Happy Valentine’s Day!
In Finland: Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä which means Friend’s Day. The day has no romantic meaning. Instead it is a day that people send cards and gifts to their friends in celebration of their friendships. I love Finland’s idea of celebrating friends who bring so much joy, sunshine, laughter and love to our lives.
Hope everyone has a lovely Valentine’s Day with those you love. Please always remember there are many experiencing a tough time whether they have lost a loved one, a job, someone they love has been diagnosed with cancer or another illness, or they are simply heartbroken and just feeling alone. Be kind and spread love and light today, tomorrow and always.
I love all things Finnish. My entire life I have been surrounded by Finnish design at home including many beautiful iittala pieces. I absolutely adore every one of these timeless beauties. This year, iittala is re-thinking the table setting and asking their Instagram followers to share their table reset. Sunny spring days will be in bloom soon so I created this spring table setting with a few of my iittala, Arabia and Marimekko treasured pieces. A fresh take on my spring table.
A Finnish gathering is never complete without coffee. Love the added touch of a pretty Marimekko napkin to make a simple white coffee cup something special.
Save water, drink champagne. No special occasion required. Bubbles are always in style and life and simple joys should be celebrated.
While champagne may be a splurge, an inexpensive way to enjoy bubbles more often is with sparkling wine, cava or prosecco. One of my favourites is from Bottega.
Celebrate all the simple joys that make you happy.