Friday, November 29, 2013

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Bonjour, ça va, my dear readers?

Last month has been crazy! But crazy in a very good way. I was reunited with my best friends in Paris, enjoyed Lyon, and been drowning with school work the past couple of weeks. This week I´ve been at school from morning till evening, so unfortunately blogging wasn´t my priority. 
As I told you in my last post, I have some big news. It took me a couple of weeks of thinking to decide, how to continue with the blog from now on. I don´t want to share too private stuff, but I like to keep you updated about what´s going on in my life. This balance can be a bit difficult to reach sometimes. 
Frenchie and I got engaged! I´m thrilled and beyond happy, and this is something I don´t want to keep secret. It took me quite some time to figure out how to balance this, but I came up with a solution, and I´m back to blogging! 
I´ll post a lot of wedding planning ideas, but I hope you´ll respect that I don´t go too much into detail about our engagement or wedding. I´ll share as much as possible with you, my readers, but I hope you´ll respect that some things are meant to be kept just between my family and friends. 

I have to return to school projects and studying, but here´s quickly a few pictures of our Paris trip, Christmas decorations that I´ve set up in our apartment, and of course, my ring. Enjoy!

I love Christmas, and I can guarantee I´ll be posting a lot of Christmas-inspired posts, bear with me, haha!

I´ll be back tomorrow, have a nice day!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Coat

I´m finally back, recovered, happy and healthy!
Yesterday I felt like a true French, for no specific reason I guess, but I felt very at home running through the wet streets of Lyon. My brother came to visit for the weekend, and his visit made me realize, that there after all does live a little French mademoiselle inside of me. Here´s a few examples:
I cross the streets like a pro (my brother, a law-obidient Finn did what I did in the beginning when moving here - obeyed the lights and crosswalks. Whereas I do like the French, aka cross whenever you want to, wherever you want to, who has time to wait for a green light anyways?), I point out when someone eats bread the "wrong" way, take cheap wine for granted and correct peoples French-pronunciation (not that I master the language, still a long way to go on that sector), I´m always late, think it´s way too early to eat dinner before 8pm (in Finland we do early dinners) and I´ve learned to complain that the weather is way too cold, when the temperatures drops under 12c (in Finland, whenever the temperatures hit two digits it´s luxury). 
Anyways, I want to show off my new Wollen Wraparound Coat from Zara, which I´m deeply in love with. It´s the perfect combination of sophistication and playfulness, to make it my favorite fall coat so far. 

I have some really exciting news to share with you, but you´ll have to wait a bit though. Have patience, it´s something worth waiting for!

I have a Skype-date waiting with my mom, dad and Nacho. Come back again tomorrow!
xx, Siiriliinu 

Friday, November 1, 2013

I´ve Been Defeated

This week has been absolutely horrible! I´m pretty sure I got a food-poisoning on Monday, or then a really resilient bacteria, because I´ve been close to dying the whole week. Not to go into too much detail, I´ll just say every single thing I´ve eaten came out and its been misery. I´ve been too weak to do anything, I even missed an exam. Although I´ve been laying in bed, I haven´t had any strength to blog, so hence my absence. But I´m finally starting to recover, there is light at the end of the tunnel after all. 
Today my brother came over to spend the weekend with us, and he brought some yummy Finnish souvenirs with him, believe it or not rye bread for Frenchie, which he loves. 

I´ll keep it short with pictures from my last weekend. I mentioned I´d be hiking and visiting Alsace, where Frenchie is from. We did a 20 km long hike, altitude up to almost 1100m, and the most magnificent views. We also visited several small towns that specializes in wine-producing. It was awesome driving through the endless vineyards, enjoying the sun and warm weather (25c in the end of October is something new for me, and I love it!). I´ll post about the small towns later on, they´re definitely worth visiting if you have the chance!

Made it to the top, altitude 1070m!
Pretty nice views, huh? 
Next week I´ll only focus on fashion related posts, I miss my outfit photo-shoots, haha. Enjoy your weekend, and I´ll hopefully be fully recovered by Monday!