A Jet Set Lifestyle: Meyers Bageri – Copenhagen


I am somewhat familiar to the man behind Meyers Bageri, Claus Meyer (who is also a founder of Copenhagen’s Michelin starred Noma), due again to Iceland. Meyer and Gunnar Gíslason, who is the chef behind Dill in Reykjavík, have partnered to bring the New Nordic food scene to New York City back in 2016.

A friend I made in Iceland in 2015 worked at Dill and told me about the spot in NYC that was opening. And sure enough spring 2016, Meyers basically took over Grand Central. There is the Nordic hot dog stand, then the Nordic Food Hall, and finally the pearl of the endeavor, Agern, a very posh spot to get the best of the best in New Nordic while in NYC each season, as the menu changes seasonally. By the end of 2016 Agern has already received itself a Michelin star and earlier this year (Feb 2017) Dill became the first restaurant in Iceland to receive a Michelin star.

I think you get the picture, Meyers is kind of a big deal, and surrounds himself with other big deals. Now let’s get back on track.


Meyers Bageri has a location just 2 blocks from the Grød location I went to. So though I was full I thought it was a good idea to pick up a cinnamon swirl to have later.

I walked into the tiny little bakery and ordered a cinnamon swirl from the young woman working at the counter. She wrapped it up, I paid, and I was on my way!


Later that evening I decided it was time for a snack and I thought the cinnamon swirl would do just the trick.


Now mind you it was about 12 hours old (if not a bit older, but she did take it off a pan that was on an oven rack, so I doubt much older) by this point and now at room temperature but when I tell you I wish I bought another for the next day I mean it. They are not crunchy and flaky like American cinnamon twists, but they also are not doughy and overly sweet like American cinnamon rolls. Now I have quite a sweet tooth so perhaps people who have an aversion to sugar (who the heck are these people? Trust me, they exist, I’ve met their kind) would still find them “too sweet”. But if you like a good pastry, this should be on your list. I recommend!


Oh! If you can’t get over to Copenhagen, look what I stumbled upon on the internet!


Stockholm history museum

Stockholm’s histroy museum is free and open to the public. I specifically went to check out their section on Viking histroy.

For not having a separate Viking museum at my time of visit (expected to open 04/29/2017) their Viking collection was pretty extensive. I enjoyed getting lost in there for a couple of hours looking at each and every item as well as reading each plaque, watching each video, and listening to each recording made available to me.

I am sorry to say that I didn’t have time to check out the rest of the museum but hunger was calling.

Another plus side to this museum? Free lockers to store your items!

If you care about history at all or just think Vikings are cool check out the museum if you find yourself with free time in Stockholm.

Anchorage Inn 

So the outside looks a but dated. The interior of the rooms have been redone but they still have the old heating system with the knob cold to hot which I’ve learned is difficult to regulate for a baby. Some of the bathrooms have been re-doje. Mine hadn’t. Updated bed linens is a good thing. It was clean and the staff was friendly. They had a pack and play for me. It was the smaller version and it did not have a bassist binsrrt or a mattress sheet. Luckily, I brought a sheet with me just in case. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pics to show you! It’s about a 5 min drive from the city center area.

The Black Trumpet

Headed here for an earlier dinner on a recommendation. I had the mezze plate special which was delish.

I then order the paella which was only so so. Ive had a ton of it in Spain so I’m quite picky. It was a lunch size portion from my experience in Spain yet dinner prices. It tasted pretty oily and the rice seemed overcooked. Or rather, it had been ready for a while and sitting under the heat lamps waiting to get to my table. I was rather disappointed. 

The place definitely as a cozy romantic atmosphere done with dark reds and black. If you go, try to sit upstairs by the windows for the water view.

Popovers on the Square 

This was an ok spot. It was really busy and right in downtown. It feels like a Panera with a similar type of menu: soups, sandwiches, salads, etc. But they also have popovers. (As you’d expect by the name) They had good reviews on Yelp. I’ll start off by saying my gingerbread hot chocolate was excellent! But continue on to say stuck to drinks guys!

Hot chocolate
I got the stew of the day which was actually a chowder, New England Clam Chowder in a popover which I figured would be like a bread bowl. Well they sliced the popover in half instead of across the top and just didn’t look as appetitizing as a bread bowl . Also, the chowder tasted like Campbell’s Chunky style though it was supposed to be home made. Who knows maybe the chef came up with Campbell’s recipe? 

Chowder in a popover

Banded Horn

13-W, 32 Main St, Biddeford, ME 04005

I loved this brewery. I love where you can see the brewing process happening right from the tasting room. It’s large and clean. 

Such a great space
There’s a few arcade games, a Nintendo, and a ping pong table. They’ve got great merch and various styles if beer. As a person who hates IPAs I was quite happy to see some sours as those Belgian Reds Lambics and English Bitters really make me happy. (I do enjoy a stout in the winter!) I tried 3 my favorite being Resolution which I bought a bottle to take home. 

Great taps
Great beers

I wish I had time to hang out. If you’re in Portland it’s worth the drive South.

Great gear! As they say in Iceland: Skål!

The Holy Donut

194 Park Ave Portland, Maine

Checked out the original location on Park Ave. A couch with a table of chairs around a coffee table, 2 2 tops, and about 5 stools make up the seating space for this hugely popular establishment. (All of which are by the door brrrrrrr in the winter– dress accordingly.) 

So so good

I heard about the chocolate sea salt and yes, that was a good pick, u personally wanted to try the holy Cannoli which is a donut and it was good, but not great, finally the young woman and working there suggested the sweet potato either with sugar or glazed. I opted for glazed. 

The Holy Cannoli -good, but i’ve had better

My suggestion pop in for a chocolate with sea salt, but don’t spend the money on a dozen different ones. 


The fries were meh

43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101

Totally not worth it. French fries and a milkshake $18+? No thanks also, I’ve had the fries in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Belgium and I need to say Duckfat, leave your Belgian fries to the Belgians please. I’d be totally okay if you became a milkshake only place though. The original made my taste buds happy. 

Westin Portland Harbor View

157 High St, Portland, ME 04101

Mini checking out the view from above

The staff is very pleasent. The rooms and lobby are spotless. There is valet parking or a garage for around $35 a day. My room was a corner room with floor to ceiling windows. It’s a 15 floor hotel I’m sure the views from the 15th floor are beautiful. Mine in a lower wasn’t so bad. Great in room food options. They have their workout gear rental option for $5 bucks a day. I’d def come back and stay. Honestly, I’d come back for a weekend and not leave my room! Just relax and order in a massage from the spa.