when my east coast heart is beating.

a place i’m ALWAYS yearning for is new york. i love san francisco every day, but there is also not a single day passing by that i don’t miss new york.

last time i was there was when i moved back to california after having lived in new york from october-january. and now it’s end of MAY. which of course means that i have to fly over there.
so that’s what i’m doing. tonight!

i’m gonna hang out with my new york bestie robert and all other nyc friends, dance on rooftops in brooklyn, stroll through nolita, curse over the weekend subway schedule, and just breathe in the humid new york citiness for three days.

i’ll update you when i’m back early next week. until then, catch me on instagram. i’ll probably post some pictures and/or stories during the weekend.

have a fantastic long weekend (if you’re lucky), wherever you are. xx

 

drar till new york idag!!!!! herregu, saknar den stan vareviga dag (men saknade san francisco varje dag jag bodde där såklart). nu blire häng, strosande genom nolita och takfester i brooklyn i tre dagar! puss!

flamingos and puppies.

my weekend was SO sunny. it was fantastic. on saturday, i dressed up in white shorts and a crop top and hung out with richie. we tried out media noche, the new cuban place in the mission. it was yummy, and they have a beautiful flamingo mural painted by fnnch.

after me and richie said goodbye towards the afternoon i still hadn’t had enough of walking in the sun, so i took a little mini hike up to bernal heights, the hill that’s super close to my house. since it’s close it doesn’t take to long to climb, but you still get this gorgeous view of sf. especially in the golden light of the sunset!

on sunday THIS happened!!!! i went on a hike with some coworkers around san bruno, and THESE THREE showed up! corgis and shibas are some of my favorite dogs so i was beyond thrilled. the one to the very left, simba, was only 8 months and REFUSED to walk after we’ve been walking for over an hour in the sun and had to be carried. i CRIED. basically.

HI from me and nacho!!!! hope u guys had an as amazing weekend <3333

 

en minirapport från helgen! hängde med richie på lördagen, vi testade nya kubanska stället media noche och jag poserade vid deras fina väggmålning. sen knatade jag ensam upp till fina bernal heights på kvällen. på söndagen drog jag på hike MED DESSA. asså två corgis och en shiba. drömmen or what?!?!
hoppas ni haft en fin helg med. puss!

pasta, chocolate, and a thirteen year-old.

happy thursday friends! let me show you some weekend hangout with friends lately:

hangout with richie and aryan.

first was with my fantastic friend richie who i hadn’t seen in a pretty long time, since he’d been in LA for a while. but now he was back, and he had his little cousin aryan visiting!

hangout with richie and aryan.

we walked around the mission and did some café hangouts, tried on shoes, and checked out vintage clothes.

hangout with richie and aryan.

then i took us to dolores park for a bit of course! no weekend is complete without some hanging out in dolores park. for me, at least. this is what i looked like! it was warm enough to be dressed like this. in h&m tank top and the vintage style tennis skirt from the fila x urban outfitters collab.

hangout with richie and aryan.

cool boyz.

hangout with richie and aryan.

we walked from the park to the castro, where it’s always colorful and rainbowy. we stopped by at an ice cream shop before we hugged each other goodbye.

hangout with patty.

another weekend hangout lately was with patty. she hit me up for lunch which was perfect, because i had just come from the gym and needed to eat.

hangout with patty.

we went to barzotto, an italian place close to my house where i’ve been wanting to go for a while. the pasta was great! al dente af. plus points for very instagrammable table.

hangout with patty.

we walked slowly through the mission, checking out some stores, and then ending up here, at dandelion chocolate, for some dessert hehe. dandelion is a super small chocolate factory in the middle of the mission. so nice.

hangout with patty.

patty ordered their cold hot chocolate (hehe), and i the house hot chocolate. aaaaaand then i was full for the rest of the day :))))

friends + food + sun + san francisco = some of my favorite things in life <3333

 

två häng på sistone! först med fina richie och hans lilla kusin aryan som var på besök. vi provade skor, kollade vintagekläder och hängde i dolores och castro.
sen ett lunchhäng med patty, vi käkade supergod at dente pasta på barzotto, prommade genom mission och drack chokladdessert på lilla chokladfabriken dandelion.

NICE VA.

7 snapshots from life.

since i’m updating a tiny bit more rarely now, it might be harder to get a grip of that in-between life, beyond the pretty parties and *qualitative* post i now try to make. so here is a totally normal recap from some mobile pics lately from everyday life.

from my birthday in dolores park! of course i needed to pose with two half naked hunks for my insta story on my 26th.

this was so funny—on my birthday, i saw these balloons swaying in the dolores breeze, and i decided to kidnap them! at least just to pose with them for a picture. they were not mine, but i decided that this girl whose 26th birthday it was had to share her pretty balloons with me on this very nice birthday of the 29th of april.

these are my nails right now. golden minx! and gel, in addition (so they don’t chip at all for weeks and weeks!). still mesmerized by them like 2 weeks later.

me and siri were out walking on a saturday, and found a perfect vertigo composition featuring this mural on valencia street, my striped top and my off-white bag!

i hung out with richie again after him being out of town for a long time. so nice seeing him again! we had iced mint mojito at philz coffee and hung out in dolores.

on friday, i ate at in-n-out for the first time! it’s a hyped cali fast food restaurant, but the only one in san francisco is in fisherman’s wharf (a terrible, super touristy place that i try to stay away from). but during our lunch hour on friday, me and my coworkers gary and jonathan drove to the one that’s close to the apple campus where we work. YUM.

and i also ran into this guy, and siri commented on instagram “omg hvorfor ser denne hunden ut AKKURAT som deg?! :’D” (“omg, why does this dog look EXACTLY like you?! :’D”). oh well, who am i to object. i also posted it on the facebook group dogspotting where it got 2.6K likes. so cute.

that’s basically my life for now. plus like, work and stuff. have a lovely sunday, ok? :*

 

mobilsnapshots från livet just nu! några födelsebilder, lite jag, lite richie, och en hund som tydligen ser ut som mig. jo jag tackar.

my birthday: flowers, sea bass, and a pink dress.

birthday saturday at boxing room.

here’s part two of my birthday! so—after the brunch, dolores park and all that i told you about in my last post, i went home to change. was met by a birthday flower bouquet from my roomie mira! thank yooou. so colorful.

birthday saturday at zuni.

and soon enough, it was time for dinner at this fancy place! this is zuni café, a classic san francisco restaurant—an institution even—that i’ve been wanting to go to for years now. and it finally happened!

birthday saturday at zuni.

a white-cloth table for two at the window on the upper level. very nice indeed.

birthday saturday at zuni.

siri was my dinner company of course. this is actually the third birthday dinner that i eat with her. very lucky to have a friend like her. (#1 here and #2 here).

birthday saturday at zuni.

she gave me a beautiful box filled with gifts!! fantastic. i’ll show you some of them in a separate post later.

birthday saturday at zuni.

we ordered drinks while we waited for food, and cheered for my 26th, for us, and our FANTASTIC friendship. <3

birthday saturday at zuni.

this is how i looked! forgot to take a full body picture, but i had a new pink dress with a plunge neck and flowy sleeves.

birthday saturday at zuni.

and then our food came! just look at my gorgeous sea bass. like a piece of art!

birthday saturday at zuni.

siri ordered a lamb dish. we were so excited—because food, because birthday dinner, because zuni, and because we both had watched the show looking and this is where the character dom works, hehe. he was nowhere to be seen this day though ://// heh

birthday saturday at zuni.

YUM. the food was absolutely SPLENDID. after dinner, we took an uber to southern pacific brewing where we met up with a bunch of my friends, babbled, and had wayyy to many drinks. thanks to everyone for a fantastic birthday!!!

 

andra halvan av min födelsedag! åt middag med siri på fantastiska zuni café och fick tjusigt paket! sen åkte vi till härliga southern pacific brewing och skålade i tusen drinkar och kramades med alla mina kompisar och skrekbabblade tills jag fick ont i halsen. SÅ FIN födelsedag TACK ALLA!!! tack ni som grattat mig online med herreguuuu vad det betyder massor. puss!!

my birthday: brunch, wine, and sun.

birthday saturday at boxing room.

on saturday the 29th, the day after mine and ivana’s dinner, it was my birthday! i woke up early enough to see the sun rise over my backyard, which rarely happens and which was really nice.

birthday saturday at boxing room.

birthday brunch was on the schedule! and this is where i had wished for. boxing room in hayes valley! they do new orleans-style southern/cajun-type cuisine.

birthday saturday at boxing room.

my favorite siri was there of course! and as per usual, we were on time (aka 30-40 mins earlier than the rest of the california population eheee).

birthday saturday at boxing room.

but it was ok, because it was my birthday and boxing room was really pretty inside (which you can’t really tell from the outside).

birthday saturday at boxing room.

also, we had drinks! a strong tropical one for siri and a watery bloody mary for me.

birthday saturday at boxing room.

yay vicky 26!!! thanks for celebrating with me siri!

birthday saturday at boxing room.

finally our brunch company arrived: lance!

birthday saturday at boxing room.

and daniel! ok boyz let’s eat now honestly

birthday saturday at boxing room.

and so we did! siri ordered this cute frittata. i had fried catfish po’boy with hushpuppies. good but not as photogenic! last time i had po’boy was actually on my birthday weekend last year. yum.

birthday saturday at boxing room.

hi from a one year older little person! :) i was dressed in a new off-shoulder top, sharp black sunglasses and black skirt so that i had a 60’s pinup vibe going. one of my favorite styles, in other words!

birthday saturday at boxing room.

speaking of favorite—we of course had to follow brunch with hangouts in dolores park, my fav spot in sf, if anyone had missed that…

birthday saturday at boxing room.

the weather was fantastic and we drank rosé in red solo cups which was nice. after a few hours of hangouts in the sun, it was time to go home for a bit and change for dinner! but that’ll be in the next post. SUCH a nice first half of my birthday!

 

första halvan av min födelsedag! vaknade i soluppgången vilket var ovanligt men fint. sen var det födelsebrunch på g. hade bestämt boxing room som är amerikanska södern/new orleans-style på maten. åt och 26 års-skålade med siri, lance och daniel. sen hängde vi i dolores och drack rosé tills det var dags att byta om inför middag (men det kommer i nästa inlägg). så fin första halva!!

pre-birthday michelin dinner.

hey there. sorry for my silence the last couple of days. i have been feeling a little off, and it has just been feeling stressful with some social media and such. just like i’ve seen happening with other bloggers out there, i think i’m gonna switch down the posting frequency in here. at least for now.

oh well! as you know, it was my birthday on saturday. but my celebration started already on friday night:

birthday friday at al's place.

after work, i got ready and walked the couple of blocks from me to the location of my friday night plans.

birthday friday at al's place.

the sun was just setting and the mission looked fantastic. this time of year is really great birthday weather always.

birthday friday at al's place.

this was where i was going! al’s place, which is a veggie-centric (but not vegetarian) restaurant with a michelin star. i had booked weeks and weeks in advance and had gotten a table! yay.

birthday friday at al's place.

my friend and old roommate ivana was my dinner companion for the night which was nice, since i’ve barely seen her since i moved back from new york.

birthday friday at al's place.

al’s was so cute, with plants and lights along the walls, and the servers dressed in differently patterned clothes.

birthday friday at al's place.

this was me! hello hi.

birthday friday at al's place.

in an all-black dress and platform shoes which you can’t see.

birthday friday at al's place.

we ordered rosé bubbles of course, because celebrations!

birthday friday at al's place.

and then food. they offer small plates to order several of, and sharing them. we got a few, starting with this one.

birthday friday at al's place.

trout, potato, and turnip something. very cute. our second and third plates (which i didn’t shoot pics of) were a campanelle with asparagus pesto and a sunchoke curry with black-lime cod and citrus jewels. *food tv show voice*. i realize this might sound like gibberish and it kind of did to us too, but it was lovely however.

birthday friday at al's place.

we ended with sharing a caramel-filled brownie with peanut icecream. yum yum yum. and then we went into the friday night and drank what felt like 10 glasses of wine (don’t worry though, it wasn’t). great start to my birthday celebrations!

 

jag fyllde år i lördags som ni kanske vet? hehe klart ni gör. började firet på fredagkväll på flotta michelinrestaurangen al’s place med ivana! vi drack rosébubbel och delade på fyra spännande knäppa rätter. var himlans gott! och sen gick vi ut i rödvinsnatten. så bra start på födelsehelgen!

och sorry förresten för några dagars tystnad. kommer dra ner lite på bloggandet framöver, kanske tre-ish gånger i veckan istället för sex. ok? <3

☆ APRIL 29 ☆

HELLOOO. happy birthday to me! while i’m out adventuring and eating good food all day today, here’s a birthday list (just like last year):

how many years are you turning today?
twenty-six! aka “one more year to go before you become jim morrison, jimi hendrix, and those guys”, as my coworker sean said. thanks, sean. (here ↑ is when i turned 22, 23, 24 and 25!)

birthday.

do you feel like you are the age you’re turning?
i think so? i’ve felt the same age for the last like 3-ish years though, so it’s kinda weird getting older.

foreign cinema.

what are your plans for today?
brunch with siri, daniel, and lance in the day, then dinner with siri in the evening, and then bar hangout with all my san francisco friends at southern pacific brewing. stoked!

foreign cinema.

do you associate your birthday with something in particular?
just celebrating A TON with lots of friends. i don’t celebrate christmas or easter or any other family-centric holiday really, so when it’s my birthday, it’s all in.

southern pacific brewing.

what did you do on your birthday one year ago?
went out in the sun hanging around shopping with mark and hannah, then had dinner at foreign cinema with siri, and then did the southern pacific brewing hangout at night. (plus more dinners and brunches throughout the weekend of course). had such a great birthday weekend.

birthday weekend - sunday.

how would a perfect birthday look?
last year was pretty perfect! warm, sunny, lots of good food, and lots of great friends!

birthday weekend - saturday.

tell us about a birthday you remember extra clearly.
2012 in nice was great (i always talk about this one here on the blog i feel). 50s diners, sun, park hangouts, and my childhood bestie and longest-time friend joanna flew down to france to hang out.

my birthday pt 1.

if you could wish for a cake, what kind would it be?
can i switch out the cake for like crème brûlée? good, i’ll do that instead then. thanks! :33

birthday celebration.

 

idag fyller jag 26! peppigaste dagen på mitt år!

plans for the birthday weekend.

pride saturday.

hello thursday babies!

hope you are as excited as i am for this weekend. it’s my birthday on saturday, and as per usual, i’m planning on celebrating the entire weekend, hehe.

maybe get my nails done on friday so i’m pretty for saturday? and then dinner at a michelin star restaurant in the evening. on saturday i’m doing brunch, dinner at another place i’ve been wanting to go to for a long time, and then bar hangouts with a bunch of friends just like last year. maybe park hangouts in the sun on sunday? just surround myself with happiness, good food, great people and sun. i’m so excited.

and i will report back to you with aaaall the pictures later, of course. but first—two more days of being 25 with the regular stuff: work, gym, and early mornings. yee haw.

 

hej torsdagskompisar!

här kommer mest ett mini-peppinlägg för helgen. födelsedagshelgen alltså! det är på lördag som *den stora dagen* e, och om ni känner mig rätt vet ni att jag kommer fira flera dagar i rad. kanske fixa naglarna i nån fin färg på fredag och gå på michelinstjärnerestaurang! min första nånsin. på lördag ska jag både på brunch, middag och barhäng med fina kompisar, och gärna hänga i en park i solen på söndag.

lovar att ta massor av bilder såklart. ska bli så fint att uppleva helgen, och sen att berätta om den för er såklart! puss.

pastries, portraits, and pasta.

oakland adventures.

let’s take a lil look at what my saturday looked like. i was out adventuring all day long. it started out in my room like this.

oakland adventures.

i dressed up in my favorite outfit for the time being: adidas crop top, weekday skirt, and nike air max ultra si.

oakland adventures.

and my new off-white bag for the first time ever! was very excited.

oakland adventures.

and then i hopped over to the other side of the bay from san francisco to oakland!

oakland adventures.

to this event, with the brilliant name pastries and portraits. it was basically what it sounds like—bottomless pastries and a photo session (will share the pics of me later when i get them!).

oakland adventures.

it was my friend selena who had arranged it. here she is with michella who was helping out too. v kickass ladies.

oakland adventures.

after that, i texted my friend tare who was like “oh you’re in oakland?? stay there and i’ll pick you up!” and i was like OK SURE??, and without knowing what the plan was, he picked me up and drove off.

oakland adventures.

we went to grand lake kitchen for food (this right here was a baked pasta) and michelada. YUM.

oakland adventures.

after dinner, we walked around oakland and said hi to a few of his friends. so nice catching up with this handsome one, hadn’t seen him in a while!

oakland adventures.

the evening light was so nice over there. (also, you can really see my eye color here!!)

oakland adventures.

and that’s that from my saturday in oakland! a great day *praying hands emoji* thank u life!!

 

ta en titt på min lördag vettja! jag hade min favvooutfit för tillfället som består av adidasmagtröja, weekendkjol, nike airmax thea ultra si och min nya juvel, väskan från off-white. jag stack över bay bridge till oakland och minglade på min vän selenas foto- och bakelseevent. så bra koncept! ska visa några porträttbilder hon tog på mig sen när jag får dem. sen mötte jag upp med min snygga kompis tare och drack öl, käkade middag och prommade runt i oakland och hängde. så bra dag.