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Celebrate Seasonal Flavors and Slowing Down at Autumn Fika In the Shed, Seattle

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Love coffee and excuses to slow down? Then join Karra Wise and I on November 2, 2019 for a special seasonal fika event at In the Shed.

This iconic Swedish tradition is all about gathering with friends over coffee and conversation, and on a cold autumn day, what better way to pass the time? We’ll be doing an afternoon of just that, with the intention of easing into holiday season and creating time for slowing down.

The fire will be crackling and we’ll be getting cozy in the shed together, indulging in food and drink and celebrating all things baking and making. There will be a full spread of homemade sweet and savory treats (yes, we’ll be abiding by the Swedish rule of “seven kinds of cookies”), inspired by seasonal Pacific Northwest and Scandinavian flavors, and we’ll let the conversation go wherever it takes us. We hope that you come and join us!

We have 14 spots available. Purchase tickets here

When: Saturday November 2, 2019, 2-6pm

Ticket includes: Full fika spread including coffee and drinks, a signed copy of Anna’s book Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break and a handmade ceramic object from Karra.



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October 22, 2019 at 09:22

Friday Photo: Color

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Turquoise walls, pink windows, bright filigree lights – a Mexican restaurant tucked into the streets of downtown Seattle.

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December 9, 2011 at 07:16

Bike Graffiti

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A cold winter day. An escape to a bigger city. A friendly reminder of what transportation I should have taken, or wished I could have taken.

I start to dream. Of adventures and excursions one could take on two wheels. The places that could be explored. The miles that could be covered.

The ferry bell rings. Passengers scurry back to their cars. If only we were all on bikes.

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February 12, 2011 at 17:57

Friday Photo: Abstract Afternoon

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Standing in the Seattle ferry terminal a few weeks ago, I looked out through a crack in between two glass panels. The sky and water were various shades of gray, and the red blinking lights in various spots around the terminal stuck out against the wintry afternoon.

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December 11, 2009 at 08:19

Friday Photo: Seattle Ferry

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Exploring Western Washington and Puget Sound by hopping on one of the many ferries is an excellent way to get to know this beautiful area of the state. Taking the ferry to Seattle, walking up to Pike Place Market and spending the day with beautiful views over the water happens to be one of my favorite weekend activities when in Washington.

I captured this shot on the way back from a day in Seattle, filled with coffee and pain au raisin at the excellent French bakery Le Panier, fish and chips at the market, plenty of window shopping, and an expertly wrapped piece of chevre flavored with ash from Beecher’s. An amazing display of clouds and sun rays played out during the whole ferry ride home, topping an urban day off with an incredible show of nature.

Want to explore the Washington Ferry system for yourself? Check out the official website here.

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December 4, 2009 at 09:08

Friday Photo: Seattle

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Enough time in Portland makes you forget that it’s really not a big city… and then you take a trip up to Seattle with its many busy streets and numerous high rises, and you’re quickly reminded of what a large metropolis really feels like.

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May 29, 2009 at 09:20

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