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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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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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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What to take to University, Scandinavian style

Our daughter is about to go off to university and to get to the grips of what's needed, I've assembled a few ideas on what to bring. Bedroom The rooms usually has a single bed, desk and chair. In addition you'll need... Practical bedroom essentials Mattress protector, duvet, pillow and bedding Full length mirror and hangers Laundry basket, hanging rack, iron and ironing board Functional and...

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MiniMeis, the baby carrier developed by Scandinavian dads

MiniMeis was invented to encourage dads to take an active part in the child's life, by supporting daily outings, on dads terms. Children love exploring and having a birds view, from a safe vantage point, seated comfortably on dads shoulders, couldn't have been a better idea. It all started out as a side hustle, when dads Julius Andreas Winger, Tarjei Espolin Johnson and Marcus...

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As We Grow, childrenswear from Iceland

A sustainable collection of timeless and long-lasting quality clothes, based on a true story of a sweater's journey between people and countries during many years. This is how As We Grow describe themselves, a brand popular for their slow fashion luxury childrenswear. And the new collection for Spring Summer 2020 is no disappointment. Once again the brand delights us with a nostalgic, timeless...

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The Scandi Outlet London

The Scandi Outlet is bringing some of the coolest Scandi brands to Shoreditch, London with up to 80% off retail price. The pop-up sale in 64 Charlotte Road is on until the 26th of July, with opening hours from 11am to 6pm. We recommend heading there as soon as you can as stock is limited. Expect to find top Scandinavian labels such as By Malene Birger, Odd Molly, Lollys Laundry, Just Female,...

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