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2017

Västerås

Good Morning and Happy New Year!

Yet another year has passed, and I’m glad 2016 is over. I  hope and believe that 2017 will be better in many ways. Less worries, more happiness, less darkness, more sunshine, less losses of lives and more peace. We did however wake up to another terror attack and this time in Turkey. Before I had turned around to give Kiwi the year’s first morning hug I had tears in my eyes and an aching heart. For many people New Years Eve will from now on not be the same, it will be a reminder of their loss. And 2016 will be a reminder of loss for even more people.

While the chaos continues I am sitting in bed having sushi for breakfast. A sushi craving hit me yesterday and a Deliveroo man was soon knocking on the door with about 25 pieces of sushi bites. I hope they haven’t gone bad over night…

I also thought I would write down a few of my goals for this year. They are not really new year resolutions, but instead just a few goals that I will start aiming for as from today:

  1. Continue to stay active by going to the gym, taking classes and by taking long walks. I was very happy with how well I did on this last year so my goal now is just to keep up with it.
  2. Eat more green and vegetables. I eat vegetables and fruit every day which is good, but I don’t eat enough of it. My goal is therefore to eat at least 2 fruits per day and to eat at least 2 meals with vegetables each day. I think that’s realistic.
  3. Read more books! Apart from school books I have not been reading much this year. From what I can remember I have read two or three Wallander books and that’s it. Shame. So my goal for 2017 is to read for joy and relaxation for at least 15 mintes a day. Also realistic!
  4. Write more. Blog posts will be good for that!
  5. I will skip the attempts to make things perfect and instead be a little bit rebellious and go for good enough!

Thank you for checking in!  X

 

Sonnet James

sonnet james

Just recently I came across some dresses from the brand Sonnet James, and I think the story behind their clothes is very clever. Whitney, who is the brand’s creator, experienced a lack in the market when she couldn’t find clothes that moms could wear and be both well dressed and playful in. This quote is taken from their web page:

“Sonnet James was born out of the idea that beautiful clothing should work for moms—durable, comfortable, and beautiful, yet easy to care for. So, enjoy your Sonnet James dress at the park, the museum, and the city”. 

Even though I am not a mom myself I am a big fan of the concept. It gives me future inspiration. Have a sneak at their lookbook and see for yourself! xx

Christmas market in Stockholm

stockholm

stockholm

stockholm

stockholm

stockholm

stockholm

stockholm

Mornin’ Sunday!

How I love the feeling of waking up fresh on the weekend mornings. It makes the whole weekend feel so much longer and worthy. Yesterday Kiwi, mom, dad and I went up for a day trip to Stockholm. While Kiwi went off to see friends the rest of us met up with my brother for some Christmas Market hanging. We were not the only ones with that idea – the market was packed with both locals and tourists trying to get the most out of the sunny weather and the beautiful Christmas decorations that filled the old town. The sunny weather even allowed us to enjoy coffee and saffron buns outside (in november!!). Among other things we also visited Svenskt Tenn and I was happily surprised to see they have Fornasetti pieces in there. Of course they are very pricy and nothing for a student, but I love to look around at his playful pieces. For dinner we ate a Chinese and Mongolian buffet on Östermalm, and then we finished off the day at NK. They had not spared any expense on the Christmas decoration and I felt we all got in a very jolly Christmas mood.

Today I am going back up to Stockholm again for the Sweden International Horse Show with two of my oldest and dearest friends. The three of us have been growing up riding for the same horse back riding club and for several years we had our ponies in the same stable. We share lots of fun memories from those days and I am so thankful we are still part of each others lives. The train leaves in a couple of hours so I should start to get ready, but first I will snuggle down in bed for a few more minutes with my other half, who I believe are not feeling to fresh this morning since he was out last night and took the last train home from Stockholm. He looks like a defeated worrier laying in bed now –  my beautiful defeated warrior!

Love, Lisa

Prada Marfa, Texas

prada marfa

prada marfa

Since the first time I saw The Devil Wears Prada I have been wondering what’s up with the sign that says Prada Marfa 1837 MI, but I never looked into it. The other day though I came across  the Prada Marfa Museum while looking trough Art/Fashion in the 21st Century by Mitchell Oakly Smith and Alison Kubler, and the picture became clear. Call me behind! The installation is created by the Scandinavian duo Elmgreen and Dragset who put it together in 2005 outside of Marfa, Texas. Can you imagine the surprise of meeting this little house with the Prada signs in the middle of nowhere when you’re out on the highway?? It was created to look like a Prada store but works as a museum for Prada shoes and handbags – shoppers have no access to get inside. My first thought was – it must get robbed all the time, right? And I read it was ram-raided short after it was installed, but it seems to stand strong yet today though. My curiosity and eager to one day drive by it myself is growing and it’s definitely up on the bucket list. David is thrilled about the idea as well (not)!

Love, Lisa

A nespresso morning

nespresso

nespresso

nespresso

I would like to start off this day by sending a big hug of happiness and excitement to Vicki and Graeme who gave us this amazing Nespresso machine – Thank you so much guys!! We have been drinking delicious long coffees this morning and it feels so luxurious to have our own little barista in the kitchen. It will be very well used! X

As usual this weekend has been going by so quickly. On Friday I was on a Diversity day with lots of inspiring lectures. The best lecturer was Sara, a 65 years old transvestite who talked about welcoming diversity. She passed on new and fresh perspectives and I believe she killed many bias during those hours that she was standing in front of us. She has been writing a book called From Man to Human that I cant wait to read.

On friday night David and I had dinner at home before heading out for a few drinks down town. I am impressed by Västerås’ night life now days. For a city of 130 000 people I think the selection of places to go to depending on what kind of night you are looking for is good.  Yesterday we where out all day shopping with my parents before crashing on the sofa at home. We watched Hunger Games – Catching Fire, so now we’re ready to see the first part of the third movie at the movies – exciting! xx

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