To socialize or talk informally preferably over a drink. Word forms: 3rd person singular present tense hobnobs, present participle hobnobbing, past tense, past participle hobnobbed.
But honestly. Hobnob is a safe space for women who prefer iced coffee over a perfectly curated wardrobe. It’s is a daycare center for women who are intrigued by trends, but also don’t care. It is an open bar for those who swear on vintage Chanel and whose pension funds hang in their closets.
The feeling of box fresh shoes against spring warm asphalt. Is there anything better? Well maybe not having the world go under in a pandemic.
Living in Scandinavia, your wardrobe has to be very adjusted to the seasons. This is something I’ve done my best trying to fight as a teenager. Thin cotton sneakers in December? Not a problem. Chunky MC boots in the middle of summer? I am there for it.
Now I am not thrilled about neither freezing nor sweating. But I do like my shoes to be all that. So it comes as no surprise that spring is my favorite season to dress my feet. It’s not too cold and not too warm, it’s just right. We even have a word for it in Swedish, it’s called lagom.
So, with the seasons opportunities as my smorgasbord I give you the shoes I want to wear this spring, unedited.
CHUCK TAYLOR 70-HI
SQUARE TOE LEATHER BALLERINA
MONTI BLACK LOAFERS
MONOLITH DERBY SHOE
Fanny Ekstrand is a writer, creative consultant and founder of Hobnob. She says she is the master of vintage shopping and knows all the pasta dishes in the world.