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Kategorien Holiday . Skrevet af admin 7. January, 2017 kl 13:18

Last week I returned to…..

….. NYC to spend a lovely autumn holiday with my daughter.

A year has passed since I last visited, and I thought I would give NYC a little love, and spend some time connecting with favorite places.

You properly have seen all the typical NYC landmarks - the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Wall Street - but today I wanted to bring you some of my NYC photos….. it’s a different take on the usual places.

This is the NYC, which I saw last week - some gritty, some pretty - but always artistic.

Enjoy my NYC.

Sun breaks through

Mondrian in SoHo

A nice ‘office view’

A mark of liberty

A sad but beautiful sight

Soaking up SoHo

A must see New York City landmark

Sidewalk Scene

Georgetown Cupcake

Kategorien Holiday, Lovely Quotes, Travel . Skrevet af LE 22. October, 2012 kl 22:52

Beautiful Monday morning…..

….. and I’m looking forward to spend a lovely autumn week in NY.

Have a good one.


Kategorien Holiday, Personally, Travel . Skrevet af LE 15. October, 2012 kl 5:15

All right people…..

….. we’re are back from Spain and we have taken the wonderful summer weather and a pair of amazing Spanish-inspired recipes with us home.

We are now in the thick of summer, and it’s time to sway up to the bar for some ice cold sangria (please don’t go to that bad place in your mind of sickly sweet concoctions and hangovers so horrible that you’ll swear off the stuff). Great sangria can be refreshing and it’s perfect for a summer party.

Nowadays with the endless varieties of wine, types of fruit and herb mix-ins to choose from, there’s a signature sangria out there for everyone.

For todays Happy Hour we’re jumping on the fan wagon of Cava, the slightly spritzy white wine from Spain. We’re mixing it up with some peach brandy and ripe white peaches for a pitcher perfect happy hour.

Sparkling White Sangria

All you need (serves 4 to 6)
2 to 3 white peaches, sliced (2 if they are large, 3 if they are small)
3/4 cup peach brandy
1 bottle chilled Cava
1 liter chilled white peach seltzer water

Do this:
In a pitcher, place 3/4 of the sliced peaches (saving some for garnish) add brandy and let the peaches soak for 20-30 minutes.

Add the Cava and seltzer water.

Stir with wooden spoon to mix. Pour into ice filled glasses and top with a couple of fresh peach slices.

Tip: Wrap some melon in Prosciutto and you’ve got a gorgeous, not to mention delicious, happy hour.

Kategorien Comfort, Cottage Life / Cooking, Holiday, Kitchen & food, Personally, Recipes . Skrevet af LE 23. July, 2012 kl 9:27

It’s Raining Again…..

….. but I guess that we should be used to the Danish summer by now. One minute the sun is shining and we’re sweltering, and the next it’s pouring buckets, as it has been for the whole of this week. And it doesn’t look as though it’s going to improve over the next few days.

Therefore we have decided to spend the next week in sunny Spain.

Adiós. I wish you all a wonderful week.

Kategorien Cottage Life / Cooking, Holiday, Personally, Travel . Skrevet af LE 11. July, 2012 kl 14:03

I’m of to Miami;

To enjoy its:

wide sandy beaches bathed in bright sunshine,

….. play golf,

…..and to look at lot’s of wonderful pastel-colored buildings in unique Art Deco.

Miami Beach is a colorful tropic. Not only does Miami Beach have fabulous weather, its unique architecture melds to form a fantastic destination spot filled with history and contemporary fun. It is impossible to ignore the colorful buildings and their effect on the eye and heart.

Miami Beach is home to the United States’ largest concentration of Art Deco Architecture.

Kategorien Holiday, Travel . Skrevet af LE 10. January, 2012 kl 6:27

Christmas has come and…..

….. gone while I was on vacation up north, where the earth is covered with snow and frost.

I hope that you and your loved ones have arrived safely and well into the new year….. and that this year will meet all your hopes and expectations.

Me? I’m back in paradise for a short while, before I continue on to Miami.

Here it’s cold - but not so cold that small dark spring flowers haven’t come up through the soil in our garden (very unusual at this time of year). Self-seeded wild flowers are growing in a little clump by the steps to the grove….. and the sea is the same color as the flowers; a misty grey-blue.

It’s January 8th, the sky is gray, the wind is a cold breeze and small waves puff up against the far cliffs like cigarettes smoke.

Kategorien Cottage Life / Cooking, Holiday, Personally . Skrevet af LE 8. January, 2012 kl 9:09

“To think…..

….. creatively, we must be able to look afresh
at what we normally take for granted.”

-George Kneller

How are you today? I’m so happy that the weekend is here….. and we’ve got some fun plans lined up!

Tonight, we will be driving up to our skihouse I North of Sweden….. spring, sun and snow, can it be better?

What are you up to this weekend? Whatever it is, make sure to have fun.


Kategorien Delightful art, Holiday, Lovely Quotes . Skrevet af LE 16. April, 2011 kl 7:49

Last night, P and I made a big…..

….. bowl of popcorn, dimmed the lights and curled up on the couch together to watch “the holiday photos”.

Here are a couple favorites:

….. going surfing…..

……And it was AWESOME!!!’

….. these amazing shots, is taken by none other than my talented daughter.

Photos: Natascha Stockfleth Coester

Kategorien Holiday, Personally, Travel . Skrevet af LE 12. April, 2011 kl 21:15

Today is our…..


…… last day in the mountains, and then we are off to little Denmark. It’s quite sad, that we only have to sleep here one more time, before we are off on that long, long journey home.

But I comfort myself with the thought: that we will return again (before too long)….. and that I also know: when all is said and done, I will be happy to be back in the city’s noise and intoxication (after all, it has its charms too).

Well anyway, I’m still here….. so up and jump, grab a scarf and some gloves…. I want to get out there and roll in the snow, one last time!

Kategorien Holiday . Skrevet af LE 4. January, 2011 kl 10:05

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