Issue #5 of Enfants Terribles Magazine is now online. The cover was shot near Isaberg in Sweden. The Lupins were in full blossom and we wanted to give you some authentic Astrid Lindgren landscape and feeling, so we went all in on the folklorish styling and setting<3
Covershoot by Søs Uldall-Ekman, Model: Ella, Dress by Majken Sylvester, Husflid and Søs Uldall-Ekman
This weekend was all about sunshine and cool rides. I took the kids + 1 playdate on a trip around the old moats in Christiania, Copenhagen on Friday. It was the best start to the weekend with icecreams, dandelions and lots of sunshine.
On Saturday we drove up the coast to go to the cousins annual joint birthday party. Anton wanted to try out their new Pennyboard and fell and sprained his ancle really bad. Poor daddy! Worst thing about it though was that we had an important event the following day: The Volkswagen Annual Soap Box Race and he was supposed to be the fiery engine!
We had to ask granddad to come be our "Bob the Builder" and I had to step in as very slow replacement engine. Ella was the designated driver and this girl has the most incredible natural talent for racing and driving:-) Unfortunately my talents as engine didn't get us into the winning finals, but we did however, win the Cours d'Elegance for best style - YAY!
We celebrated our fab style with dinner at Papirøen in Copenhagen, at the Copehagen Streetkitchen place. I had the most amazing soft mexican tacos there, something I haven't been able to find here in Copenhagen before. We highly recommend a visit there. Lots of different food stands to choose from and sunshine and harbourlife for entertainment.
I hope you guys had a fab weekend too and went on exciting playful adventures.
This weeks Label Love goes out to Reima. A company established in Finland in 1944, dedicated to dressing kids for outdoor play come rain, shine or even cherryblossom pink snow. We are big fans of Reimas dedication to making quality outdoor clothing that will withstand all kinds of childhood adventures, whether they be in warm sun, great big puddles or mountains of snow and even last long enough to be handed down for younger siblings, cousins or friends.
Who wants to worry about getting soaked when happily dancing in the rain? Reima has spent 70 years perfecting their designs and ensuring that the clothes they produce are of the highest quality and the real-world testing of Reima garments is carried out by the world’s most frank and ruthless test team: kids themselves.
Last week the cherryblossom tree next door shed all of it's pink fluffyness and I simply couldn't resist all this pink loveliness, so Ella and I dived into the pinkness and paid our gratitudes to this ephemeral beauty that makes us all swoon every year come Spring.
According to Ella the jacket she is wearing is the perfect Spring jacket, mainly because it is pink and she's 6, so anything in that colour AND with a heartprint is a guaranteed winner. Being waterproof, windproof and in a breathable design it is easy for a mother to be convinced to buy theTamesa Jacket too.
Pierrot la Lune is a young Danish label, almost as young as Enfants Terribles Mag actually.
It's design is timeless and sophisticated, yet playful and informal. The colours are subdued and the classic stripes and beautiful floral prints bare resemblance of faded wallpapers or quilts from grandma’s attic - it simply provides a calm.
The main part of Pierrot la Lune collection is produced in organic, GOTS-certified cotton - which we love, respect very much and hope for more like that in the future.
the woman behind these stylish design are the very, very sweet Emilie Ventujol and Kirsten Rickert have just done a beautiful interview with her over at her blog, definitely worth reading - find it here!
Living in Copenhagen we all have bikes. Actually I have two bikes! A classic Christiania Cargo bike and a dutch style pink ride:-) Even Elvis, my son who is 2 years old, rides his little Puky learner bike to daycare every morning.
Copenhagen is quite a small Capital and really there is no better or faster way to get around town then on your bike. Being in Scandinavia we never know wether we're riding in heavy snow, cold rain or warm rays of sun, but you can be sure that most Copenhageners jump on their bike to go to work no matter the weather.
Last weekend the kids spring cleaned their bikes out on our balcony and they had a blast doing it. So I thought I'd share this simple idea for a perfect weekend project with your kids.
All you need is a bucket full of water, kitchen cloths, maybe a dishwasher brush or a sponge of some sort and your good to go.
I promise the kids will love it!
Iglo & Indi is an Icelandic brand of childrens wear that caught our attention recently. Helga Ólafsóttir is the woman behind this playful label and we´re very much into the fun and easy feel of the SS14 collection. Vibrant colours and quirky details are on the menu and we like it!
Helgas vision for Iglo & Indi is this: To create stylish and beautiful children’s clothes without compromising on comfort and practicality. And this she has been dping since 2008. Check www.igloandindi.com for more styles.
On a warm and sunny April day, the kids and I went on a trip around Copenhagen to appreciate and adore all the blossoming spring trees. We found this little sunny hill, almost a secret spot, hidden away between buldings and bikepaths and the light and the fragrance of the trees was simply divine. We stayed there for a little while running up and down the hills and making it snow with white petals in the last rays of sun. It was a very good day.