Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Fair in Helsinki

Miss Mo and I love a good fair. Especially fairs which involve interior and houses. Last Saturday we attended the Kevätmessu (Spring Fair) in Helsinki. The Spring Fair brings four different trade fairs under one roof namely Own Home, Own Yard, Own Cabin and The Sisusta! Interior Decoration fair.

There was a lot to see. Whilst walking around we saw flower arrangements, sauna cabins, garden furniture, fireplaces, cute cupcake shaped soaps and lots of people with stripey shirts. It so happens that both Miss Mo and I were wearing a striped shirt without the other knowing. That just shows how in sync we are. Bloggers, best friends and striped shirt wearers extraordinaire.

Beautiful flower arrangement by Jason Sudeikis lookalike.



Cupcake shaped soaps!


Aurinkoinen lauantai. Hyvä päivä Kevätmessuilla pistäytymiseen.

Messukeskuksessa pääsi tutustumaan neljään eri alueeseen: OmaPiha, OmaKoti, OmaMökki ja Sisusta.

Minä ja Miss My olimme eniten kiinnostuneita sisustamispuolesta. OmaKoti kiinnosti myös, mutta se näytti keskittyvän talon rakentamiseen. OmaPiha oli alueista se, joka välitti parhaiten kevään tunnelman. Kyllä alkoi taas odotus omaa kotia kohtaan kasvaa – kunpa se kesällä löytyisi.

Jos minulla nyt olisi oma talo, oma piha ja kymppitonni taskussa, nämä messut olisivat ehkä saaneet minut pistämään rahat grillikotaan, jossa on samassa sauna! Mutta koska taskussa oli kymppitonnin sijaan kymppi, messuilta tarttui mukaan pelkästään Forsmanin teetä.

Tässä tunnelmakuvia messuilta.

Kymppitonnin sijoitus: grillikota jossa samassa sauna! 
Kyllä kelpaisi!

Messujen jälkeen suuntasimme vielä syömään. Halusimme testata Patronan. Paikka oli täynnä ja tunnelma oli kuin suoraan Meksikosta. Pääsimme baaritiskille istumaan, ja sehän sopi meille oikein hyvin - pääsimme aitiopaikoille seuraamaan drinkkien tekoa. Margarita ja sangria maistuivat taivaallisilta. Ruoka-annoksetkaan eivät pettäneet. Tänne tulen varmasti uudestaan!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Miss My's Saturday brunch at Deli Cafe Maya

Last Saturday I had brunch at Deli Café Maya in Punavuori. Brunch is very trendy right now and many places offer brunch on Saturday and/or Sunday. When I tried to find good brunch places I stumbled upon a really good blog called brunssipartio. Brunssipartio's writers offer a list of brunch places in Helsinki and they regularly visit and review brunch places. 

We had reserved a table making us one of the lucky few who got to enjoy the Saturday brunch as many people who showed up without a reservation were told the place was fully booked. And I understand why as the place is small and cosy and the offered brunch rich and filling.

I started off with the salads, omelette, ribs (delicious!) and home-made buns and croissants. There were several cured cold meat options, a selection of cheeses, fresh fruits and fruit juices.

My daughter was very keen on trying the yoghurt pots with home-made muesli or brownie and organic honey. I was very interested in the carrot cake and cheesecake. The carrot cake was heavenly. Soft, moist and sweet but not too sweet. Perfect really. So perfect that I had 4 pieces.

I would definitely recommend brunch at Deli Café Maya as the selection was great, the price (17€) very reasonable, the atmosphere cosy and the service very friendly. Try the ribs, croissants and carrot cake!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Miss My's Favourite Oscars 2014 Dresses

Yesterday the Oscars 2014 took place. Fashion wise this is one of the highlights of the year. Actresses have had their personal trainers on speed dial and I have a feeling there have been some unhappy spouses of dieting actresses. But extra exercise and dieting have paid off as I saw a lot of beautiful dresses worn by equally beautiful women. It's always hard to pick a favourite but this year my favourite dress and overall look was Cate Blanchett's. Here are my favourite dresses of the Academy Awards 2014.

Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé

Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen

Penelope Cruz in Giambattista Valli Couture

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace

Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta

Camila Alves in Gabriela Cadenas

Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab Haute Couture

Maria Menounos in Johanna Johnson

Elsa Pataky in Elie Saab

And this year Finnish women attended the Oscars due to the nomination for the short film 'Pitääkö mun kaikki hoitaa?' (Do I have to take care of everything?), yay! Director Selma Vilhunen, screenwriter Kirsikka Saari and actress Joanna Haartti were flying the blue and white flag for Finland and even wore dresses designed by Finns. Go Suomi!

Go Suomi!

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