Monthly Archives: November 2016


Ear candy of the day!!

Ear candy of the day!!

We are Mugison´s biggest fans – with his trusty taped up guitar and growly rock voice – he never disappoints !!     This song is great to boost your confidence when going out to face the day. I dare you to look at yourself in the mirror and shout out :   “I´m a WOLF? “ I know I am 🙂       Pssst…. Want to find out more about Mugison? check his Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mugison/


What is on Netflix in December you ask!?!

What is on Netflix in December you ask!?!

I am still getting over my binge watching of Gilmore Girls this weekend and getting back to reality.  It can be a little difficult to rip yourself away from the town of “pleasantville” where the biggest problem the Gilmore Girls face is if they are out of coffee (I can relate to that). I wanted to go over some of the shows and films coming to Netflix in December that I am excited about: Blue Jay (Film) : I watched this film a few months back and I absolutely loved it. I can admit that I have a small crush on Mark Duplass ever since I saw him in Your Sisters Sister ( some might know him from The League ). Trollhunters (TV): “A teenage boy discovers a war being waged between two groups of trolls underneath his hometown and sets off on an adventure after finding a mystic amulet.” Why not? The Eighties (TV) : Its a news series covering the top news and events from the 80´s and since I was born in the 80´s I am kindof curious. Versailles (TV): All about Louis XIV and how he went about building the most extraordinary castle in the world. Barry (Film): This film follows a young Barack Obama as he moves to New York City to attend Columbia University and where it all started. (….please dont leave us… ) This is just a small excerpt of what to come to NF in December and I will post a Christmas themed list here soon!  


First Christmas Giveaway of the season!! CLOSED!!!

First Christmas Giveaway of the season!! CLOSED!!!

THE GAME IS CLOSED!!! We are definitely feeling the Christmas spirit and we want you guys to feel it too. So in order to do something special for our avid readers we teamed up with Gosh and Tigerlily for some wonderful giveaways. All you have to do is: Add us on Snapchat (@rvkfashion) and leave your comment on facebook. We will pick the winner by the end of this week – GOOD LUCK!! Let´s see what we have in store for you:                                              Catchy eyes mascara gives curve and “cats eye effect” to the lashes. It will also provide delicate separation and definition. The fantastic brush and bulk make the application smooth and the Catchy Eyes Mascara will not clump or flake. Furthermore, there is only need for one or two coats of mascara. After the first layer the lashes will already have the curve effect. 2. Use alone for a radiant even finish or use it for strobing with a few drops where the sun would naturally hit your face, includingthe bridge of the nose, tip of the chin, center of the forehead, cupid’s bow, brow bones, and cheekbones. 3. Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid gently exfoliates built-up layers of dead skin, just like your skin did naturally when you were younger. It also effectively unclogs pores, optimizing skin renewal and clarity for remarkably smoother, perfect-looking skin, smaller pores, a refined texture, and less visible lines and wrinkles. You will see results the first time you use it! 4. Apply blush, bronzer, foundation, and even concealer effortlessly with this multipurpose brush. Clean brush regularly in warm, mild soapy water and dry flat before use. 5. This Gosh strobe kit is…


Heiðrún´s peppermint cookies with white chocolate

Heiðrún´s peppermint cookies with white chocolate

      Christmas is my favorite time of year. One thing that always gets me into the holiday spirit is baking cookies. Every year I bake a lot of them both from old family recipes and from new ones as I love to try out new things when it comes to baking. As peppermint always reminds me of Christmas I created these peppermint flavored cookies with white chocolate and they are amazing! I highly recommend that you try and make these as you will not be disappointed. They are very easy to make and taste especially good with a cup of hot cocoa.   Recipe 110 gr butter –soft 80 gr sugar 50 gr brown sugar 1 – 1 ½ tsp Peppermint Drops 150 gr flour ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt 30 gr cocoa 1 large egg 25 ml milk 150 gr chocolate drops or chopped chocolate (dark) Method To cover the cookie 170 gr white chocolate (I recommend the white chocolate from Wilton, you can buy it in Kostur) 10-12 pieces of Bismarck peppermint candy Method Stir together butter, sugar, brown sugar and peppermint drops in a bowl until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Add the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and egg and stir well. While stirring the mixture, add the milk. Add the chocolate drops. The mixture should be pretty thick. Roll your mixture into balls (a little bit smaller than a golf ball) and place them on a baking paper. Make sure you have enough space between them. Bake at 180 ° C for 12-14 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely. Melt the white chocolate over a water bath. Break the Bismark candy into very small pieces. I like to use a Mortel to break them. Dip the cookies in white chocolate…


The skull in the kitchen

The skull in the kitchen

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir’s crime novels are sold all over the world. In her home in Iceland, where she creates the crime novels that over two million people have read, an 800 years old skull sits ominously in the kitchen.   The house stands near the sea and the waves kiss the shore. A silvery Jaguar stands in front of the house. The author opens the front door and two old pugs look curiously at the guest. Their names? Palli and Pilla. The cat of the house, Mjása, is probably chasing a mouse outside. Yrsa pours tea in dainty teacups adorned with flowers. She bought the teacups on one of her trips to England. As an author she travels abroad often. In September, there were five trips abroad in total. “I make an average of two trips a month, and I think the most frequent places I go to are Norway, the UK, Germany and the US. Usually these trips last three or four days. I speak to journalists and meet the public on the longer trips and the shorter trips are usually at crime festivals where you are on stage talking to the audience and signing books afterwards.” Yrsa worked for years as an engineer. “I’m away so much and need more time for writing so now I only do little work as an engineer.” Absolution Palli and Pilla are not so curious about me anymore and lay down on their bed. They fall asleep and snore. Yrsa started writing for children  when she was 32 years old. “I ended up writing five books for children and sort of took a pause for two years after that. When I started writing again it was to write crime novels for grown ups. I’m writing my 12th book so all in all the…


DJ culture in Reykjavík

DJ culture in Reykjavík

By: Lovísa Arnardóttir Photos curtesy of: Aníta Björk, Ársæll and Dj Kocoon Article from the winter issue 2016 Follow my blog with Bloglovin I have been a DJ in Reykjavík for five years. I’m part of a duo called Kanilsnældur. We play house and sometimes techno, and we are female DJ’s. We both have day jobs but DJ’ing is an integral and important part of our lives. As it is dark for almost nine months of the year in Iceland, I think a lot of people turn to music to express themselves. Mostly, it keeps us from becoming depressed in the cold, long and dark winter nights (and days). Iceland has a large and thriving DJ culture. On an average weekend you may find everything from reggae to rock to hard-core techno. You won’t find all genres during the same night, mostly because there are not that many places to go, but over a whole weekend (which of course includes Thursday) you will find a good mix of genres around downtown Reykjavík. Because there are not many bars or clubs that play each genre, it is hard for DJ’s to get booked every weekend. Some DJ’s have residencies, but places usually try to book each DJ one or two times during the same month. If they DJ two times in the same month, it’s common that they don’t play the same genre or maybe even join a collective. Each genre has its mix of DJ’s in Reykjavík. Some have been doing it for years and some not. I think the best part of the DJ culture here in Reykjavík is that it’s not too closed-off to newcomers. If you’re interested in DJ’ing you might have to network and get to know the lay of the land, and meet booking agents…


Favourites: for the neat freak

Favourites: for the neat freak

If you are anything like me then you like to avoid clutter and love to be organized. Here are a few items that I hope will inspire you. Follow my blog with Bloglovin Nordstjerne Organizer found here (pssst… not only for pens but great for your makeup brushes too)2. Mind Design Charger shelf ( brilliant to store your phone charger ) found here 3. Square Magazine holder (for all of your RFD issues perhaps) found here   4. Umbra Shelf storage ( I would love this for my cookbooks in the kitchen)  found here        5. Globe Vase (for decorations or flowers) found here   6. Mette ditmer Glas ( for your pens and scissors ) found here   7.  Woud Organizer (for everything from A-Z ) found here


Monday Inspiration

Monday Inspiration

The heat is now dropping below zero and it is time to bring out the warm clothes; scarfs, hats and jackets. I was helping my in-laws moving early this fall and they gave me a gorgeous sheepskin shearling jacket that I have been dying to put to use and now is the perfect time. This type of jacket doesn’t seem to ever go out of style in my opinion.  I found some inspiration picks for you to feast on.         Follow my blog with Bloglovin


What do you like to do in Reykjavík?

What do you like to do in Reykjavík?

Steinþór Helgi Arnsteinsson Event Manager I love to wake up early and walk to work, especially when there is no one around and not even cars on the streets. Everything is so peaceful and innocent, two of the main reasons I love Reykjavík. I sometimes stop to get coffee at Kaffislippurinn at Hotel Marina, which is next to the harbour/Grandi, and is probably my favorite spot in town. I also work there and live close by, which is quite convenient. For lunch my favorite place is Coocoo’s Nest. The atmosphere is simple and laid back and the soups and sandwiches there are always delicious. After work I love the bars that have good cocktail happy hours like Apótekið. For partying it really depends on the night and crowd. For techno I go to Paloma, for hip-hop and good vibes Prikið is obligatory and for everything else, Húrra and Kaffibarinn do the trick.   Lilja Sif Þorsteinsdóttir Clinical Psychologist My favorite time of year to stroll around Reykjavík is fall, when the city dornes its beautiful gown of red, brown and yellow. For a sunny and clear Sunday morning, venture out early and head to Öskjuhlíð.  The little woods surrounding the hill make for a magical walk, especially on a sunny and clear morning. With the smell of frost in the air, the crisp sound of leaves at your feet and all the beautiful fall colors surrounding you, you can pretend you’re in your own little world. You can expect some company in the form of the occasional bunny hopping across your path. End your walk at Nauthóll, a little café by the seaside and enjoy the ocean view. Afterwards, head to Perlan for a perfect panorama view of the Reykjavík area. If you prefer an evening walk, I recommend the…


Work Smarter

Work Smarter

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This past year has been one hell of a ride and one thing that has become very clear to me is that in order to succeed in whatever you decide to do, is to remember to take care of yourself. I like to compare it to when travelling on a plane: “Put the mask on yourself before you put it on others”. I feel like this is true in everyday life as well. You want to be able to be there and take care of the people that you love, but you can’t do this unless you remember to take care of YOU! Make YOU a priority This might seem a little self involved but it really is the least self involved thing you can ever do. Figure out what makes you calm , weather it is Yoga, cooking or just walking the dog. Another thing that seems to help me when I need to stay grounded is to surround myself with positive people. People that also take care of themselves and in general are positive. Those people tend to be the best sounding boards you can find and can help to push you to be the best you can be and also help you realize what it is you can do better. To ask for help is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. A really good friend of mine as this great saying: “Keep practicing your communication skills and strife to be kind to those around you” this can sound a bit trivial but I really believe it is important to treat everyone as you want to be treated yourself and not be caught in a moment of anger. That is when you might say something that you can´t take…