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February 17, 2018 at 6:19 pm

Sunny in CPH

I always manage to time it when it’s sunny weather in Copenhagen, or the weather is always nice here. After breakfast at the hotel we took a walk with coffee and some shopping. We had lunch at California Kitchen, incredibly tasty bowls. After that we did some spa:ing at the hotel and I’ve been doing some reading. Tonight dinner awaits with some friends of my company. Yesterday we tried the restaurant Nævær (project of today in finding those letters) a fusion of the Danish and the French kitchen. We had their sample menu that was made in an Open kitchen with just a few seats, warmly recommended.

I just took some snapshots with my phone, the camera got to stay back in Stockholm. Have a nice Saturday!

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Food & travel
February 16, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Copenhagen

Checked in at D’Angleterre and ready for dinner. The hotel is fantastic and probably is equivalent to Grand Hotell in Sweden. I feel this is a bit smaller, a bit more luxurious and little more intimate. We have had a drink at the bar and now we’re going out for dinner. I am grateful that it is the weekend and that I have 48 hours to spend here. This was a gift from someone I adore.

Top 2NDday, skirt Ralph Lauren, shoes Mango and bag Chanel.
Have a great Friday guys, I’ll see you tomorrow.

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Beauty
February 16, 2018 at 11:51 am

Gorgeous hair

I am going to Copenhagen today! It is probably one of my favorite cities in the entire world. All the restaurants, the ambiance and the people are so nice here. Last time I was here I tried Nimb, but now I will try the classic Hotel D’Angleterre. My flight leaves at noon and I am going to stay in Copenhagen until Sunday, with that said I have only spent half a day with my colleagues today.

I worked out this morning and afterwards Emelie made me pretty. I receive many questions about how my hair is styled. First she uses a mixture of The Heat is on and our saltwater spray throughout the hair, and then she adds volume spray to the scalp – everything from Löwengrip. Emelie blow-dries a strand of hair with a heat brush and then attaches it to a hair curler. Or, she just rolls the hair up and fastens it with a little hair clip, but is seems only professionals master this technique. If I had tried this at home I would have used a hair curler. The trick is to blow-dry the hair with hot air and let it cool off in the rolled up shape. Then the curlers rest there while I get my makeup done for 20 minutes, the hair curlers are removed and the hair is sprayed with our hairspray Pixie Dust. Done!

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Life & thoughts
February 15, 2018 at 10:20 pm

My desk time

Everyday our (amazing) office responsible Emilia handles all the deliveries that comes from different companies and puts it on my desk. There is a surprise everyday. Today it was a package from Marabou:

Huge balloons and a new Marabou flavour with coconut. The children were delighted and got to try a piece after dinner. It was childishly tasty. On the picture you see my, Pingis and Simon’s office. My desk is always chaotic, despite me never being there. It all has a tendency to stack up in a huge pile. My average time a my desk is 30 minutes a day. It’s been like that for years. I spend my time in meetings, meeting clients, colleagues in all the companies and investments, media etc. I try to check my e-mail and blogging on the run during the days or at home in the evenings.

I have realised that I basically talk constantly during my work, many of us have those kind of jobs. The mouth talks twenty four seven and there are new people everyday. That is why I love living on my own, being able to put the children to bed and then just have it quiet and being quiet. I never have music on and I always sleep with earplugs where ever I am. I am in constant need of contrast, quiet, colleagues talking, high pace, calm, zooming out and zooming in. Being at home, and go away. Off and on. When I get to switch between I feel good and get fuelled with energy. Now I am gonna go to bed in a while. Such a luxury to crawl into bed with the children and fall asleep before nine.

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Business Life & thoughts
February 15, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Lunch workout

What a wonderful Thursday! The children and I got up at 6am, a little early (7am is usually when we get up) but we had energy and it is nice to have plenty of time to eat breakfast. I like to make a breakfast tray with lots of tasty treats and then bring it to the coffee table where I have some lit candles. Gillis and Sally always want to watch Peppa Pig.

When I got into town I had a breakfast meeting with my right hand and then an hour of work at the office before it was time for a company workout. Pingis and I promote a work-life balance at the office. We know that the pace is high here, but we make sure to work out together every week, have coach conversations with a psychologist once a month, massage/chiropractor etc. Also, we make sure that the company is family-friendly. With a solid foundation, it is easier to increase the pace long-term. In two weeks the whole team is going to Marbella for a conference and team building.

The workout is of course voluntary but today we were this lot! We work out via FitnessCollection that we have invested in and today’s workout was at Selma City Spa which is located in a Clarion hotel. It is so much fun to try different workouts every Thursday. Last week they tried martial arts, but then I was in Luleå.

We did some circuit training with The workout plan. 12 stations, very fun. The rope you see above is my favorite.

I have been good at working out this year. The ambition is to move my body for at least 30 minutes every day, on child-free days I run intervals in the morning and when I have the children I do lunch workouts or use the treadmill at home. Just 30 minutes are enough, I feel energized and harmonious at the same time.

After the workout, I stopped by a little place for lunch. I had soup and a cheese sandwich. So tasty. I have Friday feelings in my body!

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Life & thoughts Motherhood
February 14, 2018 at 10:49 pm

Us three

The children and I have had a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner here at home:

Salmon, mashed potatoes, chocolate rose and a (half) raw food-mudcake for dessert (the base was baked in the oven). They did not even notice the difference from regular mud cake. We bathed, been danced and watched Sune. My children days are much calmer, I appreciate the contrasts. I hope you have had a good day! Now I am gonna take shower, work for a while and then read.

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Life & thoughts
February 14, 2018 at 3:59 pm

The rose bouquet

Today I was spoiled with the biggest bouquet of roses I have ever received. They are so beautiful and fragrant. Then I was treated to a lovely lunch at Matbaren. A wonderful Valentine’s Day to say the least. The man that I am seeing makes me very happy and harmonious and this weekend we are going to Copenhagen together. I look forward to that!

Now I am going to pick up the children!

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Life & thoughts
February 14, 2018 at 11:58 am

Valentine’s

There were two happy children who woke up this morning. Gillis was so excited for Valentine’s Day. I made heart-shaped sandwiches and pink smoothie, then I dressed them up in some extra nice clothes. Sally got a denim dress with pink hearts and Gillis a white shirt. Tonight we will celebrate with a cozy dinner at home, there will be chocolate and presents as well. During the morning I have had some meetings and soon I am off to a Valentine’s Day brunch with someone that I like very much. Cozy.

Dress Filippa K. In the picture you can see our new packaging for Advanced Skin Care, everything will be launched in May!

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Life & thoughts Motherhood
February 13, 2018 at 9:42 pm

In love with their dad?

It is not even half past eight and I will soon crawl into bed beside two small warm bodies and go to sleep. I need a long night sleep to recover. Always snuggly to take the opportunity when the children are home. We have had a cozy afternoon and evening together, we have drawn pictures, cut things with scissors and made a “pillow boat” on the floor where we laid puzzles on the iPad and doing some reading. The best moments tonight have been all the talks and laughter. It is so much fun to get to spend time with your children. Around six they sat on the bar stools, I made tea and took out some strawberries as a snack.

I got a tough question from Gillis tonight that I mumbled away the answer to. He asked if I am in love with his dad, and I am not. I had to avoid my trap (answer no quickly) and instead mention that I love him in some way because he is their dad. But I got uncomfortable and Gillis noticed. I will figure out something wise and answer again tomorrow. I hate when there is friction in communication, I want everything to be clear for Gillis and Sally.

Good night everybody!

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Business Food & travel
February 13, 2018 at 3:52 pm

BB + Löwengrip

Yesterday, Löwengrip and Brandbassador had an influencer dinner at Shoreditch House, a members club/hotel in London. Brandbassador is a company that Pingis and I have invested in. It is a platform based on invites, if you have over 3000 followers, you can be elected and then there are several campaigns you can choose from. The company is based in London and has thousands of influencers from 80 different countries. I have known one of the founders, Thomas Adams, for seven years and I am proud to be a part of his second journey. Earlier, he and his colleagues Ole Fjelberg started Onepiece, which became a huge success.

Löwengrip is one of many brands that can be found in Brandbassador and therefore we hosted a dinner last night together with some influencers in London. They had around 20.000 – 1,2 million followers. I talked about how to build a company around your channels. We had an amazing evening together with lots of energy and laughter, and it was great to meet the actor Thomas Hayes (William in the tv series Skam). We talked about life in the public eye, how to handle constantly being scrutinized and judged. Thomas was a little shy but I perceived him as wise and he seems to have a big heart. It is going to be exciting to follow his journey.

If you are interested in joining Brandbassador, you can apply here! We will have a big event in March again. Now I going to pick up the children!

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