Today I took Linus on a long walk around Monte Carlo which is the part of Monaco we live in. Monte Carlo has the greatest parks, and every day I’m amazed by the beauty and the effort that has been put into every detail. Absolutely stunning.
Of course Linus was with me, and it seems his mission to take down “the wing-things” procedes. Had he gotten the rest of his body through that gap I’m sure he would’ve swam across to get that duck. “Luckily” the park is full of wings….
Getting his stealth on….
….and whooom, the war is on!
Today the plans for Christmas changed for me, because of family matters I have now booked a ticket to Norway leaving already on Friday. James will still go to LA, so hopefully we will meet up somewhere in the world in time for New Years. We haven’t figured out that part yet..
Now I need to wrap some presents and pack some bags, because tomorrow I want to spend the whole day with James as I don’t know when I will see him again and it’s his birthday on the 24th so I guess we’ll have to do a little mini celebration for him too ♥
You often ask me for music suggestions so I just thought I’d share this one with you which was our favourite song of the road trip:
I hope you’re all having a great day!! xx
Winner of todays Christmas calendar contest is…….
Congratulations!! You were the first one to enter the contest and I think that deserves a reward too :) I’ve sent you an email on how to claim your prize of £75 to be spent in mybag :D
Bah, I’m getting so many incredibly tempting emails these days and I just had to share the sneak peak sales with you as there really are some great bargains to be made! I put together some of my favourites for you together with the secret codes underneath ;)
Blouse – Zara (one size too small but I loved it so I just had to have it)
Leather trousers – Here
Shoes – Chloé
Bag – here
Watch – Cartier
Bracelets – Hermès and Dyrberg/Kern
The weather was fantastic yesterday, and it’s really strange you know.. while driving through France last week we had a few stopovers, and it’s way colder even just a couple of hours outside of Monaco. I’ve heard people say that Monaco has this magical location being right across the Sahara, protected by mountains and in a perfect angle for the sun.. but I had no idea it would make this much of a difference!
What’s in my bag?
The Satchel Company 11″ Glossy Black, with magnetic closure, adjustable strap and pocket in front.
I’ve become a complete Pinterest addict, and one of my favourite pins I found was this amazing tip about attaching the keys to a paper clip so you always have easy access to them no matter how big your bag is. I ALWAYS search for my keys for an eternity and often end up having to empty half of my bag on the street in order to find the keys, so when I saw this I instantly raided the office for a paper clip. This bag isn’t too big, but I’m sure it will be incredibly useful for when I use a bigger bag.. I’m never taking that clip off! The keys will hang on the inside obviously ;)
This bag is such a great size! It’s small enough to be used as a clutch, yet you can fit surprisingly many things inside (except for all the things you don’t actually need that only makes your bag heavy anyway!). It’s the ultimate shopping bag! I like to use it as a clutch when out and about, and once I have shopping bags to carry I use it as a cross-over bag – brilliant! :) I think I will need to get another one in a fun colour for spring and summer too… I’m thinking maybe ..orange :)
Thank you so much for your get well messages on my last post, you are the sweetest ♥ Besides from my back being stiff from lying down for too long I woke up feeling great this morning and decided to take Linus for a long walk. I managed to get some Christmas shopping done too which feels great!
I got a new bag on the door today which I absolutely love, such a pracitical bag and I think it will be perfect for running around in London. It’s by The Leather Satchel Company and I chose the high gloss black in a size 11″. Love the fact that it can be worn either as a cross-over bag or as a clutch like I did today. I have the camera full of pictures from today which I will upload tomorrow together with a “what’s in my bag” part as I know you’ve been curious about what I keep in my bag ;D
Everyday I’m amazed by how many people are taking part of the Christmas calendar, it’s really so much fun and I wish I could give away a prize to everyone!! ♥ The answer to what’s in the Nars Gift set Edie was: Film Star Pure Matte Lipstick, Edie Eyeshadow, Carpates Eyeliner Eyeliner Stylo, Mini Blush Duo and 16mm Film Canister. Great gift set, I WANT!!! :D
Todays winner of the Christmas calendar contest is……… Josefine!!! Congratulations, you’ve won a gift card of £75 to spend on what ever you want in HQhair!! Weeee :D
We still have a full week left of the calendar so be sure to check in every day, maybe you are the next lucky winner! ;)
Hope you’re having a great weekend and that you’re enjoying every last bit of it :) I’ve spent the last 48 hours in bed with headache, tummy pain, dizziness and fever. Turns out I didn’t drink enough water while driving through France so now I’m dehydrated. It really freaks me out as I was dehydrated in Bali once and fainted while on shopping. When I woke up I was so dizzy and I kept loosing my sight. The actual fainting wasn’t that bad but being completely blind for 15 minutes without knowing what was going on was the worst feeling I’ve ever had. You’d think I’d learn to drink water…
Anyway, while in bed I’ve gone crazy on Pinterest and I’ve found tonns of inspiration for the new flat in London. Since you asked if I could share the decorating process I thought I’d share some of my favourites :)
I’ve also found lots of inspiration for the inexpensive dressing room project, but I can share that another time. Or you can of course check out my pins….hint hint ;) You can find me here, or just search for bycelina :)
The winner of todays calendar contest of a gift card of £75 in Beauty Expert is…….. EMLI K!!!! Congratulations, I hope you will find lots of lux things!! :D I’ve sent you an email with details.
Hope you will all get a great start to the new week tomorrow!! xx
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Congratulations, Vesna!! You won the £50 to spend in LOVE! :D Great choice of dress, it will definitely be great for the party season! You can find her pick here.
The answer to how many percent off you get with the discount code BYCELINA25 was of course 25% which is really amazing! The dress above is only £38 to begin with and with the discount code you get it for only £28.50!! That’s the definition of a bargain!
Do you remember I told you about that one flat we LOVED and which we gave an offer for? WE GOT IT!!! I’m so excited and I can’t wait to decorate it! No, really, I can’t wait to decorate it so I’ve already begun planning and looking up furniture. Now that we’ve decorated and practically built a flat from scratch once already I feel more prepared for this one and I now know exactly what we need, and don’t need. Fortunately this flat was the only flat I took pictures of so I have pictures of every room and every corner :D
Since we want to keep the flat in Monaco as well we’ve decided to not go as overboard on the decorating budget as we did on the flat in Monaco so right now I’m looking up smart but affordable ways of building a dressing room while lying feverish in a straight horizontal line on the sofa. I should probably rest, but I’m really excited about this flat and I know it’s going to be so amazing! I have three rooms to decorate in addition to the reception room/lounge and hallway, and I’m planning on fitting in a dressing room, a gym and a guest bed in addition to our bedroom. You can expect a few interior inspiration posts from now on which brings my thought onto Pinterest!! I think I’ll pin like a mad for the rest of the evening until I fall asleep and my handsome prince will have to carry me into bed <3
Hope you’re having a great Saturday!! Don’t forget to come pop by everyday for the calendar contests! :) xx