The 2015 California Food & Wine Experience

Copenhagen Concierge is hitting the road in 2015 as you know, with a cozy frozen vacation around Denmark and Norway. But the journey does not end there. Denmark and the USA have a historic connection and friendship. In particular, Danes love California, and the independent, entrepreneurial, creative, relaxed lifestyle. The Red Hot Chili Peppers capture the flavor in “Dani California”:

ROADTRIP: Copenhagen to California

Did you know California is the US state with the largest population of immigrant Danes? It is.

Did you know Denmark has set up a partnership in California’s Silicon Valley to learn from American entrepreneurship and develop it in Denmark? it has.

But many Danes flock to California in particular for the delicious food and wine and because of that, Copenhagen Concierge invites you to join us on looonnng roadtrip across the Atlantic Ocean over to the Pacific to join us in October 2015 on our 2015 California Food & Wine Experience.

temeculaThe tour includes:

  • roundtrip airfare to/from Copenhagen
  • group transportation between cities
  • accommodations
  • tourguiding in English and Danish by the American founder/owner of Copenhagen Concierge, Barrett Clemmensen Powell who is a Californian who is also a resident of Denmark; and her Danish colleague
  • vineyard and winery tours
  • optional day tours and activities
  • optional surfing/surboarding, golf, cycling and horseback riding experiences
  • an optional Nordic inspired California cuisine cooking class
  • delicious California dining experiences
  • San Diego
  • Temecula
  • Santa Barbara
  • Solvang
  • Monterey
  • Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley
  • california-wine-club…and the brilliant sunshine, freedom, open spaces and dejlig (delightful) experiences that only California can offer

Torvehallerne: Fun, Fresh Food and More

There is something so pleasurable on a sunny or rainy day, about sitting at a table with someone and sharing a large plate of sushi and Japanese beer with a busy flow of people moving around you. It make you feel life s good, very good.

You can have this experience at TorvehallerneKbh.

But would you prefer some tasty tapas, washed down with glasses of Spanish wine as you watch people buying and selling, the delightful smell of fresh food in the air?

You can have this experience at TorvehallerneKbh.

How about being on vacation when you discover that hard-to-get (in your area) Asian food item?

You can have this experience at TorvehallerneKbh.

Would you like a glass of wine and some tasty sushi or a gourmet French pastry?

You can have this experience at TorvehallerneKbh.

Are you craving some fresh cheese or dried meats? Do gourmet French pastries, delicious vegetarian salads and freshly baked bread make you warm inside? Maybe you need some fresh flowers fruits of vegetable? Perhaps you desire to make a dinner reservation for later? Maybe you would like some outdoor theatre, or salsa music, mojitos and free salsa lessons ot celebrate Cuban culture? You can get all this fun and fresh food and drink at TorvehallerneKbh.

You will find it by Nørreport Station, only steps away from the Nørreport Metro stop.

 

Autumn in Copenhagen

Autumn in Copenhagen

Would you like to visit Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark and experience it like the locals do the autumn? Would you like a high quality experience of Danish culture and history with in a great European city? You can do it and  get it by booking our concierge travel services and let us help you create an awesome and unforgettable Copenhagen experience — including pumpkins!

Copenhagen Concierge makes it easy for you to do as the locals do and walk through the major sightseeing highlights of Copenhagen, plus some hidden treasures.  Your Copenhagen  itinerary is carefully crafted to give you great insight into the history and culture of Copenhagen and Denmark. During your day,  you get the “inside scoop” on daily life in Copenhagen and Denmark, the “fun myths”, and closeup views of Copenhagen’s most famous and best places.

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8 Danish Designs Not to Miss in Copenhagen

Whether decorating your home or your body, it is always a great feeling to know you are getting a high quality product. When you visit Copenhagen we can create an itinerary that is an entire day (or two) of Danish design. There are so many Danish design products that can help you adorn your home or your body, or simply delight your eyes, if you have an interest in exploring Copenhagen streets. Here are some items we can help you find on a Danish design shopping trip in Copenhagen:

1. Georg Jensen

Shiny, shiny, gorgeous, high quality and elegant silver products! This is considered a luxury lifestyle brand of silverware infused with a Danish sense of style. The flagship store is on Strøget in Copenhagen and they have a small shop inside Tivoli near the front entrance.  

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2. Royal Copenhagen

This is a wonderful shop! This has been representing high-end Danish design since 1775. Distinctive blue and white porcelain design. At their shop and welcome centre on Amagertorv, Copenhagen, you can see films and antiques, as well as current bestsellers and Christmas plates from 1908 onwards. Their old factory in Frederiksberg is now their factory outlet.

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3. Malene Birger

Clothing designed by the woman dubbed as MTV’s Queen of Fashion in Copenhagen, Malene Birger. She uses a basis of strong graphics, contrasts and silhouettes in a mix of classic and contemporary designs. You can find her shop in Copenhagen at Antonigade 10.

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4. Trollkugler (Trollsbeads)

Started in 1976, Trollkugler is also a family jewelry business and has a shop in Tivoli Gardens as well as at Østergade 17 in Højbro Plads on Strøget in Copenhagen. They use 18-carat gold, sterling silver, Italian glass, freshwater pearls, and precious stones. The story of Trollbeads started in 1976 in Denmark. The first bead was a small bead decorated with no less than 6 “Troll” faces. It was designed by Søren “Silversmith” Nielsen and sold from his father Svend’s jewelry shop in central Copenhagen. Later, glass, gold, gemstones and pearl beads were introduced and new locks were designed making it possible to add or remove beads and experiment with different combinations. They have been exhibited at Sculpture Objects & Functional Art in Chicago and New York.

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5. Pandora

Charm bracelets. An international success story about how a selection of 600 charms, in various combinations of wood and glass, gold, silver, cut in intricate shapes and designs, ibued with precious gems or semi-precious stones, transformed a family run Copenhagen jewelry store into a multibillion-dollar international brand.Blockbuster international success as a jewelry brand

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6. Ecco

Sold in 90 countries worldwide, this Danish shoe brand began in the 1960s. Comfortable and yet stylish, they have been featured in shops since the 1960s.Denmark’s biggest shoe brand, Ecco, has been designing shoes since the 60s. Blending comfort and beauty in a shoe seems to be no problem for this company!

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7. LEGO®

They are not just for children anymore! These building bricks have delighted people for decades and inspired copycat (and pirated) designed in other parts of the world. You can build anything with Legos. Yes, anything! You can also visit the Lego factory at Billund, but there is a store on Strøget shopping street in Copenhagen.

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8. Poul Henningsen

You have likely seen the PH-5 lamp and Artichoke lamp on the television series “The Bridge”. Designer lighting and lamps is a Danish specialty. Poul Henningsen designed these in the 1950s and they hav ebecome timeless functional works of art. Find them in the Louis Poulsen Showroom on Gammel Strand, Copenhagen.

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4 Great Outdoor Places to Enjoy a Drink in Copenhagen

Nyhavn

It is a great place to sit and have a beer or glass of wine and perhaps some tasty food: You get all this and a great people-watching opportunity, too.

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The Royal Dance Theatre’s Café Ofelia

It is a stunningly cool place to sit in chair or lay back on an oversized pillow chair and sip a cool drink on Copenhagen harbor.

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Den Sorte Diamante

Grab a cool drink and some snacks from the café inside and enjoy the sunshine in a lounge deck chair on Copenhagen harbor.

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Café Kreutzberg

Located on Strædet, parallel to Strøget pedestrian shopping street, Strædet has some wonderful cafes on it with umbrella’shaded table and less crowds.

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