mars 2014

Sunday bliss!

It's been a perfect day today! Started out as a goodbye brunch at the tasting kitchen on Abbot Kinney for my friend Janina who is going home to Sweden tonight. And ended up being a day full of joy, friends, beach-hang, fro-yo and mimosas! Sunday bliss!

I love this pic. Us and the palm trees. 

Brunch at the tasting kitchen! 

We even met a unicorn-wolf-leopard! 

The instagram generation...

Fro-yo time! <3

John Legend

My beautiful friend Janina gave me a wonderful birthday gift - she took me to see John Legend live in Walt Disney concert hall downtown Los Angeles!

The show was fantastic! What a voice he has!!

And when the last song, All of me, came as an encore- I think everybody in the room had goosebumps! It was so good!!! So beautiful! I love that song!

Syngende seler!

VAr ute og gikk tur i Marina Del Rey her om dagen, og oppdaget en gjeng med seler som lå og koste seg på en brygge. De hørte på Jazz fra en båt, og de sang med! 

Bare sjekk instagram videoen!









Veggie Grill

Looks like a buger, tastes like a burger, but there is NO MEAT in it!! Yey!!



I LOVE IT! So yummy and healthy! Veggie cheese burger and sweet potato fries!  :)

Fin hud- Ja takk!

Jeg er nok over gjennomsnittet opptatt av å ta vare på huden min, og er veldig nøye på hva slags produkter jeg bruker. Mamma har jobbet som skjønnhetsjournalist og redaktør av flere helse og skjønnhetsmagasiner, og derfor har jeg lært meg masse om hva som funker og ikke. Jeg renser huden både morgen og kveld og legger meg aldri med sminke, uansett hvor trøtt jeg er. Det finnes ingen unnskyldning for ikke å fjerne den. Det er nesten sånn at jeg ikke får sove om jeg ikke har fått renset huden...  

Jeg har egentlig alltid hatt fin hud, men de siste par årene har jeg plutselig begynt å slite med både hormonell- og stress acne, og pigmentforndringer. 

Da jeg kom til LA ( nå er det ca 7 uker siden) begynte jeg på et nytt hudpleieprogram fra ZO-skin Health. Det er et undermerke til Obagi, som er litt mildere enn å gå på en ordentlig Obagi-kur, der du flasser og blir rød. Produktene er medisinske, og jobber med både å reparere, forebygge og beskytte huden. Jeg ser og føler allerede forskjell! Huden er jevnere, acnen begynner å forsvinne, og jeg føler meg mye bedre! Jeg kan endelig gå uten sminke på huden uten å føle meg "exposed". Det er så deilig. 

Den nye rutinen min består av:

Morgen: Renser med Oilacleanse, Acne pore treatment pads (mitt nye favoritt produkt), Olluminate øyekrem og Daily power defence serum. Også avslutter jeg med solfaktor 50 (bruker solfaktor i annsiktet hele året- solen står for ca 90% av hudens aldring!!!) 

Kveld: Renser med Oilacleanse, Acne pore treatment pads, Olluminate øyekrem og avslutter med Growth Factor Serum

Ca to ganger i uka peeler jeg huden med exfoliating polish også. 



SPF 50 hver dag!! 


MItt nye favorittprodukt! Acne pore treatment padsene! Jeg kan virkelig kjenne at den virker når jeg bruker den! No more acne her i gården!! 

Det er tydeligvis flere enn meg som elsker Obagi... http://www.siljeaustnes.com/2014/03/05/kjendisene-elsker-obagi/

Har dere noen favorittprodukter? 

 

Only in LA

...will you meet a St Patty's day dressed cat at the beach!

Btw, if you are in Norway- Se på Norske Talenter på TV2 ikveld... Det kommet muligens en morsom audition jeg kan fortelle mer om imorgen! :)

Universal Studios

Took a day off and went to Universal studios to spend time with some Swedish friends that are in town. Had such a great day! 



I become a little kid when Im in amusement parks! LOVE IT!

Ready for another ride! 




Yes, everybody has this look on their face when in line for a ride. ..

In the directors chair, where I belong...one day...

 
Simpsons the ride was awesome! I screamed so much! 


More waiting in line...


DINOSAURS!!


Happy! 

 

White and Gold

Got my nails done a few days ago. White and gold. I like it! It feels like "blanco" (what you use to erase handwriting with a pen) and glittery gold.

Its so much easier to get manicures and pedicures here in LA than in scandinavia. There are nail salons on every corner, they are affordable, and you can just walk in and get it done right away.  Fits me perfectly. What color/ theme / look do you think I should go for next time?

 






BEACH BODY 2014

Since I came to LA I've been really good to myself, and I've been working out at least 3 times a week! I've been working out at crunch a super nice gym in west hollywood. They have amazing classes, it's so hard you wanna puke and you think you are gonna die, but it's so much fun, a great vibe and you feel SO good afterwards! I esp love a class called diesel. It's an hour of intense boot camp training! High intensity, strength and cardio. My ass and abs hva never burned as much as they do after this class!! I'm working out with my friend Chau, who is one of my best friends, and an amazing singer and songwriter (and the voice of the memory eraser in the dominoes video). Check out her bands OKKO and Killabite (I love the song follow me home- hear it on spotify).

We took Mike Donavanik(amazing trainer)'s great Diesel class today, and Chau was wearing a heart rate monitor, and she burned over 550 calories. I'm sure I had about the same intensity! It was so heavy! Been home tonight writing and eating a bag of chocolate to make up for the lost calories ;)

Who's BUTT do you like BETTER?

Remember the yoga pant prank video I posted last week? Where the guy is catching all these guys staring at his butt?

I thought it was hillarious, and I think you guys did too... (If you missed it you can watch it here )

Well guess what happened; Im out biking on venice beach when I see this guy in girls leggings and a pink sweatshirt, with a small camera crew. 

It was Yousef, the same guy, making the "Yoga pant prank part 2"! 

So who's butt do you prefer? :D

 

Har vi glemt kardemommeloven?


Photo Roy Rossovich

Mobbing er et sårt, vondt og viktig tema. Jeg tror mange flere enn man aner blir utestengt eller mobbet, spesielt i barne- og ungdomsårene. Jeg har kontakt med flere unge jenter som opplever grov mobbing i hverdagen. Det gjør så vondt å høre hvordan de har det, og se hvordan det påvirker selvfølelsen og tryggheten deres. Er det noe som virkelig provoserer meg så er det mobbing. Jeg blir så ubeskrivelig frustrert, sint og lei meg når jeg leser om de mest tragiske tilfellene, der mobbere har drevet tenåringer til selvmord. Amanda Todd, Jamey Rodemeyer, Rebecca Sedwick. Historiene biter seg fast i meg. (Om du ikke er kjent med historiene og vil lese om dem, kan du google navnene deres)

Det er ikke så lett å tenke seg flere år frem i tid når man er fjorten. Og se at det kommer til å bli bedre, at livet endrer seg når man blir eldre. Jeg skulle ønske vi slapp å høre om flere slike tilfeller. At vi hadde nulltoleranse for mobbing. At de som mobber ble straffet. At det ikke var kult å prøve å hevde seg ved å tråkke på andre, eller glede seg over andres tragedie. Jeg oppfordrer dere til å vise mot til stå opp mot mobbing, utfrysning, netthets og baksnakking. Støtt hverandre og bygg hverandre opp isteden. Da står man så mye sterkere. Ikke glem kardemommeloven; 

Man skal ikke plage andre, man skal være grei og snill, og for øvrig kan man gjøre hva man vil.

Det er så viktig å få fokus på dette. Derfor jeg valgte å dele mine erfaringer rundt temaet her: http://www.side2.no/aktuelt/---jeg-flte-meg-unsket-og-lite-verdt/5176361.html

 

Inspiration S.O.S

I wrote this great melody to a great track a few weeks ago, but I still don't have any clue about the lyric. Normally when I write a song, I write the lyric ith the melody somewhat together.  But this song is just a great melody with fake lyrics and no concept. Yet. So I figured I can ask you for help... What do you want me to write about? Any particular concept or theme?

 

Picnic in the park

The weather has been phenomenal this weekend! It was suuuper hot! On saturday we were desperate for some sun, so we went to wholefoods, got lunch, and brought it to a park. It was awesome. Park, sun and food. Can't beat it!

A certain somebody from Norway needs to get a tan! I can't believe I've been in California for a month and a half, and I still look like a Norwegian ice queen...

Ehhh or at least my skin is still white as milk! 

Got vegan curry chicken, kale sesame salad and green beans with almonds. So good and so healthy and so tasty! 

Soaking up some sun! 






SING BABY SING

On Friday we ended up at a korean karaoke place, where you get your own private room, food, drinks and karaoke.

Had a blast! Of course I couldn't help myself when I got in and there was an open mic, I had to get up there and perform.

And I didn't stop till I lost my voice, so was forced to go home to rest it way earlier than I wanted to. Im going in the studio this week, and can't afford to loose my voice, so I had to be responsible.

I just couldn't stop singing, it was so much fun!! As soon as I sat down, another cool song came on and I had to get back up again! Haha! Well it wasn't only me, at some point I think everybody were on the floor singing and dancing!  

We sang everything from Backstreet boys and Gwen Stefani via Kris Kross to Bon Jovie, Rage against the Machine and Gloria Gaynor. 

Getting ready for my part! Deep concentration!

We didn't even know all the songs, but at least we tried! 


We even gave a private concert to someone on facetime! 

Henriette did not want to sing, so she made sure she showed off another talent that made it impossible for us to hand her the mic. 

I think Ida is suggesting they sing a Whitney Houston track! Which is always a good choice at karaoke! :S Henriette is excited!



We did not only perform for the people in the room, but for someone on the other side of the globe as well! It must have been a pretty weird morning for the guy on the other side of that iphone, having breakfast while watching us sing our lungs out in Korea Town...





MGP

I had such a great experience participating in MGP last year. I cant believe this is one year ago!

Were you watching it? 

Pictures are taken from http://www.op.no/mgp-larvik/

Have you been watching this year?  I think they have done a great job, making it into a MGP-festival, and Im here in LA, ready to watch it live. My good friend Ilebek is competing today, with his beautiful song "Who needs the Universe". I remember the first time he played it to me, and I just wanted to hear it again and again. He is such a talented guy! Cant wait to see him and the other artists on stage! :) Just a few minutes now...

Behind the scenes

The newest issue of the magazine KK is out today in Norway, and includes a long interview with me. You can read a part of it here.

We did the photoshoot and interview the day before I left to go to LA- at the beautiful Nobis hotel in Stockholm. 

Here are some behind the scenes pics :) 

Im in LOVE with this amazing Replay jacket!!! <3 <3 <3 



Always lots of options!

With the super talented stylist Linda Påhls, at the end of the shoot her cute little daughter Ines joined us as well! :) Isn't this white Jofama leather jacket amazing?


Talented photographer Rickard Eriksson in action

Pose! Pose! Pose! 

More clothes...


The hat just followed me around all day, in the different shots!

Ines! The little cutiepie that came in and charmed us all at the end of the day. She belonged right there. Under the hat! :D

Party in the USA

Stopped by a wonderful party in this old house that some Norwegian friends have rented. The whole basement was like a little playground for grown ups. Walked in through a cinema room, into a dance floor, a pool table, and into a full service bar with a pinball machine. Took a little trip around the house and found a grand piano. So me and my buddy Mads ended up there for a few hours just singing and playing! :) I love jamming like this! Made it a perfect night! 

Perspective



Some people spend $1000 on alcohol at a club in one night. What would happen if they instead of buying a table and bottle service, spending tons of money on giving alcohol to strangers- for one night would spend the same amount on changing somebodys life. 

This video is incredibly touching and inspiring! <3 

Intervju i KK

Gjorde et intervju med KK før jeg dro til USA. Hele intervjuet kommer i neste nummer som er ute 7 Mars. Men du kan allerede lese et lite utdrag her:

http://www.kk.no/kultur-underholdning/anine-stang-jeg-så-livet-mitt-rase-sammen-26454

 

Did an interview with the Norwegian magazine KK before I left for the states. The magazine will be out March 7th, and you can read a small part of the interview here:

http://www.kk.no/kultur-underholdning/anine-stang-jeg-så-livet-mitt-rase-sammen-26454

Im wearing tank top from Mardou&Dean / Tights- American Apparel /  Shoes - Zara / Necklace - Rubber / Hat - Stylists's private



Photos by Rickard Eriksson Styling by Linda Påhls

Are you looking at my BUTT?

A friend shared this hillarious video with me today. It really made my day a little funnier, so now I wanna share it with you. It's 3 1/2 min of laughing! Enjoy!

BTW the beautiful behind on the picture is from pintrest. Its not me at the beach. Although I wish it was! 

LUCKY STRIKE



It was Kleerup's last night in LA, so we surprised him- he thought he was going to the studio, but instead he was taken to lucky strike bowling in Hollywood where a group of friends were waiting! Had an awesome night! And I ended up in second place, maybe I should consider a career change? Anina, the professional bowling star? What do you think?

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Organizing songs

Im have written so many songs lately. Songs that will not end up on my album as well, so I have to organize all the songs, write the splitsheets (who I wrote the songs with etc) and send songs out to publishers, so they can take the ones they like and pitch to different projects and artists that are looking for songs. 

Writing mode!


From a session with Elias Kapari

I love creating, and I love to be organized. It just does not come natural to me I guess!  I got a messy head! And I think its boring- especially when I havent done it all, and I need to organize like 50 songs! But its worth it once Im done! I just got to put the effort into doing it.


Session with Folle



Creating magic with Karl Ola Kjellholm

 I guess Im just gonna have to put on some good music, I think Im gonna go for Pharell's new album, and get down to it!! Wish me luck!  

 

HEAVY PARTY

Friday turned out to be yet another birthday celebration!

Had a wonderful night with wonderful friends! They day started with my friends in Heavy Water sending me a case of the worlds greatest vodka, so everything was suddenly ready for a Heavy party! :)


Yummy vegan cupcakes! And balloons sent from my mom in Norway! :) Check out Henriettes cupkake mustache! <3 


I was a princess for the night!

Do I smell a girlband? 

HOLD ON! Colette and Johan- get a room!

Lovely Merete and I

Me and that handsome dude! <3

My former manager and american dad, Bill Siddons, stopped by and showed his appreciation of the Heavy Water.


Lukas and Tryna 



Rocking out with Andreas Kleerup and Petter.

I had a wonderful night! Im so grateful for all my beautiful friends who showed up and made it unforgettable! Unfortunally I did not get everyone caught on camera! 

 

Verdens beste lillebror!

Verdens beste lillebror er 18 år idag!!

Jeg er så uendelig stolt av han! Han er en fantastisk skuespiller, komiker, sanger og låtskriver. Jeg er sikker på at verden kommer til å se mye til han i framtiden! :)

Gratulerer med dagen, Emil! Jeg er ubeskrivelig glad i deg!

 

The worlds greatest brother is 18 years old today!!!!

Im so proud over this talented guy! He is an amazing actor, comedian, singer and songwriter. I know the world will see more of him in the future! 

Happy birthday, Emil! I love you so much!




BIRTHDAY WEEK

This week included the best day of the year. MY BIRTHDAY! 

It turned out to be an awesome birthday week. Starting on Monday, the night before my real birthday, I went to the amazing restaurant Maestro with some really great people I might start working with! Had an amazing meal, and an even better cake!!! Yey! 

Tuesday was the the big day. I got new boots from Rag and Bone, Genetic Denim jeans, and a gift card for a massage at a spa! :) So happy! 

Had lunch at one of my favorite spots Le Pain Quotidien on Melrose.


Jacket H&M / Boots Rag&Bone / Tank Groceries / Jeans Genetic Denim / Necklace SoB /  Glasses D&G / Bag Leowulff

And had dinner at Bazaar in the SLS hotel with Petter, Henriette and Merete! The tapas there is so good. Some of the dishes literally explodes in your mouth. I had to get a birthday "cake" here as well, though it was actually a cookie, and way more "LA-girl" sized than the huge chocolate cake they gave me at Maestro. 

After dinner we moved over to the bar, and got our own magician to mix drinks for us.. 

Okay, he might not have been a magician, but at least he made some magical tasting frozen caipirinhas..

That made us super happy!



My lovely girlfriends!! Check out Meretes blog at positivista.com



The birthday week ended with another celebration on Friday! Will tell you more about that tomorrow! :) 

 

 

LA-baby

Hey everybody!

So I promised I would be better with my blog updates in 2014, and it's a promise Im gonna keep. I have moved my blog to this new platform, and Im really happy to be a part of the side2.no family!

Im gonna give you updates from my life here in lala-land, so please keep stopping by for news, updates and inspiration! 


SOOO HAPPY!! Jacket- Replay / Tank- Mardou&Dean /  Leggings- Black Milk / Necklace - Rubber / Shoes - ebay

I've been in LA for about a month now, and everything is going great!. It feels so good to be back here! I used to live here- for 3 years, so it actually feels like Im coming home. LA is the city I have lived the longest after I turned 18 and could decide for myself. :)


HONEY IM HOME!! Jacket- Replay / Tank- Mardou&Dean /  Leggings- Black Milk / Necklace - Rubber / Shoes - ebay
 

Im creating and planning- alot of exciting things are happening now. Im writing new material, and meeting new people to collaborate with over here. Making a plan for releasing the new stuff. I cant wait for you too hear it! Keep stopping by my blog for updates from my life here in lala-land! 

Love, Anina

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