Nov 24, 2014

Ølsen in Buenos Aires / Interview & photographs for NORD

In february and march this year, Espen, Ada and I went off to Buenos Aires and stayed there for almost two months. It's a kind of city you never want to leave. We loved it. One of the places in our local area was the Scandinavian inspired restaurant Ølsen. I did a story on it for NORD when I got back - both pictures and text. This is from the summer issue.


Nov 21, 2014

Breastfeeding World Tour :)


Breastfeeding is amazing! if you can do it, that is. And I have been fortunate to be able to feed Ada for the past 15 months. Until she one day didn't feel like having anymore. She self-weaned which was great. 

Here in Norway you can do it anywhere. We have travelled a lot during her first year, so I've tested the attitudes towards breastfeeding "worldwide" :)

In California, no problem. In New York, well, I got some looks, but tried to be desecrete. 

In Argentina, where we stayed for 2 months, it is very normal as well. Most women there keep on breastfeeding until the child is 2 years. 

Then we travelled on to Istanbul, where it was definitely a challenge. My solution was to carry her in our Ergobaby (on my stomach), and fed her from there, with a shawls over us. That worked and no one noticed :)

Here we are at the airport in Buenos Aires, Ada is 8 months. 



Nov 19, 2014

Hansen & Lydersen / Interview & photographs for NORD


Ole Martin Hansen runs Hansen & Lydersen, which might be the best salmon smokery in London. From this little shed in East-London he delivers to the finest restaurants and hotels, and sheiks come flying in to have a taste. I had a really inspirational meeting with him, where we talked about life and love in addition to the art of smoking salmon. 

This was published in the autumn issue of NORD magazine



Nov 16, 2014

Croissants in the Making


My friend Line makes the most beautiful pastries and cakes. One sunday morning, when Espen and I visited her, the two of them baked croissants from scratch. Here's a step by step guide :)

Nov 14, 2014

Feature on E-bikes for D2

This summer I've seen more and more electrical bikes on the streets of Oslo. They are becoming increasingly popular. But all of those who ride them, get told that they're cheating. I wondered; who do us norwegians have this attitude? That you have to put in the work, sweat and struggle. If not, you're cheating.

Read about it in today's D2!


Nov 13, 2014

Writing Course in Marrakech

In october I spent a week in Marrakech, attending a writing course, held by norwegian journalist and author Niels Christian Geelmuyden. The course was held in Morocco-resident Thor Arne Hauers beautiful riad.

In this photo we're listening to Niels Christian sharing some of his writings.

And below are some other snaps from my eventful week in Marrakech. 

Niels Christian is ready to share words and wisdom.

 Entering carpet heaven! Sofie and Charlie loving this rug.
 Sofie examining carpets.
 I'm happy. I got a bigger version of the one in the middle.
Night time, and we're heading out. 
 A little bit of luxury at the poolside by hotel Selman.
Lisbeth is writing away.
Marit strikes a pose!

Nov 12, 2014

Interview with ballet dancer Candela for D2

Professional ballet dancer Candela Lasanta Ebbesen is now dancing for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo in Monaco, while she also runs her own company; Ballerina Productions

I did this piece for D2 a few weeks ago.




Dec 22, 2013

FEATURED IN "MAMMA" MAGAZINE

Ada and I were asked to feature in a fashion-spread in the january issue of the magazine "Mamma".
It is out now!

The photos are by Nina Ruud (whose photography-style I've loved for a long a while already), styling by Hanne Aspelund and text/concept by Heidi Pettersen.

They all came over to our place for a day of shooting and dressing the two of us up - cause this is not my every-day lounge-around-the-house-look :). It was a fun day, and went super smooth, considering Ada needing her naps&nursing quite often. The "behind the scenes"-pix will be up on the blog soon!





Photos by Nina Ruud

Dec 17, 2013

XMAS DINNER WITH FOOD STUDIO

Food Studio is a super nice food&event concept here in Oslo. 
They invite food enthusiasts to Table Talks, a place to meet new acquaintances, share culinary experiences and enjoy the wonders of good and honest food. They offers workshops, courses and creative sessions, all related to topics within the world of gastronomy, where they collaborates with knowledgeable chefs. And also; Food Lab's, where good food meets good ideas. Do check it out!

Together with my other freelance "colleagues" at our shared studio named "Øvrefoss", we joined Food Studio for a x-mas event. We mingled, got tips from the chefs at Smalhans on how to make the traditional x-mas dinner a tad more fun and tasty, we drank x-mas toddy outdoors by the bonfire and had a lovely meal!

All images are by friend and fellow freelance journalist; Ingvild Telle

Learning new tricks:
Toddy made on the fire!
Ingvild in the middle there :)

Øystein and Myself

Nice stuff...
The chef is about to serve... 

Ada and Espen came by, as Ada needed a portion of food from her mama :) Here she's hanging out on Anna's lap. 

Espen and I. 
Nice atmosphere!

Photos by Ingvild Telle

Dec 10, 2013

EAMES "HANG IT ALL" - ANYONE?

I love most of the things Eames has made. Including these colourful hangers, which I bought a few years ago. They would look really great in Ada's room. But we have already chosen the limited edition one's in walnut, which are up in our hallway. Therefore I have a spare one, unused, still in the box, that I would like to sell.

Anyone's interested? More info here!