Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year from Naples, Florida

photo : Rick Bethem

It´s been a beautiful day in Naples. Sunny skies, warm weather and finally a gorgeous fireworks show at the beach before dinner. Stuffed with stonecrabs and delicious crab cakes we are taking a break before having a piece of cheesecake for dessert.

I hope your day and evening has been as lovely.. wherever you are.

I wish you a very very Happy New Year!!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Decorate with wreaths

Wreaths are not just for your front door. Decorate your windows or even your staircase with gorgeous color and ribbons and you´ve instantly added some christmas decor to your home.

Christmas Cookies!

the name of these crack me up... pheffermussen!

Last day before Christmas and I´m wrapping presents and taking care of the last minute things before I head for my big trip tomorrow. If you haven´t baked all your cookies and made all the christmas candy yet.. here´s one of my favorite recipes (and some pics of other yummi treats as well... recipes can be found at )

Chocolate-coconut bars. Yum!
Super easy and oh so delicious!

Makes 20
  • 3 cups finely ground cookies (12 ounces), such as graham crackers or chocolate wafers, or a combination
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly splash a 15-by-10-inch rimmed baking sheet evenly with water, then line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cookie crumbs, sugar, and butter until combined. Evenly press onto bottom and up sides of prepared baking sheet. Bake, rotating halfway through, until firm, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; cool, about 20 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle cooled crust evenly with pecans and chocolate. Pour condensed milk over the top, spreading to cover completely (do not let it drip over the edges). Sprinkle with coconut.
  4. Bake until coconut is toasted, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool completely. Trim edges, if desired, and cut into equal-size bars.

Quote of the week..

“More is more. Less is never more—less is obviously less. Who wants less?”
—Interior designer/shop owner Michelle Nussbaumer, November 09

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas candy

There are so many wonderful things about Christmas, and up on top of the list is all the yummy candy you get to eat. My boyfriend and I are making our own this sunday with the family.
We all help out and make one or two treats each so at the end of the day our fridge is stacked with chocolate fudge, rocky-road bars, mini chocolate covered coconut treats among many others.
Here´s some pics sure to get your mouth watering.

Just in... Glass domes

I just got these beautiful glass domes delivered today. I love this kind of thing... just not sure what I´m going to put inside. At the moment I placed a potted hyacinth in the large one which looks really pretty. I think I may have to get some pretty shells and fill the smaller one... or some cookies. Yum!

Here are some other ideas...

Large dome 795 kr.
Small dome 595 kr.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

“Something may be a bit on the wacky side, but if it’s also chic, then it works.”
—Jewelry designer Stephen Dweck, September 09

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

in the shop now...

Super charming illustrations by Louise Winblad, a local artist here in Stockholm. They´re on display in the shop until end of January. She has managed to draw such incredible expressions on the people in the pictures and captures such humor in every illustration. I love them and just looking at them puts a smile on my face.
Come in and have a look or contact me for more information. I can guarantee you´ll fall in love with them too.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

sorry for the absence...

I have been so busy with the move and with setting up the new shop that I haven´t had time to do much posting on here lately.. so sorry about that. Now that I am finally getting my internet back tomorrow I can get a lot more done during the days.
In the meantime, here´s some pictures from the new shop. I hope you´ll all come for a visit soon!