Mimí

Helsinki based downshifter. Loves travelling, good food and wine, training and socializing.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

MIMÍ TESTED - FAKE BAKE


Testing out a FakeBake Flawless Darker Self-Tan Liquid Spray in the colour Dark.
Generally, I hate self-tanners so I was slightly (allright very) biased to test this product, self-tanners are all the same. Or are they?

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Monday, 24 July 2017

food diary week 29

I need to eat better and more. I eat too little good food and too much sugary stuff. That's why I decided to start a diary about what I eat during a whole week.
Feels super embarrassing to write everything down that I've eaten, maybe this will work. I'll have to pay more attention now.

Monday
  • latte
  • salad with feta, spinach, arugula, cucumber, tomato, pomegranate, lenses and a slice of pita bread with hummus
  • Suklaapilvi (Chocolate cloud) ice cream cone
  • pasta with tomato sauce and chili tuna (that was terrible, I couldn't even eat half of it)
  • Suklaapilvi (Chocolate cloud) ice cream cone
Tuesday
  • latte
  • toast with avocado mayo, feta, and turkey slices
  • cherry tomatoes and mozzarella with balsamic
  • cucumber
  • honey melon and pomegranate
  • a bit of scrambled eggs with mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes
  • yogurt and granola
  • Battery energy drink (no sugar)
  • pasta with cream sauce
  • potato flat bread with butter, cheese, and salami
  • white tea with milk
Wednesday
  • latte
  • toast with avocado mayo, feta, and turkey slices
  • cherry tomatoes and mozzarella with balsamic
  • cucumber
  • honey melon and pomegranate
  • a bit of scrambled eggs with mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes
  • yogurt and granola
  • Ceasar salad with chicken breast, parmesan slices, croutons and watermelon slice
  • a glass of white wine
  • Suklaapilvi (Chocolate cloud) ice cream cone
Thursday
  • two crispbreads (Swedish surskorpor, Finnish hapankorppu) with butter, Pecorino Reggiano, and salami
  • mashed potatoes, meatballs, cream sauce and cranberry jam (at Ikea, it's 5,99€!)
  • small side salad with feta cheese, pineapples, watermelon and cucumber
  • two crispbreads (Swedish surskorpor, Finnish hapankorppu) with butter, Pecorino Reggiano, and salami
  • 0,5l coke
  • Italian stew (it's a ready mix bag, you add water and minced beef)
  • Marabou crisp  chocolate bar (it's a newbie for me- delish)
  • small licorice bar of SukuLaku
  • small licorice bar of BisBis
  • small can of energy drink 
Friday
  • two crispbreads (Swedish surskorpor, Finnish hapankorppu) with butter, Pecorino Reggiano, and salami
  • yesterdays Italian stew
  • Happy Joe cider (0,33l) dry cider
  • Strongbow British Dry cider (I  didn't even finish my glass)
  • Jaffa chocolate cookies (it's been a loong time, I felt I deserved them)
  • Juustonaksuja (Finnish version of Cheetos)
Saturday
  • latte
  • toast with avocado mayo, feta, and turkey slices
  • cherry tomatoes and mozzarella with balsamic
  • cucumber
  • honey melon and pomegranate
  • a bit of scrambled eggs with mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes
  • yogurt and granola
  • pizza with tuna, parmesan slices, and arugula
  • piccolo bottle of prosecco
  • popcorn
  • coke
  • candy
Sunday
  • latte
  • toast with avocado mayo, feta, and turkey slices
  • cherry tomatoes and mozzarella with balsamic
  • cucumber
  • honey melon and pomegranate
  • a bit of scrambled eggs with mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes
  • yogurt and granola
  • a glass of Rosé
  • leaf steak with fries
  • a glass of Rosé
  • latte (this means caffe latte, not just milk)
  • yesterdays candy and Jaffa cookies
  • small salad with cucumber, orange pepper, feta cheese and tomato

I surrendered myself to the pleasures of candy and chocolate like totally this week. How do I feel now?  Well, quite bloated actually and a bit heavy. I'm happy that I feel this way because the likeliness of this weeks splurge happening again is slim. Like I hope I'd be, haha. No, that's true though.
Into the new week I go, hope you have a great one! xoxo
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Friday, 21 July 2017

BF DOES MY VOICEOVER



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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

What's a Lapland Hotel doing in Tampere?

Visited Tampere and instead of choosing the hotel we normally do we chose Lapland Hotels.
Sounds weird right? A Lappish hotel in a city.
Well, that's at least what I thought. Decided to notch things up and take a suite.
So how did I like the hotel and our suite? Take a look below.



How gorgeous is the lobby? I love the details, the colours. Beautiful work.



I was very very pleased. Such an original decor, still comfy and Lappish themed. The suite has a separate toilet, and a 'uuge bathroom with sauna, two showers, and two sinks. 


And would you look at these door signs, they're just awesome.

In general, I think that hotel restaurants are meh but due to the hotel being so extra so far- into the restaurant Dabbal we went.


The, fantastic in my opinion, decor is continued in the restaurant and its menu. I chose a Dabbal's burger and my companion wanted to try the Fell menu (Tunturi menu).



Both got as appetizers home made breads, maltbread and unkneaded bread with dandelion served with brown butter with kuusenkerkkä (some special part/ thing from spruce which I can not find a translation to) and parsnip brown butter soup with rosemary.


Perch for him and glass of sparkling for me.


My burger and his entrecote. 


This tiny thing is a called a fresher. A birch sorbet to cleanse your palette.


For dessert rhubarb pudding with elderflower sorbet.
This meal was ah mazing. Our waitress for the evening was Oona, she was superb.


I slept well in our suite, I was happy with everything.


Breakfast is served in this gorgeous high ceilinged room with a three as a centerpiece. We ordered, the normal brekkie includes tea and/ or coffee, for extra 'special cafés' as we say in Finland. There's a chef ready to make your omelets just the way you want.

Overall this hotel and its decor are the coolest I've experienced in a long time. The meals were made with love and with respect to Lappish culture and from hand picked ingredients. The staff was just superb, every single one we met.

I've never been a fan of cold and snow but in a nice hotel like this in Lapland maybe the meeting Santa trip isn't impossible, xoxo

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Food Diary week 28

I need to eat better and more. I eat too little good food and too much sugary stuff. That's why I decided to start a diary about what I eat during a whole week.
Feels super embarrassing to write down/ take a picture everything down that I've eaten, maybe this will work. I'll have to pay more attention now.

Monday
  • latte
  • toast with avocado mayo, feta, and turkey slices
  • cherry tomatoes and mozzarella with balsamic
  • cucumber
  • honey melon and pomegranate
  • a bit of scrambled eggs with mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes
  • yogurt and granola
  • piccolo bottle of rosé
  • jacket potato with tunamelt and a small green salad
  • latte
  • Kingis ice cream
  • glass of prosecco
  • parsnip brown butter soup for starters
  • Brioche, Lappish beef from charcoal grill, cold smoked reindeer, smoky mayonnaise, cheddar, tomato, red onion and Lapland puikula fries
  • glass of white wine
Tuesday



Wednesday
  • latte
  • sandich with mozzarella, tomato and sundried tomato
  • yogurt drink and
  • energy drink
  • feta, tomato & tuna
  • crispbread with butter, pecorino and salami
Thursday
  • pizza with tuna, parmesan and arugula
  • ice cream
  • energy drink
  • small Pätkis chocolate bar
  • small DaCapo chocolate bar
  • small BisBis licorice bar
  • small SukuLaku licorice bar
  • pasta with tomato sauce and mozzarella
Friday



Saturday
  • Hesburger six nuggets and fries + coke
  • Nocco energy drink
  • Tupla chocolate bar
  • small Pätkis chocolate bar
  • small DaCapo chocolate bar
  • small BisBis licorice bar
  • small SukuLaku licorice bar
Sunday

  • sandwich with chicken breast, feta, tomato, lettuce and olive oil
  • latte
  • half a subway with tuna, cheese, lettuce, tomato, green pepper and a bit of mayo
  • a small bag of crisps
  • Moomin soda
Such a terrible week. Some days I got to eat super well and some days I only ate once and then the food was crap. Arrgh. I'm very much enjoying (some days hating) the See How You Eat Coach- app, it has loads of other features than just taking pictures of what you eat.
Happy that it's a new week, xoxo




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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Crepes kinda Sunday


Crepes on a Sunday and eating outside? Why not.

Crepes - serves four persons (2-3 crepes per)
  • 2,5 dl milk (whole organic milk)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2,5 dl (wheat) flour
  • a hint of salt
  • a hint of sugar
First mix the eggs and milk. 
Slowly, stirring the mix, add flour.
Add the salt and sugar.
 Let the dough rise 30-60 min in the fridge.
Stir the dough gently when you take it out.
Depending on your frying pan do you need to add butter etc before you start making the crepes.
Fry on one side and turn and fry the other side when the crepe is ready enough. 
Repeat until dough is gone and enjoy!


I eat my crepes with only strawberry jam nothing else added.



Some go crazy and add ice cream and jam.


Finished the desserts with some café. Some serious bromance going on this picture.
Hope you had a lovely Sunday, xoxo

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