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There are a lot of really great things about being in the US.  I have certainly made every effort to make up for lost time when it comes to shopping, and it has been fun to be able to see so many things hit the shops in person rather than online.  (I especially loved grabbing a few pieces from the Altuzarra collection for Target this week!)  But there are obviously things that I am missing in Copenhagen.  Besides my own bed and easy access to organic food, there are a few shops that I am dying to visit when I get back.

One shop that I thought you would love as well is this gorgeous new Flagship Store for Yvonne Kone, a talented designer who started her company in 2011.  Yvonne creates stunning and timeless leather goods that are created with the finest quality leather that are meant to last a lifetime and beyond.

With Studio Oliver Gustav behind the breathtaking interior, which is a blend of femininity and modernness, and Line Kline as the photographer, the virtual tour of Yvonne Kone’s new shop is pretty amazing!

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Click here to see more from opening day at Yvonne Kone and visit her gorgeous shop.

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Disney Magic

by Tina on September 15, 2014

in Travel, USA

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Last week we did something a little crazy. After a few days relaxing at the beach in Florida, we loaded our kids in the car, told them we were headed “home” to Atlanta and then surprised them with a visit to Disney World rather than an 8 hour drive home.  Just as we pulled off the exit for Disney World, I “noticed” that we had gone the wrong way.  As the kids looked up we were just passing under the big entrance sign for Disney World.  They Freaked. Out!

We have so many things to share with you from our week spent living up every minute of Disney Magic.  Watching our kids experience so much happiness is something that we will never forget, as I am sure many of you know from your own experiences going as a child and as an adult.

We left feeling completely inspired by Walt Disney and all that he accomplished and this is one of our favorite quotes from Walt:

“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.”

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What a wonderful thing it must be to leave a legacy of happiness for generation after generation to enjoy!

Photography: Tina Fussell

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Indian Shores Florida

by Tina on September 5, 2014

in photography, Travel, USA

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Our time here in Indian Shores, Florida is coming to an end and I have to admit that I am going to be pretty sad to leave my extended family down here.  We have had the nicest time relaxing together, chatting, feasting, and just simply enjoying being together.

The beach here is so beautiful and the private beach access for many of the homes and condos along the strip has kept this stretch quiet and nearly untouched.  It has felt like such a luxury!

I will have so much more to share with you all next week, but here are a few little peeks that I hope will give you the same feeling of serenity that we have been feeling plus some cute wildlife that appeared to be utterly unbothered by our visit…

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Be sure to follow us on Instgram for a very exciting weekend update!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you on Monday!

Photography: Tina Fussell

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Many of you have been asking what we are doing with our kids for school while we are in the US for six months and the answer is that we are homeschooling in a foreign language.  It sounds kind of crazy and, truthfully, after the first couple days, I was certain that it was!  (There were a few tears shed and none of them were the kids’!)  But after a few weeks of homeschooling we are in a better routine.  It has been pretty amazing to watch the kids helping each other with their assignments, whether they are in Danish, English, or in math.

I can’t say that under normal circumstances that homeschooling is my personal preference, which is probably good since it is almost unheard of in Denmark and is illegal in some European countries!  But right now we are really enjoying having this special time with our kids and it has made our lives so much easier because we can just pick up and travel anytime we want.

One of my goals is to give the two older kids a little extra English history and grammar and to teach the littlest how to read in English before he begins school in Denmark.  This week he even read his first book and we danced and sang around the house in celebration.  I kind of love that I got to teach him (and the other two!) how to read and that we will always remember that moment when the world began to open up just a little more.

This isn’t the first time that our life abroad has dictated that we homeschool our kids temporarily and despite the obstacles (and my near meltdowns over trying to help them when none of the math symbols are the same and my Danish isn’t exactly perfect) we are super happy with our decision to homeschool right now.

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Have/Do any of you homeschool?  What are some of your favorite moments?  Anyone else ever shed a tear or two?

 

Photography: Jack and Tina Fussell

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Each Day Too Short…

by Tina on September 2, 2014

in Decor, Fashion, photography, Travel

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I have decided that even if I were to live to be 150, life would still be too short.  There are so many wonderful people to know, so many beautiful places to visit, so many, many things to do… One lifetime is just not enough!  Do you feel that way, too?  Here’s to living until we are 150 and more…

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