A Walk in the Carolina Pines

KNIT GANNI, JEANSMONKI, PURSEGANNI, SHOESNIKE

(English translation below)

North Carolina, du var altså fin og dejlig lun. Det var faktisk næsten for varmt at have denne sweater på, selv i december måned. Det fik mig til at tænke på, hvad hvis jeg boede et sted hvor det var varmt året rundt? Så ville jeg yderst sjældent kunne gå i strik og det tror jeg faktisk jeg ville være lidt ærgerlig over, haha! Misforstå mig ikke, jeg elsker varme, men jeg kan egentlig også godt lide køligt vejr. Hvor man kan dresse op i lag på lag og hygge med varme drikke. Hvis det skulle være gået jer forbi, så var Sam og jeg i North Carolina, for at holde nytår med Sams familie. Det var virkelig hyggeligt, selvom det var et ganske andet nytår end det jeg plejer at holde. I år var det med små børn og en del mere afslappet.

Vi boede i Wilmington, som er en mægtig fin by med strand, palmer, store beach villaer og villaveje, der mest af alt minder om Wisteria Lane i Desperate Housewife. Pæne huse og velholdte haver – alt var virkelig snorlige. Jeg tænker lidt det er den amerikanske drøm, lige der i en af de sirligt perfekte boligkvarterer, hvor alle hilser pænt på hinanden. En ganske anderledes oplevelse end det at bo i New York City, hvor alt ikke er så velholdt, men der tilgengæld er sjæl og lune på et helt andet niveau. Folk havde endda gartnere til at passe haverne, det er åbenbart en del af pakken, når man bor i et “gated community”, som det hedder herover. Ret vildt koncept, for en dansker som mig, men det lader til at det er en meget behagelig leveform.

En sen eftermiddag gik Sam og jeg på opdagelse og faldt over denne meget smukke park med grantræer, der skød højt mod himlen. Der var virkelig det fineste bløde lys, som gav en ret magisk stemning blandt nåletræerne. Jeg er blevet ret vild med markerede skuldre og det er simpelthen så fint, når det er i strikform. Og så er der den der grønne slange prints taske, jeg fik af Sam i julegave. Tasker i farver og med print kan altså bare noget i forhold til den klassiske sorte.

Jeg håber I har haft det dejligste nytår hvad end det var med familie, venner eller noget helt tredje. Hvad har I lavet? Var det vild fest eller helt stille og roligt?

Translation:

North Carolina, you were so lovely. In fact, it was almost too warm to wear this sweater, even in December. It made me think, that what if I lived somewhere where it was warm all year round. Then I could rarely wear my knitted sweaters, and I think I would get a little annoyed about that, haha! Don’t get me wrong, I love heat, but I also like cool weather. Where I can dress up in layers and enjoy a hot beverages. If you don’t already know, then Sam and I were in North Carolina, to celebrate New Years with Sam’s family. It was really cozy, even though it was a completely different New Year’s Eve than usual for me. This year we celebrated family style with young kids and it was a lot more relaxed.

We stayed in Wilmington, which is a pretty cool city with beaches, palm trees, large beach villas and cute neighborhoods, which mostly reminds me of Wisteria Lane in Desperate Housewife. Pretty houses and well-kept gardens – everything seemed so perfect. I think this might just be the American dream, right there in one of the neatly and perfect neighborhoods, where everyone says hi to each other. A quite different experience than living in New York City, where everything is not so well-kept and groomed, but where you find soul and history on a completely different level. People even had gardeners to care for their garden, it is obviously a part of the package when living in that type of neighborhood. A very unknown concept, for a Dane like me, but it seems like it is a very pleasant way of life.

A late afternoon, Sam and I went exploring and fell upon this beautiful park, with tall pine trees that shot high toward the sky. The soft sunlight gave a rather magical mood amongst the pines. I have become quite fond of wide shoulders, especially in the shape of a knitted sweater. And then there’s the green snake print bag Sam gave me for Christmas. I like bags in colors and print, a bit more than the classic black.

I hope you have had the best New Year whether it was with family, friends or something else. What have you been doing? A wild party maybe or a relaxed night in?

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2 Comments

  1. Nina
    January 7, 2019 / 10:26 am

    Denne genseren er nydelig 🙂 Er den stor i størrelsen? Hvilken størrelse har du den i?

    • pernillekirstine
      Author
      January 12, 2019 / 5:38 pm

      Mange tak, Nina 😀 Jeg har den i størrelse 36. Den er ret normal i størrelsen <3

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