Dutch 18th Century Farm House...






Photos by Morten Holtum via Skona Hem 

Beautiful home in Iceland....

Did you have a nice Easter weekend?

So after a few days of moving and settling

in to my new

home in London, I am back with you :)

I am so happy and comfortable here,

I feel like I have come home.

I it!

So here I have for you today a very

beautiful family home in Reykjavík

I love the floors, infact...I love all of it!

Enjoy lovely people and it's nice to be back....

Nordic twist on the Royal wedding...

If you are in London at the time of the royal wedding

you simply must pop into Madsens for some free 

Champagne & “Kransekage” (marzipan biscuit)

There is also the chance to win a 22 ring wedding cake!

We have these kransekage in Iceland also...

they are delicious and look great at a wedding or

some other important celebration....

Just book a table for dinner or lunch on the 29th April and you 

will be entered into the competition.

 Here is the recipe of the month from Madsens...Kransekage 

Our Kransekage recipe comes from Trina Hahnemanns' cookbook
 "The Scandinavian Cookbook". The book with lots of other fantastic recipes 
is also sold in the restaurant at the usual retail price

Kransekage - makes 24 biscuits

100g almonds

200g caster sugar

2 egg whites

500g homemade marzipan (see below)

200g dark chocolate
Homemade marzipan

500g blanched almonds

100g icing sugar, plus extra for kneading

50ml water

Whizz the almonds in a food processor and keep whizzing 
until they become a paste. Add the icing sugar, whizz again, then add
 the water and whizz again.

Take the marzipan out of the food processor and kneed it on a work
 surface dusted with icing sugar. The paste can be kept 
up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Stir the almonds and sugar together in a food processor until finely
 mixed together. Add the egg and whizz until the mixture is smooth. 
Make sure the mixture does not get too.

Grate the marzipan and then blend it into the almond mixture. 
Put the mixture in a bowl when finished, cover 
it with and leave in the refrigerator until 
the next day.

Shape the mixture into 24 rectangular cakes about 2 cm 
wide an 6 cm. 
Preheat the oven to 190°C. Place the cakes on a baking tray with baking
paper and bake for 15-18 minutes. 
When done, leave to cool.

Melt the chocolate and then dip the bottom of each almond 
cake in the chocolate and leave to set on some baking paper.

Best enjoyed with a cup of coffee or tea!


L O V E N O R D I C 

Easter Egging

This POST on Eighteen25 prompted me to take my kindergartner egging at his cousins' house today after school.  We hid eggs in bushes, on rocks and all around the porch.  We hung the super cute printable sign on the door handle, rang the bell and ran as fast as we could.  It wasn't long after when my sweet niece called to tell me all about it.  What fun!  You must TRY IT!!




Home inspiration...

This is a very nice home in West London...

It's the creation and home of architect Cathy Curran

I ♥♥♥ the Dinesen floors which are my dream floors...

Jealous... me??


Some very nice shots from 

Anders Schønnemann's portfolio

for you today

Happy Monday lovely people!

.....................................................Found via Automatism


These very nice cushions by

Linda Björg Arnadóttir

Oh my goodness more to add to the list

I'm not sure if I'm going to fit everything 

into my new (but smaller) apartment 

in London...



Cakes and things...

I have just discovered this very yummy blog

hello naomi

this blog shows the creations of Australian

computer programmer - turned

cake decorator & party stylist Naomi.

The cakes and other bits look beautiful and the styling

is just perfect....

.....find her blog here and her website here

Novy Dvur

I am a huge fan of British architect John Pawson

and one of my favourite of his projects

is the Novy Dvur Monastery in the Czech Republic

Pure, simple, understated beauty.


Photo of the week....


Love this...

Writing in lights on the wall....



In the UK it is not easy to find really good quality paint.

Paint with a pigment so rich and dense that you don't need to

use several coatings.

I have been using Farrow and Ball paint for years,

it is the best paint I've ever used and I am addicted to

the 'Elephants Breath' colour ♥ Well now they have just

introduced some new colours along with some very nicely

styled pictures on their website, here are a few of them....


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