I have for the longest time lived very close to Hannover, without really appreciating what the city has to offer. After finishing school, I would have never considered moving to Hannover, as the city appeared soulless and boring. My dream was to move to Hamburg, which I did. However, now many years later (me being back in Copenhagen) one of my best friends has settled down in Hannover. I must admit this intrigued me to give Hannover another look, as she always talked so highly of all the green spaces, all the things you can see and do, the history and lastly, the people who give the city a certain charme.


if you haven’t been to Hannover before, here are some tips ‘tried & tested’ and recommended by my friend to get proper underneath the skin of the city:

Eat & Drink

Teestübchen - Traditional tee shop & café with a delicious selection of cakes

Markthalle - Local and international food. A place where locals gather. 

Apartment Bowls - Freshly made lunch bowls, as well as smoothie bowls

Probierbar - Cocktail bar with vintage, living room vibes

Limmerstrasse - Street in Linden buzzing with vibrant, energetic life and food places from all over the world

Locorito - The go-to place for authentic, Mexican food with 2 places in Hannover

Seven Sundays - Breakfast club serving breakfast all day

See & Do

Herrenhäuser Gärten & Herrenhäuser Allee - The gardens are a heritage site of the Kings of Hannover.

Don’t miss out on the beautiful fireworks during summer season. 

Neues Rathaus - Probably Hannover’s most famous, jaw-dropping sight.

A beautiful building, both from the outside and inside, with lots of history and the most splendid view from the top.

Aegidienkirche - The ruins of a church from the 12th century.

The ruins are as a symbol and reminder of WW2 and the bombing destroying nearly the entire city.

Maschsee - The artificial lake is the largest body of water within the city.

Maschsee is also famous for the Maschseefest, a several week long festival along the shore.




Photo by Marten Bjork on Unsplash

One of my very best friends and I have not lived in the same city since we graduated from University in Hamburg in 2013. Back then, we already enjoyed traveling together and it was our semester abroad in Shanghai that finally made us really close. With time, we have of course tried to keep in touch and have been visiting each other in the cities we were located in at that time until we were both so settled in our respective homes, that we are now making a tradition out of seeing each other once a year in a “new” city.

I sincerely love this tradition and believe it is a great way to see each other and at the same time experiencing something memorable together.

So end of May, we will reunite in STOCKHOLM! And yes, believe it or not, this is actually my first time (well, besides from a trip when I was 11, which I cannot really remember), which is incredible actually considering how close it is and how easy it is to fly there.

Anyway, we will be staying in Södermalm and we have an entire weekend to experience the Swedish Capital.

Hit me with your best tips! Where do we get the best cinnamon buns? Where do swedes hang out? Where do you get the best view over the city? Anything else we NEED to experience?

xx Nikoline

SMK - Sonja Ferlov Mancoba: "No-one creates alone"

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SMK is one of my absolute favorite photo spots in Copenhagen. Therefore, I was more than excited to be able to see this springs major exhibition Sonja Ferlov Mancoba’s “No-one creates alone” in a preview event hosted by Patriksson Communication. The art exhibition was accompanied by special sounds created by Master Fatman and Jonas Visti adding a whole new level of experience to the exhibition. Very recommendable.

Just booked tickets to Miami

I just booked a trip to Miami in December. Actually, it is the first work trip, that I will be going on with my new job, which is why I am utterly excited. My team and I will be there an entire week for a very exciting project. Of course, I can’t say anything about that part of the trip at the moment. What I can say is that we will also attend Art Basel, which is actually one of the reasons why we are having this project in Miami. Art Basel is one of the most important art shows in the Americas, and the place to be for not only the art industry, but also for the fashion creatives.

I look very much forward to spending a week in Miami, a place in the U.S. I have not been to, yet. My plan is to take one extra day to explore the city, so please hit me up with any tips you might have.


Photos by Jason Briscoe on Unsplash



Even though this universe is mostly dedicated my traveling heart, I cannot help also showing you some aspects of my life in Copenhagen, especially my “new” job and my “new” home. So I hope you will enjoy that this space is not strictly a travel site, but kept a causal sphere for everything I like to share. ;)

On September 1 I started a new job within my company. A job that I had been longing for, for a long time, and worked really hard to get. At times it was frustrating and I have been at the edge of feeling super stressed, as I had taken on so much extra tasks to show that I am right for the job. Now it has been sealed and signed - what a relieve - and you are “looking” at the new ‘Event & Project Manager’ at CIFF. I am so happy with my new tasks, the new title and the opportunities, as well as challenges that go along with it. This is the beginning of a pretty amazing journey. The past few weeks have already been exciting, and one of the highlights was the Baum und Pferdgarten SS19 collection preview event my colleague took me to:


The showroom is one of the most stunning rooms I have seen in Copenhagen, very majestic, furnished with colorful chairs and sofas, as well as with exceptional beautiful wallpaper suiting the new collection, which also represents a colorful universe, very well. Furthermore, Helle Høgsbro Krag curated a beautiful brunch table into the last detail. I mean, just look at that statement flower bouquet. The baked goods came from Lille Bakery - a place that has been on my personal wishlist for quiet a while, and now I know that I have missed out, and the bakery is even higher on the must-visit list. All in all, a very well executed, thoughtful and detail-oriented, yet casual event.

Pride Impressions

I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be her or himself.
— Emma Stone


GL Strand: Vogue Like A Painting


A couple of week's ago, on a cloudy sunday - surprisingly in the string of the many beautiful summer days - I took my friends to see Gl Strand, which houses inside a charming, authentic Copenhagener building.

Inside, on 3 floors of classical exhibition space, Gl Strand takes you on an impressive tour through the archives of Vogue's most prominent fashion photographs by leading the worlds leading photographers.

After delving around enjoying the art and the atmosphere and to end the experience with proper manners, one should not miss out on sipping a cool glass of white wine in the courtyard. 



fun fact: The carpets have been specially designed for this very exhibition, and they are quite something. Check out the exhibition until the 2nd of September. 

Breakfast-Goals: Hyggestund


The other day was the second time I came to visit and enjoy breakfast at Hyggestund, Mikkeller's contribution to the hygge-hype around the morning meal. Except they serve breakfast all all day.

The menu is anything but boring. I would though recommend not to be on a diet, as you will find a lot of heavy, delicious food laughing at your face. We tried to diversify our picks and chose the waffle breakfast, which also includes eggs and bacon, the chia porridge with fruit (I guess we needed that for our consciousness) and 2 kind of donuts, which were so special I can honestly not tell you what was in it, one of them had something to do with beer. The winner was the pancake with sirup - an american classic! What you will not find on the menu, are lots of fancy coffee lattes. They serve filter coffee - period -  for 40 kr, which first made me choke, but then I learned it includes free refill, and since I can drink 3-4 cups I guess the price is legitimate. :) 

Hyggestund is located in one these charming Vesterbro building you would die to live in, and on good days you can also sit outside on beer benches. But on cold cloudy days Hyggestund invites you to sit inside in a cosy, yet simple atmosphere with a clear color fable, which also makes it a treat if you are into "instagrammable" places. 


    3 reasons to go to Hyggestund:

    1. If you are not on a diet ;)
    2. In fact if you are having a complete hangover and just need some greasy fried chicken and donuts to get over it again, this is the perfect spot
    3. If you love a cosy atmosphere, want to experience "hygge" and just want to hang out with friends all day eating breakfast (refill on filter coffee all day)


    Rooftops: Sant Francesc Hotel Singular

    When in Palma do not miss out on finding a rooftop overlooking the city, it is simply magical. Searching the internet, I stumbled across the Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, which supposedly should have one of the best rooftop terraces in Palma. Since I have only experienced this one, I cannot say if it is THE best, but what I can say is, that on this very rooftop terrace, I had one of the best nights in Palma. It was the perfect cocktail of delicious drinks in a stylish atmosphere, an amazing view over Sant Francesc Basilica, great company, amazing light and smooth music surrounding us. It was one of those nights that I wished would last forever. 


    The rooftop terrace is perched above a luxury hotel situated inside a former Mallorcan mansion from 1860s in probably the best downtown location in Palma. Walking in feels very prestigious, and you almost get the sense of trespassing. However, unless you are wearing beach sandals just continue to the elevator which will take you to the top floor. You will instantly be met by a breathtaking view over the historical part of Palma, a true Terracotta heaven covered in natural glow. 

    If you are hungry, you can order some sushi from the restaurant, but simply sipping a drink will do it, too. Prices are, as you can imagine, on the higher end. 


    ARKEN - Museum for Modern Art


    Since my entire family went on a ski vacation over Easter, I had to come up with my own plans for the holidays. Luckily, I still have plenty of things on my Copenhagen bucket list, so it was basically closing my eyes and pointing the finger at the list. However, there were a few things that were extremely high on the wish list: visiting museums! So therefore my Easter became all about experiencing the cultural aspects of Copenhagen. On friday, I finally got to take a trip Arken the Museum for Modern Art, which has also been high on my "creativity list". The weather was beyond amazing, clear sky, only a slight breeze and for the first time it was possible to feel Spring in the air. Perfect day!


    Arken is located in Ishøj and very easy accessible by public transport. From Ishøj station it is roughly a 15 minutes walk to the museum guided by signs. You can also take the bus (if you are lazy or well if it rains). Furthermore, Arken is located by the sea, so when you are done being cultural, you can also go for a nice walk by the beach.


    Besides hosting some really interesting exhibitions, Arken is a true dream for every photographer. I actually enjoyed photographing the space and the surroundings the most, even though I must say that I was very fond of Ugo Rondinone’s dreamscape of 45 lifelike clowns, portraying a single person's day in 45 acts. I don't know there was just something about the play with melancholy, and how he though of capturing how we, humans, actually put on this clown-like role. We are suppose to act happy and cheerful all the time, but then again there will always be those stages of silent moments in between the acts where we need to "rest" and just "be" before putting on the next show. 

    be. breathe. sleep. dream. wake. rise. sit. hear. look. think. stand. walk. pee. shower. dress. drink. fart. shit. read. laugh. cook. smell. taste. eat. clean. write. daydream. remember. cry. nap. touch. feel. moan. .jpg

    The other exhibition that really caught my interest was Alphonse Mucha’s sensuous and seductive images of plants, women and ornaments, which amongst others were used as posters and in advertisement, while making a huge impression on on the city of Paris around 1900. His style is highly recognizable, his mission somehow very noble:

    ...the power of beauty should be spread out into every corner of the city, every cell of every human being. A kind of beauty therapy for city dwellers. - ARKEN

    I got myself a little postcard souvenir, which I framed already, As soon as I have found a good spot in my home, I will show it to you. ;)


    After visiting the exhibitions and almost running out of battery on our cameras, we went for quick detour to the beach, before settling down and enjoying the afternoon sun with a glass of wine at the closely located café Ka'nalu.


    You can read more about Arken and the current exhibitions here, and I hope the pictures triggered a desire to visit this very beautiful art museum. For me, I can only say that it was pleasure and one of my best day trips around Copenhagen so far. 

    Pictures were taken with Canon 760D + 24mm lens by me & with Fuji x-t20 by Toke