Art sale this coming weekend only

7 months ago

art sale this coming weekend only

ANNOUNCEMENT!

On Friday the 21st of May, I will open an online shop on www.emelietorling.com

I will sell selected artwork I’ve made as 1st edition signed prints. The shop will ONLY be open for 24 hours and the prints available will not be for sale again.

If you go to my instagram @emelietorling , you can tag 2 friends in one of my last posts to be able to win a selected print of your choice. I will announce the winner on Saturday. But also as an extra thing, I will release a discount code for my readers here, tomorrow evening! (Thursday)

xx Emelie

Monthly mix

7 months ago

MONTHLY MIX

SO I taught my first flowy wavy yoga class! I´ve got 4 weekends left until I get my cert. I’m doing Hatha 200. Hatha is the basic foundation from where all different yoga styles has grew from so I figured it was a good start.
I’m very much into chakra healing at the moment and into Ayurveda and FLOWY yoga. Vinyasa. But also Yin yoga has become a new favorite of mine since I’ve always have had a hard time relaxing. Are you guys familiar with yin? What’s your fav yoga style?

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So. I’m not the most flexible since having two kids. Especially in my hips and back- the two areas that store an immense amount of emotions and also eventual traumas. In yoga we can basically read a person from where the body has problems. But I couldn’t care less about being flexible, except that it feels so fkn nice…. yeah, all I care about is the FEELING. Whenever I show up on my mat, I become more and strong in my mind, clear and less neurotic. I believe in myself much more, I become a happier and better mom, friend, human being. Its no lie buddies. Usually, the least I feel like doing yoga, the more I need it. If you practice with me sometime in the future, I will do a lot of flowy yoga with focus on different body parts where we store a lot of stuff that needs to heal and be released. Sounds good?

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Then it´s all about balance buddies

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when I walk around where we live, I pass by cows and goats, and I gotta walk up and down the mountain. In the beginning I thought it was extremely boring because my mind was used to walk around oin the busy city, always something to satisfy the erratic monkey brain with every second. But after six months in Switzerland, Ive slowly adjusted. Not entirely but progress progress progress!! What’s your pref? City strolls or mountain?
When I’m somewhere I always wanna be somewhere else. What about you?

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love this

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got served. This. By Gustaf and Anaïs. <3

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loving this too

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sunset porn

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so Mother Earth is emotionally ambivalent. Last week on Monday it was 6 degrees and snow on the treetops. On Friday it was 29 degrees in our backyard.. wazuuuuuuup

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Blue is on my mind. Blue is also the color when you need to heal your 5th chakra, the communication centre of the body.. When you have flow in your 5th chakra and no obstacles, you don’t care what people think, you speak with clarity and you are grounded and stable in your communication with the external world. You speak your true self and listen to your gut feeling. Who are you? Are you telling the truth to the world about who you are and what you believe in? I’m working a lot with this chakra at the moment in my yoga flows. Its making me more creative everyday and makes me believe in what I do and that I have a purpose. So I love to work around blue at the moment. When we learn about the chakras and our energies, its so easy to read ourselves and know what we need or why were drawn to something particular..

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and a fruity snack plate of course because it looks so fkn good and it makes me happy. I’m still a candy addict so that’s why I love the fruit. Trying to wind of the fast kicks but its hard. Fruit does help a little and it looks beautiful too <3

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more sunset porn the more the Summer arrives here. Pink skies every night lucky lucky

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in all longing there is a future. It is. I love this I needed to write it late one night

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my lil. My sweet. My wild. My soon 2 year old on adventure

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view from our living room

Immunity water + health bomb dinner

8 months ago

Ok so I asked you yesterday what I should write about these days and self care rituals and healthy Ayurvedic stuff was requested. How great! Cuz you know I love the shit.
I think I’ve mentioned that I’m a horribly bad cook, but last night I came to realize that might be my own faulty truth! Maybe I’m bored with making ordinary food, but when it comes to grand cakes and bakes or health bombs I’m actually kinda good!Hope you enjoy this dinner recipe I made yesterday( I never mind cooking unless it´s LOADED LIKE CRAZZZY WITH VITAMINOS)

If you cook it, let me know what you thought! LOVE xx

Immunity water + health bomb dinner

Emelie´s yummy health bomb salad
Ingredients:

1 avocado cut in squares
1 halloumi cut in small squares (friend in ghee)
3 large beets, peeled and cut
1 whole lime pressed
1 cucumber, cut in small pieces
1 bunch of fresh coriander, finely cut and sprinkled over the salad
Himalayan salt and over it
2 long sticks of fresh celery cut in small pieces

Mix up! Add the avocado last so it doesn’t get mashed!

(on a additional plate on the side, quinoa boiled with René Voltaire´s lantbuljong)

Benefits?
Well the list would take me an hour. Google the benefits of these ingredients if you don’t already know them<3

Immunity water + health bomb dinner

Also made som salmon in the oven with sesame oil, sesame seeds, himalayan salt, ground pepper, freshly squeezed lime
+ cocktail tomatoes.

Benefits?
Wild salmon: beautiful inside and out you guys! Skin, eyes, brain, sleep..
Why do I make it with sesame oil?
Sesame is enourously high in antioxidants! it´s good for your heart, it helps control blood sugar, also has a component that help protecting your skin against UV rays from the inside. Cool and awsome huh.

Warm tomatoes? Well, I have never really enjoyed to eat raw tomatoes actually, but warm tomatoes… That might be one of my favorite in the world.. When you cook tomatoes they actually increase it´s antioxidant levels by more than 60 %. Also how cool and how GOOD!
(If you have time and wanna do a side dish to something else, boil lots of tomatoes in the oven for 2-3 hours with your favorite herbs on low heat. Jeez Louise. It´s fantastic. Garlic, rosemary.. Whatever tickles your fancy.

Immunity water + health bomb dinner

First thing in the morning. LARGE GLASS with WARM WATER. Lot´s of lemon squeezed in plus fresh curcumin /turmeric. Mix and drink before anything.
Or, if you wanna be a hardcore Ayurvedic like me, you drink this water after you’ve used a tounge scraper to remove bacteria after wakening, as well as an oil pulling for 1-2 minutes with coconut oil. (1 spoon of coconut oil swirling around in your mouth)

Since I started with this, I cannot stop. It´s feels super fresh. According to ayurveda, toungscraping removes the bacteria which is key to preventing cavities, gum disease, and other conditions affecting the mouth. (Obviously also reducing any bad breath)
The oil pulling does the same things but also whitens teeth. Hell yeah.

Benefits with this water first thing in the morning?
Turmeric has an active principle that you might know; curcumin, that helps detox the liver, combats cellular aging, and has antibacterial properties. This spicy water helps to boost the metabolism early in the morning throughout the whole day, is a good source of antioxidant vitamin C and of course rehydrate your body after 8 hours of sleep. Add-on: black pepper and chili. But that’s for the real hardcore. I’m currently sticking with turmeric and lemon and that’s good enough!

What day is it

8 months ago

what day is it

hello.

we have more than one month left in quarantine here in Switzerland. Its starting to creep up inside for sure.

I’m so fkn thankful for everything that we are in a house, that we have a garden and so on but still. Weird times weird feelings worries about the future.
I don’t know what to post about today. What would you like me to post about? Anything far from reality. Maybe that’s what I´ll do coming days..

hope you’re all healthy and well-
love xx
Emelie

We´re all animals

9 months ago

we´re all animals

A Cat For Anaïs 21×29 acrylics on paper

we´re all animals

Elephant For Gia 21×29 acrylics on paper

I had a dream about elephants in group. It was so colorful so when I got up in the morning I had to paint. I wonder what it means. Anybody know what it means to dream about elephants?
All my drawings and paintings are on sale, you can just send an email to emelie@torling.com or go via
www.emelietorling.com

love x

Nomad life

9 months ago

nomad life

This is me playing cool. But I do feel very comfortable in this picture.. Cuz I’m wearing clothes I love wearing.. Vans, super soft flared corduroy jeans and a green cotton sweater. I’m happy being back to the mood I had when growing up. I was longboarding, snowboarding and skiing and hanging around with skater boys. I even had loose jeans where you could see my L.G.B undies from J.C Rabbit when I was 12. My mom didn’t get it. When I graduated from Rytmus musikkonservatorium at Mariatorget in Sweden I left for Australia to surf. All by myself. I hated getting breast early, I was the first one in my class. I pressed them down under big tees and cried when my mother wanted to take me to buy bras. Tomboy growing up. But I’m very feminine on the inside I think.

nomad life

I did not care about what I was wearing when I was a child, as long it wasn’t uncomfortable clothing I couldn’t move in. I hated dresses and stockings and ballerina shoes and loved sneakers and jeans. My little sister Amanda was my complete opposite. She wore skirts over her overall and cried if she couldn’t wear a dress every single second. Some things we´re definitely born with.
I wonder who my kids are. What they will be like. Its cool. To see how what they will love and not love and how they will be so different from who you were and are even if they’ve been living inside you.

nomad life

Here in Switzerland we live next to a farm, view over the mountains and the Zurich lake. It´s not weird that I’m feeling more grounded when living in the middle of Stockholm or on Manhattan. I don’t constantly get as much information or inspiration and that made me insanely bored when we had just moved here. But after time I calmed down and realized that when I don’t receive and receive and recieve all the time, I can actually be more creative because I’m protecting my energy much more here. Its hard to become stressed (the normal city stress) where we´re currently at.

nomad life

I got together with Thule for this year, I’m the brand ambassador and I feel like this is something my younger me would completely approve with. We have a bomb as roof box for the skis and a rack with a lock for Gustafs paddle board so he can leave it on the car wherever we go. We live five minutes down from the sea so when Spring comes that’s what’s gonna happen..

nomad life

I do miss the vibe, the heels, the sirens, the bars the constant flow of energy in NYC… But at least this is the complete contrast. High low / low high. Well see how long we stay in Switzerland, but fr now we´re good!

You, my readers. Where do you live? Are you happy with where you live or do you dream of living somewhere else? I don’t know where I’m the most at home yet.. Will we ever know? Ir will we ever fulfill our deepest dream of where we would like to end up? (sorry for getting crazy philosophical here but I love conversation.. A blog is sometimes just a one man show and I would love to talk <3
xxx Emelie

Stranger(s) in the alps

9 months ago

stranger(s) in the alps

Living in the alps means skiing. In Summer it will mean hiking. When living in NYC skiing or hiking was not on the life curriculum but if you don’t make the best out of where you’re at you’re not smart. We live a 45 min drive from a mountain called Andermatt. We also live close to a few other places but Andermatt is our favorite. Its kind of not so commercialized as many other ski areas in Europe and its also freakin amazing skiing. Ive got a Swiss pal in my yoga teacher training and she is working in Andermatt during Summer and she says that not even in my wildest dreams I can imagine the lakes and the mountains then, how breathtakingly beautiful they are without snow.. I mean, I’m absorbed by the snowy beauty so it feels exciting. Did not know I had so much mountain love in me!

stranger(s) in the alps

But just look. This is the drive to Andermatt. This is the road. I feel small and I feel in awe and I feel that the world is big and my problems are even smaller. I love to be in awe. How often have I been in awe. Not often but I feel obsessed with the feeling. This kind of nature is addictive.

stranger(s) in the alps

Also the drive to Andermatt. This is in the Canton of Uri, just the name sounds very ancient and mountain-y and mystical.

stranger(s) in the alps

tutti la famiglia <3
(+ my new foldable stroller for Gia by Thule named Thule Spring. Lightweight and awesome to travel with and moves over stones and terrain like a tiger)

stranger(s) in the alps

Striking a pose like a ski bum. We were the only ones going down here, that’s s something I’ve never experienced. The no crowd.

stranger(s) in the alps

Anaïs is pure happiness. She has learned to ski so fast. She doesn’t want to learn how to stop though, and she wanna jump. She is such a sagitarrious its almost ridic. My love.

stranger(s) in the alps

View from our apartment in the morning. We stayed in Andermatt Hotel Reussen, just built two years ago with wood only from Switzerland. Freakin´expensive they told me but so sustainable and that’s awesome.

stranger(s) in the alps

My fav brag picture. Powder and sun, Gustaf and me only. One of the best days. This was the day before I got the flu for the next coming 9 days, over my birthday and the rest of our vacay! Woop! But at least I got this day and I will remember it…

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another ski bum pic

stranger(s) in the alps

chasing down this one is our daily job right now. She’s going to be 2 soon and have started running instead of walking. This stage is fun, but prettyyy crazy! But she’s so funny so that helps. Her first words: Wooooow, yeah yeah, Pippi, baby, pappa. bye. She is FUN

stranger(s) in the alps

Anaïs

stranger(s) in the alps

These newly built apartments are so nice.. Just perfect for big families, everyone has a bedroom, a super kitchen and still get the perks of hotel breakky and the spa and pool amenities.

stranger(s) in the alps

alone in here. What to do? photo photo

stranger(s) in the alps

elevator ski suit photo, I’m wearing all by classic brand Fusalp. Pants are stirrups. L o v e that.

stranger(s) in the alps

happy face

stranger(s) in the alps

après ski. Boots from Mango, sweater from InWear, jeans by Khaite.

Hand painted rice lamp collection

9 months ago

hand painted rice lamp collection

I have been gone for the last nine days in flu. It happened the week of vacation, we were in the Andermatt alps and left for Lake Como after over the weekend because my 35th birthday happened on Friday and I was so excited to celebrate. I celebrated with fever and a comfortable air bnb bed. However, on the flip side, whenever I’m in bed for a long time, if I have naps with the babies or if I am sick and is sleeping during the day, I come up with ideas. They can be weird, or actually magic. So, when I feel like I’m stuck somehow, I need to take a nap. Weird huh? But so in Como, I planned to paint and make a limited collection of hand painted rice lamps.

hand painted rice lamp collection

These are the first two..

hand painted rice lamp collection

Tomorrow I have my third weekend of yoga and I haven’t even thought about yoga for the last two weeks and that makes me feel not in the mood. Isn’t it always like this? When you’re away from something too long you distance your whole physical being from it.. If I don’t paint for weeks, if I don’t do yoga, I quickly lose my interest… But at least I’ve opened this door and know what I need to do to reverse the feeling. I just need to do it. When I do it will all come back to me. Hows these things for you? Do you always have inspiration for doing the things you love or can you sometimes ctyally dread them?

Love xx

My skincare routine for ultimate glow

10 months ago

Hey loves. I’ve pinned down my skin care routine with the face products I use for glow.

I still dream about being this girl I was when I was 22, who only did the mornings with an organic face mist and then ready to go, but that’s not enough these days to be honest. I’m a mother of two, sleep is not something I indulge in and also, I´m living in a cold and wintery country! So! I have looked for products that makes my skin get a healthy glow, fast! These products below does it. (What’s not included in the collage is my organic sunscreen products that I love SO much; Rudolp Care from Denmark. Also another natural danish brand: Karmamjeu and their 3-1 star micellar water. This stuff I will never stop using unless they stop making the,

So, these products below are my glow go too. And a very important note: I´m not whatsoever sponsored by any of these brands, (I wish), so this is my highly personal choices since I was a teenage warrior. Hit me with your questions if you got any. <3 Also, if you have any super skin secretes for glow, please kiss and tell!

For glow on the inside, (which is even more important), look for the next post. Love on you all!

xx
Emelie

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A new york city apartment

11 months ago

went through my phone to organize it and found an album of our last apartment in NYC, (we moved three times in four years).
I have to post the pictures here because it was the most dreamy place. We painted it and did so much stuff because we thought we were going to stay there for quite some time of our lives, and then we ended up not even living there for a full year. Life never happens the way you plan it, that’s something I know by now.
A tiny ache of pain in my heart when I look at the pictures, but I try to remember in true yogic manner that everything happens for a reason and that we all plant out in the universe what we wanted unconsciously. Feelings are not just feeling that comes and go, we need to listen to them because they most always have a message to us that we shouldn’t ignore. I will forever and ever cherish that time of my life when we lived in this apartment and in NYC.

Also, someone told me that being sentimental is equal being weak, do you agree? I don’t think I’m very sentimental but I’m not afraid of looking back and feel sad or super happy depending on the memory. What I feel its the most important thing here is that I learn from my experiences constantly so I don’t repeat mistakes or actually fill m y life with more of the things that gives me joy! Do you agree on this too?

a New York City apartment

my art studio

a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment

I painted the hallway in an insanely beautiful green color.

a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment

I painted our side tables purple. G did not approve but I loved it when we lived there with the walls and the bed. I wanted something dark and sexy but still calm.

a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment

Anaïs 3 years old <3

a New York City apartment

my studio

a New York City apartment

my studio again, I painted so much there..

a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment
a New York City apartment

xx
Emelie

Emelie Törling

Emelie Törling

Mother to daughters Nico Anaïs 4 & Gia Aymeline 1. Married to G. Spiritual / physical health junkie and lover of many things. Singer, artist and the owner and designer behind the boots brand Leontine.