FGL STORIES

Hello and good morning!

Talk about boiling hot days in Sweden right now. +25 and more I’d say. Everyone walks around with big smiles. Such a change. Some sunshine is what we all needed.

What I wanted to share today was little bit regarding our website FGL Store. Have you visited before? If no, you should.

It’s a little more than just a shop accually. We share our FGL happenings under Stories.  You can read updates with recipes or see ‘behind the scenes’ pictures while shooting new products to mention few..

The latest update were about our events we had these past months.
Next one up is Workshop with Lisa Burenius.  This will be the last event before summer comes.  It has been very popular and it’s only few spots left. If you would like to join in make sure to book a ticket here. Come alone or bring a friend.

Looking forward to the 19th of May. Hope to see you there.

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KOLLIJOX HOME

The other week I met up with my friend Jennie, aka Kollijox the artist.
I think many of you might know of her.
The most colourful person I know. And so talented. And lovely. Always get very inspired by her.

They live in the city center of Varberg and. It´s a ‘funkis’ vila. Like a box shaped house. Now I wonder why I ddn’t thought of taking any photos of the exterior.. next time!

She just painted her kitchen mint green and livingroom dusty pink. Just what we swedes need, some colour! Be bold it’s fun.

Creative people always inspires me the most. Things in every corner. Like small little things.
Like an extra spice is to your food basically.

FUN! & TASTY.

Here is the other side of her kitchen.

A livingroom in pink is never boring is it?!

The Hulk asks if you have a bad eye sight since you ‘piss next to the toilet’ maybe its not the eye, it could be your bent knob too.. I mean WHY NOT! this makes me so happy.

Jills bed room. Also by Kollijox art.

Zeke the dog joined us for a walk in the forest later on. It’s not a secret, Zeke is her little baby boy.

Jennie is not only a skilled artist, she is a master of creating gardens too.
She said she will have an exhibition in her green house: 10-11th of May. Between 11-17 o’clock.Don’t miss out!
A lot of great things will be for sale.

I need to come back again to take many more photos.. this was only few % of their house..

Thanks Jennie, you are awesome in every way possible!

x

A day with Kristin

Thursday is here already.
FGL & Kristin it said in my calender.

Kristin and I had a long todo list, when the day had come to it’s end, I can safely say it went bloody well.
No surprise that we started with the most creative projects, fun to both agree on that so fast too. Although it’s good to  prioritise the boring ‘important’ stuff first,  not today! 😉

 

Nr1: A shoot by the sea.
Pretty cold and stormy but the pictures turned out, sweeeell! It was the perfect weather for us coastal girls

Excited to announce 3 new products, being released today, in FGL Store.

The list was long and I was surprised we nailed it all, plus many more ideas were flowing.
Happy and proud to be part of such a great POWER team!

More news… FGL Store is set to host another another great workshop with Lisa Burenius, it has been so popular these past two times and super pumped for our 3rd one! Saturday 19th of May 15-18 o’clock. More info here.
It’s limited spots and they sell fast.

Lisa is super talented and such an amazing woman. You will get plenty of inspiration spending your afternoon with her. Hope to see you then.“Släpp taget så blåser vi på!

-Jag ska försöka lära dig så mycket det går om mitt sätt att arbeta. ”LIKA DELAR KAOS OCH ORDNING” /Lisa

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Save the date

Save the date! 3rd of May at 18 o’clock Anita from Kvinnojouren i Varberg will do us the honor and come to FGL Store. You can book it online right here.  It’s only 20 sek to join in.

Lecture on men’s violence against women –

Sweden is one of the world’s least uneven countries. Nevertheless, men’s violence towards women is one of our biggest social problems.

Thousands of women and children seek shelter on the country’s women’s journeys
every year. Every day around 100 rapes are committed. Every tenth child is forced
experience the dad’s violence against mom. Worldwide is the men’s violence
an obstacle to women’s and children’s human rights.

Anita on Women’s Journal in Varberg has extensive knowledge about men’s violence against women, and a long experience of supporting women who have been exposed to violence. We need to broaden the knowledge and therefore invite our entire network of contacts this evening.

You do not need past experience to become volunteer or in order to engage in the matter in other ways.

Meet us at FGL Store, Birger Svensson Road 16E, Varberg. Coffee and cake will be served.

Advertising for FGL

Our project Sisterhood BY FGL has reached out to many souls so far and it really means a lot to us. To make a change and speak up ! We want to help and so can you. See you the 3rd of May 18 o’clock.

Spread the word please.

m

 

LA SHIRT

hi hallo,

The last week passed so quickly and I can’t believe it’s a ‘new Monday already.
I’m sorry for the poor updates lately but it’s been a lot on, had to build up my energy again.

So here I am. Mondays are always great fun cause I update my Instagram with Hello, whats your name and where are you from? So many sends their love from here and there. The power of the social media is pretty cool, you can reach out to so many. Thought it was a good idea to start my monday morning with say hello to everyone like that! You can join in, right here.

This week me and Kristin is updating our FGL Store with a lot of news.
Out latest member is LA shirt,  it’s already a big favourite ! Comes in blue and black.

Michelle that recently moved into FGL Store has a class of  yoga+tea this Thursday.
Be quick to book it before is fully booked.
I’m gonna treat myself to a reiki session this week if I’m lucky. Just about to book it accually.

Also I hope you follow us on FGL Stores instagram, if not you can do it here. a lot of things happening right now so instagram is always a good idea!

All my love to you,

speak soon.

m

IN BLOOM

Ok guys, this will be an update from Kristins house and her workshop last night.
Prepare for bloom bonanza!

Yesterday we were invited for a workshop in her lovely home, together with Borås tapeter. They just released their new collection In bloom.
Every single piece of wall paper in there, stunning!
Jenny Hahne the illustrator behind some of the patterns were with us all night and she shared her story when creating these lovely prints.

This is the book you should look for when in the store.
( Sofia Jansson just re done her office with the print you see on the book cover. Check it out here )

Kristin chosen the Thistle in bloom, such a magical piece that as well. Perfect for their kitchen.

Chestnut blossom totally took me by storm. It’s not even funny how you can fall in love with a pattern this much,
I had a very simular years ago from Borås tapeter. Since we renovated the whole house it’s now long gone. The one in blue is made for our bedroom upstairs, for both walls and ceiling I think. Go big right?

We got to see some of the original pieces from long back..

Dinner was served in the green house, food from Verket! – Varbergs best restaurant.
Kristin also ordered sunshine and +16 degress for last night. Could’nt get any better than this accually.

Hanging out with creative, inspirational girls a whole night is always a pleasure. I’m so grateful.
Here’s to strong women: may we know them & may we be them!

Natahlie & Matilda – Babes in Boyland.
Nanna – Nannakerstin
Catarina –Annacate

A funny thing with meetings likes this, is that the camera always eats first.

Kristin in action.

Nanna & to the right Diana – Diadonna.

Creative dinners as it’s best. I tried my hardest to create a new pattern for next years collection, let me just say I’m not an artist ! hahaha! Creating is good for your soul thou..

I’m very sure the whole of Sweden will be ‘in bloom’ all year around..

Thanks Kristin & Boråstapeter for a magical night,
….and thanks to all the girls who made it so special.

that this is not a sponsored post.

 

 

MY WEEK

My week has passed by like crazy. Sitting here thinking of everything that has happened over the past few days… time flies when you’re enjoying it.

Monday – Meetings and FGL Store.

Tuesday – Organizing for my grans funeral.

Wednesday – FGL Store.

Thursday – Started my morning at Oken’s Hotel. Met up with Finnvedens säljkraft and we started our morning with a nice breakfast. Then onto a day full of inspiration! Varberg City joins forces with the local businesses in hope to motivate and encourage it’s people with everything from politics, health and general being. So we spent most of the day there soaking up knowledge, very nice! Kristin and I also met up with Emma Knyckare a women we both admire greatly. Looking forward to our future collabs..

Friday– time for another early social breakfast, Handelsbanken invited their costumers to breakfast, with guest speaker Johanna. Johanna gave us coaching regarding health and living.

Verket made us a very delicius breakfast.


Full of inspiration we continued to the beach for a shoot.

A very important one too, We wanted to speak up and show our support reagarding Sara Danius. This had to be done in a hurry, but it’s how we usually work anyway — 200% speed.
Luckily the sun came for a visit and gave us 18 degrees. I had three dips, and I loved it.
+8 in the water. F R E S H .

Come 3 o’clock I had my final meeting – great fun to plan the future with great people.

Back to our store by 4.30 to meet up with Jake who was doing some work there. So that’s where I ended my work week. Love my job.

ps. I also done a rinse in my wardrobe, check out my sales here. 

 

 

 

 

OUR HOUSE

Welcome to our house, Lyckan.
20 minutes north of Varberg, located in Bua harbour.
Stones throw from the water front. Summer brings with it her long days and warm swims in the ocean. Very lucky to have beautiful bathing spots so close to home.

This is our new entrance which we built ourselves last summer, an extension of the original house.

The kitchen is mine and my IG followers ‘favourite place’ of the house. It’s spacious and open.

The kitchen comes from Ikea. Really easy to design it yourself. With a black kitchen you will see if it’s dusty! I can assure you, but I still like it a lot.

We’ve also chosen Ikea’s oven with a gas top. Cooking with gas is so handy… instant heat!

Table and chairs are vintage. The ladies below were found in Fair Fax market couple of weeks ago back in LA. Tiny vases from the 1930. I thought they were cute.

Frames and pictures are old vintage finds too, and the ‘byrå’ was a gift from the lady who owned this house before us.

The stairs lead to the loft and our second bedroom. So happy how the loft space, which wasn’t used before the renovation, turned out. Building and designing around an old 1850’s house has its head aches but also comes with its rewards, through its unique details.

 

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