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How to go on an exciting family gap year around the world

How to go on an exciting family gap year to travel the world

One Instagram account I truly enjoy following is Courtney Adamo’s (34), co-Founder of Babyccino Kids, who is currently on a family gap year with her husband Michael (45) and their four children: Easton (10), Quin (8), Ivy (6), Marlow (3). Leaving London in July 2015, they have so far visited the U.S., Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and New Zealand, Australia and will soon head to Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka and then back to Europe for the summer. With four young children, a career and a house, uprooting and embarking on such an adventure takes some serious planning. I got in contact with Courtney to pick her brains on how she organised such a journey. A fascinating read…enjoy! ORGANISING AND BUDGETING A FAMILY GAP YEAR How far in advance did you start planning this amazing trip? Michael and I made the decision to embark on this year of travel back in the autumn of 2014. We put our house in London on the market and it was sold by February. From this point, we started thinking about our trip and narrowing down the places …

Atelier September in Copenhagen

Atelier September in Copenhagen

Last time I visited Atelier September, the venue was a beautiful shop selling Danish antiques. The space has now been converted into a very inspiring and relaxing café and wine shop that you will love. It is also very conveniently located around the corner of the Vipp flagship store. I loved the long, vintage communal tables and the large windows overlooking the street. Food was good, simple and tasty and apparently their yoghurt & granola is to die for. Unfortunately, I was in a rush to set up our pop-up store so I had egg and toasts. I also loved their freestanding stainless-steel kitchen which looked beautiful on the Scandinavian floorboards. I’m not sure of the brand but Bultaup has a similar one. The place is filled with natural lights and has some great magazines like Kinfolk and cooking books for sale. Since it’s now my 4th visit to Copenhagen, you can read my previous posts about places to visit in Copenhagen here, where to sleep and even where to do Bikram yoga. Photos 1, 2 & 3 by Sarah Coghill photos 4, …

My Styling work for Laura Ashley, Waihi beach, New-Zealand 1 (C) Karine Köng www.karinecandicekong.com

Mila for Laura Ashley

Just before Christmas, Laura Ashley contacted me to take part into their new campaign challenge “15 uses for a throw“. As we were about to leave for New-Zealand to spend time with family and I had very little time left, I packed the beautiful throw I received and took it to the Coromandel Peninsula (a beautiful part of New-Zealand on the north island).