Family / 25.02.2019

White Turf , ski and snow , an invitation I just couldn’t resist. The idea of this blog is mainly to show that my girls are important and whatever I do they come along too, it’s important to experience different things together makes part of growing up with mum great !  if blessed to do so ...

Family, My map of my world / 30.12.2018

Year in Review: 2018 On Being a Student I have not written many blogs this year because my priorities changed as I became a full-time student. I returned to university to support my growing knowledge on working with my champagne cuvée Les Cinq Filles.V. Now that I am winter break, I’ll catch you up to my life really quickly. First, I want to take my hat off to all the students of the world. I am fortunate to have amazing well-versed teachers, all top of their game and a top...

Family / 24.05.2017

One week ago my first grandchild was born, beautiful Valentina, to my eldest daughter Zara and her husband Joachim. While you have nine months to prepare for the big day with many hopes, dreams, and expectations, nothing compares to the birth in real time. Life can change in an instant, reminding us what a miracle it is to bring a child into the world. I could not help but think back to the day Zara was born, and reflect on who I was then - a young mum...

Family / 04.05.2017

Schwarzenbach 4th May 2017 As I woke up on the day of my 23rd wedding anniversary, I took a trip down memory lane. These milestone events inspire us to reflect on the meaning of the day, who we were then and how we have evolved. In the case of a marriage, it is marathon, not a sprint, and we have a partner who makes the journey with us. We change and evolve along the way and hope we hold our common ground while weathering storms and the unexpected....

Family / 07.01.2017

Back to "Real" Life After the Christmas Holidays [caption id="attachment_8462" align="alignnone" width="624"] Happy New Year to all those I missed on social media[/caption] All year we plan for Christmas - stashing away money for gifts, imagining how we will decorate our tree and homes, arranging family travel in advance to secure reasonable ticket prices, and thinking how we can outdo last year's celebrations. All this effort culminates over two weeks of Christmas and New Year's winter breaks from work and school. It's rarely we have chances to slow down, visit family,...

Family, My map of my world / 30.12.2016

[caption id="attachment_8415" align="alignnone" width="1242"] surprise surprise![/caption] A year of reflection The year 2016 has been bittersweet, a mixture of ups and downs. As one gets older the stakes get higher, and somehow the challenges are more amplified. I felt this profoundly in 2016 as I faced some difficulty in my personal life; however, the flip side of life's challenges is they can make you stronger and realize your ability to survive and thrive. I realize I am fortunate in many ways; however, no one is exempt from challenge, no matter how...

Family, Sports / 09.08.2016

[caption id="attachment_8315" align="alignleft" width="962"] 1year memory - A Family gathering on Frederikberg Alle "Danmarks Rundt"[/caption] Facebook message Every Facebook user receives the "See Your Memories" message from one or more years ago. We may or may not feel fondness for the memories: however, there is no way of hiding them when they pop up. It seems to be Facebook trying pull heartstrings and remind us of our past posts. Suddenly these old Facebook message are just there, and often confuse people of your current status :however, actually it's a cool reminder , where you...

Family / 13.05.2016

Class of 2016 Graduating is an exciting moment no matter the level or degree. It stirs deep emotions for the graduate as well as family and friends. 30 years ago when I graduated, I recall breathing a big sigh of relief; however, at the same moment I felt sadness realizing I would no longer be part of class and being with my school friends everyday suddenly came to an end. Yesterday my daughter Lauren graduated high school, Class of 2016 Of The Institut Auf Dem Rosenberg in St.Gallen, Switzerland. My husband Lars and...

Family / 22.07.2015

Starring the Christensen Family and Gerard Rancinan I have always loved taking family portraits; however in recent years it has been challenging with our frenetic travel schedule and five children who are now young adults who are rarely at home. In Denmark it is a tradition to use the family portrait for Christmas cards or other special family events. I miss gathering the family for our annual portrait, choosing and coordinating our wardrobe, and the excitement of unwrapping and hanging the finished product. On a busy day as I...