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Channeling Your Inner Skogkatt: Why Norwegian Forest Cats Epitomize the Stressless Lifestyle

We’ve written before about Norse mythology and Vikings, Valkyries and Shieldmaidens, but did you ever wonder what pets the Vikings kept? Behold the Norwegian Forest Cat, aka “Skogkatt,” a wild breed native to Northern Norway, or perhaps a hybrid of local cats bred with those brought by Turkish traders. Large with strong bones and muscular … Continue reading Channeling Your Inner Skogkatt: Why Norwegian Forest Cats Epitomize the Stressless Lifestyle

Hodgepodge

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Norway’s gift to the world

The Norwegian archipelago called Svalbard, known as “the land with the cold shores,” will take your breath away—and not just because of the arctic temperatures. Besides the snow-covered glaciers, the roaming polar bears and Northern lights, Svalbard is the northernmost urban community on the planet. It’s the perfect location for the world’s largest collection of … Continue reading Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Norway’s gift to the world

Just a Taste

Rekesmørbrød. It’s what’s for dinner

What’s for dinner? It’s the universal question that’s even more relevant in summertime when farm-to-table dining is in peak season. Fresh peaches and tomatoes, corn and squash abound this time of year—light yet filling fare tasting of sunshine, laughter and the dregs of summer. When it’s hot outside, we crave cool suppers. In Norway, that … Continue reading Rekesmørbrød. It’s what’s for dinner

Wellness Dept.

Meet you at the hytte?

With over a year of isolation under our belts, we have to figure out how to emerge. We were dependent on the free space and fresh air the outdoors offered as we distanced from each other and avoided the indoors. It’s time to redefine our relationships with nature, family and friends, and ourselves. How do … Continue reading Meet you at the hytte?

Comfort Anywhere

Living well means feeling at home in your home

After a year of self-imposed isolation, working from home, ordering in and sheltering in place, we’re understandably stir crazy and maybe even a little anxious. We’re feeling trapped rather than relaxed, as our sanctuaries have become confining. It was wonderful to come home after a long day at the office or just from being out … Continue reading Living well means feeling at home in your home