May: On my mind

Oh how I love the month of May! Here we go with some goodies on my mind before heading off to June:

glampingTravel: I have to be honest, camping is not really my thing. I´m one of those silly persons who think a bear will eat you up as soon as your eyes are closed but now I´ve found something to look into! Terra Glamping, that would be something! In decorated tents with an incredible view of the ocean just along Highway 1 in California. Yep, goes right on the to do list.

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valerieShoes: Really like these suede flats by Valerie & Heelow. Perfect with jeans and a basic top. By a quick look I could´t find them in my size though, hopefully they will restock soon.

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Flower:
Without doubt – and this will always be my flower choice for as long as the season is right – peonies. Along with lilacs of course but peonies are for the win as they last longer.

outfit mayOutfit: All I want, blue jeans and a striped shirt. Simple as that.

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Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 22.44.59Bedroom: Hello & yes please, If I´m not going glamping I just might do this instead.

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office mayOffice: I don´t remember if it was here on the blog or on Instagram I posted this image the first time but I know I reacted to how many people then was equally taken by it as me. This space…yes. Many great things would come from there, I´m sure of it.

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Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 23.00.11Words: Nothing is as good as Instagram, blogs and what more. I´ve struggled a bit lately with things not at all going the way I planned but I´m not ready to give up. I know my destination and with a little luck and a lot of continuous hard work I´ll hopefully be on my way.

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food mayFood: The grill is already constantly on and the love for prime veggies has never been bigger than in Springtime.

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movie mayMovie: Not a new one but if you haven´t already seen it, please do. Such a moving story with an amazing cast and photography.

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Layered_Recycle_imagebild_1-544x880Sustainable pick: Layered recently launched their Recycle collection described like this ”handwoven rugs made of recycled PET bottles. Melted bottles are used to produce a thread, which in turn is spun into yarn. The resulting handwoven rugs have the same look, texture and softness as traditional wool rugs

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Screen Shot 2017-05-31 at 09.45.57Music: Jennie Abrahamson released her album Reverseries in January and the one track that has been played over and over again is the so beautiful ”Don´t Talk”.

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March: On my mind

Can´t believe how quickly this month has passed by…Only made it through half of my to do -list, both at home at at work. Hopefully April will bring more of  Spring warmth and feelings. But before that, let´s go with the monthly list for March:

travel marchTravel: This month I was asked by my husband to block a weekend in April as he has planned a surprise trip. I´m probably one of the most curios people in the world so I´m trying to get him to reveal where we are going but he is super stubborn about it being a surprise so I will have to wait patiently. In the meantime me and my sister booked a trip for our mother and us as she just turned 70, so Mallorca – see you in September!

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shoes marchShoes: Not only do I long for warmer days with lots of fresh fruit but apparently I have the need for dito on my feet too. These cuties are new in my wardrobe (that I have finally cleaned out and organized, wihooo!!)

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flower marchFlower: My allergy is on a high at the moment so I´ll take that as proof Spring and more colours in nature are to come. Finally! Our magnolia tree just had one or two flowers when we moved in ten years ago but now it´s happily exploding every Spring and I can´t wait to see how many flowers this year will bring.

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outfit marchOutfit: Not only do I crave that bike but that outfit looks just perfect to start of Spring with too.

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bedroom marchBedroom: Wouldn’t mind to meet April in a bedroom like this with open windows and no fuzz.

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office marchOffice: That floor, big windows, Essay table by Cecilie Manz and Series 7 chair by Arne Jacobsen from Fritz Hansen – yes please.

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words marchWords: Simple beauty.

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food marchFood: How lovely do these look? Found these amazing coconut acai bowls over at  Design Love Fest. Wish all meals could look this pretty.

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series marchSeries: No surprise that just the scenery of this serie keeps me hooked but the cast and plot is so good too. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Swedish Alexander Skarsgård who is actually doing a really great job here. If you haven´t already seen it, perfect for this weekend!

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TheSustainableSociety-loggaSustainable pick: My friend Maria Soxbo of interior blog Husligheter has always a million exciting projects going on and this one is no exception. Today she together with 11 other bloggers are launching initiative ”The Sustainable Society”. Together these blogs will pick one subject per month to write about within the subject of sustainability. Love it!! Really looking forward to follow, learn more and see different angles of the same theme.

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bloodjungle-39515156--1024x1024Music: Track ”Hands” & ”Air is free” have been recurring tunes in my head since the release in February. This weekend I´ll give the whole album a good listen to see if it all has the same effect.

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February: On my mind

As many times before I didn´t have time to finish the list for current month before the next one starts but since I´ve had this as a draft for two weeks now I´m still going to call it the list for February instead of March. Here we go:

tokyoTravel: I´ve always wanted to go to Tokyo but still that dream hasn´t come  through. My sister and her husband took a weekend trip there some time ago and I don´t know why I forget that it is actually quite easily done. Something to dream about for the future.

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shoes febShoes: How pretty are these green beauties? Would so love to welcome Spring in the perfect emerald green. This kind of shoe seems to be on several minds at the moment, see other versions here and here.

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flower febFlower: Just as I thought our lemon tree had given up completely and had bought a new one, the old one showed me it was too soon to give up on it. I apologize old friend, I will pay close attention and treat you with the care you deserve from now on. Hopefully we will have some more rounds together.

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outfit febOutfit: Not too exciting but still on the hunt for the perfect jeans and I so want to find a pair of 501 in my size with a light washing. A perfect way to say ”hello Spring”.

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Screen Shot 2017-03-06 at 08.56.35Outdoor space: I´m so ready to go to the summer house, take the first dip of the year in the ocean, a hot sauna, let the shoulders down and breathe some fresh air but that will unfortunately have to wait a bit longer.

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Office:
I really like this home office with it´s color additions and design classics. It´s actually the home of Kourtney Kardashian, featured in Architectural Digest decorated by interior designer Martyn Laurence Bullard.

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Screen Shot 2017-03-06 at 09.19.25Words: It´s been three crazy weeks and it doesn´t seem like there is a break coming anytime soon. Super grateful for having lots of work of course but I also need to remind myself not to stress too much but to stay focused on the task without a racing heart and a non-sleeping mind. I need to stay calm to be productive at least to enjoy it properly. I don´t like to rush through things without staying in the moment so these words will be my continuous mantra.

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food febFood: When being out on production starting super early and ending late at night, the way of eating tends to suffer a bit. You don´t eat enough and when you finally get the chance to do so you are so excited to see food so anything goes instead of eating smart and healthy. At least that´s the case for me. I only have prep work and no photo shoots this week so hopefully that will result in better choices and more clean eating. Would´t mind trying this Kale detox salad with Pesto to start with. See the full recipe here. 

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JRvol couv03'.inddBook: In the current issue of Styleby magazine founder Elin Kling has this book of French interior designer Jean Royère on her list and I´m hoping that it will be in my home soon as well. If you are not familiar with his work you can see some here. I ran past a pair of his  Oeuf chair in white faux fur wool in perfect condition the other day and my daughter was eager to have one for her room….great but expensive taste in that 7-year old!

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sus febSustainable pick: This months choice is Ikea´s new matte, anthracite grey kitchen ”Kungsbacka” designed by design studio Form Us With Love. The first kitchen fronts line, entirely made from recycled plastic bottles and reclaimed industrial wood, hurray! Read more about the project here. 

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My Song LP sleeve.inddMusic: Listening to Sophie Zelmani brings back a lot of memories as that was one of the most played albums (Precious Burden) in my loft while living in Paris back in 97-98 (such a long time ago, gah!!).  Her new one was released March 3rd and this week will definitely have ”My Song” and the other tracks as soundtrack. Fingers crossed it fulfills what I´m hoping for.

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January: On my mind

Trying to shake myself out of holiday mood with a list for January. A good fresh start but also a continuation of many things already in the process. I really do like January as it gives you a reminder to evaluate and consider possible changes. Not that that isn´t something for all months of the year but you know – resolutions and all. I try not to give too many of those as it mostly causes unnecessary pressure on my end (always put a lot of pressure on myself anyway) but like to summarize good and bad of the past year and put some hopes and goals for the upcoming one. This list is not about that but at least a mood for January. Here we go:

travel JanuaryTravel: Since I just spent a month long holiday in Los Angeles it almost feel presumptuous thinking of more but of course…one can always dream…We have friends who are currently traveling parts of the world and the other day on Instagram this amazing place turned up – Las Coloradas in Mexico. The pink lakes look almost too amazing for being true (but they sure are) and are only about a foot deep. Would love to see this live! Not to mention using it as location…

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Screen Shot 2017-01-18 at 02.48.20Shoes: It´s unfortunately not going to happen but found these shoes via one of my absolut favorite bloggers – Elin  Renck – and am sure that these babies would look good on me too…As I´m not wearing much more than black and then some black, accessories like these are gold. Literally speaking. Soon on sale please?

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Flower:
 Of course it has to be tulips for what they represent with upcoming Spring and the beauty of all different colours, shapes and sizes. I only wish that they would last longer…

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Screen Shot 2017-01-18 at 03.12.39Outfit: As I´m now back home one of the first things I will do is to clean out and organize my closet. Mostly it´s about realizing I´m not the size I once used to be and instead of being ashamed I will embrace new facts until or if even when things would turn back in time. Want to feel comfortable where I am now and that is certainly not in things that are too tight, short or young for my age if there is even such a thing (I vote yes). Probably not aloud to say so but nevertheless, no-one looks good in shorts aspiring for thong or see-through clothes leaving nothing for imagination. What I need right now is just a classic white shirt that works for Monday as well as Saturday night.

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amangariOutdoor space: The outdoor space has without doubt for the past month been the terrace on our roof with views over the Pacific one way and the mountains on the other but as some of you have seen already on the blog and Insta this place really got to me and I really hope to experience it someday. Turns out at least two of my friends have already been there and both witnessed the pictures tell no lie. See more here and here. 

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office januaryOffice: I´m desperately trying to find the source for this image as I know it so well but currently have a holiday head and can´t find it. What I love is not the minimalism, could never do that no matter how much I tried, but the light and the choice of materials I really like. Let´s hope that 2017 will be the year I´ll find my dream office.

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words januaryWords: Can we just agree on that? We don´t always get there but we can at least try. If it´s helping others or achieving something for ourselves. All we can do is try and try and try.

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food januaryFood: As much as I love cooking I´ve never tried making Ramen and oh how I love it. One of many things on the to-do-list.

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Book:
In a big fan of architect Josephs Dirand´s work so am really looking forward to this piece being released in March 2017.

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sustainable janSustainable pick: Velour is the first jeans producing brand that fulfills all criteria for a ”Svanen” approval. Svanen is one of the most difficult environmental friendly labels to get within the Nordics so it´s great to see that even in this specific field there are ways to achive sustainability. I´m definitely a jeans girl myself so now all I hope is for Velour to start producing jeans for women as well and for other brands to follow their lead.

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music januaryMusic: I´ve been listening to a lot of music while on holiday. I always do but when having more time I love going through what I´ve missed. Veronica Maggio (who by the way won Best Dressed Woman of the Year in Sweden at Elle Fashion Awards the other night) is certainly not unknown but this track – Gjord av sten –  I had passed me by and I have not stopped listening to it since I found it a few days ago. Another strong Swedish woman is Seinabo Sey and now latest with this acoustic version Easy. Two very beautiful and moving songs.

November: On my mind

Yes I know, 8 days of December have already passed by but didn´t want to miss out on a list for November so here we go:

travel novTravel: This magical camp is not where I´m spending my time at the moment but I am in South Africa (in Cape Town) for a week of work and am super excited as I´ve never been here before. The image is from Singita Lebombo in South Africa, at the border with Mozambique. I would love to travel Africa more and really enjoyed Condé Nasts guide to the best safari lodges and camps. Photo by Adrian Leuw.

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shoes novemberShoes: I don´t know if it´s being closer to a more exotic animal life but I just bought these shoes and love them!! Can pick up any outfit and any day.

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Flower: I used to not like Amaryllis at all but that has changed over the past years and now I love sprinkling them all over our home counting down the days before Christmas.

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outfit novOutfit: All of a sudden I had to think about putting this pale piece of body in summer clothes again and I just missed a similar dress as they ran out of it. Such a shame as that would have been the perfect work outfit for me.

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outdoor space nov

Outdoor space: I unfortunately  can´t show you pics of the amazing location we are shooting at but like in this image it has this incredible sense of no walls between indoor and outdoors, topped with amazing views over Cape Town and the ocean. The advantage of living in a climate warmer than ours.

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Office: In the current issue of Residence Magazine the home of Fashion editor Daniel Lindström is featured. I had the pleasure of styling that job and fell in love with his home office space. I love books and what they add to an interior and this was certainly no exception. Would love to sit there reading and writing.

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words novWords: Those words have been in my head for some weeks as I´m struggling so hard with fear of flying and leaving the kids back home. But I´ve made the decision not to let my fears limit my life and here I am. Super happy about this experience of work yet anxious of getting on a plane in a few hours again. Some day I´m hoping to reach a better balance where fear is no longer an issue.

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food novFood: As much as I enjoy a slice of summer right now I can´t wait to get back to my family for some traditional pre-Christmas celebrations before heading of to some more adventures.

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book novBook: This must be the most blog mentioned book of the month and I´m no different. Definitely on my wishlist.

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gift novSustainable pick: It´s Christmas soon and with that comes Christmas gifts. We are trying to clean out all of the toys, clothes and books that the kids are not using any more to pass that forward to someone who will treasure them more.  Most things still look brand new and deserves more rounds of fun. And re-gifting, I think that is great! Old gifts that where not right for you, pass it forward instead of only buying new stuff.

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music novMusic: I´m having some difficulties with this category this month as I´m currently sitting in the lobby of the hotel while they are vacuuming the floors and are playing crazy high speed lounge jazz. Not much of inspiration to say the least. Christmas music old style has been the only thing I´ve been listening to for the last month as I have really been in a Christmas mood but this cutie from People People was just added to my wishlist when seeing it over at Hanna Wessman. 

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Today´s words

words 21Ok, so managed to stay away from the stomach flu for a full week even though it´s been haunting our house just to end up with a really bad food poisoning for the weekend (won’t´be eating parma ham anytime soon…). Lots and lots of work that was to say the least a challenge to juggle throughout this not so amazing experience. But! No rain, no flowers. So many fun projects at the moment and a a super exciting work trip across the world to somewhere I´ve never been next week. No I just need to manage my scare of flying and tick of all of those things to do before leaving. New week, here we go!

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