Norlii Box June 2022: Swedish Midsummer

The latest edition of Scandinavian home and lifestyle box Norlii Box honours one of the most celebrated holidays in Sweden — Swedish Midsummer, held this year on June 25. It’s the longest day of the year and famously marked by singing and dancing around the maypole, making flower wreaths and enjoying a traditional lunch outdoors. June’s Norlii Box features a lovely assortment of items for a Midsummer lunch, ‘tho I already know I’ll be using them year-round.

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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