Holiday Memories

Marimekko kaftan

I’m back!

Back from my holiday in Madeira, back home in Finland, back blogging, and (soon) back to work. I feel rested and relaxed (to some extent) and ready to tackle new challenges (maybe). To be honest, I could have used another 2 weeks of downtime. But I also have to make a living. So, here we are.

I miss Madeira already. So, in order to hang on to that wonderful, relaxed holiday glow, I will be posting a few holiday pictures (and outfits) over the next few weeks. Which is just as well, given that the weather in Finland this time of the year is not exactly conducive to styling outdoor photo shoots. 

Perhaps you have been following my #traveldiary on my ‘online photo journal’ (@moments_revisited) and already know that I don’t really go for typical touristy photos. Instead, I post all sorts of random pictures, about whatever happens to catch my eye. If I had to describe my #traveldiary photos (of whatever destination), I would say they’re more evocative than informative. That’s what Instagram means to me: challenging the right side of the brain (the more artistic, creative side) and giving my over-analytical mind a badly-needed rest.

So, this is what these photos are:  a glimpse of an emotion, a fleeting moment in time. Or what I remember when I think of Madeira.

The colours: 

Madeira 2019 1300 x 800

Madeira 2019 1300 x 800

The impressive scenery:

Madeira 2019 1300 x 800

Madeira 1300 x 800

The beautiful sunsets:

Madeira 2019 1300 x 1000

The sea:

Madeira 2019 1300 x 800

Funchal lighthouse

Marimekko Unikko

Outfit details:
dress: Marimekko (old) / shoes: Fila / sunglasses: Woobs / bag: Marc Jacobs


What do you photograph when you’re on holiday?

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  1. mireilleftm
    6 January 2020 / 3:36 pm

    It is beautiful, now wonder you want to hold on to it! Kids are going back to school in a couple days so we will be back to a routine. We do have several breaks and small trips to look forward to and I am still hoping for some snow!

    • Tiina
      8 January 2020 / 5:49 pm

      Thank you! Yes, the scenery is really beautiful there.
      Ah, back to routine… I’m currently trying to decide whether that’s a blessing or a curse. Maybe a little bit of both. But you’re right, it’s nice to have something to look forward to.

  2. 7 January 2020 / 12:26 pm

    woww, I do love some evocative pictures of whatever caught your eye!, the flowers, the colors, everything looks so enjoyable and there’s also a relaxing atmosphere in your pics that I love!
    Lovely to see you smiling in the sunshine and wearing this fabulous Marimekko dress and cool accessories, looking gorgeous!!

    • Tiina
      8 January 2020 / 5:57 pm

      Thanks! I like taking photos (that’s why I have 3 instagram accounts…), I find I I need a creative activity where I don’t have to think, or overthink everything.

    • Tiina
      8 January 2020 / 6:00 pm

      Thanks, Paula. Yes, I’m lucky, especially since this was probably our 7th or 8th time in Madeira. We still love it.

  3. 7 January 2020 / 6:38 pm

    Wow, Tiina, these photos are breathtaking! Now I am need an amazing vacation away from the rest of the world to immerse myself in the beauties around me! I am loving this adorable dress, too!


    • Tiina
      8 January 2020 / 6:04 pm

      Thanks! I think we all need a little break from the real world every now and then. I know I do…

  4. Jodie
    7 January 2020 / 11:16 pm

    What fabulous memories. I love how you’ve categorized them especially with the colors.

    • Tiina
      8 January 2020 / 6:05 pm

      Thanks, Jodie. Believe me, it wasn’t easy to choose just a few pictures…

  5. thestylesplash
    8 January 2020 / 1:25 am

    Lucky you, I love Madeira! My dad’s been there since mid December – he has an apartment in Funchal. It’s such a beautiful island and a great climate…I want to live there! I love your dress!

    Emma xxx

    • Tiina
      8 January 2020 / 6:06 pm

      Oh, lucky you! I suppose you plan to visit your dad quite often?

    • Tiina
      8 January 2020 / 6:07 pm

      Thanks, Regine.

  6. 9 January 2020 / 2:51 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I love finding beautiful scenery to shoot while on a vacation. I would love to do a photo wall someday. Glad you had a restful time. Thanks for joining Style Six!


    • Tiina
      10 January 2020 / 7:09 pm

      Thanks, Shelly! A photo wall sounds tempting, but it might be difficult to choose just a few photos. I usually make a photo book every year (like my own ‘coffee table book’, the highlights of the year, in a way) as a present for my husband.

  7. 11 January 2020 / 12:19 am

    Everyone whom I know who has been to Madeira, has loved it!!

    • Tiina
      12 January 2020 / 7:16 pm

      It is such a beautiful place, especially in mid-winter.

  8. 12 January 2020 / 11:16 am

    Happy New Year. Great to hear you had a great vacation and feel relaxed. Nice vacation photos. Thanks for sharing.

    • Tiina
      12 January 2020 / 7:17 pm

      Happy new Year Nicole. Thanks, it was a great holiday, just wish it had been longer.

  9. 12 January 2020 / 6:45 pm

    How stunning a place! Ive never been there, but your pictures are beautiful. I love the colors and texture of your first 2 pictures. The scenery is lovely and we tend to take pictures of architecture, andplaces, Love your bold patterend dress! Looks easy breezy for a vacation.
    Happy New year!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • Tiina
      12 January 2020 / 7:23 pm

      Thanks, Jess. Madeira is called the flowers island, so there are lots of flowers and plants, even in winter.
      The dress is my favourite piece for a holiday, I absolutely love it. It’s made of viscose, so it’s low-maintenance, too.

  10. 13 January 2020 / 8:50 am

    Love the dress and what great holiday snaps! It’s nice to think outside the box a little and try different things when taking photos 🙂 Glad you had a good holiday!

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! A new link up is live on my blog now, I’d love you to join again.

    • Tiina
      15 January 2020 / 10:26 am

      Thanks, Mica. Yes, it was a great holiday.

  11. 20 January 2020 / 11:59 pm

    What glorious photos – they are beautiful

    • Tiina
      22 January 2020 / 9:24 am

      Thank you!

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