Category: Living

6 drinks with aperol to make this summer

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

Favourite Finds – Gift ideas for Dad

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

Favourite Finds – Summer Edition

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

Summer Reading 2018

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.

Summer in the garden

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
Lavendula plant
Citrus plant
Living by Heart Outdoor candle
Bonfire

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.

Mother’s Day Wishlist

We won’t have time to celebrate Mother’s Day this year. Both kids will be playing soccer and one of them has to get up way early to help serve breakfast for the many tournament participants or clean up after them. For the past years, it has been a fantastic weekend filled with good people, sunshine and lots of kids playing soccer.

But a girl can dream, right? That is why I’ve decided to collect a few things from my wishlist – just in case someone needs inspiration. And if I’m not the lucky receiver, then I hope I can inspire you instead.

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Here’s a little helping hand for those in my family reading – and the rest of you can use this list as inspiration or shopping list if you please.

Molekyl – the most amazing candle holder to hit the shops in a long time.
Miild Organic Mineral Bronzing Powder – This one has been on my wishlist for quite some time. Let’s go shopping family 😉
Light Break Print – I first spotted in the Danish tv series GreyZone – and some nice ladies on Instagram helped me find it online. It’s sold out at the moment, but the shop owner promised that it would be back in stock soon.
A new stand for my MacBook Pro – I really need to take better care of my body, and on top of my list is a stand and a new Magic keyboard along with a Magic Trackpad 2.
Pink Marc Jacobs Mini Grind Crossbody Bag – I love everything about this bag.
Coffee Box of Samples from The Barn Coffee Roasters – I absolutely love love love when I have coffee from this place in my own home.
Miild Organic Mineral Concealer Duo – Along with the Bronzing Powder this would be perfect in my bag.