• BLOG
  • LOUSIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

    Tiina Kivelä

    Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a Copenhagen classic which isn’t even located in Copenhagen.* Easily reachable from the city though. It hosts interesting and thought provoking art ( both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions ) + excellent museum shop and café –highly recommended then.  I’ve seen Picasso there, and many more, but what I’m personally most fascinated about in Louisiana is the space I call the Giacometti room.**

    The thing with that space is the combination of the view, the art and the sculptures, but also and most remarkably the architecture of the space itself; reminding me of the many buildings I spend time as a (art student) kid.

    It’s a place where I feel very home. Where I feel like I belong.

    Tiina Kivelä


    *Louisiana Museum Of Modern Art, Gl. Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, Denmark

    **And a bit the room with this view too. 

  • TRAVEL
  • MAY I HAVE SOME BREAD WITH MY MUSSELS, PLEASE

    Tiina Kivelä

    Oh Scandinavia, Finland and Musling;

    when do you learn to serve some bread with your moules (mussels) ?

    It’s a pity you serve great moules (mussels) in great broths, but haven’t thought how nice it would be

    to dip the bread in the broth when all the moules are gone.

    You can leave the frits to Belgium, but bread… Always serve bread. Please.


    Moules: MuslingLinnésgade 14, 1361 København K

    Bread: nowhere to be seen

  • BLOG
  • BED & BREAKFAST COPENHAGEN

    Tiina Kivelä

    The Notes from Copenhagen serial continues with bed & breakfast tips in the city. Where did we sleep, and where did we breakfast during the 5 days and 4 nights in Copenhagen this Easter. And coffee, of course.

    First of all, we had booked a hotel room with breakfast, so most of the days it was hotel breakfast calling. Nevertheless, there was a morning, the first one, when we landed Kastrup already before 9am* in a need for late breakfast and good coffee. So after bringing our bags to the hotel we were graving for food and coffee, and as the lucky girls as we are, we accidentally found the place to enjoy breakfast / brunch in Copenhagen.

    Copenhagen by Tiina Kivelä

    INSTAGRAM PERFECT BREAKFAST AT THE UNION KITCHEN

    Since we had this accommodation deal – breakfast included, there was only this one morning when we enjoyed a breakfast “at town”, as the saying goes. And accidentally, to our fortune, we pumped into (now seemingly) the most coveted places in Copenhagen, The Union Kitchen. I had already seen the coffee cups on Instagram, but it was just a coincidence that the first place we pumped into, hungry and just a stone’s throw from our hotel and lovely Nyhavn, was this one. Googling it now and walking past it many times during the days we spend in cph, it’s become clear we were very, very lucky to get seats without reservation (though from the counter, but still). Seemingly popular place, and after tasting their breakfast and brunch, coffee and other drinks, I can’t blame people for gathering there like ants. So good it was, the whole experience from food and drinks to service and decor. ****

    The Union Kitchen, 21 Store Strandstrade, Kbh K, 1255. Copenhagen, Denmark

    BED & BREAKFAST AT SCANDIC FRONT

    For couple of reasons me and my travel companions are quite loyal Scandic customers. Or should I say, friends. And so it was that for the same couple + few extra reasons we spend the Easter in Scandic too; more precisely Scandic Front. Not extra fancy, but good enough.  And when it comes to the most important part, the breakfast, it had probably the best coffee I’ve ever had at hotel breakfast (served from Stelton; thumbs up!), excellent crispy bacon, good bread, cheese and fruits made it almost perfect. But only almost, because I did miss fish, which they, to my surprise (it’s by the sea, come on!) didn’t serve.

    The room was spacious enough for three women, it had good views (as a person who’s been stuck at inland for too long it’s always amazing to have the sea view), and when the construction projects nearby; the Inderhavnsbroen and Kvæsthusprojektet  will be ready, the hotel location will be one of the best ones in town. Therefore, I expect rate upgrades to come. This time I didn’t have time to try the gym or sauna (all the walking, cycling, dancing and morning “yoga” worked almost as well) but if I ever get back I’ll try those too. Especially during the winter months the sauna would be extra nice.

    Copenhagen by Tiina Kivelä

    Scandic Front, 21 Skt. Annæ Plads, 1250 Copenhagen, Denmark

    KØBENHAVN K

    When I was living in Copenhagen back in 2011, I rarely visited this part of the city. I mostly passed it, cruising past Kongens Nytorv to Christianshavn, and other way round. But now, seen the newly opened places and development projects going on, I notice how much more these hoods attract me now. I’m definitely going back, both to the streets and cafés. And the Little Mermaid, of course.


    *Kastrup’s my favorite airport in Scandinavia, with smooth connections to city and vice versa, excellent food, shopping and lounges.

    **No, I have no idea why I have too pairs of knife and fork. Though I like to eat double the amount normal people do, especially on hotel breakfast.