I’ve just spent 48 intense and exciting hours in Oslo – travelling from Copenhagen to the Norwegian capital this Monday:
The occasion was to help bring the Velorbis of Copenhagen lifestyle brand efficiently into the Norwegian market – or more precisely – to help the Norwegians bicycle with Even More Style :)
I was so lucky to borrow this Velorbis Scrap Deluxe bike from Sweet Anja at Ask & Embla, a superb shop on Grünerløkka offering a selection of independent Scandinavian labels.
This store has become my default stop for shopping every time I’m in Oslo.
Quote from Yelp.com
Ps. The bike photo above is taken 10 seconds before I’m lovingly kicked out from a luxury shopping center at Karl Johans gate… not legal to bring your bike inside.
Well, blame it on my Mama, she always taught me it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission(!) (O;
Grünerløkka is an exciting part of Oslo, ranging from exclusive designs, hip thrift stores, cool cafes and gourmet food. Reminds me of a mix of Copenhagen Vesterbro & Copenhagen Latin Quarter.
The picture below shows the raw and enticing back entrance to Vulkan Mathallen Food Hall, a gourmet market which I’m tempted to name The Fascinating Sister of Copenhagen Torvehallerne. Fresh shrimp and crab – OHHH how I miss Norwegian fresh seafood sometimes.
Speaking of Torvehallerne – remember our classic guitar musicians, having a concert at the Copenhagen Guitar Festival?
I advised them to go for lunch at Torvehallerne. And here’s the fresh review from Rory, Aquarelle Guitar Quartet:
Your recommendation for lunch was spot on. We had an amazing duck baguette, and a hugely appreciated beer! The market is incredible. So much extraordinary produce and presented so beautifully. I could have spent a fortune…but only walked away with a full stomach and some chocolates from A Xoco!
Back to Oslo; here I am just by Karl Johans gate, the main shopping street.
And right now when publishing this post I’m back in my Copenhagen home, sending my love to Oslo and all the sweet persons I met during the short and SO lovely stay.
Peace & Blog Love,