With a background in graphic design the design duo and husband and wife team, Majbrit and Joen Weidemann have enjoyed a great success with their monochrome (mostly) black children’s fashion brand New Generals. Based in Copenhagen, in the trendy area of Vesterbro, they live together with their two beautiful daughters. And to the Weidemann family, the New Generals is not only a concept and a children’s brand but a complete family lifestyle.
As of recently they’ve choosen to make their private holiday home available to rent. The summer house is located in Rørvig, only 1h and 20m drive from Copenhagen. It’s situated near a charming village and only a short bike ride from sandy white beaches. Sleeps 4 comfortably with 2 double bedrooms. Price from 3000 DKK per week.
The New Generals holiday home even has its own Facebook Page, with more pictures and information
The number one destination for kids style, Bubble London will be inviting buyers and press along for an exciting two day trade event. The fair, taking place in the eclectic area of Islington London, is only a few week away from opening its doors.
© Little Scandinavian visiting Bubble London January 2013
The exhibitor list is still coming together as we speak. But to highlight some; Danish long time favourite Mini A Ture, affordable and interesting Aya Naya, funky Molo Kids, gorgeous quality from Milibe, and inspired by one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Swedish label Björn Borg Underwear that will make its Bubble debut this season. Swedish/British popular brand Indikidual will also once again appear in Islington. It’s clearly above all an international fair, with some of the hottest designers exhibiting, although we’ve seen in recent years a firm support for the “homegrown”, British designers.
The London fair is within easy reach from all over, with various of airports around and in the city. It’s also only a short and comfortable train journey away from f.ex Brussels and Paris, allowing buyers and press easy access.
© Eurostar will take you from Paris to London in 2h and 15m
You can register online now to receive your free entry pass to Bubble London at the Business Design Centre.
Also, the Bubble and Speak blog have listed their blog buddies here, definitely worth a look if you want to keep up with the latest kids style news!
A garden party you’ve been invited to or just because the weather is so nice, surrounded by leafy trees, green lawn and flower beds, garden chairs grouped casually, fresh flowers and candle lights on the table. Let the party begin!
A garden party -photo from high-heels.com
We’ve made a quick selection of the party dresses we think would suit your little midnight summer dream princess.
Diy flower arrangement from the inspirational Little White Blog.
Norway’s Constitution Day the 17th May will be celebrated in Southwark Park i London. The Norwegian Seaman’s Church in South Olav’s Square will start the celebration with a service at 11am. This is followed by a children’s parade in Southwark Park at 1pm, then games for the children, concerts and entertainment. Visit 17mai.org.uk to see the full program.
Princess Märtha Louise, her husband Ari Behn and their three daughters Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah has since 2012 been based in London and the royal family will be participating in the official 17th May celebration in Southwark Park. Princess Märtha Louise is also the key speaker at the celebration.
© Photo by Morten Brun / Det kongelige hoff
If you are planning a self catering holiday for the entire family, Denmark is your destination, just a boat trip away!
Fantastic white sandy beaches, clean water, great food and amazingly friendly people. Visit Denmark
How to travel
Going by ferry to Denmark allows you to explore Scandinavia in your own car. And the children will love the exciting “mini cruise” and sea adventure, with the boat departing 5:45pm from England and arriving next day at 1pm in Denmark.
Travel comfortably by ferry, from Harwich England to Esbjerg in Denmark with DFDS Seaways, prices from £75pp (Car plus 4, based on 4 sharing, One Way). Look out for offers and special discounts at dfdsseaways.co.uk
Where to stay
Rent a cottage! Denmark is lined up with charming self catering holiday homes, from traditional country cottages with old style thatched straw roof to contemporary and minimalistic grand design houses, depending on preferences and budget.
Novasol is one of the largest online booking sites for Danish holiday homes. Prices from £199 per week for 5 people. Find your Danish dream holiday home and check availability at novasol.co.uk
What to do
A definite must is to visit Legoland in Billund. It’s the birth place of the famous lego toy brick and a fantastic theme park with lots of fun rides and activities for the entire family.
We also recommend driving to Copenhagen to see the capital of Denmark. You’ll be amazed by the eclectic mix of architecture, traditional and modern side by side, the mouth watering open sandwiches served in many cafes and restaurants and the friendly bicycling city people. If you go to Copenhagen, visit the shopping centre for great Scandinavian design, Illum Bolighus and the enjoyable and nostalgic theme park Tivoli.
In the times of the roaring 20′s and the Great Gatsby soon to launch in cinemas, you can’t help to admire fashion and design from the decadent times of the 20′s and the 30′s. In fact Oslo, the capital of Norway boots of several charming seaside landmarks with historic flair. These places offers an exceptional recreational seaside experience, for the whole family.
Ingierstrand Bad was constructed in 1931 and designed by the two architects Ole Lind Schistad and Eyvind Moestue. Knows as one of the hot spots and ultimate dancing venues. It was listed in 2012 and are currently under restoration with an scheduled reopening on 15th May 2013. The restaurant have one large and one small dining area for both large parties or smaller romantic dinners, as well as a very nice beer garden with stunning views to the Oslofjord. ingierstrandbad.no
Hvalstrand Bad was constructed in 1934 and designed by architect Andre Peters. The building has been listed since 1996 and the place has been renovated and restored to its former glory. Today the restaurant continues its fine tradition in fresh fish and seafood dishes inspired by international cuisine. In summer there is an outdoor patio, an à la carte menu and a guest pier for those arriving by boat. See more information at sult.no/hvalstrandbad
Worth mentioning, although not located by the sea, the Ekeberg Restaurant is arguable one of the finest examples of architecture from the 30′s in Oslo. Known for it’s spectacular view over Oslo and the Oslofjord as well as fine dining and vibrant evenings, almost taking you back to the “roaring 20′s” Book your table well in advance at ekebergrestauranten.com
Founded in 2008 by Jenny Arvidsson, Swedish brand LiandLo provides babies and children up to age 6 with colourful cartoon inspired bright and fun clothing. Also included in the collection is fabrics, as their prints has become so popular.
LiandLo Spring Summer 2013 collection is available in online shop Love It Love It Love It
The lemon is a small yellow fruit from the lemon tree, native to Asia. The fruit is used throughout the world, primarily for its juice. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in drinks and foods such as lemonade.
© Little Scandinavian
The recipe we followed was 1 cup lemon juice, 1 cup water, sugar after taste.
Chop the lemons in twos (we used organic and unwaxed lemons) and use a Lemon Squeezer to to extract juice from the fruit. Let sugar and water simmer until disolved. Cool and mix with the lemon juice.
Now, it took a while to make a few glasses of this refreshing summer drink. Wonder how many lemons the girls will need for their planned new venture, their very own lemonade stall this summer.