Life + This week / Friday, 3 Aug 2012

This week

I’m giddy knowing that we have a dear friend coming next week and my mom coming in just one month. GLEEEE! Life is good. And made all the better with a beautiful double rainbow as I got off the metro. Nice!

This week:
Paul and I went looking for branches and came across beautiful wildflowers
lollipop balloons for Hello Bee 
How to make a Post-it heart pinata for Brooklyn Bride
This Girl 
Blog’nhagen review part one and part two (more next week!!!!)

photos from my iphone on Instagram @houselarsbuilt

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Blog'nhagen + Copenhagen + Life / Friday, 3 Aug 2012

Blog’nhagen Part 2: Lunchtime

Blog’nhagen continues! This was perhaps my favorite time of the day and a serious dream come true. When I first moved to Copenhagen I tried to get a tour of the legendary Royal Copenhagen factory. Turns out, they no longer do such things, but I was thinking they might make an exception for our dear bloggers. Well, thanks to my friend JJ, we scored a PAINTING class to paint our own plates instead. DREAM!
By now they should be fired and we should be receiving our plates any day. I can’t wait! Now, time for lunch. A hop, skip, and a jump away (just next door) to…

Part 3 coming on Monday…plus the video!!!

Thanks again to the photographers of these pics. Chasing Heartbeats, JJ, Dos Family

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Blog'nhagen + Copenhagen + Life + Party / Thursday, 2 Aug 2012

Blog’nhagen Part 1: Morning

If you’re new to Lars, let me explain Blog’nhagen. Last month 8 bloggers came to Copenhagen for Blog’nhagen, this event that Maria and I created to bring bloggers together IN REAL LIFE to experience the best of Copenhagen (the best restaurants, bakeries, shops. etc). It also gave Copenhagen businesses the chance to show what they do. Win-win! I’ve divided the day up into a few parts. First, up morning! 

We met up at Copenhagen by Cart, who sponsored the carts we rode in all day. They are SO fun to drive. In fact, I think I’d much prefer one over a real car–people smile at you as you go by! They make people happy! (or maybe I just attention???? agh!). PLUS, they are electric and you don’t have to pay for parking around Copenhagen. Bonus! We topped them off with balloons from Mr. Euro Balloons himself who hand delivered them. So sweet!

The girls all arrived from their hotel at Kong Arthur, part of the family-owned Brochner Hotel chain. They were so gracious in providing accommodations for the visiting bloggers and I can’t thank them enough for being catching on to the spirit of Blog’nhagen. Thank you!

We had to stop by the Little Mermaid statue. I’m going to say it’s akin to seeing the Mona Lisa at the Louvre.

We had the best bloggers come. Jenny and Isabelle from Dos Family are a riot! So full of energy and ideas! Jenny is a photographer in Southern Sweden and Isabelle is a decorator TV show host in Stockholm. They see the world in full color and live it with so much gusto. Plus, their blog has unicorns on it.  And they blink. Isabelle immediately volunteered to be one of the drivers when we announced the call. Thank you!

We stopped to pick up breakfast from Meyers Bageri. You know the number one restaurant in the world, Noma? Well, the man behind the restaurant, Claus Meyer, started this bakery using only the finest organic ingredients. I wish my stomach would have allowed me to down it all because it is just what you think it should be, the best. We took the food to Maria’s apartment to show the girls what an awesome Danish apartment looks like.

 Liv followed us around all day to film our adventure. Video on its way!

 From Maria’s house we drove through Amalienborg Palace, you know where the royal family lives.

Then we stopped at Nyhavn where the Prince of Burundi (I kid you not) greeted us from a docked ship to tell us about his jewelry line, Brown Prince. Each piece is hand carved by artisans trained in Burundi from the umukoko nut. It’s much like ivory but without the harm! I’m even wearing the one they gave me right this very moment as I type.

Hi Anne and Thea

Off to Baum und Pherdgarten, a fantastic Danish fashion house.

Baum und Pherdgarten plays with contrasts. Masculine vs. feminine, minimal vs. grandiose. But very much a Danish feel.

We all went a bit nuts picking some things out. I badly wanted this yellow dress below, but sadly, it is not in this blogger’s budget.

You can read more about the day:

Ashley from Chasing Heartbeats here and here and here
Emma from Emma’s Design Blogg
Annaleena from Annaleena’s Hem
Jenny and Isabelle from Dos Family here, here,
Anne from Pret a Voyager
Thea from Sister Mag and here

I swiped a number of photos from everyone else since I was driving and couldn’t take many. Thank you ladies! A number of them are from my iphone. See the rest on our Facebook page. 

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Interiors + Products + Style + This Girl / Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012

This Girl: XVI

This Girl  |  Lives  |  Escapes

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Brooklyn Bride + DIY + Projects + valentine's day / Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012

How to make a post-it heart pinata

I’ve been wanting to play with post-its FOREVER and finally got the opportunity last week to make this post-it heart pinata. Confession, they aren’t really post-its. I wanted a wider color palette so I had to make them myself. For the full tutorial, go to Brooklyn Bride.

A HUGE thank you to Amanda Thomsen for taking time out of her day to come take the final shots with our super models, JJ and Cecilie.

I have another project coming with post-its. Are you stoked?!

And if you’re really into pinatas, check out the wedding cake 

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