Category: Inspiration

Staycation tips

Staycation is for the hardcore here in Denmark, because you can never trust the Danish weather. Most of our friends booked a vacation somewhere warm during this past week. We were so close ourselves, but decided to stay put.

Not sure what to do this summer? Well help is near. I’ve made a list of some of my favourite summer activities and they’re perfect for staycation inspiration. A few more days, and then it’s staycation time for me as well 🙂

Staycation to do

If you need more inspiration try a Pinterest search. You’ll find lots and lots of staycation inspiration there. You can also check out my latest poat on what to pack for a staycation.

Have a wonderful day 🙂

Staycation in Denmark – Things to do and pack

The summer holiday is getting closer by the minute. This year it’s a staycation summer for us – even though it is a bit nerve wrecking with the weather just now. But I’m sure we’ll figure something out.

We’re going to Christiansminde near Svendborg again this year. It’s the perfect spot for me and my family. We can relax, enjoy the beautiful surroundings, explore Fyn and simply enjoy a bit of time away from home. It’s our fifth summer there, so we haven’t planned a whole lot yet. I think we’ll just see what happens.

I’ve made of list of things to bring or do on your staycation – and if the weather continues, you should look at it as a survival kit 😉

Staycation Survival kit

The Survival kit
Tip 1 – Games
– Always bring lots of games in case of a rainy day or a slow evening on the terrace. This year, I plan to bring Scrabble for my husband and I and Speak Out for the whole family.
Tip 2 – Aperol – If you ask me it’s still a wonderful summer drink. I plan to enjoy a Aperol Spitz while overlooking the sea. Fancy to spice up your Aperol this summer, then take a look at this link (it’s in Danish).
Tip 3 – Raincoat – If you live in Denmark or you plan a trip here during the summer (or any other time of the year for that matter) invest in a pretty raincoat. Trust me, you’ll not regret it. This one is from Zara’s Girls collection, and I’m in love.
Tip 4 – Books – Summer means reading lots of books, if you ask me. A thing I’m trying to pass on to my kids as well. Hopefully, I’ll succeed. This summer I plan to read The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith and a few other books as well.
Tip 5 – Breakfast – It’s my favourite meal of the day. Normally, I don’t have much time to prepare a delicious breakfast, but during the weekends we often make something special. Imagine 3 weeks in breakfast heaven – I know I’m in for a treat in Christiansminde, but I know my husband will make something even better, when we get home. On top of my wishlist is The No Mess Waffle maker – with one of these our mornings will be magic.

The relaunch & garden inspo

I’ve been away from Espresso Moments for quite a few months now. I’ve been busy working and spending time with friends and family. However, I thought I would return with some garden inspo. More about that later in this post, but first something about why I’ve decided to return.

I did try a comeback a few times during the first half of this year, simply because I wasn’t finished with this blog-thing. But time and time again life got in the way of blogging, and it went quiet in here again. But this time, I’m really going to get my act together and start posting again. I really miss this place, and I’ve got some time on my hands now, so why not relaunch this thing?

I know it’s time to start my summer vacation in a few weeks, but hopefully I’ll be inspired to still check in here once or twice a week. If not, then I can assure you that I’ll be back full time at the end of July.

Garden Inspo
Right now it’s supposed to be summer here in Denmark – but it comes as no surprise that it’s quite windy here and not that warm yet. But we’ve still got to take care of our garden. We’ve got a few plans and projects for this summer, but I’m not sure we’ll finish all of them this year. I’ve been collecting pictures on Pinterest in order to show my husband, what I had in mind. So here’s a collection of some of the pictures I’ve showed him.

Garden inspo

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Black and white photographs

Lately, I’ve come across some beautiful black and white photographs, which I’m seriously considering above our sofa.

The first picture I’ve found on Coco Lapine’s shop. It’s called Black Beach. It’s a beautiful picture of a rock formation touched by the ocean on the black beach, photographed in Iceland. The second is also from her shop, and it’s called Snowy Tree, which was photographed in Munich. The third picture Decordots’ shop. It’s called Rainy Day, and it’s a photo of raindrops on a window.

I’m thinking about buying them all, and then change the photographs on the wall from time to time. The Snowy Tree would be perfect this time of year.

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Images: Coco Lapine and Decordots

Interior inspiration

First of all, I’m really missing this place. Somehow, I never manage to sit down and just get lost in interior design solutions these days. I’m way too tired, or busy spending time with my family.

But I never created Espresso Moments to just to let it die out. I still love this place, and I think about it almost every day. I’ll make time for writing posts again, and I cannot wait to share some cool solutions with you here.

Today, I want to leave you with quite a few pictures, which have inspired me during the past month. I’ve collected quite a few, and I hope you’ll like them, and be inspired by them as well.

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