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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Feeling Green

What is it about St. Patrick’s Day that makes everyone want to be Irish for a day?  What started out as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has turned into a global festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.       Perhaps…

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International Women’s Month

March 12, 2015   This past Sunday was International Women’s Day – a global celebration established in the early 1900’s to inspire and celebrate the achievements of – and March is National Women’s History Month.  So, I believe I speak for us all when I say that I am so thankful for all of the…

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Leg Godt (Play Well)

March 4, 2015   Do you have a guess as to what toy has been named Toy of the Century?   Here are a few clues: They are small, colorful, and provide hours of fun for children (and adults!) all over the world.  Each year 19 billion are made, and there are enough to give…

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VinterJazz

February 26, 2015 “Jazz is about being in the moment” – Herbie Hancock   Thinking about music festivals usually conjures up images of sunshine, short sleeves and much, much warmer weather – and just thinking about these things right about now brings a deep longing for those far-off sweltering days of summer! Click here for how…

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