Kohvik Klaus is a small cozy café/restaurant in Tallinn, in the former fishermen’s district of Kalamaja. I've been wanting to let you know about it ever since I visited the place for the first time in summer. Back then I enjoyed refreshing drinks at their outdoor seats and enjoyed view to harbour. Now the last time it turned out to be a good place where to escape from harsh winter's coldness and have something warming to drink. If you enjoy their quirky decor you can find something similar from Estonian Design House next door. Klaus was also recently featured in NyTimes Guide to Tallinn Local Hangouts
Well, this is one compelling book! I'm just wondering how it took me 4 months to read it. I bought the book in New York already back in August and now I finally finished.
Dana Thomas has travelled from French perfume laboratories to Las Vegas shopping malls to assembly-line factories in China, and traced the evolving face of the luxury goods business, from design through marketing to showroom sales.
She tells us the stories behind all the luxury items we covet -- Chanel No. 5 perfume, Louis Vuitton bag, that Dior dress. And most importantly, WHY we covet them. The book is packed with thought-provoking ideas and shocking facts.
I might never walk down 57th Street, Avenue Montaigne or Bond Street, and see the stores quite the same way. To be honest, it's now difficult to take anything seriously at all.
Now I was thinking getting myself "Grace, A Memoir" as a christmas present. It's a recently published book by US Vogue creative director Grace Coddington.
/Grace will introduce readers to the colorful designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, models, and celebrities with whom Grace has created her signature images. Grace reveals her private world with equal candor—the car accident that almost derailed her modeling career, her two marriages, the untimely death of her sister, Rosemary, her friendship with Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Liz Tilberis, and her thirty-year romance with Didier Malige./
The memoir is accompanied with quirky pen-and-ink illustrations by Grace.
But I'm still quite not sure on buying it , have you already read it? What did you think?
/“If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.” — Time/
I'm trying to avoid online-shopping as I can get quite impulsive but this time gave up again. These earrings are from quite an unexpectional place, a webstore called OiOi.ee. I guess I was hooked on the wing-like shape.
The main reason I decided to get them was a new Do-it-yourself project as I haven't done one in ages. Well, I was just thinking about modifiying these a little bit, removing the chains and attaching an earcuff so the embellishment runs over ear rather than hangs.
Nu Nordik store in Tallinn is now already 10 years old.
Several designers and brands have launched special products to celebrate the occasion. I picked myself a *strawberries and champagne* scented candle in collaboration with JOIK with an illustration by Anu Samarüütel. An illustration by Marju Tammik decorates the blue candle called *Sweet dreams*
Go to Nu Nordik to check out the special 10th birthday collection as long as it's still available.
It's only December 3rd and I'm already tired of seeing all those articles on how to survive holiday weight gain, avoid buying-gifts-stress and what to wear to christmas parties. Just relax and enjoy one the best time of year!
I've been feeling the holiday spirit for a week already. Past week included lot of running around and organizing, also made it to an exhibition opening, anniversary ball in school and Anne&Stiil Ilulemmikute Gala, where the magazine gave annual awards to their favourite beauty products and make-up artist Mammu received Ly Ranne's prize for her work in Estonia fashion industry. I was nominated in the model's category.