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AUTUMNAL TRIP TO STAVANGER, NORWAY

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Last week I came back to Italy from a lovely week in Norway. Here are some autumnal images I took there to start your wanderlust off..

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While visiting Stavanger I had to check the newest addition in town; Kokko! After hearing so much about this coffee place I was very curious to see it for myself, and I was not disappointed. Kokko is a space for anyone interested in coffee, architecture & design. It is a café, but also has a architecture firm located on the top floor. Because of this the interior is very aesthetically pleasing with a lot of great details like an exposed brick wall, a cozy fireplace and a open wood shelf. There is also a great selection of design and lifestyle books for sale, and of course coffee plus delicious looking food.

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I also had a lovely walk along the Hafrsfjord walking path looking at cute houses, the beautiful scenery and breathing in the fresh autumn air – recommended if you are in the area!

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// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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COZY AUTUMN MOMENTS OF JOY

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So autumn is in full swing, and I love seeing all the cozy moments shared this month over on Instagram. For me October has been all about getting out my lovely knitted jumpers and socks, finally having the chance to light candles in the evening as well as enjoying multiple cups of hot drinks! This period is so nice, its not too cold yet (well, at least not here in Italy) but still cold enough to start appreciating those little moments of joy. Christmas is still a while away, so for now lets enjoy the beautiful autumnal colours in nature, the softness of knits & our favourite fabrics, staying in and decorating our home.

I have selected 4 of the images from Instagram to share with you here on the blog, as well as a little quote from each about what That Scandinavian Feeling means to them. And if you haven’t already had a look, be sure to check out the beautiful #thatscandinavianfeeling feed where all the hygge is happening :-)

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1 // ​@ingvildye
“That Skandinavian Feeling for me is to be able to snuggle up in large hand-knitted woolen socks with a good cup of coffee in my hand, especially if I can see the snow or cold taking its toll on the outside of the window. That is the perfect feeling after a day when the fresh Norwegian air has whispered on your cheeks.”

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2 // ​@sagalagadesign
“​Calm and quiet moments by the sea. Simplicity and beauty in details. Functional life. That’s That Scandinavian Feeling for me!”

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3 // ​@mykindofprettythings
“​That Scandinavian Feeling for me is that nature and the sea is never far away… And because of that its easily available to enjoy the silence and feel life itself… The moment!”

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4 // @mine_hverdagsgleder
“​That Scandinavian Feeling for me is clean lines with only a few well chosen accessories. Less is more! I love the colours in Scandinavian interiors, and since I’m not that fond of glitter & glam I really feel like I’ve found my style.”

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I hope you get inspired by these lovely images and words to join in and share your images on Instagram too! Or even just some words here in the comment section as I would love to hear. Its a great way for us all to get together and spread some hygge. So, what is That Scandinavian Feeling to you? How do you create a cozy environment now in autumn time and where do you go for a little time-out of from all the everyday stress?

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10 PAJAMAS FOR AUTUMN HYGGE

One thing I love about autumn is to go out and get a new pajamas! It really makes those cold and grey nights more fun when you can slip into a new cozy outfit while watching your favourite tv program and drinking a hot drink.

Here is a selection I’ve put together, ranging from warm snuggly ones to quirky cool ones for anyone not living in a cold country. You know, you can still hygge no matter what the temperature is ;-)

Cute and cozy flannel pajamas set from Monki with eyes on.

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Cool pajamas with cactus print from Topshop.

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‘Chilling till Noon’ soft pajamas set from H&M.

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Super soft and warm pink pajamas set from Asos. This is for those extra chilly nights!

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Lovely grey Henley jumpsuit pajamas from Urban Outfitters, this is more of a lounge wear so no-one even knows you are wearing a PJ..

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Classy floral pajamas set from Oysho for a sophisticated yet comfortable look.

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Super comfortable lounge dress from Free People. Add some woollen socks and you are ready to have a lovely evening in.

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‘The snuggle is real’ pajamas set from Asos.

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Plannel stripy sleep shirt from Monki.

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Black & white checked pajamas set from Topshop, just throw over a knitted cardigan to be warmer.

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Now, let’s pajamas all day.. zzz…

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A SERENE AUTUMNAL MOOD

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So, the cold has suddenly snuck up on us here in Italy and I am in a very autumnal mood all of a sudden. It’s been rainy and grey outside, and I have been trying to stay cozy inside our flat with woollen socks, warm outfits, hot drinks and baking. Here are some autumn moments from my Instagram, follow me there for more hygge!

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Now I’m off to buy some pumpkin to try and make myself a pumpkin spiced latte from scratch.. Wish me good luck!

// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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