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.
Does your kids like to eat salad? This Leafy Keen Salad Set with olive oil, winegar and pepper amongst others is so cute. Play food is a huge hit in our home, so maybe this set will be the newest edition.
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Are you looking for a nice gift or just want to surprise a child you know? Do you want a huge selection and shop whenever you feel like it? You should go visit the online Baby Concept Store Noeuf. Noeuf has specialized in amazing products for Babies and Toddlers and with a selection of over 70 original, creative and cool brands, Noeuf is the place to find the perfect gift.
Amongst all of the nice brands represented at Noeuf, we are very fond of the Danish Brand Moover. Moover has created a line of quality wood toys for babies and kids including the walker, the rocking horse, the truck, the tow truck and the push pram. Each toy comes in a beautiful red or natural wood and is extremely durable and strong (the walker can hold up to 100 kg!).
Moover toys are delivered in compact easy to carry boxes and they are easy to build and take apart without tools thanks to their unique key click system. The pieces fit into one another and hold the key firmly in place. When your child is older, the pieces also serve as building blocks.
We have the Rocking Horse in our home and the kids love it! The Rocking Horse is fun and instructive and has been designed specifically for the very small children (can be used from 8 month).The design combines the classic rocking horse with modern, timeless design and introduces the child to the ancient game of "rocking" in a safe and fun way. The rocking horse is designed with a special "brake curve" ensuring that the horse doesn't rock too high. Also, the rocking horse is designed to ensure that the child sits securely in a protected seat. This results in a safe position during the rocking and prevents the child from touching the floor. So if you are looking for some Modern Classics that pleases both kids and parents, Moover is a great choice. You can buy it right here.
The summer and the summer holidays are coming up in a couple of month very soon and I have been looking for some nice sun-protective Swimwear for the kids. I came across this very nice Danish brand Petit Crabe who makes some really cool stuff. I'm really crazy about it! The styles and the quality is just exquisite.
Read here the idea behind Petit Crabe:
A summer day at the peer or beach with children catching crabs – is there anything better?
Their enthusiasm when a crab is caught in the net, the joy of setting it free afterwards and watch it wander back into the ocean. The children can sit there for hours – but they don´t have a crab´s protective shield, and can end up having the same color as their little playmate, auch! Petit Crabe is a Copenhagen based designer label for children between 0 and 8 years of age. The mission of Petit Crabe is to produce stylish and comfortable swimwear that both young and older children will love to wear. And most importantly, the swimwear must protect against the harmful rays of the sun.
An older child will often prefer a beautiful swimsuit, a bikini or a pair of cool swim shorts as suppose to a bodysuit. Being able to offer the child a matching UV swimshirt or hat to use when needed it is my belief, that you will have a good chance of meeting your child’s wishes with the swimwear range from Petite Crabe – and your child will be happy, safe and look adorable in the sun at the same time.
Petit Crabe has focus on chic and minimalistic design, and the many combinations allow you to mix and match the styles to your taste.
If you are planning a trip to Berlin, we recommend that you read this post. This boutique hotel in Prenzlauer Berg is really nice! In a nicely restored villa in Victorian style you find this very peaceful and beautiful hotel: Ackselhaus and Blue Home. Flats, apartments, bedsits and rooms of various sizes with a bathroom and a kitchen, a TV set, a radio alarm clock. All the rooms and apartments are decorated according to themes and are very stylish.
You also find a very lovely garden and courtyard and the Club del Mar café. All in all a lovely oasis.
Wish to find an other hotel in Berlin? See all of our review right here.
With the promise of a veritable chocolate feast awaiting the kids this Easter, why not get their creative minds working. Until April 14 littlepopup will pop-up at Knilchbar Kindercafe in Berlin with easter egg hunting, a sticky tape workshop and interactive games for kids. Parents can enjoy shopping and a photo exhibition by Monika Elena Kost. Free entry for all eggs-plorers!
Get here our Review of Knilchbar Kindercafe.
So cool Headphones for the kids, tweens and teenagers from Urbanears. Founded in 2009 in Sweden, Urbanears has established itself in the world of music, deeply embedded in the urban fashion trends. Urbanears offers a collection of headphones with a uncluttered design and take care of esthetic, sober or flashy pop, headphones are available in a wide range of colors.
Urbanears headphones will make happiness of music’s fan or trendy people, while offering functionality and performance, the headphone Urbanears Plattan is an excellent sound quality/price, also the revolutionary jack "Zound" which makes the renown products Urbanears! You can purchase them right here at Smallable.com.
Spring is finally in the air! And speaking of spring, you have to try Louisa Lorang's Recipe on Spring rolls:) Take a look:
"Spring rolls are a great way to present some vegetables for the kids. Use the cabbage you have
and let the kids roll it themselves. It sure is a favorite at our house! Buy spring roll dough from the freezer in Asian supermarkets, or choose an organic and whole grain version (In Cph. you can find it right here at Aarstiderne).
20 g of very thin rice noodles
200 g oyster mushrooms
a little oil for frying
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 carrots julienne
¼ - ½ white cabbage, finely chopped
2 tbsp. grated ginger
½ cup soy
2 tbsp. fish sauce
2 tsp. sugar
2 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. cold water
spring roll dough
a little oil for brushing
salad / cabbage salad
sweet chili sauce
Add rice noodles in a bowl and cover them with boiling water. Cut of the bottom of the oyster mushrooms and discard it. Cut mushrooms into rough pieces. Toast them lightly golden
in oil on a hot pan. Add the garlic, carrots and cabbage and fry and fry it all a little without it taking any color. Add the ginger, soy, fish sauce and sugar and let the vegetables fall
together. Season to taste and let the filling drain in a colander. Stir flour and water together and put
a piece of dough in front of you with a corner facing you. Place the filling at the bottom,
nearest corner and fold the corner over the filling. Roll once and fold in the sides. Butter
the edge with flour mixture and close spring roll together fairly tightly. Fry them in oil on a
hot pan or brush them with oil, and cook for 10-15 minutes in a 200 ° oven.
Serve spring rolls with cabbage salad or salad, lime and sweet chili sauce and rice"
Photo: Anders Schønnemann
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