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oh sweden, you were so good to me. now we've been apart for 5 days and i miss you. your pastel skies & pale light. grey seas. thick forests. wild assortment of crisp breads. meatballs. fika. your coffee. the streets... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dispatch From LA
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back in the spring i was contacted by little thing magazine from china. they sent me this: Little Thing Magazine is a quarterly fashion magazine targeting young creative females and circulates in Asia. We combine fashion, culture and creative designs... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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my friend pam finally has an online class up and running via creativebug! i'm very happy for her because i know all the work that went on behind the scenes in order to make this happen. it's a 4-part series.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dispatch From LA
hi jan, i like VRBO because they don’t charge an additional fee to use, like airbnb does. BUT…in some locations like Stockholm there are very few VRBO that are located in the city of Stockholm, while airbnb has hundreds upon hundreds. maybe thousands! so... i use airbnb when i can’t use VRBO.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on citykonditoriet at Dispatch From LA
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yes, the day has arrived. we have set our feet back on solid ground in north america and our idyllic days in sweden have come to an end. but do not despair pilgrims! i still have a couple of stockholm... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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this series HOMEGROWN SWEDES is very nice. i'm totally making this when i get back to california! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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i had no idea when i came to stockholm nearly 3 weeks ago (!) that i would be so completely undone by the gardens & parks. so captivated by their lushness. as someone who lives in a year-round growing climate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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monteliusvägen is a walking path perched on the forested cliffs north of mariatorget. i mentioned it in my last dispatch. i found it last week before i had any inkling of an idea i'd be staying in stockholm another week... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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i've left the flatlands of SOFO behind, and now i'm in a hillier area on the lovely island of södermalm here in stockholm. very close to mariatorget. if you've familiar with stockholm you know exactly where i am. just east... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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melinda yoo hoo… they did text me letting me know i could rebook for free. in my mind when i read the text that’s exactly what it said…what i transcribed. ha ha ha ha ha ha!
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i have something to tell you. this is my apartment in stockholm. i love everything about it. except that today was my last day in it. tomorrow i'm headed home. except... this happened: dear mary ann moss, we regret to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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before i leave ingrid's island in the skagerrak sea behind, i present a few small photos of things i noticed in her house. (by the way she tells me she will be blogging on a more regular basis. good news... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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each morning ingrid prepared my breakfast. i felt like a queen. especially since she bakes all the bread herself. the strawberries look ordinary, but the insides are deep red with sweet juice that stains your fingers. it is right that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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i was excited about my trip west across sweden. i reserved a ticket on the high speed summer train. first class in a solo seat w/ a table. less than 80 USD. they are cheaper the further in advance you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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hey thanks for chiming in everyone! always good to hear from you on my solo travel adventures.
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2015 on gilda's rum at Dispatch From LA
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i'm afraid it will violate my sense of chronology to skip to my island adventure with ingrid, but it is forthcoming. i have lots to show and many exclamations to share. at present i'm rolling back through the verdant swedish... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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i can hear your question. a train? this post isn't about a train. no, it isn't. but girl reporter is doing some catch-up blogging while this rollicking train is zipping me across sweden. one would think i would have written... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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the sun rises in stockholm this time of year at around 3:45 am. most days since i've arrived it shines through the cloud piles at various times throughout the day. the temps hover right around 60 degrees and dip into... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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after my visit to the allotment gardens yesterday, i found myself in need of sustenance. here then are various photos of around the house treats. i found a killer bakery a few doors down. who knew swedes had the market... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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girl reporter here reporting for duty. AND ready to whisk you off for a stroll through a wonderland of secret gardens and tiny storybook cottages. ready? the first of these plots were laid out around the turn of the century... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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yesterday as the plane dipped below the clouds i got my first glimpe of sweden. i was unprepared for the green wetness. layers of deepening shades of green. coming from a drought in california to such lushness was divine. the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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i'm flying over the north pole about now, bound for sweden! talk amongst yourselves till i touch base from stockholm. here is an old travel journal from chiapas, where i spent christmas one year. the posts from that trip are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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the housesitter/cat petter has been secured. the suitcase is out of the garage. the house is a wreck. someone's ready to hit the road! this is one of stockhom's 14 islands. i've begun my adventure by detailing the island i... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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my perspective learning continues! on left observe me puzzling through a house sketch. on right notice same with a small bit of concentrated effort. i came home and printed out the photo and went at it like a detective. what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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papercracker, i have heard of peerless, in fact a very nice reader of this blog, lori, sent me some earlier this year. i concur they are fabulous & fun!
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