I’ve had such a nice few weeks at home in Gothenburg, catching up with friends, spending time with my family and sorting things out before moving to Malmö. Things have changed for the better and I’m excited to bring my new ways with me everywhere I go.
Something quite new is that I’ve made the decision to not drink coffee anymore, since it – to be precise – makes me feel like shit. So nowadays ‘going for coffee with friends’ is more like ‘gazing at my friend’s coffees while sipping on a glass of water.’ Which is fine too, because I can still enjoy the looks of it, the smell of it and the whole culture around it. That to me has always been as important as the drinking-part of it.
Have any of you stopped drinking coffee, or is it just too good to give up? I find this subject quite interesting since everyone seems to be affected very differently by it.
Anyhow, Da matteo is a good place to meet up with friends, caffeine or no caffeine.
Wearing soft and comfortable materials as always, sweater from Massimo Dutti, pants from Gina Tricot.
Besides meeting up with friends, I spent a lot of time at home focusing on spiritual practice and just doing cosy things like watching movies, reading and writing, listening to good music and taking long walks in the forest.
I received this lovely package on the post for my new collaboration with Beyene classics. “A contemporary footwear brand based in Stockholm that aims to produce shoes that combine superior craftsmanship with timeless aesthetics.”
To be honest I’ve been wearing these almost every day since I got them. This type of classic model just goes well with pretty much any outfit, especially since the design is something in between sneakers and dress shoes.
When it comes to shoes I’m really a firm believer in owning just a few pairs that are of high quality and won’t go out of style after just half a season.
You can get your own pair here.
Last but not least, I celebrated my 21st birthday in the end of September. One of my b-day gifts was this special edition of Cereal Magazine from my dad. In this issue I browsed through dreamy pages about California, which really enhanced my already strong attraction to travel there at some point. We’ll see if I can manage to squeeze in a Cali-trip in my travel plans next year, fingers crossed.
Some more good reading was about invisible design, the history of Levi’s, Belgian antiques, and French watchmakers.
As my dad is a graphic designer, he made sure that even my birthday card was nice and minimal. Clever one isn’t he.
Other good things lately:
– The general feeling of being able to nourish and care for close relationships with my loved ones, now that I’m based at home in Sweden again.
– Realizing that ‘Discover weekly’ on Spotify is such a good way to find new music. Every week the list is filled with a whole bunch of new songs that based on what I usually listen to. Brilliant.
– Working at Søstrene Grene in Malmö, a cosy Danish little shop with all kinds of nice things. Everything from interior articles to paint brushes and sketchpads to little bags of caramels. We play classical music everyday in the shop and my collegues are all sweethearts. Such a dreamy workplace.