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  • Last night, returning home by train after having watched a documentary about the works and life of the Italian renaissance painter Raphael. I fell pensive as I gazed at the landscape slowly passing by, all engulfed in a twilight summer haze. His genius and talent left me a bit breathless. At 37 years of age he passed away having just finished the tapestries in the Sistine Chapel in the Apostolic Palace in Rome. Accomplishing more in those years than perhaps the inhabitants of a small village combined do in a lifetime. Michelangelo was painting the ceiling that Raphael got a sneaky peak at, when a friend handed him the key to the chapel one night. Lit up by a torch, he climbed the wooden scaffolding to get a first glance at Michelangelo's work. When he was later given the commission to clad the ground walls of the Sistine Chapel with ten tapestries, he thought of the ceiling and eagerly commenced the work hoping to outdo Michelangelo. These personal stories around incredible artists that have shaped our art world, paints their very human image which I'm ever so excited to share more of with you on my next retreat in Italy in September. Light and composition, the very basic fundamentals of an image can be as simple and complex as we'd like it to be. The more I learn about the great masters, the more it fuels my work as a visual storyteller forward, and takes my gaze off the digital world and into the tangible and real world of galleries, museums, churches and private homes filled with art, like open notebooks from masters gone before us... After the train came to a halt that evening in my little village and I reached the cottage, my mind was wide awake. I opened the rooftop windows and let my mind wander amongst the stars above feeling ever so inspired and eager to push myself as an artist... click on the link in my profile for more information. #artfoodandphotographyworkshop #mmforsbergworkshop #matera
    2017-06-22 09:20:12

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    jenny del rosario reid:
    Raphael's childhood home, that is 😊


    Marcelle Rogers:
    Love your stories. The masters are so inspirational


    Belinda Jeffery:
    How wonderful to have had these insights, Marie, and to feel your own world expand as a consequence. xx



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  • Even with all the windows wide open, a sweltering summer heat has filled every corner of our cottage these past days. You'll find Mr Whiskey sprawled out on the cool surface of the ground floor, while I'm writing at my desk in the shade with a cold drink. Mid day, we pack our picnic baskets and head down to the river to cool down before returning home to yet another round of chilled drinks. The homemade elderflower cordial is gone, and so is last years black currant toddy that I've served with ice. Bottles of Rose and Prosecco are being kept in the fridge ready to be popped at a moments notice, and a pitcher of lemon water covered with a linen cloth is stationed in the middle of the dinning room table, being refilled every five minutes. My only activity apart from our daily river excursion and a few words scribbled on paper that I call work, is quick trips to the butcher to restock my fruit bowl. Everything feels slow, warm and holiday like, so we're embracing the heat knowing English rain will return soon enough... Hope you're all enjoying the heat and staying hydrated! #myenglishcountryside #englishsummer
    2017-06-20 10:35:32

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    Miranda Mills:
    Love this description of slow and peaceful hot summer days 💛


    Nivedita Dey:
    To an English Literature student as I your writings feel fragrant with a subtle and quaint Austen-ian simplicity and glee.. Blended with a bit of Dickens.. I can almost see and feel my inner Pip strolling down the countryside moor absent mindedly watching butterflies.. Or Lizzy and the Bennet sisters gurgling over a picnic mat far away from Mrs. Bennet's fretting over them.. Your writing transports me to the quaint peace of an inner landscape almost just-pre-Victorian/Romantic/Lake Poets era.. Makes me happily and completely forget that I am living and breathing in 21st century amidst booming gadgets and choking concrete jungle.. You and your posts are such a blessing and harbinger of such inexplicable peace and bliss.. Much Love @marte_marie_forsberg and oh a very Happy Summer Solstice to you and Mr. Whiskey.. :)


    Kelly Cikach:
    Sounds soo delightful!


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    Heavenly ✨



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  • Yesterday's sunny wander around the island of my parents home in Norway, enticed me into thinking summer was here to stay. I embarked the morning train to the nearby city of Fredrikstad, in light ballet flats, silk trousers and a lace like little white top. My wellies beaconed at me as I dashed out eager to entice the weather gods into sending yet another warm sunny day. I should have known better... Norway's longest river, Glomma, bubbled with wild undercurrents on its grey surface as the train came to a halt, and as I gazed towards the old part of town engulfed in fog, I got caught out in the rain. Drenched like a cat I met up with the lovely @hverdagslykkelise in a nearby cafe. She smiled, and told me her family were BBQing that afternoon come sun or rain. Spoken like a true Norwegian, I thought to myself, as I wrapped ny hands around a warm cup of chai latte and sent a few thoughts to my dry wellies at home... #ineverlearn #evertheoptimist #onecanneverhavetoomanywellies
    2017-06-11 11:27:08

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    Astrid:
    I love your account! ❤


    🚂 Travel Around The World 🚀:
    This is wonderful


    Travel 🏞 Channel:
    Pretty sweet


    Sherman Hogue:
    Beautiful work!



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  • As I'm filling pages with teaching plans, menus, and travel details for our upcoming workshop at the most beautiful grotto hotel @sextantio in the UNESCO protected hilltop town of Matera in the south of Italy, I'm going over images from last autumn, when I taught a workshop in Beaune, France with the lovely @thecooksatelier . We went to the market, cooked, styled, photographed and told visual stories around food and this very beautiful part of France. In September, for my Matera retreat, we found you an out of this world location, where we will again cook together, style photograph and tell visual stories, but I also wanted to incorporate art, the art of seeing, the art of creating, and the art of making a business from our dreams. The 9000 year old grotto walls of our home away from home will create the backdrop for our morning sessions where we will explore the old masters in painting and sculpture to better our understanding of light, composition and movement in our visual storytelling. In between shoots we'll gather together for cooking sessions with the in-house cook of @sextantio . The ever so lovely @eminchilli will guide us on our day trip to the nearby seaside town of Bari, and the avid mixologist @theo_maxfield will lead us in pre dinner cocktail sessions. It would be an understatement to say I was excited about this retreat. #mmforsbergworkshop (link in profile for more information)
    2017-06-09 11:50:35

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    Your retreat sounds wonderful, and that pie looks DELISH!


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    Åh så vackert! Jag vill bara hälsa på och fotografera tillsammans med dej!! ❤️ får jag?


    Philip Shaw:
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  • After a naughty glass of my favorite smoky whiskey last night while we played a round of cards at the local pub, we woke up early all bushy tailed and wide eyed this morning. Hand in hand we walked down the hill to the train station, while our sleepy village opened their shops fronts and brought the day to life. Across the river Nadder we bought warm breakfast tea and freshly baked croissants, and said our goodbyes as the train to London came to a halt on platform 1. Travel always makes me excited, even if it's just the train to the next village or road tripping to a nearby county. The green rolling hills of the countryside passed my window while I write into my day planner ideas for upcoming shoots, workshops, visits to see friends and ideas for what the future may hold. This business of travel never gets old or fails to inspire. And while my the train began picking up speed, scaring resting birds of its tracks, I took a bite of the freshly baked pastry next to me, and placed my tea on top of the pile of books I'm planning to read on this weeklong trip back to Norway. I blew England a kiss and told her I'll be back soon...
    2017-06-09 09:27:14

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    nina bagley ⚒:
    the BEST! my favorite as well. such great smokiness


    Marvin Kaisermann:
    Beautiful!!!😍


    Lynne Beclu | Australia:
    Your words and images are always a daily delight @marte_marie_forsberg * enjoy a well-deserved holiday with lots of delicious food & wine!


    Dream2Edu:
    Hi, just discovered you and your page and I just fell in love with both the photos and the entries. Thanx for the beautiful words that have just brought warmth of another dull Monday.



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  • After our afternoon wander in the rain, we returned home, blond hair windswept and wavy like a wild nest, and Mr Whiskey all muddy, wet and ever so happy. I put the kettle on. Warm steam soon emerged followed by the familiar whistle, calling the troops in for tea. These days it's all about turmeric, ginger, and lemon tea with generous heaps of summer honey. It's perhaps a small change of diminishing my caffeine consumption, but every little inch counts. I've found it's never really about the big leaps and big steps, it's more about the little things, the little inch that moves us forward daily, and the small changes that leads us closer to our goals. Anything is truly possible, it's just about steady putting one foot in front of the other, and never giving up... #thursdaymusings #whiskeyandmoi moi
    2017-06-08 11:56:23

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    Great!


    Cocoa:
    ❤️


    Etta Johnson:
    " I've found it's never really about the big leaps and big steps, it's more about the little things, the little inch that moves us forward daily, and the small changes that leads us closer to our goals. Anything is truly possible, it's just about steady putting one foot in front of the other, and never giving up'' Well spoken!


    Fotografía 📷Luisa Morón:
    Ohhhhh so adorable 👍🏻👍🏻😘



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  • Ferocious winds have swept across the calm rolling hills around the cottage. Broken twigs and branches cover the narrow country lanes, and green leaves whirl about covering the grounds like we were in September. I've been all cooped up inside watching the garden tremble outside. Even Mr whiskey refuses to go outside and stays warm and snug on the sofa. After a failed attempt, of what I thought was going to be the most glorious almond milk and elderflower baked rice pudding, I returned to the familiar and ever so simple, my mothers summer nettle soup with flaked almonds and olive oil. It never fails to nourish. Perhaps it's the glorious combination of nostalgia and nutrient dense ingredients that always feels so comforting, especially on stormy Summer days... #myenglishcountryside #nettlesoup #comfortcooking
    2017-06-06 09:13:12

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    Lynne Beclu | Australia:
    Beautiful green deliciousness AND I love nettle soup 🌿we have it growing in our school gardens @marte_marie_forsberg ...off to find the rubber gloves 😊


    restaurante rocoto:
    Saludos 👍


    marte_marie_forsberg:
    @poshpedlar How lovely! Fancy meeting up for tea?:)


    Rui:
    Looks delicious!



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  • It feels positively autumnal with cold winds tugging at the treetops and breaking flowers in my little garden. So while summer is on hold, I put flowers in vases around the cottage, brew fresh mint and turmeric tea with a heaping spoons of honey from the local butcher. His stock is to die for and so is his honey and preserves. Yesterday we drove down narrow country lanes and filled our baskets with a heaping amount of Elderflowers. This afternoon they are bubbling on the stove with sugar and lemons, and being made into a quick syrup that will soon be used in my baked rice pudding. And if I'm lucky the Englishman will stir together an afternoon cocktail or two with it when he gets home. I've vowed to use up 80% of what I have in the pantry instead of buying tempting new ingredients this year. It a goal after feels like 50% of the boxes unpack after moving earlier this year were labeled food i.e. Pantry items. Hopefully I'll only be left with ingredients that we actually use daily. That way nothing goes out on date and we always have the basics we need. I don't know why I had such an abundance of risotto rice after finishing up my recent cookbook testing, must have bough new packages each time instead of using up the opened ones...so now I try to cook with it at least two of tree times a week. I normally make rice pudding with milk, but today I'm topping up the saucepan with almond milk and freshly made elderflower syrup, and then baking it in the oven with a lid of sugar that will caramelize...quite excited for how it will turn out. What do you consider your pantry basics? #myenglishcountryside #pantrybasics #visitwiltshire
    2017-06-05 10:54:36

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    Elif:
    Superb.! 🌾🌾🌾🌿🌿🌿


    Homestay Murah Malaysia:
    Cool!


    THE LUCKY TREE:
    Beautiful place🙊🙊😎👏👏👏👏🎆🎇💥🌅


    Fisher Stone, P.C.:
    Super cool!!!



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  • Fennel ready to be baked with lemons, a generous drizzle of olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Any vegetables and fruits will do, and I regularly switch this simple baked side dish up depending on what I have at hand, but today I yearned for fennel's comforting licorice aroma to infuse my little cottage kitchen with warmth. Cooler summer winds sweep through town, and a crisp white is chilling in the fridge, Saturday's are for easy comfort meals that literally bake themselves while I snuggle up with Mr Whiskey and read a book I've been meaning to tuck into. I've admired Anna del Conte since as far as I can remember, her cooking, her passion for food, and her knowledge of Italian food. Her book Risotto with Nettles, a memoir with food has been on top of a pile of must read books underneath my nightstand collecting dust. So today, I blew the cobwebs off its cover, put the fennel in my darling @lacanche_us and dove right in. Have any of you read it? What books are you currently reading? #weekendmeals #mycottagekitchen #booklist
    2017-06-03 11:22:07

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    marte_marie_forsberg:
    @sarahlhellis Yum! That sounds ever so delicious! I'm hoping to grow it in my allotment too. Such a versatile and tasty vegetable!


    marte_marie_forsberg:
    @tetecita3 You had me at grilled polenta! So glad you enjoyed it! Fennel is such a tasty vegetable:)


    cookingCatrin®:
    Wow - love the food & the pic 💛💛


    Heather Weaver:
    @marte_marie_forsberg thank you!



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  • From one day to another, Summer arrived with warmth and blue skies, and I unpacked every single summer dress, shook off a few dead moths and aired them out in the garden. Our sleepy countryside town came to life, and people spilled into the streets chatting and enjoying a chilled glass of wine in the shade. It's the Wylye Valley art trail week where we live, with artists opening up their private studios and workshops to the public. People with walking boots and maps in hand, trail pass the cottage on their way to my brilliant neighbor artist Jenny de Sausmarez who paints and sketches beautiful still life, people and the calm surrounding landscape where we live, and just down the street the wonderful Jeweler Pepe Argo is showcasing her stunning work. This countryside community of mine never fails to inspire. The Wylye arts trail lasts till Sunday the 4th of June with many a cozy countryside pub to pop by when you're wandering feet gets weary. Tap the photo for some of my favorite pubs and shops in the area to visit in between exploring the local arts scene. #wylyevalley #localartists (Photo by the Englishman @theo_maxfield )
    2017-05-29 11:24:21

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    Ariana Ruth:
    Such a beautiful shot Marie 💕


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    Eva Kosmas Flores:
    Looks so peaceful and warm and perfect! 🙌🏼


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  • A wee corner of my English cottage. Slowly each room is beginning to feel like home, and I'm starting to love the process, embracing renovation and unpacking madness that still ensures, and finding joy in the parts that are taking shape, the imperfect journey. Yesterday the garden was basking in sun and we pulled up plants by the root, cleared our little stone terrace from a feisty ivy attack, and replanted lilacs, primroses and a few budding roses. They bay tree stands proud at the bottom of the garden enticing me to use its leaves in more than just autumn stews and soups. I read somewhere that bay leaf ice cream was ever so tasty, have any of you ever tried it? I love that the cottage encourages me to simplify my life and to uncluttered. Something I'm sure many of you can relate to. Lovely Beth Kirby @local_milk has written about it often too these past months. Perhaps it's the pace of the time we live in, and the constant pressure of creating more, be more, that's beginning to stear us towards a slower life, a life perhaps filled with the mantra of every single one of us being enough. That we are enough while with steady footsteps growing and learning, and perhaps letting go of the constant pressure and misconception that this life is a race. Every day I take bags of clothes and props to the local charity shop feeling lighter by the hour. One wall of the cottage is coming together slowly, whitewashed and with summer hats and baskets gathered from my trips to France and Italy carrying nostalgic memories of the world beyond the thick stone cottage walls. My home is coming together much slower than anticipated, and much slower than is comfortable if I listen to my inner pressure of being more, doing more and comparing myself to other's journey. But in the end this is my journey, my life, my short time here on earth, and my little home in the countryside. So we potter in our small garden, nest and picnic under our favorite tree more often than not, and I'm feeling full, full with happiness and a newfound excitement for each new day, and the dread of facing the never ending list of to-do's is beginning to lift... #weareenough #picnicmore #slowingdown
    2017-05-26 09:21:38

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    Elaine Ritchel:
    Love these words. They ring so true. Something I am feeling, too, but it's always nice to be reminded by another. ❤


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    Goodness! This resonates so clearly, having just stepped aside from the madness that was my old life, and moved to a beautiful rural community, I'm both thrilled, yet twitchy about what I should be doing and how. Just breathe. Soak it up. And edit your life. Perfect words to read at this moment. Thanks Marte


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  • It's full on asparagus season and I'm not holding back. Almost every day I find a way of incorporating it in a meal, and since many of the pubs and cafes in the area work with local and seasonal produce, eating out has way too many tempting asparagus options on the menu. The other day I drove past lush green fields to @pythousekitchengarden nestled inside an old Victorian walled garden on the Pythouse estate. Their sautéed asparagus salad with burnt lemon, goats cheese and wilted spring onions was nothing short of luscious. At home I simply slice a few raw asparagus lengthwise, drizzle with the lovely Italian olive oil I recently got from @redbeetlefood , season with sea salt and coarsely ground pepper before topping it off with generous shavings of Sicilian pecorino cheese. So simple, so quick to make and ever so good for you. Researching plants for my wee allotment up the street, I read up on the asparagus and was a bit blown away by all its nutrients and benefits. I don't like the term super food, but did you know that this little vegetable in its raw form is packed with antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties in addition to containing large amounts of vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, fiber, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, choline, vitamin A, zinc, iron, protein, and magnesium and calcium? I believe in a well balanced diet, but I can assure you my allotment will sport quite a few asparagus. I haven't even began digging or even planting in my garden yet, but all this research is making me all kinds of excited. Luckily, since asparagus will take a few years to begin yielding results, there's plenty of organic farms around locally where I can get them until my own pop above ground.... #allotmentplanning #seasonalproduceistheshiz
    2017-05-22 09:24:40

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    Private chef / Event:
    Wow that look amazing 😉


    marte_marie_forsberg:
    @ameliafreer That would be ever so lovely! I'll DM you:) x


    marte_marie_forsberg:
    @ninahjorthbrekke Tusen takk, så hyggelig å høre. Elsker asparges! Ha en flott uke:)


    Rela Gleason:
    Try quickly poached asparagus chilled, and topped with fresh burrata , thinly sliced toasted almonds and drizzled with warm browned butter



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  • Rain is tapping gently on the windows and Mr Whiskey and I are working from our desk in the corner of the blue room. In my childhood home in Norway my mother had a lavender colored blue room that was filled with fabric, sewing machines, knitting and crocheting needles, feathers, rhinestones, an old weaver and lots of patterns, big sheets of paper, coloring pencils and paint. It was the creative room. After school I would throw my rucksack on the floor in the hallway and run upstairs to disappear for hours in her creative world. The blue room was an oasis of possibilities, an Aladdin's cave for a creative soul. I cherished every minute of time spent there, sewing, knitting, gluing, painting, tearing, and inventing. It was the best of times with no boundaries, no rules, just endless supplies of products to create with and her ever changing mood boards spicing up every wall. Blue has, even if it may be quite a conservative color, become my color for creativity, and in every house I've lived in after moving to England, I've made sure to paint one room blue to remember to keep playing, keep inventing and keep to approaching any task with a creative mindset... #keepplaying #everyoneneedsablueroom
    2017-05-20 10:03:39

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    CLC by coreylynncalter:
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    abbie mellé:
    Such a beautiful corner Marie. X x


    MyHealthabet:
    We love this!


    Lorraine Alida Smith:
    Love this @marte_marie_forsberg I love blue and recently painted our bedroom a deep bluebell blue and have a dark almost navy wall in one living room - Love your memoir.... very special 💙



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  • On our recent trip to Norway we stocked up on liqueurs and botanical syrups to bring home to England. Cloudberry and Crowberry syrups have quickly become some of my favorite ingredients in cocktails, and since both berries carry nostalgic notes from my childhood in Norway, it's like a kiss from the past whenever we mix one of them a drink. For our retreat in Sassi di Matera in Italy in September we've incorporated two evening cocktail sessions, where we will be working with local botanicals and drink traditions led by mixologist and avid cocktail maker @theo_maxfield I'm so very much looking forward to this pre dinner cocktail hour, that I have a sneaking suspicion will be ever so photogenic as well, as these liquid treats will most definitely forever remind me of my time in the south in Italy. Do you have a warm or cold drink/cocktail that instantly transports you to a place, memory, person or event? Warm black currant toddy always brings me back to winters in Norway during my childhood. The fireplace was crackling away and mum stirring the pot warming up this ever soothing dark purple drink, leaving me with a purple smudge from ear to ear that I wiped away with the back of my hand with a smile. #drinkmemories #mmforsbergworkshop #cocktailsession For more information on the retreat in September click on the link in my profile or email us at workshop@mmforsberg.com
    2017-05-19 12:15:52

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    akie:
    😉


    Lindsay's Feast:
    Such a beautiful photo Marie and intrigued by these syrups!!


    Food, Drink,Travel Influencers:
    Beautiful shot. 😊


    Hajar Ali:
    Wonderful :)



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  • We drove back to the English countryside from the airport in the dark, past midnight and in the rain, yet I knew I was home. After the most glorious whirlwind visit to my beloved Norway, spending our days with my family celebrating Norway's constitution day, I ordered a mediocre cup of tea at a service station and felt like I belonged. After moving out of my parents lovely countryside home in Norway I yearned for years to be able to put my suitcases down and feel like I'd found my spot in the world. I never dreamed it would be England, a country I barely had visited a few years back, yet it fit like a glove the moment I tried her countryside on. Life is unpredictable and filled with so many opportunities around every bend. At any given moment we can alter its course by signing up for an evening class, begin baking bread every morning, take up painting, go back to school, chose to adopt a child, quit your job, or go for a walk. Some events can be more life changing than others, and I'm so glad I gave England and it's countryside a chance to change my life... #myenglishcountryside #picnicmore
    2017-05-18 09:59:13

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    marte_marie_forsberg:
    @cathysunshine_sb It's such a lovely place to live! Come for a cup of tea:)


    marte_marie_forsberg:
    @annabarnettcooks Thank you lovely! The English countryside is picturesque indeed! Come for lunch one day!:) xx


    IN PLACES city guide:
    Awesome picnic


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  • Without me, he asked and lowered his head, and we had a heard time nodding. We'll bring you along on our next adventure we told him, trying to sooth our own aching hearts. We hurriedly carried our luggage through the rain to our car and turned our noses toward the airport after giving him plenty of snuggles and wet kisses. When we landed in Norway for our short 48 hour visit to see family and celebrate Norway's constitution day on 17th of May, we'd brought the rain with us, and the temperatures outside indicated that Spring hadn't properly reached my home country just yet. On the fridge in my parents home on Jeløy, a beautiful fjord island, my mother has hung a quote that reads; You can take a Norwegian out of Norway, but you can't take Norway out of a Norwegian. I smiled at the quote as I reached for the brown cheese, a speciality brown goats whey cheese that I believe is unique to Norway, still my favorite after over 15 years abroad. Happy 17th of May!! Take a peek at our constitution day celebrations on my insta stories 🇳🇴 #17mai
    2017-05-17 08:12:25

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    Thania Moreira:
    Ayy 🐕 ❤❤❤


    Aine Gallagher:
    Beautiful words and I could see his sadness all over his face @marte_marie_forsberg but it will make your reunion even more special. A beautiful dog. Have a wonderful trip


    Ulla Gådefors Christensen:
    Even a Swede love the brown goatcheese 👍


    Janis Wildy:
    Love the brown cheese even in Seattle💛



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  • The garden is covered in snow my mother told me over the phone a few days ago, and we both laughed at the absurdity. The week before Norway had sported summer temperatures and everyone hit the beach, sunbathed in their garden and life was good. Her garden flourished within hours, and sleepy plants kickstarted their summer modus. But that was all before the snow came and draped every budding flower and plant in a thick white blanket of snow. Spring is unpredictable she told me, and so is life. So we made a promise to picnic more often, to embrace all that good and to take full advantage of every day. A package from my lovely friend @redbeetlefood arrived not long ago, filled with the tastiest olive oil, balsamico and hazelnuts from Italy, and we didn't waste a minute before we threw it all in a basket and went to our new favorite tree nestled between two green rolling hills overlooking a small thatched village. Sprawled out on a blanket, Mr Whiskey was his usually cheeky and energetic self, while we slumbered underneath the tree he covered what seemed like every field from here to London and back before falling taking a seat next to us. The nearby Ansty farm shop offered freshly picked asparagus, so we threw together a raw salad topped only with shavings of Sicilian pecorino cheese, @redbeetlefood 's heavenly olive oil before a wee sprinkle of seasoning. Pastries and peaches for dessert, and after a wee snooze under the tree, we packed up our little spot of paradise and returned to work. Every day he has a few hours off in the afternoon and we don't waste a minute. Our basket alters between carrying a blushing Provence rose on a sunny day and @dorsetteauk breakfast tea for when it rains and we sit underneath an umbrella wrapped in our wool blanket to stay warm. Come sun or rain, (or snow!) there isn't a beat to be missed... #everydayhappinesses #picnicmore
    2017-05-14 08:08:32

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    Amélie:
    Looking at your pictures and reading your texts are true pleasure. Feel like a today Jane Austen's story!


    the Red Beetle Travelling Food:
    @marte_marie_forsberg such a beautiful picture you painted here. That's what life is all about isn't it? Enjoying every single moment with someone you love. So happy our little package of Italian goodies helped in the process ❤️


    LetMeEatCake:
    Amazing!


    Patricia Janssen:
    💚🌿🍃🌳



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  • I woke up with a quote from last night's incredibly inspiring evening @messumswiltshire where Hugo Spowers founder of the Riversimple movement and the Rasa, a zero emission car spoke on the future of the car industry. His last slide lingered as he came to his closing remarks, and my eyes caught hold of a quote at the bottom of it that read; We are called to be architects of the future...not its victims. ( by Buckminster Fuller) I smiled and wrote the quote in my journal as soon as I returned home that night. It reignite my inner fire of creating the future I want to live in, and made me all kinds excited about the many work and life projects ahead. Isn't it just the most empowering sentence!? This morning I took a blank sheet of paper, wrote the quote in big bold letters and hung it above my desk so that I never forget that in the end, I'm the creator of my own destiny and the future I want to live in... #saturdaymusings #wordstoliveby
    2017-05-13 11:11:59

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    Hermine Coyet Ohlén:
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


    Cocoa:
    Amazing @marte_marie_forsberg 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻


    Elizabeth Velásquez:
    @mariennagg


    Renee Lynn Frojo:
    Beautiful shot!



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  • So incredibly excited to be launching my Food, art and Photography workshop in the south of Italy today! With the beautiful @sextantio cave hotel as our home base, we'll explore the local cuisine, work daily on visual storytelling, styling and photography looking at the grand old masters in painting and sculpture for inspiration and guidance. Our in house cook will lead us in pasta making sessions, and the wonderful @eminchilli will take us on a day trip to the nearby seaside town of Bari for a food wander to local markets, through town, shops and lead us to secret little spots for lunch and dinner. The keen mixologist @theo_maxfield will host evening cocktail sessions working with local botanicals and drink traditions. This is a five day retreat that aims at honing your photography and visual storytelling skills both on and off line, work on your social media presence, further open your eyes to art in photography, introduce you to the locale food traditions with hands on cooking classes and for you to slow down, relax and enjoy the ever so restorative atmosphere this unique place has to offer. We travelled down to this magical spot last month and completely fell in love, and I cannot wait to share it all with you come September. For more information and to reserve your spot click on the link in my profile. See you in Italy! #mmforsbergworkshop
    2017-05-10 10:25:17

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    marte_marie_forsberg:
    @kiracorbin Thank you! It's indeed quite the magical place isn't it!? Can't wait for September:)


    marte_marie_forsberg:
    @evakosmasflores ❤️🙏🏻


    Annette Joseph:
    one of our favorite locations.


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    Beautiful and inspirant ! Your work is great !



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  • His favorite spot in the cottage, overlooking our little village while making sure no one enters our garden unnoticed, especially the neighbor's cat... #myenglishcountryside #mrwhiskey
    2017-05-07 16:58:54

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    Britt Throndsen:
    Oh no, cats, we can't have that ! 😂🙏🏻🙏🏻


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    He is sooo cute! Dogs are just wonderful...❤️


    Ania Maj:
    😁👍


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Last night, returning home by train after having watched a documentary about the works and life of the Italian renaissance painter Raphael. I fell pensive as I gazed at the landscape slowly passing by, all engulfed in a twilight summer haze. His genius and talent left me a bit breathless. At 37 years of age he passed away having just finished the tapestries in the Sistine Chapel in the Apostolic Palace in Rome. Accomplishing more in those years than perhaps the inhabitants of a small village combined do in a lifetime. Michelangelo was painting the ceiling that Raphael got a sneaky peak at, when a friend handed him the key to the chapel one night. Lit up by a torch, he climbed the wooden scaffolding to get a first glance at Michelangelo's work. When he was later given the commission to clad the ground walls of the Sistine Chapel with ten tapestries, he thought of the ceiling and eagerly commenced the work hoping to outdo Michelangelo. These personal stories around incredible artists that have shaped our art world, paints their very human image which I'm ever so excited to share more of with you on my next retreat in Italy in September. Light and composition, the very basic fundamentals of an image can be as simple and complex as we'd like it to be. The more I learn about the great masters, the more it fuels my work as a visual storyteller forward, and takes my gaze off the digital world and into the tangible and real world of galleries, museums, churches and private homes filled with art, like open notebooks from masters gone before us... After the train came to a halt that evening in my little village and I reached the cottage, my mind was wide awake. I opened the rooftop windows and let my mind wander amongst the stars above feeling ever so inspired and eager to push myself as an artist... click on the link in my profile for more information. #artfoodandphotographyworkshop #mmforsbergworkshop #matera
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