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Europe + flowers + Life / Monday, 20 Aug 2012

Austrian flower boxes

Last week my friend, Melinda, and I took a quick trip to Vienna and Salzburg. We’ve talked about doing the Sound of Music sing-along tour for awhile now and she made it happen! It. Was. Bliss. All of it. More soon, but first! I GAWKED at the flower boxes on the homes driving through the Alps in the tour. I mean, EACH home at gorgeous boxes with perfectly draped flowers. Some had just one flower while others mixed it up with colors and different flower choices. I was really hoping to stop in and ask someone their secret to creating the perfect box. Any Austrian flower box creators out there who want to divulge their secrets? Ok, are you gawking too?!

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Design + Life + press + Products / Friday, 17 Aug 2012

Featured in…

My Language of Flowers skateboard (yes, there’s a skateboard! no, I don’t skate!) was featured in the UK’s Living Etc. July issue. Sadly, I didn’t get my hands on a copy, but Hannah from Nancy and Betty Studio was kind enough to scan it and send it my way. I love this magazine so I’m completely flattered to have been featured. Thank you!

Check out the range of Language of Flowers products here.

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Life + This week / Sunday, 12 Aug 2012

This week

Blogging on a Sunday? Who knew?! My friend Melinda is visiting for the week and she brought the sunshine. You are welcome anytime, friend! Last week Paul and I went to Kulturhavn, which was basically lots of events going on at all the different harbors around town, hence all the balloons and papel picado above. The polaroid is a little sneak peek of an upcoming project I’m stoked to show you. And Friday night we attended the Dansk Dansetheater at Polotigården for Melinda’s birthday. The show wasn’t as good as last year’s but Charlotte did the amazing costumes and we just love the excuse to attend a concert in the amazing police headquarters. It’s outside in the circular courtyard surrounded by pillars. It feels a bit Sound of Music where the Von Trapp’s are singing their final performance before making their escape. Speaking of the Von Trapp’s, we are heading to Vienna and Salzburg this week for a quick trip, do you have any suggestions? I’ve never been but I have a secret wish to love it. We are most definitely doing a Sound of Music tour, and I love Mozart so something Mozart-y? Anyone?

This week
Katie will now be doing a monthly playlist for Lars. Wahoo!
The Blog’nhagen video was released and I think Liv captured just how much fun we had.
Outfit to Room 2, think fluffy stilettos
Pixelated post-its photobooth
Amanda and Cree Jones tell us what meant the most at their wedding on Brooklyn Bride

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Blog'nhagen + Copenhagen + denmark + Life / Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012

Blog’nhagen FINALE!

Dry up those tears, I know it’s tough to see the end finally arrive. Blog’nhagen part 4 starts….now!

After a tour of Ibsens hotel in the afternoon we headed across town to A XOCO by Anthon Berg, a chocolatier. Jesper Rahbek is the man behind A XOCO and he was so kind to give us a lesson on how to make flødeboller or as he called them “foam kisses” in English. Flødeboller are super Danish: a marshmallow type cream on top of a cookie or marzipan and dipped in chocolate. Then you can get super crazy and add toppings like strawberries or pistachios. Jesper even revealed to us his secret recipe. Gasp! You can also do a class at their Chocolate School, which I would highly recommend.

We started out by making the cream and then squeezing it onto the marzipan pieces. Some were a little more successful than others…I’m not naming names. 
Jesper was super patient with us. We were like kids in, uh, a candy store.

 While some of us remained classy, like Thea.

Then it was off to Antom Dam, a furniture and home design store in Frederiksberg.

 where we found out that pillows can be used for the sofa and for your face.

The owner was so kind and provided the prize for the winner of the Love My Guide tour competition.
Lastly, off to Sticks ‘n Sushi to pick up our dinner to take to our picnic.
Then off to our last stop of the evening, the blogger’s meet-up at Islands Brygge Havnebad

 Where we pretty much devoured our food. Anne has the perfect model hands.

It was GREAT fun to meet up with other bloggers and supporters from around Copenhagen. We were joined by the people of Everplaces and other friends who I had met at The Hive in May.

 JJ was the winner of the Love My Guide tour and came home with a VIPP pedal bin. I’m quite jealous.

I was so thrilled when Juliane of Froken Skicklig came with a tart in hand and hand-picked strawberries. 

Well, I believe that’s it! We had such a great time and were so thrilled to see so many people at the meet-up. I wish I had more pics of everyone. The rest of the pics are going up on our Facebook page. Stay tuned for more Blog’nhagen coming to a city near you! And if you haven’t had a chance to see the Blog’nhagen video, you must do so!

Thank you to EVERYONE involved! For the bloggers for taking the time to come and share the day. For the sponsors for allowing us to take over your place for a bit. And a big thank you to At Hermans and Ferm Living for providing goody bags. And a thank you to Maria for being my partner in crime. We’ve been trying to find a project to do together for ages and I think we made the perfect team.

And another thank you to Ashley of Chasing Heartbeats, Jenny of Dos Family, Thea from Sister Mag for letting me use some of your photos!

Check out parts 1, 2, 3, sneak peek

If you’d like to be involved with Blog’nhagen by either becoming a sponsor or blogger please email us at blognhagen@gmail.com 

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Blog'nhagen + Copenhagen + denmark + Life / Monday, 6 Aug 2012

Blog’nhagen Part 3: afternoon

I’m sure by now you’re getting the gist that Blog’nhagen was a blast and as I sit here going through the pics I’m wishing we could do it again. And to help you visualize even more what the day is like, here’s the video! Liv Prior Colliander followed us around and documented the day. Not only was she a saint for doing so, but she added so much to the day with her positive energy. We love her. Take a look at the short video here. She also made a longer video (at the bottom of this post) if you want to see the full day. I’m in love with the music by Saint Kodiak too. It’s the type you wish you wish was accompanied by a topless convertible.
After lunch at Royal Cafe (see last post), we headed towards VIPP, the legendary Danish pedal bins. Now, maybe you remember how when I worked for Celerie Kemble back in the day she was asked to design one for a special charity auction alongside Bono, Karim Rashad, and Simon Doonan. It was so fun to go to their flagship store and meet the designers and hear about their clean approach to design. So interesting to think that their pedal bins came first and then they designed beautiful kitchens to accompany them. 

Thank you, Jenny, for posing us for a group photo (though we miss you dearly in the photo!) 
Off again to…
Coffee Collective at Torvehallerne, one of my favorite parts of Copenhagen. Torvehallerned is this new marketplace with lots of terrific (and EXPENSIVE) food stops. I’m not a coffee drinker, but apparently it’s the best that anyone had ever tasted. They directly trade with farmers in Africa to ensure great quality and ethical standards for everyone involved. I had first heard about Coffee Collective from Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland who had heard raves about it. I think it was enough to tempt Anne to drink her first cup ever and she was pleased! 

Then we went a few doors down to Agnes Cupcakes. Yes, you can’t escape them! They’re delish and have their own Scandinavian twist.

Off to Isbens Hotel to get a tour of the premises. Brochner Hotels was so kind to offer hotel accommodations to the out-of-town bloggers. They stayed at Kong Arthur Hotel right next door but we got a tour of Isbens, their more design-focused hotel. They incorporated art and designs from the local designers and artists from Nansensgade, which keeps the local vibe fresh. I’m lucky to work in this same area.
The finale comes up tomorrow! To view the long version of the Blog’nhagen film, click here.

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