Friday, December 7, 2012

My Cupcake Cutie...

... was only willing to pose for Christmas card pictures after I bribed her with her favorite sticky lemon and poppyseed cupcake from Starbucks. What can I say; an addiction to Starbucks start early in our family!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Royal Inspiration

Finally! After rumor mills have been in overdrive practically since she walked down the aisle in THAT dress, Kate has finally admitted that; YES; SHE IS INDEED PREGNANT! And although currently hospitalized with severe morning sickness, I am sure that when she is back in form again, she will be out there rocking maternity designer wear with the best of them!

 And I am grateful for a little inspiration, because frankly; just looking to Coleen Rooney - who is due in May like myself - for some bump-wear ideas, will get to you pretty soon. There is only so much orange tan, fur collars and leopard prints a girl can take....

Now over to you, Kate!

(Photo Credit from Daily Mail)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012


... is most definitively a craving this time around. Especially on cracker bread with cheese. And some cucumber. Seriously; try it, it is so YUM. And surely not the worst thing you can crave?!

Winter Is Here...

... and the mornings are COLD. Seriously; this morning - which started extra early courtesy of Nahla being up with a stomach bug since 6.25 - there was frost on the ground. Brrr. Time to hit the shops for a new winter coat, I think. One that will be forgiving to my expanding-by-the-day tummy!

Friday, November 23, 2012

My Terrible Blog Absence...

... has a pretty awesome excuse. This little thing has been making me alternate between sick and tired for the last 14 weeks - but finally it looks like the second trimester feeling-good-mode has kicked in, and I am back in business. Nahla is going to be a big sister in May, and we feel happy, blessed and so very very lucky.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pouting Pair

Look at little Harper Seven; only 1 and already the perfect "Yes-I-Know-I-Am-Fabulous-But-Please-Get-That-Flashing-Camera-Out-Of-My-Face" pout! Kudos!

(Photo Credit from here)

Life's A Beach...

... when you are on holidays in Norway and get to spend plenty of time out in fresh cold air. Nahla thinks the beach is just as fun far north of the Artic Circle on a freezing October afternoon, as she does on a sweltering Greek holiday resort in August. Variety is the spice of life, I suppose!

Friday, September 21, 2012


PJ-bottoms, thick socks, candles, tidy house, fresh flowers, BF making dinner, TV, fresh magazines stacked on my table, toddler out of bath and ready for bed. Life is good!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bugaboo Donkey

Ok, so having a 2,5 year old who technically needs her stroller less and less these days - and no second baby on the way - as of yet anyway, I really need not be checking out strollers to buy. In fairness; I have no less than 3 Bugaboo's already. Crazy that I am. But this picture in Harper's Bazaar made me - momentarily - sigh and think: "I so could do with a Donkey too!" I mean; look at that handy shopping basket! And how much more stylish you would look breezing through your local Tesco with one of these instead of a shopping cart? Ok, so the two adorable tots and THAT amazing Victoria by Victoria Beckham dress helps, but seriously; I want to be this woman right now! With THAT stroller. A must? Off course not. A want? You bet.

(Photo Credit from Harper's Bazaar, american edition)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Currently Obsessed With...

... all things Isabel Marant-y. The knits. The laid-back vibe. The just-thrown-together look. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

This Is SO Me...

... or it most certainly was this morning, anyway, when I had instructed myself to get up before 7 AM, as I have about a million deadlines looming before our Greek getaway next week. But then BF and I had a little movie-date last night to see Ted (so freakin' funny!), then I got stuck into an old episode of KUWTK on E! Then I just "had to" reply to some e-mails. And so on and so forth. And before I knew it, it was after 2 AM. You might think this sounds late - but I am terribly for never getting to bed - and so last night really was just like any other night. Apart from the fact that I this morning felt as if I would donate my entire wardrobe to charity if somebody would just let me sleep for 15 minutes longer! Note to self: Must. Learn. To. Go. To. Bed. 

Although, I have discovered, there is a name for my problem: FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. (Thank you Scott Disick!). See; you learn something from those Kardashians after all!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Two Weeks Until This...

... and this being: Greece, sunshine, beach, family-time, souvlaki, feta cheese, olives, Korres, sunscreen,  sandcastles, relaxation and pure JOY. 

Only One More Week...

... till this mother/daugthter duo once again heads for Oslo and some sweet family time! Also, as Oslo Fashion Week is well under way then, this mama is hoping to sneak in some show-time will devoted Bestemor (Grandmother) babysits my little munchkin. And as our week in Oslo will come to an end, sure Daddy arriving a week in the Greek isles doesn't sound to shabby either. Hello; summer!

Here's Penelope Scotland!

Nwahh! Finally the world gets a look at the newest Kardashian (well, Disick)! Little Penelope Scotland, who was born a month ago in Los Angeles, made her debut on the cover of this week's Us Weekly, alongside mama Kourtney and big brother Mason. 

- Nothing could prepare me for how hard I fell in love with her, gushed the new mother-of-two to the magazine.

And who can blame her! How cute is little Penelope?!

The only thing; I am already missing Kourt's more than fabulous maternity wardrobe! 

(Photo: E! Online)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fresh End...

... to an even fresher day! This mama is all played out after hours of park, playtime and family fun!


I have taken the plunge. And I LOVE it. So much so that I am now seriously doubting I will ever go back to blond-blond. Ombre is where it is at. And as for fall fashion; I am now so excited to embrace all that amazing style with my new darker hair!

Few Things Beat...

... going to bed on a Sunday night when you know tomorrow is a Bank Holiday Monday - meaning an extra day off. Hello extended-weekend-feeling! JOY!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Laid Back Fashion Choices...

... are perfect for Sundays. Especially when your Saturday consisted of road-trip with BF, hotel-stay, dinner on the town, LOTS of cocktails, 30th birthday party, more drinks in the residence bar and up early-ish to get home to collect toddler from very-kind-to-babysit grandparents! My (3rd pair and counting!) Zara jeans are so comfy I could wear them every day, and as for the jumper; new FAVORITE wardrobe piece picked up in Oslo, with the words Good Girl on the front, and GONE BAD on the back. Am slightly obsessed.

Sunday Means Funday

And not just to us regular folks, but if these snaps are anything to go by, the hip and happening people of Hollywood are also more than happy to spend this most relaxing day of the week with their favorite little people, having buckets of fun!

Proud papa Scott Disick took little Mason to the beach and clearly enjoyed some man-on-man time to themselves. Mama Kourtney was nowhere to be seen, meaning she could be back home enjoying some mummy-daughter time with little Penelope Scotland.

The Alba-Warrens looked adorable as always when they were spotted in Coldwater Canyon Park this weekend. Talk about good genes!

And across town saw Jennifer Garner enjoying some one-on-one time with oldest daughter Violet. What a cute pair!

(Photo Credit: Daily Mail)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Hello Weekend

Friday. Phew. Not only have Nahla and Mummy traveled to Norway last Sunday to enjoy a few days of family-time, sunshine, shopping and holiday, but this busy mama has also had her hands (and head) full with articles, deadlines and research - oh, the life of a freelance journalist! So my lack of blog posts of late is purely down to the fact that I have not even had time to think about blogging, let alone find the time to do so. But; better times are ahead, I assure you!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Making Ice Lollies...

... from fresh juice seems like the most perfect rainy day activity ever. YUM.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Is There Anything More Heart-Melting...

... than a sleeping child? Sweet dreams!

DIY Manicure...

The beauty of working from home is that you can decide to do your nails mid how-to-shrink-you-pores feature. And so I did. And today; if I may say so myself, I am more than a little impressed with myself! Glitter french mani? Check. I KNEW that Deborah Lippmann nailpolish would pay for itself one day.

Breakfast Date...

... at my very favorite local café; VDC@Home. Sometimes you just gotta' start the day right! Happy Tuesday!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fall Dreaming

Maybe it is the rather catastrophic summer weather we are having, or maybe it is being a journalist and always being a season ahead, but I cannot help but swooning over all the amazing fall/winter preview press releases that are flooding my inbox these days. The latest one? These amazing shots for H&M Home's upcoming interior season, where they are super-influenced by cowboys and indians, it seems, and rustic colours, navajo-patterns, leather and and horses feature heavily. How fab. How chic. How v. Isabel Marant-y of them! 

Today's Smoothie...

... also inhaled somewhere between kitchen, car and playschool: Soy yoghurt, fresh orange juice, pineapple and melon - with a little coconut-oil and a handful of hempseed thrown in for good measure. YUM!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

All For Children...

... is the name of the latest collection where H&M cooperates with Unicef. It hits stores in October, and I will be first in line to snap up this amazing skirt for my little fashionista!

Loving On A Sunday...

I need, need, need to get my nails done like this! And the too cute for words iPhone cover; on order from here. LOVE!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Days Of Our Lives

Mummy has successfully tricked Nahla into thinking raw-food bars are sweets. Mental high-five to me!

We have been to the Zoo again - and concluded that Nahla is not really all that into animals yet. Except for giraffes... For some strange reason.

Nahla got her very fist love-letter! From very cute Connor in her playschool. Daddy had minor melt-down as he now envisions his life a few years from now, having to fend off smitten teenage boys...

Nahla had a "bitch-stole-my-look" moment with the zebra in Dublin Zoo...

Pink dip-dye hair was a roaring success with our very pink-loving 2-year old...

Little Emine Sofie, who is on a week's holiday with us in Ireland, also got to enjoy the zoo - and the sleeping tigers...

And two little cousins are loving each others company and wake up every morning calling each other. Heart-melting stuff. 


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