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. 

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 

Crafts + DIY + hello bee + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012

Lollipop balloons

I saw something like these lollipop balloons ages ago and couldn’t remember where or what they looked like so I made my own version for Hello Bee. I thought they were the perfect pairing for the candy lights I made for Christmas. Can you tell I have a (reluctant) sweet tooth?

photography by me on a VERY windy day (can you tell?!)

Copenhagen + denmark + flowers + In the Know + Life / Monday, 30 Jul 2012

Branch hunt

Paul and I went on a branch-finding mission on Saturday and he knew just the place. To get to work he rides through a nearby nature preserve that has its share of discarded branches. We struck gold with piles of branches, but also came across the most lovely wildflowers in various shades of purples, yellows, and pinks. I brought them home and assembled them into some simple, wild arrangements including some luscious sweet peas, which are super hard to work with I found out. I also found out that water pitchers must suffice for a lack of vases in the house.