Early summer in Sweden
 The recent summery weather is expected to continue throughout Sweden. 
Sweden wins again
No, Sweden wasn't playing itself! Sweden was playing Switzerland – and won – to retain the world ice hockey title. 

Sveriges Nationaldagsfirande 2018
 While the U.S. celebrates Sweden's National Day on a weekend close to June 6, Swedes celebrate the nation's National Day on June 6 itself, the date Gustav Vasa was elected king (in 1523) which laid the foundation of Sweden as an independent state.  
A few special events
There are a few things going on around Scandinavia America as behind-the-scenes plans are made for next month's National Day and Midsummer. 
It's spring in Sweden
Kungahuset posted 'en varhalsning fran Haga' including photos of Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar in the park near their home.  

The Oskar Stenmark Trio tours
 This is the first time the Swedish musician performs on the West Coast. In My Grandmother's Footsteps is a collection of polskas, waltzes and folk songs mixed with a contemporary expression and sounds from New York. 
IKEA U.S. No. 48 opens in Wisconsin
Another midwest state is home to the newest Ikea, opening to the public this week.  
The Nordic Museum in Seattle is open
Scandinavians across the Pacific Northwest and the nation celebrated as the new Nordic Museum officially opened its doors over the weekend of May 4-6.  
Soon ... Midsummer
it feels like that after an unusually cold spring in the Northeast. Do you already have plans? 

Swedish Embassy celebrates Bergman100
 Linda Zachrison nurtures the cultural context. 
Used by …
Would you buy John Grisham's jacket or some of Jay-Z's old jewelry?  
IKEA might be back in town
After many years on the outskirts of towns IKEA might be venturing into our inner cities with smaller stores. 

Capri designs in Stockholm
 An exhibition at Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm inspired by graphic patterns formed by the Gulf of Naples and the dramatic cliffs of Capri.  
The Swedish Vessla
Move over Elon Musk - a Swede has developed a stylish electric scooter that saves the world from fossil fuels. 
Explicit consent required  In the new proposal sexual consent is identified as the obvious: it must be... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Who wants to be a millionaire?  One in five Swedes considers himself a millionaire. There are just over 300,000 Swedes with... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

Swedes and citrus in the Sunshine State
 They're a symbol of the Sunshine State. When you think oranges in the United States, you think Florida. You certainly don't think Sweden.  
Travel news
The recent list of best hotels in Sweden offered a few surprises and new names. 
Our favorite crisp bread
Knaeckebroed - with two umlauts and sounding just the way it tastes is the most Swedish of all breads. 

Big wine on a small scale
 A meeting with a private Oregon winemaker who produces about 100 cases of excellent wine for private consumption every year. (Oregon is the number four producer of wine in the U.S.) 
Bernadotte 200 years
The Swedish royal family holds a powerful and peaceful distinction that no other European royal family can claim.  
How safe is Sweden?
We consulted a couple of organizations that specialize in finding out. 
Food deliveries into your fridge   The smart lock company Glue, and food delivery company Mathem in Stockholm, have initiated... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
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