Last week I booked a very last minute trip to Stockholm Sweden. I have to go home to fix some paperwork etc., so I figured that why not make a nice easter trip out of it? I am born and raised in Stockholm, and every time I go home, I love it more and more. The city is becoming such a fun and trendy place with amazing restaurants, lounges, coffee shops, bars, and shopping. And of course, the city itself has always been beautiful and with so much history which you truly learn to appreciate when you live in LA where everything is new and modern. I love how you can walk everywhere, and it is always a pretty walk where you can just look around and be amazed. One of my favorite places of all time is Eataly which is located in New York and Los Angeles, but it has now opened in Stockholm, so I had to go there. The Stockholm location is my favorite of all of the Eataly’s. It is so beautiful, classy and the food is of course amazing!

 

Another successful weekend in Mammoth 🙂 The last couple of weeks it has been snowing so much that we felt like we could not say no to this opportunity. We stayed again at The Village Lodge which has turned in to our favorite hotel in Mammoth. Its location is amazing! Literally, just a couple of steps outside our room is the Gondola is located. Then there are plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance. The rooms are also great because they are hotel condo rooms with kitchen, balcony, fireplace and much more. Super cozy! We drove up Friday and skied Saturday and Sunday before we drove back to Santa Monica. It had been snowing all week, including Friday. So on Saturday, there was so much snow and powder everywhere:)! So much fun but it gives you a good workout in the legs. It didn’t snow Saturday, so on Sunday the snow was nice and a bit easier on the legs to ski on. It was a great getaway skiing weekend, and I love how I can go skiing just a 5-hour drive from the beach.

 

I love my job! Being a freelance graphic designer is for me a dream job. I get to work on so many different types of projects and meet all kind of impressive people and clients. You never know what you are going to get to work on next. I also love being a freelancer because I get the opportunity to work from wherever I am. I can go back to Stockholm, Sweden and work from there for two weeks or I can go to Mammoth for a couple of days and do some skiing and work from there. I can also find new exciting coffeeshops/restaurants in LA/ Santa Monica / Venice where I can work from during the week. It makes my everyday workflow much more exciting! The fact that I can create my own schedule is great! I am a very productive person so creating my schedule and staying on top of all the projects have never been a problem. I am one lucky girl! 🙂

 

This weekend the girls and I had a little getaway weekend in downtown San Diego to celebrate our lovely Josefin who is getting married this summer! This city is one of my favorite places in the USA; if I didn’t live in Santa Monica, I think downtown San Diego would be my next choice. Everything is right there, and the city gives me the impression of a more beachy and relaxed downtown compared with LA where there are beach cities and then downtown LA, but they are very separated and different from each other. Downtown San Diego seems to be a combination of both. Love the place!

This weekend was my first time in Tulum. I have heard and read a lot about the last year but have not been able to visit myself. But this year we had a couple of friends going and invited us to join so my boyfriend surprised me by buying tickets for a weekend in Tulum. During our short little visit, we did everything from beach walks to music festivals in the middle of the jungle. I absolutely fell in love with the place. First of all, we had so much fun at the music festival events. Every event was located at an amazing place like the jungle or right on the beach. It was a crazy experience dancing and looking up at the thousands of stars in the sky of Tulum. I also just love the style, vibe, food, and culture of Tulum. Very bohemian, healthy and trendy. Everything is beautiful well thought designed but yet has a simple bohemian feel too it. The food was amazing too! I was impressed by every single meal we ordered. Lastly, of course, the smooth white sand of Tulum! I live in Santa Monica by the beach so I get to go to the beach all the time, but the beaches are completly different. Just taking a beach walk in Tulum barefoot in the sand was a beautiful and relaxing experience. I love Tulum and want to go back as soon as possible!