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  • KOLDSKÅL – a Danish summer dessert

    Anya Jensen 8th May 2017

    Today I wanted to share one of the most loved summer desserts from Denmark. It is called Koldskål, and translated it means ‘Cold bowl’. I would call it a chilled vanilla milky cold dessert (some people call it soup, but it isn’t cooked so I don’t 🙂 Koldskål…

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  • 5 we love

    Anya Jensen 4th May 2017

    Today we are starting a brand new weekly series called 5 we love, where we will feature 5 we love of an item. It will be your weekly inspirational place to come for ideas and styles you can get and update your or your kids’…

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  • DIY floral crown

    Anya Jensen 3rd May 2017

    We spent the entire weekend outside, being busy and basking in the sunshine. In a country like Denmark, that has very little sunshine, people literally flock outside as soon as we have a few sun rays, and we all love it. It is hyggeligt. This country is…

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  • Ferm Living – Terrazzo

    Anya Jensen 27th April 2017

    Ferm living is a firm favourite of our in this house. Their collections always hit the mark, and they keep growing and their collections just keep getting better and better. I remember terrazzo floors from when I was a child. The black and white speckled stone…

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  • Put it on the wall

    Anya Jensen 25th April 2017

    SPONSORED POST // a collaboration between Simply Danish Living & Mapiful I am a big fan of decorating your walls, to create a cool and contemporary look. I have also always had a bit of an infatuation with maps – especially vintage old maps. Many…

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  • Hipster Pølsehorn

    Anya Jensen 22nd April 2017

    A snack that children – and adults in Denmark – love to eat is what we call Pølsehorn. It is a good old sausage roll, with or without ketchup, and most bakers, supermarkets sell these. You can easily make a version with store-bought dough, and…

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  • Gækkebreve

    Anya Jensen 10th April 2017

    When Easter is approaching, Danish children make and send out Gækkebreve.  Traditionally these small letters always included a Vintergæk (Snowdrop/Galanthus) which is where the name stems from. It’s meant to be a letter to ‘tease’  (at drive gæk med) someone by making them guess who sent it.…

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  • The Poetry Book

    Anya Jensen 6th April 2017

    I often go to flea markets, and look around for hidden treasures. One day last year, I came across an old poetry book lying there all alone. I took it, looked through and instantly loved the aged paper, the swirly but perfect handwriting, and the…

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  • RÅ-hygge

    Anya Jensen 4th April 2017

    I featured the lovely Tina from Paradisco Productions in the latest Simply Hygge magazine – see what Tina had to say about good old Danish RÅ-hygge: Hygge is a concept every Danish person has grown up with, it’s part of our childhood and we pass…

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  • MAKE A SPRING BOUQUET

    Anya Jensen 29th March 2017

     One of the first things I do every Spring is to get some flowers inside to brighten up my day. Spring is the perfect season for bringing some much needed ‘life’ into the homes, after a winter full of dead trees and withered foliage. This…

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