SO much has been going on lately. Let's take a peek, shall we?!
It was almost Halloween and that got me in the mood of taking spooky self portraits. Here's three of them:
Vintage Nurse Cape weather on the cemetery at dusk.
Scared a few people by walking around the graves looking shady (or trying to find a good tombstone to lay my phone on and take a picture with the self timer).
The Lights Out hallway is a constant source of creativity.
One lazy morning, wearing the dressing gown sewn by my mother out of beautiful vintage lace curtains.
David and I made our horror short Coffer
in time for Halloween. Here's a behind the scenes photo showing how David got in character.
And if you want to see how David and I made the film David did a Behind the Scenes video on Coffer. You can find that here
A november rose at the cemetery.
Opening night for the play "Perfect Life AB" was getting closer and I had lines to learn!
When we emptied the chest before filming Coffer I found some long forgotten treasures in a bag.
My beloved Vintage nurse cape and, if I may say so myself, some Rita Hayworth-y hair
And this has become a favourite outfit for me.
The red vintage hat is really lovely, but since I don't own any black coats it hasn't been used that much. It doesn't really go with any of the colourful coats I own so it has been hanging on the wall, forever waiting.
Until I realised I could pair it with my over sized thrifted cardigan and a big scarf!
I'm calling it my "Annie Lennox Look".
It's getting too cold now though so I might need to find a black coat soon...
One day I got a new phone AND sushi. It was a good day. As you can see.
Hair hair everywhere.
(see! The "Annie Lennox Look" again!)
Waiting for the rest of Teater Esther sitting on the pink plastic chair that very much resembles a toilet throne.
Teater Esther (well, some of us: Lisa, Frida and I) hard at work making scenography for our play.
We spent a day and evening making the scene look all pink and beautiful. David was helping with lights and stuff and here he takes a break on stage.
A little later in the evening. Time for Hanna to take a little break in the middle of the stage.
Me peeking though the curtains looking like a very happy and excited red apple.
Testing the cookies I baked in the middle of the night to sell during the play's intermission. The recipes is from my grandmother and it makes the best cookies ever.
Perky and Grumpy in the elevator. Part 2. (To see part 1, click here.)
It was my birthday on november 7.
It might be one of my best birthdays this far. Coconut frozen yoghurt, great presents, sushi lunch, opening night of our play (It went AWESOME!) and after that Teater Esther and our friends went to a restaurant to celebrate. Such a lovely lovely day!
And don't be fooled by the number of lights in the frozen yoghurt and the childlike happiness in my face; I am now 33 years old.
A pre show selfie in the dressing room.
The colourful life of our neighbours.
My mother and father came to Gothenburg on saturday to see the play. I took the opportunity to trick them into a family selfie in the elevator!
Yesterday there was a rooftop meeting on the house next to ours.
And you know what!? David and I are going to LA for some still very secret, but oh so exciting, stuff! Sorry (not sorry) for the teasing but it just makes me so happy I might burst!
Sun and warmth and adventures, here we come!
Talk to you soon again!
Oh! And it has come to my attention that the link to the little video I made on how to pronounce my name in my last post didn't work.
It has now been fixed! You can see the video here
if you want too.
This was supposed to be a Two Two Two
but there were just too many photos in my phone and some of them didn't match with any other, some of them fit together with lots of photos and I just AAAAAAHHH I want to put them all in a post!
So let's do that, shall we?
So, lately! I've been taking photos of sunsets:
Both from my balcony...
... and from a puddle one the ground.
We had a cat living with us for half a week!
Pixan's human Jossan went on a vacation and David and I were more than happy to have cat company for a few days.
David is one of those people that cats just seem to love. I'm more of an aquired taste, I guess. The cats that like me LOOOOVE me, but some are just "Meh, I don't care fore her". So I was a little nervous before Pixan arrived. And when she came I was at work and David kept sending me pictures of how he and Pixan were all cuddled up in the sofa, already loving eachother, and that didn't make me feel any less nervous!
But! She loved us both!
Here she is in the Lights Out hallway looking like a cute little ghost kitten.
One evening Pixan kept me company in the kitchen while I was trying to write.
Here she seems to be thinking "dumdidumdidum, I'm just sitting here all normal, don't mind me" while she's planning naughty things.
See how great she looked in our apartment! We miss her already.
I've been sitting a lot in the kitchen writing, learning my lines in the play I'm in, listening to podcasts and drinking tea.
One day I was feeling Bleh. Or Meh.
Wanted to do lots of creative things but had no ideas and ended up taking a zillion self portraits trying to capture the feeling of Meh. Or Bleh.
This was as close to it I could get (you should see the photo gallery in my phone though! Lotta all over the place, standing on the chair, stretched out on the floor, on top of the chest, infront of the door, it was a real circus!).
Last weekend David and I went to a HUGE antique store/fleamarket a 40 minutes drive from Gothenburg. It was so big, with so many things, that I ended up buying nothing. I met these cool mannequins though.
This girl seems to be having something wrong with her arms.
David and his big mouth.
Antique store selfie! And look at that awesome wall paper!
Feet selfies. Footsies.
Elevator selfies. Here with take away coffee.
Perky and Grumpy in the elevator.
(Can't stop laughing at this)
Dramatic self portrait with new skirt.
I got my vintage coats back from the tailors! This one has been smelling lots of Gothenburg air lately.
One morning I met up with a friend for breakfast at Antikhallarna. This is my favourite spot in Gothenburg, I think (together with Trädgårdsföreningen
, of course!).
Most days my food look like just plain old boring food. But sometimes it looks like this!
Cold wheat noodles with salad, spring leek, mango, edamame beans, sugar snaps, smoked salmon, sesame seeds sprinkled on top of it and lots of dressing made of mustard, olive oil and white wine vinegar.
This is so tasty and I've made it several times in the last few weeks.
The self portrait spot in the well lit stairwell with the dusty windows has seen me a lot too.
Having a staring contest with myself.
At night time for a more dramtic look!
One evening David had me painting small, white dots all over my face.
All in the name of visual effects, and testing for an upcoming little film project. More on that another day hopefully!
David helped Teater Esther
with the poster and trailer for our play Perfect Life AB. I wrote about that in my last post
. David and I made the teaser trailer a few days ago and then yesterday we released it. I think it's so awesome! Have a look at it here
if you want too (it's in swedish though).
The opening night of Perfect Life AB is november 7 which also happens to be my birthday so that is going to be an absolutely fantastic day!
If you are in the Gothenburg area during that weekend make sure to get your tickets soon! Last year we sold out completely and had to turn people down because there were no more seats left. Check out the Facebook event
for more info.
Today is a stereotypical Gothenburg day. Super gray and rainy. Quite nice actually, at least when you're indoors looking out on the weather while sipping tea. As I am.
Hope you're having a wonderful wednesday!
Talk to you again soon! Tjingeling!
As you might know I'm part of a theatre group here in Gothenburg called Teater Esther. Today we released the tickets for our new play Perfect Life AB. It's the first time we do a play with an original script written by our director Frida Hartvigsson with ideas from the ensemble.
It centers around a screwed up family but this is one of those plays where you can't reveal a lot about it without giving away too much of the plot. It's dark, it's funny and hopefully the audience will leave with a bunch of thoughts about where our society might be headed in the future.
The poster is made by the amazing David Sandberg, as usual.
And I will be looking this hot in it.
I know most of you reading this blog is from other places than Gothenburg, Sweden, but this is a huge part of my life for the coming month so I wanted to share it with you.
If you happen to be in the area on the 7, 8 and 9 of november here's the facebook event
Only a month left now! So exciting!
Before this spring has run away from us completely I thought it would be nice to show some glimpses of what I've been up to while enjoying the wonderful season.
Theatre reheasals with Teater Esther usually happens in a very cold house but since we are in the beginning of our new production we could read our play on the grass one beautiful evening. This year we are making our own play for the first time and our director Frida has been the one writing it. This particular evening we read the complete play from start to finish for the very first time and it felt wonderful! This is going to be so much fun!
From left to right. Frida, Matilda and Lisa.
When it was time to say goodbye the sun had set beautifully behind the trees and bushes.
It was one of those evenings when you walk home completely giddy with feelings of anticipation and joy.
At the end of April it was Beckas birthday! She is one of my best friends and we've known eachother for a very long time.
As you can see she got a Lime Leaf necklace pendant from my new Leaf Collection. She's the only one who owns one of these yet so consider this is a little sneak peek of what's to come in my shop soon.
Picnic on the top of the park Redbergsparken with this amazing view was such a perfect way to celebrate a spring birthday.
Improvised table for a wine glass...
The most tasty chocolate mint cake ever.
Last saturday I met up with my sister Sara who was in town over the weekend with her kids Hilda and Alfred. The teddy bear got to ride on Hilda's shoulders when we went to a fleamarket.
Hot dog lunch break after some great fleamarket shopping.
On the tram back into town. Teddy had injured an arm, Hilda comforts him.
And one evening David and I ate thai food at a restaurant that almost made us feel like we surely must have left Sweden for Thailand.
Oh, and a quick reminder that today is the last day to use coupon code SPRINGTIME14 over at lottalosten.etsy.com
for 15% off your entire order! Hop on over and snag yourself something pretty!
Today David and I are going to the theatre to watch the new Godzilla movie. Yesterday I heard so many people say it's utter crap so my expectations are not very high (more like below the lowest of low). But it's always nice to sit in the dark theatre holding hands with David, and the walk to and from the theatre always seem to inspire interesting and fun conversations so I'm at least going to enjoy that.
Hope your thursday is a great one too.