Wednesday, December 31, 2008


So it's the last day of the year, time to look back at...

January: We buy and move into our first flat! It felt so amazing and we're still so thrilled with our beautiful place. George started going to nursery school, a real big boy!

February: We spend most of the month settling into our new place.

March: This is what easter looks like for an (almost) two year old:

I also started the Obbosi-blog with a couple of friends. It's all things kids and family, in Icelandic though. Do check it out if you speak the language, or even just for the links.

April: Preparations for our new shop start.

May: The shop is coming together, Terry and the girls are working around the clock and stocking up all over Europe. George turns two on the 23d. We had a busy summer entertaining guests and on the 29 th the first one comes round, Johnny from London. He arrives on the day of the big earthquake, a spectacular welcome for a spectacular guest!

June: Foxy Gold opens! A fabulous mix of vintage and new.

July: I turn 33. Tanja, Eskil and three year old Elias arrive from Denmark. We have a great time and everyone is left slightly deaf after two little boys' shenanigans. Language is no barrier for those two! A few days later, Frankie comes from Holland and stayes for a couple of months working with Terry and checking out the Reykjavík night life.

August: We announce: We're expecting a little bundle of joy early next year!

September: It's back to work for me after 4 lovely weeks spent relaxing at home. We decided on no holiday this year, instead we entertained guests from abroad and worked on our shop. I start this blog. The Icelandic banks and the whole economy starts crumbling.

October: It's life as usual, except I get my letter of notice, our office hasn't made it through the credit crunch! I'm lucky though, at the end of the notice period, I'm going on maternity leave anyway.

November: It's Terry's birthday, he's 32. Obama gets elected president of the USA.

December: Well, it's the holidays, I try my best to drag my heavily pregnant body all over town to get ready, decide christmas will still come even if I haven't washed the floors, the tree isn't super-trendy and I and leave my mum to bake cookies.

This was 2008, tomorrow is 2009 and we have so much to look forward to. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy holidays!

A little late, I know! I've been busy relaxing you see, and being completely un-goddess-y. Now though, it's time to get working, the nesting need has hit me bad and so I'm off to go shopping for a few baby things for little 'S'.
This is what I'm wearing; later: how the home is slooowly transforming to welcome the new addition (and to pick up where we left things a few weeks after moving in... we're ready to get started again!).

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Winter lights

Outside a storm is raging, but inside it's warm and cozy.

I plan to keep most of the lights until way after christmas. I'm due to give birth in early February and with the dark days I'm guessing I'll need all the lights I can get. Only the santas will go, the kitch is only for christmas!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My kind of how-to

Check this out!

Ingibjörg Hanna

One of the most talented designers I know happens to be one of my very best friends. Everyone has been raving about her designs, from Grace at Design*Sponge, to the ever savvy guys over at Design Spotter, to ICON magazine. She also got a lot of attention at both 100%Design in London and Tokyo. And the best thing about it all is that her designs are very affordable (well actually that's the second best thing - the best thing is that she gave me all 3 raven hangers AND the Not Rudolf antlers just out of the blue... now that's the kind of friends we like!). Get hers and other great Icelandic designers' stuff here. More retailers here.

My antlers are going to look great on my black living room wall with fairy lights for christmas!

Friday, December 5, 2008

I've been tagged!

Thank you Viv, of wonderful blog ish & chi, for tagging me with the 'I love your blog' award. I'm thrilled! That means it's my turn to tag people, so here are my 7 favorite blogs:

1 A cup of Jo - for some New York fabulousness
2 Chez Larsson - for inspiration to make my life less chaotic
3 East side bride - for indie wedding inspiration
4 Le Blog de Betty - for French chic
5 Babyccino - for all little kiddo things, from 4 stylish girls in 4 stylish cities
6 Nesting - for family lifestyle, and finally
7 Crabmommy - because we're not all perfect goddesses!

The rules:
1. The nominated is allowed to put the picture on their blogs.
2. Link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate seven other people and link to them.
4. Leave a message on those people's blog to make them aware that they're nominated.

Thank you Viv!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I have a follower!

Yep, to my great surprise and delight, I found I have my first follower when I logged on this morning! Feeling quite fabulous, I celebrated by adding in a few more links.

apartment # 34 for a bit of home deco, fashion and life
a history of architecture for (pregnant) fashion and life
the sartorialist for fashion on the streets of the world
and rules of general economy to stop consumerism

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Now where did I put that bottle of whiskey?

A colleague of mine once told me how he knows it's time to clear out the storage room. He simply hides a bottle of whiskey in there and when he's forgotten where he put it, well, it's time to start clearing out again! I intend to use this method. This is the task I have ahead of me now:

Looking at these pictures I feel like downing that bottle of whiskey right now, but it'll have to wait. Something tells me that I'll forget relatively quickly where I put it - let's say around the time I stop breastfeeding my unborn son, so in about a year and a half...