Location: Los Angeles, California
Photo by Birgitte Wiborg Photos taken with iPhone 8
So we found them, the famous trashcans. Word has it that they move around, and I said to Birgitte – “while you are here we should really see if we can find those Gucci trash cans”. About two hours later we take a short cut, trying to cut the traffic by going behind the bigger roads and suddenly B says (totally calm btw), “isn’t that them?” and she points into an alley and there they were, the gucci trashcans. I of course almost crashed the car in pure excitement but we survived. Thank god, otherwise how could we have photographed them?! That is the question. I guess everything happens for a reason.
I have gotten a ton of questions about these jeans on instagram, because I wear them all the time on my story and it seems you guys want to know where they are from. Well the denim it self is from Weekday, so the original pant was from Weekday. They make the best jeans honestly, I don’t care how many super expensive jean brands there are, Weekday rules. The quality is unbeatable. I have then cut off the top of the pants (the button too) and slit the jeans by the knees and I tore open the bottom. Then I washed them 5 times and now they look like this. I absolutely love them and live in them several days a week.
When the year comes to an end, one of my favorite things to think about for the new year is “where will I travel?”. Obviously there are an insane amount of places I still want to see, I mean even though I am and have been extremely privileged – I’m just still so hungry for the world.
I have been so lucky in 2018 to travel to some amazing places. China had been on the top of my list for YEARS, walking on that wall was a memory for life and I finally got to see Bali. I spent time in Cannes with my best girlfriends and I got to return to LA once again. And that’s just some of the travels I did.
Lately I’ve had this idea of seeing Australia again, I went there for 5 weeks when I was 12 cause we are so lucky to have family there but since that’s over 10 years ago (omg right) – I’d love to go again. What I’d really like to combine it with is my next trip to Bali and when I say next I mean next cause boy am I going back there. There are very few places that I just must go back to. So far in my life I have ever only felt that way about Los Angeles, but after visiting Bali I am afraid the same thing has happened to me. I guess it’s kinda the same feeling about movies right? Some you say, “wow great movie, but I need some time before I watch it again” or “It was wonderful but I don’t think I will need to watch it again” and then there are just some that make you go “I’ll watch that again tomorrow” cause they are just that good. So far, Los Angeles is my “pretty woman” and Bali is my “eat pray love” – actually never thought about those both being Julia Roberts movies, strange.
But! New years are also for new places, and there are many of those too, I’d like to see. On the list is currently, Hawaii, Mexico (many places in Mexico), the Caribbean, a roadtrip in Italy, Tokyo or Hong Kong (or both) and Canada. Canada is quite different than the others I admit, but I have always wanted to see Vancouver and there are so many fantastic places to ski in Canada and since I’ve never tried that – it has become a priority. Luckily my always partner-in-crime WOW air has just launched Vancouver as a new destination, read more about it here. They also fly to Montréal and Toronto so basically I am ready to get Canada’fied!
In other news and still speaking of WOW air, they will be opening up their very first route to Asia in 2019 and I am so excited. They will start flying to New Dehli, India – can you believe it? I used to think I never wanted to see India, but as I have gotten older, it moves higher and higher up on my list. I would love to go to New Dehli, drive in the streets, discover their amazing kitchen, see the Taj Mahal in Agra and from there travel to the country side to meditate and stay at one of their amazing healing and spa facilities. Obviously I will still be going back and forth between LA and CPH a lot, it’s like being divided between two, but it’s okay. I love LA just as much as I love my home so I will be boarding that pink plane many times again in 2019. Oh so many dreams and so many places to go, one can only hope to see it all.
To check out more of WOW Air’s many destinations just look here.
Yes yes yes it has happened. I have jumped on the glossier wagon and my god – it is as good as people say. I am unfortunately one of those people who become almost “sainty” against anything that is hyped. I don’t know why but there is just something in me who refuses to jump on any form of hype train. I didn’t like Justin Bieber when I was younger (only cause my friends loved him), I absolutely refused to watch Gossip Girl while it was popular (I have since watched it and my god it is AMAZING), and it took me a good year before I tried Glossier. There is a reason why things are popular, and I am really working on being more willing to go with the trends. I might just be a grumpy old man inside who think that “the stuff the young people like” is nonsens. But it’s really not.
My favorite Glossier product definitely is their “solution”. It minimizes pores and add’s an unbelievable amount of glow. It’s an absolutely fantastic product and I think everybody should be using it, and I really mean that. Other products that has made my favorites this month is the Paw Paw tinted balm in peach, I use it on my cheeks and on my lips for a fantastic shade of YUM! Drying lotion from Mario Badescu has been on my blog many times before but it keeps being an absolute necessity in my life so here it goes again.
Essence from Sensai is a LIFE savior – it’s a total anti-ageing essence with a soft formulation that quickly (and holistically) restores firmness. I am in love! Nose strips were bought in China (but aren’t they kinda the same everywhere?) and the Marc Jacobs beauty primer needs really very little introduction, it’s just the best eyeshadow primer ever.
Shirt / Vans, Top and bikershorts set / Forever21 (shop here), Sneakers / Adidas NMD (shop here), Belt bag / Gucci (shop selection here)
Necklace / Maria Black (shop here), Earrings / Jane Kønig (shop here)
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Photo by Birgitte Wiborg Photos taken with Canon 5D mark 2
Lumberjacks term: are North American workers in the logging industry who perform the initial harvesting and transport of trees for ultimate processing into forest products.
Which is not me obviously, but I love “their” checked shirts. So much indeed I wear them at least 4 times a week (if not more). It fits the relaxed Cali vibe perfectly and they are super comfortable. Kinda like a jacket, because an actual jacket is too warm. My favorite combo at the moment is biker shorts, a sports bra, tons of jewelry, sneaks and lumberjack shirts. Love when I get a new go to outfit, it’s like finding a new favorite song – epic!
JWFORCE – what is that now? I know some of you have seen it on my instagram, so I wanted to do a more elaborate post about what the hell JWforce is. The idea of JW came to us about one year ago, it was after a couple of months where B had been hitting the gym hard and I was, quite frankly, laying on my couch, eating spaghetti and watching friends. At the same time I was working from home so I didn’t get out very much, which, to be fair, always suits me fine but B had other plans for me. So she started sending me a text everyday saying “hey we’re going to the gym, I’m picking you up at 4”.
Naturally I resisted a great deal at first because I don’t like going to the gym and more relevant I don’t like working out – so why would I go. Also I was fine with the fact that my gym membership was more of a accessory in my wallet than an actual thing I did. BUT wanting to be a good friend (only for B), I started going. Not every time, but almost. Soon it became a routine and after a month I would automatically start to just put on my workout clothes around 3.45 and I would look forward to getting picked up at my front door at 4. The exercises became easier and no matter how much I complained to B she still picked me up after work so suddenly it wasn’t so bad. After a while we started experimenting with different workout techniques, eliminating what didn’t work and developing things that did. Then in April, we went to Bali and we became completely obsessed with healthy life style in general. Food, mindfullness, exercise – all of it. Suddenly it all made sense, how it wasn’t just about getting to the gym and punishing the body but how it was about love. Love for the body with what you put in it, on it and how you take care of it.
So we decided to start an instagram page dedicated to our new discoveries, called JW FORCE. The J is the first letter of my surname (Jernov) and the W is the first letter of Birgitte’s surname (Wiborg) and of course the FORCE is because we love star wars. No I’m totally kidding. It’s cause that’s what we call our community, the force. The page will be about our eating habits, the different exercises we have learned that works, about our favorite beauty and the travels we do and so on and so on. We’re so excited to share our little universe with you and hope to see many more of you join!