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The sun is shining today in Denmark — a FIRST in a long time! Signs of spring are slowly appearing (our little spring flowers are poking their heads up) and I’m in the mood to take a walk in the woods. I also want to bring the wood home, so I’ll share a couple things I’d enjoy having in my apartment with you.



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Mangrova from IDEmøbler

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Timber Hooks from Live Wire Farm

And some more inspiration, taken from various blogs!

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So it’s the end of February and still no sign that winter is letting up any time soon. My bike is in the shop so I’ve been walking everywhere for the past few days. That’s when I remembered how easily the cold ground numbs the feet! I wish I’ve had these leather booties from AllSaints to walk in. A little heel to keep off the frozen ground.

An extremely late post, but Happy belated Valentine’s to everyone! Whether you shared it with that special someone or not, it’s still a fun day to tell friends and family how much you care about them. My mother sent me the obligatory Valentine heart candies from the States. Feeling in the holiday mood, I made a little banner that hangs in our kitchen, and later in the evening, my sweetie brought white roses home. Marmalade has had fun eating them. The best surprise though, was going to Spiseloppen for dinner. We both had helstegt kronhjort tyksteg (roasted red deer sirloin). A bottle of red wine and a piece of chocolate cake ended our special day. Now, it’s back to reality!

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For many of my friends and family back home, you might wonder how I get around Copenhagen. By bus or metro? Sometimes. But always… by bike! This post is dedicated to my trusty (and sometimes rusty) bicycle. We met by chance one summer morning and have enjoyed one another’s company ever since. Through the rain and snow, and even more rain and snow. I’ve never truly had that “perfect bike”, but I think I’ve finally found one that suits me. It’s only missing a lovely Brooks saddle! In Copenhagen bicycles not only look sharp but serve many purposes: they carry our extra grocery bags home, your drunk friends, and various big items like stupidly large wooden chairs or post packages (both of which I’ve achieved). It’s also super easy to look good while riding a bike, you just need to be prepared for inclement weather. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”.

Speaking of looking good on bikes, I’ll share with you one of my all-time favorite websites: Copenhagen Cycle Chic. Selfishly I always dream of being featured on this site… but it shows savvy cyclists from around the world, ages 3 to 63. I hope one day it’ll really spark an interest in cycling for my fellow city-dwellers in America. It costs next to nothing, and most importantly, it’s more fun.

Happy cycling 🙂

 

Hej verden! I’ve had a fun past few days… I helped my good friends at WAAITT move into their new studio (it’s gorgeous), and I have also started Danish classes. The classes are an intensive 4-days a week for 3 hours each day. My professor thinks I have begun in a module too easy for me, though. Looks like I’ll be moving up a bit faster, which is quite good/surprising news! Getting back to WAAITT, they’re participating in an exhibition I am super excited to attend this Friday at VESS. They’ll be showing along with many other talented artists, so if you’re free in CPH, stop by!