Lucia in London 2020

Saint Lucia is a Swedish tradition that comes around every December, when choirs around Sweden gather to light candles and sing well-known songs, as a bit of light during the December darkness.  The Lucia celebration in London is one of the biggest events of he year for the Swedish community, hosted by the Swedish church. I've been in touch with the Swedish church to see if Lucia will take...

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Scandinavian Christmas Markets in London 2020

Known as a region covered in ice and snow with reindeer roaming freely, the Nordics is as close to the ultimate Christmas idyll as one can get. The Scandinavian people are quite traditional, especially when it comes to Christmas and no less so when living abroad. In fact, the Swedish, Norwegian and Danish Christmas Fairs in London are so popular, that they by the Scandi...

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Scandinavian Advent Calendars 2020

Perhaps more than ever, our little ones deserve a merry countdown to Christmas. The nostalgic Scandinavian Advent Calendars are reusable, so a start of a treasured tradition. For years to come it can create happy mornings during the darkest month of the year. Then when the children are all grown up, it's ready to be handed down to future generations. Here are our favourite Scandinavian advent...

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6 Ways to celebrate Wool Week 2020

This years Wool Week will take place for not one, but two whole weeks, from Monday the 5th to Sunday the 18th October. As always the campaign is to support retailers, brands and makers of wool, with online and in store events. It's a bit different this year, as with everything else, with less workshops and events compared to previous years. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of ways for you to...

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Conscious luxury at Villa Copenhagen

Originally the Danish Post and Telegraph office from 1912 has been transformed into a 21st century grand hotel. Villa Copenhagen, situated in the city centre, close to Tivoli, opened only a few months ago. Designed in the historical Neo-Baroque style, the building has been brought back to its former glory. But it's not all about luxury. Villa Copenhagen has made a conscious decision to be...

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Autumn news from Danish kids brand Pierrot La Lune

Danish children's clothing brand Pierrot La Lune's new collection for Autumn will be exclusively available online, through their brand e-retail platform. This is in a bid to keep competitive prices without compromising on sustainability or quality. By saying goodbye to wholesale and be 100% online means we can now reduce our prices and still be able to offer the same lovely quality, with our...

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Stylish Rainwear – Best raincoats for women 2020

Raincoats are not known for being stylish or following fashion trends. Yet, there are brands out there that will offer stylish design, perfect for the wet-weather season we are about to enter. The west coast of Norway has a mild and wet climate, and is often affected by weather fronts coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, so much so that it is rain and wind pretty much throughout the year. No...

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Invest in a vest!

Timeless quality knitwear is always something worth investing in but especially this Autumn, it's the knitted vest you should be on the look out for. Style layered, with minimalistic oversized shirts or nostalgic blouses with exaggerated Peter Pan collar. The timeless cashmere vest by Alba Oslo I have my eyes on the Carla vest by the newly launched Norwegian sustainable brand Alba Oslo. Crafted...

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The world’s most beautiful sauna, tucked away in Norway

Taking a hot sauna after a dip in the deep blue lake, in an award winning architectural fairytale of a building, designed to echo the surrounding dramatic landscape, is far more than just a Instagram worthy moment. The sauna is a substainsial part of the Nordic culture, with communal local 'badehus' being in use until most homes got their own modern facilities. The Soria Moria sauna was thought...

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New Generals, from Copenhagen relaunched!

The children's fashion brand New Generals, which closed in 2014, has been relaunched and today opens a new online universe with clothing and accessories for kids aged 4-14 years. New Generals was originally created in 2009 because the founders, the couple Joen and Majbrit Weidemann, had spotted a gap in the market for children's fashion that was both cool and sustainable. New Generals was...

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