Finally Summer came around this year and off I went with my family. This time on a road trip and one of the places we stopped by was the lovely Lake Maggiore area in the northern part of Italy. It was so stunning and everything so blue with the sky and water complementing each other so perfectly.
So many years in a row I have seen people posting about the cherry blossoms, or sakura as the cherry blossoms are also known as, at Bispebjerg Cemetery in Copenhagen but I have never had to chance to see them before this year. So for weeks I couldn’t help but count down to their peak season and last week it finally came. I went there to see them for the first time Friday afternoon last week but it was so crowded that I decided to come back the following Monday morning where I woke up a little before 6am to bike 22 kilometres (to Bispebjerg and home again) just to enjoy these magical flowers for myself. The cherry blossoms are so beautiful but sadly they only bloom for 2-3 weeks so you have to be quick in order to see them bloom. During their peak season around 150.000 people go to see the vibrant flowers at Bispebjerg Cemetery so the place can get really crowded during the day.Read More
Just because you live somewhere doesn’t mean there never is more to see or that you cannot be a tourist in your own city so exploring the city of Copenhagen is just what I did yesterday when a friend travelled to visit. And here are some of my favorite finds – some old and some just discovered. For more places in Copenhagen see my first travel guide here.
It’s that time of year again. And by that I don’t just mean Christmas. Nope, if you have been reading my blog for some time you know that around this time of the year for the past 2 years I have partnered with the organization More Love Letters and I’m doing that again this year for their 12 days of Love Letter writing. You can read my previous posts for More Love Letters here and here.
If there is a country I have been to that is taken straight out of a fairytale then it’s Slovenia. I came to this country with high expectations but Slovenia exeeded even them all. It even exeeded my wildest dreams of how much beauty can be found in one country. This country has so many beautiful places and is full of colors, is very eco-friendly, has some beautiful mountains and is in general a very green and harmonic country.
Having been there I really fail to see why Slovenia isn’t more known as tourist destination and more traveled to.
Was blessed to spend 2 full days of my Europe road trip in the capital knows as the City of Music – Vienna, Austria. Vienna’s history dates back to the first post-Christian century when the Romans established the military camp Vindobona. It is a capital I quickly fell in love with due its old age and many baroque-inspired buildings.
It seems to me like there is one trend that doesn’t go out of style. And I’m ever so grateful for that. Guess what it is? Millennial pink. Therefore the NANAN Patisserie in Wroclaw, Poland was nothing short of a dream to visit during my trip around Europe. This small patisserie that only seats 14 people is all made of blush pink velvet and designed by Polish designers BUCK.STUDIO. Walls, chairs, everything. Almost the cakes, too. Their menu consists of macarons, cakes and their famous eclairs (which I can HIGHLY recommend). See the pictures below for a magical glimpse into this place…Read More
FINALLY I’m back with a new blog post!! Unfortunately I have been stuck in a creative rut for quite some time which led me to question the purpose of my blog and why I am running it.
Is it because I think I can put some beauty out in this world?
Can I even inspire people?
What makes people want to read my blog when there are millions of blogs to choose between?
Do I really have something to offer?
What makes a blog post worth posting and reading?
And so on my thoughts went. Right until the point I found some truth to hold on to. This truth came to me in the form of a poem.Read More
Do you have one of those places in your city/country/nearby you feel like you just have to show someone when they visit you? I have for sure. And for me that place is Copenhagen. So when one of my non-Danish friends visited I took her to Copenhagen and where I took her, I want to take you as well. So if you are going to Copenhagen soon be sure to see some of these places yourself. Some of the places are classics and over-touristy, others are small, hidden gems located outside of the regular tourist spots. So here are my recommendations:
Throughout my life I have learned the importance of words. How much death words can bring. And how much life. It all depends on how we use them. I have had many people-friends, family, teachers, mentors, pastors, bloggers-speak words over my life. Words that were full of life that influenced me in ways they will never know. And when I stop for a second and think about it that’s the kind of person I want to be. A person who uses her words to bring life and love. Many practical ways exists to be this person. One of them is through the organization More Love Letters and their campaign #MLL12DAYS. I am beyond excited to be a part of their campaign again this year. It’s a way to show up this season and help people in need by sending love-filled handwritten notes. During December 4th-15th, a letter request will be published every day. Notes will be written and sent off to be bundled up into a (hopefully HUGE) stack for the individual to receive.
Last year (see post here) was a blast so this is something I have been looking forward to for a long time.