like what you see? believe it or not, i actually had a hand in styling the above pictures. they were taken by photographer anders hviid earlier this week at a very special vipp christmas workshop in their copenhagen flagship store. it was such an inspiring day, as i was surrounded by crazy talented interior designers and bloggers, and got to work closely with emma fexeus, heidi sperre-flesland and malene marie moller to create our own food stylings.

it was all part of a fun battle between three teams. i mingled with the ‘competition’ a little and was so happy to catch up with vivian hoebe and jantine vaartjes, and get to know the very sweet pella hedeby and florence deau. (bookmark them all, people!) the day ended in a cozy dinner where we finally got to taste all the delicious dishes chef mikkel karstad had prepared throughout the day. it was a feast inspired by danish christmas traditions, but with a decidedly modern interpretation – and i loved it all so much. copenhagen, i wouldn’t mind spending more time in you.

and it feels so good to know that i already have friends there – so overwhelming is the warm and fuzzy feeling i get when i think of the vipp people. they run their family business in such an admirable way – it was truly inspiring to hear jette egelund, daughter of vipp’s late founder holger nielsen and current owner of the company, talk about the struggles she’s been through in her professional and personal life. the two are unmistakably intertwined, as jette’s son casper and daughter sophie are also fulltime involved in the company. i got the chance to talk a little with sophie during dinner and she showed me some pictures of her house – it is nothing short of amazing. she made me realize i want a vipp house when i grow up – bathroom and kitchen included.

do you recognize all of the vipp tableware in the above pictures? it was interesting to try and find new uses for it in every picture. especially since i’ve been playing around with the brunch set for a while now, making posts for my vipp breakfast club series. have you seen post one and two yet?

  • Looked good on Instagram, looks even better here ;) x

  • I love these photos! Gorgeous!

  • @patricia merci love :)

    @dagny thanks! anders did a great job photographing our stylings and making them look even prettier.

  • WOW. I am drooling all over this styling. So beautiful!

  • Looks so nice ! So jealous!

  • @gabriel thanks so much!

    @axelle haha, merci. i’m sure you would have done great, too!

  • Hi Steph!
    Beautiful pictures from a fantastic day! I loved the hole program, and the styling session was absolutely a highlight. So much fun – and a really like the result from our team! The bonus of the trip was connecting to all of you great, creative people whom I look forward to follow!:-)
    Hugs from Heidi

  • thanks so much for dropping by, heidi! it was wonderful meeting you and collaborating with you all in one day :)

  • Jos

    I would love to know what the flatware used was? looks very elegant

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