april 2014

Downtown LA

Going downtown is like coming to a different country!

The streets of fashion district

Big markets where you can do bargains...

I'm gonna be maid of honor in my friends wedding this summer...she wants my dress to be in peach or coral so I think I found the perfect maid of honor dress.... :S

They sell Jens for ten bucks!

Family time!

Sorry for my absence this past weekend. Been traveling across the ocean, so now Im in Norway for about a week. 

This weekend we celebrated my grandfathers 69th birthday! It was so nice to see my family again. The weather was great, just as good as in LA actually! We had an amazing dinner at their house, my granddad made his specialty, Bacalao, and after dinner we went to a dessert restaurant called "fristelse" ("temptation" in english). YUMMY!!

<3 My family! 


Temptations? 



Forloverkjole

Skal være forlover for venninnen min i sommer, og har fant den perfekte forloverkjolen downtown LA! Lang og korall, akkurat som hun ønsket!

Tror dere den blir en suksess?

Tror jeg har funnet løsningen på hudproblemene mine...

Jeg ble inspirert av min flotte venninne Colette Falla, som delte sin erfaringer med acne og uren hud, så jeg skjønte at jeg ikke var alene. Derfor tenkte jeg å dele mine erfaringer med dere, siden det sikkert er flere som sliter med det samme som meg!

Jeg har alltid hatt fin hud. Hele ungdomstiden min hadde jeg plettfri hud, men da jeg var rundt 24 fikk jeg plutselig hudproblemer. Acne og pigmentflekker. Hormonell og stressrelatert acne, og pigmentforandringer i huden, spesielt på overleppa (mange jenter får det pga hormoner) og på haka (sansynligvis som et resultat av at jeg "opererer" huden min om jeg ser antydning til kviser eller porer). Jeg har googlet masse for å finne ut av årsaker og behandlinger, og har vært hos mange hudpleiere. Mest sannsynlig er det hormonellt og stressrelatert, men jeg har også prøvd å kutte ut melkeprodukter, og merker at jeg blir bedre når jeg gjør det. Men huden er jo allerede skadet, og jeg vil så gjerne reparere den!

Nå har jeg endelig funnet noe som ser ut som det faktisk tar knekken på problemet, og jeg tenkte å la dere ta del i det jeg holder på med, fordi jeg ser at det begynner å funke.

For tre mnd siden begynte jeg med Zo-Skin Health produkter. De har hjulpet med å roe huden og rense opp i urenhetene (Har desverre ikke noe bilde fra før jeg begynte på de produktene). Men nå har jeg bestemt meg for å gå hele veien å kjøre den heavy obagi kuren, som gjør at man flasser og blir rød, men jeg kjente at jeg var klar for å få helt fin hud til sommeren, så jeg kan gå uten sminke uten å føle meg ubekvem.

9 april begynte jeg på de sterkere produktene, så hver kveld bruker jeg en del blender og en del A-vitaminsyre (tretinoinkrem). Dette er veldig aktive ingredienser, så de virker raskt.

Bildet til venstre er av huden min 9 april, da jeg begynte på Obagi produktene, bildet til høyre er fra 18 april etter 9 dager:




Huden min har allerede blitt jevnere, pigmentforandringene på overleppa er mye mindre, og urenhetene er på vei til å forsvinne. 

MEN det kommer uten "side effects" - jeg har flasset som bare det. Blir både rød og flasser. Utover ettermiddagen blir jeg så full av flass spesielt rundt munnen at jeg nesten bare må le. Det ser helt sjukt ut. Det er litt forskjellig fra dag til dag hvor mye jeg flasser, men sånn her så jeg ut på ettermiddagen 19 april: 



Når det blir så ille peeler jeg huden med Obagi VitaScrub, og da forsvinner det, men det er ikke så kult å plutselig oppdage at det ser ut som man har hvitt skjegg i halve ansiktet. 


Jeg bruker en del blender og en del tretinoinkrem om kvelden, og vitascrub når jeg må peele huden.

Planen er at jeg skal ta en Obagi Blue Peel hos Klinikk Bunæs når jeg kommer hjem til Norge, om huden min er klar for det. Blue Peel er en kjemisk peeling som gjør at effekten blir enda større. Så nå biter jeg tennene sammen og kaster meg inn i en ny uke med flassing og rødhet. Og MASSE SPF50! Har et fantastisk mineralpudder med faktor 50 som jeg tar på utover dagen for å dempe rødfargen og fylle på med solfaktor!

 
Colore science / sunforgettable

Jeg skal holde dere oppdatert på hvordan det går framover! Om du er interessert i å vite mer om Obagi finner du masse info på bloggen til flinke Silje Austnes

 

Junk Sunday

Realized we are leaving in 3 days! These 3 months have gone by so fast! Havent had any ben&jerry this whole trip, so figured today was a good day for some real American goodies! Cheetos and half baked b&j froyo!! Yummy! That and an episode of Silicon Valley made it a perfect Sunday night!

#selfie

Hanging out with my "sis" Camela Leierth, who I'm working on some really exciting projects with. She is an amazing songwriter (she wrote "Walking on air" from Katy Perry's latest album) screenwriter and actress. We had a little break from work and went shopping at Beverly Center. Ended up with NY and LA baseball hats and a lot of selfies...

Only in America!

Dine-in theatre!

I like movies, I like food, I like amazing desserts and I like it all at the same time! :)

Went to see Noah at amc dine-in theatre in Marina del Rey. Amazing movie and what a cool experience! The seats were lay down seats, kind of like first class seats on a plane.. But better! :)

You get your own server, and order whatever you want before the movie starts

Good, very American menu

My view, lying down in my seat, waiting for the food..

Getting comfy...

We can dig this... :)

Coachella day 2

Day 2! Such a blast! After the Spotify party we went to the festival. It was so windy, and in the desert that means sand storm. It was really dusty and all my clothes were grey when I got back home.

It was a great hang with great people and great music. I saw Lorde, Pharell, Muse, Skrillex, and a little bit of Foster the People.

Coachella! Photo by Merete Gamst @positivista

The hotel


A duck got lost and jumped in the pool, but he got up pretty fast when people started to swim after him...

PHARELL!!!!


With my new "Pharell-friends" in the desert storm

None of my friends wanted to see Pharell, who was the one of the main reasons I wanted to go, so when he started playing I went by myself. But I wasn't lonely for a long time. Met some new friends who I danced, rocked out and sang along to the hits with. 

Photo by Merete Gamst @positivista

Spotify day party at Coachella

Spotify, soho house and BMW hosted an amazing day party that we went to before we went to the festival yesterday.

Rocking out with the swedish mafia

The location was amazing!

Food!

You could even take the swan for a ride

Live music!

Flower girls making flower crowns!

My first time...

On Thursday I got an email from a manager that he had an extra Coachella ticket for me if I wanted it. I have never been and always wanted to go, so I had to take the opportunity! Kleerup was also going, so we took a roadtrip out to the desert yesterday. The drive usually takes 2h 20min, but we didn't have any luck with the traffic and ended up spending 4 1/2 hours, but we listened to music and had fun, so it didn't feel that long.

Problem was when we finally got to the hotel, way later than we had expected, I could not get a hold of the guy who had my ticket. So we just settled down, had dinner and went to bowling.

The view from the hotel balcony

When the bowling closed 20 min after we got there (just got one game in), we discovered that they had a casino in the same building, so we had to check it out! I had never been to a casino before in my life!

It was interesting and fun, and a great place to people watch!

I'm def not a big gambler, I lost 2 dollars in slot machines, just had to try it. Andreas played a little blackjack, but none of us had any luck...

Luckily I got a hold of the guy who has my ticket when he got back to his house and to internet last night, so I will get my pass tomorrow! :) I'm ready for coachella!!

Horrorkomedie og zombiekyss

Var på screening av Død Snø 2 på CAA sine kontorer i LA. Veldig kul film! Jeg har ikke sett eneren, for jeg trodde det var en skrekkfilm, og det tør jeg ikke se! Men det er en horrorkomedie! Grotesk og morsom! Og selv med vill fantasi er dette så out there at det er umulig å bli redd! ;)

Flinke Tommy Wirkola har regissert og skrevet filmen

En babe og en enøyet linselus

Inspirerte av filmen.. Prøver oss på zombiekyss

Sjekk ut traileren her:  

Lemonade

If you are ever in Venice, check out lemonade! Healthy and yummy food!! It's cafeteria style where you pick and chose and mix what you want!

They have tons of different lemonade flavors! I tried cucumber mint which I can absolutely recommend! 

I love that it's so easy to be healthy here. Kale and green beans seem to be as normal in LA as potatoes is in Norway.. :)

 

Rock my body

Its not easy to hide? I LOVE accessories! Did a photoshoot right before I left here and got introduced to a new swedish jewelry brand called IOAKU. 


Photo by Roy Rossovich Styling by Linda Påhls. The big necklace with the black stones is from IOAKU, chains are from TopShop and the bracelet is from Rock of Sweden.

The other day I got a call from the designer of IOAKU, Fanny Ek, who is LA as well. Got together for lunch in Venice. She is so cute and talented! A bunch of her stuff is already on my wish list! 

She even brought me a little gift <3


 I got something really nice! I'll show you later!

Swedish House Mafia event

Went to a screening of "Leave The World Behind" the documentary about the Swedish House Mafia, hosted by the Swedish American chamber of commerce.

Met Siv Cotton and Espen Hilton

And Fanny Ek, who is the designer behind the jewelry brand Ioaku.

The movie was really good and interesting! Check it out if you haven't yet

 

Saturday party people

So as I mentioned yesterday. Saturday was pretty insane! 

We started off with birthday brunch for Petter

Took a one hour road trip to Malibu in an Uber, with a driver that was an actor...

(Ilebek, Positivista and I)

Felt like we were 15 again when we had to stop by a liquor store on the way, and mix drinks in the parking lot outside to bring for the ride...



It was an AWESOME party with cool people and pink balloons.. 



I always have fun when Im with Merete aka Positivista. Check out her blog here

Where the Moods limo is, there's always a party...

(photo by @joffen12)

Ended up going to a dinner with a group of people Espen had met on when their plane got cancelled from London. It was unbelievably nice. Amazing people. Its so funny how people meet in weird situations and become friends! Im so happy Espen invited me to be part of it! 


(photo by Espen Hilton)

Played fun games, had a good time...

(photo by Daniel Wisth)
And took #selfies


What a weekend!!

This weekend has been amazing!! Saturday was the perfect day off!

Surprise birthday brunch that lead to a hilarious road trip, to a pool party with Moods of Norway in Malibu, to a dinner in Santa Monica with my friend Espen and his amazing new friends who randomly enough got to know each other when the plane to LA got cancelled a few days ago... 

More details tomorrow! Here are some snaps! 





Bursdaaaaag!!

Når kjæresten har bursdag er det oppvartning på gang! Jeg elsker bursdager! Min egen bursdag er min favorittdag, og når de jeg er glad i har bursdag prøver jeg å gjøre mitt beste for bidra til at dagen skal bli super.

Han ble vekket med banana-chocolate muffins på senga, sang og gaver. Pakket inn på ordentlig amerikansk vis selvfølgelig!



I den største pakken skjulte det seg et longboard som ble en stor suksess.

Bursdagsbarnet får selvsagt bestemme over mesteparten av aktivitetene på dagen, så etter muffinsfrokost ble det en deilig treningsøkt, før vi dro til Venice og spiste lunsj og drakk deilig juice på Kreation. 



Litt shopping av flere gaver måtte også til?

Nye sko fra TOMS fortjente bursdagsgutten! Det jeg digger mest med TOMS er at du ved å kjøpe et par sko, også gir et par sko til et barn i nød. Flere sånne firmaer, takk!


Etter lunsj og litt hvile bar det opp til Hollywood. Det ble en rask middag på en vegetarisk thai restaurant, før vi suste avgårde for å rekke hovedgaven; "The book of Mormon" på Pantages theatre. Jeg bodde i LA i tre år, men har faktisk aldri vært på teater i LA. "The Book of Mormon" var absolutt ingen dårlig start. Det er en musikal laget av skaperene av South Park, og er en av de morsomste musikalteater opplvelsene jeg har hatt. Bursdagsbarnet var veldig fornøyd.


Om en god latter forlenger livet, tror jeg at jeg forlenget livet med minst ett år under denne forestillingen!



Kvelden ble rundet av med verdens beste sjokoladekake fra Bossa Nova! 

Har du noen fine bursdagstradisjoner? 

Doggy style

Met these cuties at venice beach! LA is full of dog lovers and rescue dogs. When I move back here I wanna rescue a dog! There are so many loving animals who needs new homes! When I meet happy dogs like these I can't help but fall in love!

The biggest one is 15 years old! And he was a bit tired...

They sure got popular with the Scandinavians...

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