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Environmental shopping

On October 1, we invited our followers to Studio Levels for some environmental shopping.

Each brought clothes and accessories they no longer used and donated, swapped or sold it to the other attendees. Bags were filled up and treasures found, showing that someone’s trash truly can be another person’s treasure, now breathing new life into someone’s wardrobe,

We served some light snacks, in addition to some lovely Flower Power Algae tea from Simris. A luxurious floral flavored green tea, rich in beta-carotene from dunaliella algae – a true power flower from the sea. Thank you Simris.

We are excited for our next swap, so stay tuned!

Head over to Facebook to see more pictures from our event and to keep track on what’s up next.


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: Janis Saulis

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Start digging into your closet

Most of us experience that confusing problem – a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. I still haven’t figured out how to solve that puzzle, but I have however noticed that I’ve been facing this problem less and less lately. What has proven to be very helpful is the good old trick of cleaning out my closet.

I don’t know about you, but I like to collect clothes. I have enough of it to serve me for the next couple of years, and still sometimes it feels like I’ve got nothing to wear. That’s because I still have clothes that I’ve purchased a couple of years ago (some even from my student years!) and those items may just not feel like me anymore. Some may not fit, some are not in style, and some I just don’t feel represent who I am now. And not to mention that they occupy precious space in my closet that is filled way over its capacity. That’s why cleaning out and organizing will do wonders as you’ll be able to display your clothes better and will actually see what items you have.

Finding your favorite skirt should not feel like a scavenger hunt. Overcrowded and underused closet is definitely not making anyone’s life easier.

If you think that cleaning out your closet sounds stressful, I say it’s quite fun. It’s like a time travel machine that reminds you of the first date with your partner when you wore that red dress, or of that cool t-shirt that your best friend got for you. It can bring out memories and make you see how far you’ve come and how you’ve changed. For me that’s a nice way to get to know yourself a bit more, and to understand where you are in your life right now. And yes, I can tell all that from just my closet. Another thing that I love is that like any kind of cleaning, cleaning out and organizing your closet is very therapeutically. You get out with the old and make room for things that matter. You ask yourself if you really need that dress and you decide to let it go. We have lots of things in our lives that we like to hold on to, and sometimes getting rid even of the smallest things can feel liberating.

So, open up your closet and get rid of the things that no longer serve you. Give them away to someone who will give them a new life. A win-win for everyone: you, the planet and the person who will take what was trash to you and turn it into treasures.


By: Ivona Iwarra Josipovic / Photo cred: instyle.com

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The benefits of growing older

This weekend I realised that I was born to be wild, but only until 9pm or so.

Having left a party before 11, leaving both champagne and friends behind to go home and embrace my bed, I had a little freak out in the cab. I realised my birthday is around the corner and this will be my last year in my 20s. I could feel the anxiety hit me!

Turning 30 is something I am dreading, not because you´re so freaking old at 30, but then there is no way back. No excuses. You are, and will forever be, an adult. An actual adult. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t walk around acting or seeing myself as a child, but no more bad excuses to why you have spent half your salary on fun stuff, no more excuses to why you party a little too much, no more excuses to why you don’t have children, a house, a car, a husband. Dear lord, the pressure!

But having slept on it, I woke up this morning and realised, getting older is inevitable and there are actually some benefits to it.

Like wine, we only get better with time, right?

So, I hereby give you five reasons to look forward to getting older:

Broader perspective
The longer we live, the more experiences we gather and the wiser we get (at least that´s what I have been told). We learn and get a broader perspective on life and the world.

Stronger and more independent
I have always liked to call myself a strong, independent woman, and for each year I feel it gets more and more accurate. I grow more confident and stop worrying so much about what others think of me and just do my own thing. It is like the uncertainty slowly disappears with age.

Saying no
Saying no, without getting a bad conscience definitely gets easier. I dreadfully remember being a teenager, running around from one thing to another, terrified I would miss out on anything “important”. I guess the older you get, the wiser you become and learn that saying no from time to time is healthy.

You get more selective
The older we get, the more often we realise that there is no time for drama, bad friends or an unbearable relationship. I don’t know how often I have thought “I don’t have time for this, I am too old for this sh*t”. And it´s so liberating letting go of the crap and focus on the good things in life instead.

Socially accepted bedtime
There is nothing wrong with a 9pm bedtime guys! There are few things better and more important than a good night’s sleep and the older you get, the more socially accepted it is. Hallelujah!

So, that was it from 28-year-old me, looking forward to senior discounts and enjoying all of the above! My birthday can come now, I am ready to turn one year older!


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: letsmingleblog.com/

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Vacation mode ON

Vacation time is upon us, and we guess most of you are already unwinding with a good book somewhere. And that’s exactly what vacations are all about: unwinding.

The time has come for us to take a little break as well. We want to follow our own advice and disconnect to be able to reconnect. We are headed out in the world, exploring new places, feeding our souls with new impressions and create new memories. We will leave our computers behind and be back 1st of August with lots of new articles and inspiring events.

We wish you all a relaxing summer and remember; live in the moment and smile as much as possible, because life is such a beautiful thing!

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Celebrating the Love

On Saturday 13th of May, the Best of You team invited all their friends, partners, sponsors and readers to share an afternoon filled with bubbles, popcorn, chocolate and laughter.

It has been such an honor to be able to present our new and improved concept to such a lovely and supportive crowd. We want to thank all the people who directly or indirectly inspire us everyday to chase our dreams and spread our vision. A huge thank you to our sponsors, Oatly and The Healthy Box, and collaborator Anhs Naglar for helping us create a magical moments for our guests!

Take a look at some of the magic captured on camera.



Head over to Facebook to see more pictures from our event and to keep track on whats up next.
You can also read more about our relaunch in some of the amazing articles and blog posts written about us:
Yourlivingcity.se
Theworkoutplan.se
Cristinacastillo.se


By: Morgane Oléron & Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: Sean Choi Photo
(And one or two borrowed images from Marie Emre & Cristina Castillo)

Baking Nutrition

Mid-week delight

There’s nothing better than the smell of fresh muffins baking in the oven. These muffins are made with whole wheat flour, and are dairy- and egg-free.

With only 10 minutes needed to prep, and about 18 minutes of baking, these vegan almond-blueberry muffins will be ready to devour in no time.

Ingredients
1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
 cup coconut oil
1 cup applesauce
½ cup almond milk
½ cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup almond slices
1 cup blueberries (can be frozen or fresh)

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 400*F and grease your muffin pan. Combine all the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients. Fold in blueberries. Pour batter into muffin cups, I filled mine to about ¾ full. Bake for 17-18 minutes and then they’re ready to be enjoyed!


By: Samantha Thayer

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Just breathe

On December 17th, we had a yoga workshop in collaboration with Subhechha Yoga at Clarion Sign in Stockholm. Mikaela and Morgane, the two lovely souls behind Subhechha Yoga started off talking a little about how to stay centered in the midst of the Christmas chaos, before guiding us through a 75 minutes Hatha yoga class, leaving us feeling relaxed and centered.

Christmas for many can be stressful, and it was nice to see so many beautiful yogis show up and dedicate that time for themselves. Such an amazing way to welcome the holiday.

We want to thank Grounded Factory for lending us their beautiful mats, Clarion Hotel Sign for letting us host the event at their amazing hotel and Run & Relax for a whole outfit for one lucky winner to bring home! And of course; NOA, mymuesli, Tidningskungen, Holistic Sweden and Nova Concept who helped us create goodie bags filled with lovely treats.











For more pictures, head over to our Facebook page!


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: Ellinor Ravelin

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Girlpower

Yesterday we had a bunch of lovely ladies over for a ladies’ night and what a night it was!

With some bubbles in the glass we listened to makeup artist Mathilda Hedin Ekwall  who gave us some tips on how to apply the perfect makeup. Tips where shared and some also got their nails fixed by the lovely Anh Le while we mingled, talked and enjoyed our evening together. Afterwards everyone received a wonderful Glossybox to bring home.

We want to thank everyone that came, our sponsors and readers. Thank you for sharing your time and positive energy! It couldn’t have been a better night!
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By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: Victoria Thoors

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One year anniversary

One year ago, we launched Best of You with a mission to inspire readers all over the world to focus on happiness and live a joyful life. Now, one year later we can’t believe how lucky we are.

Being able to write, share, collaborate and meet so many beautiful souls truly makes it all worth it. It’s so beautiful what people can create together and hearing someone tell their story, share their experience and let Best of You be a channel for that is truly amazing.

We want to thank our readers, you are without doubt our biggest motivators and nothing makes us happier than to hear that we inspired someone with our posts. We hope you will continue reading, sharing and giving us feedback.

So, today we raise our glasses for ourselves, our readers and for the beautiful world we live in!

Cheers <3


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: Pinterest

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Fun activities to do indoors when you’re not a fan of the cold!

Winter is coming – or is already here in some parts of the world – and along with it comes the cold breeze, snow, hail, and rain. Where I’m at in the states, it hasn’t snowed yet, so I’m preparing by curating a list of fun and snow-free activities that I can do from the warmth of my own home!

Hopefully this list helps you get creative and have fun on days you don’t feel like dealing with the cold.

Puzzles
Puzzles are a great activity that you can do solo or with a group. They’re a great, creative way to work on problem solving and critical thinking skills. When done in a group, they can help build communication skills as well! According to this article, puzzles not only “sharpen your memory, improve brain function, but the clarity of mind and thought helps clear out the clutter in your mind.”  When you’ve finished your puzzle, why not save or frame it?

Baking
Baking is a fun way to pass time, and great to do on your own or with family/friends. Why not try our version of healthier cookies? Not only will you have a tasty snack in no-time, but the chocolate will probably cheer you up!

Read a book
As someone who is constantly buying books and never finding the time to read them (oops!), winter is a great opportunity. Sitting down with a good book is a great way to practice mindfulness as well as learn something new. We have curated a list of some great books here. If the idea of reading a book doesn’t appeal to you, check out our list of the health benefits… you might just reconsider.

Treat yo’ self
Not feeling like hitting the slopes for skiing or snowboarding? Treat yourself to a nice spa day at home. Make a bubble bath, try a facemask, paint your nails, or deep condition your hair.  Do whatever helps your stress levels and relax! You have all the time in the world – pamper yourself.

Clean and organize
Ok, so this one isn’t exactly the most fun on the list. But if we’re getting serious, cleaning and organizing your place can improve your mood and lower stress levels! Take an hour or so out of your day to clean or organize anything you want – it doesn’t have to be your entire place. Ever wanted to organize your closet? Now is the perfect time!

You may have noticed I left some things off this list… namely, anything dealing with technology. Sometimes taking a break from social media is a good thing, especially when you’re planning to hibernate all day – don’t want to feel FOMO!

So whether you’re staying indoors on your own or with friends/family, make a point to stay present.


By: Samantha Thayer / Photo Cred: Viktor Hanacek