As Ashley from Chasing Heartbeats just put into words: it is hard to decide where to begin when talking about this one day labelled “Blog’nhagen”. Some of you may have followed the hashtag #blognhagen on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram and were wondering what the heck these 9 girls were doing last Tuesday in the capital of Denmark.
We were all invited by Brittany (The House That Lars Built) and Maria (Wallnut) to spend one day with them in the beautiful city, driving around with electro golf carts from “Copenhagen by Cart”. What sounds like a crazy idea, turned out to be the best way to get around, see the things of Copenhagen and have a lot of fun. The day was packed with stations and shops we visited. I therefore broke it down into food locations, design locations and other stuff we did. The carts – by the way – were really amazing, they even had tablets to guide us through the city (with two locals we luckily were not dependent on technology) and they were comfy. Only downside: not the best when it is raining ;)
I was lucky enough to have the best travel companion for this trip to Copenhagen. Ashley and I met up at the airport in Copenhagen, faced public transport and arrived late at night at our hotel “Kong Arthur”, took some silly iPhone pictures which we will NOT reveal and went to our beds. Kong Arthur is a really nice hotel right by the river (Peblinge Sø). We were greeted by a little comforting cushion from Ferm Living and a candle from Sparrow & Co., the candle being given to us by At Hermans. Thanks for the warm Welcome!!
It is a lot of fun to slowly get to know the European blogging scene. This time I even knew half of the group, thus it was more like meeting friends again. Brittany (House That Lars Built) I’ve met at ‘The Hive’ before. As I had Anne (Prêt à Voyager) and Ashley (Chasing Heartbeats) I knew from numerous coffees, events and Berlin experiences ;). However it was also lovely to meet new bloggers: Emma (Emmas designblogg), Jenny & Isabelle (Dos Family) and Annaleena (Annaleenas Hem). Last but certainly not least I loved getting to know Maria (Wallnut) a little bit better. She was co-organizer of the event and probably had the hardest job of all: keeping us on time and in schedule!
The food places
The next day began early. After seeing the “Little Mermaid” for 1 minute (more driving by ;), we were off to the first food place: Meyers Bageri from renowned chef Claus Meyer. We picked up the most delicious Danish treats (Cinnamon buns, large bread, Danish rolls, …) and drove off to Maria’s place who invited us to her house to have breakfast. Not only was her appartment lovely, light and welcoming, the table was set with Brittany’s wonderful giant paper flowers. Makes you want to buy one immediately!!
Although there were some other stops in between, I want to first tell you about the other food places: for lunch we went to “The Royal Café”. This was by far my favourite place: a restaurant/café/bistro with amazing design details, the owner was a lovely and enthusiastic woman and I want to assure you: you will read more of her in sisterMAG in the future ;). I got her card!
In the afternoon we stopped at the famous Torvehallerne. This is a kind of marketplace with flowers, food and design products in the centre of Copenhagen. We stopped by Coffee Collective, where we (had to ;) taste black coffee. Not bad but I will still remain a lover of Latte, Cappuccino and other foamy white milk stuff. Off to the other end of the hall where everyone got an Agnes Cupcake. Best looking one: Danish Creme, I found out that their Facebook Page has a lot of good photos (you shouldn’t subscribe if you don’t want to be hungry every once in a while ;)!
Already filled up with food we stopped at A XOCO in the early evening. Not knowing what hit us we soon appeared in black aprons and made “Foam kisses”. It is not exaggerated, when I say: we HAD a lot of fun. How can you not enjoy your time when there is a chocolate machine, pouring warm and melted chocolate, right next to you.
The making is not even so hard: you make a base out of Marzipan (rolling and squishing a round piece), then you make the egg-white filling by beating egg whites with a caramel liquid (that is the hard part where you need a thermostat), use a plastic bag to squish this mixture onto the base and dip everything in melted chocolate. Done!! It was of course really helpful to have Jasper as professional chef there to tell you the tricks and hand movements.
Finally we rushed to the last location: Sticks’n'Sushi. A very cool and urban space. We picked up a bunch of bags of Sushi (as Ashley told me numerous times: she had never seen so much sushi before in her life ;) and drove to the river.
There we had a picknick with other bloggers from Copenhagen and the nearby cities. I loved to see Julianne from Fröken Skicklig again who even brought stawberries and flan! Furthermore a part of the team of a really cool app was also joining us for the picknick: Everplaces is a platform on the web with a pinterest-like feeling for saving places. I’ve used it a lot in the last week and have fallen in love: the design (@Angggie) is what really got me into the app!
Okay, tomorrow I will tell you about the design places we went to. I hope you enjoyed this little foody post! Let me tell you this: I have seldomly felt SO full with food! It was especially hard since our videographer – the lovely Liv – always wanted me to “nicely” eat all the stuff for her camera. In the end she threatened me to reveal a video with only me eating in it. Cannot wait to see that … :( ;)!
Thanks again to all the sponsors who made this experience possible!
Back to my Excel table about sisterMAG N°3, not too long before you can enjoy our new issue! Yours, Thea