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Norlii Box April 2021: Fika

I received the April Norlii Box in exchange for an honest review.

Ska vi ses över en fika någon gång? – Swedish for “Shall we have a coffee together some time?”

I miss meeting a girlfriend for tea or having one over for a cup, something I made a point to arrange once a month or so in pre-COVID days and always thought I should do more often. In Sweden these social coffee breaks with friends, family and neighbours are more a way of life, something people make a priority daily or even twice a day, usually accompanied by sweet baked goods (and tea or another drink if coffee’s not your thing). They call it fika (pronounced fai-kuh) and it’s said to prevent burnout, boost creativity and productivity, improve longevity, and increase happiness, among other things. It’s also the theme of the latest Norlii Box and maybe my favourite so far! The Scandinavian home and lifestyle box ships every other month from Denmark to Canada and the US. Continue reading “Norlii Box April 2021: Fika”

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Canadian cozy, curated: The Hygge Holiday Box from Hygge in a Box 🇨🇦

I received the Hygge Holiday Box in exchange for an honest review.

Well the Christmas lights turned into a project this weekend but we finally got them on the tree (not this tree, our big tree) and with the scent of fresh pine in the air and the snow outside the windows I can almost hear the tap-tapping of Santa’s reindeer on the roof. Christmas is just a few days off and I have a to-do list as long as my arm but I’m revelling in the cozy hygge moments of the season. The pair behind the Canadian subscription box Hygge in a Box curated a special Hygge Holiday Box filled with products to celebrate the Danish art of being cozy and feeling good about it and it’s wonderful, mes amies. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa and take a look inside with me. Continue reading “Canadian cozy, curated: The Hygge Holiday Box from Hygge in a Box 🇨🇦”