20.3.15

Sweden Photo Diary

Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden

Ales Stenar is like a Swedish Stonehenge, but is shaped like a ship on a cliff overlooking the Baltic Sea. Incredibly cold and windy up there but worth it for the views!

Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden

My favourite thing about Sweden has to be fika. It's essentially just coffee and pastries, but what's not to love about that? Especially when the pastries are these amazing cinnamon rolls!

Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden
Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden

We stumbled upon a cemetery, which as the child of a funeral director made me feel right at home! Although, I'm not sure mausoleums like these would pass the strict graveyard rules in Ireland.

Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden

It was way cheaper to fly into Copenhagen and get the train over The Bridge (also, check out the excellent tv show based around the bridge - Bron) so we also got to visit CPH. We checked out Christiania, which is an anarchist community completely separate from Denmark, despite being in central Copenhagen. You can't take photos inside Christiania, mainly because of the green light district on Pusher Street, where weed is covertly dealt through huts covered in camouflage netting by people in balaclavas. While that didn't interest us much, what did was the organic cafes and restaurants, and this is a good spot for a relaxing lunch, whatever you go there for.

Steph About Town in Copenhagen Denmark
Steph About Town in Copenhagen Denmark
Steph About Town in Copenhagen Denmark

And shout out to Aaron for the best band shot. Album coming soon... or not. 

Steph About Town in Malmo Sweden



About Town This Week...

20.11.14

Clinique x Steph

This post is ridiculously overdue but back in September I was lucky enough to be picked by Clinique and Marie Claire to be part of their new online ad for the Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush. Exciting!  Myself and 11 other women were gifted with the brush to trial for a few weeks with the Clinique 3-step system. Three months later and I'm still using it. It's a great exfoliater, so quick and easy to use. The ad features on Marie Claire, InStyle and W&H websites until New Years. I cannot describe how weird it is to see my face randomly popping up. I'm just checking out InStyle for the Best Beauty Buys and there I am, it's surreal! You can check the ad out on Marie Claire as there's a permanent link here along with this article about facial yoga. As if we haven't got enough to worry about now regular yoga is not adequate, your face needs to be zen too. They propose 20 minutes of facial yoga six times a week to reverse the ageing process, to which I say 'ain't nobody got time for that!' Anyway, snaps are below with a few behind the scenes. 


 
I mean such a great LinkedIn photo...



7.10.14

Forest Frolicks

Steph About Town Epping Forest

A crisp Autumn Sunday calls for wandering in the woods and stomping on crunchy rust coloured leaves. Epping Forest was perfect for this. Epping Forest is a quick train ride from Central London and makes it feel like you're escaping the city for a little while. Comfy shoes and a warm jacket were essential, and my Jack Wills saw me through the day just fine.

Steph About Town Epping Forest
Steph About Town Epping Forest


Don't mind me here, just caught me in my natural habitat... randomly creeping around mini hut shelter thingys in the woods?? I have no idea what this is or why it's here, but I climbed in anyway because, why not? Ticks is probably why not, but I didn't think that through at all.

 Steph About Town Epping Forest

Jacket: Jack Wills (not in green anymore but similar here and here)
Tee: Topshop
Jeans: Topshop Leigh
Trainers: Nike Free 5.0
Camera Bag: Amazon

Steph About Town Epping Forest

Steph About Town Epping Forest
Steph About Town Epping Forest
Steph About Town Epping Forest

We stopped by Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge on our way around the woods. This is apparently where Queen Elizabeth I rode a white horse up the three flights of stairs. She sounds like my kind of person. 

More importantly they let you try on period clothing...

Steph About Town Epping Forest

17.9.14

Detour To The Other Side

Steph About Town in Kos, Greece

While we were in Turkey we decided to jump ship for the day and head to Greece. Kos island is only a 20 minutes boat ride from Bodrum so is really easy to get to and worth the trip! 

Having said that the queue at border control on the Turkish side is dire. If you do go be prepared to stand outside in the sweltering heat for two hours with no shade and no water. It's like they're making you withstand a trail to punish you for wanting to leave Turkey. It really is not pleasant. Once we finally made it through we jumped on the catamaran, and after a power nap, we were there in no time!

We wandered aimlessly for the day, just stumbling upon drinks, more ancient ruins, feta, the Hippocrates Tree, castles, and my favourite - frappĂ© coffees! 

Steph About Town in Kos, Greece

Top: Topshop
Shoes: Birkenstocks
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sunglasses: Topshop

Steph About Town in Kos, Greece
Steph About Town in Kos, Greece
Steph About Town in Kos, Greece
Steph About Town in Kos, Greece
Steph About Town in Kos, Greece
Steph About Town in Kos, Greece
Steph About Town in Kos, Greece
Steph About Town in Kos, Greece
Steph About Town in Kos, Greece
Steph About Town in Kos, Greece
Steph About Town in Kos, Greece