Tuesday, October 29

you make loving fun

Marie Claire Netherlands September 13 / Vogue UK August 13 / Fleetwood Mac

feeling 70s inspired and stacking on some metal, paired with soft suede, a hat, a long loose scarf and coat - might even consider corduroy. Anyone know, where I can find the rest of a Fleetwood Mac coverband to really make this outfit shine?

Saturday, October 26

rørbæk to do list

the natural wonderland is not the only reason to visit Rørbæk - I could spend a weekend there. Get some freshly caught and smoked trout and salmon, heat up with a trés vintage machined cup of lemon tea, rent canoes, go fishing and most importantly: go up to the Restaurant Rørbæk Lake on a sunday afternoon and treat yourself to one of the best collections of cakes, fruit tarts, buttered homebaked bread and raspberry mousse, I have ever tasted.

Thursday, October 24

olsen x bikbok

went to the opening of the mary-kate & ashley olsen collection for bikbok last night. Although the prices do not exactly match the brand's usual range, the quality of the collection pieces was surprising. I was instantly eyeing the soft leather clutch and a midnight blue silk shirt. The risktaking pieces, such as the golden brokade kimono and pants, especially stood out and made me think a few more positive thoughts of bikbok's otherwise faltering image. Also, I am simply a sucker for goodie bags, ginger juice and marshmallows. 

Wednesday, October 23


a friend of mine brought this one day and trusted me with wearing it more than she had. sigh

Sunday, October 20

rørbæk lake

secluded natural fairy tale wonder of lakes, forest and islands. leaves and sky and sun and rain and a cup of hot chocolate. a flock of deer roaming along beneath the hiking trail. remains of an ancient ruin and a mossy, wooden two storey bench that was already old, when I went here with my grand parents. the essence of travelling home

Saturday, October 19

Friday, October 18

friday night at the museum

arriving on a particularly sunny afternoon, up the parisian steps and inside for a night of beers, concerts, inspiration, writers reading their short stories in front of art pieces and a must-see view of the absolutely beautiful building housing the National Gallery of Denmark /or Statens Museum for Kunst. Free entry. This is why I love Copenhagen

next SMK Fridays: Nov 15th and Feb 7th

Wednesday, October 16

the spicy hokkaido soup

here's the season to cook pumpkin soup, fa la la la la... seriously, this flavorful orange wonder is almost becoming a weekly staple in our kitchen. And sometimes on our floors and walls, so do not be impatient and try to blend the whole portion in one go in a blender. I recommend a combination of the pot in the sink and a handheld blender all together, which also leaves you with less washing up. Anyway, it is very incredibly worth it!

for 3 people you need
one hokkaido pumpkin
2-3 cloves of garlic in their shell
1 big white or red onion
1 tablespoon of curry
mix in paprika and turmeric if you have
1 red chili
1 chunk of ginger
1 litre of chicken or vegetable stock
cream or soy cream
olive oil

red chili, fresh basil & grated garlic in olive oil

wash and cut up the hokkaido, remove the seeds, and slice the hokkaido into big cubes using a bread knife as a saw. This part is the only time this recipe requires any real work. You do not need to remove the cover peal, this is perfectly eatable and very healthy. Sprinkle the hokkaido cubes with olive oil and salt and bake in a baking tray in a 200 degrees oven for 40 minutes. After the first 20 minutes, throw in the cloves of garlic and let them bake with the pumpkin.
While the hokkaido bakes, cut up onion and chili and finely grate the ginger. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a big pot along with the onion and spices, add in the chili and ginger, and finally the stock. Add the baked hokkaido cubes. Save some of the stock for later to give the soup the texture, you want. Cut the garlic cloves open and squeeze the good part into the soup and allow the whole thing to simmer for about 15 minutes.
Move the pot to the sink, and blend everything. Finally, add salt, pepper and cream to smooth out the soup and reheat if necessary.

eat in good company with a few slices of toasted rye bread