Currently reading … again.


Lagom (pronounced [²lɑːɡɔm]) is a Swedish word meaning “just the right amount”. The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right.” Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation,” “in balance,” “perfect-simple,” and “suitable” (in matter of amounts). Whereas words like sufficient and average suggest some degree of abstinence, scarcity, or failure, lagom carries the connotation of appropriateness, although not necessarily perfection. The archetypical Swedish proverb “Lagom är bäst,” literally “The right amount is best,” is also translated as “Enough is as good as a feast.” That same proverb is translated as “There is virtue in moderation.”

A Day in Kensington

Exploring Kensington, Maryland today.
Typical architecture of homes in Kensington.
Autumn still lingers into December.
Brunch at The Dish & Dram – modern hipster cafe.
Love indie bookshops. Everywhere I go, I look for them before anything else.
Love the vintage feel of the Kensington Row Bookshop.
Beautiful old books.
Rooms upon rooms of used and new books.
Kensington Row Books sells lots of gorgeous vintage book posters.
I was so tempted to buy one.
Nokes Library … so cute!