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IMG_2088 I helgen assisterade jag vår kompis flickvän som är en cool stylist från Japan, på en photoshoot för Gap. Höll på i 10 timmar och klädde på och av skyltdockor med kollektionen för S16. Vi fick gratis fika, kaffe, mackor och mer fika, och på lunchen snackade alla tjejer om hur killar i New York är såna douchebags. Kul dag men hur orkar folk stå upp 10 timmar i sträck?!

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På söndagen lagade vi en megabrunch hemma med eggs on toast, bacon, pannkakor och maaaassor av kaffe. Sen ägnade vi typ 5 timmar åt att skrapa av 20 lager gammal färg från ytterdörrarna. Vår hyresvärd gav oss uppdraget mot att vi kan dra av arbetstiden från hyran. Värt! OBS! Jag är väldigt naiv och glömmer att jag är i Brooklyn, men när jag var uppe för att göra te i lägenheten och Ever hade ryggen mot porten stack en kille in och tänkte sno våra cyklar som står i hallen. Mitt framför näsan på den som bor där! Som tur var vände sig Ever om och såg honom, men fräck stil.

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Translation: This weekend I assisted our friend’s girlfirend who’s a cool Japanese stylist, doing  a photoshoot for Gap. We dressed and undressed mannequins in the S16 collection for 10 hours. Got free pastries, coffee, lunch and more pastries, and during lunch everyone talked about how guys in New York are such douchebags. Fun day but how do people manage to stand up for 10 hours?!

On the Sunday (yesterday) we made a mega brunch at home with eggs on toast, bacon, pancakes and loots of coffee. Then we spent around 5 hours scraping 20 layers of old paints off the doors of the house. Our landlord asked us to do it and we can deduct it from rent. Worth it! But! I’m very naive and tend to forget I’m in Brooklyn, so when I was upstairs to make tea and Ever had his back to the door, some dude went into the house and was about to steal our bikes from the hallway. Right under Ever’s nose! Luckily he turned around and saw him, but it’s just so rude.

Jobbhelg

Beautiful Bovina

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Being back in the traffic jams of Brooklyn I just have to post some photos from beautiful Bovina, it was so peaceful and quiet and so well needed in the summertime! But it made me miss my own country house in Sweden. It’s always different if it’s not your own place.

Had a great meeting with Access New York last night, I gave some journalistic feedback on their videos and will start brainstorming of a feature video segment that I can make! Friday is Midsummer, meaning we will have to film something in Battery Park where they have the huge annual celebration which is co-hosted by the Consulate General of Sweden in New York. Let’s hope the rain will stay away!

Beautiful Bovina

Recap of the week!

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It’s been pretty busy here with work and such, but doesn’t matter, I need to remember to post more often! Last week I had tapas and sangría with Mikaela and her sister Sara at our favorite place Yuca in LES. They have an awesome deal on sangría pitchers during happy hour. Then we ended up at some bar where a bunch of firemen were celebrating something that apparently included ignoring the wedding rings on their fingers, and upstairs was a skate party. I didn’t stay long because I turned OLD and TIRED some time during the past year and needed my beauty sleep!

In the weekend we hung a mirror and Ever built a shelf with these beautiful antique brackets that we found on Amazon. It’s pretty remarkable that we’ve lived here without a mirror since we moved in November 1st – I’ve just been using our big computer screen as mirror which explains why my hair looked the way it did all winter.

On Sunday we biked to the bike flea market by IKEA Brooklyn with our friends Joe and Linda, and had some Colombian food from the food trucks by the park in Red Hook. Yesterday and today my shifts got cancelled so I had sushi lunch in Williamsburg with Rebecca – another nanny that I met through my former main family. Only difference is she’s here with a nanny organization for a whole year and gets paid like nothing, maybe because she’s super young, but we could both vent a little bit.

In the evening I was invited to a meeting with Access New York, a Swedish web TV channel. I ran into the founder at the Swedish Church a few months ago and since I’m a journalist I was invited to a collaboration. They’re a startup company doing short videos about what to do and see in New York. It was a really good meeting and I’m excited to see what happens next. Btw we had the meeting at one guy’s apartment right on 5th Av and 39th St, what an awesome rooftop view, phew!

Recap of the week!

Memorable Weekends

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Memorial Day Weekend. Until today I wasn’t sure what I’m supposed to remember this time of year, but it’s actually the holiday to honor all the Americans that have died in war. Anyway, I like having one extra day off to hang out with my dear husband. Even if this morning started (actually in the middle of the night) with him having major stomach problems (sorry if I’m embarrassing you, babe) so we barely slept a second, and I biked to Walgreens at 8AM to get stomach stuff. We had planned on going to a friend’s graduation party in the park, but he finally fell asleep after drinking my coffee (?) around noon so I went for a walk and called Sweden. Dad told me about him and his wife’s recent trip to Amsterdam, where my stepsister lives. Apparently dad was attacked by a seagull that snatched a fish from the ground (don’t ask me why there were fish on the ground), it was spooked by dad, and dropped the fish on him. Sounded like a successful weekend trip. Anyhow. Welcome to my new blog where I’m going to ponder on what it’s like being Swedish, living in NY with an American man. I’ll probably toss in some posts about my interest in fashion and fitness, as well as the eternal question why women are so much better than men.

Memorial Day Weekend. Fram tills idag var jag inte säker på vad det är jag ska komma ihåg den här helgen, men den är till för att hedra alla amerikaner som dött i krig. Hursomhelst, jag gillar att ha en extra dag att hänga med min kära man. Även om imorse började (mitt i natten faktiskt) med att han hade så sjukt ont i magen (sorry om jag är pinsam, babe) så vi sov knappt en blund och sen cyklade jag iväg till Walgreens när det öppnade vid 8 för att köpa maggrejer. Vi hade planerat att gå på en kompis examensfest i Prospect Park, men han somnade äntligen efter att ha druckit mitt kaffe (?) runt lunch så jag tog en promenad och ringde Sverige. Pappa berättade om sin och sin frus resa till Amsterdam, där hennes dotter bor. Tydligen blev han attackerad av en fiskmås som ryckte åt sig en fisk från marken (fråga mig inte varför det låg fisk på marken), blev skrämd av pappa, och tappade fisken på honom. Lät som en lyckad weekendresa. I alla fall. Välkomna till min nya blogg där jag kommer filosofera om hur det är att vara svensk och bo i New York med en amerikansk man. Jag kommer antagligen slänga in några inlägg om mina intressen mode och träning, liksom den eviga frågan varför kvinnor är så mycket bättre än män.

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