June 15, 2021

5 BRUNCH LOCATIONS IN EDINBURGH YOU HAVE TO TRY NOW

The combination of lockdown lifting and warmer weather really has me in the mood to BRUNCH. Is there anything better than a lazy lie-in on the weekend followed by a delicious brunch with friends? The lack of this beautiful tradition in Sweden really had this basic girl feeling deprived, and you can bet that the […]

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May 11, 2021

7 HIDDEN SECRETS OF THE ROYAL MILE IN EDINBURGH SCOTLAND

Stretching from the Palace of Holyroodhouse all the way to the majestic Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile is one of the city’s best known streets. Covering just over a mile, the Royal Mile is overlooked by historic, towering tenements, between which winding closes and secret stairways intertwine to create a secret world bursting with historic significance. […]

April 27, 2021

3 DAYS IN STOCKHOLM: YOUR ULTIMATE TRAVEL GUIDE

This week Scotland is officially out of lockdown, and while I won’t be travelling internationally for a while, it’s feeling like travel is on the horizon! Which means it’s the perfect time to start thinking and planning upcoming adventures – first stop, Stockholm!  As many of you may know, I lived in Malmö Sweden for about […]

April 6, 2021

5 PLACES I WANT TO TRAVEL IN 2021

Though we’re very much still in the middle of a pandemic, and travel isn’t recommended yet, I’m feeling hopeful that as more vaccines go out and restrictions start to be lifted, it will be possible to safely travel again at some point this year. One of the main reasons we chose to move abroad was to […]

March 30, 2021

5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE EASTER LIKE A SWEDE

Glad påsk! The sun is shining (when it’s not raining), flowers are starting to bloom, and it’s really starting to feel like spring! This Sunday is Easter (Påsk), one of my favourite holidays to celebrate, and so I thought I’d reminisce a bit and talk about how it’s celebrated in Sweden! Påsk has pretty much […]

March 23, 2021

SWEDISH FIKA: YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST SWEDISH PASTRIES

Let’s talk about fika! Fika is a Swedish word that seems to be making it’s way around the world through Instagram and Pinterest, and for good reason! Often translated as “a coffee and cake break”, fika is this and so much more. Fika is an important part of Swedish culture. In fact, many Swedes consider it an […]

March 16, 2021

5 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SWEDISH AND AMERICAN APARTMENTS

Now that we’ve been in Edinburgh a few months, we’re looking to move our of our temporary apartment and into another for the longer term. With all this apartment searching and comparing, I’m reminded of the last time we changed apartments which, of course was in Sweden.  Before moving to Sweden, I was of course, […]

March 9, 2021

5 WAYS I TAKE CARE OF MYSELF DURING LOCKDOWN

Between lockdown, quarantine, moving, staying healthy, and enduring a pandemic in 2 different countries, this last year has been a lot to say the least. I’m not going to pretend it’s been easy – because it definitely hasn’t. Sure, there have been weeks where I’ve felt productive at work, gotten out for my daily walks, […]

March 2, 2021

SO YOU WANT TO MOVE ABROAD? TIPS FROM AN EXPAT

After a year in lockdown, are you sick of the same old same old, feeling that wanderlust, and itching to try something new? Have you always dreamed of waking up to the sunrise in Greece, shopping in France, or having daily fika in Sweden? Maybe your company has another branch in Germany, and you’re debating […]

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