This is not gonna be an “omg I’m a new person and everything is sparkly now” kind of post. I’m gonna try to be very honest with my experience as I think it’s an important subject. I’m normally quite private. Yes this is a “personal blog” but I never really talk about much more personal things than the weather. That’s not what I wanted this blog to be, you see – I wanted it to be about the products, the travels, the outfits – not about my oatmeal or weather or not me and my boyfriend were fighting. I’m not really like that in real life either, I share real stuff with very few people and therefore I wanted the blog to be my creative space more than my personal outlet. BUT with that said, this subject is personal and it is something worth talking about.
Was my digital detox a revelation? No. Obviously not – 6 months on a deserted island probably would be or a winter spend it total isolation in Scotland – sure. But these 10 days, not so much. It was a break and I needed it, more than ever really. Digital detoxing is a weird phenomenon, I always thought that it would be a super easy thing to do cause it’s just putting your phone down right? I don’t think we realize how much we have a phone in our hand until we don’t. The first 3 days I barely knew what to do with myself when I was “bored” cause normally I just pull out my phone and TADA – suddenly I am not bored anymore. But I had some good “staring into space” moments and after a while it really wasn’t so bad. I slept a lot, cried a bit and went for a lot of walks. Repairing myself I guess – it has been hard not slowing down or taking any sort of break for as long as I have. Honestly I could use a bit more time of, I mean, I love what I do – but it’s a long time since I just felt myself and didn’t rush through my day like a maniac. So what I am thinking is, I need a new way of going about these days of mine that I feel so blessed to have. Breathe more and actually allow myself some breaks, because I never do. In my mind everything can always be done better and faster. If I take any sort of break or I don’t eat in front of my computer or don’t do a phone meeting on my way to another meeting I almost punish myself for not being effective enough. It’s scary and I don’t want it to be like that anymore. It’s not that I want to be less productive but I would like to enjoy my day and not just make time go as fast as possible so I can do as much as possible. It sucks. Anyway – that’s all I had to say about that. Digital detoxing is always a good idea and I definitely recommend it – but I will say this, instead of enhancing the detoxing of my life I think I wanna work on being better towards myself everyday and not just every 3 years.
To all my dearest readers. This is such a weird post to write, where do I begin – how do I put this into words? It’s strange in a way doing what I do, it’s so much fun and I feel a huge privilege getting to run my own business and write, travel and photograph for a living. It’s amazing. But being an influencer is also a different type of full time job in that sense that you actually never have a day of. It’s 7 days a week, it’s all hours of the day (or so it feels) and when you travel you are never really on vacation. It’s hard to explain because it look so good doesn’t it? And I am so blessed that I always have something to do and a new project to catch, and because I find it all so exciting I forget to take time of. Time of is important to everyone, everybody needs a break every once in a while and quite honestly I haven’t been taking mine. It’s been 3 years of non stop business, travel and being “online” – so I have to decided to take a little time off. I need to take some time to rejuvenate, collect new thoughts and quite frankly, sleep alittle. So I thought what better time to do it then when I first arrive in LA. I have to find a place to live, I wanna catch the last rummer rays on the beach and then I’ll return well rested and with new fresh ideas.
Taking a digital detox break is pretty scary I have to admit. Will I loose followers during my absence? Will my readers forget about me? Will my nose fall off and the sky fall down? The truth is, nobody knows. I can’t reassure myself that you’ll all be here when I return but I hope you will, and I know I’ll return as a better (and more rested) me who is ready to deliver new and exciting things for you to be inspired by. Which is the over all goal, isn’t it? Well now I must say adieu, at least for a while and I will be back in roughly two weeks, with a fresh new mind. Until then, enjoy babes!
IN COLLABORATION WITH DELSEY
CHARTELET AIR, SILVER Shop here, here and here
I am wearing
Sweatshirt / Frame at Zalando (shop here), Jeans / 2nd day, Shoes / no brand, Sunglasses / Céline, Tote / Goyard
Location: Silkeborg, Denmark
Photo by Mamma Photos taken with Canon 5D mark 2
My god! How beautiful are these pieces of luggage?! Oh the luxury line, Chartelet, from Delsey is just so yummy! And now they’ve made a new and improved line called the Chartelet Air, a lighter version of the otherwise pretty heavy suitcase series. Leather details, 10 year warranty, hard case exterior and a super power zipper that makes other zippers look like sissy’s. These photos were shot this weekend in my home town of Silkeborg in Jutland. My dear mommy is pretty handy with a camera and helped me take these photos on an early morning. One of my favorite places in Silkeborg is our old iron bridge that goes over the water, a perfect location to shoot these amazing pieces of luggage that are also almost “iron” colored.
This time around, I will be flying off to Los Angeles again to spend the fall there just like I did last year. It’s becoming almost a tradition and something I love to do. Taking me there is of course WOW air and I can’t wait to once again be on one of those big pink airplanes headed towards my favorite pink LA sky. I fly from Copenhagen airport to Iceland tomorrow – and although I normally always prioritize to fly directly I absolutely LOVE the stop in Iceland. Have you ever been to Iceland? IF not, go for the candy (among other things ofc) – BUT the airport is full of it! I always use my 2 hour layover to stock up on my two favorite kinds of Icelandic candy – Pristur and Djúpur! I can’t really explain what it is, but you must try it! They sell them in huge bags and I always look like I freak walking on to the next plane with my arms full of candy but I can’t help it? It’s so amazing! Make sure to pay close attention to my IG stories tomorrow when I fly with WOW air! Can’t wait to be on my way to American once again. Enjoy!
You will need:
Curl hold / GHD (shop here), Dry shampoo / Björn Axén (shop here), Curling iron / GHD (shop here)
I am wearing:
T-shirt / Gustav, Jewelry / Maria Black
Hello babes! It’s not long ago I had this hair do on my instagram story and I got a lot of messages about if I could show how I do it. Honestly it’s my go to look when it’s my 3rd or 4th day of not washing my hair. I’m a big dry shampoo girl! It’s not very difficult to do just takes a few times to get it right, it does for me too! So here is my from bedhead to bunhead look. Enjoy!
After a night of rumbling around on your pillow your hair will need a bit of a pick me up. I love to use a really good dry shampoo and preferably with a little bit of scent added to it. This one from Björn Axén is one of my faves. It’s light and doesn’t leave the hair powdery or white. It smells like grape fruit and the product looks cute (yes it matters)! I spray up and under my bangs, around the crown of my head and right in the front. You can shop the product here and follow the steps below!
Next step is adding some curl product. Because we’re gonna be using a curling iron to hide our bedhead(ness) – a curling product is in order. I use the curl hold from GHD simply because it’s compatible with the curling wand we will be using later in this tutorial. I also love it because it works great in dry hair. Spray it along your lengths and drag it out with your finger tips. Shop the GHD curl hold spray here.
Get ready to curl! But don’t worry – only lightly. Remember this is our lazy day so only do it as you see fit. I like to use my wand to curl my hair backwards and away from my face. That makes it a lot easier to form the bun we will be making later. I am using the curl creative wand from GHD (it’s the effin best!) – shop it here.
The creation of the half bun. One of my favorite techniques to making a succesful messy bun is to divide the hair it into two. Using a small see through plastic band and twist the ponytail around the band. Fasten it with a bobby pin and voila!
Time to assemble your messy bun! Divide the bottom part of your hair (dont worry about it being perfect, as you can see – mine is not even close to!). When you feel ready, take one part and cross it over to the opposite site and fasten it around the bun already on top of your head. Do this with the other side as well and your bun is done! Finish of with curling your hair in the front (only if you find this necessary) and voila! Enjoy babes!