Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Delicious Easter!

The sun is shining, and Easter Sunday is finally here! How are you celebrating Easter this year? We've been lucky to visit Ukraine and get home to Denmark just on-time for Easter lunch, so it feels like we're celebrating twice - fantastic. If you happen to be in Kyiv or Lviv, make sure to stop by the incredible Lviv Handmade Chocolate boutique-cafe: they have probably one of the widest selections and best chocolates we've ever tasted. Try traditional Ukrainian painted eggs and of course the Pasochky - Easter cake (see the photos of home-made ones from Lviv (thank you, Nata, Katya & Nastya) and Kyiv (dyakuyu, Vaidochka). 
Have the loveliest, happiest, most delicious Easter, filled with sunshine, flowers, yummy Easter cakes, traditional Ukrainian painted eggs and lots of chocolate Easter eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny. Be happy, grateful and joyous wherever you are. 

Monday, April 07, 2014

Breakfast of Champions

When it comes to breakfast, there is nothing better than these homemade pancakes. They are incredibly light, melt-in-your-mouth, insanely delicious. Whatever you have to deal with later on in your day, such breakfast of champions will equip you with energy, optimism and put a huge smile on your face. Have a happy week! 

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Springtime (almost)

Trying on sunny yellow Zara spring coat
J.Crew aviators collection 2014
Gianvito Rossi pumps at net-a-porter
Spring is in the air. Despite the cold winds, close to zero temperatures, it feels like spring already. In search of that illusive sunshine, we are craving all colours bright and happy, like this sunny yellow Zara number, which also comes in baby-blue, or a tangerine wool coat, or this lovely fuchsia jacket. Also on our wish list for spring: these dreamy J.Crew pink aviators and Gianvito Rossi leopard-print pumps. Now, hoping the sun is finally out next week! Have a good one

Saturday, April 05, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Photograph: Fox Searchlight/AP
Wes Anderson's latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is beautiful, mesmerising, funny, over the top, with a brilliant cast. Such a delightful surprise: haven't read any reviews and had absolutely no expectations. Have you watched it yet? Have a fun weekend !

Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy Baking

Did it ever happen to you that once you got into the baking mode, you just couldn't stop yourself? Something similar happened to us yesterday, when we were preparing for Mom's birthday: started with traditional Danish birthday layer cake (lagkage), ended up with too much filling and frosting and decided to make a mini-layer cake, this time with blueberries and raspberries, and finally came across this incredibly simple and insanely delicious recipe for the Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars (thank you Sally's Baking Addiction!) - and couldn't stop until whipped a batch of this, new favourite, dessert. Now, we just wish we had a larger fridge… Have a great weekend !

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie: 'Run away from the lone adult moviegoer!' Photograph: Warner Bros/Sportsphoto Ltd/All-star
Have you watched The Lego Movie yet? If you have not, don't even check the trailer, just book your tickets at the nearest cinema, grab your perfect companions - preferably your kids or your goddaughter if you are lucky to have her visiting, and enjoy 100 minutes of joy, laughter and admiration for the creators of this smart, funny and thought-provoking animated film. 'Everything is awesome'. :)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Best Beauty Find

Great news: the cult French pharmacy staple, Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre, is now available in Denmark. While normally we stock up on this little miracle worker while travelling to France, now Embryolisse products - full range - are available at Matas and Magasin. 
It is a truly amazing product, that moisturises, helps cleanse your skin, eliminates any skin irritations, and apparently can even be used as a baby-care product. And now this best-kept French secret can be yours: enjoy!