General chaos 

The snowstorm hit NYC today and the governor declared a travel ban. Even the grocery store and subway are closed! I went for brunch with Lisa, luckily the place was open. It still hasn’t stopped snowing. What’s pretty cool to see is how people come together and show their solidarity and compassion with each other – Ever and I ran over to help a man and a city employee with a plow that tried to help a woman get her car out. Everyone I met on the streets smiled and said hi. When does that ever happen in NY??

 
 

General chaos 

2015 IPPY Awards

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Last night after work we went to the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards Ceremony at the Providence on Upper West Side. Ever’s stepdad Steve works for a publishing company and invited us for some free food and drinks. It’s always nice to dress up and go to events but I didn’t really know anything about the awarded books. A lot of mingling and cheek kissing for the publishing people (I wish I’d write a book and get to do that!). Here’s a cultural difference from Sweden – they even had a little lady sitting in the dark in the bathroom handing out paper towels! I jumped high when I discovered her there and then I was really nervous. I mean, who likes having someone listening right outside the door when you’re peeing? She must have heard so much pee coming through on a night like that!

When it ended around 8:30 we went with Steve and some of his friends to the St Regis for drinks. OMG! It’s in all the movies and it was so beautiful and luxurious in there. I finally got to see it with my own eyes, but one cocktail was like $25 so I only had one…

Outfit for the night: Black 20’s dress from Rare London, white shoes from nelly.se, bag from Michael Kors.

2015 IPPY Awards

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.

Memorable Weekends