Archive for the 'Lifestyle' Category

Stasjonsfruene, Rollag, Norway

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Update in February 2014: The café Stasjonsfruene was closed in summer 2013. But the place is now called Rollag Stasjon – and is open to the public in the weekends – take a look at their Facebookpage: Rollag Stasjon. I will make a visit in the summer of 2014, and write a blogpost of the […]

Knaken café in Kaupanger in Western Norway

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Kaupanger is one of my favorite places near Sogndal in Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway. When I read in the Norwegian magazine, D2, about Knaken café, I knew that this would be my pitstop next summer. It is a family run café located in the old sheepbarn belonging to Kaupanger Manor, an old titled […]

Where to shop for food in Paris

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Laurence has once again written some travel tips for foodies. This time it is in Paris, last time it was New York. So if you ar going to the french capital soon, take a look at her blogpost and enjoy her photos. All photos:

Copenhagen – where to eat?

Monday, January 17th, 2011

A twitter friend asked me if I knew some good value restaurants in Copenhagen. She is going with a group in May. There are several nice restaurants in Copenhagen, the problem is which one to choose.. The people behind the well-known Italian gourmet restaurant Era Ora has opened an Italian fish restaurant called Acquamarina. The […]

Hoxton Hotel and some travel tips for a weekend in London

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Some friends are going to London in December, and were asking for some travel tips. What to do, where to shop etc. Why not make a post on the blog, and give them the link? Here goes: They are staying at fab Hoxton Hotel: Not far from the hotel they can shop at Old Spitalfields […]

Valö in Fjällbacka, Sweden

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

In Norway it is popular to go to our neigbouring country Sweden during the summer. From Oslo it is a nice boattrip to go to the islands of Koster, near Strömstad, and further down the coast you will find Fjällbacka. Here you can stay in the charming Fjällbacka Valö guesthouse on the Valö island. If […]

Petersham Nurseries

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Thanks to Lone Kjær and her bloggpost with tips for a London trip I found this lovely place, Petersham Nurseries, in Richmond, Surrey. She recommends to go here for lunch, and it´s her favorite place. No wonder! Take a look at the website, it´s full of photos of lovely flowers and you can almost feel […]

Secret dining event in Paris

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

In May my sisters and I went to Paris for a weekend. Two days before we left I saw a tweet from Christopher Haatuft on Twitter: “Preparing the menu for a secret restaurant in Paris this weekend”. Haatuft is a chef at the Norwegian embassy in Paris, food writer and a blogger: “Spiseplikt”. A few […]

Cranberry harvest in New England

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

One of the blogs I follow, La Tartine Gourmande, had a story about cranberries in october. It´s amazing to see these photos of the harvest. In Norway we don´t have these berries, and I was particularly amazed about the way they flooded the bog.

Herat, Afghanistan

Monday, October 26th, 2009

A friend of mine is travelling in Afghanistan, and took these fabulous photos. See more photos and read about the trip (in Norwegian) on his blog: All photos by Marius Arnesen.