New York Awesomeness

As I already mentioned in previous posts, I went to New York again. An ashcloud delayed it with only 10(!) days, but I made it. I can tell you a hundred stories about why I had an awesome time, but the next pictures will give you a hint of how much fun it was to be back.

The weather was beautiful, here enjoying it in Brooklyn's Prospect Park

The weather was beautiful, here enjoying it in Brooklyn's Prospect Park

Living with Greg, like I did in Copenhagen. Flatmates <3

Living with Greg, like I did in Copenhagen. Flatmates <3

Being reunited with my Amsterdam flatmate who's on exchange in NYC was awesome!

Being reunited with my Amsterdam flatmate who's on exchange in NYC was awesome!

The best museums are in New York, period.

The best museums are in New York, period.

Abundance of good food in New York, even found on rooftops :)

Abundance of good food in New York, even found on rooftops :)

After showing him Amsterdam, my NY friend showed me his city

After showing him Amsterdam, my NY friend showed me his city

Got to enjoy the unexpected. Here a sunrise from a Brooklyn rooftop during my last night

Got to enjoy the unexpected! Here a sunrise from a Brooklyn rooftop during my last night

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One more reason why I’d like to like coffee

I had this one as a draft for at least five weeks, thought of writing about Stumptown Coffee Roasters before paying a visit to at least one. Life happened and I didn’t blog for a bit, but I’m back! A little while ago Wieden+Kennedy tweeted about a New York Times post on a popular, American coffee place opening a pop-up shop in Amsterdam, more precisely at creative advertising agency SID LEE. The article made me want to check out the New York Stumptown Coffee Roasters while being there, and so I did (see picture). Awesome place with the coolest people I have seen in a coffee store to date where it seemed that having tattoos was one of the job requirements!

My drink at Stumptown Coffee Roasters - Ace Hotel (New York)

My drink at Stumptown Coffee Roasters - Ace Hotel (New York)

Last week I returned from New York and yesterday I checked out Stumptown Coffee Roasters at SID LEE, conveniently located only 5 minutes from my house. Although the place itself is of course SID LEE like I’ve seen it before, it also had the nice vibe as in New York. Not only because the baristas seemed to carry that same cool style, but also because they served good drinks and they were playing some good solid rock. The pop-up shop will be open for three months (until 31st July), so if you have a chance to check it out, do it! You can find it here, they are open from Mon-Sat, between 07.00h-19.00h.

My drink at Stumptown Coffee Roasters - at SID LEE (Amsterdam)

My drink at Stumptown Coffee Roasters - at SID LEE (Amsterdam)

So coming back to my title, why am I recommending a place where I don’t even like the main product they are selling there? This might seem a bit contradictory, but I love products that are made with care and passion. Stumptown is such a place. And besides that, they serve a really awesome hot chocolate too :) And I did part in their coffee tasting, if you have to learn to appreciate the taste, than I might just do it in the best place around. I wouldn’t be surprised if they could get me to like coffee after three months.

Stumptown Coffee Tasting in Amsterdam

Stumptown Coffee Tasting in Amsterdam

New York City, I can’t wait!

In a few weeks I’ll be going to New York City for 9 days and I can’t wait! I’m so much looking forward to see my flatmate who has been studying there for a few months now (she will come back soon though). I’m also very much looking forward to be reunited with my flatmate and best friend from my Copenhagen days, who is lucky enough to live in that great city. More recently, I met an American guy in Amsterdam who happens to be back in NY when I’m there, perfect timing so I can join his birthday celebrations! Of course I’m also looking forward to the shopping, Central Park, Williamsburg, museums and just walking around in the city itself. Here’s a picture of me there two years ago…

That's me in Central Park - May '08

That's me in Central Park, laughing at myself because I was stuck in the tree - May '08