Social Dinner at FGL Store

There are few socially acceptable ways to talk to strangers.
Our dinners bring potential new friends together, unexpected conversations with unknown people.

Here in Sweden, everyone needs to step out of their comfort zone a bit more often, I feel.
FGL organised a social dinner at our store last night and it was such a treat.

From start to finish our day was rather busy. Kristin finished our slide show just in time whilst I was tasting the stew at 17.59 just in time before guests arrived.
WE THOUGHT!

18.10 – still no show. At this point we started to feel we may of organised it for the wrong day?!
After checking the invitations, luckily it said 18.30! Relief!

Panic over, we had 20 minutes to spare. Instagram stories and final check on the food.

11 girls gave us their honour this evening. Many drove for hours to join. We’re so grateful.
The evening started with a toast and sharing our story of how it all started.
Rewind to 2012. Was a bit emotional talking about it all, what a journey we’ve been on from the beginning up until today. Seeing old photos and sharing it with many filled our hearts.

At the table we all introduced ourselves. Followed by the nights topic; Courage.
Listening to each and everyone was beautiful. We all agreed that sitting around a table sharing our life stories is not at all scary.
In-fact the opposite – It’s amazing. I hope we organise another dinner soon.
This quote made me think earlier, thought it was very beautiful….

”We want to make the world a friendlier place, and we believe we can, because all friends were once strangers”

Right now I’m getting ready for Varbergs galan, along with the other 699 other people who are attending I guess.
Tonight I’ll borrow Kristins green dress – luckily it is ‘awrap’ because mama has grown a lot lately.

FGL Store has been nominated for an environmental prize – sat, wondering, can Kristin and I win this? FGL Store and two other companies…

Wish us luck!

More apple pie to the people

The weather lately has been unreal. Warm days over 20 degrees.

Can promise you our girls are enjoying it to the fullest.

Our newest member is Marge a dwarf cochin, she is the cutest. So tiny.

What I also wanna share is our FGL Dinner this Thursday.
Unexpected conversations with beautiful souls.

Kristin & I will share our story from the start up until now – the FGL saga. How is it to start a business with no real plans or intensions of growing big.
We said from day one – let’s open a pop up store. Five years later we’re still here, it never was just a ‘pop up’ shop.

Together we’ll enjoy a nice meal, discuss around the topic of courage for the night.
Courage – what does that entail for you?
If you’re joining in our FGL evening, we are happy to offer 20% off everything in the shop.

Yesterday I was working from home – managed to finish everything quickly so I had time to go out in the garden. I mowed the lawn – trimmed our apple tree.
And then…

made the best apple pie ever. With white chocolate on top.

Found the recipe over at Underbara Claras blog.
I had to swap a few ingredients, but turned out pretty damn good.
In fact the best apple cake I ever made. If I don’t say so myself!!
Glad I was stalking Clara a year back in her updates… hahaha!

You’ll need:

6-8 small apples

200 g butter

1 tablespoon whole cardamom kernels ( them easily)

2 dl light muscovado sugar / raw sugar ( I took caster sugar )

1 1/2 dl whipped cream

1/2 dl of wheat flour

1/2 dl potato flour (I never had any so took 0.5dl more flour)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

4 dl oatmeal ( I used whole grain oats)

100 g white chocolate

How:
Cut the apple into slices and lightly fry them with a small amount of butter.
Grease a form and add the apples.
Melt the butter in a saucepan and finish by mixing the cardamom kernels.
Add the sugar and cream.
Mix all the dry ingredients and pour them into the sugar and cream.
Spread the mixture over the apples and grate white chocolate all over the pie.

Bake for about 30 minutes at 200 degree heat.

Thanks Clara for sharing such a lovely cake recipe.
To everyone who reads all the way to here, please please, you have to make one!

…just let me know what you think!
xx

UPDATES

Right now.

 

We celebrated 1 year in our store last week.
Got a lovely gift from three very thoughtful girls. Thank you.
Will show what it was inside soon as a get my camera back from the store..

Lots of pop ups visits  in the store. Follow us on Instagram to see who and when.

Fruvintage did us the honor all the way from Stockholm.

Last weekend Lisalove.se drove 13.000km to join in for a day. She is pure gold, what a talent. Glad to finally met her in person. Her art is fantastic.

Kristin & I organized a Lecture day which turned out brilliant.
So happy and grateful for this new chapter. Soon we release a new date – stay tuned.

A lot of structure and future strategies for FGL.
We’re nominated for an invironmental price in our city Varberg.
19th of October we’ll find out out if we are the lucky ones.

New dates for more workshops is up and running, think we might have the best christmas gift : WORK SHOP WITH LISA BURENIUS AT FGL STORE:  

Spring & summer collection ordered – heaps of products in linen, beige and soft grey colours coming 2019.

End of October and the start of November we will get some new fab pieces to us. Jewellery and clothing. The blue polka dot duster arrived few weeks earlier than expected!  Always fun.

I borrowed photos from Kristin since I forgot my camera the other day.

 

I think this was all for now.
Busy days – which we both loves.

 

Thanks for now.
M

This update is a payed collaboration with my own buisness.

The Fitting Room Store

The fitting room store – A brand new concept in the retail industry. 


The customer behavior is changing retail faster than ever. The next step is when a store is both digital and pshysical.
Vertiseit & Touchtech together created a concept that I think will change the industry for the better.

Kristin & I were asked to join in on their opening day.
With the brands Wacay & Sneaky steve shoes, two different brands in one store.
I was blown away. Such a clever concept. Today so many stores struggles and shut down due to expensive costs.

We shop more online and the pshysical stores slowly disappears.
This concept has it all. You can try feel, see the product & place your order online.

The best part was how easily it was scaning your product on one of the screens, to get access to the:
-manufacturing process
-sustainability
-the collection
-sizes colours etc.
There is so much clarity for me as customer .

”Blip for more info”

”The Fitting Room is an arena where the customer can try the full range of  Wacay clothes and Sneaky Steve shoes at a retail space of only 63 square feet.
Orders are placed by customers on interactive touch screens. That way, the staff can spend their entire time servicing the customers. The order is delivered directly from the respective trademark’s central e-commerce warehouse. This helps the stores reduce their capital tied up and the need for costly sales” – Vertiseit.

When in Gothenburg I highly recommend you to visit the fitting room store.
Visit Krickelin to see our shoot from the day before.

x

Collaboration with Vertiseit & Touchtech.

FGL Lecture day

8th of October.
A day full with creative ladies, power and knowledge.

For quite some time, we’ve been talking about how there is a ‘hole in the industry’ when it comes to an inspirational day or more like an educational day for influencers.

Often we meet for different occasions, usually dinners, promotion of products and so on and so on.
Many times there are the same questions coming up, but there’s never enough time to go through them all.

So the 8th of October;
-Educational day for influencers happened at FGL Store.

Kristin & I put together few topics that we wanted to bring up.
Our dear friend was moderating the whole day, cannot thank her enough for her brilliant expertise.
Our day started with Emma sharing her knowledge on Disc analysis. A theory that comes from William Moulton Marston back in the 1930’s. Emma is, by the way, so great at speaking in public – such an entertainer. You can book her at Finnvedens säljkraft.

Everyone has different behaviour styles. Knowing and understanding peoples different behaviour styles creates a more corporate climate. It also provides a greater self-awareness  and communication easier.
Using this knowledge is good for anyone, both private and in work.

Before we sat down we’ve chosen 3 cards each – 2 cards that described you well and 1 that didn’t.
Next up was: Diana Dontsova – Diadonna.

Winner of the big food blog award price 2017. She always amazes me with her beautiful pictures and mind blowing recipes. She is very spot on and has seemingly endless knowledge when it comes to her business and how to build up your brand in social media. Diana is also a blogger at Feminina.

HannaHanna Wendelbo.

This inspiring multi talented woman creates patterns like no one else.
Always sharing flower bouquets in her feed and Hanna designs the most beautiful wall papers.
Her multi talent inspires many, she’s one of a kind!  When she was 7 years she dreamt of becoming a clothing designer – few years later her dream came true, she’s now created the pattern for the new brand Soie Belle.

Two very inspiring woman with a lot of compentense in this industry -Thanks for making our day extra special.

The schedule was busy from start till finish.
Never ending conversation throughout the night – We could kept going till the morning I think.

We agreed that this event has to happen soon again it was truly a success.
Keep your eyes out for new dates.

Thanks for joining in: Daniella Witte, Lisa Burenius, Jennie Blomkvist, Marina Evertsson, Anna Norrman,
Diana, Hanna, Marlene Agemo, Helena Lyth, EmmaMalin Persson .
So happy spending time with you all. A very grateful heart.

x

This update is a payed collaboration with my own brand FGL Store.