With fall comes cozy evenings with a good book

I love this time of the year. Walking around and looking at all the beautiful trees turning red and orange – I fall in love all over again every year.

This is also the time of the year when I really snuggle up with a cup of warm coffee/ hot chocolate or a cup of tea in my favorite corner and enjoy a good book. I use this time to recharge my batteries and it’s an important time of the day for me. Ever since I got into the habit of reading books again I’ve experienced a greater joy. I love getting lost in some universe and getting to know the different characters. The best feeling (and the worst) is when you find yourself not wanting to read the last couple of pages, because you know this will be the end of the story – and you don’t want it to end just yet. That’s when I really love reading books.

I’ve got a long list of books that I want to read this winter. But the other night, when we were visiting my sister-in-law, I got the idea of an advent calendar with books. Somehow, I hadn’t spotted the Comoran Strike series. Don’t ask me why – it’s still a mystery to me. However, there are good things about discovering the series this late. I don’t have to wait for the next one to be published. I’ve been reading a little bit about the series, and I’m pretty sure that it’s just what I need for those cold winter days.

With four books in the series so far – well it’s the perfect advent calendar gift-set if you ask me. To make it easy for your husband/ best friend/ mother / or whoever buys you an advent calendar, I’ve collected the entire series right here.

Four Sunday’s of Advent (add links)

#1 The Cuckoo’s Calling
#2 The Silkworm
#3 Career of Evil
#4 Lethal White

My fall wishlist

Today, I want to share my fall wishlist with you. I’ve been doing a bit of shopping for the kids – getting them ready for fall/winter. But this year, I’m quite ready for the season to change myself. Unlike any other year, I come prepared. I actually did my own shopping before making sure the kids had what they’ll need to get through. The worst part about that is that I now find myself drooling over all the beautiful fall items in the shops right now. I might have to buy just a tiny bit more – just for me.

My fall wishlist (contains add links)

Gorgeous glitter Chelsea boots from Sofie Schnoor. Oh, I want them right this minute!
Pack of 40 hair tie ball 
Cute little brown handbag for work
Oversized ochre cardigan
Really cute rose cashmere sweater
Black cashmere pants – for those cozy winter days
Did anyone say hygge? These slippers are to die for
A little bowl to keep all my bits and pieces in the bathroom

Shopping for dad

Who doesn’t need a few new things for the fall season? I’ve been looking for inspiration for my husband. The kids and I have been talking about surprising him with a few new items this fall. Luckily, it is way easier to find clothes for the kids. But I’ve come up with a few things. If your man isn’t keen on wearing baby pink or any other colour in fashion, well then your choices are a bit limited.

Shopping list (add links)
Farah Steen slim fit textured shirt in grey (not pictured) – Wood Wood tye sweatshirt with small logo in navy – Tommy Hilfiger flag icon t-shirt navyTommy Jeans sweatshirt in greyTommy Hilfiger suede mix sneakers in navy

 

6 drinks with aperol to make this summer

There’s nothing wrong with a classic Aperol Spritz – you cannot go wrong there.  However, I’m in the mood for something else this year too. I’ve looked around and found a few other drinks containing Aperol – you could call them Aperol Spritz with a twist. I’m planning on trying out all of them one by one. I’m pretty sure I need to get those beautiful ferm LIVING Long Drink Glasses.

Here’s to a great summer full of Aperol Spritz twists

#1 Aperol Fanta Float
#2 Blackberry Aperol Spritz
#3 Aperol Spritz Sorbet
#4 ferm Living’s Ripple Rhapsody
#5 Aperol Spritz Popsicle
#6 Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Champagne Home in Sweden

I was looking for inspiration the other day, and I found this cute little home in Gothenburg. While looking at all the beautiful details, I actually started looking at all the champagne bottles. Suddenly I got the urge to hop in a car and drive to France and buy bottle after bottle. I wonder if my husband would feel the same?

When we planned our wedding reception back in 2007 we wanted a fancy wedding cake and lots of champagne. We were students back then with a little girl and didn’t have enough money for a big wedding party – but we wanted to splash out on these two things. I haven’t regretted it one moment. It’s still one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Some people didn’t understand our decision, but I loved the fact that we didn’t care. It was our party, and that’s how we wanted to celebrate the day with friends and family.

But somehow the champagne bottles haven’t been that big a part of my life since. Of course, we drink a few bottles on New Year’s Eve every year and on special occasions. However, I would love to pop a bottle on a Saturday night as well. I think I’ll add “drink more champagne” on my life goals. That’s not a bad plan if you ask me.

Back to the apartment

I should also add a comment about the apartment – it’s only fair. The styling of this small home is pretty impressive if you ask me. It’s a small apartment, but it’s got everything you need. I cannot help but admire the smeg fridge. I’ve loved it forever, but now I’m not so sure I would actually buy one for our kitchen. I’m convinced that our old fridge will be the next thing to go in our home. So I’ll have to decide sooner than Iater. I’m also in love with the old rustic door. What is your favourite part of this home?

Images: Alvhem

Favourite Finds – Gift ideas for Dad

Father’s Day is coming up soon and I wanted to share some gift ideas with you here. I’ve already clicked something home for our Farmand, and now the kids and I are excited to see if he’ll like it. Hopefully, he’ll love it and bring it with him when he goes to work.

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Shop gifts for dad till you drop

– and find the coolest gift for the best dad in the world

My daughter fell in love with these concrete lego men and wanted to get some.
Always a practical gift when you get them socks like these 2 pack BOSS socks.
He’ll smell good using this eau de toilette Lucky from Paco Rabanne
This new brown Duncan belt from Levi’s would also come in handy
There is always that bad hair day – and he would look cool wearing this navy BOSS green cap on these days
I really like this cool Statement credit card holder from HUGO – it would go well with the black Victorian HUGO bag
This concrete table edison lamp would look cool in our home
Or what about these cool grey Gibson shoes from Matinique