Nordic in London? What’s on for April!

Traditions & Holiday 1st of April - April's fools day Aprilsnar, Aprilsnarr eller Aprilskämt is the equivalent of April's fools day is popular throughout Scandinavia. The practical jokes and hoaxes are reserved for mornings only and should be revealed in the afternoon. 5th to 13th of April - Scandinavian Easter holiday The last week of the fast, between Palm Sunday and Easter day has two...

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Comfortable Kids Clothing to Stay at Home

Looking for fun and comfortable children's clothing? With all the schools and nurseries closed and the school uniform folded and stored away, there's suddenly a greater need for more essential wardrobe pieces. With the current situation our new lifestyle evolves around staying at home as well as a daily trips out for exercise. A wise old friend told me that it's perhaps more important than ever...

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How to keep your favourite clothes forever?

Tired of an unwearable, outdated wardrobe? I've asked an expert, my daughter Amélie, to give her best advice on how to make your outfits last as long as possible. 1. Buy quality Buy well made clothing in quality fabrics that are durable, to withstand tear and wear. Look for natural fabrics, like pure organic cotton, linen and wool.  2. Second hand  Vintage markets is not only fun...

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CIFF YOUTH SS21 – new dates and venue

The Children's Fashion Trade Show in Copenhagen has announced new venue and dates for the coming trade season. To respond to key-buyers demand for an earlier date as well as having a more central location the decision has been made. CIFF YOUTH will move the trade show from August to June and relocate from Bella Centre to Øksneshallen. The change in dates, to move CIFF YOUTH closer to other...

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A Scandinavian School in the heart of London

Dania School in London is an independent, bilingual Danish and English day school for boys and girls aged between 3 and 11 years olds. The non-selective independent day school was founded to provide a high quality education with a holistic approach with plenty of outdoor education. Lessons are in English, while Danish is a core part of our curriculum. The forms are small with an excellent...

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Nordic in London? What’s on for March

Here it is, a summery on what’s on for March 2020, with dates for your Nordic diary. From events and happenings to traditions and celebrations of the month. Highlights include arguably the most important day of the year, the international waffle day! xxx. Read on! Nordic Events & Happenings in London 18th to 21st New Nordics Festival New Nordics is a 4-day theatre festival in London...

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Contemporary kid’s fashion‎ by A Monday in Copenhagen

Sporty urban with a modern, minimalists touch, produced in soft, comfortable fabrics that are certified eco-friendly. Did I mention affordable? What more can you wish for from a kids wear brand? A MONDAY in Copenhagen is a new, fast growing danish label, which is currently making its way into the British market. This summer we are expecting a 'fruit festival' of a collection, with styles to suit...

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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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