There’s nothing wrong with a classic Aperol Spritz – you cannot go wrong there. However, I’m in the mood for something else this year too. I’ve looked around and found a few other drinks containing Aperol – you could call them Aperol Spritz with a twist. I’m planning on trying out all of them one by one. I’m pretty sure I need to get those beautiful ferm LIVING Long Drink Glasses.
Here’s to a great summer full of Aperol Spritz twists
#1 Aperol Fanta Float
#2 Blackberry Aperol Spritz
#3 Aperol Spritz Sorbet
#4 ferm Living’s Ripple Rhapsody
#5 Aperol Spritz Popsicle
#6 Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz Cocktail
I was looking for inspiration the other day, and I found this cute little home in Gothenburg. While looking at all the beautiful details, I actually started looking at all the champagne bottles. Suddenly I got the urge to hop in a car and drive to France and buy bottle after bottle. I wonder if my husband would feel the same?
When we planned our wedding reception back in 2007 we wanted a fancy wedding cake and lots of champagne. We were students back then with a little girl and didn’t have enough money for a big wedding party – but we wanted to splash out on these two things. I haven’t regretted it one moment. It’s still one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Some people didn’t understand our decision, but I loved the fact that we didn’t care. It was our party, and that’s how we wanted to celebrate the day with friends and family.
But somehow the champagne bottles haven’t been that big a part of my life since. Of course, we drink a few bottles on New Year’s Eve every year and on special occasions. However, I would love to pop a bottle on a Saturday night as well. I think I’ll add “drink more champagne” on my life goals. That’s not a bad plan if you ask me.
Back to the apartment
I should also add a comment about the apartment – it’s only fair. The styling of this small home is pretty impressive if you ask me. It’s a small apartment, but it’s got everything you need. I cannot help but admire the smeg fridge. I’ve loved it forever, but now I’m not so sure I would actually buy one for our kitchen. I’m convinced that our old fridge will be the next thing to go in our home. So I’ll have to decide sooner than Iater. I’m also in love with the old rustic door. What is your favourite part of this home?
Father’s Day is coming up soon and I wanted to share some gift ideas with you here. I’ve already clicked something home for our Farmand, and now the kids and I are excited to see if he’ll like it. Hopefully, he’ll love it and bring it with him when he goes to work.
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Shop gifts for dad till you drop
– and find the coolest gift for the best dad in the world
My daughter fell in love with these concrete lego men and wanted to get some.
Always a practical gift when you get them socks like these 2 pack BOSS socks.
He’ll smell good using this eau de toilette Lucky from Paco Rabanne
This new brown Duncan belt from Levi’s would also come in handy
There is always that bad hair day – and he would look cool wearing this navy BOSS green cap on these days
I really like this cool Statement credit card holder from HUGO – it would go well with the black Victorian HUGO bag
This concrete table edison lamp would look cool in our home
Or what about these cool grey Gibson shoes from Matinique
I’ve been thinking about adding some recurring posts here on Espresso Moments again. Therefore, meet Favourite Finds. I want it to have more of a magazine feel to is, so I’ll be experimenting with some different layouts and content during the next couple of months. I hope you like it. Today, I’m going to share some favourite summer items with you.
Grab the items yourself
Bracelet – Stine A Candy Black/Green bracelet
T-shirt – Stine Goya Milo Peach Pink T-shirt
Creol – Stine A Petit Croissant Creol
Skirt – Lollys Laundry Morning Skirt
Sandals – The White Brand Beach Please Sandals
One of the things I love the most about summer is picking out books for my summer reading list. The last couple of years I’ve taken the time to read more books. I had a period in my life where I never picked up a book, and I realised that I needed books in my life to relax and feel inspired and happy. Now I’m always in the middle of a book or finishing one – and I love it. As soon as I read the last word on the last page I go to my bookshelf and pick out the next one. I also keep a page in my notebook just for book titles that I would love to check out. Then once in a while, I go online and read more about the books on my list. Some of them then end up in my home and some I delete. But I always keep a list. How do you keep track of the books you want to read?
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Summer Reading List 2018
Braving the Wilderness by Bréne Brown
Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
Hormonal by Martie Haselton
How to be Happy by Eva Woods
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Wild Power by Alexandra Pope
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
Womancode by Alisa Vitti
The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine
These are some of the books currently on my wishlist. I always check out Instagram, The New York Times book section, Amazon, and Pinterest when I start to browse for new books. I always find it inspiring to see what others are reading right now. Lately, I’ve actually been looking at Reese Witherspoon’s Bookclub account on Instagram for inspiration. I hope these 9 books have inspired you to go and check out some of them and that you’ll get the time to read a book or two this summer. I know I’ll be waiting for some of these books to arrive in the mail within the next couple of days. Let me know if there’s a must-read-book that’s missing from my list. I’m sure you get what kind of genre I’m into by now.
Yes, summer is finally here. I don’t know about you guys, but I was more than ready for a bit of summer. Not sticky hot, but just a bit of warmth and a reason to eat outside in the garden. We’re slowly getting an idea of what we want to do in the garden this year. We’re, let us be honest, not garden people, but we love a bit of coziness and hygge outside with friends. The fact that our garden is rather big, and the old lady downstairs can’t do anything out there anymore, well we don’t have enough time, or passion to do a total makeover of the garden alone. Hopefully, a nice family will move in downstairs next, and then we can work on the garden together.
Whenever I’m trying to decide something in relation to decorating, I usually end up creating a board like this one. It helps me bring together all the elements, and then I can show my husband my ideas. He gets tired of my numerous pins on Pinterest. So I guess this is the perfect solution. For this board, I had a look at Ikea’s website for inspiration and added a few extra things.
Summer in the garden – Shoppinglist:
Solvinden lamp – These I simply love!
Olive tree – I might just have a go at this one again this year
Salladskål ‘plat ladder’ – This is pretty cool if you ask me
Solvinden LED lamp
Living by Heart Outdoor candle
And the most important thing, when you return with all these goods – make an Aperol Spritz and relax in your for a bit before assembling the things. There should always be time for a bit of hygge while working. I’ll soo if I can snap a few pictures of our garden when I’ve done a bot of gardening and decorating. Hopefully, I’ll be happy with the result.