The start of July begins the less than three-week countdown to an upcoming trip to Scandinavia. I’ve got the itinerary and hotels in order, but if you have any recommendations on anything in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, please pass them along. I’ll also spend a few nights in Amsterdam so any favorites there are appreciated as well.
I’m starting to gather my thoughts on what to pack and will share the final list as it comes together. I know sneakers and flat sandals will be the anchor of many looks. I’ll toss in a couple dresses and skirts to wear touring around or to dinner while in the urban areas. But I’ll also need casual, utilitarian items for biking and hiking around the fjords. I’ll keep jewelry to a minimum and probably wear a tiny pair of earrings almost identical to the little turquoise evil eyes above for the duration of the trip.
Recently, I’ve made a few tweaks to my diet and skin care routine and I think Wendy Rowe’s book, Eat Beautiful, is a good accompaniment with a philosophy that makes sense. When I was in New York in May, I met with Cayli Cavaco Reck at Knockout Beauty and was prescribed a skin care protocol with a variety of products. I didn’t want to start using them until I knew I’d be home for a bit, so I just began the routine last week. I’ll write a full post on the details soon.
During the summer months, I like to have the appearance of tan legs especially since I wear sandals just about everyday. The best self tanner I’ve found for my skin type is inexpensive and readily available. Jergens Tanning Mousse provides a warm brown color, dries quickly, and is virtually scent free. I’ve had friends with fair skin report that the color is too dark for them, so another highly rated option is Omorovicza’s “Glam Glow” which is said to be extremely subtle.