Exploring Lyngør Island

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We have been exploring South Norway and Lyngør Island this weekend. Kinda sad that Norwegian summer is coming to an end already. We had a morning dip this morning and the ocean is already getting cooler.


Lyngør Island is one of my favorite islands. The island used to be a stop for the sailors, and the old sail maker house is now a restaurant. They are serving pizzas, and fresh Norwegian sea food! Really recommend to visit this place next summer. Its season based, so the restaurant is only open during the summer months.


For those who are interested in exploring Lyngør in Norway, I already wrote a mini guide under ¨Travel.


Hope you all had an amazing weekend!


Best, Eline S.

Wearing - Tiger top - Revolve (Super Down) - Shirt - The Kooples - Bag - Ysl - Bracelets - Market in Marrakech - Headband - Beck Sodergaard - Shoes - Hermes - Neckles - Market NYC and market in Santorini - Sunnies - Celine

Stripes on stripes

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I can't get enough of Norway this summer. It feels like I appreciate Norway another way after living in a noisy city like NYC, It is a huge difference. 
Some of my Norwegian friends living in NYC visiting Norway gets bored after a few days. They think it is too quiet and boring. I truly enjoy the quietness, waking up to the sound of the waves and not waking up by cars and ambulances feels relaxing. I really feel grateful for all my traveling, but there is no place like home.


My American friends say that I should be an ambassador for Norway, maybe cause I brag a bit too much about how amazing nature is here. Anyway, it seems like my bragging made many people I know curious, this summer a bunch of my friends from Florida visited Norway and went hiking in Lofoten! They had an amazing time. A few of them texted me after that they wanna move here!


Thats probably one of the good things about social media, people get to share amazing nature experiences there. Norway got so many hidden pearls and places people wouldn't know of without that one Instagram account they follow from Norway that makes them wanna go there and explore.


I hope you all have a good week. I am super excited to spend the weekend with my two girlfriends in Kragerø. I really don’t want this summer to end!


Best, Eline Syrdalen

Wearing - Blazer - Flynn Skye - Pants - Flynn Skye - Shoes - Zara - bag - ysl - Sunnies - Zero UV

Denim on denim - Reklame

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I love timeless pieces. When packing for summer I always bring simple denim pieces. It feels like denim goes with everything, especially for Norwegian summer where people dress more casual. It's easy to dress a denim dress up or down for whatever you feel like. I love this basic denim dress from Revolve. The dress is tight but super stretchy, so feels comfortable. For a more casual look, I wear it with an oversized vintage denim jacket.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Best, Eline S

Wearing - Denim dress - Revolve (NBD)- earrings - Amber Sceats - hair clips - Amber Sceats - denim Jacket - Vintage - Bag - Ysl

Norwegian summer

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The last few days have been including long walks in the woods picking blueberries, sand volleyball, swimming in the ocean and BBQing. In my opinion, nothing can beat the Norwegian summer when the weather is like this! Hope you all enjoy vacay as much as I do.


Best, Eline S.

Wearing - Top - Revolve (super down) - Skirt - Chio Swimwear - Hat - Free People - Sunnies - Zero UV

Cabin Lyfe in South Norway

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Most people would probably not believe me at first, but I love spending time alone, in nature, getting dirty and sweaty. Preferably not shower in a few days and just swim in the ocean. This makes me feel connected, alive and back to my roots. I appreciate home more then I have ever done before. Maybe gratitude comes with age, or just the fact that being able to miss things you might take for granted, make you more grateful in general. For me spending time in nature is the best way to connect and charge up my batteries.

I am feeling energized after spending some time in South Norway again.
Hope you all have a lovely summer and take some time to do the things you love!


All best, Eline S.

Wearing - Sneakers - Adidas - bucket hat - UCLA - cross back body - REVOLVE (Superdown) - UV - Sweat pants - Adidas

Swim Week ended with a hospital visit

I'm usually never happy to leave Miami. But this time I’m excited to come back to Norway. I do feel like I am missing out on a lot of things by leaving Norway in July month. I do miss everyone back home now, so I’m super excited to go back. In my opinion, it is disgusting warm and humid in Florida now. I don’t understand people who plan their vacation here in July. If it wasn't for work I wound never decide to spend time here now. With that being said I had a great experience with Swim Week. And leaving filled with impressions and positive thoughts.



I got some bad luck with my health the last few days. Because of struggling with a virus for a while I have been drinking a ton of water during the intake of antibiotics because the doctor told me to drink a lot of fluids. I honestly never heard of water poisoning before. The whole experience was pretty scary and dramatic, even tho if it just seems a bit odd to get poisoned from water.



I felt like I was gonna blackout, my entire body was shaking and could bearly stand on my own feet when the ambulance picked me up. I was really scared, especially since I was all alone. When I got to the hospital I got good taken care of. They figured out that I had water intoxication. This occurs when the amount of salt and other electrolytes in your body become too diluted. Hyponatremia is a condition in which sodium (salt) levels become dangerously low. My electrolytes dropped too low too quickly. This can cause brain damage and in the worst case death.



Thank god I took action and asked for help. I honestly felt ashamed to reach out at first, but extremely glad I did. Remember, no one knows your body better then you do. When you feel something is not how it should be, never be ashamed to ask for help before its too late.



For anyone visiting the USA, my best advice to you; Always make sure you have your health insurance on track. If something happens to you during your stay, and you don’t have one you could end up spending your entire bank account on medicines and doctor visits. Unfortunately It is not the same kind of health care system as we have in Norway.



I'm feeling much better now and am excited to go back home. Hope you have a good start of your week.



Stay hydrated guys, but everything in modiration ;-) Lesson learned!



Best, Eline S

Wearing - Green dress - urban outfitters

Pink tights - Nike - White sports top - Nike - Sneakers - Adidas

Antibes -> Miami

After spending some spontaneous days in Antibes, I flew to Miami for some jobs I have here during Miami Swim week. I have been pretty excited for it, since its my first year experiencing Swim Week ever! I have always been avoiding going to Miami this time of year, because of the heat waves and also because its the best time of year to be in Norway and Europe.

I have to be honest and say Its not as glamorous as it looks on my insta story. Especially because I have been sick since I got here.
I forced myself to do a few of the castings, which I think made the sickness worse. With 500 girls sweating in the lines and hours of waiting, its been some pretty challenging days for everyone being a part of it. Anyway Im grateful to have the opportunity be here. Thankfully Im already pre booked for a few shows and Im really looking forward to do them!


Hope you all enjoy summer and take some time off work.

Best, Eline S




Wearing - Dress - Zimmerman - Hat - Free people - Bag - Ysl
Wearing - Bikini - H&M - Hat - Zara - Beach bag - handmade from market in Marrakech
Jewelry - Market in NYC - Market in Santorini and Vintage - Wing ring - Lorange Design

Happy 4th of July America - Reklame

Happy 4th of July all American friends out there! There is no better way to celebrate it than on the water with a dip in the ocean, followed up with some fresh sea food.

Just a little tb from Miami earlier this year. Cant wait to be back for Swim week just in a few days from now.


<3 Best, Eline S

Wearing - Dress - Chio Swimwear - Hat - Free People - Sunnies - Zero UV - Necklace - Vintage

Sleepless nights. -In collaboration with Chio Swimwear


Nothing can ever beat Norwegian summers when the weather is as good as it has been this weekend.
The days are long, and the nights are short. It's hard to go to sleep when it doesn't feel like night, especially when my head is still in NYC time zone.

I'm getting ready for Miami Swim week in less than a week. Kinda sad to leave so soon, but even more thankful for the time I get to spend home. I will probably spend most of August in Europe too and take some time off, which I'm super excited about!

Since Miami swim week is just around the corner, I'm trying to be as healthy as I can this week. (Will update more healthy recipes this summer)!
Which means no late-night snacking, chips or alcohol for me. Its my first time doing Swim week, so not sure what to expect.

I'm excited about a new experience and to see model colleagues from around the world. It will be a social week for sure!

Hope you all enjoy summer :-)

Best, Eline S

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Wearing - Shellfish Dress - Chio Swimwear - Shoes - Zara - Wallet on chain - Ideal of Sweden - Sunnies - Oliver Peoples

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Goodbye New York

The last few weeks in NYC have been mad hectic with work and things to get done before leaving for summer. Thats why I haven’t really had time to update much here with food recipes, guides etc.

I just got back to Norway and reflecting a bit on my last few years in the states, as my 01 Visa expires soon. And soon starting a new progress of replying for another 01 Visa.


Living and working in a city like NYC, with so many different people from different cultures have deffinately made me grow as a person. One thing I have learned about New Yorkers; they are extreamly open minded, hard working and passionate, no matter what they are doing. Thats probably what New York does to you. With so many hard working people and competition you kind of have to be willing to learn and open your mind to grow.


Spending time in the states has opened my mind in so many ways. Being from a little country like Norway, with a completly different mind set has been challenging at first. Norwegian mentality is much more close minded, cold and sceptical. In Norway we often feel that Americans can be fake and over the top, but in my opinion that’s kind of the great thing about Americans. In NYC no one judges you, you can be who ever you want to be, dress how you wanna dress and look how you wanna look. For me it has been healthy to force myself out of the comfort zone. To see things from a different angel, have made me much more present and thankful for the little things I used to take for granted when I grew up.


Im back in Norway feeling grateful for everyone I have met on my journey. I have made friends all over USA and memories for life.


I wish you all a great week! I’m beyond excited to drive to South Norway and spend some quality time with my loved ones.


X, Eline S.

Some snaps from my last few weeks in the city.

Snake blouse - Zara - Sunnies - Zero UV
Black Cross back top - Revolve - Ear rings - Amber Sceats - Denim skirt - Levis
All white - t shirt - Rag And Bone - Sneakers - Nike - Bag - Helmer - skirt - Zara - sunnies - Oliver Peoples
Workout - all - J. Lindeberg - Sunnies - Oakley

NYC Summer - In collaboration with Amber Sceats

My week started pretty lazy, as everyone take the weekend including Monday and some even Tuesday off here in the US for Memorial weekend.

Memorial weekend is for remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces - and has nothing to do with partying, even tho that’s what most people do!


Here in NYC, lots of people go upstate, to the Hamptons for long weekends. I was super excited to finally go away for a few days, but got a fever the day before leaving so had to cancel the entire trip. So bummed to miss out.


Anyway I had some nice and lazy days off here in the city, met up with my Norwegian girlfriend and some of her friends for her birthday! We had lunch at Catch, and the food there is great. Especially for the sushi and sea food lovers. They have vegetarian and gluten free options too and there is always a good vibe there. It ended up being a pretty short week after all.


Next week starts my crazy work scudule. Working for a client here in NYC that I worked with a few times before, so I know its a good crowd of people.
That always helps when you know you have some long days ahead. At least I have the weekends off, and hopefully the weather will stay nice!:-)

Im finishing up my lunch and stopping by the agency before wrapping up this week.


Have a great weekend you all!


All best, Eline S

Wearing - Dress - Zara - Sunnies - Oliver Peoples - Ear rings - Amber Sceats - Heals - Zara - Hand chain - Nangi jewelry - Belt - Zara

Denim on denim -Memorial weekend

NYC is heating up fast, from being freezing and miserable to warm summer days, Personally I prefer spring or fall in this city. Summers here are just way too warm. Thank god we’ve got air condition in the apt!

This weekend Im going away with some American girlfriends for memorial weekend and to celebrate one of my girlfriends birthday, upsate in NYC. I have never been and really excited to leave NYC for a few days.
When you have been in the city for a little too long, it becomes draining instead of giving you the energy boost. At least for me. I can’t wait to get some fresh air and see the nature again. Its not gonna be like Norway, but heard the nature is beautiful up there. I really miss Norway now, and can’t wait to go back for summer and see everyone! Until my jobs are done here in the city, I will enjoy rooftops and try to explore some new parks over the weekends.

Wish you all a beautiful weekend, get some fresh air and love life.

Best, Eline S

Wearing - Denim jacket vintage - Jeans - vintage Levis - Hair tie - Free people

Red & White. - In collaboration with Helmer Bags

Hope everyone had a great week and weekend.
NYC have been rainy and pretty miserable lately, but then it finally lightened up for the 17th of May.


17th of May is a huge celebration day in Norway where Norwegians celebrate the day our country got its own constitution. Kinda sad to be missing out on such a fun day in my home country, but Im pretty used to missing out on it. I was working all day on a lifestyle shoot in the streets of NYC. Thankfully it was sunny, warm and nice out all day.


Been spending all weekend outside in the beautiful weather with friends. Thats one of the greatest things about summer in a big city, everyone become so happy, spontaneous and energetic. Ended the weekend with a slow Sunday morning, met up with a girlfriend for coffee and had a long walk on Hudson River. Now getting excited for the next GOT episode, can’t wait!


Im proud to be collaborating with Helmer bags; an English eco friendly brand.
Follow the instructions on my latest instagram to win your own Helmer bag.
These bags are handmade and comes in all different styles and summer fresh colors.
Winner will be picked next week.
Good Luck!


X, Eline S

Wearing - Helmer bags - sneakers - Nike - Socks - Cubus - T-Shirt - Rag and Bone - Shirt - Zara - Sunnies - Zero UV - Belt - Gucci

Wrapping up another busy week in NY

Wrapping up a busy week here in NYC. This week an old friend of mine had a huge birthday celebration with dinner and a following party at Marquee, one of the biggest night clubs here in NY. So many good friends were there, and people flew in from all over. Jonathan is one of the Marquee owners, and he and his girlfriend always do something big for his birthday.


I was working the following day, so didn’t go crazy. Only a few drinks for dinner and stopped by the club for 15 min before I went home to get some rest. .
The following day I did two shows in one day. Loved working with this beautiful girl @MeganIrminger (in the pictures). So many talented designers and creative people backstage at this show. Lots of fun to work when you love your outfit and on top of it get to work with friends.


Btw, check out my favorite matcha place, Cha cha matcha (if your are in NYC, or planning to visit soon).
-They have the cutest pink design cafe and amazing, tasty matcha. Especially if you combine it with a good chocolate!


Wish you all a great weekend. I will be baby sitting for my girlfriend tomorrow and am actually super excited to spend my entire weekend with them.


X, Eline S

Rooftop season -NYC

Hey guys. From now on Im starting to write everything in English. Its just easier for both parts, instead of two different texts every time. I feel like most Norwegians are pretty good in English in general. Since English is not my first language, you have to excuse my vocabulary and falses here and there.


The weather here in NYC is so unreliable in these days, on day its sunny and warm and the next its cloudy and cold. Typical time of year when everyone gets sick, because you never know what to wear. When the sun is out, it is amazing tho. People go out, invite friends over to their rooftops for bbq, chill out in the parks or enjoy a beer in the sun.


I started antibiotics yesterday for my bronchitis. This is what happens when you live in Nyc. Im usually never sick, but every time I'm in NYC I get something. Probably the stress, combined with the pollution here.
Thank god I have my insurance on track! Hopefully I get 100% before my job starts from Wednesday on,
Forcing myself to take it easy the next few days.


Hope you all had a great weekend and a good start of the new week!
Adding on some pics from the last week here.


X, Eline S

Wearing - Swimsuit H&M - Gold bracelet - Paul Hewitt
Wearing - Pants - Zara - Top - Verge Girl - Sunglasses - ZeroUV

Edition Hotel Times Square Opening and weekend vibes in NYC

Håper alle har kost seg i helgen. 


NYC er som vanlig busy og det skjer mye her om dagen, så selv om jeg har blitt forkjølet, har jeg  ikke hatt tid til å være syk nå! Lørdagen tilbragte jeg med en svensk venninne som er i NYC. Vi trente sammen, skravlet hull i hodet på hverandre og catchet opp om alt og ingenting. 


Ebony er svensk og en av mine aller nærmeste modell kollegaer. Vi er veldig like på mange måter. Hun er en skikkelig stå på jente med bein i nesa. Jeg kjenner få som jobber så hardt og som er så positiv som henne. Jenter som henne inspirerer meg til å bli bedre! 


Lørdagen var vi invitert på åpningen av det nye Edition Hotel, på Times Square. En herlig middag, etterfulgt av ett spektakulært danse show. Hotellet var utrolig lekkert, maten var god og showet var sinnsykt imponerende. - Gåsehud! Det ble en tidlig kveld på oss, ettersom vi begge måtte være opplagte til søndagen. 


Søndag morgen sto jeg tidlig opp, lagde meg en havregrøt og en stor kopp med deilig kaffe. Søndag er egentlig min favoritt dag; ikke gjøre noe som helst. Men når man jobber freelance har man ikke alltid muligheten til å ta fri på søndager. Jeg hadde en fitting/prep for en hår kampanje jeg har booket her i NYC som jeg hadde call time til klokken 12:00. Dette skulle egentlig bare ta 2 timer, men endte opp med å bruke hele søndagen. Heldigvis lot de meg beholde min naturlige hårfarge, takk gud! 


Jeg pleier egentlig å si nei til hårjobber, fordi de ofte ødelegger håret veldig. I og med at jeg er naturlig blond, er jeg alltid redd for at noen skal messe opp fargen min. Resultatet ble en shine shampoo og en blåshampoo, kun for å tone ned gultonene litt i håret. Også en lett trim. Jobben er ikke før om en uke, så det blir spennende. Jeg skrev under på en kontrakt om at de sto fritt til å redigere hårfargen min på selve bildet. -Tenk at de faktisk gjør det! Det er faktisk ofte sånn det er på jobb. Sist gang jeg gjorde en stor hår kampanje, brukte de ikke engang produktet de reklamerte for.. I tillegg hadde jeg håret fullt av extentions.. Så folkens, pictures do lie!

Ønsker dere alle en fin ny uke og god
Påske!

Eline S




English

Hope everyone had an awesome weekend!


I got a cold, but dont really have time to take it easy. It so much going on right now, so no time for being sick. I spent Saturday with my Swedish girlfriend who is in NYC right now. We worked out together, talked the shit out of each other, and watched up on all and nothing.


Ebony Anderberg is one of my closest friends from the industry. We are the same kind of people in many ways. She is a hard working girl, who knows where she is standing. . I honestly don’t know many people who works as hard as she does. She is always positive. Girls like her inspire me to be better!


On Saturday we were invited to the opening of the new Edition hotel at Times Square. An amazing dinner, followed up with a spectacular show. The hotel was really elegant, the food was delicious and the show was beyond impressing. - Goodbums material.
We had an early night, because w both had work to do on Sunday.


Sunday morning, I got up aroound 10. Made myself an oatmeal and a big cup of fresh coffee. Sundays are ususally my favorite day to do nothing at all. But everyone who works as a freelance knows you dont always have a normal weekend. I had a fitting/prep for a hair campaign I have booked here in NYC. My call time was at 12, and it was suppose to be done in 2 hours. That didn’t happen, I ended up spending my entire day in that hair salon. Thank god they didn’t change my hair colour!


I usually say no to do hair jobs, because it damage the hair so much. Also because i’m natural blonde, im always afraid if it will mess up my natural color. The result was a shine shampoo, and a blue shampoo to cool down the yellow tone in my hair. Also a light trim. The job is not before next week, but im excited.


I just signed a contract saying they are allowed to retouch my hair colour in the acuall picture. -Imagine they do that! Its actually pretty often they do that on a shoot. Last time I did a hair campaign, the client didn’t even use their own product. And on top of that, my own hair was full of extensions.. So folks, pictures do lie!

Have a good start of the week and a happy easter!


- Eline S