Sunday, April 17, 2011


As in FIFTY days that I have left of my internship and life on the island... that scares the s*** out of me, honestly. It's going to be the weirdest feeling leaving this place and all the people behind and knowing I'm never gona have the kind of lifestyle I've had here ever again. Going back to being a student in Manchester, UK is kind of exciting too :) and I think I can start planning all the amazing things I can do in all the places I'm travelling to in June!

I've been busy busy busy this week, work's been crazy recently as we are getting ready for the PGA Heritage golf tournament that starts in the resort tomorrow and the whole island is going to be a madhouse (literally) for the next seven days. So my time and energy to blog hasn't been very good in the past few days..

Just wanted to share a few exciting photos (I'LL BE IN CALIFORNIA IN TWO MONTHS!) ...and I'm off to a cinema date with a friend. I've heard the Source Code is really good sooo it's HELLO Jake Gyllenhaal tonight :)

Hope you had a great weekend


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

latest obsessions

One. Ice lollies (or should I say Popsicles)
Every time the weather gets hot enough my diet consists of mainly ice lollies. Healthy much? At least that stops me from buying a tub of Ben&Jerry's and eating it on one go...

Two. ASOS mid-season sale.
Do I need to say any more about this?
And free delivery plus returns in the US. YES PLEASE! waiting for my package to arrive... should be here by April 21st :)

Three. Nestle's Hot Chocolate
I'm not even a big fan of hot chocolate but this one is just perfect - mix with water but it's still lovely rich and amazing <3 would love some marshmallows for the cup I've just got next to me!!

Four. Bright coloured handbags
Honestly, such a great way to lighten up your wardrobe :) Loving the yellow one!

Five. WeHeartIt
All these amazing pictures, I could spend hours just browsing through it :)


Monday, April 11, 2011

retail therapy

I've had my eye on a lot of stuff on Asos recently and I've just decided to order some lovely bits for the summer instead of being sensible and saving for travelling.. and I haven't been shopping in absolutely AGES so I guess I can treat myself every once in a while ;)

so now I'm just waiting for a package to arrive.. and it will contain some lovely pieces including the top below <3

Now I'm gona put some more suncream on and head back to the pool!



Sunday, April 10, 2011

just can't get enough

Two days off, forecast two days of sun - perfect combination and hello tan :) So looking forward to doing absolutely nothing the next couple of days... I ended up working just over 102 hours during the last two weeks and I'm only supposed to do 80!

Loving this song right now...


Saturday, April 9, 2011


Top & shoes Topshop
Shorts H&M

It's officially the hottest day of the year on the island!! When I opened the front door to quickly pop into the shop to get some food I was actually shocked by the temperature and the humidity.. but that means it's almost summer again :) Gotta love the 88F heat (that's about 31 degrees celcius)and hope it's still hot tomorrow as it's my day off woo!

The outfit is what I wore earlier today but now I need to jump into the shower and I'm off to work for the evening!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

wedge wedge

So yes I've been kind of obsessed with wedges lately...

I currently own one pair of gorgeous wedges but would love someone to just donate me some more.. maybe the above ones from! Can't wait to return to my beloved Manchester so I get the chance to browse through so so many second hand shops and flea markets for some bargains.. and to drool over everything in Topshop!

I've just remembered I've got a gift card to Victoria's Secret, hoping to spend it sometime next week :) 



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

wish i could turn back time

Just a quick one - I'm home for lunch and I've got a bit of time before going back to work to do my actual shift! The morning training was an interesting one, we talked about customer service, all the different expectations customers might have and how to do that little extra to ensure they return even if something went wrong during their stay at the resort.

And linking that to holidays and exploring new places, I wanted to share a picture of one of the most beautiful cities I've ever visited... Venice, Italy. I had a summer job on a campsite by the sea about 30 minutes boat ride from Venice and spent countless days off just walking around in the amazing city :) good memories of one of the best summers of my life, and boy I wish I was as tanned as I was at the end of that summer in Italy!!

Have a great day,


Monday, April 4, 2011

lust have

I'm so in love with these Topshop heels...

I sunbathed maybe a bit too long today... pinkish face despite all the suncream and I've got a customer service training session at 8.30am plus an evening shift tomorrow although I feel like hiding my face till it returns to its normal colour!! oh dear dear me



Sunday, April 3, 2011

summer wishlist/perfect wardrobe part three

I love having Sunday nights off, relaxing and getting ready for the coming week! So after finishing work for the week (after 53.5 hours, cant believe it... it went really quick as we are getting busier and busier every day!) I took over the sofa and been watching TV, catching up on my blog reading list and just chilling! the only downside of today was the fact that I discovered about 20 mosquito bites all over my legs when I got home!!! It's just ridiculous, I mean I worked for 8 hours INDOORS so there must have been a very thristy little mosquito (or two) after my blood... and now my legs are very itchy and look like I've got chicken pox! So no outfit photos taken this afternoon.. my legs look so bad couldn'n even make it to the gym :(

To cheer myself up I had a loooong look around on some of my favourite online shops to get some ideas for a perfect summer wardrobe :)

Would love to be able to buy a whole new wardrobe for the summer!!! Have you got any favourite pieces?

I've got a day off tomorrow and I'm planning on starting the day with a nice long gym session (actually will have to see first the state my legs are in..) then working on my portfolio for a little bit and finally booking some last bits for my travels in June. NINE weeks of placement left yay!



PS. Got some exciting news for next September when I'm moving back to the UK... moving in with one of my best friends!! It's going to be amazing and so much fun living with her :)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

got that friday feeling?

How is it Friday AGAIN tomorrow? Weeks just go by so fast these days and in ten weeks' time I will have finished my placement, left the island, and will be sitting in a hotel room in Atlanta, getting ready to board a train to New Orleans the next morning :) I've got pretty much everything booked and paid for the month I'll be travelling - transport and accommodation wise that is! Will blog about the plans a bit more closer to the time.. if I start now my blog might actually turn into a travel planning diary!

Anyway, as it's Friday tomorrow it means a well needed night out. I'm working an evening shift (as almost every Friday for some reason...) and will be going out straight from work so I've almost got my outfit planned already. I've narrowed it down to two, so the question is shall I wear my beloved LBD or a bit more colour?

top Forever21
skirt H&M
LBD Miss Selfridge
heels Topshop

At the moment I'm going for the top and skirt combo :) the LBD would need some accessorizing and I'm sort of bored of all my jewellery.. miss the collection I had to leave behind in Manchester! We shall see what I decide tomorrow or if I end up going out in something completely different.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

five favourites

Just a couple of things I just love right now! Thinking of this post, I'm currently hopefully almost at the end of my 12-hour shift at work...
1. Bright red diary by Paperchase

2. An absolutely gorgoeus dress by Topshop

3. The cutest shoulder bag EVER. Urban Outfitters

4. A Tee by another favourite, Me&Yu

5. England. The fact that I can almost start to count down till the day I move back <3. Despite all the moaning and crying over the crappest weather it's where I need to be and being away for 10 months has made me realize it.
(photo weheartit)



Tuesday, March 29, 2011

from a whole another world

Coligny Beach. 29 June 2010

Dress Topshop
Bag second hand

drink Frosty Frog


the best feeling in the world

is when you hand in uni work!! Honestly, I left the post office with the biggest grin on my face earlier today and I'm so so so happy it's all done now. Can't imagine what I'm gona feel like in about a year after handing in my dissertation :)

Back to blogging after a week's break - I feel I should start with some tunes I've been kind of obsessed with lately.. enjoy!

...and there's more posts to come soon! I've missed blogging so much and I've got so many things I want to tell you all about :)


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

hello sunshine

I think this kind of reveals what today's all about for me ... :)

Will be back to normal and more interesting blogging as soon as I send off my uni work... sometime next week


Saturday, March 19, 2011


Need my life back. It's just work, writing uni reports, more work, doing overtime... stress stress stress. Can't wait for the day I send my work off to uni and can have fun blogging again and spend all my days off sunbathing by the pool! And that day is approaching way too quick considering how much I still need to do. Better get back to it.

This is where I'd rather be... biking along the beach yes please



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

hello Forever21

I'm in love with the above top <3 it's so so pretty and summery!

All Forever21


a piece of home

I finally have the time to sit down and blog about last week! It's my only day off this week (HELLO overtime pay next pay check!!) and I want to make the most of it before I'm back at work tomorrow.

First of all, my loveliest parents brought me some bits from home when they came to see me last week.. the ones I've been missing the most during my time in the States.

I am quite predictable... so some Finnish magazines to read by the pool, and sweets of course! Can't beat Fazer's chocolate (although I have to admit Cadbury's is a very close second - and yes a Cadbury's chocolate will be my very first purchase when I get back to the UK!).. once a fatty always a fatty I guess ;)

I'm really looking forward to going home for the summer, it's kind of scary that I'm gona be home, reunited with my whole family and oldest friends in less than FOUR MONTHS!! Landing in Helsinki on July 5th eeek :)


Monday, March 14, 2011

my thoughts go for all those in japan

Everyone must have heard of the earthquake and the tsunami in Japan, it's just unbelievable what happened and how many people have lost absolutely everything or are still missing.

I just read a post on another blog that I thought was amazingly written and wanted to share it, see it here .

Good night

happy st. patrick's day!

St. Patrick's day parade, lots of noise and funny green costumes, sunshine (and obviously forgot to bring my sun glasses), Frosty Frog's frozen drinks, Wild Wing's Cafe outdoor party and beer garden... and going to bed at 9pm kind of sums up yesterday's celebrations on the island for me!


Friday, March 11, 2011

eighty seven

... days until I go travelling across America!!!

Cannot believe it. I'm a little bit closer to the most amazing month of my life as I booked some tickets for myself and my sister for our week in New York :) Soooo the Lion King booked, return tickets to Washington D. C. booked and crown access tickets to the Statue of Liberty BOOKED! the only thing from stopping me getting even more excited about my upcoming trip is the mountain of uni work waiting for me in the next three weeks. ouch :(

hope your friday night is a bit more exiting than staring at the laptop screen and having cups of tea to get through it. here's something that keeps me motivated - I'm so insanely looking forward to a trip to the Grand Canyon!

photos we<3it



Thursday, March 10, 2011

back to reality

Hey, the past six days have flown by and I dropped my family off at the airport earlier today.. absolutely knackered after being out and about every day and spending every minute with them. LOVED eating lunch and dinner out every day but I'm back on the diet starting tomorrow. I swear I've put on like half a stone in the past week!!!!

I'm going back to work tomorrow too, it feels so strange after a week off. Plus I've go a ton of uni work to do... need to finish my little work project, then write a report based on it uh oh and finish off the business profile too. The actual deadline is April 15 but I'm determined to walk into the post office on March 31 ready to send my work off to England! Stupid university doesn't allow us to submit our work electorically.

Will post about the lovely new clothes I bought, share photos of beautiful Savannah and of the island :) here's one I took by our pool last summer when it was sunny and hot hot hot...



Saturday, March 5, 2011

cathcing up

Today's gone so so so quick I cannot believe it! Started the day with the girls at Burger King (yes, BK) as they were having some hangover breakfast to recover from their trip to the clubs in Savannah the night before and caught up with all the gossip :) Such a great start for a day! Seemed like I missed out on a fun night... not a chance for me going tho as I was working till midnight last night!

I am currently sat in a villa that's booked for my sister and parents - they are flying all the way from home in Finland to see me :) I've been tracking their flights all day and they should have just landed in Atlanta, how exciting! I'm off to Savannah in a couple of hours to pick them up from the airport eeek!!!

And here's what I wore today:

Dress Primark
Necklace Claire's
Cardi TJMaxx
Shoes Topshop

Obviously forgot to take a photo with the cardi on ... oh well :)

The coming week might be a very quiet one as I'm spending all the time with my family, but will be posting a lot more after that!

Have a great weekend,



Friday, March 4, 2011


Have been so busy with everything the past couple of days uh oh.. so not posting as much as I'd like to! I've still got a cold and just feel so drained all the time and have no energy for anything except for work. And the deadline for my uni project is approaching waaayy too soon so I'm kind of buried under the workload too :( Speaking of it, I should really get back to typing the report...

day 16. a photo of you at the last party you went to

..this is actually a really tough one! I haven't been to a party as such in ages but to went out for birthday drinks if that counts! sooo here's one from last week :) Please excuse my hair I went out straight from work!

Top Mango
Shorts H&M
Clutch Primark (years ago)

Back to my uni work now


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

get me to topshop

Seriously. I'm having severe withdrawal symptoms from Topshop, and the British high street in general. It's not the same in America boo hoo :( I love being able to go to Victoria's Secret as often as I want as there's one on the island, and there's a Forever21 and an Urban Outfitters store in Savannah... but I'm missing my biggest love and inspiration, Topshop.

So, if I was in Manchester and could just spend a fortune in Topshop, this is what would already be in my wardrobe... <3

(to be honest, I can't quite believe I've just posted this... what's happening to me?)