Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sephora Opening in Field’s

Last Wednesday Sephora opened their 2nd store in Denmark and of course I dropped by to check it out! Where I expected Field’s Shoppingcenter to be the most depressing place (a.k.a. a mall) in the history of Danish mankind it was actually an a-okay place. Ofcourse you shouldn’t expect anything close to an inspiring atmosphere, but it’s light and there are some shops that are actually cool (oil & vinegar, build-a-bear, etc).

But Field’s Sephora is a cute little location of about 300 m2. They sell pretty much all the brands that are sold in the Illum shop too, but for the more limited perfumes you just have to go downtown! They also sell my favorite make-up brands Make-Up Forever and Benefit and even some eye shadow pallets from Urban Decay..

In general, I would say that I like Illum’s Sephora better – size matters! They just sell a bit more an there’s more space. But I’m definitely standing behind the motto “the more the merrier” and I hope dat Sephora’s initiatives to conquer the Northern European market also means that we will see more other brands in the shop (the entire Urban Decay collection, Clarisonic, Philosophy, etc).

With love,
-Janet

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Family Visit

Last week there was a family invasion for us in Copenhagen, my parents dropped by for 1,5 day and when they left my sister and brother-from-another-mother visited for some days too!

Copenhagen is a great city to show, in my opinion, when the sun is shining there so many cool places to walk by. The little mermaid, nyhavn, strøget, christiania.. And I haven’t even showed them everything! So a good reason for them to come back soon 😀 I only took some pictures when my parents where here, we had lunch at the royal cafe and just walked around a bit. It was the first time my family travelled to Denmark and I was really happy to show them where I live now!

I’m heading to MalmĂś (Sweden) for a short get-away with the boyfriend, if you have any recommendations let me know. Have a great weekend!

With love,
-Janet

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Won Hundred Sample Sale

Won Hundred, one of Denmark’s finest fashion brand, is having a sample sale from tomorrow untill Friday in the Vesterbro district.

Check for more information their facebook page!

With love,
-Janet

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Friløbet

I absolutely hate running: I’m slow, I have no stamina and I detest the feeling of being in a constant state of uncomfortableness… I can even remember hating those days in high school, where we had to run 1k during P.E. and that I would even make up the lamest excuses to not run..

But at the same time, I think it’s quite interesting to stretch you physical boundaries.. Last year, I signed up for the Start to Run running group, where you train yourself in 6 weeks to run 3K. It was actually the first running activity in my “grown-up” life and I ended up running it in 22 minutes. It’s not the best achievement, but hey it is at least AN achievement..

Here in Copenhagen, running seems to be the number one folk sport and I can’t blame them. The city is flat but surrounded by beautiful lakes, parks and buildings. There is an organized run/marathon almost every month from the Summer on, so after I ran the 5k DHL run in about 30 minutes – I felt a bit (too) confident and signed up for the 10K friløbet.

After a week filled with family and food and no exercising, I definitely felt a bit discouraged and maybe even a bit scared when I biked to FĂŚlleparken last Sunday. Would I be able to run the entire route, would I be able to not finish as last, what if I have to pee on the way.. Way too many questions, for only 8.30 in the morning. But the boyfriend shouted some inspiring words (“WE CAN GO TO MCDONALDS AFTERWARDS” haha, I kid.. He just said he believed I could do it and who am I to not believe him!). So 9 o’clock sharp I started to run with about 6000 others from Parken all the way to the beautiful lakes, with a halfway point through Tivoli, a return on the other sides of the lakes and to finish about an hour later!


Me just after the finishingline..

For the running fanatics, it might be a run on the slower side on the spectrum. But honestly for myself, I thought it was a pretty cool achievement: to run the longest distance I ever ran (10k) without walking and I wasn’t even completely dead yet.. So now this little devil on my shoulder is softly whispering 15k, 15k, 15k in my ear.. And let there be one here in Copenhagen, the 28th of October organized by Nike.. The only thing is, I feel pretty mixed between running a 10k for a better time or the 15K for just a new achievement in life..

What do you think I should do?

With love,
-Janet

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