Hoxton HotelOctober 6
Last time I visited London, for the Louis Vuitton Series 3 Exhibition, I stayed at the Hoxton Holborn Hotel. If you have ever stayed at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs or Downtown L.A., you will love this place. Super cool and young vibe, amazing food at the Hubbard & Bell restaurant, (I had the caesar salad for dinner and an avocado toast with poached eggs and pistachio nuts with coffee and a carrot juice breakfast), a coffee shop named The Holborn Grind next door on one side and to the other, a beauty salon named Cheeky. Cheeky can fix your nails or treat your feet and do have walk in appointments. A full mani is 20 pounds which is fairly cheap. Leave the small paper bag in your room outside before you go to bed, and in the morning you will find it filled with a granola pot, a banana and OJ if you don’t have time for at sit down breakfast at the restaurant. Cute rooms named Shoebox, Smug, Cosy and Roomy. I was in a Cosy - not the biggest room - but it had everything you need and enough space for two people. The tube is about 2 minutes away by foot and it takes around 10 minutes to walk to Oxford Circus, free Wi-fi, a super cosy lobby packed with people having coffee in the morning and drinks at night (may I recommend the cucumber, gin and lime one) and a Boots right around the corner. They recently opened in Amsterdam and both Paris and New york is planned for 2016. Next time you’r planning a trip to London, make sure you check out Hoxton Hotel Holborn.
Meet Nuori. A brand new Danish skincare brand devoted to freshness. Pure products - 100 % free from preservatives and other synthetic additives normally used to prolong the shelf life of beauty products, Nuori focuses on efficiency and purity. all Nuori products are freshly blended in small batches every 12 weeks, packaged and delivered directly to stores. All products are marked with two dates; a start-using-by-date and a expiry date, to make sure you will fully benefit from the optimum freshness and the efficiency and so you will have sufficient time to use up the products before they expire. The products will stay potent for 6 months after they have been blended and the expiry date serves as a reminder for when to replace your product. The first collection includes 6 face and 5 body products including this - the Perfecting Body Oil. Carefully formulated to match skin’s natural lipid balance, the oil is easily absorbed and leaves skin soft with a silky sheen. Gently massage in after a bath until fully absorbed. Luxe. See the rest of the products and read more about the Nuori philosophy here.
Wool CoatSeptember 30
The cold is approaching and for me, nothing is more important than a good coat come winter. Invest in one that will keep you warm, and think of the cost-per-wear if the price is high. If it lasts at least a season or two the price per-wear might not be that high. For me comfort comes first. I’m too old to be cold or to wear something uncomfy throughout the day. My transportation of choice is my bike, so no ‘taxi only’ coats for me. Furthermore my outerwear needs to blend into my wardrobe and go with whatever I normally wear. This classic, double breasted wool coat, will be a wardrobe hero, when creating my signature tomboy look this winter. Underneath the coat I’m wearing a classic 101 t-shirt in navy. Shop the Ganni Malin coat here.
Alma SophiaSeptember 29
As you know I like my jewellery to be as minimal as possible and preferably in gold. This simple bracelet is by Norwegian jeweller Alma Sophia. She is based in London and creates sculptural yet lightweight and comfortable pieces. Easy to wear and easy to combine with existing jewellery wardrobe. Check out the rest of her collection here.