Sponsored – I use the word fika a lot! In case you’re not familiar with the term, it’s a Swedish word meaning to ‘take a break and enjoy a hot drink (usually super strength coffee!) and a small sweet treat’. A fika can be enjoyed at anytime of the day and nothing, but nothing gets in the way of a Swede and they’re fika! Naturally, I was quick to adopt this cultural ritual (it does sound rather nice, right?!). I especially love them at this time of the year as it always feels so cosy. Lately, I’ve really stepped up my game in this department thanks to two beautiful items from Be & Liv (a Finnish design brand making beautiful items for the home designed to “bring the poetry back to everyday life” – how lovely?!): the Solo candle holder and Treepot 3D trivet in wood. While the candle holder in black chrome is a pretty way to bring a warm glow to the table, the wooden Treepot 3D trivet can be used as both a coffee pot stand and a 3D Christmas tree, how fabulous is that?! I’ve found they go particularly well with a steaming cup of coffee and pepperkaka (ginger thins)! Any excuse….
I was lucky enough to meet the Be & Liv the team on my last trip to Helsinki and they’re the loveliest people – truly dedicated to creating beautiful items made from high quality materials. The pieces also arrive flat-packed, which is a more sustainable choice for the environment – love that!