A WEEKEND IN LONDON

I samarbeid med Visit Britain / In collaboration with Visit Britain

Hvis jeg skal være ærlig så har jeg egentlig aldri hatt følelser for London, jeg tenker som så at enten så er man en Londoner eller en New Yorker og jeg har vel mildt sagt kvalifisert meg til den sistenevnte. Men i det siste har jeg virkelig fått øynene opp for denne byen! Før føltes London stort og upersonlig, mens nå ser jeg sjarmen i hver krik og krok. Jeg er langt i fra en ekspert på denne byen, men vil uansett dele tipsene jeg har på lager, som flere av dere mest sannsynlig kommer til å få bruk for. 

To be honest, Ive never really been a London lover, I somehow think its like "you are either a Londoner or a New Yorker", and I guess Im a little over qualified for the last one. But, when thats said London has grown on me the last couple of years. I have really started liking this city, I used to think it was big and impersonal, but now Im falling in love with every corner, and will most likely be back soon. Im not an London expert, but I thought I would share some of my favourite things anyway! 


What to do?


Afternoon tea at Sketch is a must for everyone who has seen the "pink room" on Instagram! A tip here is to not have the afternoon tea in the pink room (72 GBP each), but in their pavilion (13 GBP each). Much cheaper and you will be able to take a look (and a photo) on your way to the bathroom. (Which btw is pretty different from any other bathroom you have been to before!

Have a drink at The Ned because this hotel is beautiful and has a very chic and 1920´s vibe to it! The Ned has 8 restaurants, so you will most likely find something you like. If your not in it to eat, stop by for a drink in the Millies Lounge. Read more about the hotel here

Tate Modern is the place to go for art lovers, the entrance is free unless you are there for a specific exhibition! Check out their website here before you go! 

Nothing Hill: Go for a stroll through Notting Hill for retro, vintage stores, coffee shops and antique flea markets. 


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Where to eat?


So finding a place to eat in London is obviously not the problem, rather choosing the perfect spot if your just in town for a day or two. I always browse through Instagram to look for new hip places to dine. A tip is to search for the area under «places» and then scroll your way down and see if you spot any cool flat lay photos from cafes or local people who know where to eat.


Grind: A cool place to stop by for a coffee, laid back and chill. A place you would bring your computer and order an ice coffee or stop by for breakfast. On the menu you can find anything from gluten free porridge and acai bowls to french banana toast, freshly pressed green juice and almond croissants. 

Attendant: Healthy lunch spot in Shoreditch, their avocado toast and sweet potato mash is amazing! If you are dining with a friend, order one of each and split so you can taste both! 

Deliciously Ellas Deli: Definetely one of my favourite places to eat in London, Ella knows how to please a plant based and gluten free foodie! I absolutely love the banana bread, with coconut yoghurt and fruit compote. And I also heard that they now have kombucha on tap! I will be right back! Ps, they also have various locations! 
 

Farm Girl Cafe: This cafe is located in a cute little Instagram friendly back yard. On their menu you can find anything from avocado toasts and apple pancakes to matcha lattes and acai bowls! I have to recommend the butterfly latte! A purple coffee made with spirulina! So different, but yet so good! 

Granger & Co: A stylish and tasty restaurant with a few locations around town. I can recommend their poke bowl and their yellow curry, as well as their homemade passionfruit lemonade! Perfect spot for a late lunch or dinner.  
 

Wahaca: We randomly stopped by this place in Shoreditch for tacos! And Im very happy we did, because it might be up there by the best Mexican meals Ive ever had! They made everything vegan and gluten free so we had nachos, tacos and tostadas! Definitely worth a visit if you are a guac lover like myself! 


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Where to stay?


The Hoxton Shoreditch

81 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU, England.

Im always in search of the coolest places to stay and wouldn't mind staying at The Ned, but my wallet would. If you are looking for a hip, social and cool hotel The Hoxton in Shoreditch is your call. By social I mean that people hang around in the reception area even though the dont stay there, because of the restaurant, the fireplace, the cute coffee shop with delicious banana bread and the bar. In other words its pretty busy and crowded, but in a good way! They also have comfy beds, good wifi, a Photo Booth and light breakfast placed in a cute bag on your door in the morning. 

 

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Tips from locals and friends

Local tips are the best, right? Therefore I asked three of my friends who live/have spent a lot of time in London! 


Frida @fridaohansen

Drunken Monkey has happy hour on drinks and dumplings from 5-9pm. Rough Trade is a cool record store with an ever cooler Photo Booth. Bun House in Soho is the place to go for buns and Chinese food. XU and Bao are restaurants for those who like taiwanese and japanese. Store Street Espresso has the best coffee, the best avocado toast, the best matcha latte and the best cookies! 

 

Mimmi @meandmimmi

I love Granger & Co, the perfect spot for lunch, try their hotcakes! If you want to go to the movie theatre check out Electric Cinema, and Bao for dinner. Stop by Sketch for a drink and Lemonia if you feel like having greek food! Hoi Polloi is another favorite of mine for a late lunch or early dinner, their graphic design is cool as well as their photo booth in the reception of the hotel. If you have time you should also check out the botanical garden Kew Gardens

 

Hannah @honeyohansen

Check out Wardor if you are a magazine lover like myself, and Unit if you want to stop by a tiny, but cool gallery! Tap Coffee is the place for a coffee and Ahipoke if you want takeaway poke bowl. Alex Eagle Studio is another favorite of mine, a super cool boutique filled with art, clothes and interior. I also love The Conran Shop in Marylebone, they have a cute coffee shop inside the store as well. And last but not leats, Barts for some very different but cool drinks. 


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A TRIP TO BRIGHTON

Ok, hør her. Jeg har så lenge jeg kan huske hatt lyst til å besøke den engelske kysten, kanskje ikke midt på vinteren. Men visst tar man muligheten når man får den. I samarbeid med Visit Britain har jeg utforsket Brightons kriker og kroker og blitt småforelsket i nok en by. Hvis du tar toget ut til dette sjarmtrollet av en havneby når temperaturen er høyere og solen sterkere så er jeg sikker på at du får deg en sommerflørt. Sånn på ordentlig. Brighton minner meg om en rar blanding av en Nicholas Sparks film og Lilleputthammer, med pastellfarger, vintage butikker, brosteinslagte gater, bakerier, street art, brune pubber, klipper og sandstrender. 

Ok listen, Ive been longing to visit the coast of England since what feels like forever. Maybe not during winter, but how can I say no when I get the opportunity? In collaboration with Visit Britain Ive been exploring the charming city of Brighton and of course I fell in love with just another city. If you jump on the train to this pearl by the coast when the sun is shining you will most likely have a summer fling with Brighton too. Brighton reminds me of a city from a Nicholas Sparks movie with pastel coloured houses, vintage shops, narrow cobblestone streets, bakeries, pubs, street art, cliffs and sandy beaches. 

 
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Where to stay in Brighton?


The Artist Residence 

33 Regency Square, Brighton BN1 2GG, Storbritannia

Having only been to Brighton once and stayed at one hotel Im pretty sure Im biased, but Im also pretty sure you would be too if you had a sleepover at the wonderful Artist Residence. This boutique hotel is the perfect escape whilst in Brighton. With big wooden furnitures, old fashion bath tubs and sea view, this hotel is an experience itself. Ive been longing to stay here and when I found out I was going to Brighton I immediately checked their website and was beyond happy when I saw they had a discount on their winter retreat which includes better room for a better price, cocktails and breakfast at their lovely cafe! I also have to add that they are super flexible when it comes to alternative food, such as gluten free and vegan! Check out the Artist Residence in Brighton here


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How to get to Brighton?

So Brighton is actually as close and easy to get to as London especially if your flying into Gatwick Airport. Coming from Norway you can get really cheap tickets with Norwegian, I got a round trip for 500 NOK which is probably the best deal you can get, unless you fly with Ryanair. All you need to do when you arrive is to collect your luggage and jump on the first train to Brighton! The ticket is about 13 GBP and you will be there in 30 minutes! When you get off the train you will be right in the center of the city, which makes it super easy to walk or take an Uber/Taxi to the place you are staying at. What I loved the most about Brighton is that you can literally walk everywhere, which makes the experience both practical, sporty and easy! 


"I absolutely loved Brighton, even though the weather was really bad! I definitely want to come back during summertime! If you are planning a trip London anytime soon, you should definitely take a day trip to Brighton! Only one our from London by train!" 



Things to do in Brighton


Vine Street Vintage: A cute little furniture vintage store on Vine street with unique furnitures from all over the world. The perfect spot to stop by if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind piece for your home or just some interior inspo!  

Wolf & Vintage: A vintage store in one of the busy narrow streets of Brighton. A selection of unique and beautiful vintages pieces! Loved their earring collection! 

Brightons Big Screen: During summer Brighton has an outdoor beachfront movie theatre where they show classic films and new releases! Definitely a must visit if your in Brighton during summertime! 

Bike rental: Exploring Brighton by bike is definitely the perfect alternative if the weather is on your side! There are plenty of places to rent bikes around town and its such a cool and local way to discover everything Brighton has to offer. A tip is to bike along the beach front and stop by the famous pier for an ice cream! 

Magazine Brighton: I absolutely adored this cute little magazine shop! Im a sucker for unique books and magazines and this store has it all! 

North Laine: So the North Laine is the bohemian and artistic shopping area of Brighton. If you like vintage shops, street art, cool cafes and the retro flea market vibes, this is your spot! 

Seven Sisters Country Park: So if you have googled Brighton you have probably seen some photos of this already! Unfortunately the weather was really bad when we were there, but if you are lucky with the weather you should jump on a bus and visit this park, more information about it here


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Where to eat?


The Flour Pot Bakery: A bakery with plenty of delicious and freshly made pastries even vegan croissants, daily soup, bread, sandwiches and coffee! 

Wi Kika Moo Kau: This place isnt fancy, but rather cosy and tasty! I had a gluten free and vegan wrap with falafel and hummus! Absolutely delicious, and not pricy at all! They also have soups, cakes, salads, veggie burgers, coffee and smoothies etc!  

The Set: This restaurant is located at The Artist Residence. They have unique and delicious tasting menus, where all the food looks like art! Check out the restaurant and their menu here

Bills: So I havent been here myself, but I have read about Bills a few places online and I understand that this is definitely the place to stop for burger and fries after strolling around town, have breakfast if you are hungover or pancakes if you are craving something sweet! And they have plenty of gluten free and vegan options as well! Check out their menus here

Pelicano: This place has delicious coffee and pastries, if you are gluten free and vegan you have to try their flap jack bar. Perfect spot to fuel if you are out shopping! 


For more inspiration and tips on where to eat in Brighton, check out this Instagram account: @brighton 

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7 THINGS IM SERIOUSLY GOING TO GET BETTER AT THIS YEAR

1. Clean my hard drives and makes sure all my photos are sorted in albums with dates and names. And of course take back up of everything as well as keeping the desktop on my computer neat and organised. 

2. Be better at booking flights and accommodation for my travels in advance so I dont have to pay more just because Im the spontaneous type. 

3. Stop over-thinking about what to post on social media and not, Im going to try to be more active and to show more of my everyday life! 

4. Read more books and watch more movies! 

5. Buy less stuff! I was actually very good at this in 2017 and will continue that path. (Unless its camera equipment or vintage goods). 

6. Think more green! Im usually pretty eco-friendly, but I will do more for the environment this year. I will continue with: bringing my own shopping bag to the grocery store, eat plant based, use organic and eco-friendly beauty products, pick up garbage at the beach/in the nature and buying vintage instead of new. 

7. Shoot more film and video! 

MY TRAVEL YEAR OF 2017


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CUBA

Went straight to Cuba from Puerto Rico, didn't really know what to expect. Spent 10 days exploring this underdeveloped historical beauty. First couple of days was spent strolling the streets of Havanna before we headed out to spend a few days at the beach in Varadero. Jumped on a local bus to Trinidad and stayed there for a couple of nights with a very friendly Cuban family before we shared a taxi with some strangers back to Havanna. 


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PANAMA 

From Miami we decided to go to Panama next, spent two nights in Panama city exploring both the new and the old part of the city. Before we randomly chatted with a cool Russian guy who invited us to stay with him on his sailboat. Sounds sketchy right? Well it wasn't, we ended up having the time of our lives sailing around the insanely beautiful island of San Blas snorkelling with sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and sting rays. And decided to stay two more days with Captain Mike to explore more of the untouched paradise. 


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BALI

We flew home from Nicaragua, picked up our luggage in Miami and spent a couple of weeks in Norway before we headed off on another adventure. This time finally back to our favourite tropical island or second home as you wish, Bali. Spent about two months exploring this island. Bali will forever be our favourite tropical home away from home. 


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BANGKOK

We decided to explore another country on our travel list and had a layover in Bangkok which randomly enough was at the exact same day that my Sri Lankan bff had a layover there, we grabbed a lunch with her before we jumped on a flight to Hanoi.


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STOCKHOLM & COPENHAGEN

So I went on a very quick trip to Stockholm with Cornelia to celebrate Midsummer with Nelly and went home for a couple days before Mimmi, Tore, Nico and I drove to Copenhagen to spend a couple of days in this Scandinavian gem before we were off to dance our asses off at The Roskilde Festival. 


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MILOS

By just taking one step out of the ferry I knew Milos was my favourite greek island. I have been to a few over the years (Skiathos, Skopelos, Santorini, Crete, Karpathos, Rhodos, Kos, Parga, Lefkas among others). This quiet little greek beauty with plenty of deserted beaches found a place in my heart. I loved the chill and beachy vibe on this island and will definitely be back soon. If you haven't been here, you should consider going this year because its still untouched compared to other greek islands. 


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BARCELONA

So my brother decided to move to Barcelona this year, which Im obviously pretty stoked about. Who doesn't want another excuse to travel? We went on a family trip to Barcelona in the end of August to hunt for an apartment, eat tapas, have picnic at the beach and go vintage shopping. Already planning my next visit Enrique! 


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LONDON

In December I had to go to London for a doctors appointment, so my family decided to make it into a cosy Christmassy family trip and not just focus on the bad stuff. In despite of spending almost 7 hours in a clinic we manage to eat at Deliciously Ellas deli, go for a stroll in Notting Hill and go out for dinner. Ended up being a very lovely 24 hours in London. 

 


NEW YORK

We ended our year of travels in New York, my favourite city of all. Been trying to get to the bottom of our to-do lists and making the apartment look slightly more like a home rather than an airport room for lost suitcases. Hope you like this city as much as I do, because there will be plenty of updates from here coming right at you! 


PUERTO RICO

We kicked off the year by booking a one-way ticket to Puerto Rico from Oslo. Spent a week there road tripping around the island, drinking fresh coconut water, meeting new people, discovering jungle suspension bridges, staying in shabby airbnbs and watching the sunset whilst having dinner out of taco trucks. 
 


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MIAMI

We were so happy when we finally arrived in Miami, I had been eating black beans and white rice for ten days straight and was craving everything within reach. First stop was obviously Whole Foods (heaven on earth)! We where suppose to head out the next morning for Jamaica, but my bf got sick, so we ended up spending almost two weeks with my family in Miami. 


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NICARAGUA

I have always dreamt about visiting Nicaragua and 2017 was the year. Unfortunately we had a rough start with this exotic country when we stayed in an airbnb above the beach in San Juan Del Sur and discovered a tarantella in our bathroom in the middle of the night. Lets just say we got out of there quickly... In despite of that incident we fell in love with the country whilst staying at the chic and cute Tribal Hotel in the colourful city of Granada. 


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 LOMBOK

We finally decided to explore another island of Indonesia as well and went to see more of Lombok rather than just the touristy but yet so wonderful Gili Islands. Spent a few days road tripping, hunting for waterfalls, fresh fruit and hiding from tropical rain storms. We will definitely have to go back to Lombok again to see more of this untouched sister of Bali. 


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VIETNAM

So we went to Vietnam for the first time which was very exciting, first stop was Hanoi, second stop Halong Bay, followed by HCM and our final stop which was Mui Ne exploring the secret desert of Vietnam. After Vietnam we headed back to Bali to spend a couple of weeks there before we flew back to Norway. As I already mentioned, we will never be ready to leave Bali. 


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SANTORINI 

We booked a one-way ticket to Santorini in July, spent a couple of days in the white and blue towns of Santorini before we jumped on a ferry to Milos. Santorini is beyond crowded during the summer months so escaping to Milos was the best choice ever. 


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CRETE

We had a return ticket to Oslo from Crete so we took a ferry from Milos to Crete and spent two days there chilling at the beach, cooking pasta in our Airbnb and rented a scooter to explore more of this huge (and touristy) greek island. Crete definitely has some beautiful spots, but during high season its difficult to find somewhere just to enjoy by yourself. 

 


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LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER

I was invited by Visit Britain to Liverpool and Manchester for work. Spent four days wandering around these two cities with two other bloggers and the sweetest Julie who made this trip unforgettable by letting us stay at the historical, beautiful and haunted Titanic Hotel in Liverpool, as well as making reservations at super cool and vegan/gf friendly places in both Manchester and Liverpool. 


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Selvfølgelig har jeg gjort mye annet dette året også, som jeg ikke skriver om her på bloggen. Jeg er ganske privat av meg og liker egentlig ikke dele ting om meg selv, ironisk nok at jeg har en nettside som dette. Men derfor opprettet jeg denne siden  Daily Journal for et par måneder siden, som dere finner øverst til høyre i menyen på forsiden, hvor jeg skal prøve å dele flere bilder  og oppdateringer fra hverdagen min her i New York. Mens resten av www.mallyandthemoon.com vil fungere som det magasinet det har gjort før med tips, bildedagbøker, guider osv! Jeg håper dere finner denne siden både hjelpsom og inspirerende, og at dere kan få dere et lite avbrekk fra hverdagen ved å klikke dere inn her å drømme dere bort! 

Obviously have done a lot of other things this year as well that I dont write about here on my blog. Im usually a very private person and dont really like over sharing with people, ironically enough I created this website about my life haha. But a couple of months back I created the page called Daily Journal where Im trying to share less edited and more updates from my life here in New York. And the rest of www.mallyandthemoon.com will continue as always like a magazine consisting of city guides, travel tips, photo diares etc! I hope you find my site both helpful and inspiring and that you can use it as a little escape from reality when you need it the most. 

ALCOHOL FREE KOMBUCHA DRINKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Jul betyr mye alkohol for veldig mange, noe som kan være hyggelig, men som mange også gruer seg til. Det er kjipt at å takke nei til alkohol betyr farris eller cola, at det ikke er en selvfølge å ha en deilig alkoholfri drink tilgjengelig. Jeg tenkte jeg skulle dele litt inspirasjon til hvordan man kan lage alkoholfrie drinker som faktisk er bra for deg! Dette er ikke noe fancy saker, men derimot en fantastisk frisk drink som hovedsakelig kun består av kombucha. 

Christmas means alcohol for many people, which can be fun, but its also the reason why many people dont look forward to the holidays. Saying no to alcohol can often result in a diet coke or sparkling water, its sad that there aren't always tempting virgin cocktails available. I thought I would share som alcohol free holiday drink inspiration, drinks that are actually good for you! These are mainly just kombucha, because its the perfect substitute for alcohol and the perfect drink for your health and taste. 

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Ginger & grapefruit

I denne drinken bruker jeg Norsk Kombucha med smaken Gingeraid som base, knuser isbiter og grapefrukt i en blender, heller over kombucha, pynter kanten med salt/sukker og tilsetter en skive grapefrukt som pynt. Hvis det blir for syrlig kan man tilsette litt agavesirup også. 

In this drink I use Norsk Kombucha (Norwegian Kombucha) with the flavour Gingeraid as a base, I crush the ice cubes in a blender with grapefruit, poor it in a glass and add the kombucha. I use salt/sugar to decorate the glass as well as a slice of grapefruit. 


Mango & Passionfruit

I denne bruker jeg Norsk Kombucha med smaken Mango Miracle, har isbiter og 1/2 pasjonsfrukt i en blender til isen er knust, har isen i et glass og heller over kombucha, tar en 1/2 pasjonsfrukt til på toppen av isen, har salt/sukker på kanten samt pynter med en liten rosmarin kvist. 

In this drink I use Norsk Kombucha (Norwegian Kombucha) with the flavour Mango Miracle, I crush the ice cubes with 1/2 passionfruit in a blender, poor it in the glass, add the kombucha and the other half of the passionfruit on the top of the ice, use salt/sugar as decoration as well as a little rosemary twig. 


Mojito Magic

I denne drinken bruker jeg Norsk Kombucha med smaken Mojito Magic, tilsetter isbiter, mynte og en squeeze med lime samt litt salt/sukker på kanten og pynter med en limeskive og litt ekstra mynte. 
 

In this drink I use Norsk Kombucha (Norwegian kombucha) with the taste Mojito Magic, add ice cubes, a squeeze of lime juice, mint leaves an salt/sugar, a slice of lime and more mint as decoration. If this is too sour you can add a little bit of agave syrup. 


Man trenger absolutt ikke knuse isbitene, det holder med kombucha og et par isbiter i et glass eller servere kombucha alene i et vin glass! Men hvis man vil ha noe som ser litt mer tropisk og fancy er dette en enkel løsning! For å tilsette litt sødme, fungerer agavesirup fint og for mer bobler kan man helle oppi litt farris. Hadde jeg vært dere hadde jeg kjøpt kombucha og eksperimentert hjemme, det kan rett og slett brukes til alt! 

You definitely dont need to crush the ice, you might as well serve it with regular ice cubes or with none in a wine glass. But if you want it to look more fancy and tropical you can crush it with your favourite fruit, and as I mentioned above you can add agave syrup if you want it to be sweeter and another tip is to add sparking water if you want bobbles. Please just buy kombucha and play around with your favourite fruits, I promise you will be surprised, kombucha can be used in so many ways. 

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Jeg elsker kombucha og drikker det helst daglig. I disse drinkene har jeg brukt Norsk Kombucha som base, min favoritt!  For dere som ikke har greie på Kombucha så er dette altså en type styrkedrikk som består av fermentert te fylt med probiotika, enzymer og andre ting som er bra for kropp og sjel. Jeg er superfan rettere sagt avhengig av kombucha og drikker dette hyppig både fordi det er bra for magen og helsa generelt, samt veldig godt! Et lite tips til dere som spiser fet julemat, men ikke er veldig glad i akevitt er  å fylle snapsglasset med kombucha istedenfor! Dere vil takke meg senere! 

I love kombucha and prefer to drink it daily. In these drinks Ive used Norsk Kombucha (Norwegian Kombucha) as a base, its my favourite! For those of you who dont know much about kombucha, its fermented tea, filled with probiotics, enzymes and other important things for your health and soul. I love drinking it because it keeps my gut in balance and because its fresh and tasty! Its definitely a must drinking these days since we all indulge in mostly sugary and fatty foods. Drink it and thank me later!

ENGØ GÅRD

Sponset opphold/ Sponsored stay

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Vi ankom Engø og rakk såvidt å sette en fot innenfor døren vi ble invitert til Afternoon Tea i en varm peisstue som var pyntet til jul. De tok mer enn nok hensyn til allergiene mine og fylte et tre etasjes kakefat med deilige småkaker, blåbær scones og sandwicher. Da pressekannekaffen var tømt og magene var fulle, ruslet vi ut på tunet og videre bort til badehuset i skumringen. 

We arrived at Engø right in time for Afternoon Tea by the fireplace in their lovely christmassy living room. They definitely surprised me by making an alternative afternoon tea tray for me with everything suitable for my diet. What a dream! When the coffee pot was empty and our tummies full we walked out in the snow and headed towards the swimming pool. 

Jeg har lenge hatt lyst til å besøke Engø og det å bli invitert ned hit nå i desember hvor alt var koselig og julete var som en liten drøm. Skuldrene og pulsen senkes automatisk når man kommer hit, dette er uten tvil det perfekte stedet å ta turen for en natt eller to med en du er glad i midt på sommeren eller nå før jul for en ekstra dose julestemning. 

I have been dreaming about visiting Engø for a while now and being invited to stay here a night this December was definitely a little dream come true. As soon as you enter the idyllic property you feel zen from top to toe. This is the perfect place to visit if you want to spend a night with someone you love, either your sister, mom, friend or boyfriend. Its perfect during summer since its right by the sea, but if you ask me it was just as perfect for a Christmassy getaway. 

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Engø gård ligger på Tjøme, litt over en time å kjøre fra Oslo. Idyllisk landlig og i vannkanten ligger dette lille hotellet. Om sommeren kan du rusle ned til vannet å ta morgenbad, spille tennis og låne sykler for å utforske øya. Mens om vinteren kan du tilbringe dagen i boblebadet i badehuset og foran peisen med te og kaker. Vi hadde et Engø Døgn, som består av Afternoon Tea, en 5 retters middag som var helt utenomjordisk god, overnatting og deilig hjemmelaget frokost. En perfekt "mini ferie" for alle som trenger å ta et skritt tilbake og bare være i et døgn. 

Engø gård is about a little over an hour drive from Oslo. Its set on the countryside on an island where summer is meant to be spent. During summer you can swim in the sea, play tennis and borrow their bicycles and go explore the island. And during winter time you would want to spend time in their "bath house" in their sauna or bubble bath followed by a cup of tea in front of their fire place. We did the "Engø Døgn" which included afternoon tea, 5 course dinner which btw was out of this world, accommodation for one night and homemade Norwegian breakfast. A perfect "mini vacay" for those who need to take a step back and just be. 

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Rommene på Engø er hjemmekoselige med gammeldags interiør, man føler rett og slett at man er på besøk hos en rik familie på landet. Personalet er sosiale, herlige og imøtekommende, de sørger for at du føler deg hjemme og velkommen og sitter på en haug med kunnskap om mat og historie. Frokosten er hjemmelaget og består av alt fra glutenfrie knekkebrød til veganske smoothies, hjemmebakt brød, økologisk eplejuice og egg og frukt i alle former og fasonger. Vil du vite mer om hotellet så kan du ta en titt på hjemmesiden deres her

The rooms at Engø have a homey vibe with old fashioned interior it kinda feels like you are visiting an upper class family on the countryside. The staff of the hotel are social and welcoming and they will do everything to make you feel comfortable and at home. They also know a lot about food and the history, feel free to chat with them! The breakfast is the best, home made bread, gluten free options, croissants, vegan smoothies, organic apple juice and fruit and eggs how you like it. If you want to read more about the hotel, feel free to check out their website here

Thank you for having us Engø! We will be back for sure!