Ok, am I the only male in America who a) had never stepped foot in an IKEA store and b) didn't know how thoroughly European the place is?
I mean, really...
We are on a road trip and my bride wanted us to stop off at an IKEA store.
So we did.
It's like walking into Sweden, with Americans retail salesmen. ( I n ow this sounds REAL stupid, but I had no idea. ) We visited Sweden and Denmark in the 90's. And LOVED both countries.
Here's what I saw as I fell through the scandinavian rabbit hole:
• the place has a cafeteria with European branded drinks... And European style forks and knives. Wow... Attention to detail is amazing.
• the small space living styles are REALLY what we saw in Sweden when we visited.
• the styles and colors are SO not-here. They're cool and so different.
• ABBA plays 24-7 (just kidding)
• the very displays they use are chic-yet-practical and still affordable; and will look great in even TINY spaces.
• I now know what to wear for clothing as a European-style shopper at IKEA next time: a Swedish tank-top and a speedo. (my bride says... Uh... No! Crazy American woman. )
Anyway, Dennis now digs IKEA.