The Luvaville Blog
The Luvaville.com Blog is ALL about travel and lifestyle for urban parents. Here, we wish to share with you some of our travel experiences as well as tips and various recommendations on fashion, great design, trendy and practical products that go along with life as parents.
We love our city and Copenhagen is again in the spotlight and has been voted by the famous Monocle Magazine as the world's most liveable city. Read the article and watch the movie about why Copenhagen is such a great city and the rest of Monocle's Life Quality Survey is also interesting, you can find it here. If you feel like visiting Copenhagen with the family, we have the guide just for you right here!
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I recently became aware of a cool new project called The Jaunt. The Jaunt is launched by Art curator and travel planner Jeroen Smeets and with The Jaunt he combines some of the best things in life; Art and travel. Here is The Jaunt explained by Jeroen Smeets:
"Stepping out of your comfort zone and experiencing new surroundings is often quoted as the main source of inspiration for artists. We aim to provide these inspirations to artists by organizing jaunts. Short and pleasurable excursions or journeys.
For each jaunt we will send an artist to a new destination. Once arrived, the artist will soak up all of the local impressions and inspirations. From freshly brewed local coffee to small boutiques, neoclassical architecture, overcrowded tourist sights and whatever else falls in their way.
The artist will work all of these new impressions into a limited edition screen print, thereby creating a unique travel document. The limited edition screen prints are exclusively offered at sight unseen. You know which artist is going to which location, but the outcome is yet to be determined. This way you are part of the inspiration while experiencing the creative process. All at a very affordable price.
The screen print will be produced in a limited edition of 50. Orders for the prints can only be made prior to the artist’s journey. If the target of 25 sales has not been reached two weeks before the journey, a full refund for all supporters will be instituted.
During the journey the artists will keep a blog and document the many impressions they come across. This way you will be kept up to date with the travels and adventures of the artists, allowing a degree of familiarity with their perspective, before experiencing your new artwork at home. As we speak, artist Collin van der Sluijs is in Porto, Portugal to experience the atmosphere, explore the city, make new friends and find new inspiration. Make sure you follow his travels on our blog. This is the place where Collin will keep you up to date on his adventures. Follow his creative process and get excited about the artwork that will be created". Above is a stunning photo of Porto and below you can see a couple of examples of Collin van der Sluijs' work. I really think that this project is worth following! Such a great idea. Good luck to The Jaunt.
Sara Helena Kangas is our guestblogger here on Luvaville.com and an experienced family traveller. She is also the author of two brilliant guide books for children and their parents to cities such as Berlin & London under the "Ella Bellas eventyr". Sara also writes a blog (only in Danish) with lots of tips and tricks for other cities. Hopefully, her guide books will soon be translated into English at some point until then all you none Danish people outthere can follow her here with us!. Read our review of her first book with Elle Bella in Berlin here.
Jubiii, it´s finally summer. And the nice weather gives a good excuse to eat (lots of) ice cream. Especially when you are out travelling. If the trip, this summer, is set to Barcelona, the ice cream-shopcalled Eyescream & Friends is worth a visit. (So far it is only shop in Barcelona where you can experience those amazing ice cream).The concept is quite unique and is as follow (see images starting from the top left corner to right):1) First you walk in this beautiful designed store.2) Then you take a cardboard-set (consists of a bowl and a spoon).3) After you need to choose two toppings for the ice cream.3) The next step is to choose the flavour of your ice-cream.4) The guy working in the shop cuts some ultra-thin slices of a cold lump of ice on a special-made machine ... (yeps, hard to explain ...)5) Finally you put the two chosen toppings up in the holder, next to the super delicious ice cream, which ultimately have added two eyes.6) Enjoy!
One of the best thing about travelling is.......shopping! And I don't mean the shopping in chain stores spreading worldwide but looking for and buying local products and brands. Nothing quite beats the excitement of coming home with a unique, unusual and one of a kind dress, toys, shoes or bags.
Warsaw still isn't one of the world's premier shopping destinations. It's not like Paris or Milan (yet!) and it has a long way to go before it's regarded in a such way. But Warsaw has an incredible fast developing independent fashion & design market which is represented by young and creative designers. The best way to find them is visiting one of the many fair trades which are organized in capital of Poland. They are an attractive place for shoppers of all budgets - with variety of brands, products and competitive prices.
Last Sunday HUSH Warsaw fashion & design fair trade took place at the National Stadium. HUSH is a one day pop up sale promoting polish and foreign niche brands through the idea of slow fashion. It was next edition of its event which is organized twice a year (in June and November). The independent Polish fashion market was represented by more than 160 designers and brands which show great clothing, shoes, accessories, bags, toys and books for women, men and kids.
The children's shopping area was varied and interesting. There were amazing and creative toys from alelale, zuzu toys, karamba, laloushka, gaganis and pudło nie nudno; beatiful accessories from fifi&jeje and kollale; stylish dresses from grain de chic and lelui; lovely tutus from kids on the moon; comfortable clothing from flawless, pola&frank, nosweet; kids room's accessories from lamps&co and fluffy colours; tipis from pacz; colorful clothing from dream nation and miszkomaszko, and many many more.
Only one hour south of Lisbon, you will find Comporta which is one of Portugal’s most unspoilt and alluring beach destinations. Here turquoise water and a 80 km sandy beach awaits you. Just take a look at these images, stunning right? The architect Manuel Aires Mateus has shaped a four thatched beach huts complex, called Casas Na Areia, where nature, minimalist white and primitive force coexist. Four bungalows, each offering a double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms fully equipped amenities, and an open plan / dining area, suitable for family holidays in the heart of Portugal. Refined design brands, like Gervasoni, stands next to African art and design in the cabins made of local and regional materials, like natural wattle and bulrush, used for walls and roof, and of course a carpet of fine sand. Ten minutes walk from the house a wooden fishing dock, Porto Palafita, serves as as the hub of the local fishing community. Elegant and simple, Casas Na Areia is a project about aesthetic and fidelity to the landscape. What's not to like?
For busy, urban parents on the move, the new BIG thing in the Netherlands and rest of Europe to come: a Longboard stroller. A combined skateboard and stroller creating lots of fun for parents and kids and making sure that you move fast around.
For the first time in history, more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas. Quinny believes that you don’t have to leave the city when you become a parent; that for parents with a positive attitude and the right solutions, the city is a place full of opportunities. Quinny wants to create these solutions; seamless mobility solutions, so urban parents have the freedom to move .
The longboard stroller is completely fitting this mindset; it’s a concept thought, a different way of thinking on how parents can move. It’s an alternative solution which makes it easy to travel longer distances in a nice, environmentally friendly way. Quinny teamed-up with Studio Peter van Riet to bring this all to a higher level. As a result the concept has been translated in this cool longboard stroller on which we got great responses and have even won the OVAM Eco Award PRO 2012!
I love this really really cool concept, would love to try it!
On the 5th of June, the fantastic Danish children's brand Soft Gallery with popular poetic prints is having their private sale. You will find old collections and samples and I'm sure there will be a lot of people attending. And you can pay with credit cards and cash. Get inspired and check out the spring & Summer 2013 collection right here at Soft Gallery's webshop!
Happening: Lipkesgade 29 St. Tv. 2100 København Ø
June 5th from 12.00 - 18.00
A brand new and healthy concept has seen the daylight in Copenhagen and we are FANS. Behind The Yogurt Shop is two friends who share a common passion for youghurt, skyr, fruit and granola. And so do we! The shop is open from early morning which makes it the perfect stop for early birds, morning meetings etc. The Yogurt Shop serves several varieties of these healthy products, but you will find something for both breakfast, lunch and an delicious inbetween snack. If you are in a hurry or just wish to bring your yoghurt (or a great cup of coffee or juice) along this is also a possibility. Enjoy!
Yes, the summer is finally here! Enjoy it darlings and have a lovely weekend...
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