Home Again & A Post Flight Breakfast

by Tina on September 2, 2015

in Decor, Food

Valentina Fussell Daniel Wellington-5 We made it back to Copenhagen yesterday morning and are absolutely delighted to be back in our own home, even if we are already missing our family and friends.  Our flights were pretty smooth and all three of the kids were little angels during the 24 hours from door to door it took to get from Orlando to Copenhagen.

We did have a few rough patches of turbulence and since I, somewhat ironically since I am an avid traveler, always have motion sickness whatever method of travel we choose, was glad to have my feet firm on the ground.  I’ve learned a few tricks over the years for dealing with motion sickness, such as eating lighter than usual and always having a hard piece of candy to suck on, but by the time I get to my destination I’m rarely hungry.

Since we arrived back early in the morning this time I had a little appetite and a definite craving for the bread we always treat ourselves to on the weekends.  So, while the boys stretched their legs and ran off to play, the rest of us sat around chatting about the trip (which was amazing and a complete whirlwind!), ate a little post flight breakfast, which consisted of toast with the honey we brought back from Portugal and had a nice cup of coffee to wake us up properly.

Later in the day everyone gained back their appetite, but I wondered about other people.

Do you usually have a huge meal after traveling or do you keep it pretty light?

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Photography: Jack and Valentina Fussell


A State of Motion ….

by Tina on August 27, 2015

in Denmark, family, Fashion, Flowers, Food

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The last few weeks have been a complete whirlwind for us and it seems that we are in a constant state of motion.  In the midst of all the motion, I have rediscovered the joy of travel, something I say pretty much every time we travel.  I feel super charged and inspired by all of the change, the new people, and all the new places, though some days I just feel downright pooped out (and that Florida heat definitely can really lull one into a nice happy slumber!)

We’ve has macarons under the Eiffel Tower, sipped coffee at Credo, located in a super hip and transitional neighborhood in Orlando, been warmed under the sun and shaded by palms in Lisbon and three different cities in Florida, and explored an amazing converted Sears Roebuck factory in downtown Atlanta.

With just a few more days left in Florida, we won’t be slowing down, so we will be ready for a long nap once we get back to Copenhagen next week!  In the meantime, I hope you will continue to join us on Instagram for daily updates.  Here are a few shots from the last few days…

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While much of the world is going back to school, our little people are still in travel mode as we enjoy our last few days in Florida after a whirlwind that took us from Paris to Lisbon to Copenhagen to Atlanta and now on to three different cities in Florida.  One thing that has constantly amazed me is the fact that, by appearance at the very least, our kids are adaptable to change.  A lot of parents ask us what it is like to travel so much with kids and while at times we worry that we are depriving them of a consistent schedule and a certain level of predictability in their lives, they only seem to thrive in the midst of change.

Our daughter, who was not even a year old the first time we moved away from the US and is now 14, recently told us that she gets bored when we sit still too long.  That really surprised me because I’ve always heard that kids hate change.

What about you?  Do you like change?  Do you find that your kids are adaptable to change?  Perhaps it is something that they learn when they are forced into it or do we, as humans, need some level of change to keep life interesting?


Mike Will Fly

by Tina on August 19, 2015

in Decor, Fashion, Flowers, Food, photography


It seems like oftentimes the blog/instagram world seems to be dominated by women, but sometimes the guys sneak in with something so awesome that it’s definitely worth wondering why more of them aren’t jumping in.  Mike Miguel, of Mike Will Fly, is one of those guys who is up to something seriously good and I had to share a few of his instagram shots with you because I felt so inspired after a peek into his world.

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Mike is an art student and entrepreneur.  Find out more about him on his instagram and blog.

All photography: Mike Miguel


A Chic Peach

by Tina on August 18, 2015

in Beauty, Decor, Fashion, Flowers, Food, photography


Going back to Georgia always makes me want to eat loads of peaches.  As a kid I remember long road trips through grove after grove of peaches.  (That’s where it gets it’s nickname of the Peach State for those of you not familiar with it.)  My Papou (my Mom’s Dad) used to come to visit and he always called me, “Georgia” which I immediately told him in my thick southern drawl, “My name’s not Geooorgia!”  Then he always asked me why I lived in Georgia if my name wasn’t Georgia and to a little seven year old I couldn’t see that he was being silly and tried to reason with this man who obvious didn’t know how the world worked, and replied, “because my name is Tiiina!”  (Said more like Teeeena with a southern accent.)

I never considered myself a Georgia Peach growing up.  That seemed like something only girls that “got the vapers”, called kisses “sugar”, said “bless her heart!” after speaking ill of another pretty girl and always used the plural form of you all as, “ya’ll” would be called.  Hmmm… so I might be guilty of using the word “ya’ll” especially when I am very relaxed or welcoming someone into my home.  So, maybe I am well on my way to being a Georgia Peach, but I prefer to think of myself as a Chic Peach!  It has a nice little ring to it don’t you think?

I thought a little Chic Peach Inspiration was in order since we will be spending a few days in Atlaaanta (southern drawl has kicked back in quick!)…

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Hope your day is just peachy!