A Summer Day the Danish Way

July 30, 2015  ‘I love the Danish summer, it’s the best day of the year.” It’s safe to say that this year (and especially this summer) has been a pretty wacky one for weather.  Between the rain deluge in June and the stifling heat we’re experiencing here in the Chicago-area this week, it seems that…

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Only the Best is Good Enough

July 23, 2015   Back in March I wrote a post about Danish super-company and all-around awesome toy brand LEGO.   Lego is synonymous with childhood, innovation and play, and it’s easy to see why it’s on Time’s 100 All-Time Greatest Toys list.   Today it would be difficult to find a person, young or old,…

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Play On

You can’t think of summer without thinking about all of the great summer music festivals that take place.  From Lollapalooza, happening here in Chicago from July 31 to August 2, to Roskilde in Denmark, which just ended, music festivals bring people together to enjoy “the universal language of mankind,” as American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow put…

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Lovely Day for a Cykeltur

I recently came across some old pictures of Mormor as a girl back in the day growing up in Denmark. In one she is a picture of the quintessential ‘Danish girl’, with bike and all.  I love to see those old pictures of her and to hear stories of her adventures cykeling i København (bicycling…

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Summer Danish Recipes

Last Sunday was The Danish Home of Chicago’s annual Summer Festival and I was glad I made it out for the festivities.  It was another great afternoon full of traditional Danish entertainment, games and activities for the kids, and loads of Danish fare.  It was great meeting new people and visiting with so many that…

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Sankt Hans Aften: A Midsommer Night’s Dream

Last week I talked a bit about one of my favorite summer pastimes and how it brings me closer to my Danish roots each and every summer. This week another one of my most favorite outdoor activities was celebrated as Danes gathered around the bål (bonfire) to celebrate Sankt Hans Aften (St. John’s Evening).  …

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Wedding Season & A June Giveaway!!

June 5, 2015   It is June and that can mean only one thing: wedding season has begun!     This exciting time of year brings ample opportunities to take part in all of the greatest of summer pastimes: dancing, eating/drinking, and spending time with loved ones – and who doesn’t love that?!   Wedding…

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The Danes and Hockey

It’s nearly June and, thankfully, those long, cold days of summer are finally over.  Despite the fact that the first day of summer is still a few weeks away, Memorial Day weekend always seems to kick-start those tranquil summer vibes.  One thing we can be sure of  though (although living here in Chicago I’m always…

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