First night + meal in the new condo

Spent my first night in the new place on Saturday. Pizza was a given after a long day. Modena has served the best pizzas for as long as I can remember 🍕 Yes please and thank you 😋  Still have no furniture but a bed, so eating on the rug happened 🙈

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New bed, new light, new linens. What a feeling ✨

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HUGS

Baka’s birthday celebration - Mando & Malmö Opera

Beautiful Malmö 🎄 

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We saw SO many people sitting outside eating (in 32 degree F weather!!). Looks a little empty here but it was still very early. Had to get proof with gorgeous mom as a cover 🙈 

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Three generations ❤️ 

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Mando in Malmo 😍 Highly recommend 🍸 

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We were celebrating Baka’s birthday 🥳❤️🥰 

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I mean?! Delicious. Simply delicious 😋  

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The fam bam 🎉 

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After our delicious dinner it was time for Malmö Opera. We saw La Traviata. WOW. What a performance. Photos were not allowed, but I was highly impressed. Will definitely try to go more frequently! 

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When we’re all together lots of pictures is a must 🥰 

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Love these beautiful, intelligent, stubborn, strong, and loving women more than anything ❤️

HUGS 

And so the adventure begins...

...officially left Atlanta for Malmö. Feels unreal? I keep thinking I’m just going to be here for the holidays. 

Started my Monday with errands + Chick Fil A breakfast (priorities am I right 😏). Got to enjoy beautiful 16 degree celsius weather and clear blue skies for a couple of hours with this handsome fella before I left.

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Lori came over for a final “see you later” hug too! Plenty of selfies were taken.

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Mike always refuses to be in pictures but when two moms are around he gets forced to deal with it 👏🏻

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Off to the airport we went  🥳

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Love this city so so so much. However, I will not miss rush hour traffic 24/7 😅 

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What’s the airport without mirror bathroom selfies? 

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Had to eat an American meal before takeoff 🙈 

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Forgot/left some things at the airport (was rearranging things in my bag and took some stuff out meanwhile, and accidentally left it). This is very unusual for me, as the last time I lost something at the airport was when I was about 9 or 10 flying back from France and left my new coloring pens in the seat in front of me. Luckily, it wasn’t my passport or wallet this time either so I’ll take it as a win.

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Touchdown Chicago 🛬 

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In Chicago, I had to re-check in & get through security one more time. 

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That’s where I met this lady! Her daughter was dropping her off and she had never flewn alone before. Truly believe it was the universe telling me something. She is an incredible artist, what are the odds? Check her work out here!

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On my long flight, I got upgraded to economy plus. What a blessing. Thanks times a million to SAS!! Extra legroom, wider seats, thicker blankets, bigger screens, goodie bag, real silverware, etc. No complaints over here! 

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Pro tip I learned from mom: put your freezing butter on the hot meal for a little and it’ll be perfect ☺️ 

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What a view, WOW. 

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Went straight from the airport to Baka and Branko’s boulle end of year party. Brought down the average age pretty good 😅 We sang, ate, and played games 🎄 Had time for some errands after before getting some rest. Great start to this new adventure.  

HUGS

Christmas in Ljunghusen, Sweden

Merry Christmas! Above are snaps from the 23rd and 24th. We put together two puzzles, walked to & on the beach, watched Kalle Anka + a movie, and most importantly spent quality time with each other and ate a lot. Cozy as can be <3

Miracle pop up bar

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I absolutely love Christmas, and this bar was a true tacky Christmas miracle. Everything was wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper and the entire place was covered in lights. It has been a crazy long line every day since they opened (I pass it on a dialy basis) but it was worth the wait. HUGS

Status update from Chicago O’Hare

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Checking in from Chicago live at the moment. We made it safely here from Atlanta. Soon we board our plane to Copenhagen aka I’ll be in Malmö, Sweden in no time. Beyond excited to hug everyone. The past month has been somewhat crazy and hectic so I haven’t spent much time with mom and T but they are stuck with me now so I can finally talk their ears off ;) HUGS and CHEERS

Two more weeks

How adorable is Ansley's handsome unicorn floaty?


Hi friends. I decided to enjoy my weekend after an awful week of working and studying (aka not even getting to celebrate 4th of July due to the pile of school work and case studies that needed attention). Besides work this weekend, I went to iFly, attended Liz bridal shower, and got to see Metallica perform live. In other words, a great weekend. Yesterday I had a productive start of the new week. I went to a barre class at Define Atlanta (one of my new favorite studios) in the morning, had classes all day, ate a poke bowl for lunch, and went to Flywheel after my classes. I got a new personal best at Flywheel, I hit 300! Anyhow, now I have to get back to my case study. Two more weeks until I will be back to normal here on the blog. HUGS