Another post in this series about our trip includes a few practical things I'm bringing.
This passport holder from Muji is the perfect, simple way to organize tickets and important travel papers.
My favorite notebook by Julie Joliat is coming with me for jotting down notes, doodles and packing lists.
Wallpaper 2013 guide for Copenhagen & Stockholm are also handy with great tips on Hotels, restaurants and shopping. Plus they're small and easy to pack.
Lastly, my little Baggu coin purse. It's small enough to be a key chain but also fits perfectly in my hand.
A reminder to all the Swedish travelers to the US: do not forget to apply an ESTA under the US Visa Waiver Program before travel
When I little I remember being sick or sad and wanting to be in my mom and dad's bed. There was something so comforting about that place and I love that now Israel feels that way about my own bed. It's impossible to keep 'made' because he comes in and throws pillows or plays under the blankets. Sometimes he's lucky enough to play a game or two on the ipad, he loves the Toca Boca apps. He's so sweet, that boy!
I've been making these all week and they've been a big hit. The coconut oil makes them so buttery and smooth but healthier. A quick and tasty bar that's filling and slightly sweet. The name just about gives away all the ingredients, it's that simple.
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tbsp ground flax
2 tbsp creamy almond butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a fork, you'll need it to mash up the coconut oil if it's at room temperature, I prefer not to warm it up for thicker consistency.
Put the mixture in a small, deep dish lined with parchment paper. Set in freezer to set up for 10-15 minutes, remove and cut into squares pieces.
Enjoy your vegan, guilt free, easy to make bars!
I've been keeping a bit of a secret from you. For the last year my husband & I have been planning a trip to Sweden and Denmark. Now, with our trip only a little over a week away I thought I'd share a bit about out trip, any useful bit of information I've learned and a few things I'm planning to pack.
I'm breaking this up in 2 parts so look for the second part of this next week.
To start, I'm bringing this great travel bag from Yvonne Koné. It's so soft but quite large and I can fit a surprising amount of things inside. It comes with a long strap or big handles for carrying. She makes the most beautiful thing.
Also, this little tote from Lotta Agaton's shop is another bag I'm bringing to keeping some things separated and super light weight. Plus, we love Lotta!
For those long place rides we always pack our Urbanears. They're comfortable enough to fall asleep in and don't fall out like those little ones.
A couple pair of shoes that I'm excited to bring are these Cheap Monday heels that are comfortable and easy to walk in.
The boots are by Jeffrey Campbell and have a low heel, also ideal for lots of walking.
And lastly, a big scarf is always a good idea for travel. It is large and heavy enough to do double duty as a blanket in the place as well. This one is by Dusen Dusen and I like the simple pattern.
Watch our for part II of this packing series along with several more about our accommodations and travel!
photos by me
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