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!

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Dainty Jewellery: Trois Petits Points

Photo Trois Petits Points Paris
Photo Trois Petits Points Paris
If dainty jewellery is your thing, you will be delighted to discover this chic and understated Parisian line, Trois Petits Points. We first came across these elegant, feminine rings in Frederiksberg, Denmark, just before Christmas last year; the boutique carried a tiny collection of them. Luckily, while enjoying Le Marais in Paris last weekend,  we walked right into Trois Petits Points Paris, with many more choices (and better prices, too) to indulge in. Heaven. Enjoy your weekend !

Thursday, June 05, 2014

BLCK Reunion 2014

It's been one year since our last BLCK reunion, in Copenhagen, and in 2014 we decided to meet in the City of Light and indulge in all things french. Starting with our very french hotel right in the city centre - Splendid Hotel Etoile, which was splendid indeed, with a gorgeous view of the Arc de Triomphe. There was great food (Le Pain Quotidien with its generous, decadent breakfast, Laduree macaroons on Champs-Elysees), champagne, a trip to the shopping mecca (Galeries Lafayette, while next time we will also visit Merci and Colette), tons of sightseeing, from Eiffel Tower to Monmartre to Notre Dame de Paris, Tuileries Gardens, Pont Neuf, with a long walk through a hip Le Marais district. But most important, here we were again, altogether, celebrating our friendship after 20 years since we first met. 
Have a happy summer !