Winter wonderland

The weather in Helsinki has been giving me major Lapland vibes. It’s like a winter wonderland in here. It’s also been way sunnier than I had expected. Beautiful – and cold. A while back I ran 10 kilometres and my toes made it through just barely. Anyone else have the problem of their toes getting so cold they swell up like crazy when you come back indoors? Can you be allergic to the cold? Note to self: should probably check that out.

I’ll admit I still look at all the holiday pictures from beautiful beaches that everyone seems to be posting, but still, right now living in this wintery land feels nice. And I guess it doesn’t hurt that Risto is really enjoying both this winter and the cold (says it’s the perfect time to get work done).

The best sound at the moment is the snow scrunching below my shoes and the best thing to stare at are the birch trees against the light blue sky.

 

And as always with life, you don’t know how long it lasts. Might be grey, wet and major holiday fever the next day. So I’m trying to enjoy this while I can.

 

My all black winter outfit

Jacket – Vila (Zadaa)
Boots – Vagabond (Zadaa)
Turtleneck shirt – Hugo Boss
Fake leather pants – Vero Moda
Bag – Michael Kors

 

 

Greetings from the winter wonderland! Hope you’re good.

 

 

Heatwave in Helsinki

summer outfit heatwave helsinki

summer outfit helsinki

space buns blonde hair

Do you know that wonderful feeling, when you step out of the plane and you feel the warm air on your skin, and you smell it in your nose? It always, always feels like you’ve come to a different world – and usually you are, on a different time zone or on a different continent.

Lately, I’ve had that feeling, stepping outside of our home. Or actually, better yet, stepping outside of an air-conditioned car, since our home is pretty much the same temperature as outside anyway. Helsinki has felt like a completely different city.

summer outfit helsinki

Outfit 
Top – Zara
Shorts – H&M Garden Collection
Ballerinas – Wonders
Bag – Björn Bjorg

I’m walking outside and I’m thinking of the crowded and hot streets of Barcelona. I’m thinking of Italy, especially since it’s probably the first time in years, that I get to wear my shorts, which I wore in Venice. I’m thinking of Croatia – and silently thanking the weather gods, that at least it’s not as hot as it was there. At nights, when I don’t sleep much and I wake up because of  the heat, I’m teleported to Berlin and our airbnb flat – sometimes you just forget to check if the place has AC.

But then again, I’m thinking of Helsinki and home. Because even when the grass turns yellow, the clouds have forgotten their place and the rain is pouring only in my imagination, there’s something really familiar about it. It’s all here, the buildings and the people, the same coffee places and the same streets I always walk on. I should find more new streets though. Like this beautiful one, where we shot these photos.

Cold or hot, rain or sunshine. Helsinki feels always special, because I get to call it home.

space buns hair

Hair & photos Susanna Pomèll

P.S. Could every day be space buns -day? That hairstyle made me feel like I could easily fly to at least all the way to space.