First night + meal in the new condo

Spent my first night in the new place on Saturday. Pizza was a given after a long day. Modena has served the best pizzas for as long as I can remember 🍕 Yes please and thank you 😋  Still have no furniture but a bed, so eating on the rug happened 🙈

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New bed, new light, new linens. What a feeling ✨

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HUGS

Baka’s birthday celebration - Mando & Malmö Opera

Beautiful Malmö 🎄 

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We saw SO many people sitting outside eating (in 32 degree F weather!!). Looks a little empty here but it was still very early. Had to get proof with gorgeous mom as a cover 🙈 

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Three generations ❤️ 

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Mando in Malmo 😍 Highly recommend 🍸 

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We were celebrating Baka’s birthday 🥳❤️🥰 

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I mean?! Delicious. Simply delicious 😋  

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The fam bam 🎉 

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After our delicious dinner it was time for Malmö Opera. We saw La Traviata. WOW. What a performance. Photos were not allowed, but I was highly impressed. Will definitely try to go more frequently! 

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When we’re all together lots of pictures is a must 🥰 

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Love these beautiful, intelligent, stubborn, strong, and loving women more than anything ❤️

HUGS 

Personal phone snapshots from summer 2016

I wanted to share some more personal and "unfiltered" images with you. Most of these are from Tove's phone and some are from mine. The person behind all of the pictures is my favorite person Tove <3

Having the best drink I have ever had, hands down. We were at a restaurant in Malmo. It was drink with violet in it (YUM)!! Violet, licorice, and can polkadot (no english translation?!) are my all time favorite ice cream flavors and this drink tasted like my beloved violet ice cream.

On the ferry to Rab island, Croatia / Jamie Oliver's restaurant Barbecoa in London / Shopping with Tove in London / Eating my favorite soup at one of my favorite restaurant in Croatia

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Tove is obviously someone I admire and adore, if you have not picked up on that already. She is a spinning instructor at Nordic Wellness so if you are ever in Malmo and want a great workout, make sure to schedule a class with her. Here we are sweaty and happy after her class.

Some snaps from London, when it finally stopped raining!

How can a place be this beautiful? Otok Rab friends!

I feel bad for everyone who does not have this girl in their lives. She is the best thing ever. Never a dull moment with her. I miss her like crazy but I am thankful for the technology we have today <3

Lucky to have spent all of my childhood summers here <3

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The live image to this photo is hilarious, so much love for this one <3 / Happy as can be at my favorite place, Rab island

If you ever go to Croatia, go to Rab Island.

The island is small and is easy to navigate around yet it has an incredible lot to offer. There are cliff beaches, fine sand beaches, stone sand beaches, and regular sand beaches. It is still not crazy touristy so the restaurants there are amazing and authentic. Food tastes better than anywhere else, everything has so much flavor, most of it is home grown, and the fish are caught at night. The old town is cozy and fun to walk around in. The nature is beyond beautiful. It is also a very cheap place to go visit (a scoop of ice cream is no more than a dollar!!). There are plenty of day trips offered by boat from Rab. Rab island is only a 3.5 hour trip from Croatia's capital Zagreb (ferry ride and drive included in this time). Since Zagreb is a good place to fly in to (and then rent a car to drive to Rab), you can also explore the beautiful capital while visitng.

Huge thanks to Tove for putting up with me blogging and taking some pictures, and for being my best friend. She turned 23 March 2 and I did not do a happy birthday post for her, so thank you for being you bestie! Älskar dig massor <3

Also, big thanks for reading this post, I hope you all enjoyed. HUGS

2016 Travel Summary

MEXICO

Playa Del Carmen

Cozumel

Tulum

 

NORTH CAROLINA, USA

Asheville

 

SWEDEN

Malmö

 

ITALY

Milan

Lake Como

Verona

 

SPAIN

Barcelona

 

DENMARK

Copenhagen

 

ENGLAND

London

 

CROATIA

Rab

Zagreb

 

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA

Myrtle Beach

Charleston

 

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City

 

SWEDEN

Malmö

Stockholm

Eight countries, seventeen cities, one year. I am so thankful to have traveled as much as I did last year. From spending time with my best friend, to traveling with my grandmother <3, to shopping and strolling through Denmark with my godmother, to spending Christmas with my family and my cousins, to going to a wedding, to going on a relaxing trip with my boyfriend, to spending my birthday with my favorite people, to having a girls trip with my mom, and everything there in between. I truly hope 2017 will be filled with as many fun trips and time spent with my loved ones. Thank you to everyone who made 2016 special <3

My beautiful home town

The city I grew up in is so pretty. The sunsets are always incredible. It was 19 degrees Fahrenheit out when I went on my walk, but absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. I wish the pictures could even do it somewhat justice. I felt so alive just enjoying this view. It is important to remember to just breathe and appreciate every once in a while.

St. Jakobs Stenugnsbageri Malmö Saluhall

Wednesday last week I started my day by going to Tove's cycle class at 7am. She is the best instructor ever so if you live in Malmö she teaches at Nordic Wellness at Emporia and Fair Play. After the cycle class we had a cozy breakfast at the new market in Malmö. We then went to another full body workout class (?!) and I survived, wihoo. The food here was not the best, and very overpriced, but the environment was super cozy. HUGS

Cozy family dinner at Bastard Malmö

So much love <3 I really cherish times like these when we all get to spend time together. It does not happen often considering we all live in three different countries across the world. Hope you all got some quality time with your loved ones over the holidays, HUGS.

New Years Eve

Get ready for a rainfall of pictures from New Years Eve. What an amazing way to end 2016 and begin 2017. Food prepared and cooked to perfection in addition to great company, the best combination (for those of you who read my blog regularly you already know that there is nothing I enjoy more). Mike was missing because he had to say in the US to work but other than that this New Years could not have been any better. Thank you all for this wonderful day. 

Erik and his humor, it never fails. 

Beautiful sisters <3

My gorgeous best friend <3

Pretty ladies!

Alex and Simon had been prepping for this dinner for about a week. Just look at this menu!

Our first course in the making!

Hard working guys! So many thanks for this mind blowing dinner. 

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The second course which also happened to be my second favorite. 

At it again!

We had a different kind of wine paired with every course, so well thought out and planned. 

The fourth course! Just wow. Everything was so delicious. 

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This was my absolute favorite! Can this be in front of me again right now? My mouth is watering just thinking about this.

YUM YUM YUM! Need I say more?

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There were so many fireworks everywhere. I love fireworks!

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Cheers to 2017!

The brilliant masterminds behind the creation of the dinner!

It was way too windy for this so we did not really succeed, hehe, but we tried!

Ended the night with dancing in the living room <3

Thanks to everyone for making this New Year a good one <3 Also, special thank you to Simon and Alex for an incredible food experience!

1 January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEARS!! Today was spent on the couch with the exception of a long walk to get some fresh air. We have been watching SKAM which is a Norwegian TV show that everyone is talking about (here in Sweden too). It is addictive, and a must see. Relaxing and cozy day to say the least. Tomorrow I will post about NYE and our amazing dinner. I hope you all had a great end to 2016 and a wonderful start to 2017!