keep fighting

Jan 21, 2015


People always strive for progress. Change is inevitable; but it's important to stop and appreciate the person you are now. Sometimes we only pay attention to the person we want to be instead of who we are in this very moment. It's good to have a goal in mind, but don't forget about the amazing person you are in the present because you are on the right path.  — Minna

mmm what's that smell?

Jan 20, 2015


Here are my top five favorite perfumes:

1. Chanel Eau Fraiche
Feminine, floral, citrusy & fresh, with light woody undertones.

2. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
Clean & citrusy, with apple & woody undertones.

3. Marc Jacobs Daisy
Sweet & floral, with berry & woody undertones.

4. Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay
Deep, tart berries, with woody undertones.

5. Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit
Zesty & fresh, with some peachy undertones.

As you can see, i'm a sucker for citrus/floral scents. The one that seems to stand out though, would be the Jo Malone perfume which has the strongest woody scent out of all of them. The rest of them seem to be lighter and fresher, like you just walked through a field of flowers (and lemons). All of these scents tend to last throughout the day which I appreciate due to the fact that they are a bit pricey. Although, perfumes are one of the items I tend to splurge on. What is your favorite scent? I'd love to try some other ones!   — Minna 

say what you need to say

Jan 19, 2015


the starbucks reserve roastery

Jan 15, 2015


Starbucks recently opened a new special location in Capitol Hill (Downtown Seattle). It is a beautifully designed 15,000 square-foot space with a heavenly aroma. I was quite surprised when I entered the building because it was like a factory! It is a roasting facility, cafe, and a restaurant, with plenty of seating. You won't find any frappuccinos here; they have a unique menu available only at this location. I ordered the "Shakerato Bianco" which is a classic italian shakerato with a shot of fior di latte (aka sweet cream). Everything here was extra fancy, and I liked that. You'll definitely get a different vibe here compared to all the other Starbucks. Be sure to make a visit if you're in the area!   — Minna

do what you love

Jan 6, 2015


Remember to always do what you love, and share your love with others.   — Minna

tiffany & co. postcard project

Jan 5, 2015


Throughout December, I worked with Tiffany & Co. on another exciting project! It was for a social media campaign for their Instagram account. I was in charge of calligraphing postcards for their winners! You can read more about the project, and see more photos on my website!

chase your dreams

Jan 2, 2015


Happy 2015 everyone!  — Minna 

happy holidays

Dec 28, 2014


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! It is the last week of 2014! What will you be doing for the rest of the year?   — Minna

never give up

Dec 9, 2014


Some encouraging words for today!  — Minna

what to wear: winter

Dec 5, 2014


It's snowing in so many places already! Be sure to wear your warmest wool jacket, a cozy beanie, and a soft scarf. That's my daily uniform whenever I go out because if not, I feel like my face will freeze off! Hope you all have a happy friday!    — Minna 

wake up with a purpose

Dec 4, 2014


Whether it's big or small, we all have dreams... It's what encourages us to try our best, and allows us to believe that we can achieve something if we put in the effort. We should wake up everyday knowing that we are doing something that is bringing us closer to our goals.    — Minna

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