L: Danish home via Bolig Magasinet.| R: Blueberries & Lemon Mascarpone tart by Donna Hay.

When I was a little girl, it was by far my favorite color, but now I hardly have anything blue in my home – or my closet for that matter! Not sure what happened there, today I like more energizing hues like red, green and purple. But how calming would it be to live in this Danish apartment bathed in blue? Pia, the woman who lives there, definitely worked her favorite color in and out and throughout. Blue in every room and she dared to used many shades of it. Her grey sofa complements the blue hues perfectly, while the colorful throw pillows and bed linens she added help break the monotony a bit.

Do you guys have a favorite color? How much of it do you have in your home?

And while you’re bathed in blue, you should think about baking this yummi blueberry & lemon mascarpone tart. The pictures I used at the top of my post is from a recipe by Donna Hay, but unfortunately I couldn’t find the original recipe on her site – but try this recipe by Sugar and Snapshots (pics below), seems like a winner to me!

PS: Have you entered our giveaway yet? Hurry hurry! The last day to enter is today.

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Happy Monday, hope you all had a great weekend? We went away from the city to make up from a rough week and spent the weekend at a really fun ranch/resort called Rocking Horse Ranch. The girls played in the snow, went on pony rides and splashed in the pool. On Saturday night we went snow tubing and roasted marshmallows by the fireside. We had a blast, and I really needed that. Thanks to all of you who left sweet notes last week, the girls are doing much better, and I am also getting there, slowly.

Today I just wanted to share this mood board, a little Monday cheer – I am loving these colors together. They remind me that Spring is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I am so done with this winter!

1. How gorgeous are these ceramics by The Mod Collective?! I am hooked.| 2. This print by Jay Roeder is just what I need right now. Never give up. Ever.| 3. Painted pebbles throw pillow by Garima Dhawan on Society 6. Perfect Spring pillow!| 4. These pomegranate mousse filled donuts look so yummi! I’ll take a dozen thank-you-very-much.| 5. I’ve been on the hunt for pretty rugs  for my home and found this gorgeous rug by Loom…I think I’m in love!

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Happy Friday, friends. Sorry I went MIA after Tuesday, to tell you the truth it’s been a rather hard week. The girls were sick all week, and I went through a pretty rough patch of my own.  Nobody slept much this week….so tired that my littlest one fell asleep during lunch yesterday. Not like her at all, this girl loves her food and not one to just diss it! See how she still has her hand on her food while sleeping? :) In any case, we going away this weekend to get some fresh air & relax a bit. I’ll be back on Monday with regular posts. Hope you all have some fun plans for the weekend!

Hugs, Audrey

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Are you guys ready for another amazing Tuesday giveaway?

Today we are treating the little ones in your life – you can win a $100 gift card from Little Citizens Boutique to buy whatever your heart desires. And let me tell you, your heart’s going to desire a heck of a lot once it checks out Little Citizens Boutique!

LCB has treasures for kids from around the world – they have some of my favorite French brands like Djeco & Vilac. It is the perfect place to shop if you want well-designed toys that your kids will want to use over and over again, if you want more creativity and less big brands in your life.  In LCB’s own words: “Our toys and clothes inspire the imagination, remind us of good times past and present, and prepare little citizens for the adventures of their life.” I don’t know about you, but as far as I am concerned, that’s exactly what I expect out of toys for my own children. Did you see that little wooden coffee machine? I want it for my girls, they would have such a kick out of pretending to make coffee like mom and dad!

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TO ENTER: All you have to do is go to Little Citizens Boutique and let me know in a comment below what item you love the most!
ADDITIONAL ENTRIES- there are three ways you can get additional entries:

This giveaway is open to people worldwide, and will be open until Tuesday, March 5 at 11:59pm EST. A winner will be selected at random and contacted via email. Good luck everyone!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. A WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED (congrats Kate!) AND CONTACTED VIA EMAIL. THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING!

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Just a sweet photo to share with you today.

Now that the Valentine’s day craziness is over, it seems only normal that I’d like to talk about love, right? :) I didn’t really plan it that way, but last week my best friend Soazic sent me this picture of her grand-parents…made my heart melt. Her grand-parents have been in love for over sixty years - that 6.0, people!!- and I don’t know, isn’t that beautifully crazy?

I’m not a super-duper romantic kind of girl – oh I love a weekend away with hubby and small attentions, but I’ve never really been into rose petals on the bed or Nicholas Sparks movies for that matter. But seeing that kind of endless, genuine love almost brings tears to my eyes. We all know that being in a relationship isn’t all filled with pink and unicorns, and it takes a great deal of work and understanding to make sure that love doesn’t die with time -but personally, I am up for the challenge. Because growing old with my best friend, that’s one of my biggest wishes, and really, I couldn’t imagine my life any other way but with my husband next to me, holding my hand and making silly jokes. Happy Monday, friends!

PS: Did you enter our giveaway?! Hurry, hurry, you have until tomorrow to do so!

Image credit: Photography by Soazic Gardais.

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Last weekend I was miserable – runny nose and soreness that comes from blowing it too often, felt chilly and all I wanted was to hang out under the cover.And let’s not talk about my (rather grumpy) mood, shall we? Hubby helped out with the girls, prepared me about a thousand cups of tea, and that alone helped so much. When you’re sick, the smallest intention goes a long way! And so I thought, wouldn’t it be so nice to make a little something special for our friends when they are sick? Here a list of fun little DIYs that will help you save you friend’s day:

  • FOR AN UPSET STOMACH: How pretty is this hot water bottle cosy? Hot water bottles are so great to help relieve stomach ache – or any muscle pain for that matter. I also heard that ginger beer is one of the best remedies if you feel a bit of nausea/upset stomach, so I found this great little recipe.
  • FOR A SORE THROAT:I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard that eating 3 or 4 marshmallows soothes a sore throat. Apparently, the gelatin helps relieving irritation. Plus, I am pretty sure that the sight of these color dipped marshmallows alone would make anyone feel better :)
  • FOR MORNING SICKNESS: Is it me, or is there something in the water? In the past three weeks I’ve heard of 5 of my friends expecting a baby for July! Ginger is one of the best thing to calm morning sickness, and I’m sure it would make my friends’ day to receive a pretty little box filled with this yummy candied ginger.
  • SOOTHE A COLD: When I had a cold last week, my nose and lips were so so dry! I wish I had some of this pink grapefruit sugar lip scrub and some great coconut moisturizer to make it all better!

Of course, you can also just bring them a box of Advil that you picked up at the pharmacy…but if you have the time, I think any of these little will make your friends feel all that much more loved and cared for. Do you guys have any special homemade remedies that you make for yourself or friends when sick?

Happy weekend, friends!

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Today I wanted to share the gorgeous and very special pictures of Danish actress Freja Zeuthen. Not only because the pictures are stunning (the flowered crowns!!), but also because Freja is a stunning person, both inside and out. Freja has become a good friend of me and my little family since we first met a couple of years ago, and I am always amazed by her – she’s so much fun, compassionate, and sweet at the same time. A true Scandinavian beauty, if you ask me. I really REALLY hope that all of her dreams come true. She deserves it so much. And I have no doubt the rest of the world would love her as much as me and my family does.

Credit: All photographs by Maddy Lucas Photo.

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Ok, so the image to the right isn’t technically about something in black & white, but I loved these images together so much that I had to post it. And seriously, how stylish would you look with you hair up in knots like this (how-to by A Beautiful Mess here) while strolling through your neighborhood with your dog on this triangle dog leash? Happy Thursday, friends!

PS: These earrings & necklace would also be a great match for this! Have you entered the giveaway yet?

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Happy Wednesday, friends! Having a good week? It’s a pretty big one for us, and hopefully I’ll be able to tell you more about what’s going on soon! Spring is still nowhere in sight here in NYC – we’ve got to run from one place to the other with the stroller because it’s so cold and windy here in Battery Park city. But my mind is already in place where the flowers are budding and everything looks bright in the Spring sun. Here are some of the things on my wish list these days, in a warm spring palette of pastels, bright pink and gold. Hope you like it!

1. I’ve always wanted a globe in my home to show our daughters about all the place we talk about. Love this vintage globe at Ia’s Vintage.
2. These little paper bags are too adorable, perfect for little party favors! By love Mae.
3. Love the pop of neon against the simplicity of the grey fabric of this quilt by Paper Plane Home.
4. I wish they made these my size!  Metallic suede bootie by Juicy Couture.
5. How pretty is this ring? Love the roughness of the metal. Geo drusy ring in blush at Leif Shop.
6. I can NEVER have enough washi tape. Great combination of colors and patterns by Torie Jayne, who seems just as addicted as me :)
7. Pretty hand-painted little treasure box by Anamarko.

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Great new, friends - from now on we’ll have giveaways on the blog every other Tuesday, if not more often. Get ready for it, I have some great things coming for you! That being said, we’re starting off with my favorite up-and-coming jewelry designers, MOOREA SEAL, and she’s giving away a $50 gift certificate to her jewelry shop. I own a couple of her pieces, and they have become my go-to pieces because they complement all of my outfits so well while adding a little edge to what I wear. I always get compliments about them! Her pieces are both rough and clean, natural and sleek with oversized, raw amethyst druzy rings, chevron-cut leather earrings, gold boho headpieces….Just look at these gorgeous pictures of her jewelry by Marissa Maharaj and you’ll know what I mean:


So, who’s excited? I know I am excited to be giving this away to one of you lucky readers! :) So here is what you need to do:

TO ENTER: All you have to do is go to Moorea Seal’s shop and let me know in a comment in this post what piece of jewelry you like the most!

 ADDITIONAL ENTRIES- there are four ways you can get additional entries:

  • Follow Moorea’s blog via RSS, , then leave a separate comment below telling me you’ve done so.
  • Follow Moorea on Pinterest, then leave a separate comment below telling me you’ve done so, and….
  • Share a note + link about this giveaway on your Facebook page, then leave a separate comment below telling me you’ve done so, and….
  • Like This Little Street on Facebook, then leave a separate comment below telling me you’ve done so, and….

This giveaway is open to people worldwide, and will be open until Tuesday, February 26 at 11:59pm EST. A winner will be selected at random and contacted via email. Good luck everyone!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. A WINNER WAS SELECTED AT RANDOM (Congrats Lucy!) AND CONTACTED BY EMAIL. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!

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