Posts Categorized: Life

In the Know + Life / Friday, 29 Jun 2012

My Better Half

Amanda Jane Jones has the most darling series on her blog, My Better Half. Have you seen it? She features couples and then accompanies each person with a darling graphic. It’s just about the cutest thing. She featured Paul and me yesterday and I wrote a bit about how we met, just in case you’ve ever wondered. Check it out here. Thanks Amanda!

Photo by Hilda Grahnat

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Art + Artist Feature + Corcoran + denmark + flowers + Life + Scandinavia / Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012

The magic that is Tage Andersen

When I first moved to Denmark someone left me a comment saying that I needed to get to know the work of Tage Andersen. I’m very obedient so I did. I was in love. I wrote a blog post. Check. However, I only viewed his website and somehow didn’t fully understand that he had a shop/gallery/museum here in Copenhagen. Not only that, but that this place will take you to another world. 
I stumbled on it a few weeks ago and somehow knew from a distance that this was his shop. I walked in, gasped, and nearly started to cry. Ok, I might be slightly overemotional, but truly, he’s created another world. There are oversized bird cages and exotic birds walking around, sculptures he’s created, and flowers, flowers, flowers everywhere. You might imagine that my heart nearly stopped. WELL, yesterday I accidentally ended up on Ny Adelgade again and guess who I saw just outside? TAGE ANDERSEN! Now, the man is distinct. He looks and dresses as if he’s from another era. “Excuse me, excuse me, are you Tage Andersen?” He turns and I know I’ve got my guy. “Yes”. Then I become a blubbering fool. A BLUBBERING FOOL! My heart sped up, “I’m a huge fan…” and you kind of know how it goes from there. Needless to say, I returned after my meeting to go through the museum and was entranced and Mr. Andersen was so kind to let me go through and look through his creations including a garden in the courtyard. Please check out a few details here.
The best part is that he has a home (a palace really) in Sweden, Gunillaberg, where he has more of his creations. It’s only open in the summer, so you must go.

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Blog'nhagen + Copenhagen + Design + Life / Monday, 25 Jun 2012


I promised you an announcement on Friday and here it is…dum da da dum…Blog’nhagen! Maria and I have been feverishly organizing Blog’nhagen the past few weeks and we’re so excited to finally reveal it to all of you. What is it? Blog’nhagen is a meet-up of 8 of our favorite design-focused bloggers from around Europe gathering in Copenhagen on Tuesday, July 3rd (next week!). We’re going to explore the very best of the city: the best bakery, the best restaurants, the best shops, the best museum, etc. and share our experience of the day via our blogs/Twitter, Facebook, a video. ooooooOOOOOoooo. Can you take it? I can’t. And the best part about it? We’ll be seeing the city by golf carts! It’ll be dreamy. We’ve got some amazing sponsors on board who are generously providing our experience and we can’t wait to show them to you.

Who’s coming? Oh, just some of my very favorites! Jenny and Isabelle from Dos Family, Annaleena from Annaleena’s Hem, Thea, part of the sister duo of Sister mag, Maria from Wallnut, Anne from Pret a Voyager, Ashley from Chasing Heartbeats, and last but not least, Emma from Emma’s Design Blogg. Holla! Check out a bit more of them on the participants page.

Blogging can be pretty lonely sometimes I find myself feeling like I have more friends online than I do in real life so this is partly an excuse to provide genuine, in-real-life relationships with fellow design bloggers while also exploring this lovely city. It’s a win-win!

But that’s not all! 

On the night of July 3rd there will be a blogger’s meet-up for everyone who wants to come. Bring your picnic and come to the Harbor Bath at Islands Brygge at 7pm. You can RSVP on the Facebook event here (though it’s not required). Please share the event with bloggers/anyone interested in it in the area so we can finally meet everyone in person!

For more information, check out the Blog’nhagen website and like us on our Facebook site. If you have any questions feel free to email at

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Europe + Iceland + Life + Scandinavia + travel / Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012

Golden Circle

Just two more Iceland posts to go. Isn’t this place unreal?! When you come to Iceland, the main tourist route is the Golden Circle, which consists of three main stops in a 300km loop. The first is the national park Þingvellir, which is important for two reasons. 1) it’s the site of the original parliament of Iceland established in 930 and 2) it’s also the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
The second is the geothermal geysers consisting of Geysir and Strokkur, which are absolutely phenomenal, erupting every 10 minutes or so. 
The last is the waterfall, Gulfoss, which, too, is pretty phenomenal. 

More Iceland photos here.

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Copenhagen + Life + This week / Friday, 15 Jun 2012

This week: Birthday edition

I’ve never been one to admit to wanting a big birthday. I was trying to take after my mom who is the least fussy person on the planet and genuinely forgets her birthday, but truthfully, I think everyone should be made a big deal one day of the year. That said, this one kind of turned into a week long celebration and I was not complaining. My friend, Becca, was in town and we played tourist around Copenhagen seeing the Copenhagen Boy’s Choir at Vor Frue Kirke. Is it creepy to say that I love boy’s choirs? Because I do. I die every time. I’m pretty sure that’s what heaven will sound like. I also die every time I see peonies and Jaqueline was so graciously kind to bring me some. Die! But don’t let all these adventures and good times fool you, I got sick on Sunday and only now am I starting to feel a bit better. I know, I know, whip out your violin and play me a sad song.

This went on this week:
I celebrated my 30th birthday on Monday with a cupcake stand, my last DIY for Oh Happy Day
Here are a few things I learned about DIYing while contributing for OHD
I did this wood bead necklace for A Merry Mishap
The best in umbrellas at Brooklyn Bride
I was honored to be asked to contribute to Martha Stewart’s blog and did this (more next week)
Also, the second project came out for design*sponge (again, more next week)

Thank you for all the birthday wishes. I feel like I have great supporters in all of you and I’m so grateful. Have a lovely weekend!

photos from my Instagram

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