Sunday, March 22, 2015

Destination Dubai

To be honest, we didn't expect to like Dubai. This was a last-minute, rather short vacation trip. Visiting Dubai a few years back on business didn't leave the impression of a place where one could relax. Yet here we are: fresh, recharged and so happy after our week-long break on Jumeirah Beach. It was heaven.
The area we stayed at, called The Beach, a walking distance from Dubai Marina, has everything: from delicious food in a myriad of nearby restaurants & cafes (including Le Pain Quotidien, Carluccio's, Paul's, Magnolia Bakery, Cheesecake Factory, Shake Shack, to name a few), to a long white sandy beach, with a view of Atlantis hotel and Burj Al Arab. The hotel, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, had a fantastic level of customer service, the most comfortable bed, excellent lounge with an infinity pool. 
We absolutely loved the dessert safari (easily arranged by the hotel) and sailing trip around Marina and The Palm - must-have's while on vacation in Dubai. Long days on the beach and by the pool, walking by illuminated Dubai Marina at night - everything was easy, superbly comfortable and the weather was just perfect (+27-32C). Cannot recommend it enough for your winter break! We are definitely going back soon. 

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Good Reads

Have you read anything exciting lately? Luckily, we came across not just one, but two really good reads: one based on a review in The Economist - the debut novel by Miranda July 'The First Bad Man', and the other accidentally picked up at Amsterdam airport - 'The Rosie's Project' by Graeme Simsion. Both have quite unusual narrators, and both were such a delight to read. The Rosie's project is more light-hearted, and as it turns out, is the new favourite book of Bill Gates. Give it a try - happy Sunday!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Destress Express

Photo from Intelligent Nutrients
No matter how hectic and stressful your week has been, treating yourself with this amazing hair and body oil from Intelligent Nutrients would help relieve tension and do wonders to your spirits. Destress Express oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties, and smells divine. The founder of Intelligent Nutrients is Horst Rechelbacher, also known as the founder of Aveda. Intellgient Nutrients health and beauty products are food based, non toxic and organic. You can buy it online or, if in Copenhagen, at our favourite Beauty Avenue Spa & Brow Bar in Frederiksberg. Have a destressing weekend! 

Friday, February 13, 2015


Fastelavn weekend! It is impossible to resist the fresh-from-the-oven fastelavnsboller (buns). Surprisingly, they are not as difficult to make as one would think: follow this easy gammeldags fastelavnsboller recipe by the lovely CuteCarbs - and you are in for a treat. Have a delicious weekend!

Saturday, February 07, 2015

It's Time to Relax

Photo by Palma salon and spa
Photo by Palma salon and spa
After exhausting business travel for more than 4 weeks, it's such a treat to make no plans for the weekend, just relax, get pampered and catch up on good reads. One of the best spa treatments we have ever experienced was found in the centre of Copenhagen, at Palma Salon & Spa (also famous for excellent hair stylists). The Palma Detox Special (90 min) is heavenly, top-to-toe treatment, and you'll feel reborn again, with your skin glowing and baby-soft. 
And at home, reading a hilarious, humane and reassuring The First Bad Man by Miranda July: an amazing read. Have a relaxing weekend! 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Happy Breakfast Happy Weekend

Photo by This Rawsome Vegan Life
Photo by

Another batch of incredibly simple, feel-good and yummy recipes for the weekend breakfast and travel snacks: minimum effort, maximum payoff. We found this Cinnamon Chia Pudding with Coconut and Blueberries on a very inspiring food blog This Rawsome Vegan Life, and these on-the-run Almond Joy Protein bars (we made them sans chocolate, and baked for 25 min instead of freezing) on MyWholeFoodLife. Happy weekend everybody!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Healthy Weekend Breakfast

Cutting out sugar and replacing the usual food with more balanced and nutritious meals, did seem like quite a challenge at first. Especially for someone used to de-compress with the help of baking after business-travel-packed weeks. Amazingly, there are tons of delicious, simple and healthy recipes, all we needed was to look around, buy the right ingredients and get busy in the kitchen. 
These beautiful blueberry-skyr-dates-almond-hazelnut-coconut cakes from Twin-food have just the right balance of protein, carbs and fat, and they are such a treat for the weekend brunch with your loved ones. For a lazy sunday, you can just mix some greek yoghurt or hytteost (a-la cottage cheese in Denmark) with fresh berries, nuts, sunflower and chia seeds: filling and yummy. If you are in a mood to bake something with almond flour, try these Rise & Shine Apple muffins or a wonderful Black & Blueberry Crumble from Green Kitchen Stories. Have a happy, healthy Sunday.