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To the Danish Coast and Beyond

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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.

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.

Louisiana Musuem, Copenhagen

Sculptures are sprinkled throughout the garden and lawn.

Louisiana Musuem, Copenhagen

Squirtle from Pokémon?

Louisana Musuem, Copenhagen

On the edge of the lawn are steps leading to the sea. A museum can’t get better than this.

Louisiana Musuem, Copenhagen

Not a bad way to spend a Sunday.

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Inside the museum, 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.

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.

Yayoi Kusama's Gleaming Lights Of The Souls Installation

It’s like space, a disco and a funhouse combined into a single installation. Photo Credit: Calvin Sun.

Music at the Louisiana Museum

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.

Getting to Den Røde Cottage

Next, we rushed off to Den Røde Cottage, a Michelin star eatery tucked away in a forest 20 minutes outside of Copenhagen.

Den Røde Cottage

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 at Den Røde Cottage.

Prosciutto and cheese served over a cracker

Den Rode Cottage

Cheese with salted cucumber, radish and rye bread

Oysters with sea salt

Oysters with sea salt

Den Røde Cottage

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.

 

 

 

Virigina, Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah Valley

Day 3: The colors of Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

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We left D.C. in the morning and spent the day driving along the winding contours of the Blue Ridge Parkway through Northern Virginia.

Driving through Shenandoah Valley: nothing but road, colors, and Freedom.

Seas of blue and rolling green in the Shenandoah Valley of northern Virginia.

Virigina, Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah Valley

Pausing to take it all in.

Driving through Shenandoah Valley: nothing but road, colors, and nature.  #Freedom.

Nothing but nature, colors, and freedom.

Virginian ham, apple cider donuts at Apple House, Virginia

George from the U.K. got his first dose of the American fast food experience. It occurred to him that you actually drive through a drive-thru, as opposed to driving pass the restaurant in its entirety. 4 frozen custards and a scene from Lost In Translation later, we made another stop at the Apple House Linden, VA, for sandwiches stuffed with Virginian ham, home-made apple cider donuts, and… Davy Crocket.

Driving through Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

Just us, nature and our little car.

 

Tasty Tokyo

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Self-proclaimed foodies, sensory eaters and dessert aficionados unite. Here’s a quick peek into why Japan is a playground for taste buds and a circus for the eyes.

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