Vilde

Endless Summer

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I had the most perfect holiday in the Caribbean this Easter.

Relaxing mood, colorful houses, charming people and a lot of long white beaches

suits one Ilde very well.

If you like some of the clothes, take a look here

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week 7 – valentines <3

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One of my favorite places to discover street culture and art in Oslo,
is the graffiti painted walls at BLÅ, a night club in the area of Grünerløkka.
Almost everytime I come here, the graffiti artists have re- painted
the walls, with new graphics and colors.
What’s not to Love?

OUTFIT

Coat: Monki

Bag: Stella McCartney

Scarf: Moschino

Sunnies: Marc By Marc Jacobs

Glows and Stockings: H&M

Faux fur hat: Moods Of Norway

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Moods of Norway

MON SS16 PHOTOSHOOT BY MARIANN VIK

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Wanted to share with you some of the beautiful pics from last weeks Moods of Norway SS16 photoshoot,
shot by the talented LA/Norway based photographer, Mariann Vik.

 Big thanks to the stunningly beautiful models Danielle, Nina and Vegard. We’re totally impressed by all off you!!

Remeber to get a copy of Mariann’s 2minutte magazin, sold in Narvesen newspaper stores, all over Norway.
Big Love!

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OOTW

DETAILS – WEEK 6

A selection of details from last week. Stay cool!

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A rainy day

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Fern it up! 

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Happy feet

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It was a pink day

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Sparkling sky

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I got all I need – Im never leaving this bed.

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the coolest bag and charms from Moods.

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Loving my new fern tights.

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FASTELAVEN

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Minion vs Superwoman

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Ready for a snack?

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The sweetest mouse ever!

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Cream, cream, cream!

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Banana?

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Good party vibes.

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Aint no party without party-straws! woop woop…

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Peace out! 

In true ildexilde style, we had a small office carnival this friday to celebrate the yearly tradition “fastelaven”.

It was a diverse crowd. Including a minion, a mouse and a pirate amongst others . Also superwoman dropped by for the party.

As you should on “fastelaven”, we had freshly made sweet buns with whipped cream. It was delicious!

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Moods of Norway

Moods of norway ss16

 

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The new Moods of Norway SS16 KYST collection, with an ildexilde twist.
Big thanks to our fabulous photographer Sara Johannessen and lovely makeup artist Christine Sørby Johansen.
Love you long time!!
Hope you like it! Maybe leave a comment?

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Moods of Norway

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Norwegian tropics

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Racks on racks

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Mini me

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Dreamy kids prints

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Cheers

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Thanks for the yummy veggie lunch, Teatro

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Friday and Fern

The first pieces from the Moods of Norway SS16 KYST collection is finally in store. Yay!!
Last Friday, all the designers could proudly showcase the new collections for all Moods store managers.
We believe the feedback was pretty good, best collection ever, some said.

All four departments, men’s, women’s, kids and sports is based off the same theme, the
Norwegian coastal line from the very north, all the way down to the south.
The variety in scenery, climate, florals, plants, water creatures and wild life is just amazing.
One of the most original ideas, we think, that goes throughout the collection is our Moods’ take on the
tropical print, made from Norwegian fern. Amongst many brilliant,
funny, creative and humorous prints and quotes , such as Tractor of the sea, It’s all south from here,
A shore thing and Fishing for compliments… Wearing any of these will definitely light up somebody’s day.
Can’t wait to show you more from the collection, in the time to come.

The meeting took place in the old Christiania Theatre, the location of Oslo’s new, most stylish, hip and trendy
Italian pizza restaurant, Teatro. All the Teatro employees dressed in Moods of Norway from top to bottom.
Couldn’t beat a MON waitress uniform, pretty cool right?!

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ildexilde vs. Moods of Norway SS16

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Fly high

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Stuff…

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Make up by Christine Sørby Johansen <3

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Coco

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A laughing matter with photo- Sara

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Strike a pose.

Last week was amazing! We had so much fun at the ildexilde vs. Moods of Norway SS16 fashion shoot.
We had the chance to style the new Moods collection with an ildexilde twist,
our personal pieces mixed with news from the women’s,men’s and sports- collection.
Shot by the mind-blowing, creative photographer- star, Sara Johannessen.
Our fabulous, colorful make up was done by our sweetheart, Christine Sørby Johansen.

It’s mid January, and probably the coldest time of the year, but that never stopped us from posing bear foot, in open heels,
dressed in Moods, spring summer collection.
It only took us about 20 minutes, one hot coco with cream and some yummy leak soup, to feel our toes again.

Even though we are far from fashion models, we tried to bring some ildexilde sparkle into the mix.
Can’t wait to show you the photos, from Sara.
Stay tuned!

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Moods of Norway X-mas party

 

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Ran into a pack of reindeers

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Feelin’ gooood…

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Modern Maria?

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Cheers!

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#Mirrorsme

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X-mas’ up!

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Shoe time

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Little deets….

We had the most fabulous time at the Moods of Norway X-mas/ MirrorsMe release party last week,
surrounded by cocktail- sipping Santas, twerking reindeers, sparkling Christmas sweaters and DJing trees.


#moodsxmasparty

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outfits week 47

A selection of outfit pics from week 47. Keep on smiling!

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Day off- uniform

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Fishy, smelly…. Moods of Norway SS16 sneak peek. LOVES it!

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Smiley!

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The prefect combo

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Soccer’s up!

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Sparkles!

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Fluffy feet

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X-mas did this!

 

Remember to post your top Christmas mood on Instagram,
#moodsxmasparty @ildexilde to win the awesome Moods of Norway Christmas sweater
and 2 tickets to this year’s fab MON X-mas party.
Be creative!

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Work hard play hard

Christmas sweatshop

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Sweat shoppers

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Some sweaters turned out a little prettier than others… just saying

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Lazy eyed showman

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Sparkles!

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Light chains’ up

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1st of December? 

Christmas is approaching, what’s better than to glam it up, and designed your own Christmas sweater?
That’s exactly what we did in the office this week.
The designers, the buyers, the merchandisers, the graphics and the PR department all gathered
to make the most sparkling, caroling, shiny, fluffy, electric and glittery X-mas sweat.

IN IT TO WIN IT??
Make your own X- max sweater and post it on Instagram, hashtag #moodsxmasparty @ildexilde
where you can win the brand new Moods of Norway christmas sweater, fresh off the shelves
+ 2 tickets to the Christmas Party of the year, for you and your BF.
Or just post a creative pic of your Christmas mood.

The competition ends Wednesday the 25th of November.

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Foodie

A cookpot of happiness

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It’s fall, going on Christmas, what’s better than to invite your friends over for a home cooked meal?
This is one of our top secrets to keep stomachs happy, and your friends coming back for more.

CHILI SIN CARNE
(no animals harmed)

You need:

1/2 onion
1/2 a clove of garlic
2 celery stalks
5 small carrots
2 peppers
10 small mushrooms
700g of kidney beans
800g of chopped tomatoes
1 ts hot chili powder (for a mild chili)
1 ts cumin
1 ts cinnamon
1 ts pepper spice
2 tbls balasamic vinegar
A bundle of coriander leaves
Salt and black pepper
A large pot (preferably pink), some patience and music to keep you entertained….

Begin by chopping the onion into little pieces, same with the garlic, the carrots and the celery.
Cut the mushrooms and the peppers a little bigger. Put all the veggies into a big pot, with some oil.

Then, add all the spices, chili, cumin, cinnamon, pepper spice into the mix. Black pepper and salt, to taste.
Cook for about 5 minutes until the veggies are soft, while you stir.

Rinse the kidney beans and add them to the pot, together with the chopped tomatoes.

Pick a handful of coriander leaves, rinse and chop.
In the end, add the coriander and 2 tbls of balsamic vinegar, then wait for 30 -40 minutes….

….while watching a hilarious Justin Bieber music video,
or something random that you picked up on line, to keep you occupied.

Serve with green salad of your choice, rice or wrap tortillas.

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Chop Chop

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To get you in the mood…

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Brunch?

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Happy Meal

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All we ever want in life...

I could die and go to heaven

We both have this, slight obsession with winter coats. The bigger the better!
Pastel and poppy statement colors, (faux) fur, shiny and soft materials, in just the right shape.
Here are some of this season’s favorites.

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I can really see myself keeping worm in this puffer beauty.
Love the cute, little rib detail on the sleeves.

Get it here!

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Two in one. Mid length or short? Wiry fur, shiny and tone-in-tone black.
Way to stand out!

Get it here!

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I first tried this coat on a couple a weeks ago, the cotton candy color and
the dreamy silhouette really caught my eye.
The fit was amazing, to die for… Oh, so pretty in pink!
But my wallet could not handle the over- the- top sweetness.
I might organize a fundraiser.

Get it here!

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Need to get my hands on this oversized, tonal, camo printed coat.
Love the big pockets and fluffy faux fur collar

Get it here!

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I could die and go to heaven, literarily…
We’ve been drooling over this coat since last winter.
The crazy, green, faux fur coat from Coach is my opinion of the perfect coat.
Just look at it…..

Get it here!

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Silver fun!
Wouldn’t mind keeping snug and warm in this happy parka.

Get it here!

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Shrimps, faux fur- favorite brand!
Just the right amount of cuteness, color and synthetic fibers.

Get it here!

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fun and games

Halloweekend

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Happy Halloween!

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K & C

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Mirror selfie-time

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Mario with his better half

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Tourist attractions

We had the best time at Vilde and Henrik’s annual Halloween party, last night.
A+ crowd!! Caitlyn Jenner was there, Kim Kardashian, Super Mario and Princess Peach, scary clowns,
murderous doctors and king of funk, Rick James, amongst many other hilarious costumes.

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Say Cheese

Pink, pink, pink!

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It’s a tractor waffle

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Say Cheese!

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It’s hip to be square

Ready for a slice?

Last night we went to the release party for the new and pimped out brown cheese.

The delicious brown cheese, that’s been enjoyed for over 150 years, is now in a new suit. Its pink! That’s not all. It is also getting its own clothing line made by Moods of Norway.

At a barn, we got freshly made waffles, steaming hot chocolate and off course lots of brown cheese, creating a perfect atmosphere.

Luckily, we all got to bring home a piece of brown cheese 😉

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Rule No.1 always bring tissues…

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Sunny October

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This little guy had a lot of fun in the dirty marsh

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Tasting the berries….Yummi!

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Time for a quickie

This weekend I got to try out the fall/ winter cocktail sports collection from Moods of Norway, for real.
Blending in with nature like a natural.
Loving the satellite prints from the North sea and Svalbard, cute little polar bear socks and beanie, and the super fresh and playful camo printed tights. My favorite of the season!

The weather was great, and the color of fall, more beautiful than ever.
The outfit was all fabulous and stylish, until I sank down in the freezing cold marsh, all the way up to my thighs.
But that’s just natures way of saying, stop being so freaking lazy and get your butt out more often, I guess…

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Work hard play hard

Back to the roots

 

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Stroll Around

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Ice Ice Baby

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Freia milk chocolate scenery

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Peace out, Stryn!

Earlier this week we want road tripping to Stryn, with our brilliant and creative designer colleagues at Moods of Norway.
Stryn – an overload of amazingly beautiful nature. Wow!! Our absolute favorite and probably the highlight, was the perfectly turquoise glacier.

Tall mountains and deep valleys, but lets not forget the locals.
Our Moods colleagues from the vest welcomed us and took care of us from the minute we arrived.
Thank you for this Norwegian experience, the accordion music, the delish food and the great laughs.
We will see you next time.

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Sweet Escape – Isla Holbox

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Touring the island

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Pink flamingos

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Dogs paradise

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The water’s alright

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Amazing street art

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Birdy

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Postcard perfect!

Beautiful, beautiful Isla Holbox.
I had the greatest time on the Mexican island of Isla Holbox. One week of total relaxation.
I have never really been to such place, a mixture of strong local influence and laid back luxury.

If you are into long, wide beaches, great, spicy food and snorkeling with whale sharks, every now and then,
this might just be your paradise, too. It sure is, one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to.
The climat is different to the mainland of Yucatan, as the weather is less humid in Holbox, and more suitable for us Scandinavians.

Holbox is not the place to go if you want to party, nor is it big on water activities.
Jet skiing and cruising around in speed boats is not allowed. There are some pretty strict regulations regarding further development on the island, in which brings great benefits to the local people, nature and the wild animal life.

I am a real animal lover, maybe that’s why I enjoyed Holbox so much.
The island have more than 150 different kinds of birds, you will see them, and hear them, everywhere you go.
From pink flamingos and pelicans, and plenty of other loud, little birds. Dogs are walking freely, all kind of breeds,
side by side with iguanas.

So….. if you ever deicide to go, I have a couple of eating places to recommend.

First, eat breakfast at the little French café, Le Jardin. The owner is French, and he makes the best, fresh, French baguettes.
For dinner, there are so many options, considering the size of the island, but let me give you a few of my favorites.
Mandarina Beach Club and Restaurant, fresh and really tasty. Their mango/ avocado guaca is the best!
Local TacoQueto, is’s always a good tip to eat where the locals eat. Yummy tacos and burritos. And cheap!!
Viva Zapata, for you fish lovers. Fresh fish, literarily straight from the ocean.

Another must on Isla Holbox, is to swim with the great whale sharks, on a guided snorkeling tour.
A once in a lifetime experience, something I will never forget doing.
My new buddy was eight meters long, lucky he’s a veggie, like me.

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Viva la Mexico

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Villa ildexilde

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Sunny Playa

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Rainbow rugs

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Helado

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Two more cocktails, please…

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Mosaics

I, Mathilde, spent my summer vacay in Mexico this year, three amazing weeks.
We stayed in Playa del Carmen for two weeks with the fam, and the last one, on the beautiful island of Holbox.
I will give you my special Holbox guide in a bit.

Traveling around the Yucatan Peninsula, visiting Isla Mujeres, Isla Cozumel and Tulum.
Going snorkeling with whale sharks and sea turtles, munching tacos, burritos, tortillas and guaca.
Sippin’ on Pina Coladas and Margaritas.

Wanted to share a few of my snaps with you.

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BLOGGERS WEEKEND

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Morning workout with Tommy Lande

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Our designer girls, with Swedish top bloggers Caroline Roxy and Desirée Nilsson

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That’s what he said…

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Ready to Go-cart

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Champs!!

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Cocktail Hour

Thank you United Bloggers for welcoming us to Vestlia Resort in Geilo, for a bloggers weekend.
We had a fab time, including morning Bootcamp, driving Go-carts and wining and dining with some really incredible people.

The bloggers- train left Oslo S, Friday afternoon, and we did not really know what to expect.
But, boy! We can really get used to this bloggers lifestyle. The resort was awesome, and the cocktails were sweet like candy.
During the weekend we got to show off  Moods of Norways new AW15 womens- and sportswear collection, with our lovely colleagues Sophie and Heidi.
Thanks for the the great memories, girls. You rock!!

Get the Moods women’s and sports look.

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WORK HARD, PLAY HARD: HONG KONG

 

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Gotta love lemons

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HK by night

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Ribbon Heaven

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The charming ferry to Hong Kong Island

Earlier this month I finally got to go on my first work trip, destination: Hong Kong, Yeah!

In between our hectic work schedule we got a little taste of what the city has to offer, crazy, colorful neon lights, good food and great street shopping.

I already want to go back. See you soon Hong Kong!

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OOTD

Rebel Kid

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Greens

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Artsy

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Mmmm..

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Better bring the selfie stick…

A little photo sesh, in between our hectic work schedule, going from one meeting to the other.

And then came the rain…

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Weekend at Granny’s

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Scouting for squirrels

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Minti mints

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Pansy

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Old fashioned veggie dinner

 

Going to my grandmothers house in Bø in Telemark is one of my favorite things to do, during the summer months.
It’s so nice and quiet out here in the countryside, almost like going to a SPA.
This weekend the local gentelmen had a veteran car exhibit, and in the absolut perfect color range.­

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