RIGHT NOW I LOVE

Good morning! This weeks is a bit “bumpy” firstly with my Monday in Venice and then it’s a short day here today (we are always having half-day's before public holidays), plus holiday tomorrow. No particular rhythm in this week… but whatever; I will manage as I have so many lovely things surrounding me right now! ! Here's what I adore the most;

Right now I love
Flowers… and especially Hortensias. Yesterday I bought five new ones and will plant them on my terrace tomorrow.
Adam Helbaoui and his instagram photos. I’m currently totally into this dark style
My partners food, he’s a fantastic cook and last night he made a mango & avocado salad, and zabaione with oranges for dessert. Yum!
Gianvito Rossi and all his shoes. I just received a new pair of Demi leather sandals. Look at my Instastories <3
Talk later, I got to get this day going now!
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BLOGGER GUIDE TO VENICE

Good morning! Yes, for me it feels like a Monday as I just got back from lovely Venice! Do I feel rested? No, not at all but I feel happy and I thought I'd give you the best of the best tips to Venice (as I spent many days in front of my laptop to figure it all out…).

VENICE GUIDE
VENICE GUIDE
Hotel
The standard in Venice is incredibly low, so a 4 star hotel will be more like a no star hotel. So either go for a well known five star, or just stay outside of town on one of the islands. Pick one of these hotels and you wont be disappointed. Price wise a four / three star hotel will cost you somewhere around 300-400 Euro a night (insane!) and you will get nothing for it, so I think it’s very much worth it to pay a little extra. My best advise, don’t try to find that cozy romantic hotel in Venice, they have all good photos on their website but looks nothing like it when you enter. Think big, go for the well known hotel chains.
Food
Food in Venice is great, if you find the right places. Taste-good should not be expensive, and hence, you will need to look for the restaurants at the backstreets.
Have a drink at the terrace of hotel Danieli (the terrace bar closes at 18.30)
Eat cake or meringue at Harry’s bar
Eat Cincetti (tapas) in the district of Campo Santa Margherita
Have simple dinner at Osteria Anice Stellato
Eat fusion gourmet at Venissa on Burano Island
Have Sunday lunch at the original Cipriani at Torcello island
VENICE GUIDE
VENICE GUIDE
See things & get around 
From and to the airport you can go with boat, I totally recommend you to take your own water taxi! It was so much fun and a great start and end to our trip (EUR 110 one way). Sightseeing: yes, I love to have a private guide to take you around town. This makes the experience sooo much better by understanding the history and all events that has shaped the city. I can warmly recommend Luisella, she was a fantastic guide and her website is to be found here. www.seevenice.it … We also booked a guide to take us around the best Cincetti places (like Italian tapas….) but it was not worth it, the guide was a bit strange so avoid that.
Outside Venice 
Yes, the best of Venice is outside Venice! My favourite Island is Burano with all colourful houses and Torcello, a very local small island with fantastic restaurants. Buy a 24 hour water ticket and you can go on all boats for 24 hours. Totally worth it! Extra tips; go to the opera, visit the Biennale (like art Basel…) like we did, take a gondola rowing class (we heard someone doing that), and just sit in the sunshine and drink wine <3
VENICE GUIDE
VENICE GUIDE
VENICE GUIDE

Hope you get use for my blogger guide to Venice!

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CAMERA FOR BLOGGING
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Camera sofia cm

Let’s talk photography… I collaborate with my super pro Jennifer for most of my photos but when I’m out on my own attending events and or just home capturing my dinners or flowers I make the photos on my own. Before I even started my blog (in December last year) I decided to buy a good camera as blogging is all about the pictures in my opinion. So what is "good camera for blogging"

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I decided to go for Sony Alpha 5100 as it’s a “smart camera” with touch screen, digital transfer to my phone and also a video camera (although never used…). I even love my camera so much that I made it drink coffee after my first week of having it; I dropped my coffee cup all over the lens which of course broke and I needed to pay a fortune to get repaired. Well, I love my camera and I can warmly recommend it. If I make some sort of selfie pictures I have a small tripod to stabilise the picture.

Now it’s time for me to prepare for my photoshoot with Jennifer tomorrow, we are going to shoot a couple of summer looks; dresses, heels and hats.
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HI WEEKEND
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Good morning sunshines. Breakfast time here! The sun is finally shining and are about to intake our breakfast outside; bread from the bakery, eggs, Kalle (a Swedish thing..) and newly pressed orange carrot juice. Have a lovely Saturday!

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BETTER BLOGGING
Good morning, I’ve been sitting here in my armchair drinking tea since sunrise, and yes, I woke up way too early. I wanted to share a few tips on blogging as I recently received useful feedback from my mother, who’s a frequent reader of my blog. She told me I wrote too long texts and that one doesn't have time to read it. Good point! So I adjusted to the below.
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Pictures;
Pictures tells more than words and people today have a very short attention-span. Hence, your images needs to tell the story. I use maximum four image blocks to build up my posts; I usually want to build my blog posts with one horizontal image followed by two vertical images next to each other and ending with one full length / width vertical image. In the case you want to add an extra image; use another horizontal image to end your blogpost. Your pictures helps building the structure of your blogpost.
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Text:
I mostly blog from my laptop where long texts looks normal, however knowing most readers (including myself) read blogs from their mobile phones, the texts becomes incredibly long. My tips for good texts are the following; break down your text in three parts; start with an intro covering the topic of your blogpost. Put this text on top of your first image; secondly, write the second part as more detailed. This text goes in the middle of your pictures 1 and 2. End your blogpost with a summary, or a conclusion. This part goes either above or underneath your last picture. Voila.
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There are of course different ways of blogging, and some write all in one and above all pictures and some put all the pictures in a gallery. But from reading lots of blogs, especially via my iphone this is the way I find it easiest to read any blog. Have a lovely day
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