The alarm rang at 6, and I was out the door at 7 am. I grabbed a cup coffee on my way to class and tried my best not to doze off – it’s rough to have statistics that early. After 4 lectures in a row, I rushed out of  One Pace Plaza and hailed a cab at Park Row. Chelsea next. I arrived at the location, got oriented, and from then on out it pretty much went back to back with rehearsals, check-ins, and the show. I actually prefer working shows as opposed to attending them – nothing beats the rush backstage, and the post-show joy you get after a well-produced show.

After 14 hours on the go, I went home, ordered Thai and watched the newest episode of Suits. Next up; bed. I’m beyond tired and have a really early day tomorrow. New York truly is the city that never sleeps. IMG_1829.JPG

I’ll have lots of Fashion Week updates this week. Xx Hanna


Since we last spoke I’ve.. 

… Started my last semester at Pace University. With 19 credits, ad team and an internship, this will without a doubt be a tough semester. I’ve been at school for 3 days, and I’ve already had 14 hour days.

…Discovered the magic concept of Uber Pool. The other day, I took an Uber home for $4 – that’s insane.

…Struggled through winter in New York. One day it’s snowing, the other day there’s a rainstorm, and the next it’s freezing. Make.Up.Your.Mind. 

… Worked. A lot. Fashion week is approaching, and there is so much to get done. I don’t mind though; I like what I do, and learn a lot in the process. Not to mention that Fashion Week is my favorite time of year.

… Accepted the fact that I can’t cook. Last week I messed up four dinners in a row – How is  that even possible?

…Been out and about with friends enjoying everything the city has to offer. From brunch to basketball games, there is always something to do.

…Quit sugar.  Or candy that is. After Christmas break, I felt the need for a real detox and have been able to stay away since. Yes, I’m very proud…

 Talk soon, I promise. Xx Hanna

Back in the city

Phew. A lot has happened since I last wrote. Or not really, but at least I’m back in the city. I took me a while to get rid of the jet lag and catch up on routines, but now that I’m settled, I’m more than ready to embrace this blog – I have a feeling that this is going to be quite a year.

As I don’t have school until January 23, my days are spent doing everything and nothing; I’m exercising, applying for jobs, looking at schools, and catching up with friends. Winter break is relaxing, that’s for sure, but I for one can’t wait to get back into routines and my busy lifestyle. At least I start work this Friday. For those of you wondering, I’m going to work at the same Fashion PR company as I did last semester – it’s both fun and challenging.


Talk soon. Xx Hanna

New year, new beginnings

It’s been a while since I logged in at As per usual, it’s been busy, hectic and fun. And even though I’m very happy with my current situation, I feel like something is missing. As long as I can remember, I’ve had an urge to write, share and jot down daily thoughts. I need a place where I can translate my creativity into words and imagery. Therefore, I’ve decided to give this blog one last shot.

Before we enter the new year, let’s appreciate the old. 2016 has been a rollercoaster of a year, that’s for sure: there’s been laughter and tears, challenges and celebrations. Nonetheless,  I’m still grateful. I’m grateful for the people around me and the opportunities I encounter. I’m lucky to be able to live my dream and shape my future as I please. And even though I have no clue where I’ll end up in 2017, I’m excited. This will be the year I graduate with a bachelor’s degree, the year I start my first “adult” job, or the the year I start my masters degree. It might even be the year I move from New York to explore unknown territories.  Who knows. All I know is that sometimes you just have to have some faith and leap into the unknown.  And in 2017, that is exactly what I plan to do. 


Xx Hanna


New in


Boots Zara//Knits & Other Stories,and UNIQLO

I’m loving these new wardrobe additions. The red boots are a nice addition to the 30 black pairs that’s already in my wardrobe, while the sweaters are essentials- good basics that keep me warm. When buying knits I always check the label of the sweater as price rarely equals quality. I never purchase sweaters with less than 80% wool, and I always stay clear of polyester; it’s static, uncomfortable and lasts one wash…

My favorite stores for high quality knits that doesn’t break the bank? & Other Stories, UNIQLO, and H&M’s Premium Quality sweaters.

Xx Hanna 



6.30 am: the alarm rings and I snooze for about an hour. That extra hour feels very good today. Next, breakfast. I heat up some berries and mix them with the chiapudding I made last night. I catch up on emails, and projects before I head of to school. It’s Friday so I only have one lecture. At noon the bell rings and I rush to the Subway, trying to avoid the heavy rain showers. The 6 train is on the track and I run down the stairs so I don’t miss it. Made it. Before I head to the office I buy a yoghurt and some fruit, remembering it’s almost 5 hours since I had breakfast. I get to work, write a bunch of reports and emails, and enjoy the company of my coworkers.

The hours pass and suddenly, it’s 7 pm. I check my texts and see an invite for drinks, but I a walk home. It’s been a hectic week and I need to rest. I put on some Franck Ocean and start walking. The fresh air feels good. I walk past busy bars, and crowded restaurants, fascinated by the fact that there is room for all these people on one, relatively small, island. 8 million, that’s a lot.

I turn a corner and see the Empire State building light up. I smile, thinking of how lucky I am to live her. To pursue my dream. I get home, make dinner (I’m starving. Note to self; get better eating habits), and watch some series with the roomies before I continue my research project. I text my friends and set tomorrows plans-  both brunch and dinner is on the agenda, and I cant’ wait. It’s been forever since I’ve been social, and I need it.I put on a mask and go to bed. Happy and exhausted. Friday, you’re quite nice. 

Xx Hanna



Honey, you’re a New Yorker

The other day I was stressed out and had a quick therapy session with a friend- you know those long conversations where you contemplate every aspect of your life, what’s going on and what’s going to happen. When heading class, I finished our conversation with a short sentence: “honestly, I’ve reached the point where I just don’t care.” My friend looked at me and laughed, “Hanna, you’re officially a New Yorker, welcome to the club”.  I laughed, because what she said, was so damn true.

I’ve been quite a few places in the US, and I think it’s safe to say that New Yorkers aren’t like regular Americans- they’re a special kind of people; a special breed that thrive on the diversity of this energetic city. Becoming a New Yorker doesn’t happen after you’ve visited Times Square or shopped at Macy’s. On the contrary, a New Yorker avoid those areas at all costs. And to be honest, I don’t know how to define a New Yorker per se, but what I do know is when I realized that I  had become a part of this fantastic community.

dsc_0383-copy.jpgWhen people, including the taxi drivers, started asking me directions, and I knew exactly what to answer

Speaking of transportation, when I realized that an empty subway cart is not a blessing, it’s a curse.. What is that smell?

When the sight of three people walking down the curb annoyed me on another level – Step up, speed up, or get out of my way! 

When I started jay walking. Definition “An inability to give a care about when streetlights and signs say it is ‘safe’ to cross the street”

When the local Starbucks started to remember my order – Grande skinny dirty chai latte, hot, coming up. 


When I found a 2 bdr for $3500 dollars, and thought it was reasonable. 

When I mastered the art of avoiding eye contact with everyone at the subway. Because doing so, may cause very uncomfortable situations.

When going to bed at 1, and getting up at 6 became OK. It’s true what they say, this city never sleeps. (I’m so tired right now..) 

When doing 5 things at once became the norm, not the exception. You’re expected to get good grades, have an internship, attend events and have a social life. 


When I realized that I’m no longer afraid to speak my mind. Not that that has ever been an issue, but this city really does “toughen” you up. After you’ve lived her for a while, you get really sure of yourself, without being arrogant, of course.

Every day, when I walk these streets, I feel like I’m home. I guess it’s true what they say, being in New Yorker is a state of mind; an empire state of mind.

(The two first pictures are from google)


Couture and coktails


After a long Sunday at the library, I met up with a friend at an event for Bridal Fashion Week at Crate and Barrel. Their Soho store was filled with gorgeous dresses, great products ,live music and free champagne. A perfect ending to this hectic, stressfull week.

Xx Hanna 


Saturday Brunch

100816-1.jpgSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESEarlier today, I had brunch with some lovely ladies. We were supposed to go to Jack’s Wife Freda, but since they had an hour wait, we headed to Delicatessen: our favorite go-to for great food and delicious drinks. We sat outside and had a great time, until the table next to us arrived – you’re in a restaurant, do you really have to scream your conversation? It’s annoying and disrespectful.

After brunch, Maria and I headed home as we both have so much stuff to do; everything from finance to marketing research is on the agenda, and I honestly don’t know where to start. What I do know, however, is that I have to stop procrastinating – a skill I master far to well…

Anyways, I hope you have a less depressing Saturday night than me! Xx Hanna 


Some context

Since I (re)started blogging this fall, I’ve gained some new readers. However, looking at the data, I was suprised to see that I have readers from all over the world. I’m thrilled that you want to follow me and my everyday scribbles, but to make it easier, and more fun for   you, I thought to provide you with a bit more context. Instead of writing an extensive, monotone bio, I scribbled down 10 random facts that pretty much describes my life and personality. Have at it!

I’m a multitasker and find it very hard to say no. Consequently, I’m always busy, juggling ten things at once. Simultaneously, I strive for perfection. Yes, it is very tiring at times, but as I’ve said earlier – being busy gives me energy.

Relating to above, one of the first lessons I learned when I moved to New York was that you can’t say yes to everything and everyone. And even though it was hard declining celebrity parties at first, but we quickly realized that they are just like us. Only richer.

I love to learn new things, both in and out of school. If I’m genuinely interested in subject, I want to learn everything there is to know about it. I’m the kind of person who reads business and PR books for fun. The last one I finished was the 10X Rule by Grant Cardone, and I highly recommend it. You should also check out “Who Moved My Cheese?” – simple, yet life changing ,

I’m a positive person and try to see the good in every situation, even when everything goes south. ( see next point)

I have the weirdest luck. Even though I haven’t been dealt the worst hand in life, I have the worst luck when it comes to everyday occurrences: getting bruised, missing the subway by 1 second, having my umbrella break and other small, annoying stuff, happens to me on a daily basis.

I’m addicted to Diet Coke – it’s an accomplishment if I go a day without having a sip.

Speaking of food (ish); I hate to cook. If I touch a stovetop or baking bowl something usually ends up burnt, undercooked or merely wrong. That said, I’m really good at making salads. And salmon.

I love makeup and can spend hours browsing through Sephora. The amount I spend there is so high, I don’t even dare to think of it…

I have a weird obsession with bags. I can spend hours browsing for the perfect bag, study the shape, leather, stitching and lining. All while ignoring the steep price tag. I’m dreaming of  the day I can by my very own Chanel.

I have no clue where I’ll be in a year, and that scares me to death. New York, Paris, Milan, Copenhagen? I guess time will tell…

Xx Hanna 

Dinner and Frozé

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Ever since Business Insider published a video of Frosé earlier this summer, I’ve been wanting to check out the hype. Yesterday we found ourselves at its place of origin and couldn’t help ourselves. The slushy wine was delicious, though I think it would be better enjoyed on a hot day in July than on a rainy one in October.  When we mentioned that to the bartender he served us a fall version of the drink – frozen red wine sangria. An explosion of flavors that was worth the brain freeze.

Address:  325 Bowery, New York, NY 10003. 




This week has been beyond hectic and I’ve been counting down the days until Saturday – a day filled without any obligations or commitments.  Today I slept in, made breakfast and headed to Soho with Maria. As always, I ended up with some pieces from Zara – it’s merely impossible to walk out of there empty handed…

Now I have to get ready for dinner and drinks with a friends. I have no idea where we’re going, and thus I have no clue what to wear. Wish me luck!

How’s your Saturday?

Xx Hanna 



Is it to early to push play on my Spotify Christmas list? I just did. With a chai latte in my hand, and New York Times in the other, I’m sitting at the library listening to Michael Buble’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. In all fairness, the temperatures did drop below 20 Celsius yesterday. And even though I’ve been loving this summer heat, I can’t wait till the temperatures allow coats, scarves, boots, and gloves. Nothing beats fall fashion!

Other than that, my days are hectic like always. We have tons of assignments at school, various presentations and exams are starting to pop up. Positive note – the days go by very fast and before I know it, it’s December!


How’s your week ? Xx Hanna 




I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I love birthdays and all that comes with. The celebration, being surrounded by family and friends, the messages, the gestures, the presents, and of course, the cake. It’s a wonderful tradition that always makes me realize how fortunate I am.

The celebration of my 21st birthday started yesterday with a pre party at our place. A wine bottle or two later, we headed to some bars on Lower East Side. Good drinks, good friends, and lots of laughter pretty much sums up the night. Today, I woke up to cupcakes, flowers, Prosecco and gifts. Needless to say – I’m a pretty happy girl right now. A 21 year old girl, that is. 

How was your weekend?

Xx Hanna


The power of clothes

I am a firm believer that dress up begins at an early age, and never truly ends. I was three years old when I picked out my first outfit, and I still remember the feeling. Excitement and creativity but simultaneously frustration; I wanted to wear everything in my closet. I ended up wearing a dress, a hair-bow and rainboots that reached above my knees. Even though it wasn’t the trendiest outfit it kindergarten, I liked it and I loved the feeling it gave me. A lot has changed since then, including my sense of style, but I still wake up every morning excited to experiment with colors, fabrics, shoes and jewelry.

Today, however, was not one of those days; I felt tired, sluggish and overwhelmed by assignments, deadlines and obligations. Nonetheless, I ignored the voice in my head and dressed for the mood I wished to be in. Nothing says happy and energized like a feminine skirt, and a fierce, leopard blouse. And that’s all it took for me to go from a staying-at-home-wathcing-netflix mood to a ready-to-seize-the-day attitude. Fashion is to me what music is to Beyoncé – empowering. Clothes empower me in a way that nothing else can, and I hope that that feeling never goes away.


Xx Hanna 




Onto new adventures


Shirt H&M//Skirt Zara//Shoes Bianco Footwear//Bag Gucci


Everything paired with a leather skirt, makes a good outfit. At least so you think, up until the moment you realize its 100 degrees outside. Faux leather, powerwalking and summer temperatures is arguably not the best mix.

Happy Monday – make the best of it! Personally, I have the entire week scheduled; in addition to various projects and assignments, I’m starting my new internship. I’m very excited, and can’t waut to tell you more about it. Equally exciting is my upcoming birthday. The plans aren’t set in stone, but I know it’s going to be great!

Any special plans for the week?

Xx Hanna 




Tshirt H&M//Skirt & Other Stories//Boots Bianco Footwear//Bag Zara


Even though I love my weekly routines, I love weekends more. Tonight, I’m heading down to FiDi to grab some drinks with a couple of friends. I’m not a big fan of the area, but I’m really envious of their gorgeous rooftop. Other than that I want see the exhibits at MoMA, run in Central Park, finish the book “I am Pilgrim”, and work on some school projects.

Any plans for the weekend? Xx Hanna 


Sometimes you go for a run along East River, eat your veggies and do all of your assignments. Other days, you have oatmeal for breakfast, thinking your going to have a great, healthy day. But then you skip lunch, have pizza for dinner and ice-cream for dessert. Ben and Jerry’s Brownie Batter Core, to be exact. As you might have guessed, today was the latter – and I don’t even like Ice Cream.

Despite the depressive diet choices, it’s been a great day with school, fun and fashion – just the way I like it. After three business lectures, I stopped by Zara and & Other Stories, to update my wardrobe. I found a couple of great pieces that I couldn’t leave hanging. Sometimes, they just speak to you, you know? Either way, if I’m going to be able to shop as I do, I’ve realized that I need to spend less on everything else. $100 on food a month? Challenge accepted.

Anyways, I should probably stop rambling and go to bed. My body aches of exhaustion and I’m in desperate need of some beauty sleep before this weekends adventures – I have lots of exciting plans, and I can’t wait to tell you about them!


An old picture, as my current situation isn’t very bloggable. Xx Hanna

Leave your mark

Last semester, I had a course that emphasized the concept of personal branding; in short, marketing yourself as you would a brand. As my professor put it “If you cannot sell yourself, why should anyone believe you can sell anything else?”

The topic caught my attention, and since I started researching it, I’ve have learned a lot. The first lesson I learned was simple: to be the best, you have to learn from the best. Successful people have ways and methods regular people neglect. Simple ways of thinking that can help you achieve your goals. How do you learn these secrets? You read. The last couple of months I’ve been reading several business and industry books, gaining insights and ideas I wouldn’t thought of otherwise. “Leave Your Mark” by PR mogul Aliza Licht is my newest buy and I can’t wait to crack it open.


Have you read the book? If so, tell me what you think!

Xx Hanna