Finally Friday, December 13th, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Upcoming events  

Lucia Celebration, Swedish Church
December 13, 2013

SWEA LA Christmas Fair
December 15, 2013

QS World MBA Tour
January 26, 2014



Gold Members 

A Word from the Presidents
Hej alla,

Today is December 13th and Lucia is celebrated in Sweden and if you want to join in the celebration, you can visit the Swedish Church here in LA, traditional Swedish Luica treats, “Glögg” and “Lussebulle”, will be served.  

Also, this Sunday is one of my favorite LA Holiday traditions, SWEA’s Christmas Fair and they will celebrate Luica with songs and lots of fun.  View the information further down in this newsletter.  And if you are curious about the Swedish Lucia tradition you will probably enjoy this short and funny video.  

I also want to send out a thousand thanks to a thousand fans!  SACC-LA just reached another milestone when we passed 1000 likes on our Facebook Page.  Fantastic to see our social media network growing.  

Glad Lucia !!  


Gudrun Giddings                                      Kim H. Swartz
President of SACC-LA                            President of SACC-LA Foundation

Press Coverage 
Eliason Merit Award 2013

The attention from the press before, during and after the Eliason Merit Award 2013 has been huge and the story was picked up by over one hundred media outlets.  Several video segments and feature articles will be published during the following weeks but we would like to show you some of the highlights already.

Stockholm Beat Connection:
Bad Taste Empire:

Check out the Video from Expressen TV with a happy award winner and great footage from the event (in Swedish).  


Interview with Steve Angello during the Award Gala by Expressen TV

Photos and Praise
Eliason Merit Award 2013 

The photos from the Award Ceremony and After Party are now uploaded to our Facebook Page where you can relive some of the fantastic moments from the night. 

The response from the evening has been great and here are some quotes: 

“I am very grateful, mostly because my SIZE Foundation was mentioned and is one of the motivations and I am very happy for that.  It is a very nice event, great to see all the Swedes here, many artists, many designers and others.”
Steve Angello, Eliason Merit Award Winner 2013

“This was my first time attending the Eliason Merit Awards and it was just superb! The entire evening was filled with wonderful surprises… great music, delicious drinks and a fun, engaging crowd. I give much credit to the SACC for putting on such a memorable evening!” 

Andrew Kimmel, Producer for ABC

“I am having a great night, it is awesome being here at the Eliason Merit Award.”
Fredrik Löving, General Manager at DICE

“@SACCLA thank you. We had a great time!”
Eric Prydz, Swedish DJ and Producer

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all our Performers, Sponsors, Partners and Volunteers that helped us creating this fantastic event.

Third Party, Rebecca & Fiona, MRTN, Kanon Organic Vodka, Pistonhead, W Hollywood, Mark Roberts, SIZE Records, Jade Maxe Assad, Leonard Holm, Isabel Adrian, Kaetlin Andrews, Embassy of Sweden, Bad Taste Records, Rec Solar, Phosworks, Kristoffer Diös, SWEA, DICE, Rebels, Marcus Nybladh, Filip Kiisk, Anine Bing, Ioaku, Art Unified, Linnea Strid, Karen Bystedt, Odd Molly, Trina Turk, Kool Kojak, Moods of Norway, Apica, Ingri Dahl, Blue Microphones, Layers & Co, Digital LA, Candy Vixen, Nialaya, Magic Castle, Cult Collective, Pial Lindström, Swedish Church, Swedish Film Commission, Oscar Nilsson and Kerstin Alm. 



SACC-LA on Facebook

With your help we just reached our goal to get 1000 likes on our Facebook Page before Christmas!!  It is so great to see your pictures and updates from our events and to see your comments and likes on our page!  Keep on posting, liking and sending us tips about upcoming events and occasions that you think that we should highlight! 


The Annual SWEA Christmas Fair
Shrine Expo Center, December 15th

The annual SWEA Christmas fair is coming up on Sunday, December 15th.  There will be Swedish folk dancing, a glögg bar and a Swedish café serving baked goods.  You will also have the opportunity to buy Swedish gifts, books, music and handmade crafts.  At 12 noon and 3 pm this year’s Lucia will be crowned by Victoria Sellers and Steve Angello, respectively.

When: December 15th, 10am – 5pm
Where: The Shrine Expo Center, 700 W. 32nd Street, Los Angeles. See Map Here
Cost: $10, free for children under age 12

Icona Pop in LA
The Fonda Theatre, December 17th

Swedish electro-pop duo Icona Pop will be performing at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday!  We are looking forward to hear a lot of songs from their newly released album “This Is… Icona Pop”.

When: December 17th, 8pm
Where: The Fonda Theatre,6126 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 See Map Here
Tickets: From $30. Get tickets Here

Timbuktu at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert

The Swedish no 1 rapper Timbuktu performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert this week.  Timbuktu is represented by OBA Management which is part of the Bad Taste Empire, one of SACC-LA’s members.  You will find his awesome performance at the link below. 


Membership Spotlight

Olson’s Deli

Olson’s Deli is a Scandinavian store selling traditional food and gift products.  The store has been open since 1948 in West LA.  This year Mr. Olson retired and the new owner Christian Kneedler has been renovating the store for a new look.  Olson’s Deli is offering the same assortment of Scandinavian goods as before, including Marabou chocolate, Abba herring, Wasa hardbread, and Västerbotten cheese.  News for this year are our homemade gravlax, skagenröra, and inlagd gurka.  Our opening hours are extended and we are open Tuesday to Friday 10am-7pm and Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5pm. We also accept credit cards!!

On December 21st from 5pm-9pm we are welcoming you all to celebrate the holidays with us at Olson’s Deli Open House. Join us for a fun evening filled with Scandinavian treats and beverages!
Please visit Olson’s Deli at 5660 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019 to get all your treats for the holidays, and feel free to call us at (323) 938-0742 if you have any questions!

Our Facebook page is Olson’s Scandinavian Deli – do not forget to like us there for the latest updates!

Looking forward to see you at Olson’s Deli!

What: Olson’s Deli’s Open House
WhenDecember 21st from 5pm-9pm
Where 5660 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019. See Map Here


Consulate of Sweden in San Diego
Temporarily Shut Down

On January 1st, 2014, the Consulate of Sweden in San Diego will temporarily shut down, but limited services will be offered until further notice.  This means change of office location and hours of operation. 

Their website will no longer be accessible from the end of the year and they therefore refer to the website of the Consulate of Sweden in San Francisco:



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The Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies and Banquets
This week the Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies and Banquet was being held in Stockholm.  The Nobel Prize is considered the most prestigious award in the world.  Prize-winning discoveries include X-rays, radioactivity and penicillin.  Peace Laureates include Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama. 
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Spotify adds Zeppelin and free mobile service
Spotify extended its free music streaming service to smartphones and tablets on Wednesday, while at the same time announcing that the music of rock legends Led Zeppelin was coming to the Swedish digital music service. 
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