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1.Grocery-style bags are big news for spring/summer. And this, the Baker tote from Stockholm-based Acne Studios sits perfectly in that trend. It embodies founder Jonny Johansson’s multi-disciplinary approach to luxury design. Made from glossy PVC and fitted with a practical, detachable shoulder strap, the graphic open mouth print is taken from the fashion house’s magazine archives. It’s the perfect combo btw functionality and fashion fun and cool.

I opted for the XL version to make sure I can bring everything I need when going around town with my mobile office. It’s also great when travelling with just a handbag and a cabin bag. 

Baker Tote Bag, £370 Acne Studios

2.Been eyeing shoe brand Charles & Keith since it was first introduced on the British market last year. The Singapore based brand was created by brothers Wong back in the 1990s. (Think you can guess their first names.) Now it’s footprint gone global and it’s all about affordable takes on shoe trends. Fast fashion for feet’s in short.

But as you know I always buy things that will last more than just one season. And these pointy flats will be part of my wardrobe for a while.

The dark olive green is also very versatile. Come autumn it will go with my chunky sweaters and oversized trousers.

3. This shell shaped vase comes in a generous size so it will be the perfect statement piece on our new Victorian library desk. (See more of that vintage bargain soon..!)

It’s not in stock yet, but this shell will most probably have a short shelf life so I’m on the waiting list.

Shell pot, £79, Ferm Living.

4. It must be one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture in central London. Still this Georgian or Neoclassical building is surprisingly unknown. Not on that many bucket lists I’m guessing. But it’s a gem that deserves more attention that just being a place for the popular ice-skating rink in winter.

The architect behind Somerset House is a Scottish-Swede (!) William Chambers. I attended a tour a couple of days ago and the excellent guide also showed us how this site has played an important role in London and UK’s history long before and after 1776 when Chambers made the drawings.

Back in my home country Sweden, he was the man behind one of my fave weekend destinations Råda Säteri, outside Gothenburg. So guess that makes me a true Chambers fan.

Somerset House, The Strand, London.

5.This buzzed about lip balm from equal buzzed about brand Glossier is somehow growing on me. At first I was a little disappointed because I thought it would be more of a regular balm with a tint. But now I’ve come to see it more like a gloss balm hybrid.

That could be bad because I’m not a fan of lip gloss in general. But this got the right balance for me. Not too sticky. Not too glossy. And the Cherry one is a lovely everyday colour when you want slightly more touch of red tint but still don’t want to move into real lipstick colour.

Balm dotcom Cherry, £14, Glossier.

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