Wednesday
Sep032014

Go Green

This little place is about 10 minutes from our summer house in Sweden. They have everything from eggs, all kinds of vegetables, flowers and berries. The kids loved coming here getting a few breakfast or lunch things and Lykke got to pick flowers in the field. If they are not around then you just take what you want and put the money in the box (Lådan). We kind of miss it!.

Wednesday
Aug272014

Are you up for a portrait session?

You're in luck, talented photographer Emily Ulmer is visiting Scandinavia for a short period of time. You will find her in Oslo from September 3–8 and Copenhagen from September 10–14. I just love her work, it's so genuine and natural.

This is how she works with kids and family portraits: "I approach my kids and family portrait sessions in a very natural way. The way that I work is that I show up to a shoot and get to know the kids or the family and I begin to take pictures straight away, as we're talking and having a good time. My goal is to have you not even notice that I'm shooting after a while. I love to do sessions in people's homes and back gardens, as it makes for a much more personal documentation of a family and kids tend to be much more natural in their own surroundings." We are already booked in, don't miss out! 

For inquieries: info@emilyulmer.com / Price: for a 2 hour kids/family portrait shoot is €375. That includes the full edit of high-res images (average 50–80 files). Pssst. for my readers, take off 10%.

Tuesday
Aug262014

Evening Mist

One of the best evenings this summer, the mist kind of just crept in on us.... We had Naomi and Trevor visiting from England for a few days at the summerhouse and it was so nice seeing them again. Their kids were Lykke and Levis age last we saw them (hey, that means Lee and I didn't have ANY kids back then, imagine that), time really flies!. As you can see the kids got along very well and they kept us pretty busy too...goofing around until late in the evening. Mathilda and Fletcher, we miss you!.

Notes on clothes: Lykke wears a floral dress from Caramel Baby and Child.

Sunday
Aug242014

Maman Poule

Pictures we took of the three of us for a little interview with French brand Emoi Emoi. This Maman Poule sweatshirt has become one of my favorites!. Head on over and check out the interview!.

Notes on clothes: I wear a sweatshirt from Emoi Emoi, Maman Poule. Levi wears a playsuit from Soft Gallery. Lykke wears skirt by Atsuyo et Akiko from Polpettine and blouse from Caramel Baby and Child.

Wednesday
Aug202014

Coasting

This pretty much sums up our sweet summer this year: beach and some more beach. Morning swim and evening swim and everything in between.... We all loved it and miss it terribly now... It seems that summer is over (and it's not even September yet!!). The beach by our summer house is so kiddie friendly, you can walk for a kilometer and still just have the water up to your tummy. This is where I grew up and no better place for kids. Fingers crossed we will have an indian summer a bit later in September.

PS.: Lykke shot the first picture of me jumping, pretty darn cool!

Sunday
Aug172014

La Coqueta AW14

Fall/winter collections are slowly working there way in to the shops!. I have a small list and I will try to stick to it, more on that list later... This is a sneak peek of Spanish brand La Coqueta. They always do really cute traditional styles with a cool color pallet to go with it. My favorites are the clean Cala jumper (last pic on the right) for both boys and girls (it comes in a really nice dark red color as well). This collection will be released tomorrow (Monday) so head on over and have a look at the whole collection!.

Thursday
Aug142014

Still life, sort of...

Not exactly, but looking back at our summer vacation it sure looks like it... We had our family close by, all the kids running around all the time and us grown-ups trying to enjoy that first cup of coffee in peace. The days were so hot and we spent most of the time on the beach. We stayed in our summer house in Sweden for four weeks and It was the best vacation ever!!. Me and hubby also snuck off to Copenhagen for two days and one night (yes, we were counting every hour). My plan was to keep up with the blog and all my other projects but I hardly had time to answer e-mails.... I guess that's a good thing!. Soooo, that means I have a few pics to share...stay tuned.

1.Our meadow. 2.Josef and cousin Ellis. 3.Sandy feet means happy feet. 4.Making breakfast (Lykkes first scrambled eggs!). 5.Horses!! They were just down the road from our summer house for a few weeks. Loved it!. 6. Nanna and Lykke right before bedtime. 7.On top of the world. 8.Levi are pretty excited about our new 'Thonet' chair from Objektum (check it out, they have so many nice things!). Or maybe he just had an ice cream?.

Wednesday
Jul302014

Swedish Crayfish Party

 

We had our crayfish party at the summerhouse a bit early this year. It's just something I don't want to risk missing when I'm in Sweden at this time of year!. We had loads of crayfish and shrimp and my sister made the best traditional Västerbotten pie, all this with cold beer and frosty Swedish snaps. These parties are always a bit crazy with all the kids and this year we also had my sisters twins, who just turned 6 months.

Monday
Jul282014

Evening swim

All you need is a towel, something to get wet in and red wine in plastic glasses. I love warm summer evenings and going for a late evening swim is what summer is all about!. 

Tuesday
Jul222014

Paris is Always a Good Idea

Yup, still in Paris here on the blog!. Just wanted to show a little selection of pictures from my wekend besides being at Playtime. I actually don't mind traveling alone, I love to wonder around in the city and have coffee breaks whenever I want to, go in and out of shops as I please and just explore different areas. It was both sunny and warm and rainy and gray that weekend but I managed to have a pretty great time anyway!. 1.The city is so pretty! 2.Playtime Paris head office. 3.Favorite kids shop in Paris: Talc. 4.Favorite hotel in the city: Mama Shelter. 5.My roof for one night: Hotel Paradis. 6.Coffee break. 7.Ice cream break with a photographer friend and her sweet kids. 8.Party at Playtime. 9. Lovely Elisabeth from Norwegian brand Jumina having Cotton Candy. 10.The perfect summerhouse gift for a little boy and girl: a boat night light. Love it!