Too many covetable things on Uncovet.
I landed and hit the ground running (cycling). Copenhagen is as lovely as I had imagined, even if I feel as though I have yet to get grounded!
I had a weekend of workshops with David Swenson and today was the second day of a seven day teacher training. I’m feeling a little broken from 12 hours of mainly asana on Saturday and Sunday, and I think I may collapse on Sunday.
Here though is what I’ve learnt so far:
- Biking is nerve-wracking in a city where everyone has been riding bikes since they were kids. Riding around on the ‘wrong’ side of the road has probably been one of the more challenging adjustments of the last few days
- Kiin Kiin offers some of the very best food I have ever eaten. In fact I may never be able to eat any other Thai food again
- David Swenson is everything I’d hoped for
- The Danes have awesome dogs. Really well behaved and cute looking dogs emerge every day from apartments to go for restrained, docile walks
- There is too much lovely stuff to buy in this town
- South Africans are extremely sedentary (even the ones that practice 90 mins of ashtanga six days a week). I feel a little like I am doing Copenhagen bootcamp – cycling, stair climbing, yoga and some walking. Six pack yet? Pass me a pastry
- Copenhagen is really beautiful with its long hours of sunlight, water everywhere and copper-domed roofs. And the people are nice to look at too
It’s D-Day! Finally!
Tonight I fly off to Copenhagen to see some of my very favourite people and to do a 9 day workshop and teacher training with David Swenson.
I of course also have a shopping list as long as my arm … and my arms are strangely long:
Stay tuned for updates (although probably fairly infrequent) from Scandinavia.
The internet kills me. Really. I can’t even begin to count the number of hours I spend sucked into the interwebs, tempted to splash out plastic money and amazed by people’s cool minds and impressive creativity.
Here’s another reason if you need one: Douglas + Bec (via super internet sleuth Lucky Pony)
These, from Henry Horenstein, rock my world a little. It’s love.
Lucky Pony alerted me to the loveliness that is Mariette Bergh. I’m sad that I missed the exhibition in April – my walls are begging for new clothes.
I’ve always wanted a selection of modern trophy heads on the walls of my home. And then I found these and my heart skipped a beat.
Check out Elle Decor here and here.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love tea. It is a remedy for most things.
Images via Zodwa Kumalo
I rewarded myself for standing up from backbends with this Gregor Jenkin table:
I only have four chairs at the moment, but I quite fancy these from Weylandts for both ends:
Or something like these lovelies:
Some home stalking to get me through Tuesday: