northbound featuring ring by Louise Kragh (DK) in Marie-Claire!

What a great choice by Marie-Claire (NL)! They love our webshop and had this small space to fill up, with one item...and they chose the Enamel Curve Ring by Louise Kragh Jewelry from Arhus in Denmark! And it looks awesome!!

Wanna find out more about the ring? Don't hesitate to check it out here! It's a stunning but still refined ring, adjustable in size and made of gold plated silver. 

Enjoy your Summer! 

Summer pearls!

A pearl is something you can't and shouldn't resist this Summer! They're such elegant pieces to give that extra shine to your Summer outfit. A subtle but catchy shine. We love it. And so did two of our favorite Danish Jewelry designers. 

Check out Pernille Corydon's Southern Sea collection: 

And Louise Kragh's pearl collection. 

Of course there's so much more in their collections that will make you shine this Summer, but just keep in mind...The girl with the Pearl Earring...wrote history...!

Rain shoes this SUMMER?!

Yes...why not! They're perfect for the Summer showers and those muddy festival puddles or slippery sidewalks. 

And, after a 'sold-out' we've re-ordered some LAST PAIRS!! Check 'm out on this webshop!

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These funky rain boots are designed by the Swedish Finnish shoe designer Julia Lundsten and made by the traditional Finnish rubber boot brand Nokian. A great high-quality fashion statement. At the festival, you'll be ultimately prepared for all weather types...and, more importantly, you'll look awesome!

Julia Lundsten is based in London and runs the high end shoe label FINSK shoes. She won the Manolo Blahnik award and her shoes are worn by Lady Gaga and Rihanna. By working together with the traditional Finnish rubber boot makers (who have done so for over a century) she is able to combine her progressive shoe design with true craftsmanship! And the result is a practical, fun and very trendy boot that withstands all kinds of weather...let's go outside!

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Confusion!! When is Father's Day??

Campaign for Universal Father's Day!

The dads in Belgium and Holland don't seem to want to celebrate Father's Day on the same day. Being difficult, eh? As usual...

And, I just can't seem to get used to it. My parents live in Belgium, I live in Holland. We know that Mother's Day and Father's Day are celebrated on different dates in these two countries...somewhere along the way we stopped trying to get it right. 

Just when I wanted to get it right...like this morning...editing a new edition of northbound's newsletter about...Father's Day...I got it ALL wrong. Again!

Well, I got it wrong for all my Dutch followers. Luckily I have a lot of followers in Belgium too, so for them...perfect timing. Get your Father's Day present @ northbound store. Have a look at the newsletter here! Or follow us on Facebook!

Some 'nice to know' facts about Father's Day...Luxemburg celebrates it on the 3rd of October...
And our Nordic neighbors on the second Sunday of November...except Denmark...they celebrate Father's Day TODAY!! 

So, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO DENMARK!!

A list of (northbound) wanna haves for ALL fathers:

Perfect recipe for comfort is a boxer by Bread&Boxers (Sweden). Just like bread, you want fresh undies in the morning...Get them Shipped for FREE in NL and BE, €19,95. Look them up online (Free shipping code for NL/BE: Bread&Boxers)

 Old School Sweater by Amatør. Looks good on MEN and WOMEN! Boyfriend fit, it's called. Get it online! (Free shipping code for NL/BE: Amator)

 A Bucket of Beer...how useful these KORBO baskets can be!! The baskets are hand made in Sweden and date back to the beginning of the last century, when fishermen used them to take the fish out of the water. Now modernized to fish out your beers...Look at all the shapes and sizes online!

 Get ready for a lazy Sunday...get your book, switch on the Sunday light by Northern Lighting, place your coffee on it, sit back and relax! Want more romantic light? Switch the bulb around and here comes...a candle light holder. Smart thinking... Great gift for Dad, get it online!


It's ALL about...the weather

A Swedish friend is visiting this weekend. Been years since we saw each other! 

A message from her on FB: "I thought you said you would have nicer weather at the end of May. Just checked the forecast before starting to pack and saw that we'll be having shittier weather in NL than here in Sweden?! Rain and 10-14 degrees?! WTF?" (...I've been trying to figure out what these last letters mean...my guess: WeaTher Forecast?...:)

I don't know why, but I feel terribly guilty and almost responsible...that the weather is so...Nordic!

Since I started my nordic adventure with northbound...I've noticed that the weather has not been very Spring/Summery sunny hot... I sometimes use it to promote my shop, my nordic concept...posting things like 'cold weather coming #withlovefromthenordics' or 'nordic weather outside northbound's Pop-Up store'. See here, last Friday...hailing outside the store...

 

Well, OK, not very funny to keep joking about. But it's just not fair! It's not the Spring we've been hoping for. And, to make it worse...I just read a weather forecast blog...where they say that this Summer is going to be the worse Summer since...a long, looooong time. 

To ease the pain...and get the smile back upon our faces: just keep looking out for northbound's great products from...the Nordics. I don't dare say, but...it can take all weather types!!! 

Lovely jumpers by Chill Norway... beautiful smart jackets by Amatør... easy fit T-shirts by The Baand...playful watches by TRIWA...sturdy leather bags by MOO Norway...fun lights by Northern Lighting...fine design jewelry by Pernille Corydon...Cotton brushed blankets by Fabulous Goose...Excellent easy chairs by RVW...Raw expressive jewelry by ByBillgren...Every day fresh boxers by Bread&Boxers...Angel-like stool by Addinterior...Hand made wire baskets by KORBO...

And...soon to come...a real great (fashionable) asset for rainy days...Keep you posted! Follow us on Facebook!

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