Monthly Archives: July 2015

Making Room On Istedgade

Every port city has them, raw and racy red light districts adding their own challenges and spice to a city’s identity. Copenhagen’s own hub has historically centered on and around Istedgade, a vibrant nerve in the central district of Vesterbro. In recent years, this traditionally working class area has gradually transformed to a residential, shopping and […]
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“Hark, Now Hear The Sailors Cry”

The clouds rolled in low over Helsingør. Tinted grey, but with no real malice. The seascape was perfect to visit a venue that had been highly recommended to me. I have just been waiting for this angry sky to put me in the mood. The Maritime Museum Of Denmark, some 50 kilometers north of Copenhagen […]
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Please Sir, Can I Have Some More

When Oliver Twist uttered those famous words to Mr. Brumble, ” Please sir, can I have some more,” little did he know how gruel would transform to a nutritional food fit for kings and paupers. Porridge/Grød, has in recent years been taken to new heights in Copenhagen by the young food entrepreneurs, Martin Daniali and Lasse […]
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Skanör, On Copenhagen’s Doorstep

For a couple of glorious days the summer came to Skanör, just as I was beginning to lose hope. On Copenhagen’s doorstep, a hop, skip and jump under and over the Øresund Bridge, followed by a wonderful 30 kilometer bike ride through Southern Sweden’s gentle landscape, is a little gem waiting to be rediscovered. The […]
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Burberry Revisited

In 2012, as the economical crisis was ravaging the global retail market, a beacon of hope opened on 121 Regent Street. Burberry, the iconic British luxury brand, guided then by Christopher Bailey, Creative Director and Angela Ahrendts, CEO, transformed the listed 4.000m² historic building into an innovative retail space, bringing the physical and digital Burberry brand […]
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Stefansgade & Jægersborggade: Faith Restored

On a recent trip to San Francisco, I was fascinated by the influx of quality colonial corner stores focusing on local organic products combining deli and café services, all with their own brand of neighborhood personality and style. Arriving back in Copenhagen, I was baffled and somewhat dismayed about the lack of selection of the […]
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Copenhagen Jazz Festival: Forever Frank

This weekend marked the launch of one of Europe’s most popular jazz events, the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Until the 12th. July, Copenhagen’s public spaces, music & theater venues, cafés & bars, waterfront and even fire stations will host over 1200 concerts attracting 300,000 visitors to the city. It is an unique event, which has been pulling great jazz […]
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Hammers Have: Sharing Helene’s Treasure

Since moving to Sluseholmen 9 years ago, my seasonal challenge was always orchestrating the plants on and around the 6m² I had to my disposal on my balcony. During those years, my aesthetic ambitions were overshadowed by a total lack of knowledge of gardening. But then 6 years ago I heard a rumor from my neighbor, […]
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