Hotel Danmark

June 18, 2017


A few days ago I posted my highlights from 3 Days of Design ( Part 1 and Part 2 ) , but what I haven’t yet shared other than sneak peeks was the place I called home for these couple of design days in Copenhagen. I usually stay at SP34 while in town but this time around Brøchner Hotels happened to open the doors to its new luxury boutique Hotel Danmark that coincided with our stay.  I really wanted to experience the brand new hotel even though it wasn’t yet officially opened so I booked a stay, but I didn’t get to shoot all the spaces for this post that I wanted to (the rooftop terrace and breakfast area were not finished yet for example), which means next time I am in town I could be stopping again for those extra photos. For today however I am glad to share the room that I stayed in and some speak peeks from around the hotel, so scroll down for never before seen photos of the rooms from my perspective 😉

One of the first thing I noticed when I entered my room were the big windows that offer an amazing view of Copenhagen (Tivoli is a few meters away as well) right in front of me. All rooms regardless of size offer the same views, for me light and big windows is a winning point for any hotel room, but also something I value in my own apartment as well ( my new place in Oslo has similar windows and I can’t wait to move in first of July!).  The windowsills are also big enough that when I needed to work I could set up a working spot on any of them and enjoy the view while emailing or editing photos (one of the sneak peeks while I was there was Todays office in Copenhagen where I showed the spot I was working on that day). However the double superior room also offers a very comfortable couch and side tables, a solution I used a lot to work from. 

My bed was comfortable ( to my opinion and liking) with Aiayu  details standing out for a luxurious feel. From the Hollie bedspread to the Heather pillows ( not just in the bedroom but also in the living room and lobby of the hotel), the brass and marble details and designer furniture,  Hotel Danmark offers a unique experience that is very connected to Danish design today.

Generally the hotel was not quite finished at the time of my visit, so there were some details that I expect will be fixed by the time it is officially up and running. I will not dedicate time into listing them, however one the things I would like to see fixed would be the bathrooms that did not feel completely renovated. The rest of the hotel has gone into extensive full renovation and it would be a shame for the bathrooms not to receive the same attention as well. 

When it comes to the lobby there are two spaces that the now famous and much loved wine hour can be enjoyed , while guests are welcomed to sit outside as well but also on the rooftop terrace too. 

Overall and with the exception of a few hiccups that I am sure will be resolved within a few weeks after official opening,  I enjoyed my stay at Hotel Danmark, the rooms were big and beautiful while the stuff was as always very accommodating. If I have any advice is bring a sleep mask, the curtains that are a beautiful cream color are not shielding against the morning light.

Before I wrap up this post, probably I will get this question a lot so this is the perfect time to answer. Do I prefer the new Hotel Danmark or the old and favorite SP34? Both hotels are unique in their design, both luxurious and in a great location but ultimately I find SP34 design more to my style. The fact that it is closer to Metro station is also a plus but the winning lobby and designer bathrooms as SP34 will always win me over.


//Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima

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Frama Studio Apartment

June 5, 2017


I am back home from Copenhagen until Wednesday before I fly to Stockholm ( I will let you in soon about this ), and finally I have some time to look at the photos I have taken during 3 Days of Design and edit them. I have already posted on my Instagram about some of the showrooms I visited but I think my stories are even more fun plus they are always live and in the moment, so if you are wondering where I am and what I am doing, checking up on them is the best place to start! My schedule during 3 Days of Design was very hectic even on the 31st up until the 4th when I left, tomorrow I will be posting about my highlights so stay tuned! 

On June 1st me and Elisabeth were invited to the opening party for the Frama Studio Apartment. The space which is the home of Frama founder Niels Strøyer Christophersen and it is only open for public viewing only 3 days per year during the design event in Copenhagen. I took a few photos of some of the rooms, mainly the bedroom, walk in closet and kitchen and dining room, I wish I had more time to go around and shoot more but between mingling and enjoying myself time just flew before we had to dash for the Menu dinner party later that evening. Niels home is an experience on its own, an impeccably styled space but very inviting at the same time. If you happen to visit next year 3 Days of Design don’t miss the public opening, this was one of the most soulful places I got to see during my stay. 

Unfortunately I didn’t get to visit the Frama store due to lack of time, but I did get to smell the new fragrance St. Pauls and I highly recommend it, I didn’t buy it in Copenhagen but hopefully Kollekted By in Oslo (which is in my neighborhood very conveniently) will stock it as soon as I move , this and a set of Frama hand wash and cream it will be the perfect gift to myself to celebrate my new apartment! 






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Todays office in Copenhagen

June 3, 2017


//Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima

I haven’t posted on my blog last few days, if you follow me on Instagram you already know I am in Copenhagen for a few days now attending 3 days of Design and my schedule is very hectic! In fact I think I am so exhausted at this point that yesterday I felt so sick I had to leave the &Tradition party, and after almost 12 hours of sleep I still don’t feel like myself. Which gives me the time to blog, a little bit of ironic isn’t it. Usually I carry my macbook with me when I go out (even when travelling) since working from a coffee shop is one of my favorite alternative locations, today however I am blogging from my hotel room in Hotel Danmark. I made myself a comfortable spot on one of the big window sills because I love the view, there is nothing quite like working  with Copenhagens city scape in front of you!Hopefully I will be able to get out again today and visit a few more of the showrooms I haven’t had time to visit the last 2 days . While feeling sick is not ideal, I will feel even worse knowing I lost a whole day being inside my hotel no matter how beautiful my room is. I have already posted a few of my highlights on my instagram, plus I am documenting on my instagram stories anything that catches my eye along with highlights of my day, do follow if you aren’t already for live updates. I will be making a post about the hotel and where I have been the last few days while in Copenhagen, it has been very exciting few last days !

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Travel Diaries : Marktgasse Hotel in Zurich

May 16, 2017


//Travel and accommodation was sponsored by Marktgasse Hotel in Zurich.

A few days ago I traveled to Zurich where I stayed in one of the most beautiful boutique hotels the Marktgasse Hotel. If you have been following me on instagram you have already seen some sneak peeks and video stories so you know how it looks, however today I edited some of my favorite photos from my visit and I am going to take you on an official tour! I had a hard time choosing from my photos so today’s post will have a little more than usual, but I think this is a special occasion!

Before we start you can also see some stills from my room in Todays office in Zurich post while for a different point of view check my friends Elisabeth Heier post whom I had the joy of travelling with together.


The Marktgasse Hotel is a destination on its own when in Zurich. Just a short walk from the cities top sightseeing highlights, the lake and the main train station, situated right in the middle of the old town. A building from the 15th century that recently got a comprehensive renovation that carefully and lovingly preserved the heritage elements that enjoy protected status. The result is a timeless unique building that mixes history with contemporary design, from the Mayor AJ5 & Tradition sofas in the reception area and the Gubi Grossman Gräshoppa Task Table lights , Gubi Grossman Cobra wall Light , Gubi 3D Stool , Artek Stool 60, Dante Memoir Hanger while the rooms are equipped with a desk and chairs from Københavns Møbelsnedkeri . There are plenty of magazines to browse through while sitting in the relaxing sitting area at the lobby such as 59 Magazine and Nopi Cookbook along with many travel guides to point you to the right direction while in Zurich.

While in the lobby one can find complimentary Nespresso and a variety of tea served in Kinto teapots and mugs, a small luxury I enjoyed everyday while working in the pleasant environment and planning the day ahead. You can choose to relax with a magazine in the reception area sitting in the comfy Mayor sofas, or if you are like me and like to work a little bit as well there is a variety of options to choose from! In the lobby I found myself usually sitting on the long table so I could have more room to work while enjoying my tea. There are nooks by the windows with computers for guests to use as well while if you like more privacy and less commotion, a short half a floor away you can find the library and the living room.  


When it comes to breakfast, the Delish Cafe juxtaposed to the hotel (the elevator takes you right in the middle of the cafe)  offers a great breakfast variety as well as a great selection of pastries and one of the best lunches I had the pleasure of having in the city. I really liked  the idea of the cafe being open for everyone during and after breakfast, it gave a feeling of casual gathering of the guests along with the locals, probably gathering at the cafe for their renowned homemade cinnamon buns that would disappear by midday.
If it is dinner or a drink you are seeking instead, the Baltho Restaurant and Baltho Bar at the hotel offer great food and drinks! Same concept of openness invites everyone to join, I particularly liked the buzzing warm atmosphere at the bar, were we could be found every night after exploring the city.


As I mentioned before, I showed a sneak peek of the room in my Todays office in Zurich post , and finally today I am able to show more! The boutique hotel in its entirety was stunning, but my personal favorite was in fact my very own room. From the striking original floors, the original and carefully restored painted grey panels that covered the rooms, the big windows to the carefully selected furniture , the room invites you to stay in and relax. I spend as many hours as I could afford on the Københavns Møbelsnedkeri desk and chair working, drinking my tea and trying to take in my environment and the view of the old town from my ceiling high windows ( a total 3 on my corner shaped room). A detail I really liked, the custom made shelf on the wall, used for magazines but more importantly for a carafe that I could refill with fresh water just outside my room on a stone basin. 


 All bathrooms are equipped with Aesop products, it really felt like home since I am using the exact same products, plus I didn’t need to bring with me as many as I usually do! You can ask before arrival for a bathroom with natural light, they usually have marble details under the windows which in my opinion gives a feeling of luxury when you leave your make up bag on! All bathrooms are newly renovated in a black and white minimalistic scheme. 

//Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima

I enjoyed my stay at the Marktgasse Hotel immensely , I would love to visit again next time I m in Zurich for either business or fun! 

A special thank you to the very helpful staff and the General Manager, Olivier Gerber, who all make me feel so very welcomed. 

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