Friday, May 15, 2015

Sweet Eats

Copenhagen is booming with all things dulce: new ice-cream parlours, cupcake and pastry shops, bakeries, anything really you could wish for. Perfect timing for spring and summer, and upcoming wedding season: in search of a perfect wedding cake, we came across Charity Bakery (recommended by this sweet friend). 'Cake with a clear conscience. Delivered to your door', where 20 DKK for every cake you purchase, is donated to the charity of your choice. What a brilliant idea. We have just tried their chocolate cake: it's heavenly. Can't wait to try the other 3 x cakes from the menu.
Recently opened Bon Bon Ice at Frederiksberg Gardens is also a must-visit: the most amazing and surprising ice-cream flavours (rugbrod, for instance, is delicious!), plus their very own, made-from-scratch cones. Yum.
Last, but not least: delightful Karamelleriet on Jaegersborggade in Noerebro (foodie heaven street), where you can find mouthwatering hand-made salted caramels. 
Explore and enjoy! Have a lovely long weekend.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Marzipan-Dulce-Leche Easter Eggs

Even though nothing - in our humble opinion - beats the chocolate Easter eggs from Danish Summerbird, sometimes it's fun to experiment with a home-made version. We followed the recipe from a trusted source - CuteCarbs baking blog, and made these rich, sweet, delicious marzipan-dulce-leche chocolate eggs yesterday. It's a tricky business, actually, in particular shaping the eggs and dipping them in chocolate: ours don't look as pretty. Next time will for sure put the marzipan mass in the fridge overnight prior to the chocolate coating. 
Enjoy Easter and the chocolate egg hunt!

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!