Life is too short, eat a cupcake.

Or 20. Yes. Sash and i baked. We made 20 cupcakes. 

 We followed Camelia’s Cupcakes recipe for half of them, chocolate with peanut butter frosting (OMG !!!! still amazingly good) and we found another recipe chocolate with pepper in the frosting ! It gives  the cupcake a crazy hot taste ! Awesome.

We spent more than 3 hours in the kitchen and is was fun fun fun…and gosh we were so proud of ourselves.

Then we dressed up and drove to Sash’s friends  for anight of FUNNN !

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life is too short to stop eating

We went out for diner with some of Sash’s friends on Thursday night, we went to this really nice restaurant downtown called Purple specialized in wine and cheese…helloooooo. You could order 3 different wine to taste for 14 dollars !

After diner we wanted to go have some drinks in a bar but we could not get in cause we did not have our passports and apparently our ID were not enough to prove we were over 21…seems like the state of Washington is super strict about this.

Friday morning we decided to start working out for real and started Jillian Michaels’s 30 days work out video ! YEAH, for real.


And after as a reward, i made crepes !!! YUMMY !

Then Sash and i got manucures and pedicures !!!! Soooo awesome, just like in the movies, one woman taking care of my feet, another one doing my nails, chatting with Sash about a stupid TV show on tv…it felt unreal. She even got me to wax my eyebrows….Hurts like hell but…well it DOES look much better.

Then we went up the highest building in Seattle, the Colombian Center, much higher, and cheaper, than the Space Needle.

 

Life is too short to not enjoy the sun till the end

No time to think. The day after my last day at work we took a flight to Marseille with my friend Alice to go to Aix en Provence where we spent 3 wonderful days with Jean André !

It reminded me of movies i used to watch when i was a kid adapted after Marcel Pagnol’s autobiography…i used to love the sound of the places’ names “Aubagne“, “La baume de Marron“, “Cassis” or “Sainte Victoire“…

He showed us around Aix, Cassis, Marseille and eventhough the weather here starts to painfully remind you that summer is coming to an end, the weather down there was AMAZING ! We went to the beach, swam and even tanned !!

It felt really nice to be together again and we saw soo much !! It’s fun to discover your own country !

Life is too short to stay at the same place too long…

Friday 2nd was my last day at work. I don’t think i realized yet cause i have had so much on my mind. After 2 years at the Ambassy i cleaned up my office, said bye to m colleagues (got pretty cool presents) and that was it.

It’s tough to think that soon someone else will be at my desk, dealing with my colleagues, organizing events i organized before him…doing what i did for 2 years and probably doing it really well… how will people remember me? Will they?


(Lea, my favorite colleague) 

 and party one last time with your friends !

Plus, i have tones of new projects ahead of me… like… while you’re reading this i’m in a flight to San Francisco where i will meet up with älskling and his mom, then älskling and i will fly to Seattle to spend 3 weeks with our awesome friend Sash !!! SO EXCITED !

Crispin visited last week, it was AWESOME ! I had taken some days off and we enjoyed Stockholm under the sun together !

It’s always a lot of fun to play the tourist in your own city, it’s even funnier to do it with Crispin.

 

We were invited to Cindy and Marcus’s “Shtekare” theme bday party. So we dressed up and that’s always so much fun too.

and we baked…A LOT !!!!!! It was so cool, Crispin had so many ideas, we made so many different cupcakes and a super cool duke bday cake. I think everybody liked them !

and of course we went to Eric Saade’s concert !!!

I form löppet !

Not to be mistaken with “En forme l0pette !” in french (shape up queer ! in english).

We did it. Aïda and i registered for this race about a month ago without really realizing what we were getting ourselves into.
I got really into it and started to train regularly. And on Wednesday we ran our race under the lovely evening sun of Stockholm.

We’re kinda super proud of ourselves now ! We did good and it felt great ! 261 out of 457 women, 59min and 28 sec, just under one hour.

Can’t wait for the next race now ! If only my gym teachers from highschool could see me now…ah ah ah.

Bday celebration day 2 part 2

Then we were supposed to fly our hot-air balloon. Remember? that’s the present Alice and Ro got me for my 24 bday but it got cancelled a first time because of the weather, then Ro was gone…Anyway, we had re booked it for Sunday…and well, it happened again. Too much wind. It got cancelled. I was really disappointed…but then Alice suggested we spend the afternoon at Gröna Lund and like a 4 year old kid you want to distract from her broken toy, i got super excited again.

 

and to finish “en beauté” this memorable weekend, Champagne with a view !

Bday celebration day 2

The next morning (13pm) some of us had brunch at Berns. Was my first time there but i had noticed the excitement in Alice’s voice everytime she mentionned the “dessert buffet” so i really was looking forward to it. I wasn’t disapointed. Did you know that for 55sek (about 6-7 euros) you get to enjoy the all you can eat dessert buffet???? 

And so we did.

 
Be prepared to hear the excitement in MY voice now.

Bday celebration, evening 1: Grease Lightnin’

After our little make over we headed back home to find our friends all dressed up, waiting for us with drinks and cakes !

I was soooo happy to see that everyone had really got into it !

and i opened wonderful presents ! Always amaze to realize how well people know me !

Among beautiful owl earings,  notebook, macarons hearplugs and M&M’s bag, i  also got a 2 hours baking course at our favorite Camelia’s cupcakes !!! Im really excited !

After karaoking some of Grease songs we headed to the Restaurant, Marion’s Gastro Dinner the perfect place for a 50’s party theme.
We had really good burgers and cocktails and i got to blow some more candles on an amazing home made pink cake with a duck on top !!!

Then it was time to play Bowling ! Some of us rocked, most of us sucked but damn we all had a great time !

” because it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s what you do with your dancing shoes “

the garden party

well i only got to stay 30 min but it was a good 30 min with Champagne, bread (real bread) cheese and about 568 macarons.  And most importantly my friends and boyfriend all dressed up !

I was gone but i heard the rumor that Älskling ended up staying till the end, talking with H.Excellency, the Embassador himself.