Each year, on the 17th of May, we celebrate our constitution day in Norway. For outsiders looking in it seems like the happiest party of all time – and this I can confirm. With people wearing our traditional folk suits the bunad, champagne breakfasts, children and grown-ups singing in the streets, flags waving in the sky and ice-cream – this day can make even the saddest man feel alive.
This year I was stressing out. New country, new city, nowhere to go. Luckily my new expat friend Inger Mirjam came to the rescue and asked me if I wanted to join a champagne breakfast with an all Norwegian crew. I ran to my nearest shop to buy champagne, cheese, and ham – no one comes empty-handed on our big day.
After our breakfast, the day continued with a 17th of May train past the Eiffel tower (which gathered both smiles and WTF- looks from worldwide tourists) and ended up at the Norwegian Church abroad (Sjømannskirken) of Paris with hundreds of Norwegians celebrating the big day. At times it was hard to figure out if I was in Paris or Oslo.
Turns out – celebrating in Paris can be just as fun! 🇳🇴
This weekend my best french friend Miko invited a huge group to celebrate his birthday in my favorite park, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont.
I have so many memories from this park and was super happy to create new ones.
Two Niçois and one Norwegian.
Birthday boy! Happy Birthday, Mikaël!
No birthday without CAKE.
And games. Hi Debo!
In true Norwegian tradition (I just made that tradition up) I gave Miko a bottle of Akkvit and a box of snus.
Det nærmer seg slutten av 2018, og rundt samme tid hvert år samler Spotify en liste med hva du har lyttet mest på gjenom året som har gått. Dette blir presentert i flotte og informative plansjer som jeg har valgt og dele her.
Min Top Artist var selvfølgelig min store heltinne Juliette Armanet, og det var nok enda flere timer enn dette: Spotify kobles nemlig ikke alltid opp mot Sonos.
Fransk, fransk, Lily Allen, Parcels, og i sommer lyttet jeg nesten bare til ABBA!
Sammen med 2,872,196 andre lyttere var min favoritt subsjanger dænsepop.
Og jeg gikk vintage med Ella.
Ifølge Spotify er alle favorittartistene mine stjenetegnet skytten, om dette har noe som helst å si.
Podcastene Vanessa og Synnøve og Ida med hjertet i hånden hjalp meg gjennom lange arbeidsdager, flyturer og turer opp Grefsenkollen.
En noe nedkuttet (pga dobbeltspor/live versjoner) liste med mine topplåter finner du her
Mine Tastebreakers (musikk Spotify mener jeg burde lytte til basert på hva jeg allerede lytter til) finner du her
It seems that this winter is never coming to and end… I am filling my days with work, good friends and, of course, great music.
As you know by following this blog, I’ve spent a great deal of the past months in one of my favourite cities in the world, Paris. Paris may also be the #1 photogenic city in the world, so it’s never hard to find the inspiration to take wonderful photographs here.
I met this amazing girl, Lykke, at a party a week ago! Hope to see you again soon, Lykke! We went to L’avenue the day after for some much needed orange juice and… carbs.
It was so wonderful to meet Garance Doré in person! I’ve been following Garance’s work for YEARS and we had a great talk about Scandinavia, social media and her creative media empire!
I’m still a tourist! I need my picture by the Arch de Triumph!
Three little piggies went to the bookstore
What a beautiful sight… The Eiffel tower at night
Work out tip: Jogging up and down the stairs in Montmatre by the Sacré Cæur!
A great café for some hours of work on my MacBook in the Latin Quarter.
Late night atmosphere at L’Industrie with my friend Marton
I found the perfect blue door
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