Category: Living

A mini-break at Ystad Saltsjöbad? – yes please…

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I’m in the need of a fall mini-break abroad. We didn’t leave the country during our fall vacation, and I’m beginning to feel an itch to get the h*** out of here. I need some peace around me to recharge my batteries. Otherwise, I don’t think I’ll make it till the Christmas break 😉

Therefore, I found myself browsing the internet for places to go in November. Normally, we would go to Hamburg this time of year, but due to different circumstances, we’ll stay home this year.

But I’m thinking more along the lines of a spa break. I’ve been seeing lots and lots of pictures of what looks like amazing hours spend at Ystad Saltsjöbad. I would love to go there with my husband and just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. A dinner for two, without nonstop questions being asked by one of the kids wouldn’t be half bad either. Then a quick stop in Malmö on the way home for a bit of shopping and a good cup of coffee. Well, I don’t know about you, but it sounds like the perfect mini-break to me?

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The big question now is wether or not to buy it right this minute? Or should I wait and then put it under the Christmas tree for the one I love. Actually, I’m finding it hard to decide right now. Either way, a trip in the fall season or the winter season – well it all sounds fantastic to me. I’ll ponder about if for a few days, but one thing I’m sure about is the fact that it has to be for two nights.  A long weekend would be just perfect. If you fee like a mini-break as well, check out the different deals right here. In the meantime, I’ll try and get my head around some Christmas presents, and then I’ll know what to do.

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5 books to read this fall

It’s time for some serious fall reading. The weather is cold and wet, and it’s time for me (and you) to enjoy even more great books inside under a blanket.

I’ve been offline with my family for the last couple of days. But now I’m back with a list of books currently on my wishlist. Some of them are already on their way to my mailbox. The past few days, we’ve been taking things slow, enjoying some time with our family in Aarhus and in Hjørrring, been fighting a cold (it’s that time of the year again), but now it’s time to return to ‘real life’ again.

Coffee, Paris and life hacks

As you might have guessed by now, I’m pretty passionate about my coffee. And when I came across some of these books, I had to have them. I remember our travel destinations based on where to get the best cup of coffee – and I always research before we go. I would never land in a city and not know where to get a decent cup of coffee. I’m sure two of these books will be of much help in the future. The other ones are simply based on interest and curiosity. I always love reading about new things and finding inspiration in that.

Books to read this fall

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#1 Where to drink coffee – #2 The little book of life hacks – #3 The new Paris – #4 The working woman’s handbook – #5 Chasing slow

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3 Podcasts that’ll get you through the autumn season

IMG_3789 I don’t know about you, but I’m listening to podcasts every time I get the chance these days. I find it relaxing, and I love getting to know new things or simply soak up some new inspiration. Like most others, it all started with the first season of Serial, and then there was no turning back. I knew right there that I’d come across something special. It was a format, which I could relate to, and listen to whenever I felt like it. I listen to podcasts, when I’m using public transportation, when I’m walking to or from something, when I’m cooking, when I’m not in the mood for reading and so on.

3 Podcasts that’ll get you through the autumn season:

Human Centric is the New Black – I started listening to this podcast last week, and I love the idea of creating a human centric marketing approach. The podcast Human Centric is the New Black is created by Jack Fussell. Jack is behind the company Tolke, a branding/marketing and strategy firm in Atlanta, GA. I’ve been following Jack and his wife Valentina for quite a few years now. It all began during their time in Copenhagen and continued as they re-launched as a family in the U.S. They’ve always got some interesting takes on life as an entrepreneur. Give this new podcast a go!

Vovestykket – A Danish podcast which I recently started listening to. There are only 5 episodes right now, but it’s great for inspiration. It’s about having the courage to imagine and think wild thoughts. And more importantly, how to make your wild ideas come to life. They talk about failure and how to make a comeback after that. It’s quite interesting.

Onward Creatives – This podcast I’ve been listening to for 1 1/2 years. I always return to this, because it inspires me, and Jack and Valentina are so great together – they’ve got me laughing out loud at times, and I love that. Jack and Valentina describe the podcast like this “This podcast is a “space to develop and grow your creative potential. Each week we provide inspiration and resources to you, the creative entrepreneur so that you can live out your greatest life story”. They also share some very useful insights from their own journey. So check it out!

I would love to get inspiration form you as well. Which podcasts are you listening to? And why? Hit me with your favourite one just now <3

Halloween Zombie Teen DIY

Halloween is just around the corner, and my kids are making plans and talking about what to wear for the party. My girl has at least two parties to attend this year, and my little man will probably attend a party at his school. It’s such a fun day here in our neighborhood, some of our neighbors go all in, and they scare the s*** out of the kids, which is so much fun to watch. Last year, my daughter and her friend ran away from a house screaming, when they went trick or treat.

Normally, we don’t decorate our house, apart from a few Jack o lantern’s, which we carve out with the kids.The past few years we’ve meet up with some friends for a bit of Halloween fun. While we help the kids with their pumpkins, we also have time to drink lots of coffee, talk and make dinner. This little get together is the perfect excuse to try out a few different Halloween dishes or cakes. Normally, my daughter will find something spooky to bake, and we hit the kitchen together. Usually, it’s fun to make, and the kids love eating it, if it’s not too gross.

So with all the parties, we had to figure out what kind of costume to make or buy this year. My daughter and I sat down this past weekend to plan her outfit. She wanted to be a zombie teen. I didn’t want to buy a cheap pre-made costume, so we decided to look for ‘real’ clothes instead. This way she can use some of it afterwards. This is what we came up with.

Zombie teen Halloween get the look

Shop the look
Grey blazer
Skirt
White shirt
Glasses
Tie
Shoes
Or buy the pre-made Zombie teen costume right here

Want Wear Need Read in October

Want Wear Need Read October

It’s time for the October edition of Want Wear Need Read. I had planned to post it a few days ago, but I never got around to it.

Want Ever since I bought the croissant necklace from Jukserei for my birthday, I’ve been wanting to add this croissant keychain to my bag. It’s really cool, and I wear the necklace quite often.

Wear Normally, I wear different shades of black (or so my daughter would tease me) so putting a flower blouse on my wear list  is a big step for me – some would say in the right direction. But I’m not ready to go all out just yet. With this blouse I can still wear my favourite color if I wear it with a black skirt or trousers.

Need I really need a new batch of Matcha. I drink a matcha iced latte every morning, and for me it’s the perfect way to start the day. Normally, I meditate while the matcha gets cold in my beautiful pink mug. I’m looking for different brands of matcha and would love to try out different ones. I’ve got my eyes set on this matcha kit. Do you drink matcha, and if so where do you buy it online?

Read I’ve been waiting on this new Kinfolk book for quite some time now. I pre-ordered it a few months back, and I just checked up on it, I might have it later this week or the beginning of the next. I’m planning on quite a few hours of reading with a cup of coffee in my hand.

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Yoga moments – hopefully a return

I really miss my Yoga moments. I haven’t really been practicing yoga for over 6 months. The reason is that I’ve got some problems with my foot. However, last weekend I spoke to a friend of mine, who practices yoga quite a lot, and she encouraged me to get back on the mat – even though my foot is still hurting. There’s always a pose for me to do, without hurting my foot.

So, I’ve been looking at different yoga gear – not that I need all that much, but it’s just nice to add a new piece or maybe even a book for inspiration.

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Shopping list:
Yoga mat – dusty pink
Yoga + meditation pillow
Book – The Yoga Kitchen
Pink hoodie sweatshirt
Racerback t-shirt