Good morning Oslo!
I can reaaally get used to the amazing hotel breakfast we’re having here. I think I’m over-doing it with the portion size but it’s too good for me to care haha. I don’t get Swedish/Norwegian hotel breakfast very often, so when I do, I take advantage of it. Breakfast is the most important meal am I right? 😉 Today Sara and I are gunna tag along with my mom today for her last day of filming here. Then we’re off to Stockholm tomorrow for some photoshoots, meetings, and Svenska Hollywood Fruar press day. We’ll be in Stockholm until the 17th, until we go to Helsingborg for the Montazami Brand pop-up shop! By the way, if any of you guys in Stockholm want to get something from Montazami Brand without paying shipping, email email@example.com and let us know! You guys can stop by our hotel and pick it up, since we have a bunch of inventory with us 🙂 But remember it has to be before the 17th!
mom jeans: Zara // army green top: Zara // bag: Mansur Gavriel // watch: Triwa (use my discount code ”montazami” for 15% off [HERE] // star necklace: Adornmonde [HERE] // leather jacket: All Saints // slip-ons: Zara
Heyyy bloggie babes <3
Oslo has been treating us very well thus far, thanks to a little bit of shopping and a little bit of sunshine. It was a beautiful day, so we decided to hit the popular shopping street, Karl Johan, after breakfast and the Zara there did not disappoint! I FINALLY found the perfect pair of mom jeans. I swear I’ve been looking for over six months for the perfect pair with just the right fit… and now I snatched a pair. I had to wear them immediately (like anything new I buy) so I wore them with an army green crop button up shirt and my cheetah slip-ons. The perfect city-exploring outfit if you ask me 🙂
Right now Sara and I are in the lobby of our hotel blogging, but we have dinner reservations at Alex Sushi in 30 minutes so we’re gunna head upstairs and change real quick. Btw thank you for all of the Oslo travel recommendations! I’ve been using your guys’ tips and have loved every one 🙂
After a very turbulent plane ride, we have finally arrived safe and sound here in Oslo. And we were lucky to catch such a beautiful sunset on our first night here! We’re here for a total of three nights, so we are just gunna take it easy tonight and rest up for a big day tomorrow. We have heaps of Montazami Brand work to do, but we’ll definitely find time to explore the city! Are there any must-do’s here in Norway? If you have some recommendations for restaurants, shopping, sight-seeing, etc. I’d love to know! I’ve been here once before but I didn’t have that much time to get to know the city. One thing I know is that we’re going to the sushi place called Alex Sushi. My mom, mormor and I ate there last time and it was sooo goooood. All I want is some fresh Norwegian salmon!!!! BRING IT BABY.
We are taking off to Sweden/Norway now 🙂 I think today was one of the most stressful/last minute times of my life haha BUT we made it and we’re officially on our way! 7 suitcases later….. Packed with Montazami Brand goodies 🙂 If you’re going to the pop up shop in Helsingborg, see you there! But until then, tons of fun photos are coming your way 😉
Another successful Montazami Brand pop-up shop for the books! We invited a bunch of our family and friends over to my parents house in Orange County and it was such a great turnout 🙂 We released three brand new styles and a new choker design and everyone loved them! We released the Hudson Grey Knit Dress on the Montazami Brand website today, which is the dress in the pics above 🙂 I wore it today at the pop-up and it nearly sold out in a few sizes!
Tomorrow we leave for our work trip to Norway and Sweden! My mom, Sara, and I will be working with Montazami Brand and some other tv stuff over there until the 20th. AND we will be having another pop-up shop in Helsingborg on the 18th 🙂 Right now the list is full, but we have a waiting list that you can join! If you guys would like to add yourself to the waitlist, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s going to be a beautiful event at Hertzka Villan from kl 18-20 so if you’re in the area, please try to come!
I know from time to time I talk about certain skin products that I’m currently using, but I wanted to condense it all into one post and give you guys a peek inside my daily skincare routine. From the time I wake up till the time I go to sleep, I’m taking care of my skin. Some of these products I have been using for years, and some are new. I like to keep using my favorites and trying new products at the same time. So it goes a little something like this:
1. wash my face (my face washes are actually not pictured here but I use a number of different ones, just depends on my mood and how my skins feeling)
2. Apply moisturizer
3. Apply makeup (if I wear any that day)
THROUGHOUT THE DAY:
Sometimes I just love coming home after a long day and washing my face. When I do this, I’ll apply some jojoba oil on a freshly cleansed face and wear it throughout the day. Or a face mask!
1. Remove makeup with Dermalogica special cleansing gel (have been using this for years, I swear by it). I wash twice! Once to remove makeup, and another to cleanse the skin.
2. On a fresh and clean face, I apply my Midnight Recovery Concentrate oil from Kiehl’s.
3. After letting that soak in for a few minutes, I apply my overnight moisturizer. Right now I’m using L’Oreal’s dual hydrating and illuminating overnight moisturizer and I highly recommend.
4. I apply my LipSmart lip balm (and wake up the next morning with super hydrated, plump lips)
And that’s it! If you have any questions, feel free to comment below 🙂
[photos by Ardiology]
Hi my loves <3
AHHHH WHAT A DAY. Today was hectic to say the least. Sara and I were running around downtown (per usual) sweating in the heat and trying to keep everything on schedule for Montazami Brand. We’re hosting a pop up shop at our house next Monday, and we’re trying to make sure that our new styles will be available by then! We’re coming out with a long dress and a 2 piece set that I know you guys will love. We’re also coming out with some new jewelry designs… so stay tuned 🙂
Totally random note, but have you guys started with Instagram stories yet? I tried testing it out this morning for the first time and ACCIDENTALLY POSTED such an embarrassing video haha.. It was one of those snapchats you take that you know you would never post, but you just record it anyways haha. I was literally dying because I had no idea how to erase the damn thing!! Now I know how old people feel when they don’t know how to use technology -_-
BTW, a reader named Julia mentioned that she couldn’t find me on Bloglovin, so I claimed my blog on my newly created account. So follow me on there! <3
Here’s what our pool looks like at the moment. We changed the bottom pebble to a nice white color, so hopefully it will look like Carribbean turquoise waters by tomorrow when it’s filled up! The pebble used to be a dark blue color so you can imagine how different it will look with white.
Here’s a little glimpse of my day today! I started the morning with a extreme sculpt pilates class with my mom, and then we had some Swedish friends over for some ”fika” (Swedish word for coffee break). I’m wearing my brand new necklaces from Child of Wild with my white Amuse Society dress and NA-KD lacey bralette. Right now I’m drinking a homemade spicy-skinny lemonade out in the backyard with my mom in 75 degree weather. We have so many new and exciting things happening with Montazami Brand and everything is going smoothly. In a couple hours I’m gunna pick up my car from the dealership (it needed service) and then head back up to LA to make salmon and rice pilaf for dinner with Austin! Life is good 🙂
OVERNIGHT OATS was a breakfast that I’ve been wanting to try for way too long, but last week I decided to finally make it! And I was nothing near disappointed. This is the perfect breakfast for on-the-go people that need something quick, but also really filling. You can basically put any toppings you prefer, so this time I chose banana, strawberry, coconut, and goji berries to sweeten it up a little. This recipe makes about 1-2 servings (I shared mine with Austin).
1/2 cup oats
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 banana, sliced
3 strawberries, sliced
handful of goji berries
Combine oats, chia seeds, almond milk, and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix. In a glass mason jar, put down 1 layer of the oat mixture, then place bananas and strawberries on top. Repeat this process until all of the oat mixture is used. Store in fridge overnight. In the morning, top with banana, strawberries, goji berries, coconut shreds, and honey. Enjoy!
SOOOO this happened. Before two weeks ago I had no idea this even existed. It’s called ”floating” and it’s a relaxation and de-stressing method that involves tons (TONS) of salt, water, and yourself. It basically goes like this: you enter the zen-like studio, rinse off in the shower, and step into the tranquil-lit ”pod” (that looks like a big oyster haha) where you will float and enter into a deep relaxation period, for a total of 60 minutes. There is so much epsom salt in the water that your body is instantly bouyant, allowing your body to relax and let go while remaining afloat.
For me, the meditation came in stages. I first entered the pod, closed the lid, and laid there for a good five minutes just taking it all in. A soothing blue light illuminates the pod while therapeutic music plays softly. You have the option to turn the lights and music off at any time, so I did it when I felt it was the right time. First with the lights, and then the music. It was a bit weird when everything was dark and silent. I wasn’t sure if I liked it, but after a couple of minutes I began to let my mind drift away. That’s when all the magic happened. Before my session, I was told that deep relaxation was found in the ”theta” state, which is the dream-like state people enter usually before they fall asleep. I definitely entered the ”theta” state. I’m not sure how long it lasted but before I knew it I was gently woken up by the lights signaling my session was over. It was such an experience!! So different than any other meditation-related thing I have ever done (like yoga).
Some of the benefits of floating:
it eases emotional and sleep disorders
relieves physical pain
enhances athletic performance
Some of the immediate benefits that I experienced were: soft skin, shiny hair (it made my hair sooo shiny!!!), decreased muscle soreness, and calmness. Overall it was a really cool experience and I would definitely do it again.
The place I went to was called Pause Float Studio in Culver City