five lovely instagrams.

you guys would know by now that i love instagram. i love posting, interacting with you other instagrammers, finding new accounts to follow, and talking about them to other people! so that’s what i thought i’d do today. here’s five to brighten up your thursday!

@chiaochen.

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so, chiao is a super talented videographer who went to my school, but now is in new york. while poorly represented in screenshots here like this, he takes beautiful slowmotion clips of new york cityscapes. very serene and unique.

@studiostout.

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love this account. badass illustrations of sex, drugs and wicked girls, mostly. ♠ ♠ ♠

@wallyfound.

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where’s waldo is no longer needed, because this account has found him. in all sorts of pretty places, too.

@frukost.

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swedish breakfast account with exactly that — swedish breakfasts. uggggh they’re the best though

@koalakrusader.

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and — last but not least — i need to tell you guys about this account. <3 GAH. you did know that koala is like my spirit animal, yes? so cute. so fluffy. this account shares nothing but this majestic velvet animal. love!

my ig handle is @vickys.se as per usual, and if you want more of my insta tips, i’ve gathered a LOT of instalove at the end of this post.

do you have any instagrams i need to check out?

mao

fem fina instatips till er idag! en fin new york-feed i slowmotion, kickassiga illustrationer, where’s waldo-waldo irl, bästa svennefrukostar och så en koalakavalkad!

dela gärna med er om ni har några bra tips! puss.

pride on a rooftop.

pride saturday.

finally pride weekend was here! i found myself on a north beach roof on saturday.

pride saturday.

with a bunch of people, a soap bubble gun and a view of the coit tower in the background.

pride saturday.

HAAAAI! we were so excited for pride celebrations. eh, and a little scared of falling when jumping over from one roof to the other. (in seven inch platforms)

pride saturday.

we cheered with mimosas and oscar was 150% ready with the soap bubble gun.

pride saturday.

sf was perfect this very day! pride, friends and sunshine. on a north beach roof! <3

pride saturday.

mark slayed as per usual.

pride saturday.

and i tried to be half as cool :))))

pride saturday.

the day wasn’t over of course! we started to get ready to head over to dolores park.

pride saturday.

but first — let me shoot some more bubbles. sincerely, vicky, or misz_007 as i called myself on the interwebz when i was like 13. *no ragrets*

pride saturday.

dolo!!!! look at this rainbow amazingness!

pride saturday.

ugh danielle so pretty

pride saturday.

and so we hung out in the sun and drank wine and just celebrated fucking LOVE until we got exhausted and went home to sleep ehe to recharge for the next big pride day the day after. HAPPY PRIDE EVERYTHING <3

mao

pridelördag! jag och det här jättegänget började med att hänga på ett tak i north beach innan vi rörde oss mot ett fullpackat och regnbågigt dolores. hurra för kärleken!

pride weekend outfits.

hi loves, and happy post-pride tuesday! i have a lot of fabulous pictures to show you from sf this pride year, which literally has been the epicenter of the rainbow. but first i thought i’d just show what i wore!

friday.

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oh, this pic was blurrier than i thought, sorry about that. on friday, however, i mostly hung around in the sun and then went to betabrand where they had a pre-pride store event party with music, photobooth and foodtrucks. i wore the apple pride shirt that i got at the pride parade last year when i hung out with tim cook.

saturday.

pride saturday outfit.

i’ll show you more pictures later from saturday when i ate brunch, jumped around on a north beach roof and hung out in dolores, but this was however my outfit. top from forever 21, h&m skirt, jeffrey campbell flatforms and rainbow necklace that someone gave me at pride last year.

sunday.

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finally i’ve bought a cheerleader outfit! literally an important piece that was missing in my wardrobe. i feel whole now. i got this one on amazon, and i wore it with half calf socks from forever 21 and white nike thea sneakers during my sunday adventures that i’m gonna tell you more about soon too.

♥ cheerleader 4 life ♥

mao

outfits från pridehelgen!

fredag: apple pride-tischa.

lördag: svart på svart. topp från forever 21, h&m-kjol och platåer från jeffrey campbell.

söndag: cheerleaderoutfit! äntligen äger jag en sådan. den hittade jag på amazon, och så strumpor från forever 21 och vita nike thea på det.

mer pridebilder kommer i veckan. puss!

♦ TWIN PEAKS. ♦

twin peaks.

since i’m on summer break, i try to take advantage of every sunny day (which in california means pretty much every day) to go out and walk.

twin peaks.

up there is where i wanted to go this very day. not safeway, that is! twin peaks there way up in the back.

twin peaks.

i passed by castro.

twin peaks.

and up towards ashbury heights where you can see now valley if you look left. so pretty everything.

twin peaks.

it was super hot this day and steep, and i stopped to take pictures of cute flowers on the way.

twin peaks.

sutro tower peeking up behind clarendon heights. hi!!

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and pretty soon, i was almost there.

twin peaks.

i could see a glimpse of downtown between the houses in the hills.

twin peaks.

and soon enough, i was up! look at pretty san francisco right here. that’s market street running through the middle of the city.

twin peaks.

if you look left, you can see buena vista park (the green hill) and corona heights (the yellow hill).

twin peaks.

and presidio, golden gate bridge and marin headlands if you look all the way left from twin peaks. this city <3333

twin peaks.

there is potrero hill a little bit to the right from the view point.

twin peaks.

and the mission with the bernal heights summit sticking up if you look right.

twin peaks.

ugh, i love mini adventures like this. it feeds the soul, and you get time to breathe and think again. especially twin peaks! i haven’t been there in over a year.

twin peaks.

thank you for being you, sf. <3

mao

tog en dag för miniäventyr och knatade upp till fina twin peaks där man kan se ut över hela stan. <3

dandelion seed.

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 may, the theme is plants and just like last month, i interpreted it in a written way (i’m no DIY:er) and wrote a text.

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. sorry about this month’s recordings! they could have been a little better but i didn’t have enough time to rerecord!

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

oslo.

jag måste som att blunda för att minnas hur det kändes
när det var storm när det blåste hårt när jag fick ett maskrosfrö i ögat och det slog ut en skog
en överbefolkad dunge, ett hjärta som rann över av vitmossa, den lättantändliga sorten
akta elden sa de alltid men jag är en mal som cirkulerar närmare och närmare, och jag är alltför bekant med skogsbränder i bröstet ändå
just därför eller trots att, jag vet inte

jag blundar och det är ett regn som faller, alltid detta regn, jag växer inuti och det är en kraft som spränger staket och vägrenar, snabbt och oförlåtligt, det är som en orkan nu och jag snubblar över mina egna rötter där jag springer

men ändå, till slut, det finns en plats där vinden tar slut jorden står stilla och jag blir varm igen som ett mjukt täcke av nyutslagna maskrosor, nyblekta
en plats som är tyst som ligger i lä, i skuggan
inget brinner inte ens svedda slätter inte ett spår av eld
här är allt mjukt och grönt
här är ängen där jag kan vila

oslo.

i have to kind of close my eyes to remember the feeling
when it stormed when the wind blew hard when i got a dandelion seed in my eye and a forest grew
an overpopulated holt, a heart that was overflowing with sphagnum, the flammable kind
watch the flame they always said but i’m a moth circulating closer and closer, and i’m all too familiar with forest fires in my chest anyways
exactly why or even though, i don’t know

i’m closing my eyes and there is a rain falling, always this rain, i’m growing inside and it’s a force that ruptures fences and road verges, quickly and unforgivingly, it’s like a hurricane now and i’m stumbling over my own roots where i run

but still, at last, there is a place where the wind ends the earth stands still and i get warm again
like a soft blanket of newly bloomed dandelions, newly bleached
a place that is quiet that is covered, in the shadow
nothing is burning here not even scorched fields not a trace of fire
here everything is soft and green
here is the meadow where i can rest

oslo.

the summer food list.

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what do you like to drink when it’s hot outside?
ice water! (my favorite drink.) otherwise corona!

nassau / the bahamas.

raspberries, strawberries or blueberries?
swedish wild strawberries if i could choose, but otherwise raspberries. i like the sweetness.

swedish summer.

what’s your favorite ice cream?
i’m not really into fruity ice cream — i like vanilla, chocolate, caramel, cookie dough and stuff like that. it’s-it chocolate/vanilla is a great one!

one photo every hour. july.

what’s the best picknick food?
cherry tomatoes, fresh baguette, grapes, cheese, prosecco, melon and/or anything you can eat with your hands.

oslo foods.

what do you usually eat for midsummer?
i haven’t celebrated swedish midsummer all that much in my life, but i love early potatoes and swedish smörgåstårta a.k.a. SANDWICH CAKE for example.

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what’s the best summer fruit?
watermelon!

alex' birthday.

what’s the best festival food?
i’m tempted to say burrito even though it’s not exclusively a festival food. but then again, it’s a great food in general, so. burrito!!

bernal heights.

any tips for a soothing summer salad?
arugula, carrots, cucumber, apples, hummus, vinaigrette! simple as.

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what is your city’s best outdoor patio?
restaurant: foreign cinema.
bar: el rio.

foreign cinema.

what do you throw on to the grill?
marinated veggie meat, mushrooms and corn on the cob, for example.

bbq party.

mao

en sommarmatlista! stulen och översatt från [vegokäk].

capturing the sunset.

the sunset light.

i went out the other day to catch the sunset by the water. so i started walking up towards north beach.

the sunset light.

even though it was almost one hour left until sunset, the light was already lovely.

the sunset light.

then again, it always is in san francisco.

the sunset light.

i love how the cables hang down like garlands in front of the steep hills.

the sunset light.

i love the color of saints peter and paul church. it’s just so light and soft towards whatever color the sky is any given day.

the sunset light.

more pretty empty streets in the evening light and steep streets up towards russian hill.

the sunset light.

☀ ☀ ☀ ☀ ☀

the sunset light.

after a while, i got down to the end of hyde street where the cable cars stop.

the sunset light.

and behind hyde st pier, i could finally see the pacific. it felt like i hadn’t seen the ocean in so long!

the sunset light.

so i crossed the lawn by ghirardelli square and walked along the water to fort mason.

the sunset light.

and i sat down on the hill just as the sun started setting behind golden gate bridge.

the sunset light.

look at those colors. <333

the sunset light.

the sun was sinking behind the marin headlands and birds were circulating over the bay.

the sunset light.

it got really cold really quickly, so i started to head back towards the city.

the sunset light.

but not without a last glance towards the bridge. sf <333

mao

jag begav mig ut för att fånga solnedgången härom dagen. fint va <3

nike juvenate woven.

nike juvenate woven.

for absolutely no reason at all, i decided to treat myself with yet another pair of white sneakers.

nike juvenate woven.

these woven nike juvenate! AH.

nike juvenate woven.

they’re like sneakers but so light and summery and almost like sandals.

nike juvenate woven.

i love the way they’re woven and this little leather patch in the back, and that they weigh absolutely nothing.

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so excited to show these shoes my san francisco this summer, all the long walks and park hangouts, the sunniest mornings and warm nights. <3

mao

har köpt nya drömskor! kritvita vävda nike juvenate. <3

mini fairytale forest festival.

stern grove festival.

this past sunday, stern grove opened! it’s a festival that takes place every sunday during the whole summer. ain’t that nice huh.

stern grove festival.

so i grabbed siri to come with me. we were both a little tired from going out-adventures the night before, but sun, music, water and good company cures everything.

stern grove festival.

so from the busy road, we walked down a green path down to fairytale land.

stern grove festival.

!!!! 5 minutes walk from the highway i mean cmon

stern grove festival.

look at this! so beautiful. there were people sitting all the way along the steep hill between the trees and the weather was ON POINT.

stern grove festival.

we met up with will and a bunch of peeps and had standing up-picknick in the sun (so crowded!!).

stern grove festival.

the san francisco retro soul band midtown social played and everyone was dancing. <3333

stern grove festival.

it felt like we were in a little forest far out in a secret little town somewhere, while in fact we were like a bus ride and a half from home. love sf.

stern grove festival.

then janelle monae got up and slayyyyyyyed it. not only did she sing and perform like a queen, she also used her space to talk about love, anti-racism and equality for all. i literally cried

stern grove festival.

this mini queen was our new friend for the day and danced with us. SO CUTE.

stern grove festival.

SUCH a great day, 100% amazing energy at this place. if you’re around sf, you should go here. it takes place every sunday until august!

stern grove festival.

me and siri went back to the city, grabbed a burrito at little chihuahua and then walked along divisadero and peeked into a sports bar where they aired nba game 7 which was this week’s biggest event in sf. sf’s golden state warriors lost with just a few points in the last minutes, ehe, so peoplewatching anxious basketball fans was fun, heeehe.

mao

i söndags premiärade stern grove som är en varje söndag-festival! jag drog dit med siri och mötte upp william och ett helt gäng till. vi trängdes i den fantastiska lilla hippiesagan som festivalspotten var och stå-picknickade, dansade och peppade galet till janelle monae. SÅ FIN DAG alltså. sen drog vi in till stan, haffade en burrito på the little chihuahua och prommade längs divisadero och kikade in på en bar där sista minuterna av LIVSVIKTIGA (eh) game 7 dvs slutspelet i nba sändes. sfs golden state warriors förlorade med bara några få poäng i sista minuterna så jag och siri försökte kväva våra fnissningar när vi såg alla ångestfyllda basketmän

let’s taco bout it. wine ot?

a few foods i’ve had lately!

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the croissant sandwich at honey honey. honey honey is a fantastic brunch place two blocks away from me, and on weekends the line reaches around the block. last time, i ordered this croissant loveliness with their amazing roasted potatoes on the side.

four foods.

isn’t this a pretty view? it’s the strawberry and nutella crêpe at sweet maple, but it’s more like an art work. me and siri had the chance to go there on a tuesday mid-day and could avoid the crazy weekend brunch lines here. YUM.

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with the crêpe — ice coffee in a mason jar of course.

four foods.

another day, me and aleigh went back to out favorite sushi take away spot in the financial, where we used to go all the time before we graduated, and had the fire bowl — a sushi bowl with salmon, spicy tuna, wakame salad, tobiko, egg crêpe ET CETERA. with miso and edamame on the side of course. GO HERE for fidi lunch if you’re around.

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being on summer break mode means to me mostly to hang out with friends and eat (or well, i try to to real life adult stuff too, but that’s not as fun to write about). one morning, we were a bunch who gathered at jens’ place and had a HUGE pancake and waffle breakfast.

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and sometimes, i might just have avocado on crisp bread with a murakami book in bed. ❀

mao

några tallrikar på sistone! croissant med cheddar och rostad potatis på honey honey, crêpemästerverket med nutella och jordgubbar och iskaffe på sweet maple, sushi bowl med aleigh i financial, enorm pannkaks- och våffelfrukost hos jens, och så avokadoknäcke hemma i sängen.