It is Friday. Time to put on a little lipstick and go out on the town. Of course with kids, going out has a little different meaning, but I am no less excited about taking my littlest man out for our shopping date. I need to find something to wear to the Hive conference (is anyone else attending? I’ll be speaking there!) and in exchange I have promised him a lunch date here and a visit to the toy store. I absolutely love taking special time with each of my kids. My parents always did that for us when my siblings and I were little and it always made me feel so special!
So, it’s time to pucker up and head out… Right now I am still loving my Cashmere Coral Lipstick from & Other Stories paired with a lipgloss. My current lipgloss obsession? Juicy Tube Lip glosses from Lancome. I have five different colors and I love them all, but now I just want the limited edition Peach Nectar!
Here are a few other things that caught my eye this week:
I nearly flipped when I saw this Flying House project! Have you seen it?
I loved this home tour on The Socialite Family so much! I think I pinned every single photo!
I thought this video from Chanel was so beautiful!
Have a Happy Weekend!
Liz is one of my very best friends. Not only is she sweet and funny, she also speaks with a beautiful English accent that I could listen to ALL day! After meeting and falling in love in London with her Danish guy, they decided to move to Copenhagen to live.
Many of you ask how people “get to Europe” and Liz’s way is probably the most common way of doing it. Fall in love, get married, and make a life with your new someone in a different country.
Liz would be the first to tell you that it doesn’t come without surprises and challenges. Even though she works in an office where English is the language of choice and she and her husband speak English with each other, she committed over two years of her life studying Danish after a long work day so she could speak fluently in her life outside work and home.
While it may not be possible for everyone to fall in love and move abroad, it is by far one of the most common ways that people do it. I find it terribly romantic, don’t you? How sweet is it to learn another language for the person you love and create a new home and life in a foreign place simply because you love them so much! I bet even some of you have done that very thing!
Photos: Jack and Tina Fussell for Flying House Studios
He asked us earlier, “Can we please just get on an airplane and go somewhere?” When asked where we would like to go, he responded, “To Italy or Spain or something.”
Kids have an amazing ability to “catch” the love of travel. When exposed to it, most of them thrive far better than we might expect. We as parents are likely to be the ones running around, feeling like complete nervous wrecks, but for most kids the thrill of new discoveries is more than enough to keep them occupied for quite some time.
At four and a half this little guy has traveled to more than 10 countries, crossed the Atlantic and the Mediterranean multiple times, heard his parents and siblings speak five different languages, and even has Spain as his birthplace on his US passport. He has only lived a brief five months of his life in the US. While we as kids dreamed of visiting the mountains or Disney (trust me, we still love those things and want our kids to have them too!) but our kids think different countries when we talk about traveling. One wants to eat a pizza in Florence, the other wants a Spanish tortilla in Barcelona, and the third wants to jump in the pool in Greece!
Traveling is fun with kids, whether it’s just a trip across town to Grandma’s or thousands of miles away to a beach in Mexico! Sometimes we simply daydream with the kids about where they might want to go next.
On the list right now? Bali, Hawaii, New York, Mykonos, and Disney World!
What about you? Where would you love to travel? What about your kids?
Hello and a Happy Monday! Have you noticed that white on white is a very trendy look this season? I decided to take a momentary break from all the black and try it out… though I did keep my bright pink toes (Tour de finance from Essie)!
The key to this look is blending the right tones of white plus a little pattern to keep it interesting.
Here are some of my favorite white on white outfits that are inspiring me right now! What about you? Are you a fan?
1. Valentino 2. Zara 3. Malene Birger 4. via They All Hate Us
Jeans: Gap, Tank top: H&M, Sweater: Zara (borrowed from my daughter) Shoes: Target, Necklace: J Crew
Mother’s Day is just a couple days away and I have a super quick and simple diy that is sure to impress! The best part about this gorgeous necklace is that with a few simple supplies that can be found at your local craft store, you can create a beautiful gift that any mom is sure to love. Don’t forget to grab a few extra beads and make one for yourself, too!
Supplies: Wooden Beads (mine are 35mm and 20mm wide), metallic paint, 1/4″ thick ribbon, paintbrush, needle
1. Paint Beads and allow them to dry.
2. Thread ribbon and then pull through the first bead.
3. Tie a knot in between each bead and continue until you have added all of your beads.
4. Tie a knot to close necklace.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!
Visit the streets of Prague and you are likely to come home with many postcard worthy photos of the beautiful, gothic buildings and the close knit cobblestone streets. But just in case you want another souvenir or two, here are our favorite shops that you won’t want to miss!
With a focus on preserving the Czech and Moravian Craft, Manufactura sells an amazing array of gifts, including all natural home spa products, cosmetics, and our personal favorite, wooden toys. The prices are affordable and the craftsmanship is top notch.
Located in a stunning Rennaisance building, Material is a shop and a showroom for the incredibly talented Tomáš Kysela, who designs and produces everything for his guests. Even though you might be tempted to buy a Bohemian crystal chandelier, there are plenty of other smaller items for sale that might be a little more suitcase friendly!
Our favorite pick is this delicate “Drunken Sailor” glass, created by Tomáš, as a throwback to the days when seashells and hands were the drinking vessel of choice. It earns it’s name from it’s oval bottom, giving it a tipsy feel that is never quite upright.
For more about these shops visit their websites: Manufaktura and Material
“Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen…We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
A visit to the sea is a free, eco-friendly, and restful escape from the chaos that can sometimes fill our every day lives. Here in Copenhagen, the water is never very far away and always a quiet place to reflect and nourish the soul…
Photos: Jack Fussell for Flying House Studios
Spring is here and for most of us that means a fresh craving for color. Kate Spade’s “Things We Love” book is a visual feast, sure to satisfy your most voracious color demands! Every page is bursting with a vibrant blend of quirky and cool, which of course is just what you would expect from Kate Spade.
What is not to love about a girl who promotes a well-placed bow and eating cake for breakfast?
There is even a little black and white mixed in for us Scandi lovers!
I remember the first time I saw Kate Spade’s handbags hitting the stores in the 90′s. I was nothing more than a daydreaming teenager and I was immediately drawn to Kate Spade’s designs which were both chic and playful. I was in love and I still am! I found every page of her book to be unequivocally inspiring and felt slightly giddy after devouring this color feast!
Do you need a little color pick-me-up? Kate Spade’s “Things We Love” book is available in the US and UK!
Typically when you play musical chairs, the people move around the chairs and the chairs stay still, but that is not how we do things around here. My husband shares none of the guilt in this obsession I have with moving chairs from one corner to the next. I thought I had finally become content with where it was, but I changed my mind because it no longer suited the vision I have for my vanity area. So now our brown leather chair is in the boys’ room and I am quite pleased with it (for now!) It still has our new Klippan blanket on it plus the little car pillow I made for the boys.
Here are a few things I love from this corner, just in case you do, too!
1. Normann Copenhagen Airplane 2. H&M Star Pillow 3. Pottery Barn Brown Leather Manhattan Chair 4. Areaware Cubebot 5. Flensted Mobile