Fresh Scandinavian design at Designer Zoo.

Fresh Scandinavian design at Designer Zoo.

Ready for lunch (and a glass of wine) at Brasserie Granberg.

Ready for lunch (and a glass of wine) at Brasserie Granberg.

Welcome to 1+1 Textil in Aarhus.

Welcome to 1+1 Textil in Aarhus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We just returned from our first trip to Denmark and Sweden. Join us as we share a few of our favorite discoveries from both countries.

Now arriving in Denmark—

Designer Zoo—Copenhagen. Stop by this studio and see the latest in Danish design. Designer Zoo offers a varied selection of fantastic ceramics, clothing, jewelry, and furniture from vibrant Danish designers. www.dzoo.dk

Mon Amour—Copenhagen. Some of the tastiest gigot d’agneau (served on top of fluffy mashed potatoes) and confit de canard we’ve had outside France. This is a small restaurant, so call ahead or go early. www.mon-amour.dk

Brasserie Granberg—Copenhagen. Fabulous French food in the Danish capital. We enjoyed several meals here and loved the foie gras, coq au vin, and steak salad. www.brasseriegranberg.dk

1+1 Textil—Aarhus. Take the fast train from Copenhagen and then walk (or cab it) to this charming studio. Artists from across Denmark display textiles, glassware, ceramics, prints, and jewelry. www.1x1textil.dk

Peter Beier Chocolate—Cities across Denmark and Sweden. When traveling, we always brake for chocolate, especially delicious chocolate. Well, we discovered cocoa paradise with Peter Beier Chocolates. This is rich, creamy, and oh so sinful. Perfect! If you decide you need one more fix before heading home, visit the boutique in Copenhagen’s airport. www.chokolade.com

Step inside the Form Design Center, housed in a revamped warehouse.

Step inside the Form Design Center, housed in a revamped warehouse.

D’angleterre Hotel—Copenhagen. Dress in something nice (no NFL t-shirts, please) and step inside this sanctuary of style and elegance. We love the hotel’s luxurious bar—Marchal. Perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and do some people watching. Try to snag a table with a street view. www.dangleterre.dk

Now arriving in Sweden—

Form Design Center—Malmö. Operated by the Swedish Association of Crafts, this is the place to see Swedish and Scandinavian arts, crafts, architecture, and industrial design. Don’t miss the gift shop on the top floor. www.formdesigncenter.com

Per Ljung—Malmö. Gentlemen, get your dapper on at this clothier. Per knows men’s fashion since his days as a designer at H&M and Danish label, Matinque. Today, he owns this shop and dresses Malmö’s most-fashionable guys. www.perljung.se