Shopping Weekend in Stockholm

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We went on a shopping weekend with Phong’s brother and Linn. It was a whirlwind of jackets and jeans as we were on a boys shopping adventure. Linn and I were along to give directions- not a bad use of our time especially as it got me out of the snow of Kiruna.

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We spent most of our time in central Stockholm at the malls. Among the shopping favorites of the weekend were Zara, River Island, Solo and Deadwood.

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It did not take long for Phong to start getting silly for the camera. As soon as he saw a bed display he got comfy.

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Phong contemplating time on a decorative clock with no arms.

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The Chau brothers on the narrowest street in Stockholm. They have a great habit of looking like an album cover.

 

Tomorrow I’ll put up a post full of pictures from my favorite shop in Stockholm! Hint, it’s full of books and fan swag…

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Old Time Market – Umeå

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I love the craft markets at Gammlia in Umeå! This one had an emphasis on old fashioned crafts but they also had all of the usual crafters in the area there. I was really happy that this one happened while my mom and aunt were visiting so that they could see it.

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Phong and I played count the dogs. There were eighteen! We saw an amazing stand by an artist called Nymla. I was so excited by her work that I didn’t even take any pictures! She makes trolls and horns and leather bound books. She has an Etsy under that name as well as a facebook.

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We found a candy stand with rope candies. They’re a long gummy tube filled with sugary flavored paste and they come in a bunch of different flavors. Usually they come in strawberry, watermelon, cola, and raspberry.

 

This was Phong when I pointed out that they had a coconut one. >

 

 

 

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< This was when the lady in front of us bought the very last coconut one.

 

 

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And this was taken after he found out that the coconut one had a licorice filling and he had just dodged a very unpleasant candy bullet. >

 

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