Finland, the land of a thousand lakes

Mythical, magical and perhaps best known for its unspoilt nature with a vast forest landscape, dotted with freshwater lakes, so numerous that they have given this country the nickname “the land of a thousand lakes”. In fact, Finland has more lakes in relation to a country's size than any other, with water making up ten percent of the land. With a population of 5.5 million...

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Countdown to Christmas with Pierrot La Lune

Buying sustainable is perhaps more important than ever in a time where UNICEF tells us that more than 600 million children will live with severe water shortage by 2040 if we do not change fundamentally in our behaviour.  It's in times like these you would be delighted to discover the simple and timeless design, clothing to be worn for generations, from Pierrot La Lune. The small...

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Nordic Council Environment Prize 2019 – the runners up

The winner of the Nordic Council Environment Prize for 2019 famously said that 'the climate doesn't need awards'. Which is true. However, it wasn't the climate that received the award. Perhaps more so than ever the climate need people, people who care, who do what they can. These people, by receiving an award, will receive attention for all their hard work and again reach and inspire others to...

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Hansen & Lydersen Smoked Salmon for Christmas 2019

For many a Norwegian there simply will not be Christmas without having had traditional Norwegian smoked salmon 'røkelaks', served with soft flat bread 'lefse' and scrambled eggs. For many there will not be Christmas without the smoked salmon from a tiny smokehouse in Stoke Newington. Every year in the lead up to Christmas the seasonal smokehouse Hansen & Lydersen, run by Norwegian artisan...

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3 Top Unique Stays in Norway in 2020.

Go off the beaten track and visit historical Norway, surrounded by nature. Here are a few picks of private home-away-from-home rentals from the Airbnb website, with some truly unique stays, for a private and memorable holiday experience. Fosse House in the Fjords of Norway The Fosse house is situated on the West coast of Norway, by the famous Hardanger Fjord in a historical setting. This is a...

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Ice Skating in London 2019/2020

It's that time of the year again, when enchanting ice-covered surfaces, complete with festive music and fairy-lights start appearing, around the city of London. In our household it's become a tradition to go ice skating, at least once during the season, as a magical family day out. The girls as they are older now will often go on their own, together with friends. Some ice rinks have sadly...

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Christmas Decoration by Iittala

We just discovered these simple yet so gorgeous baubles by Iittala... On our wish list for this Christmas! Add to your collection of Christmas decoration with Iittala’s five piece red glass ball set. Each delicate ornament is mouthblown and comes with grey textile ribbons to hang them on the Christmas tree. From the palest pink to the richest red, each glass ornament reflects its own unique...

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My favourite Women’s Winter Coats for 2019

The winter coat is perhaps one of the most worn items in your wardrobe during the colder months. A lot of coats on the market is either practical or fashionable. But what if we don't want to compromise? We've sourced some of the top Scandinavian labels to share our favourite coats for 2019, to wrap up in style and stay comfortable - even when the temperature drops. Fleischer Couture Sirius is...

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Ganni Repeat, a new sustainable rental service

Got an event on but nothing to wear? Danish fashion brand Ganni has launched a rental service for all its customers; say hello to Ganni Repeat! According to Ganni 39,900 tonnes of textiles end up in landfill every year, in Denmark alone. With this in mind the Scandi cult brand is on a mission to contribute to a more sustainable, circular fashion industry - and increase the longevity of the...

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