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June 24, 2018 at 10:25 pm

Balmain

Oh my god, what a day! Emelie arrived to the hotel at 10, got me ready and then I put on a dress from Balmain that Sascha had bought. It’s custom to wear clothes from the fashion-house during their show so I had some shopping to do. Of course, I could have bought something myself from the Balmain shop in Paris yesterday, but I wasn’t quite brave enough to look for something so last-minute. That’s why Sascha flew to London on Thursday (the closest shop) and bought this plus a blazer which I will be wearing with a dress.

The bag is from Versace. It wasn’t easy to find something that’s typically me but I love this dress! I asked Emelie if she couldn’t re-book the flight and stay until tomorrow. A day in Paris is wonderful!

The fashion-show was so magnificent. There was Michael Jackson music playing which made the atmosphere very festive.

Look who I ran into!

I got to meet Balmain’s head of design Olivier after the show. My god what an amazing person, warm and humble. Have a look at my instastory if you want to see more of the day. Tonight I am off to a dinner and after-party with Balmain which will be very exciting!

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Food & travel
June 24, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Manko

There are certain dresses I never get tired of wearing. I love this one from Lili Jahilo and it’s been with me on many fun trips. Now that I think about it, it’s actually been with me at three hotels in France. Eden Roc and Chèvre d’or – two fantastic hotels on the riviera and then George V in Paris. Anyway. Yesterday we had dinner at Manko which is a restaurant with a show in the evening. It was a lot of fun. I can truly recommended all the places we’ve eaten at here. Japanese Kinugawa, L’avenue and then Manko yesterday. Tonight, Balmain are hosting their dinner at one of my favourite places. I’m excited!

Emelie is here now! Time to get ready 🙂

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Food & travel
June 23, 2018 at 7:31 pm

L’Avenue

Today I had lunch with Filippo who works as VIC for Balmain, Very Important Cliens. It was such, incredible fun to hear about his career. Before Balmain, Filippo worked at Yves Saint Laurent. Isolina joined us and we ate at L’avenue. Incredibly delicious!

When I got back to the hotel again, I had a large boquet and an invitation to the show tomorrow. The fashion show is at lunch, in the evening there’s a dinner followed by an an after party. Emelie will fly in to help me get ready for the fashion-show. The location of the after party is still a secret. It’s going to be so much fun and I’m looking forward to meeting Olivier Rousteing who is fashion-manager for Balmain.

Now we’re going to have dinner!

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Business
June 23, 2018 at 10:32 am

George V

Yesterday, I had a lunch-meeting at LouLou. A lovely place which I visited a year ago. I remember when I booked the taxi and ended up at a shop very far away that sold toilets, haha. Today I ended up in the right place instantly. Afterwards, I checked in at George V and in the evening I had dinner at Kinugawa. A popular Japanese place.

Right now, I’m going to try out the hotel’s spa and then Isolina will be here to have lunch with me. This afternoon I’m off to another meeting and then dinner. Tomorrow, I’m going to Balmain’s men’s fashion-show. So much fun!

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Food & travel
June 22, 2018 at 11:28 am

Paris!

What Midsummer-weather to wake up to! Emelie arrived at 7am this morning and helped me get ready. I love our conversations in the morning. Espresso, breakfast and conversations about life. We see each other every morning, five days a week and sometimes on weekends if there’s a special event. Sometimes we talk and talk but sometimes I’m also quiet and need to prepare for all the day’s commitments. I have interviews every week, events where I need to be talkative and negotiations to plan in my mind, every step in a discussion. The time to get ready in the morning has become a sort of meditation for me.

I need red nails for a weekend in Paris!

I bought my own hairspray and a powder from Chanel.

Now I’m looking forward to a weekend with work and festivities. My cousin Isolina will fly to Paris tomorrow and join me between meetings. Fun!

Happy midsummer!

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Hi! Lately, many of your photos do not show up. Do you think this can be fixed?

Life & thoughts
June 21, 2018 at 8:45 pm

The First Dinner

I picked up the kids at 4 and then we went to Pir 16 on Lidingö  to meet Odd. First dinner with the whole gang since we separated for a bit over a year a go. Usually our kids are pretty calm but today they were totally ecstatic, in a good way. To be able to say “guess what mommy and daddy” in the same sentence was something they appreciated. To be honest, I went between feeling very happy that it finally works. But I also sometimes felt a heavy chest and I couldn’t understand why. The evening was good and everything flowed.

As I’ve said before, I’m going through psycho-analysis regularly to be brave enough to lift my heavy lid to my emotional well. I’ve poured all events and feelings there for 27 years and I’ve never been brave enough to open it. I think the heavy feeling on my chest was a symptom that I haven’t fully been able to handle the divorce yet. It’s also down there in the well.

But I’m kind to myself so I let it stay that way. Instead I’m happy that the evening turned out so good. Two children who got to shine with their mom and dad. Gillis was showing off a bit on the street when we were saying goodbye. Odd and I looked at each other and thought the exact same thing “Can you believe that it’s been five years since he was laying on the chest at BB.” How can time fly so quickly?

I always want to set goals with everything and make plans. When I said to Odd that we can aim for going to dinner after nursery every other week he was quick to say “Isabella, we’ll take it as it comes. I’m just a text message from seeing each other.” Typical me. When I got home I had to go out and run as fast as I could for 15 minutes. So many emotions that were out.

Sascha will be here soon. We’re going to go through the purchases from London and pack for Paris. Sascha will stay home but Emelie is going to help me get ready tomorrow morning and will fly down on Sunday for the events. I’m going to a big fashion show at lunchtime on Sunday in Paris and then dinner in the evening. Fun

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Life & thoughts
June 21, 2018 at 1:59 pm

70 kilo

I arrived at the gym today with pretty low self-conference. My PT had reminded me that a good night’s sleep is important if I’m going to reach my weight lift goal today and I slept badly. The coordination exercises hurt more than usual today and I think Pontus saw that I wasn’t 100% mentally prepared. But as usual he was rooting for me and I reached my record in weight lifting 60 kilo! I suddenly felt strong and managed to lift 70 kilo from the ground.
I started at 30 kilo a few weeks ago. The goal is to reach 100 kilo before I go on Christmas holiday. Go me! I was overjoyed afterwards and celebrate with porridge and eggs for breakfast at Sturebadet.

When I got to the office I was met by so many positive news, we’ve been advertising job roles and it seems like we’ll be able to sign them before midsummer. We’re also getting in sales orders and emails from happy customers. A positive start to the day for sure. It’s almost as if it’s too much and the universe will balance it out with something bad. Or as a colleague said “It’s been tough for you and now the good is coming back!” Maybe that’s how it is.

I’m off to a lunch meeting and this afternoon I’m going to go through everything with my team because we’re off tomorrow. Also, can you guess where Sascha is today? In London! Shopping was needed. I needed a particular brand for Sunday and Stockholm doesn’t have that shop. Talk about a new level of luxury problems. I’m picking up the kids at 4 and then I’m having dinner with Odd and the kids for the first time since the divorce a year ago. It took over a year until we could find a new kind of relationship. It’s been a tough journey but things are turning around

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Life & thoughts
June 20, 2018 at 10:55 pm

Building Companies Rationally

After I’d put the kids to bed I phoned Pingis while I used the treadmill in my garage – so effective! We always go through things every evening for half an hour. It’s nice to talk about all decisions calmly and talk about things after office-hours when the adrenaline isn’t so high. We’ve been company partners for nearly 6 years. We did a lot of things together in the beginning. Today we have half a game plan each for all our companies, we have different teams around us and do different things but we still block things off regularly. Complete trust in each other’s decisions, we both know we always prioritise the companies first of all. Working with rational people has been the key to success for our part. As soon as we meet someone you start a meeting with how you feel, or take it personal which means there’s a bit of a clash during the journey. I met a person recently who said “what if they don’t like me?” and it hit me that I never ever think about whether or not people like me. In my world it’s really weird to put energy on that. Rationally, there’s hundreds of people who don’t like me. But what can I do about it? They’ve got nothing to do with my life. I’ve definitely had moments in life when I’ve entered around and wondered what people are thinking, it’s human. I worked to stop that thinking many years ago. Today I’m the one who wonders if I like the people in the rooms I enter.

I love stepping into my guest bathroom. Here all guests can try Löwengrip!

Three products i couldn’t live without. Our deo (we have three different ones – this is my favourite) and our dry-shampoos.

It’s sailed as a huge favourite and our best seller despite the short time tan drops, you mix 1-5 drops in your usual cream. I use it on my face, neck and cleavage. I always look a bit tanned then!! We also have a tan body mist for the body which is lovely. You don’t need to wash it off. Perfect to spray on your legs in the morning and be ready for the After Work! Now I’m going to keep working and then crawl into bed between my kids who are sleeping in my bed tonight. Cosy!

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Business
June 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Change of Plans

My plans have changed a bit and I have to skip my midsummer-plans and go to France for work. They don’t celebrate midsummer there so I will have meetings during the day in Paris. At the weekend i’m going to a larger event in Paris so I went to Engelbert today and had a look at some jewellery. I’ve fallen in love with their earrings and a ring with a knot on it.

These got to come hom ewith me They’re magical!</em. Absolute perfection. I’ve had a few different phases when it comes tored gold and white gold but now I only want to wear white gold or silver. I’m looking forward to the trip. Lake Comos will have to wait – work always comes first.

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Business
June 20, 2018 at 6:56 pm

New Goals

Wednesday today! We set the breakfast table at 7 and the kids and I ate until 7.40 but then I went off to shower and make myself ready. In th emeanwhile the kids were getting dressed and at 8.30 we left the house and I dropped them off at nursery before work. My voice is still gone from Saturday’s singing at Summerburst which makes my meetings a bit challenging. I really need to be quiet but I can’t help myself. I’ve tried drinking olive oil to ease up the vocal chords and a lot of warm water with tea and honey. Do you have any other suggestions?

Yesterday my closest team gathered to get the summer in sync. We’re going to Almedalen, travels without children, events I need to be there for, a house to take care of, security to plan and my team needs a holiday. It’s a pretty big machine to keep going as a divorced mom two toddlers when you also have companies who need to keep rolling. You can’t really have holiday to 100%. But I’ve chosen this live and I would never choose anything else.

Now I’m having a day of executive-group meetings for Löwengrip, owner meeting for Flattered, pedicure over lunch and signing the annual report for Löwengrip Invest. I’ve made ca 500 000 kronor per month from my blog via United Influencers but on the last of june my contract expires after three good years together and my blog will be moved. I’ve been working incredibly hard during this spring to find a solution where I can build my own sales time and work with external partners. The new budget for Löwengrip Invest starting from this autumn I’ve estimated at 2 million – per month instead. Simon and I have worked night and day to re-jig the companiy’s earnings. He is an awesome COO and I’m so proud over Simon’s journey. From assistant to being in charge of my holding company.

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