Hello, I am back from a week off from just about everything. I did travel though, making it down to NYC to see some family. It was a short visit as Thanksgiving brought me back home for a giant family feast. My first stop NYC side, Soho. Here's a glimpse at one of the most well known yarn and fabric shops, I just love the colorful bins of yarn. And check our Purl Soho's adorable blog.
Friday, November 19, 2010
In Copenhagen having a boat and sail or cruising the waters is a way of life
+A creative way to recycle old sails
+Perfect to keep you warm when the wind picks up
+A legendary sailor
+Darling patchwork ornaments, a ship, a compass, and a whale
Here's to dreaming of a weekend at sea, with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face...
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The most popular place in all of Copenhagen has to be Nyhavn, right along the water, the streets are filled with shops, restaurants and boats line the canals. Steps from the famous Amalienborg Palace, the Christianhavn district, and across the water from the Opera House, it is the heart beat of the city.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Located just around the corner from the very busy and popular Nyhavn harbourfront in Copenhagen is this wonderful Homemade Ice Cream shop. If you didn't step just one street away from where everyone else was, you would miss this treasure. Run by the sweetest of ladies, she will allow you to try any of their fantastic flavors, including the uniquely Danish, Hyldeblomst. Made from the white fragrant flowers that bloom in the Danish spring, you will find Elderberry as it is more widely known, every where. Me, I went for the peach and rich chocolate combination. Silky and smooth, decadent and delicious it was the best summer treat.
Monday, November 15, 2010
This summer on a visit to Copenhagen, after much city sightseeing, we stumbled upon the botanical gardens. Serenely sitting upon the water and reflecting the golden light of a summer day were these "breathing vessels" by Danish artist Britt Smelvaer. All this week I'll be sharing more finds from my trip to Copenhagen.
Friday, November 12, 2010
because Amsterdam is full of them and I sometimes still shoot film
+ Choose from one of their designs, or create your own, the quintessential messenger bag
+ Rob will woodgrain your frame
+ Electra has an Amsterdam collection, my fave the "Tree of Life"
+ Lastly, because things can never by organized too neatly
Enjoy your weekend, I will be out apartment hunting!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Greeted by a torrential downpour, unpronounceable street names and a “what the heck are we going to do here for a week” attitude, my traveling companion and I had a storm cloud over and in our heads upon arriving in Amsterdam.
Though it remained cold and we did experience more downpours, as the days passed and we explored more, our outlook on the city became much sunnier. About the third day, in we visited the Van Gogh museum which chronicles his creative and crazy life from aspiring artist to asylum in Arles and is the best museum I’ve ever been to and that’s saying a lot since there are so many to museums to visit while traveling.
Another “must-see” is the quirky and quaint Jordaan district. This neighborhood where we stayed is filled with canals crisscrossing cobblestone roads, little shops and cafes, house boats bobbing along the edge and everyone (and I mean everyone!) is bicycling. The way the locals ride their bikes together to a restaurant, or a mom puts her toddler in the seat to do errands, or a man in a business suit rings his bell, all make up one of the most charming aspects of the city, bikes are simply a way of life here.
Along with realizing there was much to enjoy and do in Amsterdam and as it happens more often than not, we made our greatest realization when searching for food. In a city known for the legalization of pot and abundance of “coffee shops”, it was the chain of Bagels and Beans that became our drug of choice while visiting. Scattered in locations around the city, each eatery was warm and welcoming with small spaces for casual conversations or cozy corners for being one with your bagel. Topping the tables was a supply of sugary starters, colorful candies to mindlessly munch while you waited for that warm coffee and an amazing bagel concoction. With combination choices galore, we found ourselves checking out each location day after day for there really was no better way to brighten our day and send us back out exploring, rain or shine.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
I love everything pumpkin and carving the yearly jack-o-lantern is no exception. Halloween is such a great holiday, there's no hurried shopping, no days endlessly baking and cooking, no crazy airports or long car rides, just fun. Hope you all had a great Halloween.