La Molienda - Best coffee in town?

As always, my mission has been to find the best coffee place. With the café con leche - mentality Palma De Mallorca is definitely not lacking on coffee spots. One of my favorites became the rather "off-the-beaten-track" café La Molienda. Located not far from the city center, you still have to walk down some unknown streets to get there. Once you are here, you can't help it but settle down with a coffee and a news paper. 

La Molienda provides you with the finest specialty coffee from small scale toasters primarly from Spain. Cappucino lovers can take pleasure in sipping their favorite drink with minorcan milk making the local experience complete. 

In addition to coffee specialties, La Molienda also serves delicious breakfast, again focusing on the local, organic and seasonal products, such as eggs, bread, yoghurt, cheese, olives etc., all coming from near-by small business.

So is La Molienda the best coffee in town?

It comes very close. Quality coffee is being served in a very stylish environment with great focus on small details, and the food is delicious. Overall a great place to start your day in Palma De Mallorca.

Adress: Carrer del Bisbe Campins 11, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Berlin Travel Festival: What not to miss on the program

Here is to all travelers, explorers, adventurers and curious minds - something special is happening in BERLIN! Don't miss out on a fantastic opportunity to get inspired for your next trip, to mingle with like-minded people or to set your mark on discussions about the future of travel.


In less than 3 weeks I will be going to Berlin to partake in the first edition of Berlin Travel Festival. :) I am holding myself up against my own New Years resolution to travel more to find new sources of inspiration. So, what could suit better than traveling to Berlin for the Berlin Travel Festival, a new festival which brings together curious travelers, forward-thinking adventurers, explorers, and travel-oriented brands.


From sustainability to technology, delicious destinations to local adventures, pioneering concepts presented for the first time to award-winning innovations, the Berlin Travel Festival is a place to connect with industry trailblazers, a new tribe of explorers, and a generation of travelers committed to creating a better tomorrow. - Berlin Travel Festival


The program is completely packed with interesting presentations, DIY workshops, talks and tastings. I have already scrolled through the program endless times, kept myself posted by their newsletter and stalked almost every participating exhibitor to create a sort of bucket list with at least 5 activities/events I don't want to miss while visiting Berlin Travel Festival:


1. Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop by Olla Shimbereva

This workshop introduces you to ways to interpret and view interactions with people different from themselves, which is quiet interesting when traveling, as meeting new people with behavioral patterns different from your own plays a very big role. Yet, often we tend not to interpret and deeply understand this different kind of behavior and also what kind of behavior it may provoke from one self. 


2. A Matter of Perspective by Frank Uffen and Nadine & Tom Michelberger

This presentation gives you an insight into two different hotel concepts, which evolved out of the same idea: "The Berlin-based Michelberger Hotel and The Student Hotel are both design destinations, seek to achieve cozy, stimulating environments for guests and locals alike, and go far beyond merely providing visitors a place to lay their heads." 

Fun fact: I will actually stay at the Michelberger Hotel during my trip, which is why I am particular interested in hearing more about their unique hotel concept.


3. Forbidden Food by Pepi de Boissieu

In her presentation Pepi de Boissieu gives you the political history of what we today now as superfoods. She takes us on a journey of how "each food travels from being a ritual objects, a war weapon, a commodity in the global trade, or a natural good in different ecosystems". For a person like me consuming chia and quinoa on a regular basis, I believe this presentation will give me something to think about in terms of the history and background of what is consumed.


4. Travel as Lifestyle – Rise of the Location Independent by Julianne Becker

Ever since my internship at Coworkation/Transforma in Barcelona 2 years ago, I have been extremely fascinated by the location independent & digital nomad lifestyle. Therefore, I am excited to learn even more about this lifestyle, and maybe find my own personal answers to finally try to pursue this sort of lifestyle. 


5. Street Photography by Jörg Nicht

A talk about travel photography cannot be missing from my bucket list. Taking pictures in new destinations is one of my favorite activities, and I put a lot of planning and thoughts into my photography. It is always interesting to hear from others how they approach new destinations, how they capture moments away and how they edit the pictures afterwards.

Photo via unsplash

Photo via unsplash

So, the above events are my personal top 5, but that being said there is so much more to visit Berlin Travel Festival for. In addition to all the talks, presentations and workshops, there will be tons of opportunities to mingle with like-minded people, talk to interesting travel oriented startups and established brands.

In addition to above bucket list, here comes some facts around the festival, that might be useful as well:


Friday, March 9, 10am–6pm
Berlin Travel Festival Pass Holders & ITB Trade Visitors

Friday, March 9, 6pm–10pm
Vanlifers, Dream Makers, and Adventure Collectors
Saturday, March 10, 10am–10pm
Escape Seekers, Culture Surfers, Gen Yers, and World Savers
Sunday, March 11, 10am–7pm
Mini-Millennials, Culinary Aficionados, and Experience Seekers


 12€ - 38€ depending on the ticket type

Find more info via 


Arena Berlin, Eichenstrasse 4, 12435 Berlin


Instagram:  @berlintravelfestival


Palo Alto Market

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When I thought the Danes were the queens and kings of design & street food markets, Barcelona proved me wrong. The city is full of flea markets, street food markets and creative design markets. My favorite one: Palo Alto Market. This special design market is tucked into an old factory terrain covered in green and flowers in the upcoming area Poble Nou. The market takes place on the first weekend of every month. Head over here for delicious street food, hang out areas, live music, creative workshops and cool design booths. I, myself, could spent hours there, looking at the locals wander around and just enjoying life. Expect to queue a while, but it is worth it!  

My Creativity List for 2018

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New years are all about new resolutions. Like most people I have been thinking about what to improve in 2018. Last year has definitely been challenging, my personal life took a turn off the road, and my professional life is lacking a sense of fullfilment. So basically, I am in a stand point where I need to reinvent my life. For the past years, my new years resolutions have been 'eat healthier', 'exercise more', 'read more book' and so on. Usually by the end of January, I was already back to old habits, tired of myself for not being able to stand the ground. This year shall be different, because this year is about activities and ideas that fuel creativity and inspiration.


I really enjoy going to museums. It elevates the mood and gives you a new perspective on things. Sadly, I have not been good at making use of Copenhagen's (and the rest of Denmark's) wide selection of cultural offers. 

  • Louisiana (again) - this could be an interesting exhibitions considering our digital age
  • Carlsberg Glyptoteket - super instagrammable don't you think? ;)
  • Arken Museum of Modern Art
  • Tycho Brahe Planetarium's exhibitions 'MADE IN SPACE'
  • Gl. Strand
  • The Museum of National History is showing over 200 portraits of famous people shot by Søren Solkær
  • ARoS in Aarhus

Unfortunately Ordrupgaard and Copenhagen Contemporary are both closed for 2018, otherwise they would both be high on the list.  



Attending (networking) events and festivals is fun and challenging. You meet a lot of like-minded people, get inspired by new people, you are kept up with new trends, but you also have to put yourself out there. The travel/creative industry has a lot to offer, and the below "festivas" are those that I would like to cross of my list this year:

Do you know more? Hit me up.



A couple of month ago I moved into my new apartment. The place is wonderful, but it needs a little bit of love. Since I have a weakness for design and interior, Pinterest is of course one of my best friends. I have already gathering a lot of inspiration for how to furnish the apartment. Yet, I want to go further than that and start becoming a little more handy. So eventually, I will have a little serious of DIY projects.  

  • Painting the entire apartment (not so much diy - but it has to be done :D)
  • Setting up metro tiles in the kitchen (well, that is going to be interesting) - I found this great tutorial on one of my fav danish blogs.
  • Kitchen make-over - I am absolutely in love with Reform's front pieces for Ikea kitchens.
  • Bathroom make-over - because every girls need a spa-like bathroom ;) 
  • Self-made hanging leather shelves would like very nice in how I imagine my kitchen to look like



Even though learning new skills seems sort of ambitious in a busy and hectic life, I strongly believe that the intrinsic reward you get out of it is highly valuable. It can be a way to develop yourself, and boost your self-esteem when you discover you are good at something new. Also on a professional basis, it is important to stay curious and keeping the hunger to be better. As there are a thousand skills to learn, I want to focus on the beneath 4, as I believe they can thrive me on different levels.

  • Handlettering - please, can I live off handlettering? :D 
  • Indesign & Photoshop - I know the basics, but for the sake of this blog and because I really like "playing" with these programs, I want to become a pro. Any suggestions on nice courses?
  • Marble Matter - I attended a mini-course during Finders Keepers in December, and I was sold - I need to practice this more and make beautiful posters and textiles like these awesome girls. 
  • Spanish! Oh gosh, how I have wanted to be fluent in Spanish as long as I can remember. I have lived in Spain for 6 months, but already forgot to much. That will change. :)



One of the main reasons I started a travel blog is because of photography. I used to take so many pictures, especially when traveling, and did not know what to do with all this pictures. But lately, with my first year with a fulltime job, it has become harder to just go out and shoot, as well as just travel. This I want to change! Being out with my camera gives me energy and joy, and the post-process, editing pictures, creating collages and mood boards gives me a sense of fulfillment as well. Therefore, I want to...

  • ... make a list of places in and around Copenhagen, I would like to go for a shoot (you have probably guessed by now that I am a huge fan of lists).
  • Make a list of new destinations I want to travel to in 2018 (already high on my list: Marrakech, Lisbon and Paris)
  • Take my baby canon out for a walk at least once a month and try to capture small moments, even if it is just around my house. 
  • Shoot more analogue with this beautiful thing again. 
  • Experimenting with keeping a physical travel journal, as a contrast to my online universe.


Creativity is much about the small elements in life, as well as trying new things that inspire you. I hope pursuing the above things will get me inspired and bring some creativity back into my life. 

What inspires you? How do you bring creativity into your everyday life?

xx Nikoline 

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The Start of the New Year


While writing this, I am sitting in a train commuting from Copenhagen to Hamburg. Train time has something special to it, don’t you think? 

You just sit there and wait until you arrive, while trying to keep your self busy, listen to music, work on the computer, small talk to your neighbor, or just look out the window. I had so many good intentions on how to use these 5 hours in the train, but mostly I have been staring out the window and simply observed the landscape change slowly. A lot of thoughts have been running through my head. About this year, which is about to end - about life in general, where I am, where I want to be. 

2017 has been an emotional rollercoaster. Sometimes, it surprises me how quickly life can change. One day, you have all this plans and dreams, and the next day the path you thought you were walking takes a drastical turn, leaving you lost and confused. It seems almost obscure to leave this year behind, feeling as if you weren’t done with it. Still have stuff to figure out. Not ready to move on. But maybe, just maybe, feeling the pressure of “a new year, a new beginning” can be a good thing. It does force you to look inside, and find the things you want to improve. Whether it is simply being more sporty, eat healthy, spend more quality time with your friends, or working more deeply on yourself, on getting emotional stronger or persue personal and professional change. 

2018 will be the year the year, where I want to focus on creativity. Creativity In all its essence. As a way to refresh. Dig into inspiring aspects of life and surround myself with people that inspire me. The goal is to try to convert the struggles from 2017 into creative outputs in 2018. Not as a way to keep busy, but simply to try to turn the negative into something positive. This past year, I must admit it felt like I failed in different aspects. Life didn’t go as planned. Now, it is time to refresh, fuel my creative imagination and drive to create by going new places, trying new things and move beyond my personal notion of own capabilities and challenge them.

I made a list of activities in/and around Copenhagen, some diy projects I want to do, added some creative skills I want to try to master and listed some new places I want go during the next year. 

I wish you all a Happy New Year, and hope that the new year will bring you the fresh start you need, or that life continues being awesome.

Best, Nikoline  


Playground Coffee


Hamburg is historically speaking a coffee city. The famous Speicherstadt was used for storing goods, such as spices, tea, cacao... and well of course, coffee! No wonder, that the coffee "geist" has spread to the rest of the city and cool coffee places has popped up in nearly every neighborhood.

One of these places is Playground Coffee with 3 stores and a whole sale beyond. They belong to the so called Third Wave of coffee movement, where coffee comes an artisanal foodthing and focus is on good quality, rather than just a commodity - something to be enjoyed fully, like wine. ;)

During my last trip to Hamburg, I had Playground Coffee right around the hotel, and so the place became my caffeine pusher for 3 days. The name "playground" has been thoughtful incorporated into different aspects of the business, from the coffee packaging with playful names drawn, all the way to the playful decor found in the various coffee places.

And what can I say about the coffee? Simply delicious and made with a great touch of love.


The Boilermann Bar


The Boilermann Bar belongs to 25Hours and was opened together with the Neni restaurant in their hotel in Hafencity. Unfortunately, due to a fire, the bar had to close down again and find a new temporary location. The location as you see it in the pictures does not exist anymore, which is a shame, as I loved the rough, rather cool atmosphere of the bar. 

The Boilermann Bar only serves straightforward highball drinks, and I must admit that I was surprised how delicious these rather simple cocktails are. The drinks come in a high glass, with a huge round ice cube - can someone tell me how to make these ice cubes? :)

Today, the old bar has been restored, and Boilermann Bar moved back again. Well, a reason to swing by Hamburg again and try out the old, new Boilermann Bar. :)


Fredericia's stunning showroom

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Here is a special one! Danish danish legacy, Fredericia Furniture, invited their community to a social gathering during 3 Days of Design, where they presented their latest collaboration with Raf Simons / Kvadrat. Fredericia's design classics had been wrapped up in colorful textiles and presented in an exhibition like experience, as only pictures can describe it best.

The event was also the perfect occasion to explore the rest of the beautiful showroom. Walking upstairs you enter something you wish could be your home one day. A beautiful brick stone wall, heigh ceiling and the most stunning terrace with the best view over Copenhagen's rooftops. 

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Palm Tree House

Located inside the stunning garden of Schloss Schönbrunn you find what is one Europes largest palm tree houses. If you have been visiting the palm tree house in Copenhagen you know how you are met with hot humid air that makes your glasses or lenses all muzzy. When entering the palm tree house in Vienna, one of the first thing you will notice is the rather cool climate. The pavillons consists in fact of three climate zones - the "cold", the temperate and the tropical. Therefore, you will also find an exceptional grand selection of species here. For my sake, I have never been that close to a flesh eating plant.