all the colors of nolita.

manhattan / sunday.

last day in new york! this day i promised i’d take *real* pictures with my *real* camera. so let’s have a look!

manhattan / sunday.

i hung out with robert in manhattan the last day. we started with brunch at de maria, a super pretty place in nolita. i had this colorful salmon toast!

manhattan / sunday.

and then we went to one of my favorite places, cha cha matcha! LOVE matcha latte honestly. ALSO!!!!! the day before when i also went here, i walked by aziz ansari!!! like reaaally close. and we looked into each other’s eyes. can u believe that

manhattan / sunday.

rob!! one of my fav people. wish we could hang out more but what to do when you live on opposite coasts.

manhattan / sunday.

MATCHA GRACIAS YUM YUM

manhattan / sunday.

and then we just strolled. i could’ve stressed out about 100 other things, places, or people, but i decided to just hang OUT. so that’s what we did.

manhattan / sunday.

we peeked into canal street market. (also wouldn’t this picture be hilarious if it said “i deserve nicer thighs”)

manhattan / sunday.

they had buncha cute handmade stuff there, these coasters for example. east coaster, west coaster, gulf coaster, and no coaster. hehe.

manhattan / sunday.

i really love glossier, but they’re purely online-based except for their nyc showroom. so i dragged robert there. we posed in a cute mirror.

manhattan / sunday.

so pretty in there! what i wanted to buy: everything. what i bought: nothing.

manhattan / sunday.

more strolling! my new york friends were all kind of sorry on my part that the weather wasn’t that good. except it was?? i mean at least it wasn’t raining, and the humidity made it much warmer than in sf. /ok weather report over

manhattan / sunday.

and then we walked through and around little italy to go back to nolita again.

manhattan / sunday.

tbh

manhattan / sunday.

the butcher’s daughter corner is so pretty!!! green but big city new yorkey at the same time. love it here.

manhattan / sunday.

we walked through this little mini park.

manhattan / sunday.

and i posed on a bench. haaaaai from east coaster vicky

manhattan / sunday.

warm n sunneh

manhattan / sunday.

nolita 4 ever honestly. it’s so cute and colorful, and packed with small stores and cute restaurants and no chains.

manhattan / sunday.

we took pictures here and there and also stood in line for the famous prince street pizza that we shared on a bench (see my ig for photo proof).

manhattan / sunday.

and after posing against this lovely mural…

manhattan / sunday.

…it was time for me to leave for the airport! thank u new york city for this time. will be back sooner than you know. maybe even sooner than you think.

 

söndagen i new york. hängde med robert i nolita mest. älskar nolita fan, allt är litet och färgglatt och mysigt typ. åt en snygg brunchmacka, matchalatte som är min favvo typ, och hajpad prince street pizza-pizza. tack nevvan för denna gång ses snart igen

brooklyn murals and a manhattan-worthy manicure.

ok. as you know, i spent friday, saturday and sunday in new york. didn’t take as many pics with my dslr as i usually do, but some + phone pics of course! so let me tell you about my friday and saturday to start with.

manhattan / friday.

i flew overnight and landed like 6.30 in the morning. i was DEAD tired but had no time to waste. also had promised to do lunch with my old colleagues, so i headed straight into manhattan.

before meeting up with people, i had time to peek into the oculus, the new mall by world trade center that looks like a big white alien bird, or a whale skeleton or something. it’s very cool however.

manhattan / friday.

lily was my lunch date for the day! her and ahrim, who i also met up with, are two fantastic ladies i used to work with at droga5. we shared a pizza and a fantastic matcha mille-crepe cake from lady m. YUM

manhattan / friday.

after lunch, i met up with robert and we went for ice coffee at this cute place, the smile, in noho. we walked around for a bit but i was DESTROYED after my flight and went to sleep at like 7 pm. what a waste of a friday night in new york — i know — but i needed to crash.

brooklyn / saturday.

on saturday morning i was up and running again after having gotten some sleep. so i strolled through east williamsburg where i was staying and hopped on the subway to manhattan.

to do this! a fantastic manicure at paintbox in nolita. isn’t it pretty?? i’m in love. shellac in warm poppy red and metallic studs.

and then it was time to hop on out east to brooklyn again. greenpoint more specifically! i was meeting up with more friendsies.

brooklyn / saturday.

manya and reagan! we also worked at the ad agency together back in the fall and winter.

brooklyn / saturday.

we walked out by the river where you can see the pretty mural of the girl.

brooklyn / saturday.

and the industrial charming bar by the pier, and the water towers in the background. so new york.

brooklyn / saturday.

catchups with friends and just breathing the new york air. lordy lord. how i’ve missed it.

 

fredag och lördag i new york. mycket kramas och prata ikapp med gamla kompisar — lunchhäng med ahrim och lily, fika och shopping med robert och stros längs east river med manya och reagan. fixade dessutom världens finaste manikyr på paintbox i nolita! erkänn fint!

my head is caught up in nyc.

hey friends. i’m back in san francisco after a little new york weekend already. could’ve stayed forever, but reality is calling.

i had lots of fun, and my heart is always healing when i’m in new york city. very inconvenient to perpetually be missing both opposite coasts.
i managed to see friends, eat some food, do a little bit of rooftop hangouts—and dodge the rain perfectly (it rained just a few hours before i landed and just a few hours after i left!).

this might have been my first trip where i didn’t take crazy amounts of pictures with my dslr camera; i took a few though, and i’ll show you some soon, and tell you more about my lil fri-sat-sun getaway.

it’s tuesday and i’m going back to work, but a world trade center skyline and a purring airbnb cat  are still alive and beating inside.

 

jag e tillbaka på västkusten efter en kortishelg i new york (mer bilder kommer, även om jag tog oväntat få denna resa). blir alltid lugn och varm och hemma i kroppen när jag är där.

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!

from my disposable camera (and new things soon).

hey guys, sorry for going mute on you for a few days. i was in the middle of packing my new york life together …. BUT MORE ON THAT SOON. i’m very excited to share with you my next chapter, but first—let’s look at the other half of my disposable camera (first half here).

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one day, me and robert walked around in greenpoint in brooklyn and checked out stores and hung out by the water.

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a plane drew this heart. <3

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and then in november i flew to toronto. cn tower was swimming in fog when i arrived.

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this is kensington market, the little vintage village in toronto filled with thrift stores.

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in mid-december, i said goodbye to the ad agency i interned at, and me and my intern friends had dinner at eataly.

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me and jens! we were besties back in sf but haven’t hung out that much since we both moved to new york. we managed to meet a few times though. at h&m for example.

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christmas came, and siri flew over from san francisco to visit me.

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we ate all of the food in new york and did both local and touristy stuff—like taking pics at times square.

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2016 ended, and i spent my new years eve with my new york bestie robert! <3 we went for dinner and drinks in west village.

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and then continued the party in williamsburg until it was 2017 and my disposable camera was done!

 

mao

del två av bilderna från min engångskamera som jag fotat med denna höst och vinter. del ett hittar ni [här].

from my disposable camera.

this fall and winter, i’ve been shooting a little bit on a disposable camera. hadn’t done this in years, so it was definitely long overdue.

let’s have a look on some of the photos i managed to capture, shan’t we?

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the beginning of the film starts in los angeles, when me, siri, sandra and the rest of this party gang were there for the festival stockholm, CA.

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siri, me, gustav and sandra (plus a photobomber) at veronica maggio’s concert.

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i flew from new york to los angeles for like 30h, but it was worth it. <3

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who could this have been? hmmm. little dragen? elliphant maybe? not quite sure : ) (here‘s by the way the post on that day. i’ve linked it 100 times before, but i guess i just did it again)

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back in new york! on halloween. i celebrated with robert and his last-minute outfit was a $3 eyeliner that made him a bandit.

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jay came too—and didn’t have a costume either, so we made him a skeleton with the same $3 eyeliner.

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i was dressed in black in my vampire shirt.

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and we hung out at a rooftop in bed-stuy, at the probably weirdest party in the city at that moment.

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there was a super old contortionist, dead animals on the wall, and everything was twin peak-themed and bathing in red lighting. here‘s the post to that strange strange night.

 

mao

jag har framkallat min engångskamera som jag har fotat lite med under hösten! här är ett gäng bilder, från till exempel när jag var i los angeles på svensk festival och från halloween när jag, robert och jay var på fabrikslokalfest i bed-stuy med twin peaks-tema där allt bara var superkonstigt, badade i rött ljus och mystisk musik och vi hängde på taket.

så fint med engångs! har inte gjort det på 4 ever.

last day in toronto: brunch, hail, and a missed flight.

toronto / saturday.

let’s look at my last full day in toronto! i started here.

toronto / saturday.

at the brunch place le petit déjeuner in old town.

toronto / saturday.

i was hungry, so i grabbed this salmon eggs benedict with bottomless coffee.

toronto / saturday.

but then i had to jump over here! to st lawrence market, which is a food market that has been picked best in the world.

toronto / saturday.

met up with my hunky friend daniel who lives down the street and offered to show me around. yay!

toronto / saturday.

it was pretty big, but daniel guided me through the food maze. (<—– also food maze yes plz)

toronto / saturday.

and then we took a stroll outside. over there here is toronto’s own flatiron building, by the way! v cute. and prettier that new york’s. can you see?

toronto / saturday.

no you cant so here’s a better picture.

toronto / saturday.

then we took the subway to drake’s old neighborhoods hehe, and had coffee at sorry coffee co. yum.

toronto / saturday.

cute hidden lil walkways.

toronto / saturday.

at the royal ontario museum (which lives inside this rad building) we hugged each other goodbye.

toronto / saturday.

but first, a proof that i was even there. hi from me in my old h&m coat and new marc jacobs cashmeere scarf.

toronto / saturday.

i kept walking on my own and decided to go to little italy, and crossed these neighborhoods, that feel like europe?! london? hmm.

toronto / saturday.

since i had had a big breakfast, the sun was already setting when it was time for my late lunch. gnocchi!

toronto / saturday.

and then i walked along college street all the way back to the city center again.

toronto / saturday.

at one point, it started hailing (!) out of nowhere, but soon it stopped, and it left the toronto night pretty like this. and then i spent the rest of the night lying down after all the walking and then taking a last late dinner before i went to sleep. and then i messed up with my alarm clock (if you use bedtime for ios10, you know you can set up what days it should ring, and i only had it turned on mon-fri) .. and even though my alarm was on for 4.40 am, it didn’t ring because it was sunday … and so i missed my flight and had to pay $250 extra for the only other seat that was left that day. but i did get home at last. phew.

thank you toronto! you were cute.

 

mao

lördagen i toronto startade med lax benedict-brunch innan jag mötte upp med daniel som visade mig runt mathallen st lawrence market. sen prommade jag hela dagen, till little italy och sen college street tillbaka in till stan. och sen missade jag planet dagen efter “:)” och fick betala massa extra pengar, men kom hem iaf!!

toronto day 2: vintage shopping and report from inside a brewery.

toronto / friday.

day two in toronto! woke up to this misty view and started my day by just walking.

toronto / friday.

partly to shelter from the rain and partly to get some breakfast sweets, i stopped here at dark horse.

toronto / friday.

and got a cappuccino and a cookie.

toronto / friday.

and then i just strolled. in and out of stores, up towards chinatown, past the art gallery of ontario that i was thinking about visiting, but then skipped because it was soooo crowded.

toronto / friday.

and went down to kensington market instead, where it’s packed with cute little vintage stores.

toronto / friday.

*the antithesis of my picture of north american metropolitan*

toronto / friday.

this place though!!! a store filled with cocktail, mixology, and drink supplies. even though i’m not crafty like that, everything in there was like PORN. go here if you’re in the hood!

toronto / friday.

and spent the rest of the afternoon bouncing from one side of the street to the other, in and out of all the cute little vintage stores on kensington ave.

toronto / friday.

when it started ticking towards lunchtime, i walked back towards entertainment district, and along the walls filled with graffiti and street art close to queen street west, which is a great shopping street.

toronto / friday.

so i took a stroll along this cute little part of the street before it was time to eat.

toronto / friday.

i went for this selection of 10000 new fish. scary!! also first-ever time for me to eat eel. and maybe last ehe. :/

toronto / friday.

after my super late lunch, i thought i’d check out toronto’s own brewery, steam whistle!

toronto / friday.

i went for a tour, and it was super interesting! i learned for example that steam whistle doesn’t use preservatives, which makes the beer’s shelf life shorter (and is also why they don’t export), but also is much better for your body and makes you less hungover!

toronto / friday.

and that the brewery was started by three guys who were fired from another brewery. they thought of naming it “three fired guys” before they decided on steam whistle; and there are three embossed characters under the “5% alcohol” at the bottom of the bottle (can you see?). it says “3FG” as a little easter egg and a nod to their first name idea, “three fired guys”. CUTE!

toronto / friday.

and!! ended my day with canada’s national dish—poutine! it was my first time (but not last heh) eating this weird dish with fries, cheese cubes, and gravy (i mean?!). so strange but good. and a great end to my toronto friday. <3

 

mao

toronto dag två! kilade runt i affärer hela första halvan av dagen, mest vintage i kensington market! efter sushilunch drog jag ner till bryggeriet steam whistle och tog en guidad tur. ändå intressant! och avslutade dagen spektakulärt med kanadas nationalrätt poutine. mömzz

first day in toronto: 13.000 shoes and pizza.

toronto / thursday.

so! let’s look at thursday in toronto. i landed early in the morning after the short flight over from new york (like 1,5 h).

toronto / thursday.

after getting a big breakfast at a little diner, i walked to drop off my bags. hello drizzly dowtown.

toronto / thursday.

my first mission was the shoe museum!

toronto / thursday.

apparently, they have about 13.000 artifacts. the first exhibition started way back several thousands of years. these particular ones are maybe not THAT old, but you know, still.

toronto / thursday.

and some more contemporary ones, like these (actual) moonboots.

toronto / thursday.

one exhibition was on men in heels, where these extravagant platforms that elton john had worn stood!

toronto / thursday.

hello from canada!

toronto / thursday.

another cool exhibition was on outerwear in the areas around the polar circle. a parka made from seal intestines or boots from fish skin, anyone?

toronto / thursday.

this last exhibition was on painful or hurtful fashion (like dresses filled with asbestus, corsets, extremely narrow shoes, and stuff like that). ouch.

toronto / thursday.

thank you, shoe museum! time to move on.

toronto / thursday.

look at this little baby! it’s so funny how different squirrels look in different areas. that there are black ones in canada, the huge fat grey new york ones, or the tiny ginger ones in sweden.

toronto / thursday.

and here i was thinking toronto would be just clean high-rises. oh how wrong i was.

toronto / thursday.

it was still gray and a little rainy in the afternoon, but it was ok cause toronto was still cute!

toronto / thursday.

with drizzle, low brick houses and graffiti, it felt more like london than north america?? totally different from what i expected!!

toronto / thursday.

i had heard a lot of good about the little area kensington market, so that’s where i went.

toronto / thursday.

the first place i was met by was the toronto popcorn company! a tiny store with like a million popcorn flavors.

toronto / thursday.

and then i browsed food and vintage clothing for a while (bought some stuff i’ll show you later) before returning to my temporary bed to chill for a bit.

toronto / thursday.

in the evening, i decided to take a walk towards financial.

toronto / thursday.

and passed by the windows at saks fifth avenue! so prettyyyyyyyy

toronto / thursday.

candy everything!

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hello city hall!

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and after a whole day of walking, i decided to reward myself with pizza. i went to this hidden place. libretto!

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and ordered this beauty! with (brace yourselves): roasted cremini mushrooms, gorgonzola, crème fraîche, asiago, pecorino, roasted garlic, brown butter, thyme, and lemon. plus a glass of cab. YUMMMMMMMM. slept so good after this. thanks for this first day, t!

 

mao

första dagen i toronto! gick på skomuseum, vandrade runt i gulliga kensington market och käkade en fantastisk pizza. så gullig stad! hade liksom förväntat mig sterila höghus bara, men det var mer litet och gulligt, men ändå lite rufft, som london typ. mys! 

first toronto moments.

happy sunday, cyber besties!
as you know, i’m in toronto over the thanksgiving weekend. it’s so cute here! i have a ton of pictures to go through, edit, and show you—but first, let’s go through the first canada moments through my phone:

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i had a window seat on my suuuper early flight out from new york, and the sun was rising just as i woke up from my nap in the seat.

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when i landed, though, it was drizzly and foggy, although it looked very pretty against cn tower.

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contrasts downtown. nice, don’t you think? (and yes, i promise i went to toronto even though the only city name i caught literally was “new york” that i just left looOOooOol)

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the first night, i passed by city hall where this pretty color-shifting statue stands. <3

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kensington market is so cute! filled with cute shops.

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and a loooot of vintage! spent SO much time here.

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i also expected toronto to be kind of clean in a sterile and sleek way, but it’s filled with quirk and graffiti. likey like.

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i also went to steam whistle brewery and went on a tour! it was pretty interesting, and i also love their retro-style bottle! too bad they don’t export though.

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that’s the first report from the 6! more pics are coming, so brace yourselves. xx

 

mao

här kommer en första titt på toronto genom mobilen! det var duggigt när jag kom, men cn tower var så snyggt i dimman ändå. prommade runt downtown och spenderade massor av tid i gulliga kensington market som är fullt av vintage. hat gått på bryggeritour också och spanat på graffiti. så fint det är här! mer bilder kommer asap. puss och glad söndag. <3