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Things to do at night to make mornings easier!

Mornings can be difficult to say the least, and those “five more minutes” usually turn into a mad dash to get ready and going for a “more natural look” because applying makeup isn’t an option. Here are five things you can do before bed to make mornings a little easier.

Pick your outfit the night before 
Waking up and feeling like you don't have anything to wear? We've all been there. Save the morning stress by laying out a look the night before, and make sure to check the weather!

Shower at night 
Unwind with a relaxing hot shower at night, instead of rushing through a half-shower in the morning. 

Find a place for your keys 
Finding a place for your keys, sunglasses, wallet, etc. saves you the hassle of looking for them in the morning, just remember to actually use it.

Prep your breakfast 
Prep your breakfast the night before, for an easy cook in the morning. Fruit smoothies are easy to prep, just put all of the ingredients into the blender, cover with clear wrap, and store in your fridge overnight. That way when you take it out in the A.M., all you have to do is add ice.

Start your beauty routine before bed 
If you don’t have time to spare in the morning, sleep with braids and an overnight mask to wake up with beach waves and a glowing complexion.

Have a great weekend guys! 


6 things you should do this autumn in Iceland

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Living in a country with only one season the past year (Bali), it's refreshing to be back to the four crazy Icelandic seasons. I'm enjoying it more now than ever, with a bunch of tea, fluffy sweaters and candles. The winter season here is one of the longest one, so making the best out of the cold and dark is crucial for any person living in similar surroundings.

Today I'm sharing with you my favorite things to do in Iceland in autumn!

Hot drinks
Ok, let's start with the basics. Sometimes it's the simple things! Being comforted by a hot drink, whether it's coffee, tea or hot chocolate, is a given on a cold day. So in addition to coffee beans, we bought 3 different kinds of tea to have around last weekend. It's good to have something to look forward to when you're waking up and it's still dark (during fall and winter we get less light).

Go enjoy nature
While you can! The autumn colors are amazing now. Beautiful destinations are all around to enjoy them in! If you're looking for a place to spend the day at close to the capital, I recommend Þingvellir or Heiðmörk.

Watch the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
The best time to see them here is in the fall or winter. Anyone coming here or living here should check out Norðurljósaspá and monitor the Aurora forecast! I didn't even know there was a forecast for it until the other day, which makes it so more easier to plan a little drive outside town to watch this little glimpses of heaven. 
A few weeks ago we were so lucky to witness the most amazing northern lights we've ever seen yet! Green and purple lights dancing in the sky in the middle of the illuminated city! That's how bright they were. We jumped into the car and drove outside town to explore it further. We didn't catch the big one's on camera since we just laid there gasping, but we got a few good one's in the end. Here are a few of my favorites from that night. 

Go to a concert
The music scene here is amazing. But if you're in that cozy autumn mood, I recommend Café Rósenberg in downtown Reykjavík. It's a super chill pub, with relaxed lighting (candles everywhere) and old instruments on the wooden walls. They have a concert each night (except Sundays) with different artists. We've been there twice this month, and listened to Árstíðir and Þóra Gísla. You can see their weekly program here

Soak in hot tubs or hot springs
Enjoy one of Iceland's hot tubs while feeling the cold wind blowing at your face. Our lovely cold island is actually covered with geothermally heated swimming pools all around. You can look at different locations here.

Treat yourself
This obviously might apply to all seasons, but when it gets darker and colder it's an important factor. Do whatever makes you happy more often. Eat good and healthy food and meet up with friends. Light up aroma candles in the dark and read a book.

Hope you are enjoying this season. What are your favorite things to do in the fall? I'd love to read them in the comment section below!


Yummy vegetarian dishes!

Recipe time! This is our most recent favorite that we make all the time. Doesn't look much, but it's absolutely delicious, and of course, super healthy! And as always, very easy to make. Maybe too easy. That's also one of the reasons why we love it.
It's three small "dishes" that combine into a full meal. Garlic broccoli, filled bell peppers and oregano tomatoes!

Garlic Broccoli
These are seriously yummy. Just chop up a broccoli head and garlic (or use garlic herbs), pour a bit of lemon juice over it and spread some coarse salt and pepper! (Optional: grated cheese). Preheat oven to 180°C and cook for 20-25 minutes and remember to use good oil so it doesn't stick. It'll come out crusty and smelling like garlic heaven.

Filled Bell Peppers
How we fill them up each time really differs to what we have in the refrigerator each time. But our core ingredients are cheese, feta cheese and onion. We also love putting some red pesto and olives in when we have it.
This time we filled it up with onion, coriander (cilantro), feta cheese, mushrooms, rucola, fresh tomatoes and garlic. Add salt, pepper (and cayenne pepper if you like it spicy) and cover with cheese slices on top! Preheat oven to 180°C and cook for 20-25 minutes.

Oregano Tomatoes
Last but not least, freshly sliced tomatoes covered with salt, pepper, garlic and oregano. Doesn't get more easy than that. I usually don't eat tomatoes, but these are phenomenal. Optional: grated cheese. 
These do usually need to be cooked a bit longer in my opinion, so I start getting them ready first to give them 5-10 minute advantage in the oven. 
Preheat oven to 180°C and cook for 25-30 minutes and remember to use good oil so it doesn't stick!


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Fall fashion favorites!

  • Published in Style

We haven't been very active here lately, due to a big life transition, moving and settling into life here in Iceland again. I'll share more about that later, but we're always active on Instagram :  ♥ 

I wanted to share some fall fashion favorites today, and since we're not in the tropics anymore, it's all about chunky sweaters, warm leather shoes and hot coffee/tea to warm your hands and soul.


Black and white winter outfit

Bodycon dress, 1.645 ISK / Sweater coat, 3.660 ISK / High heel boots, 5.070 ISK / L A M B drawstring backpack, 42.110 ISK

Downtown stroll kind of outfit on a cold day

MANGO faux coat, 7.710 ISK / Acne Studios leather boots, 24.260 ISK / Backpacks bag, 36.445 ISK / Fendi cat eye sunglasses, 47.230 ISK / Kate Spade kitchen dining, 2.280 ISK

Yellow fall fashion

Autumn cozy outfit

Perfect autumn outfit

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