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Madrid

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Madrid, Madrid, Madrid. What can I say? Besides good food I didn’t really had any expectations about the city and got totally blown away by all of its awesomeness! We got invited for a wedding and it has set the bar extremely high regarding all future weddings. Unfortunately I didn’t make any pictures of it, but picture Gossip Girl X Prinsjesdag (a lot of hats) X The Hangover… We met some pretty cool people from all over the globe and had the most amazing tapas.

Going away for a weekend, kinda makes me realize we should go away more weekends 😎 We arrived on Friday afternoon and explored the city. Coming from Northern Europe it was extremely nice to enjoy some sun again (and going outside without jacket) and me being food addicted (it seriously becomes scary at this point) we started a walk to get some food to walk more to get some more food. Saturday we had the wedding and Sunday we tried to get over the boyfriends hangover to go for walks to end up with more food. But anyways in this post I wanted to share with you how beautiful the city is, I will upload some pictures this week from all my food recommendations!!

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With love,
-Janet

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Any Madrid Recommendations?

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Hello beautiful readers,

In a couple of weeks I will visiting Madrid for a wedding, it’s actually my first wedding which I was invited for, instead of being the plus 1 of my parents. Hmm, actually it was the boyfriend who was invited, so I guess I’m still the plus 1…

So I am planning to eat all the tapas I can find and if you have any recommendations for nice restaurants, pleaseeee let me know :)

With love,
-Janet

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Stockholm

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During the last month I had the opportunity to visit Stockholm twice, both for leisure and business. I have written about my first running experience here. Reading it back and my statement about there not being any progress with my running, I now realize I’m just not a Summer runner at all. Since the “R” is back in the month, I find it a lot easier to put on my running shoes for longer or shorter distances. I guess, in the Summer I just think that there are a lot more other fun things to do than run around in my own sweat for a while…

But besides the running experience, I haven’t really blogged about the city at all. And why not, because Stockholm is pretty darn cool!! It’s a lot bigger and (do I dare to say..) prettier than Copenhagen is, the people dress even better and the girls are even blonder. Södermalm might be my favorite district, it’s a bit like Vesterbro in Copenhagen I think.

The delicious picture here are made by Simona in a fantastic restaurant/deli/bar/supermarket/etc place called Urban Deli and honestly I could have just stayed there, move into their office and live there for the rest of my life. They sell pretty much everything a foodie desires and their restaurant is also pretty darn good.

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So my second visit to Stockholm was for work (you have no idea, how nice it is to be able to say something like that!), I ran the 10K ladies run (Tjejmilen) and this was also a crazy experience. 35.000 girls on the road running, yes running is thát big in Sweden. Unfortunately I didn’t make any pictures, but I “stole” the picture below from Girlslove2run. It pretty much sums up my weekend in Stockholm: meeting new people, enjoy good food (we ended up at Urban Deli again) and wine to end the night with some dancing.

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Picture courtesy of Girlslove2run.

I can feel I really start “enjoying” to run again but I need some goals to run to. Do you guys have any recommendations for runs? Perhaps even a half marathon…

With love,
-Janet

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Paris

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The last time I visited Paris was in 2007 and I honestly have NO idea why it took me so long to go back. I love Paris, the food, the atmosphere and even the people! I remember the last time I was in Paris, none of the youngsters spoke English and because of this (and add the common opinion people have about the French) I thought they were rude. This time, pretty much everybody we encountered spoke fluent English and about 3 times (!) people even came over to us when they saw us struggling with a map!

While making this picture, we realized we hate all tourists-traps. But I had to go to Champs Elysees and visit Sephora, which is a piece of pure heaven on the highway to hell.

Before you read any further, I have to apologize, I am really bad in taking pictures when I’m on a holiday. Even though I often bring my camera, I just forget to capture it and always and still feel kind of mixed about it. I think you always should just enjoy the moment fully without being distracted or seeing the world through a lens, but on the other hand, I also love to share my life with you and this is kind of hard without the “evidence”. I will try to be better in this, I have some nice trips on the planning for the next month (Stockholm again, a couple of days in Amsterdam and a wedding in Madrid), so I promise I will at least try!

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We stayed at Mama Shelter and I can only recommend this place (like all other bloggers do..) the hotel is young and alive and a lot of guests are coming to the place for just dinner or some drinks. Most other hotels I have stayed at, only have some business people at the bar, but Mama Shelter really seems to be the French place to be.

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I could just move to Paris for all the perfect wines and charcuterie. On our first day we had a little pit stop at restaurant Absinthe, honestly what else can a girl wish for?

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Well obviously more food. The boyfriend and I made the mistake of going to a lot of the places where we wanted to go for lunch “too late” (around 14.30), while we were planning to go to Bistrot Paul Bert (it looked SOO cute), we were forced to find something else. We ended up lunching at Chez Mamy. It was a cute little bistrot where we sat outside just enjoying live. While sitting there, I could really see us moving to Paris one day!

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L’avant Comptoir in the 6th arr. looks like a tourist trap on the outside (you can order crepes through there “drive-through” window), but inside it is the cutest place for a quick snack. You can order everything from the signs above your head and while waiting/eating, you share bread, butter and pickles with your neighbors. There are no seats, so you have to eat while standing, but I really think this adds to the Paris feeling. We weren’t really sure what to do with the whole artichoke, so we just guess you dip it in olive oil with some salt.

Don’t forget to check out my blog about Au Passage, definitely my favorite restaurant in Paris and I can’t wait to go back there one day!

With love,
-Janet

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Ida Davidsen – Store Kongensgade 70

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The draft-box is filled with pictures without stories of amazing restaurants that I have been visiting over the last couple of months. I do appreciate my eating out way too much, if you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen hard proof of that.

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These pictures, even though there are only a couple, have been waiting a while for some additional words. Ida Davidson is known for her traditional Smørrebrød and I have passed by her restaurant a good bunch of times, without ever going in. Somehow the restaurant is not really appealing from the outside and on top of that, they are closed in the weekend. However, when my sister and brother from another mother were in town I wanted to show them some traditional food.

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And we all LOVED the food, the place is nothing fancy. It sure is cosy, but it is a place where you go for the food. Under this pile of heavenly steak tartar is a piece of rybread hidden and all the ingredient are fresh and tasty. When you enter the restaurant, you’re being welcomed by a whole counter filled with different kinds of smørrebrød (which thinking of it, I should have made a picture of).

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I honestly get hungry again from seeing these pictures. Ida Davidson is a great recommendation if you want to try some traditional Danish food, only minor critique is that the place is pretty expensive. The dishes are somewhere between 10 and 20 euro’s, so with a big group (or your lover) it can be an expensive lunch! However, when in Rome, do as the Romans do…

With love,
-Janet

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