Monday, January 21, 2013

Copenhagen: Snaps of Week One!

 These two cuties were lounging in their bike stroller contraption outside a restaurant down the street from the house!
 Trendy mini cupcakes found during a day of wandering. 
 Hip candles. Boy, can the Danish can decorate. 
New house slippers from Tiger (Denmark's dollar store/Target hybrid). 
View along the lakes. 
Sunny Sunday morning. 

Little plants in the indoor market. 
The most beautiful stove in the world. 

My street! Store Kannikestraede! 

The Danish even sleep weirdly... Apparently this double duvet situation is a common thing! 

 Keeping it hygge.
This gentleman on the block around the corner... 
Frue Plads. The square right down the street. 

Store Kannikestraede! 

A quick Instagram of my biking outfit. 
(Note the scarf/blanket and trendy helmet!) 
That's my new bike there under Maggie!

The best part of this week though is that my lovely Leah booked her tickets yesterday to come visit me on FEBRUARY 1! 

What a good week.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Say yes.

"Say yes and you'll figure it out afterward."
                 - Tina Fey

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

First days in Copenhagen!

 Cozy bed.
 Breakfast sandwich...
 The lovely view from the hotel
 Tomato soup.
 Smoothie time!
 Gigantic burger! (not mine, but so big no one could figure out the proper way to eat this thing!)

 The fanciest muffin I've ever seen.
Sunrise in Copenhagen.


Sunday, January 13, 2013


After an exhausting 24 hours of traveling--4 hours to the airport, a late night redeye to London, a 3 hour layover, a 2 hour flight to Copenhagen, and a very interesting adventure through the city (I almost got myself on a train to Sweden...oops!)--I arrived at my hotel sweaty and exhausted late last night.

After immediately taking off my clothes and taking the best shower of my life, I ventured back out into the city to find my dinner, in this case, a cup of yogurt, some digestive biscuits (they were obviously chocolate, don't worry), and a large Carlsberg (made right here in Kobenhavn!). From the little bit of the city I saw while I wandered around last night, I am really looking forward to what there is in store for me. One lovely thing I noticed was all of the little restaurants lit by only candles. In this dark, wintry city, the candlelit evenings seem to be exactly what everyone needs!

After finding my interesting collection of dinner items, I came back to my room and enjoyed a quiet evening, catching up on some reading and talking to family and friends on skype.

And now today is the day! As soon as I force myself out of bed, I'm off to grab breakfast and head to my new home, where I'll be living for the next 4 1/2 months with an entirely new group of people that I will meet today! Wish me luck!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

choose happiness.

Merry Belated Christmas Kitty!

It's official.

It's official... In 3 days I leave for DENMARK.

... are you sure?

I am, apparently!

I'm sad (and a bit nervous) to be leaving my Leah and my family for such a long time. Though I've traveled before (and even lived in England for 3 1/2 months, which is where I met my lovely Leah) for some reason this feels... different. I think it is because for the first time, I feel totally content where I am. I'm no longer an angsty teen waiting to explore the world and push the boundaries. Great friends, a happy relationship, a loving family -- I've got it made! On top of that, For the past few months I've been feeling so secure within myself as well.

BUT. Now it's time for a change! After some of the most amazing 7 months of my life, I am embarking on what I hope will be a brilliant new adventure.