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Scandi Vibes at the first Affordable Art Fair post Lockdown

Scandi Vibes at the first Affordable Art Fair post Lockdown

The Affordable Art Fair has returned with fanfare after lockdown and the re-opening in Battersea this autumn was the best ever. Lots of colour, abstracts, celebrity portraits and photographs as well as ceramics and sculpture on display - and for sale from between £50...

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Hjem – Traditional Danish Cafe in the Heart of Kensington

Hjem – Traditional Danish Cafe in the Heart of Kensington

"One of the things people seem to like about this place is that they can sit here and chat to us," says the founder of one of Kensington's best kept secrets, Hjem, a pretty coffee shop in London's royal borough. Indeed so, the young couple at the table next to ours...

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Noma is named the Best Restaurant in the World – again

Noma is named the Best Restaurant in the World – again

Extraordinarily, Noma restaurant in Denmark has done it again - won the Best Restaurant in the World. Famous for its eccentric menu - some claim roased ants are part of the plate decor, which may just be another myth - the Scandinavian eaterie has claimed top spot for...

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Gillian Ayres at the Marlborough Gallery in London

Gillian Ayres at the Marlborough Gallery in London

Joy to be back on the arts scene after lockdown! London's Marlborough Gallery in Mayfair was among the first with a cool private view, lots of ice cold white wine and a refreshing collection of the late Gillian Ayres' large-scale paintings and works on paper. Ayres'...

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Super Paint Brand Farrow & Ball Now Belongs to Denmark

Super Paint Brand Farrow & Ball Now Belongs to Denmark

IT's just too gorgeous! The most brilliant and quintessentially British paint brand, much mocked for its quite high price point and many shades of grey, has been sold to a Danish company. And how we welcome it! Scandinavia been the spiritual home of Farrow & Ball...

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The New Normal: 5 Things to Fix as We Come Out of Lockdown

The New Normal: 5 Things to Fix as We Come Out of Lockdown

For months we've been looking forward to seeing family and friends again, but as lockdown finally looks as if it's coming to an end fear strikes... Are we ready to face the world again? On closer inspection, quite a few things are not tip top presentable in the...

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Post Lockdown Beauty Tips: How to Face the World Again

Post Lockdown Beauty Tips: How to Face the World Again

Optimism is in the air, things are changing. Lockdown is loosening and soon we'll be....free. Gosh! Some of us may need a little more time before we are ready to face the world again - it's been ages since the last visit to the hairdresser. Mascara? What was that...

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How to Create Hygge with Gorgeous Cushions

How to Create Hygge with Gorgeous Cushions

If there is one interior accessory we Scandis associate with Hygge it's probably the cushion - apart from good company and drink, more of which in other posts...). Cushions are not only there to look smart on the sofa but also give comfort - they help us feel cosy at...

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5 Important Beauty Tips few People Think About

5 Important Beauty Tips few People Think About

At DU Beauty we keep things simple, following the Scandinavian ethos of less is more. Rather than paint over our cracks, we celebrate them and prepare for healthier skin going forward. Here are five of our top tips which sometimes get left out of our beauty routine -...

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How to Choose Between Style and Substance

How to Choose Between Style and Substance

Lockdown 2020, which forced most of us to stay at home, has helped us think carefully about how we live. By now we are all much more aware of the good bits and the furniture or paintings that just have to go. Weeks on end sitting by the kitchen table or in the sofa or...

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Popular Houseplants and How to Create an Urban Jungle

Popular Houseplants and How to Create an Urban Jungle

It was a kind of joke throughout lockdown that it was normal to talk to your plants. It was only a problem if they actually replied... Our time spent in isolation due to the worlwide coronavirus showed more than ever that houseplants can be our best friend. Indeed,...

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How to Choose a Zoom Work from Home Background

How to Choose a Zoom Work from Home Background

Some will view the chance to peer into people's homes through video conferencing as a positive result of the Covid pandemic - others will view it as an irritant. Creatives and corporate staff discovered they can still get work done via Zoom after Covid-19 put a...

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Shopping for Best Scandi Style Interiors after Lockdown

Shopping for Best Scandi Style Interiors after Lockdown

Pure joy as the stores re-open after three months of lockdown! And what a feast for the eyes to see the items for sale - some reduced to next to nothing. Here we pick our favourite Scandi style home decor pieces from some of our favourite London stores: Not only were...

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