Co-founder of Vesle, Trude, and her family of five fell in love with Palma this summer. – This was our last stop before going home and we had the best time. Palma was a beautiful city that we really want to come back to, both as a family and for a long weekend just me and hubby.
Posts By: Helena Schütz
Superkilen Park in Copenhagen: For the People by the People.
Superkilen is a kilometre-long park situated in the Nørrebro area just north of Copenhagen’s city centre. Superkilen is home to more than 60 nationalities, and is considered to be one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighbourhoods in the Danish capital.
Make a Splash With Swimming Lessons For Your Little One.
We had a chat with the Norwegian Swimming School about the importance of teaching kids how to swim (like this cool girl in the picture). You can of course give it a go yourself but the best and safest way is to sign up for a swimming course. The older the child gets, the harder… Read more »
Kids and Sport: Meet Mika, 8 years old, She Loves to Skateboard!
Mika (8 years old) is really into skateboarding…why?. It’s because she loves how it tickles in her tummy when she goes really fast down a hill, and how proud she feels when she just made that trick she has been trying to make for so long.
On Life and Pottery With Sarah Van Raden, Founder of Notary Ceramics.
Meet Sarah Van Raden, a Mom, the founder and now full time potter of Notary Ceramics. I adore her whole universe and couldn’t wait to do this interview about her work and family life in Portland, Oregon.
Amazing space for kids: Fagerborg Daycare in central Oslo.
Norway based architect firm, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, has designed an amazing daycare in central Oslo. It’s pretty breathtaking both for the kids and their parents. Have a peek!
Bag it up: Beautiful Handwoven Baskets and Totes from Olli Ella.
Handwoven baskets and totes are Olli Ella’s thing. They make them in all shapes and sizes and for both kids and adults. They are the perfect bags for the beach, the market or just when you are out and about. We especially adore these new bike basket, the Mini Chari and the Mama Chari.
Amazing Space for Kids: A Rooftop Playground in Nordhavn, Copenhagen.
Konditaget Lüders is Nordhavns first playground/training space and located on the roof of a parking garage. Bring the kids on a sunny day for play and a work out, or just to enjoy the amazing view of the harbour.
CARAMEL’s Summer Party and a Preview of Their SS/18 Collection.
London based brand, CARAMEL, just celebrated their SS/18 kid’s collection and the launch of their first ever custom made capsule collection. They held a beautiful garden party and fashion show in the gardens of St. Mary’s The Bolton’s. Yes, we really wish we could have been there!
Out and About: Bellevue Beach Park, Just North of Copenhagen.
Summer in Copenhagen just got a whole lot better after discovering beautiful Bellevue Beach. It’s located just north of Copenhagen, only 10-15 minutes by train. The beach is really kid friendly with shalow water and loads of space. You can also have a look at some original Arne Jacobsen architecture, the iconic blue lifeguard towers, the changing… Read more »
Try an Icelandic Skyr Cake for Swedish Midsummer.
We all love the traditional strawberry cake on Midsummer’s Eve but If you want to try something a bit different then go for this yummy Icelandic Skyr (an Icelandic cultured dairy product, similar to strained yogurt) Cake. It’s sweet, crunchy, light and just the perfect ending to a Midsummer’s Eve lunch. It’s so easy to make (no baking) and… Read more »
Make Your Own Swedish Midsummer Garlands.
Our favourite Swedish tradition is without a doubt Midsummer. We celebrate the high-point of summer and do it together with family and friends, lot’s of food and drink throughout the day, dancing around the Maypole and picking wild flowers. It’s tradition to make your own flower garlands and we want to show you how easy it is to… Read more »
Make Our Favourite Summer Drink, Elderflower Cordial.
The smell of homemade elderflower cordial brings back so many good memories. This is something we made with our Moms and now are doing with our kids. Make sure you catch the flowers before they are gone, they are at their best in May/June and July. This recipe is surprisingly simple and fun to make together with the kids.
Tips & Tricks: Learn How to Take Great Family Pictures!
It’s that time of year when many of us reach for our cameras, summer vacations and lot’s of time with the kids. A famous quote says, “Never work with children or animals”, but we have three talented women who wouldn’t have it any other way. We asked our three favourite childrens photographers to give us some insight and… Read more »
Brand Love: Bobo Choses “Dear World” Fall/Winter 2017 Collection.
Let’s pause summer for a while and focus on something really great from the coming fall/winter collections. Spanish Bobo Choses are presenting a fall/winter collection inspired by the ocean and all the beautiful things that come with it. It also makes you think and question what you can do to preserve the marine environment. This… Read more »
Oslo, St.Hanshaugen: Welcome to Jonathan’s World.
Linn, Ole Jakob and Jonathan (turns 2 this summer) show us around their Oslo apartment and tell us why the city is a great fit for their family right now.
Stockholm Playground: All fun and games.
There is a lot of activity in the large playground at Kristinebergs Royal park in Stockholm. It’s not every day you get the chance to play with a 5,5 m high owl, several giant mushrooms, beetles, ants and go visit a flowerland… Go crazy kids!
Make This: The Swedish Classic Semla Made by Grandma and the Kids.
We invited Grandma over and made delicious Semlor, a Swedish classic. In Sweden we fill the buns with marzipan and whipped cream but in Norway and Denmark they make them with vanilla cream and jam. Traditionally Semlor should usually be enjoyed in February but in Sweden you can get them from January onwards. Homemade is best and of course Grandma… Read more »
Brand Love for Spring Summer 2017: Christina Rohde. Enjoy their ”summer’s tale”.
Danish brand, Christina Rohde, is one of my favourite brands for kids right now. I love how they mix patterns and textures; stripes, checks and floral, and the fact that it’s all playful and comfortable. Have a look at their spring/summer collection here.
Meet Rebecca Zeller and Her Family of Five Who Moved From Oslo to New York.
I find it really interesting and inspiring to read about other families thoughts and experiences on the topic of moving abroad. My family and I did the same thing almost a year ago and I hope writing about this might inspire others who are contemplating taking the leap. This time I asked friend and photographer, Rebecca Zeller, to share… Read more »
The Playful Universe of The Animals Observatory – Spring/Summer 2017.
The Animals Observatory (TAO) presents it’s spring summer collection later this January and it makes us longing for lazy summer days on the beach. The briliant designer, Laia Aguilar, pays tribute to favourite books, inspirational films and painters, all wraped up in a playful and sophisticated universe. TAO launches world wide on January 24th, enjoy!
Parking Garage Turned Sledding Slope: Stadsberget in the North of Sweden.
When the Northern Swedish town of Piteå was in need of a parking garage they got a truly multi-purpose building instead. Not only a sledding slope for families in the winter but a popular meeting point and amphitheater in the summer. The larch clad building also lights up like lantern at night making it a popular local landmark.
Amazing Space for Kids: Råå Daycare Center in Helsingborg.
Danish architect firm, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekt, has designed this amazing daycare in Helsingborg in the South of Sweden. The project started in 2008 (completed in 2013), in close dialogue with the future users. Now the lucky kids of Råå Daycare Center can play, learn and have fun while looking out on fantastic sea views.
Yummy Gluten Free Buckwheat Waffles anyone?
We have a soft spot for warm filling desserts over here at Vesle and we love these buckwheat waffles. They are just as good on a cold Thursday evening as they are on a lazy Sunday morning. Remember to save the leftovers (if there are any) for the kid’s snack-pack for Daycare.
Home Away From Home, the New Way to Travel With Kids.
A lot of things change when you have kids. Late nights are replaced by very early mornings; indulgent hours spent shopping in boutiques become snatched minutes binge-shopping online, and exotic travels, where you stroll on board a plane with nothing more than a passport, half-packed bag and yen for adventure can become something of a… Read more »
Our Big Move: Wonderfull Copenhagen here we come!
Ok, we are going for it, not just talking about it or dreaming about it. We are moving, in July we are packing up our things in Oslo and leaving for Copenhagen, it feels amazing and very scary.
Sleep Tight in Oeuf’s New Organic Bedding Line.
Oeuf, the Brooklyn based modern eco-friendly design brand for families, has launched it’s first full range of bedding for baby and child, all in 100% organic pima cotton jersey. Perfect for summer nights!
Vesle Movie Night: “When Marnie Was There”, by Studio Ghibli.
What ever you do, don’t miss out on Studio Ghibli’s new release, “When Marnie Was There” (“Omoide no Marnie”). This is a movie about friendship, loneliness and finding your place in the world. It’s so beautiful and will for sure leave it’s mark on both you and your kids. The movie had it’s premier this week in… Read more »
“The Danish Way of Parenting” – A Guide to Raising the Happiest Children in the World.
Have you read the book, “The Danish Way of Parenting”? No? You might want to run out and get it! Denmark has snatched the top spot on the United Nation’s World Happiness Report for several years now (2013, 2014 and 2016. They came in third 2015). What is it about the Danes, and when in life does it all… Read more »
Sentralen: A Cultural Center for Kids and Families in the Heart of Oslo.
There is a brand new culture center in Oslo and it’s packed with great activities for kids and families! Every week you can choose from a wide variety of exciting cultural events. It opened two weeks ago and we had a blast visiting!