Category: Travel

Packing your bags

I’m a lucky girl, because I get to experience Paris in the spring with the man i love. In just a few months, we’ll be taking it all in on what could be called a late honeymoon. We did not go on a honeymoon right after we were married. But this year we’ve been married for five years, and together for ten years, so we decided that now was the time.

And you have to be prepared. I won’t write about all the guidebooks I’ve been reading lately, or the perfect hotel room with a balcony and the most perfect view. I’ll save all that for a later post.

Instead I want to highlight a tiny (but still important) travel essential. Luggage tags. Moleskine has made luggage tags, and I still need to figure out where to get them outside the US. But having been a fan of their notebooks (and the quality) for as long as I can remember, I would love to get my hands on one of these tags.

Images: Moleskine US

Take five this week

1. Re-decorating the living room

We finally got around to moving the sofa and the TV. We’ve been talking about doing it for ages now. But somehow never got around to it. But after we hired our old nanny to come and clean our apartment once a week, our weekends have been amazing. We have so much more time on our hands, and can do so much more with the kids.

Here are some of the things we’re going to buy for our new living room.

The Acapulco chair, The String desk and the Stockholm rug

I cannot wait for it to be finished. It’s so much better already. So hopefully we’ll have most of these things by Christmas.

2. Shopping for the kids

This week I found a a cool webshop full of clothes for the kids. It’s called Elle Belle (a Danish shop), and I’ll be exploring this webshop a lot more over the next few days. Maybe I’ll find a thing or two for Christmas. That “Christmas” word seems to sneak in a lot in this post 🙂

3. London – Not for parents

Lonely Planet has created guidebooks for children – it’s such a great idea. I have lost count of all the times I’ve read This is London by Miroslav Sasek with my daughter. We both love it, and I cannot wait to introduce her for this new one. Of course it helps a bit that London is her favourite destination. The new series from LP also features Rome, New York and Paris.

4. DIY lamp

Take a look at this simple DIY lamp. I found it over at Jenny’s Hus. I think I’ll try something similar in our new living room.

5. New member at DIB

This week I became a member over at DIB (Danish Design Bloggers). I’m looking into joining more communities in the near future. DIB looks really promising. So if you know about other networks, don’t hesitate to email me or add a comment.

Sources: OKdesign, String, Ikea, via Apartment Therapy, Jennys Hus

Hip Shops – London

“When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” – Samuel Johnson

That’s how I feel too. I’ve loved London from the very first time I sat foot in the city. It’s the city I love to return to, the city where I relax and enjoy the atmosphere. So when I found the web site Hip Shops, which shows you the best of the best shops in various cities around the globe.

In this post, I’ll take you on a trip to the coolest home deco shops in London.


Info: It’s the brain child of local girl, Lizzie Evans, a graphic and interior designer. Style: Design objects from around the world, 1950s furnitures. Where: 13, Camden Passage, Islington Online:


Info: Caravan is owned by the interior stylist and author, Emily Chalmers. Style: Caravan offers a wide range of unusual and eclectic pieces. Furniture, new and old, sits amongst decorative accessories for the home. Where: 3, Redchurch Street Online:


Style: At Do, interior design fans can fins a wide range of household essentials, which include modern and innovative pieces of furniture, lighting and so much more. Where: 34, Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden. Online:

Images: Hip Shops