Sunday Edit: 17 experiences for your autumn
Many people dream of escaping to warmer climates when darker days, wind, and autumn approaches – but not us. No, no. We’ll stay right here and indulge in all the goodness that Denmark has to offer. And we’re more than happy to share our autumn favorites with you. Here you go; culture, nature, cream, and coffee in abundance.
Amongst luxurious apartments and Copenhagen's bustling tourist magnets, lies Designmuseum Denmark. Experience the fascinating and harsh conditions in the Greenlandic mines, with the Rocks of Greenland exhibition. You can also find food for thought (and a treat for your Instagram) with the exhibition The Future is Present. Finish off the whole shebang with a visit to Format; Designmuseum Denmark's café. Here, you'll be greeted by magical lighting, stylish interior, and delicious food.
Visit the museum here:
1260 København K
Hidden in the Danish forest and hilly valleys, just outside Copenhagen, you'll find the lovely Ordrupgaard museum. Until January, you can broaden your knowledge of the famous Danish artist couple, Anna, and Michael Ancher. You're invited into their private home to see the couple's similarities and differences, which shaped their creative and long-lasting relationship. Continue your day in true Danish style, with a stroll through the Dyrehaven forest to Peter Lieps Hus. Here, pub classics with a modern twist and warm beverages await. Could it be more idyllic? Probably not.
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In H.C. Andersen's birth city, Odense, Brandts Museum offers innovative and contemporary exhibitions. Until January, you can experience love bombs and hovering bodies in the exhibition Now Is the Time, created by the Austrian-born Kiki Kogelnik. It explores existential questions and political messages – while drawing connections to pop art and Warhol.
Visit the museum here:
5000 Odense C
Lace up your hiking shoes because you're going on a 27-kilometer walk. Along the planned route through Amager's open prairies, you'll encounter a bird reserve, coastal landscapes, and birch forests – and pass by the charming town of Dragør, which has ties to ancient Denmark. Follow the drop-shaped pictograms along the entire route and experience all that Amager has to offer.
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Denmark is renowned for having sea buckthorn aplenty. The orange-yellow berries are packed with vitamin C, which your body craves during the autumn season. You can especially find the berries along the Danish coasts and dunes – even more so near the Northern Sea. The berry's peak season is September and October – in other words, right now. When you go picking, it's a good idea to wear a long-sleeved blouse and bring scissors, as the bushes can be prickly. Cut the branches with berries on, and stick them in the freezer. That way, you'll get rid of the sour taste and can save them for later in autumn and winter.
We are fortunate to live in a country where the water is always close. Whether it's swimming in the city’s harbors or a dip in the sea, winter bathing is good for the body and soul. In Nordhavn, Copenhagen, you can easily take a plunge, as bathing piers and ladders allow you to go straight from your warm joggers into the cold water – and back up again. The same routine happens in Aarhus, where the long bathing pier at Ballehage Beach keeps your clothes dry while you take a dip.
What shapes us as humans, what is it like to grow up with a famous last name, and what is it like to be the child of adventurers and idealists? Lærke Kløvedal tells us about this in her debut work, "Sømærke" – a memoir and generational portrait, about finding one's own place in life. Get captivated by the story of daring to experience deep, enduring love when raised with the ideal of stormy and fleeting infatuation – about finding oneself when longing for another.
Sømærke by Lærke Kløvedal will be released on October 5th.
A novel about a phone call; about not wanting to be oneself, about divorce, a planned journey with an unexpected twist – and about all the things one cannot control. Helle Helle's latest novel, Hafni Fortæller, fits into the universe of her previous works, De and BOB. You're invited into a fun – but dark – world where existential crisis, tragedy, and humor abound – and it portrays how a journey is more than just a geographical trip.
Hafni Fortæller by Helle Helle was released on September 1st.
Acai Body balm
Dry elbows, dry hands, dry... everything! Your skin is in need of a good dose of moisture with Açai Body Balm. Apply it from head to toe and feel how the rich balm leaves nourishing oils on your skin. Allow yourself to relax and immerse – perhaps with a good book or podcast – while everything sinks in. You'll be left with the softest skin – ready to face the cold months ahead.
Time To Glow Peeling Mask
Whilst you're already marinating in your Body Balm, you might as well kill two birds with one stone. Get extra glow in your face with the Time To Glow Peeling Mask, which stimulates the production of new skin cells. After cleansing your face, apply a thin layer of the Time To Glow Peeling Mask and leave it on for as long as you like. If it's your first time using the mask, be sure to start small; gradually build up your skin's tolerance, and start by leaving the mask on for 5-10 minutes. Next time, you can leave it on a little longer – good things take time. Remove the mask with damp cotton pads, and see how your skin is revitalized with a radiant glow.
Rudolph Care treatment
When you start getting sick of rain, wind, and darkness, it may be time to book a treatment at Rudolph Care. Here, you can unwind and give yourself and your skin everything it dreams of. Choose from four signature treatments, which are always tailored to your needs and desires. Whether you're looking for a radiant glow, a firming treatment, or perhaps some relief for a growing, pregnant belly, Rudolph Care's skin therapists are ready to give you and your skin a loving boost into the autumn months.
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This is a snobby podcast. And it's not bad at all. Hosts Kristoffer Dahy Ernst and Oliver Enné are the kings of the cultural elite as they pass judgment on everything from Coke Zero, airplane seats, running shoes, paper straws, and all things considered 'in' or 'out', 'overrated' or 'underrated'. They frequently have visits from cultural types who also have a refined taste, and it is truly a pleasure to listen to.
Do you have a secret? You can share it with Sanne Cigale Benmouyal and the weekly guest who discusses it and sometimes even with the owner of the secret – and the rest of Denmark. Some of the podcast's secrets are about pee and fart jokes, but there are also more psychological and relational secrets. It's like being a fly on the wall – right inside someone else's head. It's an interesting place to be.
Line Knutzon is brilliant. There, it's been said. And you're lucky because you can listen to the playwright in the podcast "Notesbogen," where she, along with author Kasper Colling Nielsen and journalist Torben Sangild, shares their handwritten notes and explores what is really at stake beneath the immediate surface. Topics like "Is it healthy to be bored?", "Is control a troll?", and "Why bother writing books?" are note-worthy questions that the podcast hosts try to answer. We all become wiser.
La Cabra, Aarhus
Sourdough buns with air holes for the butter, light croissants with a crispy shell, and soft inner – this is what dreams are made of! In Aarhus, you'll find coffee aficionado and bakery; La Cabra, offering excellent bakery skills and brilliant coffee.
Visit La Cabra her:
8000 Aarhus C
Et Cetera, Copenhagen
Japanese/Korean-inspired breakfast and lunch – that's what you'll find at Et Cetera in Nørrebro. This small, minimalistic eatery, hidden among Nørrebro's many gems, has quickly become a popular destination for self-proclaimed foodies. Here, you can enjoy ramen with a soy-marinated egg, egg salad on soft bread, and grilled corn on the cob with various toppings. There are no reservations and limited seating, so make sure to plan your time well when you stop by.
Visit Et Cetera here:
2200 København N
Whether you're into freshly cut steak tartare with garnish, creamy Italian stracciatella, or freshly caught fish (who isn't into freshly caught fish...?), you can have it all at the top-notch Ripotot in Copenhagen. We have taken our seats at the table.
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Store Kongensgade 56
1264 København K