1. This new slightly wonky but non-the-less incredibly huge and infectious smile of Ida’s.
2. My growing vintage Danish ceramic collection–even though I have no clue how I’m gonna get all this home.
3. The fact that art museums in Denmark have pencils and paper so that you can draw after getting all inspired.
4. Freetown. Christiania in general, this upcycled military barrack turned colorful kid’s playhouse, in particular.
5. These bowls.
6. This talk that Satsuki and Victoria share.
7. This pin.
8. This home tour–especially the little yellow foot stool and the humungous agave plant, in a vase on the dresser.
9. This clip that may actually hold my crazy-thick hair
10. This lady’s move to L.A.
I hope that your weekend is full of smiles!!
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I’m so happy Caitlin‘s back to share some of her deliciousness with us! I’ve had this one of hers before–it’s insane. The vanilla bean is what really does it I think…
What you need:
Peaches, pears, apricots, or whatever else you desire
One vanilla bean
Chamomile tea (loose or tea bag)
Greek yogurt, or creme fraiche
What you need to do:
Place fruit in a pot and cover with water and add a pinch of salt. Split vanilla bean in half, scrape seeds and add both to pot along with honey, thyme, and tea. Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until fruit is knife tender. Serve with yogurt hot or at room temperature.
Thank you Caitlin!!
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I got an email recently from Colombian-born, Hong Kong via New York artist Lina Benjumea who describes her hand-painted Totem Bowls as modern and Latin/African-inspired. It doesn’t get much more international than that now does it–which is probably why I love them so much. I want like five of them to stack and make one huge totem bowl that is overflowing with delicious fruit and nuts and heck why not, a huge agave plant on top. Aren’t these bowl gorgeous? Check out her Etsy shop “Titiribi “and start thinking about what you’d fill your totem bowls with!
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Vintage, embroidered, mirrored and patchworked vintage sari covered parasols that I kinda wanna hang ALL OVER THE PLACE. Tassel-trims too?! Consider me in the market for a sunny spot that needs a bit of shade. Available at Fabricadabra for $22.
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One thing I love about summer is getting outdoors–and if you, like me, have no air-co and live in a house that gets super HOT, you’re prepping for all kinds of ways to bring the indoors out this summer. One of the best ways to do that is by inviting homies over for outdoor movie nights! There’s something magical about watching movies al fresco with a cold beer and popcorn, yes? That is why I am beyond excited to be helping out a brand that I’ve been shopping in since I was a little girl, (literally), World Market, with the launch a Pinterest “Movie Night Giveaway” Sweepstakes now through May 31.
So here’s the low-down: World Market Pinterest followers can enter for a chance to win a Backyard Theater System (an outdoor screen and projector) and a $1000 World Market gift card. To enter, follow these instructions and repin any of the pins that you love from World Market’s the “Movie Night Giveaway” Board. Winners will be notified via email.
I’m really looking forward to hooking up my back yard when I get home from Copenhagen next week. I have so many plans, and just looking at this stuff makes me super excited for my first summer soiree. I want to make flavored beer (I swear it’s good) and chipotle popcorn for my movie night–and I’m thinking that catching up on the last six weeks of Madmen and Game of Thrones outdoors is gonna be the way to go. What will you watch at your outdoor movie night?
This post is created in partnership with World Market. All words and ideas are my own. Thanks for the support y’all.
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Plant-a-colada!? Yes please! The coconuts cost me $1.89 each at my local Asian grocery market. I had all the tools, fabric and string in my craft closet–so these planters cost me less than $2 to make! Cheap, eco–and fun to do with kids (provided you do the saw part) this project is perfect for adding a bit of green in the home–and the table-planters can easily be personalized with names or table-numbers for special events (think weddings, showers, graduations, birthdays etc.) Perfect summer project, yes? (more…)
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So many ‘firsts’ this week…the first time we took Ida to the beach, the first time she rode on a train, the first time she tasted porridge, the first time she visited a contemporary art museum, a modern art museum and a history museum all in one week! She is such a trooper. She just looks around, smiles at strangers, laughs and takes it all in. I’m so thrilled that she seems to love traveling as much as we do…because, god willing, we will be doing a lot more of it in the future. (more…)
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