Last week was the Autumnal equinox, and two years ago marks the day I wed my best friend. In celebration of that fact, we decided to spend the weekend abroad in Denmark. The second anniversary is the cotton anniversary, and although we failed to find a cotton souvenir, we accomplished much more in our little trip.
The weekend started in Copenhagen where we met up with an old friend from our time as exchange students. Without missing a beat we shared stories, breakfast, and memories just like when we all lived together years ago.
Following a day of wandering the capital, we took a train to the little city of Odense. This is a small city and could easily be looked over on a map. Only famous for its past resident and renowned author, Hans Christian Andersen.
We were smitten the whole weekend wandering this village. Our Airbnb was perfectly nestled in the center of the town, and as we explored the cobblestone roads, church bells would serenade our adventure.
Denmark is a wonderful place, and it is my mission to return frequently and learn more about their enlightening culture. As for our anniversary weekend, it was magic, as is every day being married to the one I love.
As I have mentioned before on the blog, my love for leather goods runs deep. The smell, the texture, the way every piece tells a story, I don’t believe there is another material like it! So when a local Finnish designer asked to do a collab, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity!
Luava is a little company with big dreams. Established only a few short years ago, the designer has evolved a few simple goods into a full-fledged lifestyle!
Impressive as that may be, the ideas just keep flowing. Which makes sense when the name itself is a play on words. In Finnish, luova means creative, and adding the extra a simply creates a more charming dialect to a beautiful word.
One huge perk from this collaboration is my new outstanding camera strap! Customized with a cheeky personal detail, it is easily my new obsession and just the right detail to boost my photography inspiration. Cause let’s be honest, these generic straps scream tourist!
Huge thanks to Luava for this collaboration, and even more gratitude for my killer new camera accessory. Check out all of their creations here, and follow on Instagram here. Until next week,
xx – nasty trash
Earlier this year, I went around town on a photo mission. Since then the seasons have changed, but my inspiration has lingered throughout the year. I found myself biking down a familiar route, and enjoying the contrasting architecture and water vistas of Helsinki.
The seasons have yet to turn officially, but autumn has surely made a mark in corners of the capital. Even though what matters most is that for now the warmth of the sun can still be felt on the skin, and the sky still does that big, blue, beautiful thing.
I am embracing the next season with open arms and an open mind. In hopes to welcome new changes in my habits, career, and perspective. Still apprehensive about the ominous winter that follows, it is time to shed past practices that no longer serve me. All this, whilst living in Helsinki.
xx – nasty trash