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Monthly Archives: November 2013

While I was driving on a familiar road through the forest late in the afternoon, Maggie asked, “Are we in the middle of nowhere?” Nowhere. It certainly felt like nowhere. It was pitch black and 3:30 in the afternoon. November in Stockholm gets this way. It’s dark, really dark. Buildings, recognizable by day, vanish by late afternoon. They are no longer buildings, but blocks of light—square windows floating above the horizon like… Read More

Walking into F-12, one of eight Michelin star-rated restaurants in Sweden, you have the sense that something fantastic is about to happen. An ivory colored theatre-like curtain hangs from overhead, dividing the lobby from the dining room, the sides pulled back, revealing and concealing those within. The mood is intimate and exclusive and at the same time it feels as though you’re about to step out onto a stage.The pale sage walls… Read More