After grabbing my new green birthday luggage (a great present, thank you!) at Portland International airport in Oregon USA I call my Ex. I have not seen him for several years and finally I am here to see him and his husband. I call Nic using WhatsApp through the airport wifi and we both scream. My God it´s been so long! Nic&I were together for 9 years and he feels like my close family. My Ex – Nic and his husband Ross pick me up when I get out of the airport and we hug and scream and I get to shake hands with Ross for the first time. We have communicated via Facebook and WhatsApp for years but never met IRL. As we are driving from the airport Nic&Ross let med know that we will only go to their home in Salem and repack my bag. What I need to bring should be hiking type of clothes for 4 nights… I know nothing of this. Nic&Ross have secretly booked a RV. RV is short for Recreational Vehicle/husbil. I am overwhelmed! I have never done this type of traveling before and had no idea I would right now at all!! What a surprise! We pack in our stuff and I choose the bed on top of the driver seat. Nic and Ross take the larger bed in the back. We have a small bathroom with shower a kitchen and a lounge. All is stowed on board and we take off!
Archer&Tag are coming on the trip as well and love checking out where we are going and want to sit in Nic´s lap the whole time in the beginning. We reach our first destination on the coast of Oregon which is Yaquina Bay Lighthouse that was built in 1871 after having huge buffé lunch at a Indian Reserv Casino (!) Here is a video of the two gorgeous lighthouses of this magnificent coast of Oregon. As I go down to the black cobble beach strewn with what the waves have left I just can not stop taking photos. This is stunning and unique. The brown kelp is a type of seaweed of enormous proportions that have been washed ashore and laid on these vulcanic black stones. The mist and the rain along this coast this time of year makes it all more mysterious and magical. So beautiful in my eyes. There are lots of breweries making beer and cider along this coast. We stop here for seafood and off course we will have a beer or three. Several bridges are built in the 30´s and kept perfect and still serve as the best way of crossing the waterways of Oregon. At Heceta Beach we watch the birds take off. The art of the sea and and the sand. Long sandy beaches followed by really rocky areas as well as pine forest going all the way down to the beaches. This time of year in Oregon it rains. For June/July/August there is no rain at all. My raincoat comes to good use. We arrive at Newport, Oregon. We are here to hopefully se the wild sea lions and to have dinner at a BBQ place. The whales are not only seen in the waters of Oregon as you can se below. What a fine mural And here they are! Hanging out in the harbor of Newport. Amazing to see these large creatures in the wild. What a fantastic trip this has been. I had no idea I would love the coast of Oregon this much. Thank you Nic&Ross. I will never forget our RV trip together.
Friends of mine are selling their apartment at Lundagatan, Stockholm. It´s the best taken care of 36 kvm/sqm I have seen. All made possible by my good friend Daniel Nyström who created the sophisticated storage wall that makes the living room be all it can be daytime and then transforms into a comfy bedroom at night.All photos by Tommy Andersson/Clearcutfactory The cool floorlamp is a prototype of Daniel´s design with expartner Christian Persia. I helped Robin&Anna who are the owners of the apartment style it for the photoshoot. The black tables are from my brand Jimsch. The grey storage wall is where the double bed is hidden. There is also room for the TV and closet space is plenty. The tiled stove adds such character to this beginning of 1900´s apartment. The bed is out and there is nothing tiny and compact about it. Cool comfort. The kitchen is Daniel´s design with valchromat fronts and carrara marble. The leather handles adds to the luxurious finish.
This in my eyes amazing 36 sqm apartment is being sold right now so if you are interested you should click here now to find all the info.Love small smart apartments. Stay in touch / Jimmy
Walking down Market Street that leads down to the Port of San Fransisco in the warm evening sunlight. Had a great day marinating in the Californian sun. This is what inspo I experienced today. When in any city I enjoy walking around in my own pace. So in the case I took a train from Berkley where I was staying after figuring out the subway system tickets. I arrive at Down town San Francisco and my adventure begins. Love just walking around and follow whatever impulses I get in the moment. A great help to find the way and not get lost in unknown territory is the app Here. Here works like google maps and can be used on or offline and without roaming charges when you are abroad. By downloading maps for free beforehand, you can have totally free guidance without any roaming coasts. The Hobart building covered in warm rays of sunlight. Built 1914 so is now 103 years old. Love the way it stands out among the newer high risers. Earlier in the day I took a walk in Berkeley down by the water. Love to walk by the sea in the morning. Passing all the beautiful small och large Victorian houses on my way.
If I am having brunch and feel like french toast this is how it should be presented. Soo good and a bit too much at Townie Restaurant and bar.This is how creative a black smith can be. Nice work! This home is a great reminder of how good it looks when the surrounding walls match with the house. The trams of San Fran must be the most well known in the world. The Palace hotel is worth a visit. Inspiring to see whatever style you enjoy. You can just have a macchiato like me or a whole evening. These old style glam hotels are unique.
Ending my day in the San Francisco Bay area in Berkley at Tupper&Reed after a good dinner with friends with a for me new drink with a long history :The Sazerac
- 3 ounce rye whiskey or cognac
- 1 sugar cube
- Peychaud’s bitters to taste
- 3 drops Absinthe
- Lemon peel