Hello, lovely people of the internet!
On my blog, I often mention friends of mine without really speaking too personally about them... just what coffee they ordered ahaha! Ida is one of these people who I'm hanging out with very often and in a few days, ITS HER BIRTHDAY! So this is a birthday post for Ida where you can all get to know her better and follow her blog and why not wish her a happy birthday! Ida and I met through Josefin Dahlberg and Vanja Wiström's blogs, from there we exchanged social medias and started texting. Eventually, we met up for coffee (like a blind date for friendship) and just clicked. We've been close friends ever since and even though it's only been six months, we've grown really close and had so much fun together. I really value Ida as a person and as a friend, she always makes me smile and is always such a sweet and wonderful person. Not to mention that we have the same coffee addiction and read each other's blogs constantly, so that's always a plus! Below you will find a mini interview where I asked Ida a few questions and we ended up having a very long conversation about TV-shows, atmospheres in coffee shops, Christmas traditions and alike.
Who are your top lady heroes?
I: Beyonce, because she does like everything and I think that she is such an inspiration for so many and does so much for women today. If I'm going to be really original, I'd easily say that my mother is my inspiration because she works hard every day with both her things and my things as well.
What's the best book you've read so far this year?
I: For a project in school, I read this book about womens' rights called eh.. "The Suffragette Bombers Britain's Forgotten Terrorists", it's about women fighting for their right to vote. I learnt a lot from it and I think it is really good; easily the best book I've read!
What is your go-to outfit?
I: Something comfortable and stylish, like black jeans, with my "success blouse" and right now that's my striped shirt with one of those ruffled collars. It alway works.
What is your favourite cafe in Stockholm?
I: I really like Vetekatten because it feels its so homey and is so good yet cheap. One time when we grabbed coffee there, I ordered a sandwhich, coffee and a blueberry bun and the total was like 92kr. I remember this so clearly because I was so pleasantly chocked when she said the price hahah!
What is your perfect day?
I: Wake up at like 08:30, then I'd get up and eat a breakfast of like cottage cheese, apples and cinnamon; I eat this all the time! Then I'd get ready, I'd sit in a calm environment and listen to a good podcast as I'm getting ready. Then I'd just do whatever I enjoy doing, I would go out for coffee, walk around in the city... maybe do something with a friend... That would be a great day!
What was the last movie you cried in?
I: I cried yesterday when I saw The Boy in Striped Pyjamas. I didn't think it would be so sad, I was just thinking" oh what a cute little boy and aweh he has a friend, how nice", then I started to understand when the movie started getting very intense. I cried so much. Don't see if it if you don't want to cry your eyes out.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
I: London. Every time I'm there, I feel like I'm home. I really do love Stockholm but London... The people are friendly, everything is just so delicious, everything feels good. I would feel at my best there.
What about yourself are you most proud of?
I: That I can express myself well in writing, even better than when I'm speaking. I also have an eye for photography, and that's something that I enjoy doing and spend a lot of time doing.
If you could be best friends with a celebrity, who would you choose?
I: Tuva Alicia. She is a Swedish blogger and is so driven. She is so... I am just drawn to her, she inspires me all the time, whatever she does. She takes a photo of a salad and I'm just like "Oh my god what a good salad". I just feel a real connection with her since we're quite similar and that's why I'd want to be her friend, she's like everything.
Do you have any special Christmas tradition?
I: My sister and I watch The Polar Express, then we drink "julmust" and I also always drink "glögg". Oh, we also eat cheese and crackers and gingerbread!