21 February 2015

Small things in the last days

Wow, so many things happened all of a sudden. Last Saturday, I went north to hang out with my friend Tine at her parents' house by the lake in Fredensborg. We watched movies, talked a lot and were constantly updated on the terrible things going on back in the city. Monday night, I woke up to the sound of sirens and barking dogs outside my window, and when I looked out, a policeman ran across the little strip of lawn outside, a machine gun in his hands and with a sense of being on a possibly dangerous mission. It was pretty scary. The city has been different this week; full of police and flowers at the places where the victims were killed. People are a little more close together, and despite certain idiotic comments in the media, I think everybody wants to get through this as one. A few glimpses from a somewhat different week;
The weekend before last, I climbed the Tower of Christiansborg with Sheila, and the view over the suntipped city was amazing.
And after that, the sky was grey for days.
Fredensborg Castle is one of my favourite buildings. It reminds me of my teenage years, where we lived in Fredensborg. They were actually pretty great.
With and without Tine jumping.
This week, we had a meeting at work, and we took it out of the house at KafBar'9 (Antonigade 9, Indre By). Always a pleasure.
Chris finally came home from LA, and we went out for Korean food at Hanzo (Sortedam Dossering 5, Nørrebro). Very nice.
Today, I met Lene and Mikal from Norwegian coffee magazine Brygg. They are in Copenhagen and we had coffee at Copenhagen Coffee Lab (Boldhusgade 6, Indre By) (my first visit - definitely not my last!) - and then I went up to Hay to do some shopping and obviously had to take the mandatory Hay-shot.

15 February 2015

Copenhagen

It makes me so sad. Why haven't we yet learned to love and stand together instead of fighting?

13 February 2015

A feature

Sweet Caroline, who I met in Berlin last year, just featured me on her blog Silverstories. Here, I explain my sometimes difficult relationship to Copenhagen and share a few of my favourite places in the city. Enjoy! And be sure to check her out, she's a cool lady!

07 February 2015

First week

Woops, a whole week went by since I last checked in here. I started a new job, my first actual adult job, on Monday, and this week has been a whirlwind of new impressions, new ways of doing things, and not least a whole new subject of journalism for me. It's been daunting, but interesting, and I'm sure the next 6 months will be full of great experiences.
Copenhagen got a round of snow this week, and the view from my office made it pretty wonderful. I am not so much for snow unless I'm inside looking out...
Almost all my mornings start here, at Democratic Coffee in Krystalgade. I love love love their coffee, and the guys in there are so nice. It's the best way to start my work day.

01 February 2015

24 hours in Aarhus

I spent the weekend in Aarhus visiting my brother who studies philosophy there. It was just me, the brothers and my dad, and it was so much fun. We had carefully planned road trip mixes for the drive, and in Aarhus we went to Moesgaard Museum, had crazy good cocktails at St. Pauls Apothek (Jægergårdsgade 76) and crazy good food at Klassisk65 (Jægergårdsgade 65) where we were the last to leave and had epic laughing fits, helped along by great amounts of wine. Today, we had breakfast and a velvety flat white at La Cabra (Graven 20) before hitting the road back to Copenhagen. Tomorrow, I'm starting a new job, and this weekend was the perfect energizer for that. Wish me luck!
The sky over Moesgaard yesterday was a wintery purple.
Of course there was time for a mandatory band photo. The boys are getting tired of these....
I love Klassisk65! We went there when I finished journalism school last year, and this time it didn't disappoint either. I went for the tartare again, and everything was divine!
The city hall with its famous tower looked alright this morning from the hotel window.
Aarhus doesn't wake up until 11am on a Sunday, so we had a bit of a wait for our coffee. It was cold but sunny, and we cracked jokes in the meantime.
Of course the coffee didn't disappoint. And I loved the fashion appropriate marble table, too.

27 January 2015

For your ears; strangers

I recently read an article in Politiken about LA-based Dane Lea Thau who curates the podcast 'Strangers'. Here, people tell their stories, often about loss, love, being strangers, and they're so powerful. I never listen to radio, but the last couple of days, I've been lying on my bed, drawing, playing games on my phone or just looking up in the ceiling, all the while these amazing stories have unfolded in my ears. I cannot recommend it enough! Especially Liz Fletcher's story about a romance with a huge twist, 'Two Men and a Baby' about a gay couple adopting a child that might not end up with them, and 'Falling Slowly' about a woman who falls down a tree and changes her life. Listen to the podcasts, often just about half an hour long, right here. ENJOY!

26 January 2015

Glimpses of things

I'm feeling a little strange these days, lots of things are going through my head and I feel unable to tie the strings. Maybe it's just the grey weather, but I feel a little lost, like once again I'm without direction, just purposelessly wandering around in my own life. Then I have lots of fun one moment and am overwhelmed by numbness the next, overwhelmed by that 'what am I doing?'-sense that always lurks around. Let's hope for spring soon.
Vesterbro was grey the other morning. Grey and brown.
On Monday, I went out for dinner with the girls. Antidote (Jægersborggade 56, Nørrebro) is highly recommendable!
On Friday, I did an interview in the morning and thought I'd be knocked over by the cold wind as I walked home from inner city.
The weekend was spent in the north at my father's annual Christmas lunch. The brothers were there, and as always they gave me new energy. We watched X Games and nursed our hangovers yesterday, and it was perfection (the photo is blurred, though...)

21 January 2015

A Saturday walk

The sun shone on Saturday, and since it's a rare sight, I decided to go for a walk. I love walking around with music in my ears, photographing buildings, angles, lines.
The area around Nyboder is full of beautiful old houses, and especially the street Krusemyntegade is a favourite.
As I ended up around Nyhavn, I couldn't not take this shot.

19 January 2015

Not suited for public

We had a small party at the apartment on Saturday. The theme was music from legendary TV-show 'Boogie' (it's a Danish thing), and so all music should be from 2002-2006. We ended up being a core of 6 people that partied well until 5 in the morning, when the upstairs neighbour knocked on the door begging us to turn it down. There are 68 photos on my camera from the night, but none of them are good - I did take 4 photos with my iPhone that are worth the public life. I guess that's how it goes when you're in your late 20s...
Jonas was there - my breasts are all over the place, but Jonas looks cool as always.
Roomies without flash.

15 January 2015

Rainy day troubles

I'm longing for some sun and some light. I feel the last weeks have all been stormy, rainy, windy, cold. Yesterday, it snowed and everything was covered in a quiet layer of white. I was interviewing but wanted to go out for a walk and photograph the white city, but when I was ready about an hour after the snow came, it was all gone.
Most of my mornings start with avocado on rye with poached eggs. And coffee! After my birthday where I got so much coffee equipment, coffee has become quite the daily indulgence.
On Monday, I baked cardamombuns after this recipe. Soooo good!
OK, so there was a brief moment of sun the other day, but it went by quickly.
I love the way that building has gotten extra rooms by the new add-on building.
I love tulips!
My walk yesterday turned into a rainy one so I cut it short. I am so ready for spring now.
After handing in an article this morning, I met Chris for breakfast at Superkaffeforsyningen (Møllegade 3, Nørrebro). Great breakfast, great coffee, great company. Now; work!