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Paint Your Own Pottery for Påsken in Copenhagen

Creating Your own Easter Traditions
Creative Space Copenhagen OPEN ALL PÅSKEN

Påske is Easter in Danish. And traditions for Easter in Denmark, are less defined than other holidays like Christmas. Don’t mess with Christmas. In December, there are a specific set of rituals, recipes and rules to follow. But less so for Easter.

Easter in Denmark is more about the season than the reason. Danes are more traditional than traditionally religious. Easter and spring bring a celebration of flowers and longer days. Everywhere you can buy påskeliljer. Daffodils to brighten up your home. And while some may celebrate with outings to church, many take advantage of the first set of state-sanctioned holidays and get out of town. Almost all businesses are closed from Thursday through Easter Monday, giving people five days to travel.

We learned this the hard way our first Easter in Copenhagen. Hello? Hello? Is anybody around? Streets empty. Shops shutter. Plenty of parking available. That is, if you have a car. So what to do if you do find yourself in town for Påske? You may have to get a little creative.

Enter Creative Space Copenhagen. With two shops, one in Frederiksberg and one in the Østerbro neighborhood, there is plenty of space and a bevy of pieces to paint. For the past two years, we have made it our Easter tradition to paint ceramic eggs. All of us. Even the teens. They may groan, but they go. And they paint. We all do. It has become our Danish Easter ritual.

Paint Your Own Pottery | Creative Space Copenhagen Østerbro | by Oregon Girl Around the World
Perfect spring outing

In town this Easter? Create something fun, with your family or a friend. Check out Creative Space CPH.


@CREATIVESPACECPH
ØSTERBRO

FREDERIKSBERG

Gammel Kongevej 154 | 1850 Frederiksberg C
TLF:  3379 0072

Paint Your Own Pottery | Creative Space Copenhagen Østerbro | by Oregon Girl Around the World
Open all Easter Holidays
OPENING HOURS:

Monday-Friday
11:00 — 19:00
Saturday, Sunday and holidays
10:00 — 18:00
First Thursday of the Month (only Frederiksberg)
11:00 — 22:00

PRICES:

With more than 180 pieces to choose from, there is something for everyone to paint. Prices start at 150 DKK and go up from there depending on the size of your piece. 2018 price for our eggs was 159 DKK. Price includes table space, use of all paints and tools.

CAFÉ:

Offers coffee, espresso, juices, water, wine and beer for purchase.

TIME:

Creative Space recommends planning on two hours to pick your piece, find inspiration, pull your colors (all provided), and paint!

When you are finished, you will pass over your piece. Creative Space will put a finishing glaze on it and fire for you. It should be ready in a week to pick up and enjoy.

Go’Påske to you and yours! Happy Easter from Copenhagen! – Erin

Paint Your Own Pottery | Creative Space Copenhagen Østerbro | by Oregon Girl Around the World

 

Spring means Ice Cream in Copenhagen

ICE CREAM SEASON OPENS IN DENMARK

SPRING = ICE CREAM IN COPENHAGEN

Wait, what? Ice cream season closes in Copenhagen? Yes. In fact, it does, for most local shops. For the vinter. And every year, come the end of February or early March the shops all over town open their doors again. And some offer gratis is. Free ice cream. Or special discounts. And we always grab some. Danish ice cream is good. Happy cows remember? Although recent World Happiness rankings might put Norwegians cows ahead of their Danish neighbors. Moo.

So spring officially began here in Denmark on March 1st. To be honest, that is just a date on your wall calendar. Or ical or phone app or abacus – wherever you figure out what stinkin’ day of the week it is out there.  In Denmark, a few vintergækker blømster, or snowdrop flowers, pushing up through the earth do not equal spring in my opinion. A harbinger for the season ahead, perhaps. But, since the month’s start, we’ve had snow flurries, temps averaging around 4°C and a progression of cold, damp and gray days. That is. Until last week. Finally. It feels a little like spring.

Enter the vernal equinox. Is it just me or is there something sexy about that word. Vernal. Maybe I’m misinterpreting. March 20th is halfway between the darkest December day and the peak of summer. The spring equinox ushers in an equal amount of light and dark on the Danish days. The weather is still not that warm. Per se. But then again, it’s all relative. When the sun is out even at 5°C, put your face upwards and it feels like heaven. Here anyway.

So now it is spring. To me – spring is sprung when the crocuses pop at the Kings Garden. That beautiful purple and white plaid carpet that stretches out before the Rosenborg Slot. NOW. It is spring in Copenhagen. Now we can eat ice cream. Continue reading “Spring means Ice Cream in Copenhagen”

Meet the Locals #1 : Mai-Britt Amsler

Copenhagen Graphic Designer and Illustrator

One of the very super cool things that you need to embrace when you move yourself around the world is opening up to all the interesting people that you may have the opportunity to meet. They make a place what it is. Connect you to it. Share your stories, listen to theirs. Learn. Explore.

Me? I’m a people person. But you may have figured that out. I love swapping stories. Learning new perspectives. Figuring out how your from impacts your here and now. In my new blog series – meet the locals – I wanted to give you personal stories about real people. Connect you to my here. Today I am so happy to introduce you to one of them. Her name is Mai-Britt Amsler and she is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Open letter to my newly expatriated self

So You’re Moving Around the World?

Hello you doe-eyed, adventurous, naive, cute little baby expat you. Hi – how are you? Here in Denmark – we say “hej!” It sounds like Hi. Don’t worry – you’ve got that one in the bag. No accent required. Have you moved yet? No? Ok. So – you are still super excited, anxious, about ready to pop, explode inside and get this ball rolling. About as ready as you were to have your first child at 39 weeks pregnant. People just need to stop telling you how much easier it is when the baby is on the inside and how much sleep you won’t be getting. All you want is to meet this little creature kicking and prodding you and keeping you awake at night. Get out already. That is what it feels like right now before the big move abroad. I get it. You want to start the starting. Move already.

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