HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO SCOTLAND ?
Hippi Grace goes to GLASGOW in the early spring
What about a visit Glasgow and the West Coast of Scotland, just in time to see the snowflakes starting to bloom. We have both been students in this great city – some time ago. Now we where heading back to where we spent our fabulous student days. At the same time we decided to visit the west coast of Scotland and see one of the beautiful islands – Isle of Mull.
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We booked a low price ticket with Ryan Air to Edinburgh. Rented a car and drove to Glasgow. Had booked a flat to rent in the city centre, also at a fairly good price. Going back to Glasgow University – the 4th oldest university in UK, established in 1458. Stratchclyde University with its more modern history.
Glasgow offers a great opportunity for shopping. Buchanan street, down to Argyle Street. Along with a number of other places to visit. Museums – art galleries – the Charles Rennie MackIntosh school of art – his house or the MackIntosh tearoom…
AFTER GLASGOW WE HIT THE ROAD …TOWARDS
After a few days we hit the road and set off towards to LOCH LOMOND, driving through the beautiful landscape. You have to stop at the old Stone Pub – The Inverarnan Drovers Inn. Where the Norwegian students had some unforgettable parties during our Norwegian Student Weeks…
Nothing had changed – except for everything getting older. Though hard to discover since the pub opened its doors in 1705 for people travelling up and down the banks of Loch Lomond. A pub that has bore witness to many of the most historic events in Scottish history. The pictures speak for itself – and absolutely worth a visit.
In the old atmosphere you can feel the history, eating delicious food. You can also stay overnight and maybe you will meet some of the ghosts who is visiting.
HIPPI GRACE JUST LOVES HARRIS TWEED
When travelling the perfect combination is the Hippi Grace Tokyo which has the room for papers – documents – camera and extra lenses ++ Then Hippi Grace Barcelona with all the essentials when climbing in and out of the car is perfect. Suits your phone – wallet – keys – passport + some extra beauty details. This you can use as a crossover or just as a clutch. Always hanging on to your body.
THE Journey continues to Isle of Mull in our next issue of the blog…
WOW – what AN amazing trip to the UAE, visiting both Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Travelled to meet and work with my friend, photographer Line Moen, who is living in Abu Dhabi and working as dressage trainer for The Emirates Heritage Club.
MEET LINE MOEN
Line is the photographer for Hippi Grace summer 2015 collection of leather bags. She is also one of the models and we are really looking forward to show you the great pictures. Here is a little taste behind the scenes.
On our way to Al Ain, searching for the desert. We suddenly discovered the sandy hills and desert along the highway. Mia and I decided to explore and entered the first exit. Sometimes it is important to follow your intuition….
We could see the camel walking on the hills…..
Suddenly a little man was sitting on the hills, waving his hands and when we continued along the road, we could see a small camel farm. Where the sheppards where living in their tents. It was afternoon and the light started to be quite magic. We had to hurry in order to get all the shoots we had planned.
MEET MIA TÖRNING MILLER
Mia is living in Abu Dhabi and from Sweden. She is a friend of Line and is riding at the same club with Line. In addition Mia is working on her own business project. She is one of the model for the SS 2015 for Hippi Grace.
MEET CAROLINE S. TODLER
Caroline is working for Line, training the Arabian dressage horse. She is Norwegian and so good with the horses and camels. Have a look here.
I really want to give a big tribute to Norwegian – The Norwegian Airline company, who has been awarded the best Low-Cost Carrier for the second year in a row. The fabulous flight-deals they offer t/r Dubai. I had the pleasure of sitting next to a Swedish couple, who was on their way to visit their daughter in Dubai. They had been driving from Sweden to Oslo, in order to fly Norwegian and enjoy The Norwegian flight tickets at such good prices ! Check out their flights if you are looking for a place to visit and enjoy summer.
Thank you Mr Kjos ! We are admiring your company !
As we operate a small & lean business, we have to be careful with our expenses.
Thank you Line, Mia and Caroline for a fantastic photo shoot and brilliant photos.
BEING RESCUED IN THE END ..
In order to have a little excitement we ‘topped´ the photoshoot being rescued by these men, when our car was stuck in the sand, in the dark, in the desert ….No cars ! Suddenly a car appeared, they called for assistance and rescued us. We had the pleasure of listening to their car-stereo playing ‘The Fox’ – by the Norwegian group Ylvis – in the desert and serving us Seven Up !
Thank you Line – Mia – Caroline for an adventure we’ll never forget !
Go Hippi Go Grace !
One of the new trend colors is blue in Italian flannel leather. Supercool for the spring with colors or just your jeans shorts. The new Hippi Grace boots are now on its way to the shops. HAPPY SPRING FEELING
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In September we are sharing 2 of our new camera straps. We say – just pimp your camera, you can also change it during season or just with your mood…. A wild look with animal prints, fun with colors or a pure classic look ?
The fun part being an entrepreneur is a constant ‘hunt’ for ideas, you never know when the bright idea strikes you…
We are currently working on the collection for next autumn – doing the last changes on prototypes, checking color trends……& we have not yet launched the first collection for summer from Hippi Grace….
Therefore Hippi Grace is now being ‘dressed’ for winter AW 2013… with some beautiful soft leathers, wool and the extra little twist. We must admit it is a little hard to wait to show you all the new stuff which we hope you will like.
As the weather here in Norway is getting cold – we are in the right mood. Always carrying the notebook ‘saving’ the ideas and things to do…
We will soon show you the coolest italian boots for the spring. In the meantime enjoy this picture from last trip to Venice….
Go Hippi Go Grace …for the rest of the week !
Living in Norway you will never know for sure what type of summer you will get. Therefore it is a luxurious feeling knowing that you can travel by plane for 3 hours and you will have
a almost 100% SUN guarantee.
A new season is just around the corner…. we will have a little look back at a great trip to Mallorca.
We took off for Palma – picked up the rental car (good deals on the web – but always check if you have to pay for a full petrol thank or you can fill it yourself….)
Left the city and drove to the west coast of Mallorca. The tall mountains and the deep cliffs. Wow – what a beautiful place. First stop in Valdemossa for lunch… Dreaming of the clear water – a dip in the sea.
Checked in at hotel El Encinar Apartamentos – we had studied the web and the recommendations from the other guest. When they write that they are not that keen on giving recommendations because they want to keep it for themselves – we booked.
All apartments have a big balcony with a fantastic view in the front to the see and a second at the back towards the mountains. Great service and great breakfast every morning on the terrace with a beautiful view. More info at their website : www.hotelencinar.com
From the hotel there are some great opportunities for nice walks in the mountains.
Then we headed off for the beach to swim in the sea. On the west coast there are some hidden bays where it is so nice to swim and rest quietly – micro tourism . We searched through the ipad when we drove to a beautiful village in order to check out the seaside. This is part of the holiday – to go for a new experience in between and also go back to the best places we found.
Enjoying the colors and your skin getting tanned, filling up with d-vitamines – and a lot of walking or exercising.
Enjoying the delicious tapas or find a good Italian restaurant is always a success with the kids. In Deia there are a lot of really good restaurants to recommend. A little village which is so beautiful. A place I would love to get back to and stay in one of the small hotels on the hill – quietly.
A little hostel with a little garden and serving fresh orange juice walking on the hills with my camera.
Dreaming of maybe once renting a house just on the edge of the cliffs… looking like this…
Or you can visit the other side of the island on the east coast – Cala Pi is also a beautiful place and very popular, so be early if you want a good place on the beach. Here it is 100% pure sand.
We had a drive of about 20 minutes to Palma where we lived. Wow – what a city – this needs a blog report in itself. Mallorca is such an interesting island – hope sincerely to be able to come back. A lot of memories to dream of during the new season.
Enjoying this sunset during the evening if we managed to get back to the hotel in time.
Understand how the Norwegian painter Munch was inspired.
We hope you have had a nice summer or is enjoying your summer holiday at the moment. Mallorca is highly to recommend and we hope to come back.
We are ´running´ into autumn and preparing the deliveries for autumn collection.
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GO HIPPI GO GRACE !
Norway is celebrating the 150th Anniversary tribute to the famous Norwegian Painter, Edvard Munch. I have had a fantastic opportunity too see the great film about
Sometime one has to get outside your everyday comfort zone to discover something new. Being in Italy on a business trip, I had the great pleasure of learning more about the famous Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch, with Friends at an Italian event! F.A.B
The Norwegian Consulate and Mrs Serena Guarini arranged an online presentation of Edvard Munch. Thank You !!!
His paintings are so ‘actual’ more than 100 years after they where made.. You can read more about what is happening in 2013, and the celebration of his work here; www.munch150.no.
A plan is to visit the new exhibition at Munch Museet in Oslo, to see such an extensive collection of his work.
Was thinking about him at the sunset in Mallorca.