No work in December

 That was my big plan after my year of lots of crazy, but fun travelling.

I decided I wanted to NOT work in December! At least only from home. I just wanted my life to be about lazy cozy days in front of the fire…some boxing and preparing just the right Christmas presents for everyone….. 

I also wanted to take time off to reflect about the future – my dreams and plans for the coming years.

Sometimes plans have a way of turning out completely differently than first intended. Like when Philippe and I decided to move to Denmark with our little baby boy, start Rice and a quiet lifestyle in Denmark – away from the hustle and bustle of Paris.

So my December has been filled with our very own pop-up restaurant at Rice and it has been wonderful!

I love the restaurant business and I am highly attracted to it…. Something about happy people who come with open minds looking for a good time with friends, beautiful food, nice music and perhaps a few cocktails. And now in our own Rice world of colour……  

Such a joy to be a part of this project! Luckily our participation has just been the set up and the not the daily running of the show… I only went in for a few nights to work, but I did love it though…

Check it out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madballaden

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At the same time we decided to open a pop-up shop in our hometown of Odense. I have a dream about mixing a rice shop with a cafe – but we needed to try out the shop by itself first.

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I am loving every minute in that shop…I love the direct feedback from happy people who come into the shop and comment on the colours and how it makes them feel good. I love seeing girls of 18 months attracted to our things and grandmothers of 85 buying stuff for themselves…

It makes it all worth while for me.. I get so much useful information about the products, the packaging etc…

So this December has been double work but ten times more fun! I just have to understand that I am perhaps not meant to hang around and have a quiet time for too long.

Have a colorful and wild wild Christmas out there…

Big love

C