Renovation

Renovation of dilapidated pig-sty built in 1780. Nice to give an old building a second chance.

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Reading

What are you reading now? I just finished a book with Geraldine Brooks, people of the book, that I would recommend. About to start a new book that has been chosen for the next book club 👇

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Rooftop | Madrid

The rooftop bar at the hotel were we stayed last week. Madrid was a pleasant experience. A beautiful city that sometimes are overshadowed by Barcelona but it is truly an underrated gem ⭐️

Madrid | Spain 🇪🇸
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Clothesline

Creative & unique way to do art ⭐️

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Vegetarian

Vegetarian food in Madrid. The first restaurant we visited. Passed by & went back & ordered a quick lunch. Nice place, lovely atmosphere & staff. Lots of green & delicious food with different varieties of vegetarian options but also regular dishes.

Honest Greens | Madrid
Honest Greens | Madrid
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Stockholm | Sweden

In Kungsträdgården in stockholm, the cherry trees were first planted in the 1950s as a gift from the Japanese government to the city of Stockholm. It’s a folk festival every year when the cherry trees burst out & for a few short, intense days at the turn of April – May the crowds are large & there’s pure joy in the air.

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Cabin

Ekhusen, designed by AndrénFogelström, consists of four small cabins embedded in nature on the island of Öland off the Swedish east coast.

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Essentials

Wardrobe essentials for a laidback & smart fashionable look. Staplers in black & white that can be combined endlessly.

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Stripes

With stripes you can create different expressions & mixed with different pattern designs it’s easy to achieve a personal style. Here a bedroom with textiles in simple stripes – neat & restful.

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Vegan future

More information about vegan food & how meat actually affects the environment to a very large extent, is needed to encourage people to try & change their eating habits, for the sake of the future.

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Small

Small, simple vegetarian dishes that add more flavor. Especially with the sea & beach as a background.

At a cafe along the beach 🏝️
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Blessing

A quiet moment on the beach with the sunset as a view – is pure blessing for body & soul.

Sunset
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Vacation

Returning to the same location & hotel for a week off. sun, pool, beach, lots of books – and long walks. Vacation mood ☀️

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Size

The outdoor area is the main thing during summer season. I prefer a small cottage & with a spacious outdoor space – that’s what matters most. The size outside.

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Happy Easter

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Life

Life seems to be about wanting more, striving for more, wanting life to contain lots of New events & new activities. The quest to experience & look ahead. But maybe life is about the present, the moment & the time we have on earth. To just be & see it as a luxury.

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Social media

The social media platform has become an important forum in our social life. The introduction of video on platforms has given everyday users an opportunity to further connect with family, friends & followers. It’s hard to remember a time before we took pictures of the food before eating it, to get the perfect overhead shot.

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Monochrome

Monochrome, 2D- cafe in Singapore with a minimalistic interior in black & white. It’s stunning but a little bit weird (in a good way) at the same time.

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Living bright

Living with white & light decor doesn’t have to be so advanced or difficult – it can look both beautiful & calming as a whole. Nothing that interferes with the experience.

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Classic

A classic simple interior with the timeless style that you just can’t get tired of.

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National Orchid Garden

The National Orchid Garden is on the same location as the Singapore Botanic Garden & you could spend a full day here. A real treat & amazing displays – they have to be seen to understand the effort that has gone into curating them.

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Sydney travel

Nice to be back in beautiful Sydney, with amazing weather & the best locations you can imagine. And friendly people everywhere.

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Flower Dome

The Flower Dome in Singapore, is the largest Greenhouse in the world. Beauty & diversity of plants & flowers from all around the globe under a single roof. A suspended walkway 22 meters above the ground offers a spell binding view of Singapore & the lush surroundings. Spectacular & innovative – it’s certainly one of the icons in this city.

Flower Done | Singapore
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Colours

It’s daring to use strong colors & color combinations. This is graphically appealing & very harmoniously executed.

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Beautiful ❄️

On a home visit to Sweden to see family & friends. Totally prepared for winter, snow & cold weather. This is an image from my sisters kitchen window an early morning. Minus 10° & breathtakingly beautiful.

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Sultan Mosque | Singapore

Sultan Mosque is a must-see if you’re in the historic Kampong Gelam district. Masjid Sultan, as it’s also known, is a prominent mosque in Singapore & one of the country’s most impressive religious buildings & designated as a national monument.

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French-American sculptor

Niki de Saint Phalle, French-American sculptor, painter, filmmaker & author of colorful hand-illustrated books. She was well known in Europe, but her work was little-seen in the US, until her final years in San Diego.

“The French-born, American-raised artist is one of the most significant female & feminist artists of the 20th century, and one of the few to receive recognition in the male-dominated art world during her lifetime”.

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Crocheting

Often amazed at how creative & talented people are. @virkase is wonderful with her imaginative crochet on Instagram ⭐️

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Clouds

The unusual mother-of-pearl clouds spotted in Stockholm. So lucky to have seen this phenomenon while on a home visit. They are apparently only seen a couple of times a year in Sweden.

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Simplicity

Turn-of-the-century environment, wooden floors, stucco, apartment with rooms in a row, light walls, simplicity.

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Gatsby

Style that’s timeless, close to Gatsby but in an updated form. Styling tips that would work today & suit the classic lovers of this era.

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Art Exhibition

Asia Pacific’s biggest art fair in a decade is taking place at MBS Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore. A meeting point for collectors, buyers & art lovers.

A great opportunity to engage with over 160 of the world’s leading galleries. And enjoy exiting & thought provoking art.

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Winter land

Beautiful with a white interior & even more beautiful when inside & outside merge into a white winter landscape.

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Books 2022

I am an avid reader & these are some of the books that have passed through my Kindle in 2022.

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Street | Singapore

Haji Lane, one of the narrowest streets in Singapore. A stroll here will find you a good mix of shops & cafes. Beautiful shophouses of the early shophouse architecture, creatively decorated in their own unique style & the atmosphere provides a visual treat just by strolling along this street.

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Black & white

Out with Christmas & in with a slightly toned down but graphic replacement in black & white.

Cushion covers
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Beach time ☀️

First day of the new year, out on the beach, as far east as you can get on Sentosa island. Pleasant warmth, a little breezy for once & pleasant atmosphere. Singapore at its best.

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Website

Website: javligtgott.se – where you’ll find lots of tips & ideas & a compilation of many nice menus & recipes to be inspired by. Especially relevant for the New Year’s menu. These dishes were brought up to New Year’s last year.

Creamy artichoke soup with fried oyster wedges. Potato gratin, minced meat, garlic broccoli red wine sauce. Crisp forest berry pie with shortcrust pastry, whipped cream with vanilla ice cream.

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Knitted

At times you can find a really nice super garment even at the big chains. Isn’t this knitted sweater really nice ⭐️

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Asian modern art

Zhang Hui i- a Chinese Asian modern & contemporary painter that’s been included in exhibitions throughout China & Europe & has established herself as an important figure in the contemporary Chinese art world. The characters in her works are all childlike & lovely, with dark skin & a round face, all glowing from her childhood memories.

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Right now in Bangkok on a short trip. Five days of vacation without any agenda. Just take it easy, walk, explore, take in moments & relax. Lunch taken at a French restaurant with excellent food & fantastic staff.

Pasta Pomodore
Beaf Bourguignon
Soft warm brownie, whipped cream, chocolate powder
Macchiato, espresso, biscotti
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Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching & many people are preparing, planning & organising for the biggest holiday of the year.

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Comfortable

Might be good to wear comfortable sneakers for a long day of shopping for groceries, supplies & Christmas presents. It’s indeed necessary.

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Lucia ⭐️

Lucia − the bearer of light. Alongside Midsummer, the Lucia celebrations represent one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden, with a clear reference to life in the peasant communities of old: darkness, light, cold & warmth. Lucia is an ancient mythical figure with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish winters. And it’s always celebrated on December 13.

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