Friday, March 12, 2010

INGO: Hotel Edition

Going out in a foreign country is fun, but it has it's down sides too.
Sometimes you're jet lagged.
Sometimes you don't feel like "meeting new people."
Sometimes you don't feel like being an outsider.
Guess what's really fun, always no matter what?
Especially if it's kind of nice! (or really nice)
Especially if it's free!
Especially if there's a bathtub, a window that opens, and a chandelier that hangs over the bed.
Maybe there's a good movie on?
Maybe you can order hot chocolate room service?
Maybe you can ask for extra pillows?

[Wearing: navy turtled-neck from Uniqlo, vintage thermal underwear from thrift.]

I'm Sweden for work and it's VERY COLD. I have jet lag and have been working all day. I had a good day and even hit the streets for a minute, but I slipped out so I could enjoy so hotel life. I love hotels. I'd live in one if I could afford it.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

An Evening Delight: Tub Time

Oh look at this regular closet. It's just a boring old closet...
Or is it??? Let's open the door and find out.
My tiny apartment has a few quirks, one of them being that I don't have a "bathroom." Instead I have a "toilet room" (aka "The Terlet Room") and a bathtub/shower behind these lil doors next to my bed/kitchen sink. (That's right. Just one sink where I wash both my dishes AND face). I make the best out of the situation and I know that one day when I move to a grown up apartment, I will look back at this with warmth in my heart.
But most of the time it kinda sucks.
Taking a bath is a great activity for when it's cold out and you wanna stay in. I love all kinds of bubbles and salts. I bring a dry washcloth in so I can easily flip the pages on my NY magazine or smoke a cig. EXTRA FUN: TURN THE PHONE OFF.