I must admit, I didn’t realise that it was Monday today.
I finished school on Friday so my mind has been on vacation mode.. Back home in Iceland which is always nice :)

For those who have been following my Monday posts know how I feel about this picture above. Its such a good reminder.  Mental health is just as important as physical health

Hope you had a lovely Monday !

x hilrag.



Third book I read of the year is called Your second life begins when you realize you only have one
I read it in Icelandic tho (info here)

Its a heart warming feel-good book but at the same time makes you reflect on your own life and how you are living it. I loved it

x hilrag.



Eyescream and friends was one of the few things I had pinned down in my Barcelona folder before I moved here
(for those who don’t know I had never been to Barcelona before I moved) and almost two years later I tried it (!)

I would try something else but the strawberry flavour next time (bf had the chocolate it was yummy!) You choose a flavour of shaved ice cream and two kinds of toppings. I mean…  IT HAS EYES ON IT, what not to love?! EYES CREAM.. get it ? ha?!

Would totally recommend – specially if you are travelling with kids ;)

x hilrag.





Came across these “rules” Good reminder for all of us ♡

Happy Monday !

01  Make peace with your past, so it won’t disturb your present 

02 What other people think of you is no none of your business 

03 Time heals almost everything, give it time 

04 No one is in charge of your happiness except you 

05 Don’t compare your life to others and don’t judge them, you have no idea what their journey is all about 

06 Stop thinking too much, its alright not to know the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it 

 07 Smile, you don’t own all the problems in the world

x hilrag. 



Since we had an extra day off yesterday I decide to do the Monday post today instead

Like this sentence above, sometimes you can have bad days but being able to see the some sort of beauty or positivity in it is good quality but also at the same time takes a lot of practice to master (working on it…;-)

Hope you had a nice extra Sunday!

Time to s l a y

x hilrag.




I did an interview with an online magazine called SA about my fav places in Barcelona, it has been translated to Bulgarian on the website but I thought it would be nice to share my answers in English (including links!) with you here also..  Hope you enjoy

x hilrag.


How long you’ve been living in Barcelona and what are you doing in here? Almost two years and I am taking a BA degree in Fashion Marketing & Communication at IED Barcelona. 

Which is the best season visit the city according to you? In my opinion spring is wonderful, because the sun is starting to shine but its not to hot. Perfect to explore the city. 

How will you describe the energy (atmosphere) of the city? Vibrant but at the same time relaxed. The is a lot happening but at the same time people here are very chilled, which I love. 

What about the local culture you like the most? The concept of siesta, I’ve never been living in a country where it is socially acceptable for grown ups to take a nap during the day. 

Which are your favourite F&D places here? 

Ikibana for fusion and sushi fine dining
Pura Vida for the best Moscow mule and amazing South American food
Cafe Tenderette for their in house mojitos
Sil’s cakes for delicious cakes and cookies
Cafe Tropico for amazing brunch
Parking Pizza – the best pizza in Barcelona
Rabipelao for south american street food and relaxed vibes. 

Which are your favourite places for a walk?  I love to hike to bunkers above Parc Güell, stroll along the beach and explore the Gothic area. 

What is trendy at the moment in the city? Since Barcelona is such a big city and with so many different styles there is sort of the concept of “everything goes” 

Which are the top three things anyone to do/try when visiting Barcelona for the first time? Visit Sagrada Familia (although is very touristy – its totally worth it.) Walk to Bunkers or Tibidabo. Sit at some placa and eat patatas bravas with a glass of sangria and watch the life in Barca. 

Final question – which is your most favourite thing to do here? Since I come from Iceland I find it amazing to live in a city where I have the beach so close to me! 


PS. If you would like to see more posts about Barcelona, pls click on the heart below ♡