Hello from Oslo

Just a quick hello from Oslo! We moved here almost 3 weeks ago and have been pretty busy decorating and unpacking. Now almost everything is done and I will have more time to post again.

We absolutely love Oslo and especially our district so far. Tomorrow I will experience my first Norwegian National Day. Can’t wait!


Tea candles
Always the first thing for me when decorating: Candles :) Will show you more of the new place soon!

House hunting in Oslo

It is official: Me and my boyfriend will be moving to Oslo this Spring. I am so excited! Yesterday we looked at some flats and they were absolutely amazing. There are many old buildings with a lot of character in Oslo and the Norwegians are very good at making you feel at home during open house viewings, including perfect decoration and cinnamon snails ;)




A little bit of Spring

…at least in our flat. Outside there was a Hurricane yesterday, so bad that people were advised to stay at home.

Makes it even nicer to have a

spring flower inside that is about to bloom. I got it from my boyfriend and I don’t even know what kind of plant it is…hopefully something with colourful petals!



Christmas vibe

Although this year there is no snow, no Christmas markets like back at home and not even cold weather, I am starting to feel a lot like Christmas.

Decoration and lights are a

ll around, cafés look cozier than ever and it’s nice to browse shops for Christmas gifts.

Now I am off to a party with traditional British Christmas food. Anyone tried mince pies before? :D

Christmas feeling at café Ostehuset

christmas decoration




One of the most exciting things in December for me is opening my Advent calendar every day. So much more fun to wake up when there is something to look forward to.

Today I got a Christmas coffee blend with honey, raisins, fruit and nuts. So delicious!

Do you have a calendar too? Or did you give one to a special someone?


Christmas blend
Christmas coffee


Advent calendar



Hi everyone!

I’m just quickly checking in to wish you all a happy first Advent! Can’t believe Christmas time has officially started. Today we are going to a small Christmas market in the oldtown, maybe have some hot chocolate and look for presents.

What are you doing today? I hope you are having an amazing Sunday!


Danish Design by LIND DNA

Last weekend I picked up yet another beautiful Danish Design home decor accessory. Or better: It was four them. Coasters made of optimized recycled leather by LIND DNA.

They came in this case with a little introduction of the company (read below). Pretty cool, I think!


lind dna

lind dna

lind dna
Leather coasters



How to always find your keys

When I was still living in my place in Germany, I would just leave my key in the front door whenever I came home. Because of that I always knew where my keys were and I never forgot them when I left the house.

This little trick doesn’t work with only one door lock and two people in the house. Ever since I moved in with my boyfriend in Norway, we both kept our keys in different places each day and sometimes couldn’t find them.

There is a perfect solution that looks pretty as well. The Duo Sparrow Key Ring by Qualy. Keep them on the wall close to the door and put your key in when you step in.

Do you have any tricks to find your key? Where do you keep yours?

Duo Sparrow Key Ring by Qualy with an included whistle ;)

Bird key holders


Because nature inspires

I love Scandinavian style when it comes to decoration – cause it’s so simple and minimalistic. Even better if it’s made of recycled materials and fair trade at the same time.

The “Oohh – Because Nature Inspires” collection by the Danish company Lübech Living is made by women from Sri Lanka who work from home, so they can take of their children.

I got this creased alu pot today. Isn’t it pretty?

Creased Alu pot
Creased Alu pot
Oohh Collection


Fair trade, Scandinavian Style
Oohh Collection by Lübech Living


My favourite decoration: Candles

If you moved to another country and could only take one decoration article with you, what would it be? For me it was candle holders. I actually took more than just one with me, but considering that my old place in Germany was full of stuff it is not really much, is it?

I think candles create such a cozy atmosphere and can make almost any room look nice.

Vanilla scented candle by Carthusia. It was a present bought at Pafümerie Schnitzler in Düsseldorf
Vanilla scented candle by Carthusia. It was a present bought at Pafümerie Schnitzler in Düsseldorf, Germany
Handmade candle holders by MeL.
Handmade candle holders by MeL
Some candleholders my boyfriend got for our balcony. Available at Åhlens in Norway
Some candleholders for the balcony. Available at Åhlens in Norway




Why Norway doesn’t need Starbucks

All you need is love… and a good cup of coffee. This is what it said on one of the blackboards at Steamkaffebar where I had an Iced Café Latte today. I have always wondered why there is no Starbucks in Norway but now I know. It’s these little cafés that make it absolutely unnecesary. Scroll down and see for yourself…

Iced café latte
Iced café latte


I love the decoration in Norwegian cafés
I love the decoration in Norwegian cafés
Candles and magazines
Candles and magazines

Brunch and interior design

Yet another thing I love about Norway is how much attention they pay to details here. Every café has its own style and special decoration.

Today we had brunch at Ostehuset. Not only do they serve amazing fresh food, but you can buy lots of different home decor things.

Cups, plates and glasses


Porcelain dishes