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My Christmas Gift to You – The Substitutes for Falukorv and Kesella in Canada!

UPDATED: DECEMBER 24, 2016 Christmas is in the air now that we passed the first advent and December 1st is tomorrow! I finally took some time to post about Swedish eats and Christmas food is among the best in Sweden. I have a whole post dedicated to setting up a Christmas table (Julbord) in Canada. […]

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A review of the documentary, The Swedish Theory of Love

I couldn’t help but shed a few tears when I watched The Swedish Theory of Love, a documentary film directed by Erik Gandini. Having been together with my Swede for over two decades, many of the points said in this documentary hit home for me. It is often an inner struggle to understand someone’s culture, […]

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TIFF 2016 Nordic Film Offering

Yes, it’s been awhile, but I finally got some time to sit down and write a post about an important event in Toronto – TIFF 2016 from September 8-18th! There usually is a great selection of Scandinavian films, as those Nordic folks are masters of melancholy movies. Here’s your chance to see a Nordic film primarily […]

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Swedish Design Highlights at the 2015 SWEA Christmas Festival

I can’t believe how fast the Christmas season came this year! 2015 has flown by for me, but I’m excited for this year’s SWEA Christmas Festival, This year they have chosen Pippi Longstockings as a theme, the beloved, rebellious Swedish girl character we all know from our childhood. Written by the revered Astrid Lindgren, Pippi […]

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Swedish Courses in Toronto On Its Way!

This year has been busy with the launch of our new Nordic language school right here in Toronto! This explains my sparse posting habits, but I promise to get this going too. We begin with Swedish, since that’s the language I’m obviously connected to most. Many of you following my blog have been writing me […]

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Scandinavian Film Offering for TIFF 2015

TIFF 2015 is truly an exciting time in Toronto! Celebrities abound, the cool, crisp air signals Fall and there is an excellent selection of Scandinavian films that will stimulate you intellectually as well as emotionally. I truly love watching films from different countries. It gives you a sneak peek into the cultures around the world. […]

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HotDocs 2015, Films Concerning Sweden or Swedish Docs Announced!

HOTDOCS FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 23-MAY 3, 2015. A couple of Swedish documentary films in this year’s 2015 selection have a lot to do with today’s woes in the world. There is an emotionally charged film about twin refugees seeking solace in Sweden (one of the world’s most open countries) and dealing with their emotional baggage, as well as one about faking a […]

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IKEA Offers Swedish Name Brands Again… for a Limited Time Only!

Yes, folks, IKEA Swede Shop is officially offering some Swedish name brand foods to the international IKEAs around the World like Marabou chocolate and Göteborgs Singoalla cookies for a LIMITED TIME ONLY. According to Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick, the IKEA PR representative here in Canada, “This holiday season IKEA Canada has brought in some branded Swedish items for a […]

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Hurrying in to FIKA in Manhattan – My Review

Excited over the hype of the new chain of Swedish cafes in Manhattan, I recently stopped in to “fika” (the Swedish word for a glorified “coffee break”) at the FIKA cafe near the Plaza over the weekend. While I thought the presentation and modern decor were mycket fint, I am ashamed to admit that I […]

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Best Swedish Gifts to Get and Give in Canada!

Time already to get a head start on shopping for the holidays by buying unique gifts of Swedish design right here in Canada! Your receivers probably will not see these anywhere else, so you’ll be both unconventional and trendsetting. I’ve compiled some great gift ideas and happen to be selling a few of these items […]

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