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nordic home spa with nuori

By Marlene | Published: 13. August 2020

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There’s perhaps never a bad time to be asked: „May we send you our spa kit to try?“ Although the timing was particularly good here. After months in isolation my skin had become terribly dry and the idea of replenishing it with a trip to the Nordic Home Spa with NUORI sounded very enticing.


1 piece, 3 looks || sustainable jeans from armed angels

By Marlene | Published: 9. December 2019

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How do you start?

When you enjoy clothes. And shopping. The thrill of finding something unexpectedly good at the shops. The ritual of unwrapping that something for the first time. When the new season comes, or the next sale, or you simply see a picture on Instagram of a piece that you should probably buy IMMEDIATELY – or it will be sold out. When you’re on a budget.

When you also know that resources are finite. When you are not just aware of the impact the fashion industry has on the environment and the climate, but have found it unsatisfying to go into a shop and mindlessly fill a couple of shopping bags for quite a while now. It just doesn’t feel good anymore. When a closet filled with stuff takes the joy out of getting dressed.

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home story || the family room

By Marlene | Published: 9. October 2019

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Last Friday morning I stood at the supermarket checkout, exitedly clutching a bunch of copies of the latest issue of Couch featuring our home story.

Friday afternoon we went to the hardware store to buy some plywood and brackets for two new DIYs (I know it’s said that a relationship that survies IKEA can pretty much survive anything. I honestly think that the reason James and I still like each other after all these years is that we enjoy going to the hardware store together. Fine, one of the reasons).

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