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Sweden’s beaches round 2

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Taking the risk of turning into a mommy blogger (see last, rather similar post)- my next stop in Åhus, southern Sweden was just as beachy as the islands off the east coast.
Perfect sand, great for children, endless boardwalk and muscles with tattoos. For those who wondered.
I bought ice cream and stayed there until the sun set. Cheesy?
Totally.

Åhus strand

The boardwalk

- Posted from my iPhone

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August 11, 2013 at 19:08

Sweden’s beaches

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I am out collecting freckles on Sweden’s beautiful beaches.
I knew I loved Gotland, now I left a piece of my heart there.
Flip flops above located on Fårö, Skalasand. Far up north, almost at the lighthouse “fyren”.

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August 3, 2013 at 15:30

I love. Humans of New York.

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I asked her for a piece of advice. She reached in her purse, pulled out a piece of paper, and handed it to me. It said this: Read the rest of this entry »

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June 26, 2013 at 11:32

Baby boxes in Finland

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Finland is known for mosquitos, brilliant education, sauna, midnight sun and people who rarely speak. I have also learned that they have a tendency to start fist fights, but that is a different story. Recently the country got enormous attention for putting babies in boxes, which they have actually done since 1938.

As a German it is easy to like the Finnish. They are Read the rest of this entry »

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June 14, 2013 at 20:25

Norrona – cycled around the world

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norrona recycling bottles for fleece upcycled

Collecting miles

I know, I just talked about how well-trained and nice the Norrona sales guy was (here). When I walked out of their shop in Stockholm, I actually liked the brand about 68% more than before. My closet is full of blacks, whites, browns, jeans and greys. At the sight of their colors I used to reach for my sunglasses.
However, their latest advertisement really made me blink. Are they serious? Read the rest of this entry »

Beer and facts worth a thought or two

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Beer consumption in Germany and CHina

Germany – China

brand eins is a german magazine and one of my favorite publications. Before I dive into the articles I always look at their page called “The world in figures” to get in the mood. All figures come from international media and are put together by Thomas Schmelzer this month.

I selected a couple to stimulate brain activity:

Beer production in Germany 1990 (million hectoliter)                                                          120,2

Beer production in China 1990 (million hectoliter)                                                                  70 Read the rest of this entry »

Regardless of gender

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GQ cover women in media

Woman of the year

Feminism is not outdated. Dressed people appear more confident. Johnny Depp looks younger without facial hair. I need to teach my daughter to choose her own clothes.

GQ covers portraits Johnny Depp John Hamm

GQ covers Charlize Theron Lara Stone

Stolen from Lady Dahmer

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September 18, 2012 at 10:00

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