London & Love

With Valentine’s Day approaching in a few days it is only relevant to talk about the big L. London. People believe that London is a dating city and the city is not missing out on that. Red roses on tables and pink bubbly offered without asking is most likely what you will find, when going out that day.
We’ve decided to spice up our collection with a Kiss & Tell bracelet to celebrate hopeless romantics. As always – crafter in leather and covered in sparkly stones. So treat yourself or your loved one to that little luxurious piece of a kiss, available on our Instagram in Red and Pink leather.

Red nails, red lips you sure will have yourself a cheeky Valentine’s date.

And who are we kidding – kisses do not belong only to February but to every single month of the year!

Balam wearing Mirjam Kristian dress and the Kiss & Tell bracelet.

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2018 New Year New Me

First, I want to thank everyone who have supported the kick-off of my brand last year! You are amazing!

I don’t usually make many New Year resolutions but I did write on one of those random “write your New Year resolution” boards on the wall “start my own business”. But then I realised that wait – I already did that in 2017! So now it’s time to grow.

Few things I learned in 2017…

  • everything is about what you focus on and what you focus on is always your own choice
  • when you have a lot of time on your hands – read books books and books and more books
  • don’t punish new people in your life for your own past negative experiences
  • 5 pounds earned from your own dreams is worth million times more than 1000 pounds earned by working for someone else’s dreams
  • with clear goals you most likely achieve something
  • walking really is the best transport
  • walking passed Harrods every day might really raise your life-satisfaction by 1%
  • you must keep on dreaming big, always be on a chase of wonder

Finally in the first days of the year I had time to wonder around the streets of Tallinn before returning to London. And as there is nothing like a full red outfit I decided to spice up a cafe-chase with exactly this – lots of red – wearing the May Bee bracelet as a finishing touch. Also, I discovered that the best marzipan pastries in the world are made at the “feel-like-your-in-Denmark” RØST Bakery on a brand new street in town, Stalkers pass!

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Christmas & London

IMG-2062London is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities during Christmas. The whole city lights up, all windows get framed with spruce branches and Christmas trees are all around lit in fairy lights. And what’s best? Harrods windows are filled with festive Dolce & Gabbana displays, Ralph Lauren store has such a strong Christmas aroma that you get high from stepping in and Starbucks offers Gingerbread latte. On top of it, the Christmas parties!

For the brave there is Winter Wonderland and Christmas markets on every corner.

And our brand brings you specials in Wine Leather!

The Lady. May Bee and Rosa Beetle all in Wine

Have you got yours already?

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Merry Christmas
from Mirjam with Love

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City break guide to Barcelona

The city of moving hips

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As it is difficult to say goodbye to the summer we decided to delay the winter a little with a visit to Barcelona. From tapas to sangria to the warm sea (and in our case also Catalonia’s independence demonstration) it was a just what the doctor ordered before starting to embrace… well… Christmas.
And for a cherry on top of a cake, we were lucky to have a local host and a tour guide with some true Spanish family dinners!

1. Park Güell – Make sure to put on your walking shoes and a romantic mindset, as this is a place to hike, enjoy the view, the architecture (Gaudi of course) and hear some sexy tunes from street musicians.

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2. Mandatory tourist attraction – Gaudi house tour – Palau Güell
A chance to take a tour in the shoes of the Spanish elite, discovering architecture so absurd that even the chairs serve two purposes – being a chair and a stair railing.

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3. For art lovers, a Palau Nacional visit is a must – it is one of the most beautifully curated museums I have ever seen, with extreme attention to detail. Not to mention the location of the Palace and the view over Barcelona.

4. As many people rave about La Xampanyeriain that is located near the harbour (for Cava and tapas), when we arrived there on Saturday afternoon, it was so packed that we couldn’t even get in from the door. So we decided to ditch the following-the-crowd-idea and ended up around the corner at Perikete, which on the contrary was filled with locals, had plenty of space on the open front(or just exactly that one table for us) and served a litre of sangria for 6 euros. What a dream!

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Then some city centre must-do’s:

5. Mercado de La Boqueria Gothic Quarter

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7. Veggie garden – vegan restaurant
Weirdly, I am one of these people who had never been to a fully vegan restaurant. So we gave it a go on our holiday. My thoughts? When in Barcelona, don’t go vegan…

8. Beach – as the Catalonia’s independence demonstrations took over the city centre we decided to escape to a beach further away from central – Badalona beach. Which we finished with an authentic paella in a local restaurant El Rebost for our last evening. Yumm

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The wonders of seaside in Stockholm

So before making this big little change and starting a …
full time job

I visited the beautiful Sweden to take some time off, visit some good people and enjoy the seaside.

But the bugs & animals collection will carry on developing and offering new exciting options! I even found the very real inspiration wondering around on my trip …

There is just something different about the sea

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A certain sign of insanity

There is nothing that is more certain sign of insanity than to do the same thing over and over and to expect the results to be different

Life is full of tricks, you might make plans but life then laughs at you and throughs different opportunities on your way. Sometimes it is people who inspire you to change your plans, sometimes it is opportunities that make you make new plans.

Luckily, we have these people around who always remind us not to forget to have fun! So we went around town wearing the Bugs and Animals Bracelet Collection, ate some yummy food and took some funky photos! You can never get bored of London.