Satellite Island

luisa 3luisa 1 luisa 2luisa 5 luisa 6 luisa 7 luisa 8The rain is pouring down outside so what could be more perfect than daydreaming away to this incredible holiday spot. Satellite Island in Tasmania, Australia, certainly is something different from most things, beautifully captured by Luisa Brimble.

Thanks so much for letting me show these images, Luisa. More about Satellite Island here. 

Weekend postcards

Some Instagram postcards from Nice where we just spent a long weekend to celebrate my father´s 70th birthday. True luxury getting to do this and to make summer feel longer. Now back to work!

All pics from my Instagram 

Summer memories

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All pics by me. 

Hi…

ocean curesJust dropping by for a quick hi…Hope you all are enjoying summer and hopefully have some time off with family and friends. Planned to spend more time here from the beginning but decided after a while that being completely off even from this is just what I needed. I even dropped my phone on the stone floor so am now without for two weeks and I have to say I don´t miss that little thing at all…But will drop by soon here for some postcards from paradise. You can see some of it on Instagram already. Take care and enjoy summer everyone. Back soon xxx

In the greenhouse

greenhouse 1 greenhouse 2 greenhouse 3Slow summer tempo here and not very much blogging. More on Instagram if you would like to follow but I´ll probably be here every now and then too. Still reading my favorite blogs before going to sleep or while being awake during super light summer nights. I know using your phone is not supposed to be good when in or before bed but sometimes when it´s difficult to sleep this occupation is a very good friend. One of the pages I never miss is the one of Krickelin. I can´t believe I discovered her blog so late, probably just about a year ago. If you haven´t read it I can highly recommend it. Great photography and the way she writes is just with so much flow and with lots of personality. Currently Kristin (writer of Krickelin)  and her family are working on a greenhouse in their garden and it looks just like the perfect summer spot. Green inspiration to dream about when finally falling asleep…

Pics and inspiration by Krickelin with thanks. 

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!

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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.

Pic by me via my Instagram 

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.

Pic, styling by me & photo by Pauline Suzor for Make it Last. 

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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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 

Wherever I lay my hat

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Red Hill

Hats on display are most often best in a summer house or in an environment that breathes holiday (if they are straw hats at least) and I really like when putting things you use into something to look at even when not being worn or used. A couple of years ago we where visiting friends in their house in France and this view was what we were welcomed by (from my Instagram). Just loved it. So sweet and the arrangement was simply beautiful and in this case supernatural.

Pics via Pinterest search.