Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love week: I Love IKEA

When people talk about IKEA on their blogs it's usually focused on the aspect of design, but my story goes a little deeper, more personal.

This love story begins with a chair...

Poang chair
The Poang chair was my very first purchase from the IKEA store in Carson, California. I remember reading about this fabulous store with stylish, modern and most of all affordable furniture. My siblings and I drove all the way up to Carson from San Diego to shop there.  And every once in awhile we would make it a regular road trip. 

I used to wish that one day an IKEA would open up in San Diego. In 2000, my wish came true. My sister even left her city planner job to work as an interior decorator in IKEA (maybe one day she will talk about how IKEA changed her life on her blog). One of her new co-workers was a guy named Allan...

I love IKEA

Do I believe in fate due to a Poang chair? I don't know, but my sister sets me up on a blind date with Allan and the rest as they say is history. So maybe fate just needs a swift kick in the pants to get started. Twelve years after IKEA opened here in San Diego, I'm now married to the love of my life, we have two beautiful children and a home that has it's fair share of IKEA furniture in it...and hopefully, we live happily ever after together like a big plate of swedish meatballs, mash potatoes and lingonberries.

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. That is a good IKEA love story! Of course, I'm glad you two found each other but most of all, I'm glad to have my nephew and niece (MIlo and Stella) as a result of your fated love!

    1. Thanks. everything happens for a reason right? Yes, I'm glad for your nephew and niece as well :-)

  2. love it! i could see the two of you dating in the showroom like joseph gordon-levitt and zoey dechanel in "500 days of summer." lol!

    1. I can definitely see me as both JGL and Zooey, but can you see Allan? scary.


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