I’m sure by now you’re getting the gist that Blog’nhagen was a blast and as I sit here going through the pics I’m wishing we could do it again. And to help you visualize even more what the day is like, here’s the video! Liv Prior Colliander followed us around and documented the day. Not only was she a saint for doing so, but she added so much to the day with her positive energy. We love her. Take a look at the short video here. She also made a longer video (at the bottom of this post) if you want to see the full day. I’m in love with the music by Saint Kodiak too. It’s the type you wish you wish was accompanied by a topless convertible.
After lunch at Royal Cafe (see last post), we headed towards VIPP, the legendary Danish pedal bins. Now, maybe you remember how when I worked for Celerie Kemble back in the day she was asked to design one for a special charity auction alongside Bono, Karim Rashad, and Simon Doonan. It was so fun to go to their flagship store and meet the designers and hear about their clean approach to design. So interesting to think that their pedal bins came first and then they designed beautiful kitchens to accompany them.
Thank you, Jenny, for posing us for a group photo (though we miss you dearly in the photo!)
Off again to…
…Coffee Collective at Torvehallerne, one of my favorite parts of Copenhagen. Torvehallerned is this new marketplace with lots of terrific (and EXPENSIVE) food stops. I’m not a coffee drinker, but apparently it’s the best that anyone had ever tasted. They directly trade with farmers in Africa to ensure great quality and ethical standards for everyone involved. I had first heard about Coffee Collective from Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland who had heard raves about it. I think it was enough to tempt Anne to drink her first cup ever and she was pleased!
Then we went a few doors down to Agnes Cupcakes. Yes, you can’t escape them! They’re delish and have their own Scandinavian twist.
Off to Isbens Hotel to get a tour of the premises. Brochner Hotels was so kind to offer hotel accommodations to the out-of-town bloggers. They stayed at Kong Arthur Hotel right next door but we got a tour of Isbens, their more design-focused hotel. They incorporated art and designs from the local designers and artists from Nansensgade, which keeps the local vibe fresh. I’m lucky to work in this same area.
The finale comes up tomorrow! To view the long version of the Blog’nhagen film, click here.