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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Danish Birthdays: Thanks for the Sunshine!

May 20, 2015   Birthdays come around but once a year, and this is probably why they are the perfect reason to celebrate.  One of the best things about birthdays is that you can use them as an excuse to do almost anything you want!   The anniversary of the day we were born holds…

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A Mother of a Giveaway to Celebrate Mors Dag!

May 6, 2015   This Sunday is the mother of all days to celebrate Mom, Mor, Mama, or whatever you may lovingly call one of the most special ladies in your life. She put up with all that you dished out and still had enough love to bake you a cake on your birthday, take…

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Green Space: Disney Meets Tivoli

When Walt Disney entered the beautiful grounds of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen in 1951 to tour its magical and sophisticated outdoor spaces there is no doubt that he felt inspired.  Four years later, when he opened his very own fairytale-inspired park in Anaheim, California, not many would have guessed that it would go on to…

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Pride in Your Stride

This past Monday was the 119th Boston Marathon, and with that came the realization that the running season is finally upon us.  Even more exciting, spring is officially here!   Not only am I completely ecstatic about all of the amazingness that spring brings (think: sunshine and temps above 40 degrees; daffodils blooming and buds…

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Nordic Pride & Launch of Hope Chest Giveaways (Win A Bike!!)

April 17, 2015   The history of the Nordic region is steeped in rich folklore and tantalizing mystery, but even more fascinating is the beauty and dramatic scenery of the 8 areas that form this northernmost part of the world: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.   The word Nordic…

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Hans Christian Andersen: The Ultimate Hipster?

April 9, 2015     One of the most beloved and renowned authors of all time celebrated a milestone recently.  April 2nd marked the 210th birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, arguably one of the most well known children’s writers of all time. There is no denying that H.C. Andersen, as he is affectionately known throughout…

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