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Celebrating Sandra’s 10 years…

Posted on 25 May 2013

Sandra joined the salon in April 2003 aged 18. She has worked her way up (she is now a Principal stylist) and in April of this year we celebrated her 10 years with the salon.

Sandra, and her husband Joaquin, joined Kell, Jacqueline and Blue at The Pig Hotel in the New Forest. The Girls enjoyed some wonderful pampering whilst the Boys went of mountain biking.  We had celebration drinks in front of the log fire, a wonderful dinner, a great nights sleep in the old stables, an invigorating walk in the New Forest and a fun game of croquet on the lawn!



Our Guide to Copenhagen

Posted on 6 March 2013

We love Copenhagen and always look forward to our visits there.

Here are just a few places we recommend.  It is by no way an exhaustive list, simply places we like and enjoy.

We add places each time we go, so do come back and see what’s new.  

Our last trip was in June 2013 and we will be heading back soon – do let us know of any other places worth checking out and adding to the list!

Restaurants – booking for all places is advisable:

Brasserie Nimb
Situated in Tivoli.  Nice dining room – great food.

Restaurant Sankt Annae
Traditional Danish restaurant – great for lunch – been there quite a few times now and always order too much!

Royal Café
Situated in a small mews between Illums Bolighus and Royal Copenhagen

Eat Smushi and Flaesketegsandwich (roast pork sandwich). Drink Nordguld Aquavit!

Great restaurant in the old meatpacking district – don’t be put off by the location or the décor, the food is fantastic.

Last time we drank a lovely Austrian wine which went great with fish  – 2009 Grüner Veltliner ‘Strasser Weinberge’,

Another restaurant in the meatpacking district whose philosophy is to use the whole animal from Nose2Tail! They use free range and organic animals sourced from local farmers.  Try “The Plank” for starters – a wonderful sharing platter.

Formel B
Heard lots of good things about, but not been there… yet!

Some of the best modern smorrebrod – they do takeaway too!

Traditional Danish lunch – open Tuesday to Saturday – really good ingredients – always busy – must book.

Told & Snaps
Traditional Danish Smørrebrød with a fantastic selection of home brewed Akvavit!

Sticks N Sushi Tivoli
I know we have Sticks N Sushi in the UK now, but the one in Tivoli Hotel is quite special with a fantastic Sky Bar and views across the city.

I couldn’t write a list of restaurants in Copenhagen without including Noma – if you are lucky enough to get a table, then go – even if it means remortgaging the house!


In Humlebaek – 30 minutes away by Train.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Our favourite museum – great location, beautiful building, good food!!

Restaurant Sletten

Local to Louisiana Museum – another great location with simple, fresh great tasting food.

Shopping / Museums etc.

With the advent of the internet, there is not much that is not now available in the UK and with the current exchange rate (Jan 2012) some items are actually cheaper in the UK than in Denmark!

Out of the big stores, Illum, Magasin, Normann Copenhagen and Illums Bolighus are all favourite’s.  Plus there are lots of individual fashion and design shops.

Visit Torvehallerne food market – a great place to stroll around and admire wonderful produce.

We love the National Museum, a nice light building, not too big and some great exhibits.  Currently the wonderful Vikings!  If you don’t make it to Copenhagen before the end of November to see this exhibition, the fear not, it is coming to The British Museum.

Like Tea? Then a visit to Perchs Tea Shop is a must – the smell when you walk in is amazing.

Public Transport is great.

The Metro from the airport is the quickest way to get in to town from the airport.

The S Train and the Metro are great ways to get around.

You can buy a travel card which makes it much cheaper.

Copenhagen Airport is great – lots of last minute shopping ;-)


We have never stayed in a hotel in Copenhagen, as we are always lucky enough to stay with friends.

Whilst we cannot recommend them personally, we have heard good things about…

Hotel Guldsmeden 

71 Nyhavn

Hotel Nimb