The Alvar Aalto vase and Iittala’s colour of the year

3rd April 2019


The view from our Helsinki apartment was as white as the interior decor. With brooding snow filled clouds, ice covered parkland and the white Carrara marble of Finlandia Hall dominating the skyline opposite.

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Discovering Helsinki through its design

25th March 2019


Handily coinciding with my birthday, our recent trip to Helsinki turned out to be everything I’d hoped for and more.

We may have only been in this beautifully compact city for a long weekend, but in terms of inspiration, relaxation and overall enjoyment I can totally see why Finland topped the 2019 World Happiness Report for a second year running last week. 

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Royal Copenhagen Christmas Tables

21st December 2018


Instead of spending those strange days between Christmas and New Year sat on the sofa or shopping in the sales, this year my family and I will be heading back to Copenhagen.

Even though regular visitors to this amazing city, we have still to experience it during the winter months; and what an exciting way to end the year too.

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‘Welcome Home’ at the Danish Architecture Center

17th September 2018


An exciting new building dominates the Copenhagen waterfront and as part of my recent visit I couldn’t wait to take a look inside.

Eleven years in the making, BLOX sits handsomely alongside its contemporary neighbours, The Royal Library, Royal Danish Playhouse and Copenhagen Opera House. At ground level it mirrors the unique colour of the city canal while the upper levels reference the copper spires of the churches that punch through the skyline beyond.

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A blogger’s guide to Copenhagen

17th August 2018


I’m really excited to be back in Copenhagen next week.

It’s a year since we last visited; which means it’s a full year since I launched Nordic Notes.

To celebrate my first anniversary (and my nomination for ‘Best Newcomer’ at this year’s Amara Interior Blog Awards – you can vote for me here), I’ve teamed up with some of my all time favourite bloggers, and the best friends I’ve made this year, to find out their recommendations for this wonderful city.

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