Category: Travel

CITY LOVE: COPENHAGEN

My birthday is coming up, and the H just surprised me with a trip for the three of us to Copenhagen. I could not be more happy, seems like the perfect time to escape for a long weekend of great food, endless wandering (that will be pregnant waddling for me) and some down time with the Bean before he becomes a big brother.

There´s so much I want to do, like check out the Botanical Gardens, walk through the neighborhoods of Nørrebro & Vesterbro, eat till the point of no return in Papirøen & Kødbyen, bring home some great vintage pieces for our home and my wardrobe… If anyone has any great Copenhagen tips for us, please bring it on!

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CITY LOVE: MADRID

Time seems to be moving a tad bit faster now that we are sharing our time with the Bean, so I haven’t put anything up here for ages! Most of my time has been used to wander the streets of our city looking for things for the kitchen and for the life with Bean, trying to organize our home even though it is a general mess because of the kitchen revamp and dreaming of our future travels. This summer has been nothing but cold weather and rain, we had two days with insane heat, then back to the cold. We’ve always agreed that even though we are residents of Europe, we haven’t seen enough of what Europe has to offer, so we’ve made lists over where we would love to go and what we would love to see. Right now Spain is at the top of our list, we’d love to take a round trip including Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid and Bilbao as our main stays.

Here are some images I’ve gathered to get me inspired to go to Madrid, enjoy!

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CITY LOVE: PALM SPRINGS

Spring is here, and for some reason my mind drifts off dreaming of travel… I am a wanderer at heart, or restless if you want, and I can’t wait till the Bean is old enough for travel {or till we are comfortable enough with the idea of bringing him with us on a plane}! We have not killed off the idea of a great American journey, it is still living, we’ve just decided that we will put it on hold till the Bean is a bit older and we’ve travel trained him a bit in Europe. One of my need to go to destinations in the US is Palm Springs… Why? To me the idea of spending some nights in a desert is first of all a bit exciting, you won’t find a desert to camp out in here in Norway, then on top of that you have the architecture, the colors, the shopping {mid-century madness}, the endless photo ops… I could probably go on for hours on why I find the idea of Palm Springs attractive, but I will as I always do turn to visual aid… No words needed, Palm Springs on a silver platter, enjoy!

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Anyone out there got some great city tips for us to put on our “got to see it list”? Always on the lookout for new additions to the list…

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A QUICK BERLIN UPDATE

Happy 2015, we just got back home after our Christmas holiday. . . And the holiday was more than enjoyable, even though it took its toll on my preggo feet. We are definitely heading back to Berlin, feel like we still have a lot of exploring to do. It was a week of amazing sights, great shopping, long walks, endless wandering at museums, brilliant food and stiff feet…

I’ve gathered a bunch of my photos from the trip to share with you… Just a quick collection of our trip, including an image of the puppy trying to join in by hiding in my luggage…

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Hope you’ve all had a great Christmas and an amazing 2015 celebration!

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CITY LOVE – BERLIN

Thought I’d share another “city love” post, today it’s all about Berlin! It has a reason to it, we’ve decided to go to Berlin in December, enjoy new years there and head back home sometime in January. Personally I can’t wait, all of my vacation time taken out so far this year has been spent fixing the new apartment, so a trip outside the country is needed. We’ve both wanted to visit Berlin for quite some time, so it’s going to be amazing finally ticking it of our “Europe To Visit” list… Mostly looking forward to crisp winter walks, coffee shop surfing, new years shopping (tons of shops to check out – a lot of things we do not get in this tiny Norwegian city of ours) and of course celebrating new years eve away from home…

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Can’t wait! If anyone’s got any great Berlin tips, please do tell!

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CITY LOVE – LOS ANGELES

I get a lot of inspiration simply by emerging my self in imagery from different cities around the world, some which I have had the pleasure of wandering around in and others which I have on my list of places to wander in… Sometimes this inspiration even comes from places I have little interest in wandering in, like the source of inspiration for today’s inspiration load off, Los Angeles. We are planning our trip to the great US, but LA is not on our list of places to visit. For some reason this city has never been attractive to neither of us, but we have decided that if we pass through we’ll give it a chance to prove us wrong.

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Maybe I’ll just have to add LA to our travel list, so I can get some snaps from the city of stars myself? I am definitely feeling more of these city inspiration posts coming up though… Which city to choose next? That is the question!

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BOURNEMOUTH

As I mentioned I spent a couple of days in Bournemouth, and I thought I would share some images with from the trip with you. This was a business trip so most days were spent focusing on work, but in between the hours of work I had some time to walk around the amazing beach and the city. The thing I enjoyed the most with the trip was being so close to the sea, I always feel more at peace when I’m close to the sea. And it gave me the opportunity to take time out of my day to just walk around on the beach and enjoy the fresh ocean air. Maybe I enjoyed it a bit too much, been sick for the last 5 days – the cold of the century has hit me! (I blame it on many hours in an enclosed space with too many people aka the airport)

All images taken by me, with my lovely phone

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