Nordic Rose Quartz & Serenity

This Pantone color of the year... It’s the shades of winter. Color of extreme cold. Color of January. Pakkanen. Just see my previous post. Or the following pictures.frozen lake

All taken in January, in Scandinavia/Finland, with freezing cold hands. But still, that Nordic soothing sense of order and peace, when everything is either covered by snow, frost and/or frozen. Quiet, tranquil, connected. That’s wellness.

Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace


Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.


This January I won’t travel to Tromsø like I’ve did the last three years , since this January I’ll try NBE and Matka Travel Fair for the first time (thanks for the invite!).

But I highly recommend Tromsø for the ones who can, especially now, during Tromsø International Film Festival (Tiff) and these^ colors. It really does bring feelings of respite and relaxation, despite the cold and turbulent times. Tromsø is always a good idea, trust me.


Pantonen vuoden väri(t). Talven väri(t)


Shades of Winter Engelberg

And everyone said wohooo! Four days on the most intensive and fun camp Engelberg has ever seen (not-so-objective-opinion). So there we were, the girls, Shades of Winter coaches and Thomas (lucky one ;)).

Shades of Winter Engelberg 2015
Photo: Shades of Winter

Ski Lodge Engelberg hosted us amazingly- home away from home except serving better breakfast than the place most people call “home”.  Tack! Moreover, Engelbert-Titlis offered the great setting (not much but maybe the most snow in the Alps right now (& even some powder), GoPro the cameras for some legendary material (#goproshadesofwinterengelberg), RECCO® some extra safety and Peak Performance topped it all with (free and dry) champagne.


But again, the best were the people. The beautiful & talented pros aka Shades of Winter coaches, accompanied by local guide Thomas, & the amazing, brave funny & talented women whom I’ve never met before but who I now know share the same passion for skiing and living to the fullest (the famous reference group). This kind of companion is a luxury which I unfortunately haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy too much the last two years. But now I did & it was just awesome to shred with these sisters from another mothers.

It was more than nice to learn more about the safety in the mountains, level up my freeskiing technique & especially to have that  extra pressure put on you & the support & the smiles. Like Matilda told us, it’s all about finding your own challenge but also to have companion with whom to share the pure happiness mountains deliver.

I’m definitely in to more trips (Japan…) with these girls anytime.

It was nice. Very nice. Thank you Switzerland, Engelberg, Ski Lodge Engelberg, Sandra, Matilda, Thomas, Melissa and all the girls. Loved it!


Neljä intensiivistä ja erinomaista päivää Sveitsissä mahtavien naisten kanssa. Kiitos ja anteeksi!