20 October 2014

værnedamsvej | copenhagen

As fall and winter are coming closer let's jump back a few months to an amazing summer in Copenhagen. These 8 photos from my Instagram account are from a very special street in the area of Copenhagen called Vesterbro

The name of the street is Værnedamsvej also known as the Little Paris of Copenhagen. French cafes, a French school, cozy bookstores, flower shops, delicatessen and gorgeous facades. You find this and much more in this little street which is a must see when you visit Copenhagen. 

Værnedamsvej Vesterbro Copenhagen © Birgitte Brøndsted

Værnedamsvej Vesterbro Copenhagen © Birgitte Brøndsted

17 October 2014

gustapanino | florence

Gustapanino Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

As impossible as it may sound I had never been to Gustapanino until two weeks ago. I have walked by the place hundreds of times and I have been to Gusta's pizza place, Gustapizza, which is just around the corner, but the sandwich part of the Gusta empire was still to be tried.

If you are an expat like me you know that a great occasion to try new places is when you have friends or family coming to visit you from home and since my parents were here I decided it was time to try a new place for a light lunch. 

There are three absolute great things about Gustapanino. Actually there are more now that I think about it. Let me see: 

1) The specialty of the place is panini (sandwiches) but if you want a real meal you can also choose between a couple of pasta dishes and salads. 

2) Even if you choose to just go for an sandwich you can sit down and order at the table. It's like a restaurant but with sandwiches. This is a rare thing in Florence! 

3) The location: Gustapanino is in the charming Piazza Santo Spirito and you can sit in the middle of the piazza and enjoy your lunch. 

4) The sandwiches. They are really delicious. You can choose between focaccia bread and piadina (a kind of flat bread). There are all kinds of variations and you can even make changes to them if there is something you don't want. 

5) Prices are absolutely reasonable. You pay a bit more if you have your sandwich at the restaurant instead of takeaway which only seems fair. 

6) Service is super friendly and the food arrives fast. 

The perfect place for a quick and light lunch in Florence. 

Via de' Michelozzi 13. T. +39 3339202673

Gustapanino Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

Gustapanino Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

14 October 2014

berberè | florence

Berberè Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

As a single mum with a little girl who has to wake up early and go to kindergarten it is less than rare that I go out for dinner. I prefer to have my restaurant meals for lunch.

An exception was made last week where I finally got to try a new place in Florence. My parents have been visiting and the last night before my dad had to return to Copenhagen we decided to try something new.

We ended up having gourmet pizzas at the newly opened Berberè in Oltrarno. It was a real joy. The menu contained some pretty special pizzas and they tasted deliciously. I went for one of the veggie pizzas with potatoes, spinach, olives, parmesan and fior di latte. Yummy.

The pizzas are a bit more expensive than the average pizza but I think it's justified since you really don't find anything like this in other places. Everything is organic and the menu changes according to the season.

Berberè is also specialized in beer and we did indeed try a pretty special and almost fruity beer.

Service was great and the best thing: The decor is absolutely stunning. Look for yourself below.

Piazza de' Nerli 1. T. +39 055 2382946 www.berberepizza.it

Berberè Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

Berberè Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

Berberè Florence © Birgitte Brøndsted

12 October 2014

florence lately | glimpses from instagram

I hope you have enjoyed your weekend. Here are 16 pics from my Instagram account from the past weeks. See you next week! 

Florence on Instagram © Birgitte Brøndsted

Florence on Instagram © Birgitte Brøndsted

Florence on Instagram © Birgitte Brøndsted

Florence on Instagram © Birgitte Brøndsted

09 October 2014

children portraits florence | fotografa di bambini firenze

Fotografa bambini Firenze © Birgitte Brøndsted

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous family at Le Cascine in Florence. Here are some of the 40 photos they received with their package.

Remember that I am doing my first mini sessions for children next weekend in Florence. They are smaller sessions of 30 minutes and they are limited to one child per session (or group photos of sisters and brothers).

They will take place at Le Cascine and Giardino dell'Orticoltura. You find all the information in both English and Italian HERE.

Fotografa bambini Firenze © Birgitte Brøndsted

Fotografa bambini Firenze © Birgitte Brøndsted

Fotografa bambini Firenze © Birgitte Brøndsted

Fotografa bambini Firenze © Birgitte Brøndsted

Fotografa bambini Firenze © Birgitte Brøndsted

Fotografa bambini Firenze © Birgitte Brøndsted

Fotografa bambini Firenze © Birgitte Brøndsted

Fotografa bambini Firenze © Birgitte Brøndsted

Fotografa bambini Firenze © Birgitte Brøndsted

Fotografa bambini Firenze © Birgitte Brøndsted

Fotografa bambini Firenze © Birgitte Brøndsted