Nordic Mojito cocktail recipe from Danish restaurant Snaps & Rye

by Scandinavian mum

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The Danish restaurant’s Snaps & Rye signature cocktail, ‘Nordisk Mojito’ was one of the recipes revealed at the cocktail making master class at Skandium’s concession store at Selfridges this Saturday. We were treated to on hour of fun-filled cocktail making; with herb and ice crushing, mixing – and sampling the flavours of Summer!
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Selfridges kidswear department – best kids fashion shop in London

by Scandinavian mum

Selfridges, also known as Selfridges & Co, was founded by Harry Gordon Selfridge and opened its doors to the public on 15 March 1909. A TV series entitled Mr Selfridge and his venture aired earlier this year, with ten additional episodes to be produced and aired in 2014 due to overwhelming response. With such a rich history Selfridges is unique in its own right.

Todays owner, Galen Weston, has focused on extensive renovations of the historic Oxford Street landmark in the heart of London’s shopping district, rather than building more stores elsewhere. And as a result Selfridges has retained it’s former glory as the number one shopping destination. In fact it has been voted the best department store in the world!

We would like to highlight the kidswear department. Located on the 4th and top floor it’s a true children’s fashion wonderland. The brands are well curated; established high end fashion houses next to exciting new independent brands. One style more desirable than the other. On our visit this morning, we spotted Scandinavian favourite brands Mini Rodini and Lucky Boy Sunday, as well as an exciting Pop-up Shop with Little Troll very first collection featuring gorgeous girls dresses. It clear that Selfridges believes in new brands and also that they are confident in mixing popular brands and classic styles with more quirky and creative. Together with knowledgable and helpful staff it all sums up to one great shopping experience.
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The space is airy, yet playful and fun, the displays are creative and inspirational. Visiting this grand building and the trendy kidswear department is just really a treat, both for you and your children. And why not end a fun day out with a classic English afternoon tea at Dolly’s on the Ground level?

On your way out, make sure to stop by the famous Selfridges windows displays. Selfridges has a history of bold art initiatives when it comes to the window designs, all back to Mr Selfridges days. Today the creative installations, displaying current designs and fashion trends, attract and inspire tourists, designers and fashionistas alike. See more at selfridges.com

The Little Troll pop-up shop will be there until the 26th of May. Make you sure you pop in before it’s gone. See more of the brand at little-troll.co.uk and follow the enjoyable Little Troll Blog.

Crazy Golf with Bompass and Parr on the rooftop of Selfridges

by Scandinavian mum

What better way to spend a Monday afternoon than with some Crazy Golf with Bompass & Parr on the rooftop of Selfridges in Oxford Street?! We went along with Michelle from the trendy children’s online shop Quirky Collective and her beautiful girls, for some delicious tea and cake and some proper crazy mini golf surrounded by the skyline of Central London.







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The entrance is in the Fragrance Hall on ground floor with an express lift taking us directly up to the rooftop. An outdoor restaurant flanked by Daylesford Organic vegetable garden looked more than inviting, as did the giant jug of Pimms to share among good friends on a sunny day. However we went for the tea and cake with our girls. Not long after the children were keen on embarking on their pro (mini) golf career -so we headed for the reception for our golf clubs (separate children’s ones in bright yellow!), golden golf balls and last but not least score card. We played our way through cakes, puddings, waterfalls and well known London landmarks like the Gherkin, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. As this was (as of lately) typical British summer day it soon started to drizzle, so the girls fetched a couple of colourful giant Crazy Golf umbrellas to share and we could carry on. You have max 6 goes, before you have to move on to next challenge. Some were really tricky, with small holes and lupes to overcome. All in all everyone really enjoyed themselves. Little A enjoyed Tower Bridge the most as the golf balls usually ended in the River Thames and she had to retrieve them for us. Little B enjoyed filling out the score card with the golden pencil. If you have a a couple of hours to spare, this is a unusual opportunity to do something completely different in London. Gorgeous organic food combined with crazy fun mini golf is a unbeatable combination for fun times with your friends or a day out with your family.

What: Bompas and Parr’s Big Rooftop Tea & Crazy Golf Party. Organic high tea and conquer a 9-hole cake-based course!

Where: Selfridges, Oxford Street, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB. Nearest tube Bond Street.

When: Open now – until September.

Tickets: £6 per person for golf and entrance. Ages six and up. Tickets for July on sale now, tickets for August will be released on Friday 13 July and tickets for September will be released on Friday 17th August at noon. There’s also limited spaces for walk ups. Simply visit the roof entrance lift in the Fragrance Hall on the Ground Floor and the lift host will advise about current golf availability. Walk up sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.