WHAT IS FIKA? (the new swedish online trend)

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what is fika ? another one of the scandinavian words and concepts that has just taken over the lifestyle blogs and youtube vids – just like lagom and hygge !
well, basically it’s like the cosy swedish version of a coffee break. but more than that it a way to socialise with your co-workers, friends and family. we drink coffee, we eat some sandwiches or cinnamon rolls ( yum ) and we chitchat about the small things in life ( leave your political opinions at the door ! )

and all this takes place in the fikarum ( fika room ). an office is not an office without one. a lot of stuff goes on there, and if you’re unlucky – there might be some embarrassing or uncomfortable situations, if your colleagues are not exactly PC… in the fika room, we should respect the cinnamon rolls enough to keep things civilised !

anyway, besides from explaining the concept, i’m also in this video sharing my 5 rules of fika !
learn them and try having a hygge fika moment in your own home or workplace.

if you have no idea what lagom or hygge is, i’ve explained these other non-translatable terms in the videos below !
what is lagom ?
what is hygge ?

love // jenny

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  1. Inspired by you once again, Jenny! I’ve been following your content for quite a while now and I’ve finally taken the plunge and started my own blog documenting my journey towards living more simply, minimally, and consciously. Thank you so much for content like this, it really makes my day ❤

  2. Very interesting. Thank you for my daily Mustard fix! FYI – prefer you with the no eyebrow look.

  3. So cool to finally know that Fika means! We have a coffee shop called ‘For Fika Sake’ in my city, and it’s a great wee place. And yes, we had a cinammon swirl there! 

  4. “Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.” (Sidney Hook)
    And I totally agree with him.

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