Summer faves

Every summer I find myself wishing for small changes around the house. Unfortunately I´m a hoarder, slightly compulsive and lazy on top of that, so getting rid of things is not easy. ;-) I grew up with my Grandma, you see, and it´s in my blood to think I might need that particular thing again someday. Haha! So, except for the occasional selling or give-away at my husband´s pressure, my solution has normally been to move into a bigger home. Haha! ;-)

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June

Hi, folks! What have you been up to lately? ;-) June has been a good month for me, the weather is starting to look up, there´s an abundance of flowers and greenery everywhere, work has been more steady and my depression- history. The last couple of weeks, living has been easy, working 3-4 hours a day, leaving me lots of time to spend walking with my baby, lunching and dining with friends, making popsicles and light salads or just drinking Prosecco and watching Dexter til early morning hours. ;-)

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I´m that crazy dog lady

You know those old ladies walking around with small dogs like they were their babies? That´s me in 30 years, only with a big fur baby! I´d made up my mind, I was never going to turn into one of these crazy dog ladies! I couldn´t stand them! Such a lack of insight! And yet I am all of that now. Most of my spare time revolves around Sam. I talk to him on the street. I kiss him loudly and I ´d do pretty much whatever it takes to make him smile, like in this picture.

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Holiday

We´re heading to Berlin next Monday to participate at EAM´s first trade show- SEEK and we´re so excited! ;-) This is our sole summer holiday (at least we don´t have any other plans for now), so it’d better be good! ;-) Already dreaming of getting rich and moving to a warm country, where we´d be living in a big mansion, with a beach line and a pool! haha! ;-)

First and foremost it´ll be hard work. We´ll be setting up stuff and decorating on Tuesday and the show itself starts on Wednesday and lasts for 3 days. Luckily, our stand is by the coffee shop, so we´ll be able to stay hydrated the whole time. ;-) haha! No Prosecco for this cutie, last time I attended a trade show in Paris (as a visitor), I got a major head-ache just from walking around with so much people around me. Haha!
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Coconut chocolate chip cookies

Yesterday I invited a couple of friends over for a summer gathering. I was hoping for better weather so we could sit outside, but Scandinavian summers are what they are. However, I and Sam had picked up some wild flowers, lit some candles and opened the windows, so the summer breeze could be felt inside, too. ;-) For mains I made a quinoa salad with peaches, feta cheese and pommegranate, put together a cheese platter for starters and as a dessert I whipped together these lovely chocolate chip cookies with coconut. The recipe I found on Norwegian blogger matpaabordet. They were the bomb! ;-)

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Quinoa summer salad

As a child, summer equaled holiday. We used to stay with our grandparents in the countryside for two and a half months, then my parents would come and get us and we´d go to the seaside together, for a couple of weeks or so. Summer meant reading, taking care of my little garden, meeting with my friend Irina and getting tanned. It also meant loads of fresh fruit, straight from the tree, running around freely, building huts and getting “infested” with fleas from the neighbour´s cats.

Nowadays, summer for me is first and foremost a holiday somewhere in the South of Europe. ;-) For the rest of the season, wearing dresses without stockings,  walking bare foot on the grass and eating yummy salads is as good as it gets in Scandinavia. If you´re really lucky, a couple of days on the beach and some holiday guests make the picture complete!
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ATP ATELIER

If you haven´t heard of them yet, listen here and listen good! ;-) I love this brand since it manages to merge continental style with Scandinavian simplicity in a way that makes me want all their shoes! I particularly like their sandals, which is why I chose to write about them in the first place.

ATP ATELIER – All Tomorrow’s Parties, was founded in 2010 by old friends Jonas Clason and Maj-La Pizzelli. They first met in the late 80’s at legendary Swedish fashion brand and retail stores Gul & Blå. Although they admired each other´s sense of style, they worked in different arenas for 20 years and then met again when the time was just right.

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