I’m currently obsessed with James Blake’s album. I have it on loop; have you listened to it yet? It is so insanely good. With your coffee. While staring out the window. While working. BEST album, I tell you. And have you seen that Westlife is back? That’s pretty insane, isn’t it?
I’ve gathered a few bits and pieces for the pile for my favourite hygge post, lots of small snaps from last week. May the coming week be super lovely – for you as well as for me. It started pretty well with a giant snow storm, huh?
I am insanely proud of this campaign that I was part of. Do you remember that I was out on a shoot around about a month after Eddie landed? – this was it. A campaign for Nivea along with Nicci (of whom I’ve been a fan ever since my mum gave me her makeup book in an advent gift when I was a young, young woman learning to apply makeup), Astrid and dearest Mette-Marie. At four completely different stages of life, everyone bursting with power and presence. The collaboration launched last week, and it made me blush when the video was shown on a big screen for the first time – to me and to everyone else present. Hope I find it somewhere so I can show it to you guys.
My face most of the day, attempting to make a little human being laugh. Strange noises emerging from my mouth, big smiles. It sometimes works, hehe… And, yes, I am all in on Lamaze. Spent DKK 300 the other day on animal-shaped neon colours.
I have become increasingly better at remembering to have my Keep Cup with me! It’s always in the stroller – and all cafes are happy to fill them! Some even praise me for having it with me, hehe. It goes straight to their hearts.
I bought ours at a cafe in LA back in 2015, illustrated with a little man on the moon on the back. Rather than keeping drinks warm, they are a pure replacement for single-use cups. You can mix and match the colours as you like on their website or buy them in a special edition like the ones in a Star Wars theme. They are just great!
Incidentally, this is a turmeric latte, loaded full of good things to boost my immune system.
She’s finally getting some looong walks since Adam started his leave. Here, we’re headed towards the Meatpacking District for coffee. She’s such a good walker – but mainly in the afternoon, and preferably with the two of us, hehe…
Frida has made me feel so bad over the past few months. Most of all I have been thinking that she was annoying and have been considering asking my mum or my dad whether they could take her for a few months to give us some space. But now it’s clearing up, especially because Eddie has become better at hanging out with Adam than he used to be, making my hands free from time to time to cuddle her.
I just have to say that it has been quite a mouthful for us to have a dog and a baby simultaneously… Hence the bad conscience towards a little lady, who was our #1 for almost a decade.
Le Gourmand – a local favourite for a bit of cheese (they currently have an absurdly good gruyère) for the weekend table. There just is something special to buying your cheese locally rather than from the supermarket. It feels really extravagant, which I guess it also is.
Cheese, incidentally, is still the one thing I find it hard to resist. We put plant-based butter on our bread, pour oat milk on our cereals – but cheese. Cheeeese. Cannot. Be. Replaced. But I do think that’s okay when we do so well in the grander scheme of things.
I bought this dress when I was very pregnant, looking forward to wearing it post-bump. But it isn’t exactly breastfeeding-friendly – neither in action nor when he is sleeping. It’s as if my boobs are too big and ‘long’ to fit into those small bowls, haha! It’s sort of super fitted around the bosom-area – but just not fitted to my figure. Only for those small (long gone) buttons.
It will be interesting to see how they’ll appear once I’m done with breastfeeding. Yes, the breasts. I have always thought that once I was done breastfeeding, I’d want to get a boob job – either just a subtle lift or some filling. But in a way I quite like that they’re marked by your children? Generally, the wear ‘n’ tear of the body – I actually appreciate that it shows off your memories and life. No one knows if, down the line after two-three kids, I’ll change my mind as to the degree of ‘tear’ that’s acceptable, haha! Did any of you get a boob job? Anyone without kids as well?
Lunching out during working hours. Zero queues, lots of free tables and good food. Here at Apollo for whipped cream and bread and burrata. My Lord. It’s kind of nice to take Adam to all of those places that I’ve been to over the past few years, now that we finally have time for it. Except for the fact that it’s in the middle of my work day – I still need to sort out a system. Time for being a mum and a business woman. And wife, not to forget.
Back at Edition to have the lithography that I got Adam for Christmas framed. AND – to order a frame for my Cathrine Raben Davidsen piece. It is a dream come true to own one of her lithographies. She is sooo talented.
To those of you who, like me, are looking at art, I highly recommend Edition, Format Art Space and V1 – the two former are accessible for human money.
A moment where I felt really really well dressed. Do you know those days? Where you just feel cool and close to the ‘self’ that you want to show others. I obviously went for some Kurt Cobain vibes. Together with good old jeans and a rough shirt/jacket-thingy from &-Other Stories (Gifted, ad link)
Did I ever tell you about the other Mads in the row I was dating? (three in total). I fell for him because he could play the drum set from Smells like teen spirit. Still remember the first time I really noticed him at the sports centre at school, when he was practicing for the spring concert. He was wearing silk knickers, Kawasaki with holes in them, smoked cigarettes behind the sports centre, tasted of nicotine and was way too into pot and driving cars without wearing a seat belt with his friends. And driving fast. And then he had terry fitted sheets on his bed and cobalt blue walls painted with a sponge. Huge crush – and huge burn. Ouch! But it was good for me that it stopped. We dated for approximately three weeks. And then there was a third Mads in Lyngby before I started with a new name. Adam. My Adam.
For a moment I was sensing the arrival of spring yesterday. Man! So lovely! And then the snow came crashing down today. Snowflakes bigger than any I’ve seen before. It was crazy. But that’s the wayward thing about the next few weeks – it can go in all directions, and I LOVE it. Keeps us on our toes! A long tease before spring is really here. Sweet spring.
For those of you who’ve been asking about my sunglasses – they are from Céline, and I bought them on Matches (ad link).