Solli in Paris
Solli is a Swedish Lifestyle Editor & Photographer who has a big love for the beautiful and charming city Paris where she has been living for a couple of years.
She is 33, born and raised in Lund and moved to Stockholm at the age of 19 where she studied Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology. After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree (in Industrial IT & Economics ) she was headhunted for a position at the Nordic region’s leading analysis- and research company REGI where she worked for 3 1 /2 years as a Project & Production Manager.
At a very young age she had everything she once had dreamt of, she was surrounded by wonderful friends, had a great job with a top position and owner of a beautiful apartment in the heart of Stockholm. One rainy and dull day she decided it was about time to leave her comfort zone and say hello to freedom. In 2009 she quit her job in Stockholm and left for Paris, without knowing French, having a job, a place to stay or any friends. After only 2 weeks, she had it all and more and enjoyed life to it fullest living in a typical Parisian apartment in the charming arrondissement St Germain.
During her four first months in Paris she studied French at La Sorbonne and worked at the same time at Ladurée to practise her French (she learned French the sweet way). Later in 2010 she was offered a position in Paris largest concept-store, with a showroom filled up with antiques, industrial furnitures and other curiosites. She loved giving life to old objects with history and enjoyed the diversity of her job, one day digging for antiques in France or Belgium and another day providing clients with objects for their projects such as hotels, restaurants, shops or private homes.The majority of her clients were designers, interior-designers, architects and celebrities, among them Philippe Starck, Paula Navone, Gisele Bündchen, Madonna, Liv Tyler, Donna Karan and Renzo Rosso. The concept-store had a unique ambiance with walls covered with wallpaper created by the French designer Vincent Darré and a lightship installation made by the designer Alexandre de Betak in the vitrina. She worked there as a Buyer & Sales/PR Manager from 2010 till the end of 2011.
From left: Carine Roitfeld, above: André drawing “mr A”, Solli’s red Baron signature cocktails at the private nightclub Baron, below: Solli at the private nightclub Montana (her second home), photos to the right: during the Fashion Week in Paris and from fashionshows in Paris
Her favourite weeks in Paris were the Fashion Weeks where she attended the fashionshows and all the fashionparties, together with her best friends Canon & Nikon. She was also endulging herself with sweet treats that we all know that France is famous for, macarons from Ladurée and gelato from the Italian ice cream bar GROM were her favourites.
When she left Paris she went travelling in Asia for a few months and visited Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia…enjoying all the paradise islands and the great encounters with the local people.
In March 2012 she started to work within the Central Marketing in the HQ of one of Europe’s largest shipping and logistics company. She bought herself a rooftop apartment in Copenhagen and thought she had finally found her home. In the summer of 2013 she was offered a position giving her the opportunity to move back to Paris, something she couldn’t say no to. Now she is working for the same company but at their office in Paris. From left: Henrik Vibskovs afterparty with Baron entourage from Paris, Derek Blasberg at Soullands after-party, fashionshow in Copenhagen, Gazelle performing at the Baron party, Soullands after-party, fashionshow in Copenhagen
Solli has been blogging for over 4 1/2 years at solli-kanani.com but she has also contributed with a Paris-blog at COSMOPOLITAN. Even though she likes to be personal in her posts she keeps her private-life apart to maintain her integrity. Her lifestyle-blog is written as a diary, to keep her loved ones updated aswell as to inspire her blog readers from all over the world. Enjoy following her journey through life!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain