CHRISTINA GREVE http://christinagreve.com lifestyle & photography Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:14:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Yellow Houses in Skagen, Denmarkhttp://christinagreve.com/yellow-houses-in-skagen-denmark/ http://christinagreve.com/yellow-houses-in-skagen-denmark/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:13:08 +0000 http://christinagreve.com/?p=10687 My second home is located in the North of Denmark, in a little seaside fishing village named Skagen (pronounced Skain).  The town has just 8,220 inhabitants, but during Summer that number turns into more than 50.000.  So needless to say the town is busy at the moment with loads of tourists from all around the world.…

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Skagen
Skagen

My second home is located in the North of Denmark, in a little seaside fishing village named Skagen (pronounced Skain).  The town has just 8,220 inhabitants, but during Summer that number turns into more than 50.000.  So needless to say the town is busy at the moment with loads of tourists from all around the world.

Yellow Houses in Skagen, Denmark

Skagen  is an utterly delicious slice of Denmark and also said to be the most sunny area in Denmark. The town has it´s own style and look , filled with small, distinctive yellow houses framed by white-picket fences and red-tiled roofs.

The houses are a huge part of the charm in Skagen. I love to walk around and study the old architecture and recently I´ve become very curious of the history of some of the homes.

Many of the old house used to belong to 19th-century Scandinavian painters and some of the houses are still looking exactly as they did then. After being part of this town for about a year now, I´m starting to know the names of the houses and where the different painters  used to live. A few of the artist homes are Museums today, but many of them are still privately owned.

Today I´m just showing you a small handful of some of the houses here in Skagen – the photo with the two bikes are my own home. The rest are located around my hood.

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Two Nice Restaurants in Copenhagenhttp://christinagreve.com/two-nice-restaurants-in-copenhagen/ http://christinagreve.com/two-nice-restaurants-in-copenhagen/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:08:48 +0000 http://christinagreve.com/?p=10665 When I was in Copenhagen earlier this week I intended to capture some photos with my big-girl-camera, but the rain came pouring, so I left it at home. I relied on my iPhone once again. Despite the rain it was warm and nice, and we enjoyed our meals outside whenever possible. I revisited a favorite…

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Christina Greve in #Copenhagen

When I was in Copenhagen earlier this week I intended to capture some photos with my big-girl-camera, but the rain came pouring, so I left it at home. I relied on my iPhone once again.

Despite the rain it was warm and nice, and we enjoyed our meals outside whenever possible. I revisited a favorite restaurant of mine; Ravage, Which is a french brasserie and bar. I love the food, the service and especially the interior – it´s so MY taste! (See the first photo in the collage above).

My oldest daughter(seen in the second photo in the top collage) also introduced me to Gran Torinos (first image in the collage below). Gran Torinos is all about Italian food and cocktails. The restaurant is hidden in a backyard near the lakes in the Nørrebro area.

Eating outside in the yard makes you think of New York – it´s raw, urban and authentic. I had Pizza with truffles and a PINK clover cocktail – perhaps an odd combo, but extremely funky and delicious:-) I´ll defiantly go back!

Two Nice Restaurants in Copenhagen

Much Love,

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Moodboard | Dreaming Of A Green Oasishttp://christinagreve.com/moodboard-dreaming-of-a-green-oasis/ http://christinagreve.com/moodboard-dreaming-of-a-green-oasis/#comments Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:21:59 +0000 http://christinagreve.com/?p=10660 This Summer I plan to stay outside as much as possible. Me and mother nature are going to spend a lot of time together. I plan on long walks, outdoor yoga, a nap in the sun, picnic, gardening and bike rides… Nature clarifies my mind and more deeply satisfies the longing for a deep interior rest.…

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Moodboard | Dreaming Of A Green Oasis

This Summer I plan to stay outside as much as possible. Me and mother nature are going to spend a lot of time together. I plan on long walks, outdoor yoga, a nap in the sun, picnic, gardening and bike rides…

Nature clarifies my mind and more deeply satisfies the longing for a deep interior rest. It´s said that just five minutes of activity in the presence of nature – is all it takes to improve your mood and sense of well-being. Amazing right.

Enjoying the outdoors also gives us a break from technology and the on-the-run lifestyle. When we’re outside, we have a clearer, more focused mindset to hang out with friends, spend some quiet time alone, walk the dog or re-think things in our lives.

Much Love,

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How To Transform Your Unique Personality to Your Business Trademarkhttp://christinagreve.com/how-to-transform-your-unique-personality-to-your-business-trademark/ http://christinagreve.com/how-to-transform-your-unique-personality-to-your-business-trademark/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:15:40 +0000 http://christinagreve.com/?p=10542 I´ve learned along the way that to be happy + successful in life and business, you must be yourself and let your true personality shine. No excuses! You are supposed to be you. I´ve coached so many creative people and solo-entrepreneurs – especially women, who are afraid to be themselves and stand out, because they want…

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How To Transform Your Unique Personality to Your Business Trademark

I´ve learned along the way that to be happy + successful in life and business, you must be yourself and let your true personality shine.

No excuses! You are supposed to be you.

I´ve coached so many creative people and solo-entrepreneurs – especially women, who are afraid to be themselves and stand out, because they want to avoid:

  • Stepping on someones toes
  • Come of as a show-off
  • Getting harsh critique
  • Being judged
  • Looking like a silly, stupid or ignorant person

The one sentence I hear the most when I coach someone, is this:

“If only I had more confidence I would …(insert any task, dream or goal)”

“If only I trusted myself more I would……(insert any task, dream or goal)”

Here´s the deal;

The number one mistake you can make is to limit your true self because you are afraid others can´t handle the real you.

People want to see the REAL you, the unique person, the unique artist/photographer – they do not wanna see a bad copy of someone else. They want connect with you.

Instead of hiding the real you, make YOU your signature trademark. If you do that, you don´t have to compete with anyone because there´s only one you and you will automatically attract the people, clients, friends and followers that are right for you.

If you want people to believe in you and in what you have to offer, you have to believe in YOU.

It doesn´t mean that you can´t have fears, insecurities or be nervous, or feel awkward at times – this is normal, this is just being human. But never let your insecurities take your pride and happiness away from you.

The truth is that the sentence: “If only I had more confidence I would .. is just a sentence playing in your head. It does not have to be your truth, or reality. But when you keep repeating it in your mind, you will start to believe you lack confidence and you will automatically limit yourself.

Today I want you to make a mindful + conscious decision to step into the world – every morning – as proud and brave as you can.

Your response to you and to any situation either moves you forward or holds you back. Choose to love yourself, be brave and move forward.

How To Transform Your Unique Personality Into Your Business Trademark

So how do you transform your unique personality into your business trademark?

It´s simple. All your qualities, special skills and passions are keys to making a brand of yourself. That´s your secret power sources!

Your personal brand rests on authenticity: the ability to tap into your genuine, humble, and individual human qualities from which your identity, personality, and character arise.

Examples of My Personal Trademark

Let me give you a few examples, to show you it can be anything and everything – the important thing is, that you choose something, that is SO you and make it a conscious + consistent part of your business and branding strategy.

If you look at me and my business, some of my unique trademarks are:

  • My background in psychology, that I use to empower creative people – especially female photographers.
  • My training + writing style; Helpful, kind, uplifting and encouraging training for women.
  • My personal lifestyle, including road-trips, my dog and my life in the Nordic country side.
  • My photography style; bright, fresh, happy and romantic.

Ask yourself the following questions:

(Take a quiet moment with yourself and a notebook, write down as much as you can. There´s no wrong answers – listen to your heart and soul while you answer the questions the best you can).

  1. What makes me me?
  2. Who am I meant to be?
  3. What value I provide (what problem do I solve)?
  4. As a role-model, what message do I want to send to the world?
  5. What´s essential to me – what´s my can´t live without values?
  6. What do I PRIORITIZE in my creative work, and in my daily life?
  7. How do I typically dress? What´s my clothe style?
  8. What do I love to eat and drink?
  9. What do I love to wear?
  10. What´s my favorite colors and are they present in my brand/style?
  11. What´s my most loved passions?
  12. What do people always ask me to help them with, because they think I´m good at it?
  13. What´s your most obvious personality traits? What are you known for?
  14. What´s your background story? How did you become who you are? Why do you do what you do?

For photographers:

  1. What´s my shooting style? (camera, angles, compositions, styling, choice of object and so on…)
  2. What´s my editing style? (bright, dark, moody, colorful, black/white and so on…)
  3. Where do I want to be with my photography three years from now?

Create a list of all these answers and aspects. Don’t limit the list. This is a brainstorming exercise.

Narrow down the list to what´s mostly YOU. Ask family, kids, friends and network to help you – sometimes we can be a bit blind to what we are, so it´s good to have input from those who knows us well.

Your trademark should be 100% YOU!

Decide how to integrate who you are into your business, service, blog, photography style and brand. It does not have to be complicated, it can be small things like the colors on your blog, your hairstyle, the way you write, or bigger things like your overall message, your creative style or the way you interact with clients.

I´m excited to hear what you come up with – I would love to know, so feel free to share.

Much love,

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Lazy Workdays In The Studiohttp://christinagreve.com/lazy-workdays/ http://christinagreve.com/lazy-workdays/#comments Sat, 20 Jun 2015 20:07:53 +0000 http://christinagreve.com/?p=10530 It´s late and I´m doing last minute packing as I´m going to Copenhagen tomorrow to spend a few days with my oldest daughter (seen in the photo above). We have both worked like crazy lately; me with workshops and photoshoots and my daughter with her exhibitions, which included art performances at the Tate Modern, London…

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Lazy Workdays in My Studio

It´s late and I´m doing last minute packing as I´m going to Copenhagen tomorrow to spend a few days with my oldest daughter (seen in the photo above).

We have both worked like crazy lately; me with workshops and photoshoots and my daughter with her exhibitions, which included art performances at the Tate Modern, London and Moderna, Stockholm.

We decided, it was time to kick-start our Summer vacation with some spa + shopping in Copenhagen – to relax and reload our creative minds.

A few weeks ago we had a wonderful lazy workday in My studio in Skagen. I was preparing for my live workshop. While she was preparing for an interview with a TV producer.

Lazy workdays with no time pressure, in my PJ, with coffee and music is one of my favorite activities :-)

I have a bedroom in my studio – sometimes it´s used for photoshoots and sometimes for taking naps :-)

Much Love,

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