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  • There is this lovely place outside of Stockholm called Hellasgården. A little lake with a surrounding forest and walking tracks, a restaurant and a sauna. Henrik suggested that we´d go there yesterday to charge our lungs with some oxygen and maybe have a cup of something nice by the fireplace. After all, the sun was shining and the leaves had just turned orange - it was the perfect first real day of autumn. We had a lovely time as we do most of the time and I suspected nothing. He even didn't flinch when I suggested that on the way we'd buy a bazillion almond croissants. I have a dirty little perversion for almond croissants. I'm not ashamed of it. I also like eating them in bed and leave crumbles everywhere. That's another story. 

    I was entierly sure we had walked into somone elses apartment when I opened the door. There were balloons. And ponys and a diaper cake, and even more cakes, and people, and oh - Uma, my friend Helenas daughther, and oh - the people were MY friends, and OH! They got me. 

    What a wonderful surprise. I'm still moved by all that love and I wasn't expecting a baby shower at all, I can barely remember that I'm pregnant! 

    Pregnancy brain is real, people. The week ended in the best way possible, and I must say I had quite a good start of the new one today as well. Probably because I ate cake for breakfast and then I got invited for a spontanious lunch that was just lovely. We have now entered pregnancy week 35 and I will do my very best to enjoy it fully and since I'm here I'd like to take the opportunity to wish you all a great start of the week as well. Laters!


    Love, Christine Deckert
  • This weekend was spent on beautiful Öland with family, good food and nature. The annual harvest festival was held those very days and it's always so charming. We drove around between different farms and art galleries where they had a lot of ceramics in particular and came home with local honey and a darling little milkpot from Resmo Krukmakeri, just about enough shopping after buying a bazillion baby necessities. ; ) 

    I'm super pregnant (5,5 more weeks to go now) and quite tired to be honest so I'm a little behind on updates - bare with me!

    Odalisque Magazine AW19 is PRINTING TODAY and I'm so excited to see the results. I think I will always prefer print. I like the relaxing and luxurious feeling when I choose a cosy corner and snuggle up with something inspiring and interesting to read, preferably with a cup of tea and a cinnamon roll to keep me company. 


    Love, Christine Deckert
  • When Henrik started tasting some of his Georgian natural wines this afternoon I felt a bit left out (by now you all know I'm super-pregnant, right?) UNTIL I decided to join the fun but then rather try out a matching selection of body oils. 

    I've been obsessing about oils lately as my belly is growing and I want to avoid stretch marks as much as I can. Pregnant or not, it's a luxurious treat. 

    Kerstin Florian Lavender Bath & Body Oil, 419 SEK/100 ml at skincity.se

    Contains: Calming Organic Lavender Oil with Vitamin E.

    Natura Bissé Fitness Dry Oil, 645 SEK/100ml at hudoteket.se

    Contains: Mint, Eucalyptus, Carrot Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E, Sunflower Oil and Azulen. Works anti-inflammatory and purifying. 

    Natura Bissé Energizing Dry Oil, 645 SEK/100ml at hudoteket.se

    Contains: Carrot and Grapeseed Oil, a combination of essential oils from various Citrus Fruits along with Lavender Flowers and Cypress Leaves, Sage, Olives, Rosemary and Vitamin E. The scent is wonderful and it has an energizing and refreshing effect. This was my personal favourite!

    Bio-Oil Hudvårdsolja, 119 SEK/125ml at apotea.se

    Produced especially to treat stretch marks and scars. Contains Paraffin, Sunflower Oil, Chamomile Flower Oil, Lavender, Rosemary and Soja Oil. It's lightly perfumed and is therefore suitable for people particularily sensitive to strong scents. Very affordable!


    Love, Christine Deckert


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