Today we ventured outside of Copenhagen to concoct the most perfect love child between art, nature and food.
Our first destination was the Louisiana Museum, a mecca of contemporary art that had been highly, highly recommended by a friend. From Copenhagen, we took a 40 minute metro ride from Central Station to the town of Humlebæk.Plopped in the middle of nature with a huge sculpture garden in the back, and the sea to our backs, Louisiana Museum is sensory explosion.
Sculptures are sprinkled throughout the garden and lawn.
Squirtle from Pokémon?
On the edge of the lawn are steps leading to the sea. A museum can’t get better than this.
Not a bad way to spend a Sunday.
Inside Louisiana, I was hit with one of my favorite installations: Yayoi Kusama’s Gleaming Lights Of The Souls. I’d seen this piece in New York, but walking into the darkened room of lights and infinity mirrors was just as mesmerizing the second time around. Photo Credit: Calvin Sun.
It’s like space, a disco and a funhouse combined into a single installation. Photo Credit: Calvin Sun.
Outside again, we were greeted by possibly one of the coolest contemporary jazz concepts I’d ever seen. As music drifted in, out and eventually encased the entire lawn, we realized that the beats were coming from this 2-man band. They were essentially a living, moving surround sound system.
Next, we rushed off to Den Røde Cottage, a Michelin star eatery tucked away in a forest 20 minutes outside of Copenhagen.
The restaurant is housed in a 200-year-old cottage converted from a hotel for bougey tastemakers in the 1800’s.
Prosciutto and cheese served over a cracker
Cheese with salted cucumber, radish and rye bread
Oysters with sea salt
Dinner, good conversation, then back to Copenhagen for a night out at the bars. Couldn’t have asked for a better end to a great day. Photo Credit: Calvin Sun.