Category: Guest posts

Creating a cozy bedroom ready for fall

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I don’t know about you, but I love fall. Actually it’s my favourite season. I love how the city changes and everything turns from green to beautiful red and orange colors. But for me, fall is also about making our home cozy and ready for the winter. Therefore, it’s time to dig out all of those warm blankets from the attic and start decorating for fall.

How to get your bedroom ready for fall
On top of my list this fall is the bedroom. I agree with the sleep experts at the mattress company Casper that the bedroom should be nice and cozy, and not filled with all the junk, you don’t know where else to put. So if you haven’t gotten rid of that, now is the time. In other words, it’s time to make your bedroom the most comfortable and coziest room in the home.

We spend a third of our lives in bed, and what is more appealing than to sleep in when it’s cold outside? In order to fully recharge your batteries and be able to relax, you need a cozy atmosphere in your bedroom.

A room made for relaxing times
For me to relax, I need my bedroom to be tidy and spacious. Preferably without to much clutter to distract me. My bedroom is a place for meditation and relaxing. Therefore, I don’t have a TV in there either. But calming music and candles are welcome. As you can see, my style is very Scandinavian – I love to surround myself with beautiful nordic design. It has a calming effect on me, because of the color scale.

This fall I’m thinking about painting one wall in the bedroom. I’m thinking moss green. I’ve been quite smitten by that color for quite some time now. To get a more green feel to the room, I’ve added a few of my baby Pilea plants. This fall the bedroom will be ready for me to put on warm socks, a nice scarf and just drink my morning coffee in bed while reading a book.

I’ve collected some key items that would turn my bedroom into my cozy spot.

Malfile graphite scarf by Yvonne Koné
Amp table lamp smoke/black by Normann Copenhagen
Warm pearly socks from moshi moshi mind
Throw – mohair with bamboo fringes by Cozy Living Copenhagen
The Kinfolk Home
Linen duvet cover set from H&M
Hammershøi cup from Kähler Design
Pocket Organizer 2, black bt Normann Copenhagen
Urbania Lighthouse Etage from Kähler Design
Moss green paint

This post was written in collaboration with – Opinions expressed are solely my own.

Mini-Guide: London

Today, you’ll take a mini trip to one of the cities I love the most. London has always been special to me. I cannot wait for the numerous mother/daughter trips, we’ll take when when my girl gets older.

I recently got to know Geraldine through BYW Blog Boss, and I immediately loved her style. I was so thrilled, when she said yes to write a guest post about London. Thank you so much Geraldine for writing this mini guide. I want to just hop on a plane right now! Get ready for some of the best London has to offer.

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Hello, I’m Geraldine Tan, a medical doctor and the founder and editor of the design blog Little Big Bell . I live in North London with my family and was pleased that Charlotte had asked me to share with you some of my favourite places in London. There are so many places to visit and see, it was really hard narrowing the list down, but here goes:

My favourite lifestyle store is

Couverture and the Garbstore, located in London’s Notting Hill. It stocks a curated collection of eclectic fashion and homeware brands such as Kauniste, Tas-Ka and Mayer-Lavigne. If you have kids, this is the place to visit! You will find stylish brands such as Bobo Choses and Lucky Boy Sunday. Even better, this shop is only a short walking distance from the famous Portobello road, with its vibrant flea and food markets on Saturdays.

Couverture and the garbstore

favourite Meat restaurant is

Mark Hix’s Tramshed located in trendy Shoreditch. The menu is simply marbled steaks with Bearnaise sauce or roast chicken followed by Apple rhubarb pie. Delicious and also well worth a visit to view Damien Hirst’s tank of an embalmed cockerel riding on a cow, suspended in the centre of the restaurant. You will also find many small quirky shops nearby to explore.


The Design and furniture shop I frequent is

The Conran shop located on Marylebone High street. You will find classic contemporary yet quintessentially British furniture designed by Sir Terence Conran, as well as a range of on trend homewares conceptually displayed throughout the store.

Conran shop

I love to have lunch at

Ottolenghi in Islington. The salads and desserts are stunning and truly artisanal. Close by,on the same high street is Abigail Ahern’s shop, packed full of ideas and inspiration on how to style and decorate using dark colours.


Photo credit: Little Big Bell and Ottolenghi

Mini-Guide to New York

In the coming months, Espresso Moments will feature travel tips from some of my favourite bloggers and friends around the world. Right now I’m working with a bunch of wonderful women on a project, which will take you around the world. These lovely ladies will share their secrets about the cities they live in, take you to their favourite spots and tell you where to get the best cup of coffee. So pack your bag and let’s visit New York with my lovely friend Tina.

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Hello! My name is Tina and I’m an interior designer and founder of Life in Sketch. I live in New York, New York and I’m here today to tell you about a few of my favorite places here in New York. With so many great shops and restaurants popping up daily, it’s hard to really have a favorite. Things change so quickly, so there’s always a new “best”. Here are a some of my go-to spots that have managed to steal my heart.

Best cup of coffee:

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La Colombe: While La Colombe is not exclusive to New York it does make my favorite latte. It’s perfect, it’s strong but not overbearing and milky enough. They also have tasty pastries!

Favorite home store:

Canvas: This is tough but right now I’m loving Canvas. At Canvas you can find some nice wood furniture pieces and a variety of accessories, including pillows, candles and throws. The designs are clean and classic, and fit almost any home.

Favorite gelato:

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I’ve never been to Italy but I imagine the gelato tastes something like what I’d find at L’arte Del Gelato. The first time I tasted it my eyes almost popped out of my head! It’s indescribable! There are multiple locations throughout the city so you can find one near you. Pistachio is my favorite (for now!).


Favorite “show”

Every month a series called “How I Learned” is held at a bar in the Lower East Side. On the last Wednesday of each month story tellers (who are hilarious) get together and tell their stories about the topic at hand. Past topics include how to survive, to live in New York and to keep a secret. The stories are more than funny, they are also therapeutic It’s a fab night out!

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Third Ward is my go-to for classes. When I’m feeling uninspired or drained I try to sign up for a class. They have everything from art to culinary to photography and more. Just about anything you can ask for!

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about my New York! Thank you Charlotte for having me here with you today!