The Swedish Party of the Year – Nobel Prize

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Yes, you read correctly:) – no stupid, sexist Hollywood-producers here, nor glamorous Hollywood-starlets in tiny couture and size

zero. In Sweden we keep the glamour cultural, intelligent and scientific. The party of the year – every year – is the Nobel Price Awards Gala Dinner that always is held  in the beautiful Blue Hall in Stockholm Town Hall.

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Let there be light!

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When I was a child I lived in the north of Sweden for 8 years and the winters were a time of perpetual darkness. Once in a while you would get a northern light, which was amazing, but the rest of the time was total darkness. As a child I can´t remember that it had a huge impact on my life, but as I have grown older those months have become harder and harder to get through…

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A hundred names for snow

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I woke up Monday morning and the first snow had come. It is the same thing every year. The first snow comes and chaos breaks out. That includes no commuter trains working, buses being cancelled because it´s too slippery on the roads and thousands of people with tired and drawn looks on their faces trying to get to work or home or just basically getting anywhere! It seems we all forget about it coming, every year, and are totally taken by surprise.  But we quickly adapt, and the first snow hardly ever stays, thankfully. So Tuesday was cold and the streets pretty clear from snow.

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Kindness, laziness and bedtime-stories

It seems to me Christmas is starting earlier every year, am I right or not? Most of my neighbors have decorated their balconies with lights, the way many Swedes do, and I am stubbornly holding on to December 1st. No, I´m not really a traditionalist, and I enjoy the lights, but I´m too lazy to go down to my basement-storage and take up the lights and fix whatever needs fixing. I will do it, just not yet.

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November rain

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Monday started with a bang this week, the office closed and everyone switched rooms. All part of a re-organization of the kind new bosses love to stick their teeth in. I´m sure you get my point.

I was supposed to sit somewhere else but after a discussion I managed to wrestle into a room I used to have five years ago, next to the coffee-machine. That will be handy when boredom strikes and I need coffee, or just to get me through my workload that is just massive atm. This is my Monday outfit – all black!

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Confessions of a closet-capsulist

I know! That word probably does´t exist, right? But I like it, and it captures what I want to say. So I´m going to use it anyway:)

I´m way into November and my 2nd month of capsule-wardrobing, and I´m running into problems. I realized before I started this, that even though I live in a country with a six-month-winter, I have a much bigger summer wardrobe than winter wardrobe. Maybe it´s my sub-conscious hoping for a different climate or something, or maybe it´s just the fact that my creative spirit fades in the winter-months and I wear the same stuff every day. Usually black, which kind of captures my spirit around this time of the year.

The fact that I have fewer pieces of clothing would be perfect for my capsule wardrobe, if the wardrobe itself had not made me more creative! And selecting things and putting them together makes me more aware of color choices and what I lack.

So I have a confession to make.

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Geneva 2: Where did the chocolate go?

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A view from the plane. Beautiful isn´t it? Actually Switzerland has become a favorite amongst filmmakers in Bollywood. Yes, you read it right. Indian filmmakers in Bollywood just loves those mountains. And because of that and the huge impact Bollywood has on the youth in India, Switzerland has also become a favorite honeymoon-spot for young Indians. All according to a friendly steward I sat next to on my flight between Zurich and Geneva.

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