June: On my mind

It´s been a hectic and so lovely month with lots of fun at both work and at home. I can´t say that I´m sad to say good bye to this busy month though because now we are heading of for July and the holiday that comes with it. But before that, let´s summarize the list for June!

travel june

Travel: I´ve always wanted to go to the Amalfi coast but still haven´t gotten there. Definitely something to look into for next year´s summer holiday.

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shoes juneShoes: From now on it´s bye bye sneakers and hidden feet, welcome era of flip flops and sandals!

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flower june

Flower: I love the scent of Jasmine and luckily we have a big one in our garden. The rain did some major damage to it but there are still a few days left of one of the best smells.

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outfit juneOutfit: Every summer I´m chasing the perfect kaftan to live in during the holiday and I even though I´ve searched like crazy I haven´t found the right one yet. Bought a black one but am hoping to at least for summer use a little bit of color for a change. Maybe not orange but with some summer lovelyness to it you know?

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Outdoor space:
Leaving the traditional bedroom category for an outdoor space this month and what could be more suitable than a garden setting with a view, a space in the shadow to have breakfast, lunch and dinner. And yes – if you find my inspiration mostly comes from warmer places that is true. I adore what we have here in Sweden and that is where my heart is but inspiration often comes from what you don´t see and experience all the time so here it is. In just a few weeks this is where I´ll spend most of my meals.

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office june

Office: The kids actually had their last day at school and daycare yesterday so Summer break is on! It feels absolutely lovely and we are now at the country house but to be honest even though I hoped my holiday would start now I´m not quite done yet so there will be some hours…days of work still. But with a proper view and family around me I don’t´feel sorry for myself but will enjoy the inspiration this environment gives.

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words juneWords: So true I think. It´s probably because we experience the changes of seasons that we appreciate summer so much and it feels as if every summer has it´s story. This one has already started and I´m excited to learn the rest.

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food june

Food: Love googling beautiful and delicious food and recipes and I think when ordering a salad you far too often get something not very interesting. This one is so simple yet so pretty to look at and probably a perfect side or lunch. Will definitely try it soon. For more inspo on salads – check here.

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Series: I watched all of the episodes of HBO series ”Casual” in just a few days last week. I wasn´t convinced until after a few ones but then I started really liking it. Great casting and with a lots of personality.

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sustainable pick juneSustainable pick: One of summer´s best treats, flea market shopping! The market suddenly explodes and there are flea markets and car sales everywhere. The perfect way of reusing and making special finds. Look at my friend Maria´s guide here.

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Music JuneMusic: Singer Adam Olenius of Swedish band Shout Out Louds has just released a solo EP called ”Looking forward to the new me”. Sounds very promising and ”News are saying” is probably the perfect car track for this summer going through the roads with the summer green around you.

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Detail love

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So many details I like about this house, Toorak2 by Australian Robson Rak Architects & Interior Designers. The layered dining room table, the office with the blue velvet chairs, the leather bench in the hallway, the open doors to the garden from the living room, the surface of the sofa table, the massive stove and much more.

Photo Brooke Holm, styling Marsha Golemac. Via Sanna´s Pinterest with thanks. 

Happy Midsummer!

Last hours of work and then of to the summer house to celebrate Midsummer with the family, can´t wait! We have been talking about what two eat for two weeks now and will make all the traditionals plus all the games and other crazy stuff us Swedes are doing on this specific holiday. Here are some of my Midsummer plans:

Lots of good food and a table and setting filled with fresh summer flowers…

Midsommar 1 midsommar 2Picking flowers and making wreaths for everyone…

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Making a strawberry cake that this year will be extra interesting as the kids are picking the filling….

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Going almost all in with the romantic theme but am hopefully still safe with black base wearing this

midsommar 7Sleeping in the best smelling and crispy sheets when the light fills the sky almost all night long. And there is no one who can make a bed look more welcoming than my Mum. 
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Swimming in the sea as much as possible after a warming sauna. 

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Happy Midsummer everybody! 

Pics: 1-2 via Kinfolk with thanks. 3. By Babes in Boyland with thanks. 4. Via Honestly Yum with thanks. 5. Dress from Zara. 6. Styling and pic by Daniella Witte with thanks. 7. By Donal Shehan with thanks. 

Holiday ready no 2

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I´m going to send off the weekend with another ”holiday ready” inspiration bonanza. I´ve been solo home this weekend as my family is away on a weekend trip so have had plenty of time to among other things surf the web for inspiration and loveliness. Apparently I´m ready for holiday as most of the searching goes to blue skies and water, houses to die for and views to fill all your senses. Two more weeks of work and then, holiday!

Pics via L´échappée Belle with thanks 

Parsley Palace, Mallorca

pp 16 pp 7pp 12 pp 14 pp 10 pp 8 pp 6 pp 9 pp 17 pp 15 pp 3 pp 4 pp 2 pp 18 pp 1I think I forgot to show you this house when I found it some years ago so here we go: the Parsley Palace situated in a small town called Felanitx in Mallorca. It contains no less than twelve rooms and has a roof terrace, a yoga room and a small garden with pool and fruit trees all over. They have renovated the house but I like that they have kept the charm of it being a bit worn still, maintaining some history. You can see the renovation story here . It seems to be fully booked for the summer, but who would say no to an early September weekend here?

More info and pictures here. 

May: On my mind

Two more days of one of my absolute favorite months to go and here is the list for lovely May. 

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Travel: Right now I don´t want to go anywhere but to our house in the archipelago to enjoy what I love the most – Swedish Spring and summer with nature exploding in all it´s force to the most beautiful green and blooming thing.

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shoes may

Shoes: Would like to find something similar to these, preferably hairy too. Perfect to make a jeans and t-shirt outfit a little more exciting.

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Flowers: Without doubt white lilacs right now. Love the purple ones too and we are lucky to have both in our garden so everyday the house is filled with their amazing smell. Reminds me of the feeling being younger just before finishing school for summer and still gives me that sense of excitement and expectations for the summer to come.

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Outfit May

Outfit: I´m very into everything from Totême and would love to have a summer dress from that brand right now. Classical clothing with no fuzz and details to love.

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Bedroom: Like I said, I don´t want to travel anywhere right now but to our summer house and the view is not far from this one. There is nothing like waking up to a calm like this. We are currently re-decorating a bit in the guest house as well and I´m really looking forward to getting my hands of that properly when we get there.

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Kitchen with doors onto the backyard. Stone was salvaged from same place as the coney isalnd boardwalk. Shelves are reclaimed scaffolding.

Office: A dream! A glass studio in the backyard. Yes please, anytime.

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words may 2Words: That´s literally what I´m doing all the time know. I LOVE spring and feel unstoppable, ridiculously excited and positive. The light, the smells, the freckles, the people coming out from their homes looking happy and equally excited, fun events, long mild evenings and holiday plans just around the corner. What´s not to like? Well, that would be that I´m sick in bed in addition to a crazy hay fever but can´t stop smiling anyway.

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food may

Food: I make watermelon and feta cheese salad almost everyday now and the great thing is that the kids love it too. Adding avocado, mint, lime and red onions looks lovely too so will have to try that tonight.

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Book: One of the most inspirational things I find is to look at hotel design and this book would probably be a nice addition to that. You can find it here. 

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Sustainable pick: Want new towels for the summer house and even though I´ve used these for several photo shoots I still haven´t bought any. Ecological cotton from Craft Collective with the cutest fringes.

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Music: The ”Docks” record of Amanda Bergman has been on repeat since released and recently the new single ”Taxis” came out. Just in case you still haven´t discovered this woman´s incredible voice, don´t miss out. Start with the most amazing track ”Falcons”. You won’t be disappointed.