Our favourite Escape stories
A hike along a childhood trail, filled with remembrance of life’s journeys; a winding path deep into the forest to rest in a remote clearing; a corner of the land, tended carefully to nurture nature’s crown jewels. We all have that special place, set aside from our everyday lifes, where we reenergize and take ourselves back to old comforting memories that are replayed in our minds. Last month, we hosted a giveaway on Instagram, asking our followers to tell us where they would like to escape into nature and why. We found some inspiring stories which we would like to share with you.
“I like to escape to my father’s vineyard and garden of peonies and roses. It’s relaxing when you are so close to nature and can enjoy the beautiful colours and scents.”
Story by @ogledalo_online.
“As a typical swiss girl, I grew up by the lake, and every morning the view from my bedroom would reflect the lake and the mountains in the far. When I wanted to escape, it was either one of these two places I would go to. Walking down to the lake and enjoying the peacefulness or walking up on the mountains to enjoy the view from up above. There’s nothing quite like it.”
Story by @aaanouk279.
“I would love to escape to our summer cottage in Finland. A place we go to every 2 years. A place where I feel at home. It’s in the middle of nowhere surrounded by forest and just a 5 minute walk to the sea. On your way to the sea you can pick berries for breakfast or just eat them on the spot. Every time we’re there it feels like you can breathe again, the air is so clean. There, I would love to go to the sauna and then jump into the cold water. Or just chill with a korvapuusti (cinnamonbun) and a cup of coffee whilst looking over the meadow. A place where you can just be yourself. I just love being there, and I always feel sad to leave.”
Story by @marinoble.
Our own escapes stories bring to life the Scandinavian passion for escaping into nature, where whistles of the wind whisper new inspiration, and a primal connection with the land is regained. We find ourselves longing for Heia (the Norwegian heathland), Lysning (the Scandinavian forest glade) and Rosenhave (the Danish rose garden), which are translated into 3 subtle fragrances for the home and body in our Escapes Collection. See our Escape Collection here.
Photograph by Nikki Brantmark (@myscandinavianhome).
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