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BABY DIARIES #1 | FIRST & SECOND TRIMESTER (+ GENDER REVEAL!)

June 13, 2017
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So after checking in with you guys and hearing what you want to see and read more of here on the blog (via this survey) – it turns out that over half of the people who did respond, is very interested in maternity related content! So with that, I am going to give it a go. But for the other half who are not so keen; don´t fret, there will still be lots of fashion (turns out that is your number 1 category, according to the survey), beauty (number 2), interior (number 3) and travel + wellness (4 & 5). So let´s get to it, the first of my monthly Baby Diaries! I am 6 months pregnant already (I still can´t believe how fast it´s going) – so I have to play a bit of catch up in my first diary post. Below you can read all about my 1st trimester, moving into 2nd trimester, and towards the end, where I will be sharing the gender with you guys!  Continue Reading

BEAUTY FASHION LIVING

*CLOSED* SUMMER HAMPER GIVE-AWAY (3 PRIZES!)

June 4, 2017
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It´s this time around again, where I have gathered some amazing prizes and goodies for you guys to win! I usually I do one massive hamper to win – but this time I have 3 separate gift sets up for grabs – with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd price to win! With lots of skincare, beach wear and make-up (+ more) – there is a lot to win. And to enter is super simple…

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FOOD LIVING WELLNESS

HOW TO ADD SPICE TO YOUR BREAKFAST (QUITE LITERALLY)

May 28, 2017
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The other week, I had the pleasure of attending such a fun and inspiring foodie event, at the HelloFresh HQ in London. If you’re not familiar with HelloFresh, it´s essentially a meal delivery service – offering only the freshest ingredients, with healthy recipes to follow, straight to your doorstep (pretty simple – but so genius). The event I attended was a super fun Spice Cooking class – where I had the pleasure of meeting with Patrick Drake, the co-founder of HelloFresh, as well as Sabrina Ghayour, the renowned British-Iranian Chef, food writer and author…  Continue Reading

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MONTHLY FAVOURITES #36

May 23, 2017
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Now that many of you are most likely in the loop in regards to my very exciting pregnancy news a few weeks ago – you might start to notice some small changes in my monthly favourites; from what beauty products I need (dehydrated and pigmented skin, anyone!?), and some changes in the fashion and lifestyle faves… This month is quite predominant with shoes, as it´s been the easiest thing I can still buy and which I know will (hopefully) continue to fit for the rest of the season, some must-have beauty essentials to tackle my ´new` skin, the perfect red dress for my upcoming holiday to Ibiza, and some more sparkly delights…

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LIVING MOTHERHOOD WELLNESS

MY 5 FAVOURITE YOGA YOUTUBE CHANNELS

May 20, 2017
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My yoga obsession continues. I mean, I nearly feel like ´what was life before yoga´? It has helped me through so much emotionally, it has lengthened and strengthened my posture, made me appreciate and feel muscles and parts of my body I didn’t even know existed, and without sounding too over-the-top or cheesy – it has overall, made me into a better, more calm and grounded person. Don´t get me wrong, I am not claiming to be an expert in all things Yoga – far from it – I simply appreciate and love the feeling of practising when I can (in an ideal world, every morning or night).  Continue Reading

LIVING MOTHERHOOD

BABY BUSH

May 12, 2017
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If you follow me on Instagram, I am sure you already know the news… But if you don’t, then I am so thrilled to announce that I am pregnant (big WOHOOO) – nearly 5 months in fact! Sorry that it’s taken a bit longer to announce it here on the blog. I waited a while on social media as well – as we were just so overjoyed and happy in having the most amazing and sacred secret to ourselves. At least for a little while. But now all my husband and I want to do, is scream it from the rooftops! To say we are immensely grateful, is an understatement. As the road for us to get there, was not plain sailing…

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INTERIOR LIVING

HOW A NEW SOFA BROUGHT LIFE INTO OUR CORNER SPACE

May 10, 2017
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I have been wanting a new sofa for our kitchen/lounge area, ever since we renovated and moved into our house back in February 2016. But the sofa we moved in with from our previous property, was such an easy option at first. Not to mention it was in a neutral dark grey (which perfectly matched our otherwise, neutral and grey colour palette), and the size was was the perfect fit for our corner space. So I left it. God knows I had enough on my plate, with the biggest renovation and decoration project to date! And then I kind of got used to it, as nothing was technically wrong with it. But after a while it just didn’t feel so fresh any longer, and the darker shade of grey, made the otherwise light and airy space much darker then it needed to be… So I decided to (finally) make a change. Click through for the transformation!

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LIVING

ASK ANNELI #1

May 7, 2017
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Hi guys! As promised, I have rounded up all my answers to your various questions throughout the month… You hear enough from me, so it´s time to hear from you and get all of your questions and queries out there! Read on for blogging tips, my personal story, go-to juicer, favourite bag, what camera I use, property buying tips, and lots more…  Continue Reading

BEAUTY LIVING WELLNESS

HOW TO (REALLY) SWITCH OFF FROM WORK TO RELAX MODE

May 3, 2017
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I mean, we all know the struggle, let´s face it. With social media constantly switched on, where we spend hours of mindless scrolling getting our daily Instagram fix on our evening commute from work, checking in on Facebook right before we go to bed, stalking all our favourite celebs on Snapchat, or receiving endless Twitter notifications pop-ups (note to self: turn these alerts OFF!). And if it´s not social media, it´s TV. Which again, can act as the biggest escapism after a long day working in the office, where you most likely don´t have a lot of energy to converse or use much brainpower… In comes the trashy reality shows, which sure enough, numbs our brains into jelly. Sounds harsh, but I am pretty sure I am hitting some core home truths here… Don´t worry – WE ALL DO IT. Or at least, sometimes/most of the time. Hopefully, many of us still have that little voice at the back, reminding us to REALLY switch off by banning all social media and TV during some parts of your evening, and spending some much needed quality ´me time`. Read on for how I have personally struggled as a full-time blogger and digital influencer to navigate this balance, and some of my top tips and daily reminders to keep me motivated. Continue Reading

BEAUTY FASHION LIVING

MONTHLY FAVOURITES #35

April 17, 2017
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April is in full bloom, which means new season collections has dropped, which in turn means – a very excited Anneli! When that said, I haven´t been shopping relentlessly, but been investing wisely in new season buys which will serve me for years to come. Some of these include…

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FOOD LIVING WELLNESS

MY GO-TO SPRING LUNCH

April 10, 2017
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One of the things that excites me the most about Spring, is not only the warmer weather and a new wardrobe re-fresh… But a switch in eating habits; swapping heavier and starchier ingredients, for fresh and light veggies and fruit! I am a salad girl at heart; and no, not a boring salad girl at heart – far from it; the more experimental and tastier ingredients, the better! And who said salad was a boring anyways? I don´t really follow recipes when it comes to my salads, but tend to just go for what I fancy during my weekly food shop… Here is a typical every-day lunch for me during Spring – a salad with a mouthwatering (and healthy) dressing, served with a slice of my superfood bread…

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW – ASK ME ANYTHING!

April 3, 2017
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This post has been long awaited (and requested). I get a lot of e-mails and comments about all different things; career tips, how to become a blogger, interior questions, beauty and lifestyle recommendations, fashion tips and tricks, or any more personal queries… So I thought it made sense to start off with a bi-monthly series on the blog – where I will answer all of your questions, all at the same time!  Continue Reading

FOOD LIVING

MY 5 FAVOURITE BRUNCH SPOTS IN LONDON

March 31, 2017
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Brunch (breakfast/lunch) has been the thing and the time to be eating out, for years. And not just in London; come the weekend, popular spots cafés and restaurants across the globe, can count on Saturday and Sunday´s being their most busy time of the week. Naturally, London is heaving with so many places to go to – from hipster-ville in East and South London, iconic institutional spots in Central, to more cozy and on-trend places in the West and North parts of the city… Below, I´ve listed my personal go-to´s in London; although I have many more favourites – these are the ones which are always top-of-mind.

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BEAUTY FASHION WELLNESS

MONTHLY FAVOURITES #34

March 22, 2017
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Ok, I know I keep saying it every time, but seriously – where is this year going?! How is it already end of March? 2017 is just flying away… But I for one am more than ready for Spring. It´s my favourite season by far. Gone are the days of wanting it too hot and balmy (as in, I wouldn’t complain with a few of those days right about now) – but Spring has that refreshing air of newness. We start ditching the layers, bare a bit more skin, and have that constant air of curiosity for the new season…

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FOOD LIVING WELLNESS

MY HOMEMADE SUPERFOOD MUESLI

March 15, 2017
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Do you have a go-to breakfast staple which you just can´t live without? Well, aside from my trusted avo and eggs, I am obsessed with my homemade superfood muesli, which is pretty darn good (if I can say so myself). Not only is it bursting with nutrition (it ain´t called superfood for nothing!), but it´s the ideal breakfast staple when you´re on the go, and you have limited time in the mornings – as it´s already prepared. And the actual making of the muesli, takes less than 5 minutes.  Continue Reading

FOOD LIVING WELLNESS

THE HEALTHY COOKBOOKS INSPIRING ME RIGHT NOW

March 8, 2017
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I get a lot of e-mails and comments from you lovely readers about my diet, and recipe ideas/tips. I am a self-proclaimed foodie – and although I have finally reached the most balanced stage I have ever been at when it comes to my diet (something about hitting 30, I tell ya) – I always tend to favour more healthy, wholesome food options, bursting with flavour. I´m a Pescaterian (I eat fish, no meat), and have limited dairy and gluten in my diet – for no real reason other than it makes me feel better. Here I´ve compiled some of my go-to cookbooks, containing some of my favourite type of foods and recipes – all with real, no-nonsense diet philosophies.

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INTERIOR LIVING

5 INTERIOR HACKS TO UPDATE YOUR HOME IN AN INSTANT

March 6, 2017
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When it comes to interior updates within your home, you don´t necessarily have to spend a fortune, or be overly creative in order to make some real magic happen. All you need is a bit of imagination and willingness, and you´re already on your way. With Spring in the air – here are some of my ultimate quick and easy interior hacks, that won´t break the bank, or take up all your precious time. Don´t forget; it´s always the little touches, the small updates and details, that can make all the difference.

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MONTHLY FAVOURITES #33

February 20, 2017
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How is it nearly March already? 2017 is going far too quick for my liking (although I´m loving the sudden burst of the warmer, spring weather). Needless to say, I am still firmly rooted within my darker and more tonal colour palette, but I am getting pretty excited for all the fresh colours that are hitting the stores! But for now, here are the classic (and tonal) pieces that I am loving, as well my latest beauty must-have´s, and other favourite trinkets…

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