møns klint

April 18, 2014

They say that smell is the strongest human sense, that is is able to trigger memories more easily than touch, taste, vision and sound. When we got to the shore, Lyndsay looked out, grinned, and said "it smells like Vancouver." Comments like that remind me of how nice it is to have Canadian friends here in Denmark.

We climbed up the cliff and hung our feet over the edge - in retrospect, it's hilarious how quickly it went from being terrifying to exhilarating to comfortable. We then went to the bottom where we wrote our names on stones with the chalky chucks of cliff wall, imitated the little mermaid, got our running shoes all wet, and just took in the view.

farmers market | odense

April 15, 2014

We went on a roadtrip! We rented a cheap little (actually, it was quite spacious) car and hit the road. The first stop was the tiny town of Odense, a pit stop before Aarhus - Denmark's second largest city.

Odense is the hometown of Hans Christian Anderson. With the aging demographic, small town feel, and the taken-aback attitude of the casher at the Lagkagehuset (ugh, so good) when we ordered in English, we realized that Copenhagen is definitely an exception to the rule in Denmark. The seriously massive line-up of Danes waiting to purchase fresh eggs and the local honey I brought home with me were definite highlights.

bang & jensen

April 05, 2014

Last time I was in Copenhagen, I reflected on my love for the city while sitting in this place. Being just across the street from our airbnb, our days would always start with a coffee and end with a beer at Bang and Jensen. We loved it.
Now, it feels sentimental to go back here to unwind and banter with my friends. It makes me giggle when I remember how I stared with envy at a group of girlfriends having Sunday brunch here. I so badly wanted that to be my life.

Istedgade 130, Vesterbro


April 01, 2014

Porridge at GRØD is on another level. The cheap (by Copenhagen standards, at least) bowl of creamy gourmet porridge makes the perfect breakfast date. It seems to be a favourite amongst both locals and tourists. Alternatively, they also serve "porridge of the night" (risotto) for the savoury crowd, which I plan on going back for. There are two locations that I know of - the teeny tiny super cozy restaurant on Jægersborggade, and the stand in the Torvehallerne market. Either are excellent choices.The bowl above was topped with mango, raspberry sugar (!!!) and hazelnuts. Is there a better way to welcome spring? I super appreciated how mildly sweet it was.

Louisiana modern art museum

March 29, 2014

The Louisiana Modern Art Museum lays on a beautiful coastal property located 40km outside of Copenhagen. They say you can even see Sweden across the pond.

I have been to more museums in the past two months than the past collective five years, I think. I am not a museum person per say... but Louisiana was such a fun experience! Aside from the perfectfgorgeouslight in viewing room, the American collection and the Arabic exhibit were my absolute favourites (probably because they were photography heavy) and I was taken by Hilma af Klint's watercolours. You can easily spend 4-6 hours there with a nice lunch break in-between - it was an excellent Saturday activity spent with two great ladies.