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Ninja traveller. Seamlessly travels between Stockholm, Shanghai, Zurich and France. Late nights in the city and early morning countryside life. Fashion, beauty, reflections, portraits and inspiration.

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  • I'm currently using body care from Icelandic brand Soley - they remind me of my wonderful trip to Iceland a few years back.

    Iceland is such a beautiful country with truly remarkable nature. I could hike around there for weeks without getting bored. I like Soleys products. They are based on Icelandic herbs and are kind both to your skin and the nature. Not all organic products are that good, it depends what you're looking for in a product - conditioner for instance is always tricky for me!

    Of the products above my favourite is without a doubt Mjúk Body Scrub with Sweet Almond Oil, Epson Salt and Frankincense. It's best used on dry skin before bath or shower and it smells wonderful. I also absolutely adore Graedir hand cream. It smells like medicinal wild herbs and the formula is light but effectively moisturizing. Have you been to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland? I loved it! Imagine swimming around in a beautiful baby blue hot lagoon with a clay mask in your face whilst you stop for a glass of champagne in the lagoon bar every now and then. Take me back!

    Check it out at bluelagoon.com


    Love, Christine Deckert
  • I used to travel to Shanghai all the time for work and a couple of days ago these pictures appearded in my feed from nearly two years back. I had so much fun, challenged myself in so many ways and met so many wonderful people that I will allways have in my life. 

    If you haven't been, then go. It's a remarkable city.

    And no. You are not supposed to order a Carbonara in China. Did you know I'm deadly allergic to peanuts and soybeans and sesame seeds? It's basically the fuel of China and YES,  I was terrified! What I knew little about at the time was that soy sauce and sesame oil is perfectly fine as the allergens/proteins dissapears in the process of fermentation as for the soy sauce, at least. As for the sesame oil it was a lucky guess. Still alive and kicking.


    Love, Christine Deckert
  • A while back I was invited to Copenhagen to take part of the launch of Helena Rubinstein's new skin care line Prodigy Cell Glow. Elisabeth Sandager, Global General Manager of Helena Rubinstein was there to talk about the brand history, their prominent research focus and their new skin care line. Prodigy Cell Glow is a luxurious treat and with prices above €250 each for serum and moisturizing cream and €140 for the eye cream it promises a radiant glow partially with help derived from Edelweiss stemcells. 

    Edelweiss is protected and claimed to be an outstanding skincare ingredient. The beauty of it all is that you today with modern stemcell technology need one flower only to produce hundreds of thousands of skin cream bottles.

    I enjoyed the broad presentation on the brand and the launch as well as the lovely champagne lunch. 

    I was also lucky enough to get to spend the afternoon with Kicki Norman and Linnea Öst from Daisy Beauty and Lisen Sundberg at Geist - fun! Merci Berit for a lovely day. 


    Love, Christine Deckert


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