Posted on August 3, 2017
A Söder Step By Step
1st Stop – Acne Studios, Nytorgsgatan – To stroke things
2nd Stop – Cafe Pom & Flora – To eat copious amounts of delicious almond buttery things
3rd Stop – Aesop – To smell nice smells
4th Stop – Miss Clara Hotel – Just for the heavenly beds
This is a hella’ throwback.
Posted on July 25, 2016
Posted on January 5, 2016
Here’s a throwback tour through my travels in Iceland a couple of months ago…
Some girlfriends and I rented an Airbnb apartment in central Reykjavik and spent three nights exploring both the city itself – and some of the ethereal landscapes further afield. We covered the main tourist spots, but really want to return to see some of the locations further afield, like Vik.
Reykjavik is totally walkable and we discovered some great hangouts (see guide below) within a short stroll’s distance from our flat:
Mikkeller & Friends (the unnamed pizza restaurant upstairs is worth the wait)
At the Blue Lagoon, we risked death to our phones to snap selfies (one mobile was successfully dunked) and overcame a fear of showering naked just to tick this off our list…
On the Golden Circle tour, we visited Thingvellir National Park, the Geysers and Gullfoss Waterfall. Sadly no puffin sightings, but we did enjoy complimentary songs performed by the tour guide.
We also stopped by the Harpa Concert Hall for the beautiful architecture and the serene views over the water.
Still continuing a tour of Scandinavia – any recommendations welcome!
Posted on May 28, 2015
I spent last week in Mykonos, Greece.
I’ve been to parts of Greece before, but this was definitely the most scenic place I’ve been yet with it’s classically Greek blue and white architecture enhanced by incredible sunscapes every evening at golden hour. We had the most relaxing time, mostly spent drinking a lot of prosecco and eating a lot of great Greek food. That and some scorching heat is really all I need on holiday.
We stayed at Cavo Tagoo, which played host to the most insane breakfast scenes, complete with an entire pastry and dessert table laid out every morning, which we went to bed eagerly thinking about every evening. We also ate at their Japanese restaurant Kiku on our last night, which definitely deserved a round of applause.
We were lucky enough to enjoy a selection of great meals whilst on Mykonos: one of the most memorable was lunch spent at Kiki’s taverna (without electricity), of which we had heard good things. It looked down over a pretty, secluded beach set in a little cove, and by the time we had finished our meal, a queue was forming.
Between various intervals spent eating, we tried to allocate some time to culture – must see’s include the island of Delos (an ancient archaeological site) and the beautiful whitewashed Church of Panagia Paraportiani (pictured above).
The only regret? I never did meet the infamous Mykonos pelican…
Posted on May 17, 2015
I’m in Mykonos this week, it’s so beautiful I’m in #NoFilter territory…
Posted on May 10, 2015
We’d seen flashes of Superkilen in Copenhagen guides, but had never ventured into Nørrebro on any of our previous visits – so this time, it was top of our “To Do” list. We did a tour of all the main installations (great for photo ops) on a sunny Saturday morning and then moved on to the other important tasks, namely eating.
We had lunch at Cafe Auto – we’d heard good things and it was well placed. We sat outside, and I had the Grækeren salad (gettin’ myself ready for a trip to Greece next week!). We wandered past lots more eateries that we made a note to explore in this area on future visits – including GRØD, Relæ and the Nordisk Brødhus.
The rest of our trip was spent eating our way across the Meatpacking District, an essential area to visit whilst in CPH. We enjoyed dinner at Kødbyens Fiskebar, which had (by the Meatpacking’s standards) an upmarket, sophisticated vibe – then headed across the street to the newly opened Warpigs Brewpub, the newest Mikkeller Bar venture specialising in beer and BBQ. Think thrash metal and seriously tasty ribs and you’ve got the Warpigs vibe down.
Posted on April 21, 2015
My sister and I were craving a Copenhagen fix last month, so last weekend that’s exactly where I found myself – we don’t mess around. What we love so much about Copenhagen is that you can walk or cycle so much of it, which means we were able to squeeze a lot into three days. We were blessed with sun all weekend – thank you very much Mr Weather Man – which made the walking a lot more bearable, and was made all the more easy with pit stops for danish pastries at Lagkagehuset and sunny afternoons spent in the atrium at the Glyptoteket.
Shopping is always good to break up the day, as well – I’ve been wanting to go to Hay House for some time. It’s a showroom in the centre of CPH: you’re welcomed into the heavenly world of Hay and are able to buy hand-luggage friendly knick-knacks from their Mini-Market, which of course I did.
Atelier September – Probably my favourite place in Copenhagen. We had breakfast here on Sunday morning – it was our second visit (we’d been in briefly on a previous trip). It’s the calmest, trendiest cafe, with beautiful interiors and an even more beautiful dog that hangs out and sits at your feet while you eat. Atelier September are known for their unusual food. I had yogurt with zucchini, granola and matcha – sounds scary, but it was deliciously sweet. My sister also recognised one of our fellow diners as fashion designer Olivier Theyskens, who has designed for Rochas, Nina Ricci and Theory. We were pretty pleased, to say the least – I got told off by my sister for staring. I thought I was being discreet!
Lagkagehuset – Head here for the best pastries and snegls – you’ll find one of these dreamy bakeries in various street corners around the city. I particularly love their chocolate cinnamon buns, but a flødeboller never goes a miss, either.
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket, Dantes Plads 7 – This is an art museum built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries. There are infinite rooms filled with white sculptures, and a garden and cafe at the centre of the museum. They also have a great rooftop view of Tivoli.
Rundetaarn, Købmagergade 52A – The Round Tower is a structure in the centre of CPH I’ve passed many a time, but we decided to venture in on this visit, were led up a spiralling tower with lovely views at the top, and an art gallery, too.
Hay House, Oestergade 61 – The most beautiful interior showroom, which I could have moved into there and then. Their signature scandi design is minimal yet colourful, and I pretty much want it all. You can find the Hay Mini-Market in Selfridges in London if you can’t get to CPH.
Stilleben, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 3 – Stilleben translates to ‘still life’ in English. It’s a homes store, and everything it stocks qualifies as cool.
Designers Remix, Pilestræde 8D – There’s not much I can say apart from that I want everything in here – me and my sis spent a while drooling over the insanely pretty pleats.
Me and my sister were both sporting our trusty Pumas, coat. I’m also wearing a patterned scarf from & Other Stories, bag from Beck Söndergard, sunglasses from Illesteva, J.Crew white shirt with Bamford jumper and Topshop trousers.
There’s so much to do in Copenhagen – thats not all we got up to! Part two on the way…
Posted on April 15, 2015
Packing for Copenhagen
It’s that time again. My sister and I, Scandi obsessives that we are, are off to CPH for the weekend. Looking forward to a weekend of good food and exploring some new areas.
– Some of the items I’m taking –
Scarves and T-shirt from & Other Stories
Aesop Hand balm & lip balm
Posted on November 17, 2014
Fika @ Snickarbacken 7,
I spent this past weekend in Stockholm with my family where we visited Snickarbacken 7 in Ostermalm. Coffee is a huge phenomenon in Sweden, so much that they even have a word for ‘doing coffee’ – Fika. It was very cosy, and had a very east London hipster vibe about it with artworks on the walls and low lighting. I’ve never been a huge fan of coffee, but here I found my drink, the cortado. For that, I will be forever greatful to you Snickarbacken 7.
Posted on November 13, 2014
This mornings breakfast was accompanied by the latest issue of Elin Kling’s Styleby magazine that I picked up whilst in Stockholm this weekend as well as some of the postcards I bought from the Horst exhibit at the V&A yesterday.