• Turning It Up With Rocker Anders Osborne

    In 1985, a teenager from Sweden with an uncertain future but untapped potential landed in New Orleans. More than 30 years later, Anders Osborne is a New Orleans fixture, a singer, songwriter and rocker who has embraced the Big Easy and mixed its charm, beauty and eccentricities into his music. Although he was born in Uddevalla, Sweden, Osborne doesn’t know […]

  • Catching Up With Golf Legend Annika Sörenstam

    Just more than a decade ago, Annika Sörenstam walked off the golf course as a professional golfer for the last time. Since then, the indelible impression she left on the game has been matched by the impact she is making on the future of the game: Her ANNIKA Foundation provides opportunities in women’s golf while teaching young golfers the importance […]

  • Celebrate Diversity And All Things Kind With ‘This Colorful World’

    Relate and laugh or simply enjoy the quirky banter between Lisa Halling and Lauren Aadland, the couple behind “This Colorful World,” a lifestyle vlog that celebrates diversity. Halling, from Stockholm, and Aadland, who grew up in Southern California, have attracted 20,000 subscribers to the “This Colorful World” YouTube channel by mixing relationship and life advice with personal travel experiences and […]

  • L:a Bruket Is Keeping Your Skin Fresh

    If you’ve been around us for a while, you probably know we enjoy natural, organic beauty products that are sustainable and eco-friendly. So when we came across L:a Bruket when we were working on our holiday gift guides last year, we couldn’t be more excited to learn more about the company and its products. L:a Bruket was founded in 2009 […]

  • Getting To Know Katie Malik, Runner Up From Season 4 Of ‘Allt För Sverige’

    Katie Malik was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) when she was 2 years old. The disease hasn’t slowed her down. Malik is an accomplished singer who regularly appears on stage performing for the Tacoma Opera and Puget Sound Concert Opera, among others. She also recently started CF Yogi, which offers free yoga classes to the CF community in a virtual […]

  • Indulge With Swedish Gourmet Cookies From Unna Bakery

    NEW YORK – When Ulrika Pettersson was little, she spent summers sitting on the back of Grandmother Rut’s bike, cruising through Östersund with freshly-baked cookies in tow – making the journey to share the sweet treats with her grandmother’s friends. Winters, she remembers, were spent doing much of the same, but indoors. By the time Pettersson got home from school, […]

  • Getting Into The ‘Whys’ And ‘Hows’ Of Nordic Baking With Magnus Nilsson

    Magnus Nilsson recognizes a humbling challenge when he sees one. Go ahead, he suggests, and Google what “Nordic cuisine” is – and the results that bolt back highlight his own two-star Michelin restaurant, Fäviken in Sweden, and other elite contemporary Scandinavian venues that are among the most coveted reservations across the globe today. But “those are ambitious restaurants, not what […]

  • Chef Roberth Sundell: From Pläj To Stockhome

    Roberth Sundell has gone back to his Swedish roots for his second restaurant. He’ll be serving up the kind of food that he’d pick up roaming the streets of Stockholm. Dishes such as lamb kebabs. Falafel with pita. And don’t forget grilled bratwurst with house mustard. Wait a minute. What about the Swedish meatballs? Don’t worry, Sundell is serving modern […]

  • All In The Family: Fullerton Wines Making A Name For Itself 

    What started as a longstanding appreciation for wine has turned into a successful business for the Fullerton family. “We have always been interested in wine,” said patriarch Eric Fullerton, who was introduced to winemaking in the 1960s when he was a teen. Now he and his family with Scandinavian roots are making a name for themselves through the small winery, […]

  • Making ‘Swedish Death Cleaning’ Part of My Life

    Editor’s Note: Our Umgås team sought to spend some time with author Margareta Magnusson on her bestselling new book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, but she was so overwhelmed by the media response that she limited interviews early on. That’s OK. We thought it was more important to dig into the book and see what she has to […]

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