Stuck Inside? Our Swedish Guide To Staying PreoccupiedMarch 20, 2020
Anyone else already feeling cabin feverish? We’ve been continuing to work, which is keeping us busy, but we’re also looking for distractions away from the news, current events and listening to our partners go on and on about their next Zoom meeting.
In case you need it, we’re going to leave this here.
Stream something new
We’ve already talked about “Quicksand,” but if you’re looking for more, try one of these Swedish movies or shows.
- “101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared:” Pretty self-explanatory we think…
- “Bonus Family:” Check out this series about a blended family navigating the ins and outs of merging two families into one (3 seasons).
- “I Love You:” The previous title was about families coming together, but this movie involves divorce. Womp. Womp.
- “Fallet:” Check out the trailer below. This feels like an “American Horror Story” meets “Shawn of the Dead” meets “True Detective” kind of show.
Treat yo’ self
IKEA may be closing stores in response to our current public health environment, but online retailers are open for business.
- H&M: All dressed up and nowhere to go? We’re suggesting something groundbreaking: florals for spring (women and men).
- Swedish Hasbeens: If you’re digging the 80s, you’re going to find its newest line to be totally rad.
- Polar Skate Co.: For the skater bros and babes, if you need a new deck, buy one here then get your butt off the couch.
- IKEA: Maybe now is the time to revamp your home office?
Eat and drink the things
What’s the Swedish version of a “Quarantini?” Chilled aquavit and some Emergen-C sounds about right.
- Tosca Cake: Take some pantry staples, and whip up this cake for your next (dozen) solo fikas.
- Shrimp Sandwich: If you stocked up on frozen seafood, an open-face shrimp sandwich is a good way to mix things up.
- Malmö Mule: You better believe cocktails are on the menu during this time of uncertainty.
- Kalles Kaviar: If you need a laugh, here are some Americans tasting Kalles Kaviar, which is probably the perfect, shelf-stable pantry item.
“Ooooh I wanna dance with somebody!”
Well, you can do that, but do it middle-school style and have plenty of space between you and your partner. If you need a playlist, check out these Swedes.
Robyn, “Dancing On My Own” (Honestly, the best advice for life right now…)
Tove Lo, “Equally Lost” feat. Doja Cat
Zara Larsson, “Lush Life”
ABBA, “Dancing Queen” (Because, d’oh)