New Bag and New Bar

I have been busy as usually (nothing new I am afraid!). Work is manic just before Christmas. It is like people are preparing for the end of the world and want to do everything BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

To keep myself going and reward myself for the hard work I bought a new bag. I am a big fan of Marc Jacobs. I just love that casual New York style combined with French classic. I actually needed a small cute handbag to take to work, travels and evening catch ups.

The x ring in the picture is also new..I know I am a shopaholic..will tell about it later..

Dress: Betty Basics
Fur: Jane Ramsay Australia
Bag: Marc de Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Nine West
Sunnies: Oakley

I love that grey striped dress. I bought it in Lorne, the store had a large selection of Betty Basics clothing. Perfect to every day life, high quality cotton, fits beautifully and stays well in the washing! I have 3 dresses and I ordered even two more as they are just so nice. I am going through this phase that I mainly wear grey, navy blue, white or black..

Last weekend we also trialled the wine bar nearby. We have lived here almost a year and I cannot believe we have not been to this place. It has been rated one of the nicest bars in Melbourne and I have to admit it is. Food was excellent and wine selection superb! The bar is called Bellota.


I ate delicious vegetarian eggplant dish. And my husband ordered John Dory fish.



So nice isn’t it? We had a great weekend. I have been knitting like a crazy person -my way or managing work stress-. I will soon post some instructions for anyone who is interested. A super easy knit.

I will write more soon. I am on my lunch break and running now back to work! Just wanted to post quickly some updates. I cannot wait for Christmas holidays!



Marc by Marc Jacobs Cream Saw Studs

I love Fridays. It is funny now when I am not working I still cannot get my head away from the working life, nowadays every day is weekend for me, still Fridays feel special.

I had a wonderful day today. Early in the morning I went to the centre with my dear daughter. I took her to Selfridges.

Oh have I ever told you how much I love that store, well these days I do, there was a time when I did not. When I came to London as a rather newly graduated student I struggled to find a job, British economy was doing really badly, I had done my PhD for the past 1,5 years and I was still doing my PhD on scholarship in London. I was however worried of not having been worked for a while so I decided to do something. I actually started working at Selfridges. It didn’t last very long, well it lasted long enough for me to understand two things: firstly pure customer service is not for me, secondly serving ”posh” people who think they own the world is not for me. It was a culture shock straight on my face.  I just relocated from a country where the equality is everything. In Finland we don’t have this old fashioned classicism as they do here in England. I am used to treat every human being the same whether poor or rich, young or old, man or woman, CEO or secretary. For me to accept the classicist serving culture in this store was shocking. If I remember right I quit my job after couple of weeks and thought I’d rather be unemployed than serving anyone who thinks the thickness of their check book allows them to treat other people like inferiors! Being so for a while I did not enter Selfridges even though we lived one street behind it in Marylebone, just in principle.  Soon after the Selfridges incident I got a great job and ever since I have been able to do just what I love. I have also become to understand this classicism a lot more. It is horrible and I will never accept it, neither learn to like it, but me rebelling against it won’t make it disappear so I just have to live with it. Of course this is what most of the people here do and nothing changes.

Well anyway back to my day. My daughter loved the windows with all the decorations and we walked throughout the ground floor. She is definitely going to be my best shopping buddy in future. Everything at Selfridges is just presented so beautifully. I love admiring the handbags, they must have almost all the different models there on display.

The actual reason we went there was the Marc Jacobs saw stud earrings I had decided I desperately needed. I happily carried a small bag home!


I have been looking for simple cool studs to wear.


 I instantly fell in love with these studs when I saw them. I bought the cream coloured ones. They are gorgeous.


I hope you all have a fantastic and relaxing Friday!

PS. Next post is the Pumpkin pie recipe, I have already written it so will be published tomorrow!