on saturday morning, i texted my friend and also neighbor richie and asked if he wanted to go to brunch with me. he did!

saturday with richie.

it was super sunny so i was wearing my new shades from chicago.

saturday with richie.

we went to mymy, which is basically around the corner from where we both live, in nob hill.

saturday with richie.

we both had eggs benedict, richie had the blt version and me the salmon. so good!

saturday with richie.

we decided to walk it off but stopped for candy at the candy store. yum yum yum yum.

saturday with richie.

finally, the cold and foggy sf summer is over, and fall aka san francisco summer is beginning. STOKED

saturday with richie.

we went all the way down to the water and chilled out for a while.

saturday with richie.

some peeps were swimming. ugh not for me though. i don’t like water.

saturday with richie.

hi alcatraz! i can’t believe i still haven’t been out there during the time i’ve lived here. if anyone’s coming to visit me anytime soon, i’m taking them!

saturday with richie.

saturday with richie.

at hyde st pier, we saw this cute wet swimmer dog.

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and pretty boats.

saturday with richie.

if you turn around, you can see hyde street running up the hill. beautiful, right?

saturday with richie.

the bridge did its thing as always.

saturday with richie.

then, we walked through fisherman’s wharf which is just the most touristy place in the city. i usually avoid going there because reasons, but this time i just embraced it fully and posed with a wooden sea lion.

saturday with richie.

and then we saw a real one! i feel like there was a lot of them when i moved here, but they’re not as many now? i don’t know. was really happy seeing this one however.

saturday with richie.

there’s this little port with all the small wooden boats too. they’re just so pretty.

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steering wheels for ever *heart eye emoji*

saturday with richie.

this little friend posed for me too.

saturday with richie.

i totally fell in love with this sign. retro + pretty type = <3

saturday with richie.

and after sipping coffee in the sun, we walked back up towards us again, through lovely north beach.

saturday with richie.

where the alleyways are green and the facades look like candy.

mao

sommaren i sf är alltid kall och dimmig. äntligen är hösten här för höst i sf = sommar. pepp! jag och richie möttes iallafall upp på lördagen för att käka brunch på mymy och promma längs vattnet i fisherman’s wharf. alla dagar spenderade ute i solen = bra dagar.