Herewith I want to continue my thoughts on life goals and achieving them (from this post). I have some idols, that I really look up to in what they are doing. Some are girls, that get into acting and performing at a young age and are TV stars before they’re even out of school. Some have grown so much through their food Instagram that due to that they have brought out cook books, opened cafes and are world-wide famous now.
One of them is Virpi Mikkonen, a super lovely food-blogger from Helsinki, who’s work I adore and whom I’ve got to meet on several of her book publishing events. And now she and her friend Riikka Katinkoski have published a book, that I adore and that goes perfectly with my #BLOGMAS.
It is called Joulukirja, which means Christmas Book in Finnish. It’s full with some interior design ideas, which go perfectly with a magically old-fashioned style I love (homemade wreaths, mistletoes, paper advent calendars) and tons of beautifully photographed Christmas recipes. What is special about these recipes is that they’re all sugar- and glutenfree and almost all vegan too. I myself believe in treating yourself around Christmas time and I would never say no to chocolates or pastries, but I love the idea of healthifying some of your favourite Christmas dishes! And Christmassifying your normal porridge or smoothie bowl!
I just love Virpi’s work, her blog, her style, her photography, all her books and she is definitely one of my idols.
The book is not out in English yet (might be happening before next Christmas though!), but I will be giving away one of the Finnish copies to one of my Finnish followers! So everyone feel free to comment on this post (as always – I can’t put into words how much I LOVE you for your comments), but Finns, put up your hands so I will be able to give away the book to someone who actually understands it. Everyone else has the chance to win another of Virpi’s books, the english N’Ice Cream Book with healthy ice cream recipes (check it out here)! Comment below which one you’re in for!
Every day until 24.12. a giveaway will be posted on one of my channels (usually my blog, but also Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or YouTube). You can enter by commenting on the post. The winner will be chosen on 15.12., at 22:00, and will be mentioned in the same post. You need to check it again to find out who won / on Instagram the winner will get a notification when he is tagged.
The Christmas book goes to Sara K. and the N’Ice Cream book to Nora! Please email me your addresses at firstname.lastname@example.org !