Monday, August 31, 2015

Ship of Theseus

Absolutely in love with a birthday present from my dear family, a set of paintings by Paavo Käämbre
now all I need is a bigger apartment to keep collecting artworks 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

coffee&food&fun in Berlin

 I am having a serious post-holiday blues in New York now and keep looking back at the photos from summer. 
Before the vacation in Spain I also spent a week in Berlin with Liisa doing nothing but walking around, tasting coffee and eating. 

hanging out at Tempelhofer Park - formerly Tempelhof Airport (closed in 2008) now a public park.. felt so surreal 

 Tasting coffee at The Barn roasters, this place was probably the best out of all we tried

Our favourite morning coffee spot in Friedrichshain - Silo Coffee 

Found a random Japanese place in Neukölln that only sold either dumplings or black sesame/matcha ice cream. So good!

Amazing combination - tea and paperie. The most stylish tea shop I have ever seen for sure.

 Helmut Newton Foundation - must-visit, when in Berlin and when you're into photography. Amazing collection of Newton's original works and also many personal belongings like letters and clothings, behind-the-scenes videos and much more. 

Must say it wasn't easy to stumble upon good-looking and inviting restaurants, so most of the times we opted for cheap and delicious falafel platters or wraps. 

7 big falafel balls, hummus, salad and spices just for 4 euros, amazing.. 

Also paid a visit to the Estonian cafe in Berlin: Jää-äär

Klunkerkranich - very chill bar/cafe/outdoor cinema on the roof of some very random shopping mall. What a hidden gem!

My favourite club/bar we visited - Club Der Visionaere by the river with magical lighting and very good music

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Balearic Islands of Spain / holiday of a lifetime

Last week I experienced something completely new for me - a real holiday in warm Mediterranean climate. We landed in Ibiza but instead of going to clubs and bars we got on a boat to spend the next six days on board going around the islands of Ibiza, Formentera and Mallorca. At first I was bit concerned and thought I would go mad from boredom with nothing to do. Oh how I was wrong... Days passed quickly swimming, sunbathing, fishing, jet-skiing, having the best food ever and witnessing countless of amazing sunsets. 

Starting our trip from Ibiza, passing the Old Town

Evening near Es Vedra

the only clothes needed on board - bikinis and something to throw over

On the coast of Formentera, where there is supposedly the clearest and cleanest water for swimming

catching and eating raw sea urchins - a true delicatessen straight from the sea for free

even better with homemade Estonian black bread

Coast of Mallorca, San Telmo

Finished the trip again in Ibiza where we were struck down by landsickness. I didn't know such a thing even exists but after a week on the boat, being on a steady land again was rather challenging.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Fall Edit

Sneak peak from Glamour UK's August 2015 story The Fall Edit
style: Natalie Hartley
photography: Andreas Öhlund and Maria-Therese  


Tommy Hilfiger



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

24hours in Barcelona with Mango

Back in May I had an amazing day in Barcelona with Lottie and Hanna. It's now all documented and seen on website, click here to see the full story. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Berlin by Day and Night

Tired of uneventful and cold summer in Tallinn, Liisa and I decided to buy flight tickets, find a cheap airBnB apartment and just spend a week in Berlin without any specific plans in mind. Our apartment (well, a room actually) was a jackpot, located in East Berlin, in Friedrichshain district, with all the nice cafés, bars and clubs in walking distance. 

We started our Berlin tour from East Side Gallery, a 1.3 km strip of the original Berlin wall re-painted by international artists. To be honest, it sounds cooler than it actually is. I only saw a few noteworthy paintings. 
Then we walked another hour in the middle of nowhere, seeing no restaurants/cafes whatsoever. This the thing about Berlin, 70% of the city looks deserted in terms of cool things to see. You could walk for hours seeing only industrial buildings and and block of apartments, with a rare exception of a döner kebab stall on a street corner. Luckily we ended up in Kreuzberg, another creative up-and-coming hipster area, and found a decent Vietnamese restaurant. Next days we actually gave up looking for cool restaurants and enjoyed our 4€ falafel and kebab boxes which in fact were delicious. 

Mango lassis became our staple drinks in Berlin, they're found at almost every menu. 

Prinzessinnengärtenin Kreuzberg - urban garden that used be a wasteland for over half century. In 2009, group of volunteers cleaned up the space and started a communal garden growing organic vegetables.    
It's not just a garden though, in the evening they open a bar and a cafe serving vegetarian dishes. Such a nice atmosphere - people; young and old, dogs, children sitting under birch trees having a beer or pizza. 

Around a corner of our apartment we found a district that looked exactly like Telliskivi Creative City in Tallinn (old factory buildings, railroads) only that five times bigger. They had countless of different bars and clubs, outdoor pool and cinema, table tennis area, motoclub and even a climbing wall. Every free space was covered with street art. As they say, Friedrichshain is a art gallery turned inside out.