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50 shades of blue

Gosh, this place- must be the most beautiful Ix27ve ever seen. The Water and colors continues to astonish me everytime i see it. Wearing a new bikini i bargained at Bik Bok before the trip and hat from Indiska. Tumnagel
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Maldives

Good morning from the Maldives! We arrived at noon yesterday after flying with Emirates with a pit stop in Dubai and a 45 min speed boat ride to our atoll and Island of Kandooma Fushi. Tomorrow is my birthday, canx27t think of a better place to spend it! Tumnagel
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on my mind

Crochet, crochet, crochet! From hammocks to bikinix27s and kaftans. I got the beach bohemian feeling going on in my mind and the reason for that is that in exactly two weeks Ix27m flying out to one of my dream destinations- any guesses where to? Tumnagel
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this dream vacay
the caribbean

Well hello- it seems i entered some sort of time warp in The Caribbean- time just flew by, five weeks passed in a swoosh- almost forgot I had a life back here in Stockholm. Ix27ve enjoyed every second to the max and sometimes that means taking a time out from reality. What a beautiful place all the Islands of Grenada, St Vincent & The Grenadines and Barbados are- the people, the atmosphere, the culture, the scenery, and even the island time - where everything just slows down- food for example takes about two and a half hours to get served from the time of ordering (which obviously can be very annyoing if youx27re hungry) but everything is done with love, tradition and care. Came back to a very grey, snowy, and cold Stockholm- which I thought would be more depressing but I actually like the contrast- plus it makes getting work done a lot easier and well you know me - I already have a new trip planned shortly. Hope you all have had a great start to 2015- stay tuned for more frequent updates, more work, styling, inspiration and well perhaps Ix27ll sneak a few more Caribbean pictures up here as well from time to time. Tumnagel
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Postcard
The caribbean

Postcard from Petit Bateau! We are now on Bequia after a couple of days in union Island and the beautiful Tobago Cays above! Tomorrow wex27re boating up to St. Vincent! Happy travels! Tumnagel
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Carriacou
The Caribbean

Finally made it to the next isle of carriacou after a very bumpy and scary boat ride from Grenada. I am not a fan of open waters. This little island is breathtaking- like everything along this coast. Tomorrow we move on upwards to Union Island and the Tobago cays- which I am most excited about. Tumnagel
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Grenada

Happy New Years from the isle of spice where everything is nice! Hope you all had an amazing New Years! We totally hit the jackpot with our house rental here in Grenada and the island has treated us fantastically! Tomorrow we are heading upwards to carriacou and there after making our way towards st Vincent with stops on the islands along the way. This is truely paradise! Tumnagel
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Reeds bay

Finally in Barbados after a 26+ hr flight and so happy about being here! What a paradise! Ix27m here with my dude and a couple of friends and wex27ve rented a house for the next couple of weeks- but first wex27re off to Grenada, the grenadines and St Vincent for 12 days island hopping between the islands. First stop new year celebrations in St George, Grenada. The caribbean- what a dream! Tumnagel
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The Palm

Spent friday out on a yacht around the Palm and Atlantis in Dubai on friday along with My family. Was lucky to get 24hrs with My mom and dad who flew in from Bangkok. Came back to Stockholm saturday afternoon after a horrendous flight with Norweigian- the turbulence was insane- though My time was up for the 7hrs of that trip- jag to go down in Copenhagen to refuel due to the strong head winds which made me miss My connection in Oslo. But now i am finally home for christmas and a couple of days before its time to head to the caribbean at the end of the week. Canx27t wait!!! Tumnagel
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Dubai

Hello from Dubai! I spontaneously booked a flight here on sunday to see my sister and family before the christmas holidays. Ix27m only here for a couple of days before flying back to Sweden and then onwards for My winter vacation. But it is so nice to get a couple of quality days spent with la familia since we dont get to see each other too often. Managed to get a bit of shopping done- seriously Dubai has it all- and although Ix27m not a huge fan of malls- it is very convenient having everything under one roof- especially when that roof covers the second largest mall in the world. How nice are chanelx27s seasonal decorations having from the ceiling at mall of the emirates? Tumnagel
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En route

The first morning in Spain last week we woke up to this sunrise and got some amazing editorial shots. Swimwear + sunrise = Perfect match! Woke up to sunshine here in Stockholm today too, which has been a rarity- time to back my suitcase and head to the Airport in a couple of hours Ix27m off to Dubai. Happy sunday! Tumnagel
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the caribbean

In a little less than 2 months, my dude and I as well as a couple of friends are flying to Barbados, and from there planning to boat hop around the Grenadines up to St. Vincent. You guys are always so good when it comes to travel tips- so reaching out to you here again! Anyone who has any experience from the Grenadines- what Islands should I not miss along the chain up to St Vincent? Restuarants? Excurssions? Beaches? Suggestions on Barbados and other islands around are of course more than welcome as well, as we may change or mind and go further up to Gaudeloupe or St Lucia as well. Looks like pure paradise. Tumnagel
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Paris

Ix27m in Paris for the weekend for some shopping and quality time with my nieces- but first breakfast at le pain quotidien! Yum! Tumnagel
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Lake Ohrid

I just touched down in Macedonia, Lake Ohrid to be precise! It is absolutely breathtaking and wex27ve rented a villa right on the lake- with mile long views right on to Albania. Life this friday evening in September- pretty darn good! Tumnagel
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breakfast

I am currently in Bangkok preparing for My best friends wedding this weekend! Ix27m staying at the St. Regis this time and just had to share their breakfast- they have the Biggest and best selection Ix27ve experienced. Boosting juice shots, egg white omeletts, home made yoghurt, around 10 different types of detox juices, smoked Salmon and cold cuts and even nutella! Nom nom nom. Tumnagel
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Monsoon

Hola! I am currently in Thailand, flew down to my family home yesterday for a couple of days before Heading up to Bangkok for my besties wedding. Itx27s monsoon season here and i must say i love the sound of the rain slamming down on the tiled roofs. Tumnagel
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Helsinki

Good evening from Finland! Mini vacation begins now! Tumnagel
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ozone

The last thursday I marvelled over these views of Hong Kong from the top of the 118th floor at the Ritz-Carlton i Kowloon. The views, the cocktails, but overall the bathrooms (completete in white marble from floor to ceiling with even the doors being heavy marble blocks) blew me away- with the most incredible views of the skyline. A must visit next time youx27re in Hong Kong- all though a bit pricey, but on thursdays itx27s girls night (at almost all of HKx27s bars) so if you put on a pair of heels theyx27ll give you a glass of Prosecco. Done deal! Tumnagel
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taiwan

Sorry for the radiosilence, I am currently in Taiwan, and we seem to have found paradise here on the southern tip in a little village called Baisha- no 7-11x27s, no ATMx27s- one restaurant and 3 hotels. Filling our days with training, reading, and the pacific ocean. Tumnagel
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take off

Ok- last minute packing, but now Ix27m off to the airport to catch a flight to Istanbul and then onwards to Bangkok. I am so happy I was able to squeeze this trip in (thanks to a fun meeting in Bangkok next week), and be a part of Saturdayx27s wedding with all my eldest friends. See you in Bangkok! P.S. The picture above is from above Manila a couple of weeks back- had I had more time I would have loved to go back to the Philippines- what a magnificent place. Tumnagel
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breathtaking

Trying to sketch this view down in my memory for those upoming winter months, gray days and snowy early mornings back in Stockholm. This view- priceless. Tumnagel
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thirty nine

My plans for today? Thanks for asking- since the thermometer is showing degress of 39° and crazy humidity I wonx27t be moving many inches away from the pool. Tumnagel
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into the blue

This is what my past week has looked like- The Philippines, what a place! I am in love and canx27t understand why more people donx27t take their travels around this beautiful nation. I am already planning a comeback later this year. Salamak Philippines for an amazing 10 days! Tumnagel
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philippines

Time to grab the bag (packed very little for this, a couple of bikinix27s, a pair of shorts, books and sarongs) and head to the airport- next stop Manila and then on to the islands! Very excited about this since itx27ll be my first time in the Philippines. Wishing you all a great start to the New Year! Tingnan Mo! Tumnagel
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on the train

A few black and white snapshots from our train ride north trough Thailand. I really recommend travelling by train- yes it takes awhile- itx27s not super fast, or always on schedule- but itx27s a great way to see the countryside, its dirt cheap (we paid 28 baht (about 0.75 US cents) each for our tickets from Hua Lampong (BKK) to Lop Buri (about a 4 hour ride). I love the cultur mix, watch the people to get on and off, the sales men and women that jump on at each station to sell their produce, food, fruit and snacks only to jump of at th next station and walk back to the previous. There is something about travelling by train. P.S. I was so fascinated by that old sleeping lady, in her floral shirt- fleece trousers (with stockings underneath!), her 70x27s shades, blingy gold jewelry and NY beanie- What a lady! And fast alseep in different positions the whole way. Tumnagel
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paradise

Today wex27re flying down south to our family home. My little piece of paradise. This is my favorite place. And first thing is a swim in our pool perhaps accompanied by a glass of bubbly to celebrate being x27homex27. Tumnagel
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Lop Buri

Hola Chicas! Spent the past few days without my laptop as we headed north by (a very slow) train. First stop Monkey Town- Lop Buri and now I have about a million pictures of monkeys. Actually quite cool how they can take over a whole city to the point where citizens have to build cages around their houses. And the fact that they occupy their own temple smack down center of town. Now wex27re back in Bangkok for a couple of days and first up tonight is Quiz night with friends. Wearing Zara trousers, Alexander Wang singlet, Celine trio bag and Saint Laurent sunnies. Tumnagel
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bangkok

Sawadee Kaa from Bangkok! Gosh I love this city, feels so so so good to be back home! After a couple of days in Beijing and a fall in Stockholm itx27s way too nice to be in the warmth sans jackets, mittens, scarfs and beenies! Tomorrow wex27re headed north, for a couple of days out of the city hustle to hang out with monkeys (!!) and do some trekking before heading back to this city of angles for my 10 year high school reunion! Super duper excited about that! 10 years..... gosh time flies! P:S. Donx27t forget to enter the Wonderbra giveaway! Tumnagel
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on the gram

Ix27m off to Beijing for a couple of days- internet access (facebook, blog, etc.) over there always seems to be a little tricky- so stay connected with me on instagram- @isabellehawi. Talk to you soon! Tumnagel
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boracay

Yesterday my dude and I booked (amongst other flights) tickets to the Philippines. Ix27ve been dying to go for years but we just havenx27t got around to it due to the fact that the flight schedule/accessibility hasnx27t always fit with our agenda, and for that reason (laziness) wex27ve prioritized other Asian destinations. But this time we finally got around to fitting it into our winter trip. We plan to go to Manila and Boracay (which Ix27ve heard is paradise)- but are there other x27of the gridx27 islands we canx27t miss? Best beach, bungalow, activity (heard Kite surfing is awesome there)- Please hit me with your best tips for the Philippines! Tumnagel
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