Skimbaco Lifestyle by Katja Presnal

Tove Jansson’s 100th Anniversary and Moomin Exhibition at the Arabia Gallery in Helsinki

Tove Jansson's Moomin Exhibition at Arabia Factory and the anniversary of Tove Jansson

We recently visited the Arabia Factory in Finland. Arabia has been manufacturing Moomin mugs for decades, and held a Moomin Exhibition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, one of the…

Follow my Trip to Bali as I Discover the SPG Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts

Virtually travel with me to Bali

My Dream Destination: Bali Our expat living time here in Sweden is coming close to the end. Ever since I went to Bali last year I told my husband I would only move back to…

My Life in Real Time & Fall Fashion Trends

Fall Style with Pulsar

Sponsored content. Classic style meets fall fashion trends I’m all about classic style and buying clothing and accessories that last more than one season – and then mixing them up with trendy accessories and inexpensive…

Dressing Up for Halloween in Alice in Wonderland Theme

Alice in Wonderland as a Halloweeen Theme

Sponsored content. Our theme for this Halloween is Alice in Wonderland! BuyCostumes.com has such a vast variety of costumes also in the Alica in Wonderland theme that it took us a while to figure out…

Must do for Finnish Design Lovers: Visit Arabia Factory in Helsinki

Visiting Finnish design Arabia factory in Helsinki

Artists are the rocks stars of Finland I recently visited Arabia factory in Helsinki. More about the factory, it’s history, amazing historical findings done from the factory attic, the showroom and why Arabia is the…

My Finland in 20 Instagram Pictures

FINLAND in 20 photos at @skimbaco

It’s Instagram Travel Thursday again – and now with a new format. Starting this month, we will be hosting Instagram Travel Thursday link collection only once a month, and a new collection linky will be…

Interview with Instagram-sensation Konsta Punkka, the Squirrel Whisperer from Finland

Interview with the Instagram-famous squirrel whisperer Konsta Punkka

It was a sunny September morning in Helsinki, Finland, and my two girls and I were desperately trying to find the correct bus stop, where to take the bus outside the city to meet with…

Orange List: Hot Costume and Party Halloween Trends for 2014

Wizard of Oz

Sponsored content. BuyCostumes.com has revealed the “Orange List”, featuring this Halloween season’s top 10 hottest costumes, and top 10 party themes and treats. Check out the hottest costumes this year and how to be trendy…

6 Life Lessons from Spending 2 days Filming a Reality TV Show

Partiomestari TV show in Finland

Around a month ago I spent a weekend in Finland participating in the shooting of the Partiomestari reality TV show, in which the girl and boy scouts compete in teams against each others in action-packed…

IKEA Launches 2015 Catalog with a Parody Video

Experience the power of a bookbook™  - IKEA catalog ad 2015

The IKEA 2015 catalog has gotten my attention. I can’t help it. I don’t even know which continent we will live in January, but I sure hope I will live within two hour drive from…