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A little Icelandic jaunt!

For the last little while I have had more than a little obsession with Scandinavia. In part to do with some particularly beautiful music (The Tallest Man on Earth, Mew, Olafur Arnalds), Nordic Noir and more than a healthy amount of Scandinavian chums.

All this to say, after being on my ‘wishful thinking’ list for last 5 years, I actually get to make a little trip to ‘the land of Ice that’s very nice’! (A little Mighty Ducks quote there for ya!)

One of my favourite regular coffee drinkers is a little bit of an expert on Iceland and when I asked him for tips this brilliant itinerary is what he came up with. This actually made my day! It’s too good not to share.

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And now to the Northern Lights, the elusive Celestial treat, I know I’m not meant to get my heart set on seeing them but I can’t help it. I’ve wanted to see the Northern Lights ever since Joey and Dawson watched them in Season 3. (Don’t judge me.)

Until after Iceland!

Xxx
Celeste

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Field Trip: Nils Frahm at St Johns

The  last night of my 28th year was spent in St Johns in Hackney listening to the beautiful Nils Frahm.

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St Johns, is seriously one of the most beautiful venues I have been to!

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Nils Frahm is a delightful combination of intense beautiful music and light hearted banter. ‘This dramatic lighting and the music must be very intense for you, but I am actually in a very good mood!’

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To top it all off we were in very good company, Lisa Hannigan was also in attendance, I was more than a little starstruck. . . Aaand she may have responded to a tweet of mine. What a way to end 28!

All of that is besides the point, back to Nils, make sure you have a little listen and if you get a chance go and see him.

x

Celeste

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Field Trip: Denmark

So Hanna, her husband and I embarked via glorious Ryanair to Denmark for the magical wedding of our old and dear friend Kiki.

There was sleep deprivation, cute shops, wandering danish streets, a forest wedding, windmill, vikings, fish spa, local beer, vanilla tobacco, headphones and coffee.

Here are some of our fun pics.

The wedding ceremony in the forest was magic … matched only by the macaroons and the reception venue.

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Loads of fun shops in Denmark.

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My favourite little shop. ‘The Golden Deer’. 

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A beaut little Elderflower beer. Yum! 

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The mannequins are strange though…

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More from ‘the Golden Deer’.

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One of the first things to do… purchase a danish typewriter that you can’t possibly take back as ‘carry on’ luggage.

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Windmill. This is what they used to look like.

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The Golden Deer, once more.

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They love their antlers, the Danes.

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Sometimes it’s a good plan to smuggle in rum in a hipflask.

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Beautiful decorations.

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Kindly we were provided with english translations complete with headphones. I may or may not have worn them all day.

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Mr and Mrs shoes.

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The glorious ceremony.

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So many pom poms. Hanna’s are bigger.

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If you get the opportunity to visit a forest wedding in Denmark then make sure you go… even without the forest wedding, make time in your life to visit Denmark and find a viking.

xxx

Tracks of Foxes

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Field Trip: Weezer Cruise 2014

Wednesdays can occasionally feel like they have stolen your soul. Just me? Coffee break was spent dreaming of a Weezer cruise to the Bahamas.

I am going to quote Huffington Post, quoting Weezer…

‘Twelve years after they crooned “On an island in the sun, we’ll be playin’ an’ havin’ fun,” Weezer is once again making good on that promise with an upcoming Weezer Cruise to the Bahamas.’

Weezer, geeks before it was cool and all round weapons. True.

This video is nine years on and still a brightener on any day, even a Wednesday when it’s snowing and it should be spring!

 

P.s. I still think Richie Cunningham is a dreamboat.

Anyway, Weezer cruise to the Bahama’s. Shall we?

- Celeste

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Field Trip: Daniel and the Good Ones.

I went on a little field trip to see this boy we know play his lovely songs.

He’s just released his beaut little EP, ‘Be Swell’, with incredible artwork that was done by the man called Mark Lazenby that we featured in our Friday Finds a little while ago. ‘Be Swell’ is perfect for these summer days, get involved with it for a mere £3! 

We saw Daniel and the Good Ones play at the Workshop just by Old Street in London a place with a  cool Americana feel with toilets labelled ‘Sid’, ‘Nancy’ and ‘Larry’.  There was also a healthy amount of handsome, foreign men with good facial hair to serve you drinks… what more could you want!? How about some beaut tunes?

Daniel played his lovely songs for us in the changing ‘disco’ lights.

Daniel has a gig tomorrow night at Hoxton Underbelly with his ‘good ones’. If you’re in London Town, it’s worth a visit.. that is for sure. Here are the details, definitely come, hang out, enjoy some beaut music and share a little drink!

Daniel and the Good Ones really are good ones!

- Celeste xx 

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Field Trip: The Wilderness of Manitoba

All of the best nights in my life have consisted of brilliant company, tasty drinks, beautiful music and if I’m lucky even a banjo! Last night was up there with some of the best nights it contained all the magic elements! Sarah and I ventured out to the Lexington on Pentonville road in London to hear the beautiful sounds of ‘The Wilderness of Manitoba‘.

The Lexington is a beaut little venue that has all the whiskey’s your heart would desire and also some VERY tasty spirits! We partook in our fair share of the Kraken and coke… The Kraken is some absolutely delicious rum!

The Wilderness of Manitoba played beautifully, their harmonies felt a little bit like they hugged you (cheese!) and they looked very Canadian. I remembered hearing that one of them is a Maths teacher so I was totally prepared to, in the right moment, yell out Pythagoras theorem, that moment never came.

If you haven’t heard their beautiful sounds then make sure to have a listen and buy their albums.

Their music is perfect for sunny listening!

Happy Listening!

- Celeste and Sarah

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Field Trip: ‘The Cat’s Meow’

Today I awoke thinking about how much I would like to go Lindy- Hop dancing.  Lindy – Hop dancing is brilliant, ladies look pretty hot and snazzy when they’re doing it, men look super hot and snazzy when they’re doing it.

What is there not to love? I want to look pretty hot and snazzy while dancing with super hot and snazzy.

A few months ago we went to ‘The Cat’s Meow’ in London Bridge to hear the Rock n’ Roll band ‘The Picadilly Bullfrogs’ and do some Lindy-Hopping. It’s a dirty student bar that was transformed into a vintage world war 2 venue with everyone dressed the part and looking… yep, pretty hot and snazzy AND super hot and snazzy!

There was a variety of ages, from young things to old. There definitely were a few characters there that I imagine may have been the first to dance the Lindy- Hop steps, if you get what I mean.. I was a little concerned that hip replacements may be necessary!

It was a brilliant night and I am desperate to go again, however,  I encountered these problems that I, in my excitement, hadn’t anticipated.

1. I don’t know how to ‘Lindy – Hop’.

2. I always get asked to dance by an awkward, VERY insistent bald man (not super hot and snazzy!) who ignores my ‘I don’t know how, I DON’T KNOW HOW!’

3. It then, inevitably, is the longest song possible.

4. I can’t dance with strangers without apologising incessantly for my bad ‘moves’ and STARING intently at my feet so as to avoid eye contact.

Actually, on rereading these problems I have decided that, pretty much, you can apply these problems to anytime I have tried dancing or even just any part of my life!

Dang it!

On second thought maybe I won’t be going Lindy- Hop dancing, not today anyway.

But if you are much smoother than I, which let’s be honest isn’t too hard, and you want to give it a go then the next

‘The Cat’s Meow’ is on Saturday 16th of June.

I recommend going with a bunch of lovely people that you can giggle with, drinks are cheap too, which may … or may not aid you in your Lindy-Hopping!

- Celeste xx

p.s. We’re just 100 views away from 10, 000! Eek! So exciting!! Keep an eye out tomorrow for a give away! :)

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