Jillian Mascarenhas

Toddling through Stockholm

Jillian Mascarenhas

Nyko Kitchen—Jillian Mascarenhas

Nyko Kitchen: the newest neighborhood spot in Östermalm

Opened earlier this spring in the location where Mocco, his previous restaurant, used to be, Panos Zois’ new bistro shows no sign of the previous establishment—the furnishings and lighting are all new, as is the thinking behind the restaurant. Rather than cater to the dwindling “fika” crowd, Nyko is intended to better respond to the changed […]

Sweet summer treats from Stikki Nikki

While we love ice cream, our 18-month old hasn’t yet had any desserts, so before our first visit to StikkiNikki, I sent a message via the company’s Facebook page to see if any of their ice cream shops happened to have sugar-free flavors available. I heard from the owner Nikki (a fellow American) that while the shops don’t […]
Humlegården—Jillian Mascarenhas

ResQ App: the Northern European way to save the world while enjoying delicious food

Sweden is known for its commitment to sustainability, waste management and its respect of the environment. It’s also known for its technological prowess. So it’s no wonder that ResQ Club, an app that launched in May 2017 to help you “find meals that would otherwise go to waste” is already gaining a strong following throughout the country. Founded by two people on a […]
Deli di Luca Jillian Mascarenhas

Deli di Luca deliciousness

A few weeks ago, after running errands around the city with our little sidekick, we stopped in at Deli di Luca, a “deli boutique with a café, restaurant and winebar in Södermalm” from the di Luca family, the same family behind Zeta, the well-known brand of Mediterranean food products. We’ve recently been going through a bag a week […]
The Winery Hotel Jillian Mascarenhas

Family sleepover at The Winery Hotel

Apart from a night at a gorgeous hotel in Sicily after our second wedding ceremony (the first was in the U.S.), we’ve never stayed at a hotel in our “home” city—there never seemed to be the right opportunity or need. Until now, thanks to The Winery Hotel, an “urban winery and boutique hotel” in Solna, a […]
Bistroteket—Jillian Mascarenhas

Sunday slow roast at Bistroteket

Being new(‘ish) parents, eating out isn’t something we’re able to manage as often as we used to, pre-baby. When RF, our little boy, was a newborn, he would happily snooze in his stroller or sling, making it easy for us to pop out for a fika or lunch. But longer evening meals, with a glass or two of […]
Jillian Mascarenhas

About us

Our family spans three countries (and languages!) and four heritages—which keeps things interesting in our home. I’m an American of Goan descent, born in New York and raised in Virginia and my husband R is an Italian/Swede, born and raised on the eastern coast of Sicily. We happened to meet in his hometown more than a decade ago—it […]
Jillian Mascarenhas

A New Yorker that landed in Stockholm via a romance in Sicily. Here I’ll be sharing what it’s like for my husband R and I to experience life in this beautiful Scandinavian city with our mischievous toddler, RF. Expect to see us attempt to explore farms, parks and the countryside, enjoy as many fika’s (and wine bars!) as possible, and have overnight adventures—all with our baby boy in tow.

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Nyko Kitchen—Jillian Mascarenhas

Nyko Kitchen: the newest neighborhood spot in Östermalm

Opened earlier this spring in the location where Mocco, his previous restaurant, used to be, Panos Zois’ new bistro shows no sign of the previous establishment—the furnishings and lighting are all new, as is the thinking behind the restaurant. Rather than cater to the dwindling “fika” crowd, Nyko is intended to better respond to the changed […]

Sweet summer treats from Stikki Nikki

While we love ice cream, our 18-month old hasn’t yet had any desserts, so before our first visit to StikkiNikki, I sent a message via the company’s Facebook page to see if any of their ice cream shops happened to have sugar-free flavors available. I heard from the owner Nikki (a fellow American) that while the shops don’t […]
Humlegården—Jillian Mascarenhas

ResQ App: the Northern European way to save the world while enjoying delicious food

Sweden is known for its commitment to sustainability, waste management and its respect of the environment. It’s also known for its technological prowess. So it’s no wonder that ResQ Club, an app that launched in May 2017 to help you “find meals that would otherwise go to waste” is already gaining a strong following throughout the country. Founded by two people on a […]
Deli di Luca Jillian Mascarenhas

Deli di Luca deliciousness

A few weeks ago, after running errands around the city with our little sidekick, we stopped in at Deli di Luca, a “deli boutique with a café, restaurant and winebar in Södermalm” from the di Luca family, the same family behind Zeta, the well-known brand of Mediterranean food products. We’ve recently been going through a bag a week […]
The Winery Hotel Jillian Mascarenhas

Family sleepover at The Winery Hotel

Apart from a night at a gorgeous hotel in Sicily after our second wedding ceremony (the first was in the U.S.), we’ve never stayed at a hotel in our “home” city—there never seemed to be the right opportunity or need. Until now, thanks to The Winery Hotel, an “urban winery and boutique hotel” in Solna, a […]
Bistroteket—Jillian Mascarenhas

Sunday slow roast at Bistroteket

Being new(‘ish) parents, eating out isn’t something we’re able to manage as often as we used to, pre-baby. When RF, our little boy, was a newborn, he would happily snooze in his stroller or sling, making it easy for us to pop out for a fika or lunch. But longer evening meals, with a glass or two of […]
Jillian Mascarenhas

About us

Our family spans three countries (and languages!) and four heritages—which keeps things interesting in our home. I’m an American of Goan descent, born in New York and raised in Virginia and my husband R is an Italian/Swede, born and raised on the eastern coast of Sicily. We happened to meet in his hometown more than a decade ago—it […]
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Jillian Mascarenhas

Jillian Mascarenhas

A New Yorker that landed in Stockholm via a romance in Sicily. Here I’ll be sharing what it’s like for my husband R and I to experience life in this beautiful Scandinavian city with our mischievous toddler, RF. Expect to see us attempt to explore farms, parks and the countryside, enjoy as many fika’s (and wine bars!) as possible, and have overnight adventures—all with our baby boy in tow.

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Fjärilshuset Ad

Maison FBG Ad

Djurönäset

Limo Group Ad

Stockholms Glasshus Ad

Colmar Ad

Victory Hotel Ad