Just 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
Slow 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.
Pink summer mood Pinterest finds.
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: 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.
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.
Outfit: 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?
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.
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.
Words: 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.
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.
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.
Sustainable 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.
Music: 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.
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.
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…
Making a strawberry cake that this year will be extra interesting as the kids are picking the filling….
Going almost all in with the romantic theme but am hopefully still safe with black base wearing this…
Swimming in the sea as much as possible after a warming sauna.
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.
The ranch of fashion designer Tom Ford. I once read an interview where he tells he gets up at 4.30 every morning to have his first (!) bath and somehow the aesthetics of that matches this architecture well. Very clean.