Let It Be Christmas


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Coffee, Angel Gingerbread – Fabriques Butiker

Happy Sunday!! Time passes so quickly. How crazy Ha?!

Last week I attended “Saint Lucia” concert at Katarina kyrka (Church of Catherine) in Stockholm for the first time.

Yes, one of Sweden’s most famous and popular festivals is Lucia. It is celebrated every year on December 13 that is also the Lucia name day. I had the opportunity to see Lucia coming with song and music in the absolute darkest time of the year. The Christmas spirit doesn’t get any better than that.

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It was also nice to visit the Christmas market in Gamla Stan, where we found a lot of Swedish Christmas sweets, smoked sausages, smoked reindeer, elk meat, handmade knitted hats, candy floss and glögg (mulled wine).

Yesterday I decided to work even more on my Christmas vibes and put my first Xmas tree on. Little cute one!

Undoubtedly, Christmas can be one of the most celebrated yet equally stressful times of the year especially for those who didn’t even think of shopping for Xmas.

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Yesterday I’ve almost finished all my holiday shopping, found some great deals, still our food for Christmas day is not ready yet to be cooked.

Tomorrow I will be spending the whole day celebrating Xmas with my colleagues and I’m super excited and looking forward for it.

Today I’m chillaxing in bed then gonna meet my friends to enjoy some Egyptian food and open some early Christmas gifts ❤ Talk later, kisses and hugs!

I NEED A VACATION


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Photos By: Roger Anis

I wake up with a sinking feeling because of my to-do list got longer than I expected during this trip. Yes I’m overwhelmed.

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Our brains conjure up worst-case scenarios, which in turn scares us and makes us think it’s not possible to succeed.

Yes it is difficult to strategically plan your schedule to ease stress if you live in Egypt, but nothing is impossible. I tried as much as possible to plan events accordingly.

I woke up early everyday since I arrived with my heart racing thinking of the things I left undone.

My vision was for long (solo) walks, refreshing reading, deep conversations with my friends.  What was I thinking?!

To finish official papers in Egypt, you need many days, so now I’m planning for a real vacation while I’m having one. Lolllll

In the end I’m enjoying what I’ve got.  I’m sitting most of my time under the sun because it is rare to feel its warmth in Sweden during the xmas period.

So Happy Me Anyway! Kisses XOXO

FOLLOWING MY SUNSHINE


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Renewal Camo Army Jacket, Adidas Sweatshirt – Urban Outfitters

Dressing for cold, oh tell me about it. I think that dressing for the dark days should not be depressing.

At this time of year especially in Sweden, great layering is the key. Finding a good coat is a big investment.

When it comes to winter outfits and as many have been asking me, yes I like mixing up sassy faux fur or army jackets with midi skirt or a jeans.

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Lunch at Koloni Biblioteksgatan

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But soon I’m back home, I’m flying to  Egypt! With a full memory card in my camera and a great love for sunny days. Oh Ma Gosh my skin miss vitamin D and I need some tan too.

Stay tuned for more here! I’m soon gonna pack my suitcase for the no rest days, haha. I so looking forward for them! Talk soon,