Swedish Fika on traditional plates

Swedish Fika – New York

Swedish Fika

Fika is an ingrained activity in Swedish culture. It has become a somewhat popular concept internationally as well. For those of you who are not familiar with Fika. It is a moment to take a break, often with a cup of coffee, but alternatively with tea, and often times a baked good to pair with it. Most importantly take a moment daily to enjoy life.

From one business meeting to another

I arrived in NYC and had a fun and inspiring meeting with our co-founder Andrea at her new stunning house in Brooklyn. Andrea just moved in but has already the managed to get settled in and the house is stunning. We had a breakfast meeting and Andrea being the wonderful hostess she is, prepared her homemade granola and yogurt for us to Fika once all the important decisions were made. And yes she makes her own yogurt! It was so so yummy I had to get the ingredients so I could share it with you guys!

Andrea’s Fika treat:

Plain Yogurt (prepared in advance or purchased)

Frozen Blueberries

Hemp hearts

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds

Sunflower seeds

Pecans

Chia seeds

Honey

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Stockholm – Easter Witch

Nature and Swedish Parenting Nature is a very important component for Swedish parenting. We believe you raise strong independent children when they are able to explore natural elements by themselves. In Stockholm, Easter is one of the most important holidays of the year. It is the perfect time of year when it starts getting warm enough to […]

Freelance – Work at ATP

Back in Stockholm for some work with ATP. This week I spent some days at their new showroom and office working. It’s  such a great space and inspiring office to work at. The team is great and I really love working with them. We are currently working on the SS18 collection and it’s super exciting. So many nice pieces to come next season!

Got inspired when I saw this orange in a bowl at the office yesterday. Just had to take a pic!

View from my office seat. Love working here, their new built office is so inspiring!

Interior – Nesting Trends

Now it has struck – the feeling that I need to fix, organize, sort, decorate – our home needs to be clean and better looking than ever before! We have already started the eternity project known as sorting out the attic. And with ”we” I mean my husband – since the doctor has ordered me to take it slow these last weeks of my pregnancy, my husband is THE true angel making all my wishes his command. Next, on the list is selling everything we don´t use, and after that comes the best part – buying new things we´ve been longing for. That includes a new bed, lighting and I while we´re at it I might as well throw in some new pillows.
Mirror sofa table, Artilleriet
Armchair, IKEA
Floor cushions, Christina Lundsteen
Cushions, The Apartment
Pendant lamp, Areti
Bed linen, Tekla

Wooden Teethers - Mood board

WOODEN TEETHERS

Fun Teethers Wooden teethers – a small tip for all mommies going through teething periods. As Isabelle noticed and wrote in her earlier post her little boy wants to put his gums on wooden things now that he is teething. We gathered some new fun teethers you can find in various stores and online at thetot.com or at littlegoldie.com […]

Swedish Spring Fashion Selects 2017

Spring Fashion Edit

Spring is around the corner and we are craving a light palette and soft materials. Swedish Spring Fashion Selects 1. Wool Jacket, Acne 2.Silver bag, ATP Atelier  3.Cotton top, Victoria Beckham  4.Sneakers, adidas & Alexander Wang Collaboration  5. Trouser, Marni 

Teething Tricks and Tools

Swedish Teething Tricks

The weeks before the first tooth I saw a little hint of a white spot in Bei’s mouth. He was not his happy self, a lot of dribbles and a running nose. As soon we could see the tooth, he got the fever it wasn’t  ”the tooth” but it lasted for 3 days and ended with rashes all over Bei. I know now that 0the 3-day fever but sometimes teething and fever can combine. (Always check high fever with a doctor!)

I’ve learned that teething can be helped by massaging your baby’s palate with your finger or a baby toothbrush. Sophie the Giraffe is a popular and a good cute teething friend, but Bei prefers wood, the kitchen spoons or our rolling pin. If teething struggles continues I will try teething powder that can be added to your baby’s diet or maybe one of those beautiful amber necklaces.

Swedish Baby - Teething

Pregnancy truths

Superwoman – Pregnancy Truths

Telling it like it is

Pregnancy makes your skin glow, your hair grow and it makes you blissfully happy – right?

In all honesty that has not been the case for me. I´ve noticed when reading on the internet or hearing anecdotes from friends about being pregnant, there is a big tabu in telling it like it is.

You should be portraying the image of a healthy and happy strong woman. Embracing the fact that your body is changing. Letting everyone know how well you are coping with all the obstacles of being pregnant.

When this is not the case, I find it really shameful and hard being completely honest about how you feel. Every pregnancy is different (yes, heard that it before..). You tend to forget this when you have morning sickness, pelvic pain, hormones are completely wild, your pregnancy brain makes you perform at about 75% and you have a full-time job and maybe even a family to take care of.

At the same time, you´re told you should make yourself your biggest priority. But managing all this can be a true challenge. I have experienced a stress response like nothing else over the fact that I can´t do any of the things I imagined myself doing being pregnant. Slowing down and admitting that you´re not capable may, in fact, be the biggest challenge of them all. You truly feel like less of a person.

I may not have been able to eat all (or any) of the healthy salads and doing the yoga classes I intended. I am also absent-minded and self-absorbed because of my severe case of pregnancy brain. And it certainly left me totally unprepared, gobsmacked even, over the fact that this pregnancy has been so exhausting and different from the last one. However, one thing I know – and that I´m certain of – when looking back on all of this (well, not right away…), I will be prepared for the challenges that come with being a mother of two. At least a little bit.

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