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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Easy Norwegian heart shaped waffle brunch

This is such an easy recipe, perfect for a weekend brunch party - or just to treat yourself! Compared to its Belgian and American counterparts, the Norwegian waffle is heart shaped, thin and, soft. For a healthier option, it can be made with no sugar and wholemeal flour. However, it is absolutely best when made with the recipe below - served with fresh berries, jam and creme fraiche or just with...

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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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Scandinavian Design in London

We are still in love with sustainable, functional and timeless Scandinavian home design, that a handful of London based retailers carry in-store. Retail has beyond doubt been hit particularly hard by recent events. If we would like to continue to have beautiful designs for our homes, available to us in London, we need to support the businesses who specialise in this field. Some of these stores...

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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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