Seaside living

This post is sponsored by The White Company

This post is sponsored by The White Company

Summer is upon us which means you’ll most likely find me at my seaside escape, relaxing in my little white cottage by the sea. Living by the coast means plenty of fresh seafood, cozy bonfires on the beach and lazy days in the hammock, listening to the sound of waves crashing over the cliffs. Complete bliss. And as nice as that all sounds, most importantly, I get to be away from the hustle and bustle that is New York City.

I call this place my little retreat, somewhere to unwind, get cozy and just enjoy the long lingering summer days. And there is nothing more important than creating a peaceful space for myself, filled with all my favorite home & summer essentials, which is why I couldn't be happier to partner up with British brand, The White Company to showcase all my recent faves from their oh-so-beautiful collection of homeware, fashion & beauty. 

It's not a secret that I have a love for all things white & minimal, but I am all about being warm & cozy as well, hence my little candle obsession. Blanc is my current go-to summer scent, with its beautiful blend of pure white geranium and bright juniper berry - so fresh and crisp! You'll find it burning on chilly summer evenings where I'll most likely be wrapped in the softest cashmere throw (coming soon!) with a good read in hand. These are the nights I usually pamper myself, and give my skin a little TLC after a day in the sun and I am currently obsessed with the Super Serum (magic in a bottle!) and their advance hydration moisturizer

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Of course, I could not leave for my seaside escape without picking up a few new summer pieces to add to my wardrobe. The creamy white everyday tote is perfect for carrying all my beach lounging essentials and what's more summery than this Breton Stripe Tee, paired with a denim skirt & straw hat! The White Company has recently brought their magic over to the States with a store in New York, if you find yourself in the area, you must witness their products in person. If not, there’s always the Internet.

Little guide to Hudson Valley, NY

When I want to get away from the city, my go-to destination is Hudson Valley and there is no better time than during Autumn when the air is crisp and the leaves are colorful. Here is a little guide to my absolute favorite places in the Hudson Valley, along with some of my must-have Fall essentials from Shinola

Dia: Beacon, contemporary art museum

Wearing: Accordion Crossbody in burgundy, Lug Cuff bracelet in sterling silver 

Storm King Art Center, open-air sculpture park

Wearing: Convertible Drawstring bag in Bourbon 

Brunette, wine bar

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Wearing: Accordion Crossbody in burgundy, Lug Cuff bracelet in sterling silver 

Swedish West Coast

This summer, Stefan and I went on our first little road trip from Stockholm through the West Coast of Sweden to Berlin. It was a new kind of adventure; just the two of us, the open road, a best of the 90s playlist that gave us all the feels and a world of unknown places just waiting for us to explore. Oh and let’s be real, a road trip is not a road trip without snacks and the occasional drive-through. That’s a fact.

I’ll admit, I was a bit unsure about this trip, mostly because I like to have a plan, a detailed itinerary if you will, but this trip was about spontaneity and allowing ourselves to be free. I think we accomplished that and of course, we came back with so many memories and stories to share; our encounter with a 6 ft. moose on a foggy evening in Sweden, a little fender bender in the tiniest of parking garages in Germany and so many more. But the best part? Seeing places that we've never seen. And whilst Stefan is from Sweden and together, we've traveled back to his hometown twice a year for the last ten years, we have never truly seen or experienced all that this beautiful country has to offer. This trip gave us the opportunity to see more, the beautiful, the surreal, the “wow, I can’t believe this place exists!”

And just like that, we fell in love with the Swedish West Coast; the sleepy fishing villages, the little red cottages perched on top of rocky cliffs overlooking the sea and all the colorful seaside towns filled with shops and cafes around the harbor. Oh and all the smoked shrimps and crayfish, please! And while we definitely did not see all of the West Coast, I am excited to know there's more to explore and we can't wait to be back next summer.