KARLSSON Lifestyle goodies

DIPLOMATIC BAZAAR

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On Friday the 21st of November I had the privilege to help out at the Diplomatic Bazar in Lisbon. It was held at Centro de Congressos in Belem and approximately 30 different countries participated. Among other things, we sold homemade cinnamon-buns and different kinds of cookies, Noblesse-chocolates and candy. We also had clogs, toys, cards, candles, kitchen towels, socks and cute handicrafted Santa Clauses. The money raised will be given to charity to help the homeless in the Lisbon area.

The first lady of Portugal, Maria Cavaco Silva, opened the Bazar and also visited our table. She greeted us all by shaking our hands and commended us on our traditional outfits. We offered her a small Santa Claus, a chocolate box and a magazine filled with Swedish traditions and recepies. In her bag was also one of my new business-cards - Karlsson Lifestyle Goodies...!

Throughout the day we sold things, gave away candy and chocolate for people to try and explained the various customs in our country. 

 

THE ICE HOTEL

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The Icehotel must be the "coolest" place in the world to spend the night. It´s located in the tiny town of Jukkasjärvi, 200 km north of the Atlantic Circle. The project started in already in 1989. Every winter since then, ice is cut from the frozen Torne River. Builders and artists start working on the gigantic ice blocks in October and at the end of all cutting and sculpting, in December, you get an ice hotel and an ice bar. And every spring the whole building melts! This means that there is a brand new hotel and art installation ever year.

Most people who come to experience the Icehotel stay one night in an ice room and one or more nights in our warm and comfortable Kaamos hotel rooms. This gives you plenty of time to explore the art inside the hotel, as well as joining a couple of activities and just taking in the surroundings.
Here are some of the activies that you can do: a northern lights excursion on snowmobile, an ice sculpting class with a professional instructor, ice fishing, husky sleighing, moose watching, snowmobile safari, enjoying the delicious four-course Swedish Cuisine ice menu and, of course, the sleeping on ice experience. A truly unforgettable travel experience!

CANDY

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CANDY

Sweden is the country in the world where most candy and chocolates is consumed - an incredible 17 kilos per person per year! There is a huge variety of different flavours, for example, sour candy, violet flavoured candy or licorice candy with salt or even pepper. And there are also many divine sorts of caramel. In most supermarkets, mini markets or tobacco shops you can pick and chose your own mix - “lösgodis” (=loose candy) - just like you chose vegetables or fruit. Now you can try these new flavour by creating your own mix!

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