My family has stopped giving xmas presents between adults since a few years, so if I want anything for Christmas I have to buy it myself. The only exception is my lovely mother-in-law who insists on spoiling us rotten by throwing money at us and forcing us to get something nice for ourselves. I usually choose things I've been dreaming of throughout the year, but that aren't actually very necessary... Things like perfume, coffee table books, a piece of jewelry, some cool gadget or a nice coat that is a little too expensive to indulge in on an ordinary week, but that feels great to pamper yourself with as a special holiday treat. So this post isn't so much a wish list (because that would be pretty pointless, who would I give it to?), as it is a list of stuff I will actually get for Christmas. Perhaps it can inspire someone else to get their own dream presents!
I actually got myself an early present already. I went to a newly opened tattoo studio here in Stockholm, and sat down on a vintage sofa in a room that feels more like the livingroom of an old lady than a place where rockers go to get a skull on their shoulder. I had tea and chatted with Markus, the very friendly tattooist who owns La Robe Noire, about parenting, scented candles, creativity and life in general. A completely different experience than when I got my first tattoo, at Stockholm's most well known studio, where everything felt quite rough and dirty and very unwelcoming. This time everything was so nice, and the tattoo turned out great! If you want to see it you can have a look here.
From top left: Society6 iPhone cover. Pitcher and tumblers by Carina Seth Andersson for Hope. Pia Wallén Cross blanket. Leather clutch made of pieces from an old Barcelona chair. White christmas, not for sale but it seems I'm getting it anyway this year, shot by Akos Major. Simple white honeycombs, just my style of xmas decor, shot and styled by Annie at Rum för två. Encens Chembur eau de parfum from Byredo. Hope 1.0 book.