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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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New Design Products Making a Splash at This Year’s SWEA Toronto Christmas Market!

This year I had the privilege of heading the Swedish design section of the 2014 SWEA Toronto Christmas Festival and it was a bit hectic getting the order together, but fun nonetheless! I’m introducing a lot of new products this year both to excite the big crowds that are sure to come and to give […]

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SWEA Toronto’s Annual Christmas Festival 2014!

The annual SWEA Swedish Christmas Market at the Harbourfront in Toronto is happening this month, November 22-23rd Saturday 11-5pm and Sunday 11-4pm. There will be tons of Swedish food, design, Christmas decorations, Swedish folks and activities for kids. Come and experience the Lucia pageant, folk dancers and get merry with some good glögg! IF YOU’D […]

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Toronto International Film Festival 2014 – Scandinavian Films

Originally posted on the swede life in toronto:
UPDATED AUGUST 24, 2014 MORE NORDIC FILMS ADDED! Announcing the Scandinavian films of the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) SEPTEMBER 4-14TH 2014 this year, there is a good deal of variety of movies with Nordic actors, directors or producers. Below is a brief synopsis taken from the…

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Near End of Summer Party with Swedish Crayfish!

Originally posted on the swede life in toronto:
UPDATED AUGUST 12, 2013, SEE SWEDISH CRAYFISH EVENT BELOW IN WHITBY, ON It’s August and summer is near a close, but the weather is still warm enough to actually sit outside, so Swedes are busting out their bibs for a Swedish crayfish (crawfish to you Southerners) party!…

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Toronto International Film Festival 2014 – Scandinavian Films

UPDATED AUGUST 24, 2014 MORE NORDIC FILMS ADDED! Announcing the Scandinavian films of the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) SEPTEMBER 4-14TH 2014 this year, there is a good deal of variety of movies with Nordic actors, directors or producers. Below is a brief synopsis taken from the TIFF 2014 website. Scandinavian Films Force Majeure (SWEDEN/DENMARK/NORWAY) […]

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Spring for a Smörgåstårta – The Swedish Sandwich Cake

After the thaw of Winter, Spring reveals the best of Swedish food. One of the most celebrated, yet little-known-outside-of-Sweden dishes is the Smörgåstårta or Sandwich Cake. Rather than noshing on a sweet torte, you should try a savory one, and the Swedish Sandwich Cake fits the bill. They are quite simply delightful both to see […]

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