How to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Scandinavia

Do we celebrate Valentine's Day in Scandinavia? Already in the 60s, florists in the Nordic countries, inspired by their American counterparts, began to promote Valentine's Day. Albeit a slow start, Scandinavians have cautiously started warming up to the new tradition and today many couples celebrate Valentine's Day with cards, flowers and presents as well as dining at romantic...

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How to drink gin, the Danish way.

It's been a month of hibernation, recovering from the festive season as well as patiently waiting for the days to become longer, milder and sunnier. It's about time we start living again! If gin is your thing, read on. A classic gin & tonic, served in a highball glass filled with ice cubes, gin followed by tonic poured in and stirred well before garnishing with a lemon twist. It a refreshing...

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A perfect hideaway, in Copenhagen.

Take a peek inside! The most opulent private residence, in Copenhagen, situated in a historical building, with a timeless colour pallet kept in neutral shades of creams, olive and ochre and the rooms are adorned with timeless Danish midcentury design, vintage finds and artwork. Decadent yet personable. Like from another era... But what if I told you, this once upon a time, grand private home, is...

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Nordic rawness by Cecilie Bahnsen for FW20

The highlight of Copenhagen Fashion Week, showcasing Fall Winter 2020 was not unexpected, the Copenhagen based designer, Cecilie Bahnsen. This season Cecilie Bahnsen has been inspired by the Stockholm based artist Martina Hoogland-Ivanow and her work including photography of mesmerising landscapes, captured in some of the most remote and far flung locations, in Siberia and the Kola Peninsula in...

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Nordic in London? What’s on for February

Here it is, a summery on what's on for February 2020, with dates for your Nordic diary. From events and happenings to traditions and celebrations of the month. Highlights include the Sami National day, a viking themed supper club in Central London and last but not least, the Scandinavian celebration of lent, with a delicious sweet treat. Read on! Nordic Events & Happenings in London 23rd...

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5 tips to cure Blue Monday

Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January, typically the third Monday of the month, which is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. In 2020 Blue Monday falls today, on Monday 20th of January. Blue Monday arrives as result of a combination of cold weather, the financial strain of covering the cost of Christmas and the New Years optimistic talk about...

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Soft Gallery SS20 – A Place under the sun

Kidswear concept brand Soft Gallery was founded in Denmark in 2007. Tine Holt Møller is the head designer and owner of the brand who in collaboration with artists designs collections seeking to stimulate creativity and inspire young minds. Soft Gallery creates beautiful and poetic luxury children's clothing. Every item is a soft canvas brought to life by artists from all over the world. This...

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EKTE Nordic Kitchen in London

There's a new Scandinavian offering in London with Ekte Nordic Kitchen, recently launched by Danish restaurateur Soren Jessen. Set in the heart of London's Square Mile, in Bloomberg Arcade that  features independent restaurants with a concept that merge history, architecture with public art and a top food offering. To stand out on the vibrant and international London food scene, both quality...

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Christening in Norway – how to welcome the new baby

You have been invited to a christening in Norway but have no clue on what's expected? This is a small introduction, from the ceremony, the role of the god parent to what to wear and what gifts to get! What does it mean to be a godparent in Norway? If you have been invited to be a god parent, congratulations! It's a great honour and it means the parents regard you as someone they would want in...

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Creamy Norwegian fish soup

This luxurious creamy fish soup is a hearty January everyday supper, that the whole family will love. The best part is that it's ready in half an hour! Ingredients, serving four. 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped1 garlic clove, crushed 2 carrots, diced 200 g celeriac, diced5 dl fish stock1,5 dl dry white wine 2 dl whole milk...

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