Jul 29, 2011

What I Saw

It's always a little strange coming back to Sweden. One part of me feels like it's very familiar, my old home, while another part of me feels like a foreigner here. While the sounds and tastes remind me of past times, the sights still seem new to me. Here are some images from around Stockholm:


What I Ate

Not so typical foods from my travels to Sweden:

 Fresh picked raspberries

Champagne, raspberries and watermelon

Greek yogurt and raspberries, a pistachio cinnamon roll and pear cider

Homemade blueberry pie

Pear popsicles

Diam ice cream

Instead of sour cream & onion, they have dill chips

Fancy cakes

Assortment of delicious Swedish cookies

Swedish desserts

Homemade salmon sashimi and sake

Jul 23, 2011

I Believe...

I believe that there is beauty everywhere. I  believe in a glass of wine a day, new book smell and sparkly accessories. I believe that "it is written" and that everything happens for a reason.

I believe in wearing your retainers at night, and soaking the dishes before you put them in the dishwasher. I believe in "may I", "please" and "thank you".

I believe that laughter is the best medicine, but so are kisses and cuddles. I believe in switching off, signing out and logging out every once in a while. I believe that wealth doesn't necessarily equal right, moral or kind-hearted.

I believe in laughing at yourself.

I believe that good friends can last forever.

I believe in kombucha, The Giants and good communication.

I believe in traveling around the world, forming new bonds and having new experiences. I believe in loyalty, compassion and positive energy.

What do you believe in?

(Inspired by C'est Christine and Where My Heart Resides


Jul 13, 2011

On Returning to Sweden

In just 4 days, I'll be traveling to Stockholm once again. I was born there, I grew up there, but I never got to spend my young adult life there. Yes, I've seen the tourist attractions, the famous sites, eaten the typical Swedish meatballs, but I've never experienced it as a young adult. Where do the cool twenty-five year olds hang out? What do they listen to? What do they drink?

So what should I do in Stockholm?

I want to go here! The Icebar in the Nordic Sea Hotel


Jul 11, 2011

A White Trash Weekend

I'm a little late on this post, but this picture is worth it. This 4th of July was celebrated in true white trash style: mullets, baby bumps and the sound of "U.S.A, U.S.A" chanted over and over while a bag of wine was passed around. Happy Birthday, Amurrica. Happy Birthday.