I’ve just arrived to Amsterdam, and will be here until tomorrow and then head to Dusseldorf in the afternoon (by train mind you). Really cool hotel here, I must say:
Yesterday morning I arrived from five days in New York. We had some fantastic days with our North America team, doing some training and learning more about our business there from our super- colleagues!
I even managed to squeeze in some time to see friends over there- which is always the best thing! And we had Tex-mex food- so much nachos and guacamole- yummmm!!
I met Eli for drinks on Tuesday (after a work dinner) as she was in New York from Oslo with a friend- what a great coincidence- always the best of times with her ❤ !
Then on Wednesday I went to dinner with my colleagues – to a Texan restaurant where you get the meat and weigh it by the pound … and then some sides… I think I ate more sides- hehe.
On Thursday we had a really fun meeting with a scent company and got to see how they work and their offices in NYC- very interesting and inspiring!
In the afternoon when my colleagues had left to go back to Italy, I met up with my amazing Himani at her place ❤ I don’t think that’s the norm in New York- they always go out, but I figured- she’s Canadian and I’m Norwegian and we do go to each other’s homes (is it a cold country thing maybe..?), so it was all good ;)Always great to catch up with her- our lost girl from our girls trip to Antibes last weekend (she couldn’t join us, but was of course invited).
Later I met up with Brad who lives outside of the city but came in to meet me and to grab dinner with some of his friends after. Again- love catching up with these guys, and I’m so happy and grateful I get to!
Some snaps from New York- went to Hudson Yards- quite underwhelmed I must say!
I always run along the Hudson river when I am there, the best start of the day! Even got a bit of a rainbow one morning 🙂
Arrived in Milan Saturday early morning after leaving New York Friday afternoon. I even got 4,5 hours of sleep on the plane so I was ready to tackle what was ahead in the 36 hours I had in Milan: finish everything in the apartment until Gino gets back.
I had people coming to finish some lighting and putting up some pictures and I did all the finishing touches- went to Ikea, Leroy Merlin (equivalent to Home Depot- right?), decorated, cleaned and now it is all done and ready for Gino’s arrival- cannot wait for him to see it! I was absolutely done at 1am yesterday when I went to bed, but up again today to put the finishing touches on the apartment before I headed out to Malpensa airport and Amsterdam.
I left the apartment and had this ‘I’ve forgotten something’ feeling, but figured if I hadn’t packed it, I could survive without it knowing I had my passport and my wallet with me..
Got on the bus to go to the train station and just as the doors closed behind me, I realized I had left the windows open… hopped off (luckily just one short stop) ran back, closed everything and grabbed a taxi to the train station.. too close for comfort!
Looking forward to the next days! This- being out in the field, talking with our colleagues in the regions, is just so much fun!
And then- when I get back on Wednesday I am taking a week and a half off- cannot wait for some sea, sand, sun and seafood 👏👏👏
Happy Sunday and have a great week!