Rainy day in Stockholm

rainy days via fashionsquad

Pictures by Mattias Swenson

STHLM. Got back from Stockholm the other day and even though it feels great to be back in NY, I still miss my old hometown a lot. Isn’t it funny how the simple things you take for granted in your home country suddenly comes to mean so much to you when moving abroad? Like enjoying a perfect, fresh-out-of-the-oven, Swedish cinnamon roll and a cup of coffee with friends & family on a cold and rainy day for example. Ask any Swede and you’ll learn just how serious we are about our “fika” (Fika roughly translates to coffee break, but really, it’s so much more than a mere coffebreak!). That, and taking your shoes off when you enter someones home, because why on earth would you wear your dirty shoes inside? My American friends laugh their butts of everytime I remove my shoes while hanging out at their place, but that’s just how Swedes roll. These pictures where shot at the lovely café at Scandic Grand Central on one of those rainy days and let me tell you, that was one hell of a cinnamon roll!

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Gant coat

carolina engman - gant coat

pictures by Mattias Swenson

TUESDAY. Can’t believe how cold it’s starting to get outside! Being swedish and all, one would think I’d be used to cold weather by now but sadly that’s not the case at all. The hunt for the perfect winter jacket (something like this would be ideal) is still on but until then this coat + cozy wool knit from Gant will my best friends!

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