Around Copenhagen: Superlove

After 1.5 years of living in Copenhagen, I’m almost ashamed to admit that it took a visit of my mom to make me aware of this little gem of a store smack in the center of the city. It’s called Superlove and it has everything that a girl could ever need (except maybe chocolate): clothes, accessories, decorations, interior items, jewelery, bags, … They actually have two stores in Copenhagen, both really central: one in Gothersgade, close to Kongens Nytorv, and the other one in Nørregade, close to Nørreport.



The Gothersgade store is just beautiful, located in an old building with high ceilings and a second-floor gallery. I dare you to go in and NOT spend multiple hours and hundreds of kroner, because you will want to, and chances are you will!


They have a great selection of brands that includes both Danish classics (like Bloomingville, By Nord, Modström or Mads Nørgaard) but also a bunch of names that are more difficult to get or even relatively unknown. I definitely recommend you take a stroll through this great store, and I’m sure you’ll find something great for yourself or your home! And if you don’t live in Copenhagen or plan a visit anytime soon, they have an online shop as well! Hooray!


Superlove Gothersgade

Superlove Gothersgade


Superlove Copenhagen

Nørregade 45, 1165 København K and Gothersgade 9, 1123 København K

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Puff pastry tarte with goat’s cheese, pear and honey

It’s been a while - I’ve just been busy with work and somehow I’ve been hit by spring fever (it’s a real thing, look it up, it even has a Wiki entry!), meaning I’ve been really tired and mostly just taking naps whenever I wasn’t working. Hey, that’s a perfectly acceptable way to spend an afternoon!

But due to that laziness and tiredness, I wasn’t really in the mood to cook sophisticated dinners, and that’s when I came across this beauty! The Viking boyfriend was out for the night, practicing archaic sports where he tackles and hits other Vikings (he plays American Football), so I decided to use my freedom and make something for dinner I couldn’t normally make, because of his completely unjustified hatred for all things cheese. Well, not all. If it’s on a burger or baked on lasagna, he’s cool, but as soon as some farmer somewhere has spent some time and effort trying to make a great cheese, the Viking will want to smash it with his mighty Viking hammer (I might have recently seen the “Thor” movie… my boyfriend only very rarely smashes things with a hammer). Where was I? Right. So there I was, wanting to make something nice for dinner, but not wanting to spend too much time. So I searched around for some recipes with goat’s cheese. Turns out, most people want to crumble it over salad, but that didn’t really sound too tempting. But then I found some tartes, e.g. with asparagus and spinach… mmmmh!

But I’ve always been a sucker for the combination of goat’s cheese and fruit. Add some honey to that mix and I’m sold, starting to drool like Pavlov’s dog! So this little tarte comes across all fancy, but it’s super easy to make (since it uses ready-made puff pasrty dough) and it tastes heavenly!


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Puff pastry tarte with goat’s cheese, pear and honey

1 package puff pastry (I used the fresh one that’s ready to use from the cooler section - if this is unavailable to you, you can probably also use another type of ready made dough, e.g. thin pizza dough, although this might alter the taste a bit)

2-3 pears

200g goat’s cheese (I used goat’s cream cheese, but any type will do)

2 tbsp honey

dried or fresh thyme

Roll out the puff pastry dough and fold the edges in about 1cm (not more or it will turn dry). Crumble or spread the goats cheese on top of the pastry. Peel the pears and cut into thin slices. Put on top of the goat’s cheese, spreading evenly. Top off with some dried or fresh thyme and bake according to package instructions. Before serving, drizzle with honey. Best served warm and with a nice cold glass of fruity white wine (I like Sauvignon Blanc).

Fresh out of the oven

Fresh out of the oven

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Drizzle with honey



Sommerhusstil - Danish summer cottage style

Yesterday was the first day that actually felt like spring, and the first day this year that allowed me to pull out my sunglasses. The day itself was beautiful, with fresh air, clear blue skies and non-stop sunshine. We spent it with a family brunch and birthday in Frederikssund in Northern Sjælland (Zealand), and after a downright food orgy with brunch, coffee, cake and sweets, we took a walk on the beautiful Roskilde Fjord. One thing I love so much about Denmark is that, no matter where you are, you’re never far away from the ocean. I’ve always wanted to live near the water, so this is absolute heaven for me. And the walk along Roskilde Fjord was stunning, with the sun in the blue sky, the clearest, freshest air, and the calm water as far as the eye could see… on the way back, we passed through a small, idyllic residential area, where every couple of houses, you’d see a “dannebrog” flying in the soft ocean breeze. I forgot to bring my phone or camera to the walk, so no pictures, unfortunately.

But this amazing day in Nordsjælland made me think of Rørvig, where my boyfriend’s parents have a “sommerhus”, a typical Danish summer cottage, near the beach, and where we’ve spent some time last summer. We’ll probably go up there again for the traditional family Easter lunch this year, and hunt for chocolate in the garden.

Danish summer houses have a very unique style. The classic “sommerhus” is usually a one-story building made of black wood, with white windows, surrounded by a small garden area with bushes and trees. Many sumer cottages have a flagpole as well, and usually you will see some bikes leaning against the house or standing in a shed. The interior is cozy and homely, the famous “hygge” is as important as ever. The traditional “sommerhusstil”, or summer house style, is very romantic. As opposed to the stylish, clear and modern interiors you find in fancy Copenhagen and Frederiksberg apartments and houses, summer houses will have plushy couches, fluffy pillows, carpets and curtains. Many summer houses have wood-burning stoves or fireplaces, because evenings and nights in the Danish early or late summer can be chilly. (When we arrived for our vacation last summer, we almost smoked out the entire house when trying to get a little fire going to warm us up…)  As for the colors, furniture will often be white or of light wood, and color schemes range from romantic pastels to nautical-themed blue and navy tones. I’ve really fallen in love with the Danish summer house, and we’ll probably be spending some time there again this summer. For me, summer cottages mean long, wam nights, cycling to the beach, barbecue on the porch, and drinking a cold Carlsberg. They mean “hygge” and relaxation. They are the epitome of Danish summer.

Typical Danish summer house

Front porch for playing games and barbecues

Inside the sommerhus: Fireplace

A green oasis for relaxation

Some interior brands capture the essence of the Danish summer house:

Greengate: Romantic designs, floral patterns and soft pastels are the trademark of Danish company Greengate, and you’ll probably be able to find many a Greengate product in Danish summer houses.

Cath Kidston: Similar to Greengate, this UK brand is also focusing on playful patters, romantic flowers and pretty colors. If you like the “shabby chic” trend, you’ll also be right at home here! They also have clothes and accessories available in the online shop.

Lene Bjerre: I’ve written about this brand before, but if I had a sommerhus, I’d be sure to put a ton of their products in there! They are less playful but no less girly and pretty, with more natural colors and high quality materials.

There are some blogs I’ve found that are dedicated to the Danish sommerhus:

Further, I’ve found some great posts here:

  • Transforming a summer cottage from French style to “sommerhusstil”: here
  • A very stylish and pretty Danish summer house: here
  • Recommended Danish summer cottages in shabby chic style or black-and-white style (in German)
  • Ready for hygge and sommerhusstil: here
  • Shabby chic romantic summer house: here

Every home needs one of these: Bar carts

I don’t know about you, but I just love bar carts! I think they give a really elegant and fancy vibe - if styled correctly. I’ve been wanting to have one forever, and I’m always on the lookout for a nice cart that I could use. I’m not quite sure yet whether I want to go with the vintage vibe, or if I want something more modern and clean. Here are some ideas I have collected so far - cheers!


1. The Cart

Not quite a cart, but a side bar

Very “Gatsby-like”, old-school bar cart

I love the wheels on this whimsical beauty

One of my favorites so far: trolley by House Doctor

Modern, minimalistic bar cart


2. The Necessities

I think we can all agree that a good bar cart needs one thing: alcohol. Here are some of the must-haves to make your bar cart stylish AND functional.

Champagne cooler, Bloomingville

Extravagant: champagne sabre by Karim Rachid for MENU

Stylish: ice cube cooler by eva solo

Glass caraffe by Miss Étoile

Martini glass by eva solo

Wine thermometer, by MENU

Wine cooler “Oleby” by IKEA

Copper cocktail shaker by Crate&Barrel

Wine tools by eva solo


3. The Accessories

Finally, you want to make your bar cart fun! Here are some cute accessories.

Napkins by Bloomingville

Fruit bowl “Embrace” by Stelton

Paper straws with matching sticky labels by Miss Étoile


4. The Cocktail Books

I know, I know, nowadays there’s nothing easier than looking up a cocktail recipe on the internet, but I still think that some carefully selected cocktail recipe books can be both decorative and useful for a bar cart. Here’s a selection.

Cocktails with a literary twist

Vintage cocktails

As a lover of Hendrick’s gin, this one’s a gem!



For some more inspiration on bar carts and more great tips, check out these sites: