Kaktus København a niche store in Copenhagen that specialises in something very close to my heart – cacti and succulents! How lovely? We could definitely do with one of these in Jozi.
All images via Kaktus København’s Facebook page
I am now the proud owner of some Candice Cooper hightops. They make me happy.
I of course now have what can be classified as ‘an obsession’.
Next up black patent leather highs.
One of the reasons I work is to travel. And I’m going to have to keep reminding myself of this as I reintegrate back into the working world after almost three weeks out of SA. Bah!
Anyway. I really, really loved Copenhagen and Stockholm. I was as busy as a bee the whole time (with the result that I feel like I need a lazy island holiday real soon); but it was an amazing few weeks spent yoga’ing, learning, biking, laughing, talking, walking, shopping, spending, eating, drinking, staring, loving Joe and the Juice, munching pastries, thinking and generally feeling terribly lucky.
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.
I do like a little grungy All Saints. And the good news is that there is an All Saints in Copenhagen.