Tag: Travel

Want Wear Need Read in February

Can you believe it – where did this month go? I’ve been participating in a lot of interesting things this past month, met a lot of inspiring people, and I’m one step closer to finding the right path.

Last month I started this Want Wear Need Read series on the blog (to check out my list from January click here), and I’ve been looking forward to sharing this month’s edition with you here on Espresso Moments.

Want wear need read in february

Want – This month I really want these beautiful pink tablewear from the Mezzo collection by Casalinga. I would love to eat my breakfast from one of the items, and from a styling point of view, it would make taking pictures so much more fun.

Wear – I would love to wear this black Mila bag from Coccinelle on my arm. I was looking for a smaller bag, but I fell in love with this one. If only my husband had bought this one for me on our wedding anniversary earlier this month, then I would have kept it.

Need – I really need a suitcase for our trip to Mallorca later this year. It’s a very practical thing, and I always travel with my leather bag. But somehow, I don’t think I can fit all of my things into that bag this time. I’ve got my heart set on a Samsonite Lite-Shock spinner 75 cm in black. It’s kind of expensive, but I just know I’ll have a suitcase for life. And I found it on sale, so right now I’m thinking: What am I waiting for?

ReadBig Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I mentioned earlier this week that I’ve been reading this fantastic book this month. I haven’t finished it yet, but I take it with me where ever I go (yup, I’ve got a printed edition – I’m old fashioned that way)

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8 things on my kids’ packing list

Pretty soon we’ll pack our bags and go on our summer holiday. The kids have been waiting for this for weeks now, and by the end of this week, school is out for the summer.

Here’s a list of some essential travel companions for the kids.

Travel collage 1. Sun kids lotion from Rudolph Care
2. Smartgame Back 2 Back from Lirum Larum Leg
3. Swimwear from Molo
4. Sunglasses from H&M
5. A straw hat from H&M
6. A book for the road – Karlas kabale from Saxo
7. IQ Puzzler from SmartGames
8. aHead headphones from kreafunk

Paris in a box

Did you enjoy the summer in Paris with your kids? Or maybe a trip to the lovely city is just around the corner? I’ve found the perfect way for kids to discover or remember Paris.

On the blog Made by Joel, I’ve found the cutest miniature travel size paper Paris.

Made-by-Joel-Travel-Size-Paper-City-Paris-1a Made-by-Joel-Travel-Size-Paper-City-Paris-3 Get out your scissors and create a miniature version of Paris that’ll fit right into a tiny box. It’s perfect for kids and parents on the go. If you’re looking for a larger version, you can print it right here.

Made by Joel has a really cute selection of paper city toys. Take a look around and maybe your kid will be playing with dinosaurs in Sydney in a few days.

Back home again

I’m a bit lost these days. I’ve been without my iPhone (again) for almost 14 days, and somehow that made it a bit more complicated to capture moments from our trip to Hamburg. But we did bring a camera, I just need to look through the pictures first. I hope to do that during the week.

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But we did enjoy a few days in the amazing city – and my daughter loved it as well. We’re already looking at dates for our next visit. But it’ll just be the two of us then – and the kids’ll stay at home. It turned out to be a bit of a shopping trip – we hadn’t planned that though. I’ll write up a few tips and must see places during the week as well. So stay tuned for that.

I’ll enjoy the last few hours of my vacation – and catch up on some reading. First on my list is the new online magazine NIB Hjemme. And then I’ll go explore the forum on Blogging Your Way. Class begins on November 1st – and I’m so ready to get inspired again.

Mini guide – Berlin (for the inner foodie in you)

Berlin Guide

 

I went to Berlin in April and ever since, I’ve been wanting to share a few spots and places with you. This time we travelled with my daughter, who is seven years old, while the little one stayed at home. We stayed in an apartment near Nollendorf Platz. It’s a lively neighbourhood and in great walking distance to some of our favourite places in the city.

1. do you read me

I did my homeowork before leaving and on top of my list was this really cool shop filled with magazines from all over the world. I wanted to stash up on different magazines, because they are either impossible to get in Denmark or way too expensive.

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The place is über cool and filled from floor to ceiling with magazines. I could have stayed there for hours, just looking at all the different magazines.

Where: Auguststrasse 28, Berlin-Mitte

Online: do you read me

2. The Barn

Just around the corner from do you read me is the coffee shop The Barn. Unfortunately, we’d just eaten, when we got there, because the sandwiches looked delicious. So we just stopped by to buy coffee.

And if you’re interested in coffee this is the place to go. They are really passionately about their coffee, and you’ll get the best coffee experience there. When we got home, we enjoyed many nights drinking the coffee we bought at the Barn. Without doubt, we’ll return for more, the next time we’re in town.

Where: Auguststrasse 58

Online: The Barn

3. Planet Modulor

This place is paradise on earth if you’re just a tiny bit creative. Imagine several floors of art and crafting supplies all wrapped up in one place. This will not be a short stay, I can tell you that.

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We came there to look around this  amazing foodie shop/cafe, called coledampf’s and companies, because my husband had read great things about it, and he’s always looking for cool kitchen/cooking stuff. Again we’d just eaten, so it’s on our list of must eat places when we come back

Where: Prinzenstraße 85, close to Moritzplatz

Online: Planet Modulor

4. Eat the world

The first time we came on a Eat the World tour was in Hamburg, and it was an amazing walk/experience. So we wanted to try it out in Berlin as well. It’s a fun way to get to know the small food places, and you get to know so much about the neighborhood.  We took the Kreutzberg Tour, and our daughter walked around the area for three hours, in the cold, not understanding one bit of what the guide said, but she loved it. A little foodie in the making.

Online: Eat The World

5. Café Einstein Stammhaus

This was just around the corner from our apartment. Somehow we’d missed it the previous times we stayed there, but this time we walked over there to get our morning coffee and breakfast (and dinner one night). It’s a huge place, but very cozy. It’s a mix of locals, business meetings and turists. I like the fact that the locals come there to get a cup of coffee and meet with friends. We had the Früstück für zwei and a delicious yogurt topped with fresh fruit. The waiters are very friendly and you can relax and read magazines while you eat.

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One night, after dinner, we just wanted to check out the bar. Just have a quick look. Our daughter was of course with us at the time, so we were going home. But the waiter was really nice, told us to come inside and see the gin room and the rum room. Joked that my daughter would have to wait a few more years before she could come back again. This is a must visit place, if you do not have a kid to tug in.

Where: Kurfürstenstraße 58

Online: Café Einstein Stammhaus

This guide turned out to be quite a foodie guide, I did not plan that in advance, but when I looked through all the pictures from the trip, these were the places, which I enjoyed the most. And in the end a girl has got to eat, in between her shopping. I hope you’ve enjoyed coming to Berlin with me.

Have a lovely day (and a Happy Mother’s day for all the mother’s out there)

Vacation time

It’s vacation time here – we’re enjoying the days here in our new house, as well as a quick city break in Gothenburg, Sweden. We only stayed for two days, because we left the little one at home with his grandparents. So we enjoyed the city and the atmosphere with our  girl. We wanted to spend some time with her – just the three of us – which was amazing.

I’m planning on writing a mini guide – but since we’re off again soon – it will stay on my to-do-list for now.

I’ll return to Gothenburg in August with work – so hopefully I’ll get some time to do a bit of shopping there as well. Or get a decent cup of coffee. Have a lovely day out there.