In August I’ve been very busy with a lot of things. I’ve been back and forth from Copenhagen, sometimes even two times in a week. I get asked so many times “Don’t you get tired of going back and forth?” – and yes of course, sometimes I do. I actually enjoy very much most of the time though. It’s only a one-hour flight but going to the airport etc still takes time and energy. And planning. Good planning is really the key and luckily that’s one of my better qualities in life!
Besides the travel back and forth from Copenhagen, I’m also organizing my coming trip this fall/winter. Soon I can tell you more about this and I’m sooo excited!!! Stay tuned a little more..
Also, we are moving house this weekend! The moving guys I trust and like to use only had a little time, so I decided to pack and unpack everything myself. Myself because Nico is training very hard at the moment and needs a lot of rest when he is home. He, of course, thought it was a stupid idea and said we had to wait – but I’m very impatient and when I decide something, I take action! Right now I packed 20 boxes and I’m not even halfway… But I feel like an independent woman 😉
So that’s why I’m a little quiet at the moment. I’m working on one of my dreams to come true this fall/winter, another project which involves more TV and my house moving which has to be done by this week! Oh… And this weekend I’m going to Barcelona with a dear friend in collaboration with the coolest company! So keep an eye out on my Instagram…
Last week I had to go to Copenhagen for two days of work, but I made back just in time for the weekend because I had planned something special for Nico. Saturday night we just stayed in and I asked Nico if we should go and have a look at the view of our new apartment in the night (which is so insane btw!!). First, he was too lazy to leave the couch, but I convinced him and in the end, he agreed so we went to our new place. When we arrived and he went out on the balcony, all his friends stood there and yelled surprise!!! They flew in for the weekend and stayed until Monday evening. Well, actually Tuesday because they didn’t make their flight haha… Why is this so typical for a guy trip??? 😉
Anyway, when I invited his friends, I accidentally looked up the wrong dates. I thought, that I planned it so well that they could come and the same weekend I could leave for my Barcelona trip, but I mixed up the dates! So this weekend, where Nico will be off, I will not be there but in Barcelona. Bad planning, guess I wasn’t that good after all haha. Anyway, I think Nico really enjoyed our little surprise and some boys time. He will have plenty more time for that this weekend, while I will be in Barcelona!
Los Angeles is very special to me. It’s special because of two main reasons; first, I’m absolutely in love with the city and its vibe. There’s a special relaxed and positive vibe, that your mind adapts to as soon as you arrive. Your soul gets filled with calmness and you just feel good! There’s nothing like just cruising around without in a convertible or with your windows fully down. Just adapting the vibe, the people, the palms and the warm breeze. I love Los Angeles.
The second reason is that I combine L.A. with family time. I used to spend almost every summer in the orange country since I was 9 years old! My mom lived in L.A. before she met my dad and if it wasn’t for him, she would probably still be living there she says. And I truly get her! What is it with me and my mom, falling in love and having to move around for love haha 😉 Well, to compensate my dad made sure they would still spend a lot of time in L.A. and they sure did! He also took her for a road trip around in the USA as their honeymoon when they were very young!
Anyway, my brother lives in L.A. now for the 4th year which gives us all a good excuse to go more often 😉 As a matter of fact, they are all there at this very moment. I wish I was there with them!
This summer we finally had the time to go, Nico and I. Nico have been there only for two days before he went to another destination, so it doesn’t really count. I have been SOOOO excited to show him “my” L.A. and my favorite places. Luckily, he fell in love with this city just as much as I did! And we have a little dream about moving here one day. We had the best time and we even met some of our great friends there, they booked (without even knowing we were going to L.A.) the same hotel as us! So we enjoyed some good time with them, with my brother and of course on our own as well.
I would like to share some of my favorite dining places in the city of angels with you:
Next, to Cipriani, this is my favorite Italian restaurant for dinner. The pasta is so dreamy and the vibe is always great! We went here 2 times in one week haha. Make sure you book to sit outside!
This is such a typical L.A. hotspot, but no wonder it’s so hyped! It’s located on Melrose Avenue like Cecconi’s, but on a rooftop which means you get the most beautiful view! The restaurant itself though is really gorgeous and full of flowers. They serve seafood and al fresco dining. A must try!!
This is probably the most beautiful Nobu in the world! It’s located right next to the water on Malibu beach and you can feel the ocean breeze (best breeze in the world) and enjoy delicious Asian fusion. I recommend to go for lunch rather than dinner, so you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings fully!
Chinese fusion dining located in the area of Rodeo Drive. I love to come here and the food is yummy! Especially the noodles and the red shrimps. I looove the red shrimps. Having a serious craving right now just writing about them haha..
Cabana Café at The Beverly Hills hotel
My favorite hotel and also the hotel we stayed in. This hotel is so iconic and I love love love the interior there and the location! They just renovated their restaurant and the Cabana Café next to the pool is so worth a visit. They serve delicious poke bowls, salads, and cheesy quesadillas.
THE PLACE to lunch after a nice walk down Rodeo Drive. It’s located just two streets behind Rodeo Drive and it’s on a corner. It’s always busy there but you just check in and wait 20-30 minutes till they call you that your table is ready. There is plenty of shops around to discover while waiting. This Italian place serves some of the best pasta’s I’ve ever had and especially the truffle pasta there is HEAVEN ON EARTH!!
This was Nobu Matsuhisa himself very first restaurant. It’s not that fancy and looking from the outside, you would never guess how amazing this restaurant truly is. But the food is absolutely outstanding and they serve dishes you don’t have at Nobu! Nobu’s wife, Yoko Matsuhisa, herself is still in charge and will walk around and if you are lucky, she will tell you stories about their really interesting life. She told me about her dining experiences in Copenhagen and how she embarrass everyone when she refused to eat bugs at NOMA (finest restaurant in Copenhagen and number one in the world at that time). This was so much more than what it looked like from the outside and what I expected. I truly recommend this hidden treasure.
Skybar at Mondrian
Going for pre-dinner drinks? Or post-dinner drinks? This is the place. You have the view over the whole city and it’s just something you have to experience for yourself.
Hidden away from all the traffic, you find Chateau Marmont. Sitting on the terrace enjoying a nice lunch from their market-fresh California cuisine, is like being in an old movie. Make sure to book a reservation before going.
This place is iconic if you watched Entourage. And we did. Many times. Nico loves this series and I must say I agree! Besides this, I think it’s a little overrated. There is a big line always and the food is average. But Nico told me to put it in, so maybe there are other Entourage fans out there who also would like to go!
This is a must do! These burgers are soooo good and the fries are even better. Not more to say. Just go. And thank me later.
Where I prefer to get my coffee when in L.A.! My favorite Alfred Coffee is located on Melrose Place, where you also find nice shopping. Good to mix these two things, great coffee, and great shopping!
The butcher’s daughter
The butcher’s daughter is located on one in my favorite areas, on Abbot Kinney Blvd. They serve delicious vegan food and the best juices! Especially juice number 9, it’s my favorite juice in the world I think! Tastes so yummy and fresh! You need to try. This place is perfect to schedule as a healthy lunch after visiting Venice Beach because it’s really close by!
This was some of my favorite hot spots to dine in Los Angeles! I will do another post later, about my favorite things to do while visiting this incredible city and give you my very best tips and tricks!
Most of you know how I have a weak spot for pasta. I love pasta, I could eat it every day and almost do. But only good prepared al dente pasta, I absolutely hate overcooked pasta with a nasty bolognese. Would be paradise to live in Italy, where pasta is insanely good almost everywhere 😉
That said, a nice dish doesn’t have to be super difficult. One of my FAVORITE dishes is so easy to make and the taste is delicious!
Here are the ingredients you need:
400 grams of spaghetti
1 can chopped tomatoes (I always use Mutti, they are the best)
1 big handful of fresh basil leaves
1 onion, shredded and finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
15-20 cherry tomatoes, cut in both
1/2 coarsely driven zucchini
1 teaspoon oregano
5 dl vegetable boullion
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried chili flakes or fresh chili (I prefer fresh)
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper Other than that, you can have some fresh parmesan for when serving and some fresh basil leaves.
How to make it:
Here comes the crazy easy part; You just put everything in the pot at the same time – all at once! Make it boil, stir quickly and then simmer the dish for 10-15 minutes or until the spaghetti is perfectly cooked – al dente, not too cooked. Put on plates with a dash of fresh parmesan and basil leaves and here you go!
If you like to add meat, you can add some chicken after on top or you can add some good chorizo from the beginning together with the other ingredients! But honestly, you don’t need it for the taste – only if you want meat in it.
I won’t be much easier than this and it tastes DELICIOUS as all the ingredients are getting into the spaghetti and will add so much taste!
I’m sitting in the airport waiting for my flight to Copenhagen. The main reason I’m going is that I’m attending a wedding. I looove weddings! Nothing is more beautiful and no parties are better than wedding parties! Well… Except for sometimes when the speeches are too long haha 😉 I’m actually considering writing some posts about our wedding, would you be interested in that? Let me know!
The wedding is tomorrow, Saturday, so I’m using my Friday night to see some of my girlfriends! Tomorrow I will go to the wedding, which is at a beautiful location just outside of Copenhagen. The dress I was supposed to wear, I can’t find! So I panicked a little (a lot) when packed my few things one hour before going to the airport. So this will be interesting 😉 Follow my Instagram stories tomorrow, to see what It’s gonna end up with. I’m excited myself to know that as well haha!
I’m sleeping on the wedding location and Sunday when I come back, I also have appointments to see some friends and just relax in wonderful Copenhagen! Monday I have packed the whole day FULLY with meetings and will be taking the last plane home in the evening. I have some very, very exciting things coming up that I can’t wait to tell you more about! Now my plane is boarding and I will be there in less than one hour. How convenient is this?! Wuhuuu see you soon Copenhagen, my old love!
I love to watch a good movie, especially at home with candle lights and snacks! I’m the (annoying) type who always will fall asleep if we watch a movie laying in bed, so that is now officially not allowed in our house anymore since Nico ends up watching MY movies all alone always 😉
That said, I compensate by being REALLY good at making a cozy setting in the living room! I light up candles, brings extra pillows and carpets AND snacks. Always be prepared with drinks and snacks before you start the movie!
My all-time favorites snack is not a healthy one – Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough. If you haven’t tried it yet – DON’T! Haha. You will get addicted 😉 But I also like chocolate cake and chips. I always enjoy that in the weekends (and sometimes during the week also, when I simply can’t resist) but mostly I’m MORE than fine with this DELICIOUS healthy option you can read about here.
But now to my top 10 favorite movies! Here you go:
This quite unknown movie is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. I love movies that you have no idea how ends and ends with the most unbelievable things you’d never guessed! This movie was so different and I couldn’t stop thinking about it after, I was awake the whole night and so hyped about how EVERYTHING made sense in the end – in the most insane way. Watch it!!!!
This movie is more known and I love it! First time I had to pick a movie to watch together with Nico – I picked this one. He HATED it. I never thought we were gonna be together, I mean, how can I be with a person who doesn’t like Memento?!! 😉 I made him see it again and again, but he still hates it. I don’t believe him. I think he is just being stubborn now 😉 I love this movie!!
This is also a classic, even though it’s quite new! I love this movie so so much and I recommend EVERYONE to see it (even though there’s a big chance you already saw it). Anyway, I can see this movie over and over – and still do 😉 Also still cries. Yes, I’m one of them….
Also one of my absolute FAVORITE movies! I hate science fiction movies and if you also do, don’t get all scared that it is that kind of movie, just because it’s about magicians. I promise you, this is a FANTASTIC movie!
Wolf of Wallstreet
Another classic! In general, I really love movies with Leonardo Dicaprio, but this one is one of his very best. I also love Jonah Hill, he is the funniest! I also get the best laughs watching this movie, and I can’t count how many times I’ve seen it!
My all-time FAVORITE Christmas movie. It’s not Christmas before I’ve seen it. But it’s really a Christmas movie, so don’t watch it yet – but have it ready for December. Warning: Crying alert. But also some really good laughs!
The kite runner
This movie makes me cry just thinking about it. Not much to say, just watch it. Wow.
Catch me if you can
Another Leonardo Dicaprio movie and made by Steven Spielberg. Based on a true story, which makes it even crazier. I love seeing movies based on a true story, it just gives a totally different feeling while watching it, because you keep in mind that this actually happened.
50 firsts dates
It’s not many romantic films I’m allowed to see here at home, but this one is a winner 😉 Adam Sandler, another great actor, is the main character together with Drew Barrymore. It’s a really cute movie, even though it’s also a bit sad. But it has a good ending – I BTW really hate seeing movies with bad endings. I get so emotionally engaged, that it’s so hard for me to let it go. I both love and hate this about myself.
Ohhh myyyy God. Get your wipes ready, because you gonna need them. Such a strong and touching movie, you HAVE to see this one!!! Won’t say no more. Just watch it!
I hope this was useful to you or maybe can inspire your movie night. Or save you some time scrolling on Netflix 😉
I love make-up. I used to watch videos on youtube when I was younger and practice for hours. I love how a few things can make such a big difference and really bring out the best parts of you!
But somehow my make-up game is changing like the wind. I think I get inspired by whats around me. Sometimes I can go on a vacation with my friend who doesn’t wear makeup and hardly wear any. Otherwise, I can see tree episodes of Wags LA and afterward do the most extra look because I get so motived by watching them with all their makeup! Am I the only one being this weird and changing with makeup? Haha 😉
I get a lot of make-up questions on my IG, so I decided to let you know my best tricks! Here are some of my favorite products:
Primer: Smashbox photo finish – This product is amazing! When you first tried it, you don’t ever wanna put on make-up without it. I always clean my face and use my day cream together with an SPF50 BEFORE putting on makeup!
Foundation: Armani luminous silk for mym daily wear and Armani designer lift for more evening makeup. – I tried so many different foundations, but I like how Armani’s feels so light on the skin but still covers perfectly.
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills – All her products are the best in the brow game if you ask me. I switch from using her powder brows to the dip brows.
Bronzer: “Hoola” from Benefit and “Baked mineral” in golden from Tromborg. – The one from Hoola is matte and I always use this one in the winter. The one from Tromborg is with shine in and I use it all summer! For a more dramatic look, I combine them, starting with the Hoola to sculpt and then the baked mineral to add some shine!
Blush: I only wear blush sometimes, it depends on my mood. Mostly I just use bronzer, but when I use blush, I use “Windflush” by Laura Mercier. I love the burnt orange color and it works well with my bronzer.
Highlighter: “Sundipped” from Anastasia Beverly Hills and “Soft & gentle” from Mac. – I use “Soft & gentle” for daily wear and Sundipped when I go out. Sundipped is so gorgeous!! But can look a little too heavy in the daylight I think.
Eyeshadow: I normally don’t use eyeshadow during the day and if I do it’s just a little dash of the “Baked mineral” bronzer from Tromborg. But when I wanna dress up or be a little extra – I almost always use “Mulch velvet” from Mac. If not this one, I have different palettes in earth colors from Morphe, that I can really recommend.
Mascara: “Better than sex” from Too Faced or “Miss Manga” from L’oreal.
Lips: I use the lipgloss “Rebel” from Bare Minerals almost EVERY day. – I never got the matte lips trend. I honestly think it suits very few persons, and I’m not one of them 😉 I like a good lipgloss and I think the key is SHINE – not glitter 😉 When I dress up, I love wearing red lipstick. Well, some would say it’s more orange-red than red-red, but I love this tone to my tanned skin and I think it looks so fresh. I always use “Cristiano” by Tom Ford. – I can in general really recommend Tom Fords lipsticks, they are so pigmented and smooth on the lips! I only have to apply one layer and it will last for hours and hours!
False lashes: I like having eyelash extensions on, it looks beautiful and is so easy in the morning. But I also think, that if you are during it, you have to do it regularly and keep them nice. There is nothing worse than having a half set of lashes on one eye and only three left on the other eye! It looks so bad and sloppy if you ask me – then it’s better to just have your own lashes. That’s what happened for me, I have a quite last minute changing schedule, so I often had to cancel the appointments and then I ended up looking like I just described 😉 And that’s not pretty! Especially if they are longer and thicker than your own, it just doesn’t look nice at all after a week or two. So I don’t have permanent lashes on anymore, I have my own and if I want more volume and length – I use strip lashes! Then they always look perfect, but only for the day/night 😉 I like to use the strip lashes from either Depend, Eldora or Duff Lashes.
I hope I answered all your questions and that my recommendations were useful to you! Make-up is fun and very individual, so make sure to use it just how you like it to be 🙂
So this post must be one of the most asked posts of all time…
If you follow me on social media, you know who I’m talking about, that fluffy always happy little creature who follows me around in airplanes and everywhere.
Since we got Alfred 3 years ago, he melted not only our hearts but everyone around him. I always dreamed about having a dog when I was a child and even though it’s sometimes really difficult to have a dog in the life we have – I never regretted it.
I think it’s very important to be realistic about it when you choose to have a dog, meaning you have to find a dog whos needs will be matching your life. For us, it wouldn’t be fair having a dog who needs lots of outdoor activity and space, when we have a busy life and live in an apartment. For me, it was also important that I easily could take him with me in the flight cabin when I travel. My heart couldn’t bare if I had to let him go in the cargo hold.
Here are some of the most frequent questions I got regarding the little cutie-pie:
What breed is Alfred?
Alfred is a Coton de Tulear, which means “cotton dog.” I can not recommend this race enough!! Their mindset and temper are so positive and friendly. They are easy to learn and adapts easily to the family’s daily life. Of course, this might not be the occasion always, and of course, the personalities differ, but all the dogs I know from this breed is very like Alfred. His fluffy fur sure feels like cotton and is very soft. If we didn’t cut his hair, it would grow all long and some like this look. Personally, I like him with a fresh semi short haircut, and it’s also easier to keep.
Why did you choose this breed?
We choose this breed after we investigated all the different breeds and their needs compared to our life. I can not say enough how important it is, to know everything BEFORE you choose to get an animal. It’s a real-life creature, and it’s your responsibility to know everything in advance and to be realistic, there’s nothing more heartbreaking than seeing pets not having a good life. Well, a bit of a leap 😉 We choose a Coton de Tulear mainly because of the three following things:
They are non-allergic dogs which means he doesn’t loose hair. – None of us are allergic, but we just really like the fact that we don’t have dog hair everywhere.
They usually don’t get bigger than 8 kilos. – Most airlines have a maximum weight for dogs in the cabin on about 8 kilos.
They don’t require a lot of physic exercise. – Having a busy life and both training a lot, we don’t have the time and energy to take him for hours to the forest and run. Also, we live in the city center and we would have to get in the car every time.
Where did you buy him? Which dog kennel?
Might be the MOST asked question! We didn’t buy Alfred at a kennel. We bought Alfred from a family who’s dog got four puppies with another dog in the family. And this was a one-time thing, only because they wanted another dog in the family. And of course, all the papers and pedigree was on both of the parents. They had one girl that they kept, and three boys, one of them was Alfred. We actually exchanged email with his other siblings, to send each other pictures as they grew up, but we never heard back from them. Could have been fun to see if they looked like Alfred, as some say he looks different than other Coton de Tulears.
How do you travel with Alfred?
We bring Alfred with us everytime if we go back to Denmark. If we go somewhere else, he is always at either mine or Nico’s family in Denmark. I bring Alfred with me on the airplane in a bag like this. I tried a lot of different ones, and I can really recommend the Sherpa bag. There are a lot (!!!) of rules when you travel with a dog, and they differ regarding which airline company you use, so it requires a lot of planning. I prefer to fly with SAS when I travel with him and their rules you can read here.
Do you wash him?
When needed. I always clean his paws quickly with a dry towel after each walk, because he is in our home and I like to keep that very clean as well. If he is a little dirty or it just rained, I wash him in the bathing tub, so he is always nice and clean. He also sleeps in our bed sometimes, so then it’s very important to me that he is all clean. I did it from the very beginning, so he is used to it and actually loves to bath 😉
Does Alfred beg for food?
No, he never does. If you drop food on the floor, he won’t even react, because he has absolutely no idea what it is! He never tried it. I was really strict about no one could give him human food right from the beginning, because I hate it myself when dogs are begging at the table and since he doesn’t know what it is – he is not missing out on anything. He gets only the best of the best goodies, but no human food 😉
How do you keep his fur soft and nice?
This must be one of the most asked questions as well! To be fair – Alfred has a really good fur himself from birth. His father actually won the best fur in Denmark, that they told us when we came to pick him up! But something that I know have a big impact, is the food you serve for your dog. If it’s full of corn and poor quality, it will affect the fur. Alfred’s food is corn-free and organic food, and I have different tastes for him, so he doesn’t get the same every day. His favorite is horse and chicken 🙂
He seems so easy, do you have any tricks?
He is an easy dog! All dogs are different, just like kids. Some are more difficult and some are easier. That said, there are still things you can do to maybe make it easier – my best tip is not to be so scared about just bringing them along! There are so many rules about how your dog in the firsts weeks shouldn’t meet too many new people, shouldn’t walk near traffic and cars and so on… Well. We got Alfred while we were living in the middle of the city center in Copenhagen, so that wasn’t really an option for us. BUT, this also made him so easy to always come with us, never scared of other people and he looooves it when we bring him with us. He can sit for hours under the table when I have lunch with my friends, and he is just so happy to come along instead of being at home alone. I even bring him to my meetings sometime!
So my best trick will be: – Bring him with you along from the beginning instead of putting your life on hold! – Don’t give them human food, if you don’t want your dog to beg for your food! – And show them as much love as they show you. Dogs are such amazing creatures, and they deserve the same happiness they give to you 🙂
I hope this was useful and that I answered some of your questions about Alfred. I actually tried four times now, that people stopped me and asked if it was Alfred and took pictures with him haha! One time Nico was also there and she even asked if he could take the picture – that was a little funny 😉 Let me know if there is anything else about him you want to know, otherwise I will keep on going with the Alfred spam on my Instagram since I see a lot of you guys finds it fun and cute!
I promised you a guide to St Petersburg and Moscow, and since I didn’t spend as much time in Moscow, I decided to put them together!
This city is beyond beautiful and full of cultural features. You find so many nice buildings and monuments, and the canals running around the city are amazing. (Yes, I have a thing for canals I found out haha) In St Petersburg, almost no one speaks english. The level of service isn’t the best I’ve experienced, and since they don’t really make an effort to understand your homemade sign language – they seem even more careless of trying to provide you with what you try to order. Anyway, that’s a shame because the food is great!
Where to stay?
Four Season, W hotel or Astoria. This is the three hotels I visited, and they were all super cool in each way. Four Season and Astoria more classy, while W is more cool and young.
Where to go out for lunch, dinner, and drinks?
I would go to Blok for lunch, which is an Italian place in the middle of the city center. Buddha bar for dinner where the vibe is really good and building up a party. For drinks, I would either advise you to go for good cocktails at the rooftop bar at the W hotel or a more clubbing vibe at
What to do in St Petersburg?
As said, there is a lot of things to see in St Petersburg! One of my favorite places we visited visit was the Eremitage (the winter palas). You also have to take one of the canal boats and see the city from the seaside! That was outstanding! And if you wanna do some shopping, you have so many options as well. If you are looking for high-end brands like Gucci, Balmain etc. you should visit the mall DLT department store.
I didn’t spend as much time in Moscow – and that for sure was a mistake! Moscow is so much more than my expectations and you really get the “big city” vibe here. It’s modern, cool and full of life. Here are my few tips:
Where to stay?
We stayed at the Metropol hotel and the hotel itself is beautiful, but the rooms were really old and not as nice as the rest. I heard from others, that the Ritz Carlton should be great, but I didn’t had the time to visit it.
Where to go out for lunch, dinner, and drinks?
For lunch, I suggest you go to Bosco! It’s right next to the Red Square and a very cozy place. For dinner, I would definitely advise you to go to White Rabbit! You also have a Nobu there, which is my favorite Asian restaurant.
What to do in Moscow?
Since I only had two days, I didn’t have the time to explore so much as I wished to. Also in Moscow was the only time in Russia where we got a chance to visit the boys – so instead of spending my afternoon with exploring The Red Square, Kremlin, and the Vasilii Cathedral – I had a coffee in the lobby with my husband I hadn’t used time with in a long time. BUT, Moscow I will for sure return to someday to explore more about because it’s really an interesting city!
Overall my impression of Russia is really mixed because the cities are so different. I also shortly visited both Saransk and Samara, which are much smaller cities. I definitely think Russia is worth a visit – especially St Petersburg and Moscow! I will be back for you one day, Moscow 😉