Recent times are not allowing us to do much more then stick our noses in the books. However, we need breaks to get some fresh air ( and this does not mean a cigarette!). Quick Christmas shopping- the best break in the current situation. If you know what you want for presents for you friends- easier, if you don’t.. well.. let me give you some tips:
1) books. always good. 2 excellent bookshops- one opposite the “student house”- architecture, fashion, culture (1st floor), second, near Sankt Peders Straede “Atheneum” ( www.atheneum.dk )- philosophy and fiction.
2) Urban Outfitters- many weird, funny, silly stuff, a bit too expensive though
3) vintage shops- maaannnyyy in Copenhagen, one very cool, cheap and not-that-super-cool ( after Subway near Norreport station turn left and keep going and you will find it on your right side, just go downstairs).
However, Christmas is about getting into family spirit and this is what made me watch ” The Royal Tenenbaums”. First I got a link to this song from my Parisian friend ( yes Vesna, you!):
but then I thought: what is this movie with Gwyneth Paltrow and I got an immedaite response: The Royal Tenenbaums, and ” you have to watch it”. And I did- crazy family arrengments with a bit of literary angle, all in all and well. I would say- good to get in Christmas spirit. Next to Judy Garland and ” Meet me in St Louis” ( this is a Christmas must!).
The undreground sounds of Copenhagen:
5 years if Hyper dub that you can find in Urban outfitters. Around 160 dkk for 2 cds. Makes you feel shaky!
I read about this guide a lot already. It comes up randomly from different people and different places. It was made by designers and independent people about many cities in Europe, Copenhagen is of course included.
If you want to buy it, go to Urban Outfitters, price 220 dkk
Check it out first at their website http://www.cicadabooks.co.uk/GraphicEurope/
Maybe good for a Christmas Present?