Summer in Gothenburg

I’m on my way to Gothenburg. I cannot wait for a tiny break away from everything. It will be a nice distraction right now. The best coffee at da Matteo, lunch at Way Cup and lots and lots of shopping. I’ve been looking at Granit’s webshop and found a few things I cannot wait to see in the shop. Although, I cannot bring this bike home with me – it’s still really cool. The rest, I’m sure I’ll fit into a bag or two.

Granit Images: Granit

 

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Back to school

We’ve been enjoying the first couple of days of our vacation right here in Aalborg. We started off with my daughter being sick, but now that she’s up and running again, we’re ready to explore/enjoy/and take it all in again. First stop is Søstrene Grene. We’re going to buy a few things for school – and there’s a beautiful selection of stationary in the shop right now.

Søstrene Grene Girl picstitch (71) Søstrene Grene Søstrene Grene boy I just popped into the shop a few days ago during my lunch break to have a look. I’m a bit of a collector, when it comes to notebooks – so I was in notebook-heaven. You can see the entire collection right here.

 

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Counting down

I’m counting down. Two more days to go. I want to stay home with the kids and just be with them. We all need a break now. They are visiting my parents these days until we finish up the last work here. Then we’ll take Sweden, Germany and Denmark for the next couple of weeks. I cannot wait.

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Image: Alvhem

 

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Coffee, jazz and a break

I didn’t plan on taking a break from blogging – it just happened.

These last couple of weeks have been packed with dinner dates, play dates, family time in the park or by the fjord, coffee breaks, school activities and so much more. I’ve sat down in front of my mac numerous times to write a post, but then something else got in the way.

my home

To sum up a few important findings or things I’ve really enjoyed, I selected a few things I want to highlight from the past few weeks.

Coffee – If you live in Aalborg, or if you ever pass by, I would highly recommend a visit to my favourite kaffebar (coffee house) Behag din Smag. This week they opened a new kaffebar even closer to where I work. The new place to be is at Gabels Torv in the city center. This is me at work enjoying a cup of the best coffee in town.

Jazz – A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to a concert with Niels Lan Doky Trio at Musikkens Hus right here in Aalborg. It was a fantastic night – and memories took me right back to Paris, where we first saw the trio a few years ago.

Jewelry – I’ve bought a few earrings for myself. I’ve been wanting to do that for a long time, so when I found StillWithYou, I immediately fell in love with a few of Renathe’s designs. I bought these and this, and I’ve been wearing them ever since I found them in my mailbox. I’ll be back that’s for sure.

Twin Peaks – Tonight I’m ready for a damn fine cup of coffee, black as midnight on a moonless night, when I’ll be watching the two last episodes on Netflix with my oldest friend. This picture is from last time we got together to watch it.

Now I’m ready for my vacation to begin. I’ve got one more week left at work. This weekend will be all about family time.

Have a lovely Friday out there.

 

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&shufl kitchen

I’ve put our kitchen plans on hold. I decided that it would be a waste of money and time to paint the old kitchen. And I wasn’t sure it would be worth all the trouble, because we couldn’t change the kitchen countertop right now anyway.

Now I’m working on a new idea. I’ve found the perfect solution. Mixing elements from Ikea’s kitchen selection on the inside with beautiful fronts and countertop from &shufl on the outside. It’s designed and produced right here in Denmark, which is a huge plus.

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Next step is a trip to Ikea in order to come up with different solutions and a price. Then hopefully, we’ll be able to visit Copenhagen and the &shufl showroom during our summer vacation in order to get a closer look and feel of the &shufl kitchen. For more inspiration watch this video on vimeo.

kitchen Photos: &shufl

 

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