This is the first of what will be a monthly series ‘Mornings In _________’ in which we talk to women from all over the world about their breakfast + beauty routine. Our first participant is my friend Emmy. We hung out tons when I was in Stockholm two summers ago!
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation: A bit of everything, but mainly freelance film work and final art.
My alarm is set for: Because my schedule varies so much, it could be set on pretty much anything between 4:45 (eeek) and 11.Most mornings I eat: Swedish people are really into their breakfasts, claiming it is “the most important meal of the day”. I totally agree. I normally make a blueberry banana smoothie and a coffee, and with it I have a couple of slices of knäckebröd, Swedish crisp bread, with avocado, cheese and cucumber. I don´t often go out for breakfast, but on the weekends, I might go over to a friend´s house for scones or pancakes. If I´m on set, I normally get fed, yay!
My beauty routine consists of
: I almost always shower in the morning, except if it is during a real cold spell, in which case I don´t want to exit the house in -15°c newly showered. I use coconut oil
instead of body lotion, and for my face I use A-crème
, which is a really old school fat crème full of vitamin A. It works really well even during extreme cold. If I´m on set, I wear something a bit more fun and casual, but if I have a meeting or another job I go for black and smart.
Then, I head to work by: Sometimes I have a production car, but if I don´t have a lot of things to transport, I use the commuting system. The subway is fast and quite reliable, and it runs late into the night, too. Not many people have a car in Stockholm. Finding parking is a real pain, and public transport is faster most of the time.
Thanks so much for sharing, Emmy! Are there any other Swedish readers out there? What does your morning look like?