How to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Scandinavia

Do we celebrate Valentine's Day in Scandinavia? Already in the 60s, florists in the Nordic countries, inspired by their American counterparts, began to promote Valentine's Day. Albeit a slow start, Scandinavians have cautiously started warming up to the new tradition and today many couples celebrate Valentine's Day with cards, flowers and presents as well as dining at romantic...

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Best shopping in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Max Adulyanukosol on Unsplash Besides the colourful port of Nyhavn, the amusing Tivoli Gardens, the bicycling and experiencing 'hygge' first hand, Copenhagen is a destination in itself for excellent shopping. From vintage and minimaslistic design to independent and high end luxury fashion brands, all within walking distance in the quaint Nordic capital. However,...

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Nobis Hotel Copenhagen: A new luxury hotel in Copenhagen

The landmark building that originally served as the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music is being transformed into a grand design hotel. Nobis Hotel Copenhagen, a distinctly Danish and Scandinavian in style and atmosphere is set to open in September 2017. Nobis Hotel Copenhagen, currently in the process of being build, has been artfully designed by star architect and Design Hotels™ influencer...

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Copenhagen Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Festival 2017 29-30 April

This Spring Copenhagen invites to the 10th anniversary of the Copenhagen Sakura Festival, with 200 blossoming cherry trees. 2017 is also the 150th anniversary of Danish-Japanese Diplomatic Relations so the festival is expected to be extra festive. We've seen a strong influence from Japan's culture, society, lifestyle, fashion and design in trends coming to the Nordic region. But a trend that...

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Halloween in Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen 2016 – Scarier than ever!

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen is ready for Halloween; all dressed up in warm Autumn colours and elaborately decorated with 20.000 pumpkins as well as bales of straw, spiders, scarecrows and lots of magical creatures. The famous Danish theme park has once again prepared for the scariest Halloween experience so far... Throughout the Halloween season it will be events on. The Tivoli will greet its...

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Summer in Denmark – the Italy of the North

The Italy of the North is a hidden gem to be discovered. Famous for great design, bicycling healthy and happy people, splendid nature and a great lifestyle, Denmark is also a perfect for holidays. Especially in Summer. Unknown to many the Summer months, June, July and August in Denmark can be quite warm and the Scandinavian country is often referred to as 'the Italy of the North'. With...

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From UK to Norway by car and ferry – this is how we travel to Scandinavia

No wrestling with limiting baggage allowance or going through the stress of airport security and passport controls. Instead you could travel from the UK to Norway in comfort by car, with the help of a few ferries. Unfortunately in 2017 there are no more ferries running between the UK and Scandinavia. Even the sailing between Harwich and Esjberg in Denmark closed down in 2014. And considering that...

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CPH Living – a floating boutique hotel in Copenhagen

Perhaps one of Copenhagen's quirkiest hotels is the CPH Living, a floating hotel in the harbor. The converted barge is moored in trendy Christianshavn and offers guests a simple yet amazingly unique design experience. Featuring wood floors and Scandinavian contemporary furnishings, the 12 minimalistic designed rooms are all boasting of panorama river and city views. But perhaps the most striking...

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