Hello, fellow traveler – the Marrakech travel guide is here! In this post I’ll take you along on a virtual tour into the curved pink streets of Marrakech. It’s the result of years of research and treasured tips from fellow colleagues and friends. Mikkel and I visited Marrakesh for the first time five years ago, and it was love at first encounter. For some reason I feel calmer there. Despite all the hustlers, pick-pockets, and loud master-hagglers, it somehow feels like an honest and somewhat authentic place. The old medina is mostly inaccessible to cars, and you’ll find that donkeys and wooden carts are still used to haul everything from everyday produce to building materials. It’s a place where I want to get lost. I’ll wander for hours through the souk and narrow alleys, imagining what’s hidden behind the mystic 11th and 12th century wooden doors. Some hide abundant courtyards, some hide poverty. It’s all there, unpretentious and real.
A Rose Pavlova for you and your love on Valentine’s Day. Or any day. Because why reserve acts of kindness for February 14th?
I’m just checking in quickly to share one of the recipes I cook the most for my family; Quinoa, lentil & spinach patties. They’re are dinner-savers for working mothers. I cook them on Sunday nights to keep in the fridge for a healthy and easy dinner on busy week nights or a quick snack to avoid any hangry kid situation. So, you might be going “isn’t quinoa and lentils a lot of work?” I promise you, it’s not. In fact, you’ll only need one pot as the quinoa and lentils have the same cooking time, and they cook fast. Once you’ve cooked the grains all you need to do is mix and fry, and you’re ready to go. What’s not to like?
Well, hello there 2018! And hello to new habits! I took the first days off to reflect. I’m no fan of resolutions, Because if 2017 has taught me anything, it’s that just when I think my path is set it changes all over again. That’s the beauty of it. Instead, I’m a believer in the importance of self-reflection. Of being conscious of the choices we make, of the turns the path take. Otherwise, we’ll end up simply acting out the decisions of others. The last page of 2017 has been turned, reviewed and learned from. It had me quit my job to move to the other side of the country. It had me move into my dream house and build a real home with the man I love and our son. It had me turn down a prominent job offer and go for the one that felt right for me and for my family. And I’ve never been happier and more excited to see what’s coming.
Hello, fellow last minute gift shoppers! This is a recipe for a herbal tea that sparks joy and is the perfect last minute gift – along with a virtual invitation into our newly renovated living room. I can’t believe we actually made it just in time for Christmas. For those of you who are new here, my family and I sold our apartment in Copenhagen this Summer to move into our dream house in Svendborg, close to the forest and the sea. But as with every house dating back to the 1930’s it needs to be renovated. Just a liiiiiittle bit. So ever since we moved in 8 months ago, we’ve been without a living room. But two days ago we could finally store the tools and paint buckets away, and move in. A few hours later we had decorated the Christmas tree and found ourselves sipping tea in our sofa with Wham! on repeat.
In just a few hours my family arrives to stay with us during the Holidays. So, without further ado, I just want to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! I hope you get to spend it with your loved ones. If you scroll down, you’ll find the recipe for my herbal tea, which in my opinion is beautiful in itself in its jar, but just wait until you see that ruby red colour once it’s done infusing.
Marry Christmas, ya’ll!
My gift wrapping guide for this season is filled with bits of nature and shades of pink. I’ve exchanged my usual gift wrapping paper with soft cotton. I simply love the idea of wrapping each present in cotton to be reused by the receiver. I use it as everything from napkins to dish towels and polishing cloth. Zero-waste Christmas, y’all!