Since the beginning of the year we supposed to go to the Roux with my papa, for blinis and yesterday, we finally went, mainly because the mini blinis with roes and sour cream were the only blini dish left at the menu. I have ever eaten blinis even tough my mom and her friend make them sometimes. And gosh they were delicious. Crispy but soft inside with tree types of roes and Cava, of course. We ordered few extra blinis and after that were full enough to just order dessert.The legendary Chocolate trilogy has been on the menu since the beginning but I have ever taken it before. Chocolate desserts are not usually my favorites but how could I resist chocolate fondant? The dessert was heaven on earth and I was ready to die. I understand very well why people almost lost their tempers when they tried to take the chocolate trilogy off from the menu. The combo of chocolate fondant, chocolate marquise and white chocolate mousse with strawberry sauce was perfect. The common problem still is you usually don’t have any room for it – the chocolate trilogy is a quite big dessert after serval courses of delicious dishes.

If you like good quality food and the best service you can imagine the Roux is the place to go in Lahti.

 

Love,

       Aaro

I bought this coat about a year ago for my penkkari costume. I dressed up for my version of Cruella de Vil and the fur(faux) was only coat to wear. After that, the coat laid on my wardrobe until last fall I started to use it when I took the dog out. The coat is long and warm and perfect to throw on and go to the midnight walks. I liked how the coat moved and felt so I tried it with few outfits and it worked very well. I started to use it and it was perfect for the cold winter days. It was an easy way to update basic white t-shirt and jeans combo to more trendy look. The coat started many conversations and my friends offered to buy it and I had to say no, hah

Now it is time to say see you soon and pack the Leopard with my other winter coats and clothes and take them down to the basement to wait next fall. Luckily there is a new spring coat to replace the empty spot of the leopard.

 

Love,

                Aaro

It is since forever I last time have written anything. It feels awful, like writing and publishing the first posts for the first time, and kind of I am. If you are on aaroforssell.blogspot.fi this will be the last post you will ever read here. I have finally moved to my domain so click here to switch to the new blog. This is not a fresh start really, I don’t want it to be.  Moving to the WordPress have been on my mind few years now and finally, I made it. I am working with something I started years ago so all the old post will be available and I actually have revealed even more of the old posts for you to read.  I believe starting things again and again will just lead to nothing. We need to make things already existing work like Tim Gun would say -to reach what we want and already have started. There is no reason to hide the past. So if you still are on aaroforssell.bloggspot.fi, click the link, NOW!

You are on aaroforssell.fi, right? Good. Wasn’t that quick? The transforming tough was nor fast or easy at all. Even tough I have installed the WordPress and it works pretty well now on, there is awful lot to do with the layout, categories and archives to start with -the website is not ready yet. I’m sure it never will be. I think blogging is work-in-progress and when the blog reaches the point of the ultimate perfection it is time to stop blogging and start doing something else. I believe that the layout tough can be perfect and mine is not there yet, but I just couldn’t wait it anymore. And why would I?

I’ve been full of inspiration since the December but I haven’t written or published even pictures I have shoot with my friends.  I wanted to manage the move first and then start posting when the website would be perfect. Nothing is ready yet but I just can’t wait anymore. I’m still creating the layout and sites but I want to post and write. And end this break I was not supposed to have. I have been edited this post already few days now. Like I wrote before: it feels like writing the first post. I know this feeling will pass in soon when I get back to the ”normal” posting. Normal in dittos because I don’t have any certain schedule, never have had and probably never will have.

My original plan was to launch the aaroforssell.fi at the beginning of 2017, but I messed it up with the domain registration to WordPress: I created wordpress.com not wordpress.org blog and account (for the ones who doesn’t know, there is a major distance between those two platforms). With hours of sweat and days of fight, I managed to transform everything, including the original blog from blogger to the WordPress.org. I know it wouldn’t be that hard if I would have read more or have asked help from someone to do these easy things and I saved a lot of time and nerves, but I wanted to do everything by myself. I tried even to code the theme few weeks but with my skills, wich are terrible,  it was a bad idea so I ended up buying very customizable theme I have worked with. There is a terrible lot to do,  but for now I am happy with the chaos I have. Later when I have time I maybe will learn to code the website or hire someone to do it, so it could be 100% my own.

Love,

            Aaro

The year 2016 has come to its end and I want to share the best moments of the year with you, like everyone else does. It was fun to write and search the pictures for this post and remember what I’ve done during the year. I can say I had great year and I am happy how I spent it.

Blogging

I have to start with blogging. During the year my blog has become more important for me. It’s become a bit more personal and it will continue its growing, just like me. There has been ups and downs but overall I couldn’t be happier. I will write a proper post about how this year went here on my blog and how I reached the goals I set at the begging of the year.

Photography

I have to mention photography too even though this isn’t certain highlight, I have had the great moments in front and behind the lens. I always loved to take pictures but during the year I have really started to enjoy about beeing in front of the camera. It’s not that awkward and uncomfortable anymore. I don’t care about people passing, I don’t think about them at all. In a busy street I might first feel a bit shy but when the pictures look great, I forget all that and start slaying. I don’t care about the people stopping to stare or saying rude comments like ”do you have to take those pictures here?” (obviously, daah) doesn’t effect me anymore. The next step is to get more flexible with the camera and update the posing game.

Penkkarit

The day I’ve been waiting since forever. In Finland, our high school ends in February when we start to prepare and study hard for the Matriculation Examination – the finals. There are lots of traditions but the biggest is Penkakri day when abiturients(seniors) dress up, with or without themes, throw candy in the school and troll everything. Then we all get int the lorries and drive around the city and throw more candy to the parents and everyone who has come to watch us. That was one of the best days of the year, and probably one of the best in my life as well. There is the picture of me and few of my friends dressed up as family DeVil #squadDeVil4ever! (I have that leopard coat, and will wear it during the winter, can’t wait to get some outfit shot and shared with you guys.)

Graduation

Something I had waited so long. Even tough Paenkkarit was the day I waited for my whole childhood the graduation day was still more important for me. Even tough I loved high school and it was one of the best years of my life, for now, the graduation was always in my mind. The day was perfect all my family and relatives came to celebrate me to our home and I spent the evening in the city with my friends and all other new graduates students of my city. Such a memorable day.

Picnic with my Friends

The spring and summer were time to spend it with my friends before they left schools around Finland and the world. At the beginning of July I went to the army and after that, I have had hardly any time to see anyone. Picnics was definitely the summer 2016 thing and it will be in 2017 as well. Nothing can be any better than an afternoon in the park, with great food, drinks and the best of people. In midsummer, we went to the harbor and had a quite lavish brunch with real plates of course and food from strawberries to the fries from Mc’Donalds.

Stockholm

I was Stockholm twice this year. Once at the cruiser with all seniors of my high school and it was amazing – last time together with the best people. Of course, it was memorable and one of the highlights of the year, but the real highlight was in November when I took a flight to Stockholm (first time abroad alone) to take the högskoleprovet. I didn’t get the best scores but that wasn’t my pan tough. I went there for vacation and well, to see how the exam is and now I’m really started preparing for the same exam I will do in April. I fell in love with Stockholm and can’t wait to get back there in spring.

December

I feel the December is always the ultimate grand finale of the year with Christmas, New Year’s Eve and in my case: my birthday, hah. The whole month of December feels magical with the Christmas hype, I love.

Love,
        Aaro

End of the year means always going trough the past year. I have written a post about the highlights of the year 2016 and I will post it later tomorrow. Today it’s time to go trough four of my favourite outfits from each season of this year. It was great to make these collages and remember what I had worn during the year. We can notice the black trench coat was my favourite item of clothing, at least the most worn one. I have many other overcoats and jackets but somehow I just wore the black trench over and over again. It just go with everything, no matter what I have on, the trench makes it look great and I’m ready to go.
In Spring I obviously was in love with blue jeans, I still am. Blue is definitely my favourite colour when it comes to the clothing. Navy has to be my favourite, but I love the brighter shades as well. I’m obsessed with these light colours, to be honest colours overall. Somehow it is still quite hard to wear colours during the darkest times of the year. Is it because all the warm clothes just append to be colourless and dark or because that’s what we are used to put on?

Summer 2016. I went to the army and cut my hair. You can see the great difference between the first and the rest of the pictures, I like it. even tough I’m growing my hair back, I am so happy that I cut it to the  short cut and I can promise that one day I will do it again. It look very sharp don’t you think? As you can see I love to wear jackets on my shoulders. I had pictures on that denim jacket on my shoulders as well, haha. In summer this is quite practical. It’s windy or get cold in evening but not too war as it would bee women properly. There you can see the hang of my hair. I realy like it in these tree pictures Reetta took one afternoon at the end of summer. I just love em.

Unfortunately when the September comes with cooling temperatures our outfits starts to get darker and darker just like the light of the day. I have quite strong opinion about the color black but obviously I still wore it quite much. Back coat or jeans are fine, but all-in-black is not my style. I love colors and want to wear them more in coming year, black is great and easy, but boring as well. Lucily there is some color in the flower shirt and Gucci scarf I wore to death during the autumn months. I promise you will see those so much more in coming spring/summer

 

December came with the snow and it inspired me to shoot winter outfits one afternoon with Iina. Even these has a bit Christmas vibes I woul wear sill these. Iina so why not publish them as well?

You can spot the same black trench coat again, but I haven’t were it that much this season as last. Back jeans I have had on almost everyday and thats something will change. . Luckily there is more color, and will be in the future. I am just so boarded to black. Black is fine, but it doesn’t inspire me. Last weekend I went trough my clothes and I promise there will be everything else but black coming.

 

Love,
       Aaro