The May issue has come to an end and it’s been a great month! We kicked off with an exclusive interview with four-time Grammy-nominated artist Jewel — a story that was picked up by People.com and In Touch magazine — and the monthly My Daily Joy feature with Army Wives star Catherine Bell. To honor Mother’s Day, I asked my generous friends Tori Spelling, Nancy O’Dell, Mindy Weiss, Elizabeth Messina and Constance Marie to share their best “mom tips” with us. Their clever and funny advice exceeded my expectations! This month’s At Home feature took us to the lovely Santa Monica house of Gossip Girl actress Caroline Lagerfelt. I’ve spent many happy hours in Caroline’s home, so it meant a lot to me to be able to feature it. Photographer Meg Smith showcased her love for her native Napa Valley with a soothing selection of film images for Sweden With Love’s monthly art show Curated, acclaimed pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon kicked off the new section Mindful Living with a must-read interview, Cookie + Kate shared her gluten-free rhubarb crisp and Swedish ceramic artist Mia Blanche showed us why she’s worthy of this month’s Creative Crush.
Last but not least, I’m sharing a selection of quotes that speak to me right now. I recently started re-reading meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn’s wonderful book “Wherever You Go, There You Are.” Even the title makes me smile! It’s one of the best non-fiction books I’ve ever read and I’m hoping it’ll give me the push I need to start a meditation practice. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for over a decade, so it’s about time. Who knew it could be so hard to sit still for a few moments every day?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I’ll see you back here on Monday for the start of the June issue!
All photographs by Ulrica Wihlborg ©2013.