lördag 12 december 2009

Things are really rolling now....

Another butik has joined us. One of Stockholm's oldest children's stores Kiddies'. Located in the heart of Östermalm and Sickla Center, Kiddies' carries brands such as Gant, Petit Bateau, Noa Noa, Quicksilver, Roxy, Bogner, Ver de Terre, and are the exclusive online seller for Ralph Lauren Kids in Sweden!

We welcome them and soon after Christmas you will be able to enjoy shopping in Kiddies online in the Gallerian.

söndag 6 december 2009

Stay Healthy this winter

For those wanting to stay healthy this winter. Lampe Berger lampes make the perfect Christmas Gift. Kills 68% of the bacteria in the air. You can buy them in Fabulous Boutique in http://www.fabulousliving.se/
Watch this video to see how it works. Doftlampa för en frisk vinter

lördag 5 december 2009

Two more stores join the Galleria!!!!!

Two more great stores added to the Galleria today, Men's clothing store Jens K from Göteborg and glasssmycken designer Carina Melander's Glöd, Glas & Form from Alingsås.

Valt av Annika has started selling their first round of jewellery and Home & Garden will be coming live soon next week!

torsdag 26 november 2009

Shh... someone new is coming

Our trip to Stockholm was a success. We have one more store joining and we are waiting to hear back from two more. We can't say who yet because they have not signed on the dotted line. But we are very excited about having them and I'm sure you the customer's will be too!

onsdag 25 november 2009

Stockholm quest continues...

Such as great city with so many interesting boutiques. Every time you drive down a different street you find a new store to explore. But there must be more than Stockholm. There has to be stores that offer something different in other cities.

It would be great to get tips from people living in cities apart from Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö. Send in your tips!!!

tisdag 24 november 2009

Venti Nove Sales Event

Venti Nove in Göteborg is having a sales event this Saturday in her store on Linnégatan. For opening hours check out her start page in the Fabulous Living Shopping Gallerian.

fredag 20 november 2009

A trip to southern Sweden

This week Patrik and I went to visit some stores in Skåne. We have had a meeting with a great company in Helsingborg then proceeded to Lund to find where the students like to shop.

Next week we are off to Stockholm again to find some new stores and to hopefully sign on some new stores. We'll keep you posted!!!!

torsdag 29 oktober 2009

Things are rolling...

Another Store has joined us...Valt av Annika from Göteborg. Valt av Annika is a jewellery store specialized in modern jewellery which is hand picked by owner Annika. Brands such as Bjorg Jewellery, DyrbergKern, Niiice Jewellery, U it's U and Yvone Christa New York.

We're off to Stockholm again next week to meet with more boutiques to bring exciting products to the Galleria. Stay tuned in....

tisdag 27 oktober 2009

Two More!!!

We are pleased to welcome two new boutiques to the Galleria, K and Co. and Amica. Both are inredningsbutiks in Stockholm.

K and Co. located in Odenplan area offers a fantastic selection of furniture and accessories reflecting the owner's taste, style and influence from her years as a decorator in New York and travels around the world.

Amica located in Sodermalm area is a quaint Lifestylebutik offering a variety of well known brands such as Dixie, Papperlina, Lot's Living, Silke, Edberg Smycken, Spira and many more.

söndag 25 oktober 2009

Patience please

I know it's taking a little while longer than expected to have our first stores up and running. By the end of week 44 we will have a couple of stores for you to shop in. Venti Nove Women's Wear and Sagolikt clothing for Children and Women. Your patience is appreciated.

torsdag 10 september 2009

Another great store!!!

We've added another store to our Galleria. We would like to welcome Sagolikt from Mölnlycke. They sell children's clothing for both boys and girls from birth to teens as well as women's clothing. Some of their brands are Me Too! from Denmark, Ed Hardy girls, Desigual women and children and several others.

lördag 5 september 2009

The search continues...

Well it's a week later and we have two more boutiques Guapa and W19 from Göteborg! And I'll let you know a little more about each boutique.

Freddy offers great workout, dance and casual clothing for women and girls (to start with). The clothing line is a well known Italian brand and has outfitted the cast of the upcoming movie Fame. Hopefully you watched the 80's tv show of the same name.

Venti Nove is a long established Women's clothing store from Linnégatan in Göteborg. Venti Nove carries great brands such as Nolita, Desigual, Branting, TwinSet, Odd Molly, Hunky Dory, Jov Lov, Met Jeans, Replay and more.

Also from Göteborg selling clothing is Guapa with junior brands - RaRe, Nolita, Belstaff, Vilebrequin, American Outfitters, Diesel, Levi´s, DKNY, Hugo Boss, North Sailsand and more.

W19 selling both men and women's brands such as RaRe, Nolita, Belstaff, Fiorentini + Baker, Sendra, Nakkna, Zdar, American Vintage, Rabens Saloner, Lovisa Burfitt, Mouyo, Vilebrequin, Nikolaj d'Ètoile, Ganesh, Red Collar Project and more.

We have several more stores ready to sign on so stay tuned. If you have a favourite store you like to shop at who does not have a webshop and you think they would be great for our Galleria, let us know as soon as possible because we are filling up.

torsdag 27 augusti 2009

The search is on....

It's very exciting to find interesting stores to offer in our Shopping Galleria. We have been travelling around Sweden in search for fabulous stores who don't have their own webshop. So far the response has been overwhelmingly great. We look forward to providing you with a great shopping experience.

tisdag 11 augusti 2009

The last little bit

Well summer is almost over. Although summer is great, I have always loved the Fall. It's a time of new beginnings, renewed energy, new projects, new school year and a change in season.

We are very excited about the new beginnings that Fabulous Living will be having. The new Fabulous Living Shopping Galleria is offering such a great opportunity for everyone involved. Stores from around Sweden who don't have their own webshop have the opportunity to increase their business and exposure. And all you shoppers will have the opportunity to find a ton of great products all in one place. We will have lots of different brands, more products in all categories. Clothing for both adults and children, home products, lifestyle products and more.

Check back in September to see the first stores. By Christmas we will have 50 boutiques!

tisdag 24 mars 2009

The Story of Stuff

Every wonder why as soon as we buy something a newer model comes out on the market and what happens to all the products we're finished with? Well Annie Leonard has spent 10 years of researching the environmental impact of consumption and produced a fantastic video that everyone should watch. http://www.storyofstuff.com/index.html

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

If you don't have time to watch it all right now, you can read the pdf fact sheet.

onsdag 18 mars 2009

I just read the following in a newsletter and am very glad. I hope other countries follow suit and ban the toxic substance BPA found in many baby bottles, especially here in Sweden. They have the number 7 on the bottom of the bottle. So buyers beware.

Baby Bottles are now BPA Free
The chemical bisphenol A has been used since the 50's, but recent studies have shown a link between the chemical and various ailments, specifically affecting children and fetuses, after prolonged exposure. Without admitting that BPA is unsafe, six of the largest baby bottle manufacturers voluntarily stopped using bisphenol A in the USA, after receiving a letter signed by Attorney Generals in three states asking them to voluntarily remove the chemical. The manufacturers may still continue to use bisphenol A in the treatment of baby bottles overseas.

According to three industry funded studies the FDA found BPA to be safe, but a review of the studies by outside scientists has disputed the findings and found that certain evidence which suggested BPA could be harmful to children was excluded. Just recently lawmakers introduced legislation to ban BPA from all food and beverage containers. If the bill passes, the FDA can grant a one year waiver allowing manufactures that can't produce the product without BPA to continue production but include a label on the product stating it contains BPA. The manufactures would then need to submit a plan on removing the chemical from further production.

tisdag 17 mars 2009

What does Eco-friendly mean?

With so many companies and products promoting the Eco-friendly label one has to ask, what does this mean? Does it mean that the products are made with recycled materials or can it refer to other aspects also?

The term eco-friendly in my mind means that the product or company is not causing a negative impact on the earth. This could mean that the product is made from a renewable resource such as coir, bamboo or paper. It could mean that a product is sustainable meaning that it is maintaining a current state, like when we use reuseable shopping bags. When you reuse something you are not taking more from the Earth. A product can be from a recycled item such as advertising banners, glass, leather, etc. A product can be reclaimed or salvaged meaning that it is being used again either for the same purpose of another purpose. Wood floors, old doors, windshield glass, and many other products fall under this category.

When it comes to companies you can look at their manufacturing practices. Are they minimizing their waste? Have they removed toxic chemicals from the production of their products? Are the products recyclable, sustainable, reuseable or help to keep the environment clean?

This is just a start to understanding eco-friendliness and I encourage everyone to do a little research themselves and see how eco-friendly the products you have or use are and to start off a new day with forward thinking about making the planet a wonderful place for our children and the generations to come.

tisdag 10 mars 2009

Green Kitchen and still be functional

The other day I was watching an episode from American HGTV on creating a green kitchen. We're not talking about the colour green but that buzz word for eco-friendly. On the episode a 36 year old traditional kitchen was transformed into an eco-friendly and family friendly environment.

The layout and materials all took into consideration the greater worldly environment as well as the functionality of the people living and using it every day. From the FSC protected wood floors, the recycled glass and windshield countertops, the massive kitchen island made from wood scraps to the high efficiency appliances. In almost every aspect of this kitchen renovation, eco-friendly principles were taken into consideration.

And what about the family function, how can that be eco-friendly? By having well planned spaces that are multi-functional you save on space needed in your home. Instead of having a kitchen that is only a place of cooking and eating, you can have it as a homework area, a meeting hub for a busy family, creative drawing area for small children, place for heart-to-heart talks over tea or hot chocolate, and many other things.

Getting into green thinking doesn't only have to do with having more economical cars, or recycling our waste, it can be brought into all aspects of our life. We just have to think outside of the box and take one step at a time. Change the light bulbs in the house, eat organically and sustainably, use reuseable bags when out shopping instead of plastic or paper bags from grocery stores and boutiques. Anything helps to start you on your process to a greener life.

You can buy reuseable bags at http://www.fabulousliving.se/