Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tilk! take 2

Back in February I wrote about then new Estonian skincare brand Tilk! and their amazing hand and facial creams here.
 By now Tilk! has gained a lot of popularity and also launched some new products. As I really liked their Regenerate me cream for combination skin, I have my hopes up Moisture Me and Spoon Me night cream. 

Already the colors of the creams are amazing! The smell is earthy and the texture makes it to absorb very quickly leaving skin soft and glowing. 

All the products are available online

Milan essentials

There are some picturesque places in Milan if you look hard enough! (Well, true, Duomo cathredal isn't difficult to find). However overall look of the city is rather industrial and dull..

View from the Duomo rooftop terrace 

Inside of the cathedral

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world oldest shopping malls dating back to 1877.

Pinacoteca di Brera,  which became an art gallery in 1809

A random courtyard I stumbled upon

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Valentino: star studded

Valentino Wonderwoman inspired collection special story for Galleria Department store, Seoul. 

loving this hair color! had never thought about it before

Fondazione Prada + Bar Luce

Fondazione Prada in Milan, set in former distillery built in 1910, hosts exhibitions of contemporary art, film screenings and conferences.

And the best part of the visit? Bar Luce designed by film director Wes Anderson. The atmosphere and interior of the bar easily makes you feel like you are in the middle of some Anderson's movie set. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Milan: Villa Necchi-Campiglio

Expect some upcoming posts about Milan because this is where I am going to spend the next few weeks. It's my first time in the city so there must be a lot to discover, or at least I hope so!

Already on my second day here I felt like I needed to escape from castings&work madness and headed to Villa Necchi-Campiglio, an oasis in the hectic city.
 Constructed in 1930's (by Piero Portaluppi), the house has remained completely intact, both inside and outside with its yard, swimming pool and tennis court. The property has been opened to public since 2008 and now anyone can walk around in the yard, enjoy a drink or lunch by the pool and take guided tour inside the villa. I was very happy I took the tour, worth the 10 euros. There so much to see inside - endless inspiration and awe.

The place might seem familiar in case you have seen 2009's film "Io Sono l'amore" (aka I am Love) starring Tilda Swinton as the main part of he movie is filmed at the very same villa. 

Villa Necchi Campiglio
via Mozart, 14 - 20122 Milano, Italia 

Amazing veranda! When I was little I was dreaming of living in a green house, well, this is even better

Bathrooms were definitely my favourite, black tiles and round windows imitating the ones in ships. 

Dining room


current obsession: Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Foam

Finally made my first purchase from Korean cult brand Dr.Jart+
Although I must say the brand seems much more popular in the US, where widely promoted by Sephora, rather than here in Korea. 

How good is that clean and white packaging..
Any other recommendations from Dr.Jart? 


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Seoul: one in a million cafe/pub

I have noticed myself often choosing a coffee shop by its looks. It is not only the menu, prices and location that count when making a decision. 
Well I guess it's everywhere in the world but in Seoul it's especially distinctive - a cafe has to look photogenic, so called insta-worthy, to drive more customers. Here people are shamelessly spending 20 minutes to get a perfect instagram shot of their coffee, even walking around the place to find a better background and light. And then another 20 minutes goes for getting an outfit shot...

 A few keywords for an instaworthy cafe - marble tables, tiled floors, well-designed cup-sleeves, cute neon signs, room plants name it. 

One In A Million, a coffee shop I luckily came across last week, fulfils all these requirements! 
Recently opened cafe/pub in Hannam-dong neighbourhood is already popular amongst the well-dressed fashionable crowd and no wonder why..

One in a Million

Eclectic furniture and perfectly icy green grape ade

All the details have been thought of - even the towel dispensers in bathrooms were painted pink 

Maison Marais SS16

for Maison Marais Spring-summer 2016 look book

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Seoul: Hannam-dong

Another of my favourite neighbourhoods in Seoul - Hannam-Dong. Just an hour walk away across the Han river from Gangnam where I live. Yes, after a while in mega metropolis like Seoul, places just one hour walk away seem very close!

 new eclectic buildings nestled between old crumpled houses

Hyundai Music Library overlooking the Hannam village

Salad Seller is for sure the best salad cafe I have tried out so far. It is hard to come across healthy cafes here as every other place is for Korean barbecue, noodles or decadent cakes. 

Salad Seller
Yongsan-gu Daesagwan-ro 5-gil 28

I love how they have listed every single ingredient in the menu, even such as salt, pepper and butter. Gotta try some of these soups at home!

when exploring seemingly abandoned buildings

chicken restaurant

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Anne&Stiil May 2016

My fashion news' round up in Anne&Stiil May 2016 issue! Grab a copy to read more on amazing promising jewelry artist Darja Popolitova, Naomi's new autobiography, Grace Coddington's rose infused perfume and new online shopping options for Estonian customers.