Back to Reality

Interior Design MagazinesNow that I’m back in London it’s time to catch up on the things that I’ve missed out on whilst I’ve been away. This includes catching up on my reading of The World of Interiors and House & Garden (my go to indulgence whenever I tire of the fashion magazines), among other things. I don’t know about you but for me beautiful, inspiring atmospheres act as an instant pick-me-up, they’re also filled with plenty of exciting ideas with what to do with your interiors and where to look for those key pieces.

Gods & Gårdar

If you’re currently chained to a desk or unable to travel to beautiful palaces, castles and estates such as the ones I’ve recently been visiting but are still craving the atmospheres and glamour, then this is a magazine for you. Unfortunately, it is written in Swedish but I enjoy the fabuolus interiors nevertheless.

Gods & Gårdar is a lovely Swedish magazine that follows Swedish palace and estate owners into their beautiful homes and give us mere mortals a taste of their lovely authentic atmospheres filled with grand decors including fine art, antiquities, and great taste. Not to mention constant maintenance, dampness and draught… you name it, but that of course, we’ll neither have to see nor worry about.

This magazine happens to be a new found treasure of mine that helps ease the withdraw symptoms when it’s been too long since my last palace excursion. What about you? A fan of great interiors as well?

Audrey Hepburn

The July issue of Japanese Vogue featured a spread on darling Audrey Hepburn and her fabulous style.

Fashion and costume designer Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn’s relationship was a great match. Very stylish!

Here are some of my all time favorite Audrey Hepburn films. My list includes: How to Steal a Million (1966), Love in the Afternoon (1957), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964), Sabrina (1954), and Roman Holiday (1953). I have the collector’s box so little get’s by me.

I sketched this fabulous image of Audrey Hepburn from her film My Fair Lady (1964). I fell in love with this particular costume look designed by Sir Cecil Beaton that Audrey wore to the Ascot Races. Très chic!

I sketched Ms. Hepburn using graphite on white cartridge, size A1.

Probably one of the films she’s best known for is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. With rain and typhoon season lurking over our heads, it’s a great opportunity to catch up on the classics. I absolutely love black and white films. Alfred Hitchcock is also a weakness of mine.

Necklaces: linneabylinneanilsson, collection: Memento Mori

Click here to see more posts on my Memento Mori Collection!

Häagen-Dazs Green Tea x Nicolai Bergmann

Had quite the experience as I decided to be adventurous and try my first Japanese green tea ice cream. Drama! I’m becoming a rather daring little darling. What inspired my bravery or rather curiosity was finding an article in the lovely flower magazine Hanajikan no.232 2012, showing a project by my friend, Danish flower wiz Nicolai Bergmann.

To check out my earlier posts with Nicolai Bergmann click here and here.

I love green tea as a hot or cold beverage as it’s perfectly refreshing every time but experiencing it as an ice cream felt very unusual. Opening the lid, I was met by a dramatic green color which looked divine but also a little fierce. The ice cream was smooth and creamy while the slightly bitter undertone of the green tea could be tasted.

For now though, I think I’ll be staying clear of the green tea ice cream and play the traditionalist card by indulging in my new Häagen-Dazs favorite Caramel & Cookies Crunch Crêpe Glacé. However, it was an interesting experience as it’s one of the more popular flavors here in Tokyo.

20 Years of Dazed & Confused – Somerset House

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Visited Somerset House to catch the 20th anniversary celebratory exhibition of the edgy magazine Dazed & Confused. The legendary style magazine which started in the 90s when rave, grunge and indie fuelled a hypercolor youth explosion which came to inspire the magazine to date. Focusing on topics including music, fashion, film, art, and literature, the October issue’s cover boasted “20 Years Of Getting Away With It”.

Acting as a celebration for the magazine’s renowned controversial and independent approach through a collection of images carefully selected from two decades worth of hard work. The exhibition shows a large selection of work however, I would have liked to have seen more behind the scenes/raw footage from the process that goes on while taking the iconic images featured. The final outcome isn’t always the most exciting part but can sometimes be in the process!

A Taste of Dubai

 

Like I’ve said before and like I’ll be heard saying again and again, I love getting presents but then again who doesn’t! My treat, fashion magazines and tasty snacks fresh from Dubai. How exciting! It’s such a thrill exposing oneself to diverse reading as well as taste :)

At first I was kind of afraid to try Puranmal’s Khajoor Barfi. I didn’t know what it was, and the picture on the packet was no help at all. It turned out that they were delicious though and super healthy too. Like a miniture power bar packed with almonds, pistachios, cashewnuts and dates. So if you’re ever in Dubai, the snacks come with strong support. Yum!