travels

Меня зовут “Lise”

Appearantly it can’t get cold enough if you ask me – since I’m willingly going to Moscow on Thursday.

Though I have a fair reason. I’m going to LuxuryHITS a “Luxury and High Interior” trade show to talk about Pop-Up restaurants and mainly about my work with Pret A Diner.

A new world is awaiting. There’s been some talk about a caviar tasting in a penthouse apartment and visiting spectacular event location. Dum-di-dum, we’ll see.

I’ll report…or not…I mean, some stuff might be classified.

Here I am. If you read Russian. If not do not dispair…here is the english version.

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A gift: from one tropical troubadour to another

This smooth track reminds me of hot, “in-love-with-life” days at the pool/beach in Summer. So close your eyes and join the trip.

FRENCH EXPRESS is kind enough to give it away for free cause as they say:

“Tropical troubadours incessantly believe that one should never be without his or her’s fix of feel good, so this one’s on us. The crusade goes on, and with such, comes “Got Somebody” by Moon Boots.”

Download here.

Back to the (food) roots

I heard about this Copenhagen “duk-op” restaurant from Danish, Birmingham-based, DJane Denise who recently had the pleasure of joining an event.

Rødder : changing locations and changing prices according to the menu (Denise paid less than €25 for 3 courses and a glass of wine) but true to the sentiment to always exploit regional and seasonal produce and pursue the Nose2Tail concept.

Follow them on Facebook for updates.

Excuse me, but there is just more appreciation of aesthetics in Copenhagen compared to Berlin. I do love the unpolished Berlin “we just do it out of passion” touch that you experience here at these kind of “entrepreneurial initiatives”. But sometimes I wish it would be executed 100% instead of a lazy 85%. If you know what I mean?

© Chris Tonnesen

Copenhagen, pretty in July. Part I

A few snapshots from Copenhagen … random stuff that caught my eye.

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Happy (drunken) students

My favorite chocolate of all “Toms Skildpadde”

I have a multi-ride ticket for life (and Tivoli – thanks MM!)

Most beautiful garden of all. Tivoli.

Sunday challenge – upside down

Sylwia aka Miss Disco doing her thing

Èn med det hele [one with everything] – referring to the hotdog or just used in general by Mr Black.

Oh, so full of love!

You know how they (OECD) say Danish people are the happiest in the world? Maybe because they’re (we’re?) so full of love.

I was in Copenhagen last weekend and love [kærlighed] was all around … cheese love, clean city love, real estate love, nørrebronx love.

More Copenhagen pics coming up.

Of course DJ Bobo always knew.

Roadtrippin to Poznan.

I went on a road trip to Poznan, Poland last weekend. Maybe you didn’t know but I’m the official lead groupie of Sylwia van der Wonderland. Sort of.

She had a gig in her hometown so I and my two fellow groupies jumped in the car with her and did some multicultural exploring (multi-kulti since we were four nationalities).

Here are some of the pictures. See more on my Facebook page.
Conclusion? We want more road trips!

Queens of the back seat. Miss Wonderland and me

Our house

Polish imbiss meal. Köstlich!

At the Poznan version of the Berlin Badeschiff

Me and the American

Poznan loves pølser too.

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What to do (or at least what I did) in London. Part II.

For my loyal readers here’s my map London Baby! with the locations I pinned out before I went. I actually managed to visit quite a lot while others stay on the list for next time.

Have your nails done at Hair by Fairy in Soho.

This is not really something to see but just noticed animals everywhere in London too.

Explore the north Shoreditch and Dalston.

Eat dinner at Naamaste Kitchen. Best modern Indian food I’ve EVER had.

Have coffee at Fabric 548 on Kingsland Road. Dj playing in the morning and they serve a pretty decent soy cappuccino.

… and remember to give way and take it slow.

What to do (or at least what I did) in London. Part I.

Tried to keep this off the beaten track but have to say it’s been a couple of years since I’ve been in London so tut mir leid if I mention the obvious.

Go to the Gentlemen Zoo.

Have lunch at the Whitecross Street Market. For example buckwheat roll the French way.

While in Whitecross Street eat the gluten free chocolate brownie at Fix.

Admire Christian Schad’s art at Tate Modern.

Buy socks at Tabio in Soho.

Colourful stains on various shades of grey.

Just came back to Berlin after a splendid time in London. Took loooaaads of pictures. Will spare you and not post them all but here’s the first round of snapshots – some of the few colourful elements I spotted in a London greyer than grey.

Awriight, Yo, Oi oi, S’appening, Wappen.

The Urban Explorer Team (meaning me and myself) will be going to London in a few weeks. – Hence practicing London Lingo.

Equal parts of exploring, meetings, catch-ups and connecting are planned – including aromatic coffee, savory foods and obscure wines.

Just dug out these photos I took back in 2008 shortly after I got my Nikon D60. Prepare for an upgraded update.

And if anybody has tips regarding exciting new eateries, delightful coffeeshops, current one-of-a kind events etc. they are of course most welcome to share!

About the pleasures of beer.

Being from Denmark I believe I can engage in a beer-related discussion at a fairly high level. Though I wouldn’t call myself an expert.

But I can definetely share some of my favourites and tips on beer pleasures.

Went to a tasting with Braufactum and Brooklyn Beer recently. Top-notch! Don’t know all the fancy wording but my favorites were: Sorachi Ale and Local 1.

And at the beer tasting I met Mr. Solkowski who is the Master Brewer at “Meierei im Neuen Garten” which is now on my must-experience-list for this Summer. What a view!

Regarding old news I’m a big fan of Tsingtao which you’ll find in any respectable Asia supermarket.

Then there is the micro brewery Hops & Barley in Friedrichshain which besides an in-house brewery offers a holiday-apartment for up to six people on the 1st floor – which I guess can come in handy now and then. (Pictures on website.)

And if you’re in Copenhagen make sure to visit Mikkeller Bar which is very “Vesterbro’sk” in its decór and has a fine selection of first class beers (including the house brew).

And yes, I’m filing this under the category “Food”.

“The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more”

*Alexander Pope.

I love to be reminded how many remarkable places there are in the world – so much more out there, yet to explore.

I just came about Where Is This over at Spejlvendt. A lot of the sites have been located by knowledgable readers, others you might know the location of?


Here is an amazing 360° degrees version.