London calling

andy torres and carolina engman lfv

Picture by Mattias Swenson

LONDON. After two cancelled flights, lots of delays and over 30 hours sans sleep, I’m finally in London and I can’t put into words how much I’ve missed this city! This morning I was finally reunited with my BFF Andy whom I haven’t seen for 6 insanely long months which we celebrated with some afternoon tea at Liberty’s. I’m only in town for a couple of days before heading to Stockholm on Monday but really wish I could stay longer. London is one of my absolute favorite cities and I’m beyond excited for this weekend. Follow me on instagram @carolinaengman for lots of pictures from my London adventures!

Stockholm photo diary

good morning world via fashionsquadPictures by Mattias Swenson

STHLM. During our trip to Stockholm we stayed a couple of days at the lovely Scandic Grand Central where the picture above was shot, and it’s safe to say that I fell head over heels in love with those large, beautiful windows. Just imagine spending your weekends cuddled up with a blanket, some tea and a book on that window sill, sounds pretty amazing if you ask me.

We had so much fun during the trip that our two weeks litterally flew by, but we managed to snap a bunch of pictures for a little photo diary that you can check out below. Have a great weekend everyone!

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Rainy day in Stockholm

rainy days via fashionsquad

Pictures by Mattias Swenson

STHLM. Got back from Stockholm the other day and even though it feels great to be back in NY, I still miss my old hometown a lot. Isn’t it funny how the simple things you take for granted in your home country suddenly comes to mean so much to you when moving abroad? Like enjoying a perfect, fresh-out-of-the-oven, Swedish cinnamon roll and a cup of coffee with friends & family on a cold and rainy day for example. Ask any Swede and you’ll learn just how serious we are about our “fika” (Fika roughly translates to coffee break, but really, it’s so much more than a mere coffebreak!). That, and taking your shoes off when you enter someones home, because why on earth would you wear your dirty shoes inside? My American friends laugh their butts of everytime I remove my shoes while hanging out at their place, but that’s just how Swedes roll. These pictures where shot at the lovely café at Scandic Grand Central on one of those rainy days and let me tell you, that was one hell of a cinnamon roll!

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hamptons photo diary

stairsPictures by Mattias Swenson

MONDAY. Found these good ol’ pictures from a couple of magical days spent with Nanette Lepore’s lovely family in the Hamptons this summer and thought they might brighten up this dull, grey Monday a bit! Already daydreaming myself back to sunset swims, bonfires and candlelit dinners underneath the stars..

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