Friday, July 25, 2014

Copenhagen Heat Wave

Unthinkable happened this week: the temperature in Copenhagen has been steadily rising to +30C, for 10 days in a row. The place feels like the French Riviera, everyone around is relaxed, glowing and happy. To bear this unusual heat wave, we've been spending lots of time on the beach (great water-jumping facilities in Amager/Kastrup beach and excellent swimming pools at Sluseholmen), have taken a trip to Moens Klint (gorgeous white cliffs!), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (beautiful park and the beach), and of course ate tons of ice-cream, drank litres of Danish kakao-maelk (chocolate milk, which tastes amazing ice-cold) and enjoyed long nights on the terrace with chilled rosé. For dessert, we baked the ultimate summer treat: this Lemon Cake with Raspberries and Pistachios is perfect, served warm with a huge scoop of vanilla ice-cream. Have a fantastic weekend!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summer Skin

What are your must-have beauty products this summer? We were thrilled to find the cult French Pharmacy staple Bioderma Crealine H2O on a recent trip to Paris: this cleansing product is ideal for sensitive skin, and can be used for both, face and eyes. When it comes to face sunscreen, Rudolph Sun Care Organic SPF 50 is the absolute best we have tried. If you are after sun-kissed skin, try this little miracle from Clarins: their new Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster can be added to any face cream, and voila, you get subtle, beautiful tan. Body glow: our top favourites are St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil, and for sustaining that beautiful tan, invest in Terracotta After Sun Cream Tan Booster from Guerlain - your skin will thank you for it!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Summer Wish-list

Image from http://ellesappelleblog.blogspot.co.uk
Image from http://ellesappelleblog.blogspot.co.uk
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What's on your summer wish-list? We can't wait to get to the beach in the French Riviera (in 4 weeks!). Meantime, with such impossibly good weather in Copenhagen this weekend, we are planning to enjoy a generous picnic in Frederiksberg Gardens (check AOK guide for tips and inspiration on the best picnic-basket offers in Copenhagen), indulge in some shopping (almost everything is on sale these days!) and hopefully find the perfect white summer dress like this Jay Ahr Paris little number, a new summery clutch at Naledi Copenhagen and those peach Acne Studios sandals. Have a great sunny weekend!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Copenhagen: Summertime

Even if you haven't yet left for your holidays, you surely are in a summer mood. Summertime, in particular when the sun is out, is the happiest, prettiest time in Copenhagen. You could spend entire weekend at Torverhallerne listening to live music and sipping ice-lattes, cava or rose. You could enjoy brunch with friends at these 5 x cafes in the sun. Or, you could take a trip to Kronborg (Hamlet) Castle, and stop by Strandvejsristeriet: probably the best fresh coffee in Denmark (you could enjoy your latte at the coffeeshop, or order these delicious beans straight to your kitchen). Happy Summer!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer Glow

On a recent trip to Paris, we had a great opportunity to check all the latest beauty products that might help us enhance that lovely summer glow and look a bit more polished yet effortless in the heat. We were happy to finally get our hands on the much-read-about Kure Bazaar Paris nail polishes, that are not only gorgeous and long-lasting, but also eco-trendy, i.e. 5-free. Sheer lip colours were another great find: we are totally into Laura Mercier beautiful Baby Lips and Healthy Lips for day, and Tom Ford Bruised Plum for the night. And finally, the ultimate glow product: Chanel new Les Beiges Healthy Glow is a bronzer, sculpting powder and blush, combined. A must-have for the summer. Have a happy weekend !

Monday, June 09, 2014

Morning Glory


We are blessed with glorious weather this entire long weekend (and they say if you have tons of sunshine on your birthday, you've been really good this year - Happy Birthday Natalochko!). Today is the perfect day to enjoy the brunch outside, whether it's with a yoghurt parfait or these giant homemade Coconut Brown Butter Cookies from Smitten Kitchen. The cookies are incredible: chewy, crispy, coconutty, not overly sweet. We've used only the third of recommended ingredients, and still ended up with a huge batch.
Enjoy the day off!