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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

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