#2018bestnine

Sunday, December 30, 2018

#2018bestnine

Helsinki, -2 degrees


For last year's words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice.
One Instagram account, 58 563 likes, 714 photos, an endless amount of priceless moments &am…
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Top 5 Nordic family games for a toddler

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Top 5 Nordic family games for a toddler

Helsinki, 3 degrees


Life is more fun if you play games.
During the holiday season, many have asked me about what games we have introduced to our toddler girl. She likes to play with a variety of toys, but I thought that …
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Holiday greetings: Snowy Nordic Christmas tree

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Holiday greetings: Snowy Nordic Christmas tree

Helsinki, -8 degrees



We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.
In my childhood, we always had a real Christmas tree. According to my mother, the only true Christmas c…
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How to use Pantone's color of the year 2019: Living Coral

Sunday, December 9, 2018

How to use Pantone's color of the year 2019: Living Coral

Helsinki, 4 degrees




We are tied to the ocean, and when we go back to it, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came. 
If you're still planning to purchase some Christmas gifts for you o…
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How to fill your Nordic reusable Christmas Advent Calendar

Saturday, December 1, 2018

How to fill your Nordic reusable Christmas Advent Calendar

Helsinki, -3 degrees


He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
You might remember my blog post from last year, where I introduced my family's favorite Nordic reusable Christmas Advent Cal…
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Color trend report 2019: corals, browns & greens

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Color trend report 2019: corals, browns & greens

Helsinki, -3 degrees



Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.
I think the Christmas season is an excellent occasion to gaze forward and have a look at next spring's color trends! Usually, I've done this already in Se…
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Christmas wishlist 2018: Aveo

Friday, November 23, 2018

Christmas wishlist 2018: Aveo

Helsinki, 2 degrees


Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.
To kick-start this year's Christmas season, I thought it might be fun to put together a wishlist from items that can b…
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Our honeymoon 3 in 1: why make Italy's Naples, Amalfi Coast & Procida your honeymoon destination

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Our honeymoon 3 in 1: why make Italy's Naples, Amalfi Coast & Procida your honeymoon destination

Helsinki, 5 degrees



Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards - the things we live by and teach our children - are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
As of 2018, Italy has a total…
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Our honeymoon: 8 x lemon scented postcards from the Amalfi Coast

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Our honeymoon: 8 x lemon scented postcards from the Amalfi Coast

Helsinki, 6 degrees


Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
If you know me well, you know that I'm obsessed with lemons! I guess my love for lemons started about 13 years ago, when I first lived in Italy for my first year. At that…
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