A LOOK INSIDE MY ROOM (ABOUT TIME)

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FINALLY my room is 100% donezo.  It only took a year?  Haha no well it was 90% done for the majority of the year, but now it’s fully complete with the addition of my new shoe/handbag storage shelf!  Obviously I don’t have too much real estate to work with in this room, so I had to choose the perfect piece of furniture to add to the space.  One that wouldn’t take up too much space and still had decent storage.  This shelf is light and airy, and I finally have a home for all (some) of my nice shoes and bags.  I decided to do mostly light-colored shoes to keep up with the brightness and “light” feeling of my room.  The only dark accent in my room is the bench and my headboard.  Everything else I want fresh and white!

One of my favorite things about my room is my juliette balcony with double doors.  I open them every single morning and look at the palm trees and bright blue color of the pool.  When 5 o’clock rolls around you can hear little kidlets playing in the pool… I just love it.  The only bad thing is that all of the apartments are facing each other, so I always have to be careful when I’m getting dressed!  Even today I took off my top to change into workout clothes and I see a guy outside on his balcony facing me!!!  Luckily he wasn’t looking but you should’ve seen my face haha.  I have to be more aware when my windows are wide open!

PS how cute is my collection of sunglasses?  I love having them all lined up like this so I can see exactly what I have.  It makes it so much easier to choose when I’m heading out the door and I need a cool pair of shades to complete the look :)

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Top Secret Fairytale Photoshoot


I couldn’t have asked for today’s photoshoot to have gone any better. Everything just fell into place perfectly and it felt so right!  I can’t really mention what our photoshoot was for, but I promise I can tell you guys soon! I have to wait until Sunday to see the photos (and from what I saw, they’re gunna be siiiick) but it will be worth the wait. We wore these gorgeous silk gowns with a long train and buttons on the backside.  Truly stunning! Sara and I had matching dresses in different colors…. my mom had to wear another dress because hers hadn’t arrived in the mail yet. And guess what was in our mailbox when we got home from the shoot?? HER DRESS. Mind you, she ordered this dress a month and a half ago for this particular shoot, and it arrives literally MINUTES after we leave for the photoshoot.  So typical haha.  But she looked so gorgeous in her lacy blush gown, so whatever :)

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Snapshots from NYC


Still reminiscing on my trip last week to New York.  Such a magical city!

OMG you guys will not believe the changes I made to my apartment today.  It was getting so hard to find space for all of my shoes and purses, so a couple days ago my mom and I went to IKEA to get a standing shelf for some extra storage.  Today we drove up to LA to set it up and I now have such a pretty and organized room!! It was starting to get unbearable with all of the stuff I had no place for, so it’s nice now that the room can breathe.  I want to show you guys a picture but I only have Iphone pics, and I feel like this room makeover deserves a professional photo series!  I will show you guys my room this week, I promise :)

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Friday and Saturday

A little glimpse of my Friday and Saturday down in San Diego and OC.  I am so exhausted from last night!!! We went out to Omnia (best club in downtown SD) after dinner last night and we got barely anyyy sleep.  I am such a wimp though because I couldn’t even bare the thought of going out two nights a week these days… one is PLENTY enough for me.  I’m just exhausted after a night out.  How do people do it these days?  I feel like I shouldn’t be like this yet since I’m only 22, but hey we’re getting older! 

We were celebrating Sara’s birthday a little early since she leaves for Bali on her actual bday (Wednesday).  Last night we got her friends together and today was the family celebration.  We took the boat to Waterman’s for dinner and brought along our two Swedish friends Hampus and Jonas :) They are just the sweetest people.  Now I’m off to bed for some much needed sleep!  Ta ta!

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SKAVLAN

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And 24 hours later, I’m back home in LA.  WE HAD THE BEST TRIP IN NY!  My mom and I are seriously debating moving there after the amazing experience we had.  We ate the best food, met some great people, and the weather was perfect.  We stayed at the charming Ace Hotel (definitely recommend!) in Chelsea, which was conveniently located right next to the Chelsea television studio.

Skavlan was SO much fun.  For those of you who don’t know, Skavlan is a Norwegian/Swedish talk show that brings on different celebrities and public figures from all over the world for interviews.  This is my mom’s second time on the show and this time she was asked to join alongside Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and popular magician David Blaine.  I got to watch the show live from the “green room” and all of us were laughing so hard at everything my mom said.  She really is a character haha.  Since Skavlan is a Norwegian/Swedish TV show, the live audience were mostly Scandinavians living in NYC.  We took some photos with fans afterwards and then went out for lunch before we had to head back to the airport.  Overall it was an amazing trip and I’m so happy my mom took me with her :)

Now I’m literally falling asleep on the keyboard so I will talk to you guys tomorrow! xx

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Arrived in NYC + Contest Winners Revealed!


I love New York! Every time I visit this city it grows a little more in my heart.  This is my third time here this year, and I’m so excited to be back :) My mom and I got in around 9 pm, and the flight went pretty smooth for the most part. There was a moment of moderate turbulence, so I did my usual protocol and stared at the window to gain some feeling of safety.  I’m so happy I looked outside because it was the most gorgeous sight.  I couldn’t capture all of the beauty in a photo, but the sky was all white and baby pinks and purples.  I was in awe.  I went from being a turbulence wimp to annoying photographer… don’t know which one’s worse haha.
Now we’re getting ready to hit the hay because we have a big day tomorrow. BUT before I close this up I want to announce the lucky winners of the Montazami Brand social media contests!!!  Thank you guys so much for entering, and if you didn’t win this time don’t be discouraged, there will be more opportunities in the future xx

Facebook Winners: Amanda Stolt and Annelie Stolt

Instagram Winners: @idavaiho and @ssofialindberg

My Blog Winner: Kelly Marija (lookout for my email!) 

Sara’s Blog Winner: Lovisa Torfgård

My Mom’s Blog Winner: Hanna (last name unknown, but we will be emailing you!)

Yayyyyy so happy for all of the winners :) I hope you enjoy your new Montazami Brand pieces!

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ONE OF MY FAVES: BERRIES AND BANANAS WITH CRUNCHY AND CREAMY ALMOND BUTTER DRIZZLE

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lovely pink plate from the “Moments by Maria Montazami” collection from Fyrklövern (here)

Hi babes!

Thanks to everyone who has entered our social media contests so far!  Just to remind you, all of our contests are open until Wednesday night, and we will be announcing the winners Thursday morning.  These are great giveaways that you do not want to miss out on.  Day 3 of our giveaway week will begin in a few hours… on Instagram.  Make sure to keep checking for more info on that :)

I wanted to share with you guys one of my favorite, low-key, low-hassle desserts that I just love to make.  Sliced bananas and berries with crunchy almond butter drizzle (I usually buy fresh almond butter from Whole Foods but I also like this one from Trader Joe’s) and bee pollen on top.  I am so obsessed with bee pollen.  I’ve been adding it to all my fruity snacks, smoothies, and protein shakes and it gives a sweet, honey-like taste with a creamy/chalky consistency.  Bee pollen has been known to naturally reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, and relieve stress.  Fun fact: we buy our bee pollen from our dog groomers!  Apparently it’s great for your pups too :)

SIDE NOTE: My mom and I are taking a super last-minute work trip to NYC tomorrow!!!! I’m so excited :)  My mom was asked to be on Skavlan, a popular Swedish/Norwegian talk show which will be filmed on Thursday.  We will be there for only 24 hours before we fly back home to LA on Thursday night.  Still haven’t packed…. and I’m in OC.  I’m waking up super early tomorrow morning and jetting to LA to pack my bags before heading to LAX.  Our flight is at noon, so we don’t have too much time to prepare outfits!

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MONTAZAMI BRAND GIVEAWAY DAY 2!

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Welcome to day 2 of Montazami Brand’s giveaway week!

Yesterday’s contest was on Facebook (which is still open to enter, so if you haven’t, check my recent blog post for more info), and today is right here on the blog!

Today you can enter to win my mom’s signature shirt “Don’t Hassle The Tassle” in your choice of black or white, along with one of our newest accessory, the Flower Choker!

All you have to do is comment below! SO EASY.  There will be one winner selected from all three of our blogs, so comment on each one to increase your chances of winning!

Good luck babes!

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THE PERFECT NUDE NAIL

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Don’t you just love when things work out?  Like when you score the PERFECT nude nail polish from the nail salon.  I have been looking for a natural-looking pink/nude shade for quite some time now, and today’s the day I found it.  It’s called “Put It In Neutral” by OPI.  The only downside is that it is a little sheer so I had to do three coats.  Three coats is always scary because it’s more likely to get marked up (because it’s thick & gooey), buttttt you only live once, right?

Do you guys have a neutral shade recommendation?  If you like natural-looking feminine nails, I highly suggest trying this one out!

You can buy the polish here :)

xx

Hanna

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MONTAZAMI BRAND GIVEAWAY DAY 1

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It’s day 1 of our social media contest week!  Today is FACEBOOK day.  So if you have a Facebook, make sure you enter for a chance to win a Del Rey Tee and a Moonlight Choker for YOU and A FRIEND! The winners will be able to choose which color and size they prefer.

All you have to do is:

1.  Like Montazami Brand on Facebook (HERE)

2.  Tag a friend in the comment section of Montazami Brand’s latest FB post

That’s it!  So easy, it would be silly not to enter :)  The contest will be open until Thursday, when the two winners are announced.  In case you don’t have a Facebook, don’t worry, there will also be a contest here on my blog and on Instagram as well.  Good luck!

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