Just us two

What a day. No alarm, no plans, no rush. Just us two.

Woke up early and spent the morning hours working in my pyjamas while drinking my coffee. It is amazing how efficient I can be during the early hours in my lonesomeness. It feels like the rest of the world is sleeping, the silence is somehow very peaceful.

After a while  (when Johan finally got up), we decided to go for a walk, since the rain that had been announced seemed to have been switched out with some sun, woot woot! Ended up walking for the next four hours, with a little coffee/beer break and some minor shopping (vegan food and vitamins, haha).

Look at that sky.

A little pit stop at Nybrogatan 6.

Found THE most delicious cookies at Goodstore, mums mums! 

Since cookies and beer does not really count as lunch we got ourselves some smoothies from Blueberry.

Tons of vegan food, vitamins and pink flowers came home with us.

Some of you have asked me about how it is to be vegan and live with someone who eats meat, but just to be clear; I am not vegan, I am vegetarian. However, I would say I am about  70% vegan, trying to go 100%. But I need to do it one step at a time. And Johan and I have never had any trouble eating together even though we eat different things. We respect each others choices and I think that is the most important part. But I will not lie, was super happy when he joined in on a smoothie today, haha!

The rest of the day I have been lying on the sofa, watching a movie snacking and just doing NOTHING! Can highly recommend it!

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia 

FriYAY workmode

You know it is time to turn off the computer and go home when you have spent the last four hours laughing and giggling like two teenage girls. You can just guess who kept me company today! Yup, Marie!

The first few hours (before lunch) I was super efficient, working my way through my to-do list like a machine! Also had a very nice meeting with a potential collaboration partner. But then we had lunch and after that it went pretty downhill with my (our) concentration. I think the pictures pretty much sums up the day.

Just like being back at school. 

However, I had tons of fun and can´t remember last time I laughed this much during a workday! We should stop taking life (read work) so seriously and have more fun. If I ever go back to an office I will suggest that as an office rule; laugh your ass off at least two times a day.

Happy FriYAY peeps! Remember to laugh a lot!

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia 

The real deal

Started my day with a yoga class at Yogayama thanks to BRUCE (sponsored collaboration). I attended Hatha level 2-3 and the instructor was Hanna Linder that I have done yoga with once before at an event at Orange County Foods. This people was the real deal!

Photo cred: Linda Florin/Studio: rebirth fitness/Yoga mat: Yogish Collective /Top: Spurtee 

I activated muscles I haven’t used in a while, mastering poses I never have before, tried standing on my hands against a wall (that didn’t go so well though) and was mindful and present for the whole 75 minutes. And all I can say is wow. What a wonderful class and what a wonderful way to start the morning, the day and the week.

Photo cred: Linda Florin/Studio: rebirth fitness/Yoga mat: Yogish Collective /Top: Spurtee 

How are you getting your 30 minutes of movement in today? Wish you a wonderful day!

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

My week’s summary #1

Since so many bloggers are sharing moments from their week all over the Internet, and I kind of enjoy reading it, I thought I would do the same. Hopefully somebody finds this super useful information entertaining!

This week’s mood
After a weekend in the mountains it started really good, but the last few days I have had some minor mood swings. Can feel my period sneaking up on me and I apologies in advance to everyone in my path. But in general I felt pretty damn good.
Last weekends mode pretty much set the mood for the week. 

This week’s surprise
I got some lovely feedback from various sources about me doing a good job with Spurtee´s Instagram account, which makes me really happy. For those of you who don’t know I am freelancing for them, love their brand, so go follow!

This week’s training
It has been quite the week for my poor little chicken legs. Been powerwalking around Djurgården (a park nearby) tons of times, in addition to cardio class with Charlotte Beijer (through BRUCE who challenged me to try something new) and City Spa Yoga. Was supposed to join a Pilates class as well, but I had two glasses of wine and half a pizza the night before, so didn’t feel that good the morning after. But I have gotten my pulse up and moved every single day, so I am happy!
Photo cred: Linda Florin/Studio: rebirth fitness 

This week’s series
Been having “The Good Wife” on Netflix on in the background while working this week, but when evening comes I try to put away the computer and get back to my reading. Which, so far, has been going really good.

This week’s funniest moment:
When Marie and I were in the changing room of Selma City Spa after a little spa morning, we got to talking with the staff about a running event they have every Wednesday morning. They told us you don´t have to run, some power walk, and I got super happy and told them I would join next week. Marie was pretty natural UNTIL… she learned the hotels breakfast buffet is included. Never seen someone so happy and surprised at the same time!
This lady has a tendency to always make me laugh ❤ 

This week’s yumminess
Without doubt the avocado toast and pancakes my friend Pinja and I shared at Stockholm Brunch Club on Friday. I am going all vegan in a few weeks and having eaten there I would say it should not be a problem at all! It was d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s!

This week’s most liked picture:
My yoga picture on Instagram. Me in my favorite Spurtee, with my favorite yoga mat from Yogish Collective (sponsored products). Guess people like the pink, I know I do, hihi!

This week’s mantra
When I was headed over to the cardio class, super nervous, I kept repeating to myself that “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. That kind of stuck with me the rest of the week.

So, how was your week?

Lots of love from Henriette 

Flea market kinda Sunday

How is it that when you plan to blog every day and actually bring your camera almost everywhere, then suddenly you don´t blog for a week? Guess you guys have missed me bigtime, right? ….. hehe…

Anyhow, I am back with a little blog material from a flea market that I hosted together with Joanna, Louise and Thowe today. After having dragged a suitcase of the size of an elephant over to Powerwomans showroom at Karlaplan (a big thank you) and spending a good hour getting it all up from the suitcase, we had some lovely ladies coming over, becoming new owners of some of our stuff.

(Can you believe how much clothes the 4 of us managed to bring, haha)

I earned some extra cash and my clothes got some new owners! Win-win if you ask me! But then I kinda robbed the girls of their beautiful stuff too, so in one way I kinda ended up plus minus zero. But I had a lot of fun and would love to do it again sometime! Love the idea of a flea market. Way more environmentally friendly and most of the stuff sold is not that much used (if at all) anyway. And what was left I brought home and will donate to charity.

(Happy shoppers)

(Louise, Joanna & Thowe)

(Joanna and me)

How do you feel about flea markets? Like it? Hate it? Would love to hear your thoughts about it!

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

Chillin’ like a villain

Yesterday, we spontaneously booked a car and drove up to the mountain house of Johans parents. I haven’t been here since October and really wanted to enjoy some skiing before the season ends. The drive is pretty long, but so worth it when you end up here!

Yesterday the day started really slow. A cup of coffee and getting some minor work done in my pyjamas. Exactly how weekends should be. No rush.

Afterward I enjoyed this years first breakfast outside! Freshly squeezed orange juice and oatmeal with blueberries. I sat there for about an hour, soaking up the sun and almost falling asleep again. But had to get up and get a little movement in.  So, while Johan was skiing, I went for a walk.

We are not so good together when it comes to cross country skiing, because he is way faster than me and I work so hard to try to keep up that I am completely drained afterwards and usually fall asleep for a few hours. Thank you, but no thank you. Another option is to go alone, but me and the woods… Eeh, I think NO. So, I enjoyed a long walk in fresh air instead filming Instagram stories and trying to entertain myself!

When we both got back we sat on the terrace for about three hours. I took a glass of wine and directly fell asleep, haha! Not so used to alcohol anymore I guess. Now I am a bit sunburned and ready for some downhill skiing. God I love this place.

I really love being here. There is no rush, no to-do lists and no “I just have to do this.. and this.. and this..”. And it is so quiet up here you could probably hear a mountain bear fart.. (Do bears fart? haha. Do they even have bears here..) Never mind, you get the picture!

What are you up to his weekend?

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia 

BRUCE has challenged me

//Sponsored collaboration

After Easter my #letsgetmoving campaign started and only a few days in I of course managed to get sick. Think karma came and kicked my ass, because I was bragging about how I managed to avoid getting the flu this winter.

Nevertheless, I have started up a group on Facebook, would love it if you joined, and also been walking every single day. The last few days I have even been adding both yoga and kettlebells exercises. And soon (read: when I can breathe again) I will get back into it stronger than ever.

And I am super excited, because BRUCE has challenged me!

My last workout at Studio Levels before getting sick. 

BRUCE (an app that gives you access to 250 studios and gyms in Sweden) came across my campaign and have challenged me to try out 8 new studios/workout forms in 1 month. They believe exercise should be nothing but fun and believe that the key is to vary your workouts. I couldn’t agree more! So on Monday I will try everything from yoga, climbing and swimming, to barre, boxing and what not. And best of all, you can JOIN ME!

By using the discount code bestofyou you get 50% off on your membership the first month! So, for only 345 SEK you can join me all over the city (or Uppsala, Göteborg or Malmö) and try new and fun ways to move your body. The discount code is available until 22/4. 

I am so excited! Are you with me? Head on in to the group and join in on more surprises and fun stuff that is coming up.

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia