Meettheresa

Dermalogica ambassador

Theresa Kofoed Jørgensen Dermalogica Ambassadør

Dearest readers,

I am very proud to finally be able to announce this and share it with you! I am the new face and ambassador of Dermalogica Denmark. A title I am very proud of and that I will try my very best to live up to.

Since I was a very young girl, I saw how my mom every morning and evening took so well care of her skin, and always prioritized both routines. I asked a lot of questions out of curiosity, and she always told me this; The best investment you can do is in your skin. These words got engraved in my memory, and I started very young to clean my skin at night and always use high SPF in my face.

Seeing my mom now at age 51 and how her skin is the purest and most beautiful in a natural way, makes me aware of the benefits of what I’m doing. No matter what age you are in, it is never too late, and your skin will thank you for it.

I’ve been testing and testing over the year’s new products out of curiosity, but when I made it to Dermalogica a few years ago, I completely fell in love. I’ve been a loyal customer ever since, and I’ve experienced the differences it does to my skin and how suited the product lines are for each skin. For me, Dermalogica is skincare that actually works, but in it’s purest form.

Therefore, I am very proud to be able to get this title and the responsibility it comes with to be Dermalogica Ambassador. I want to show you how I do my routines, which products I use and in which occasions, how I make my skin the best version and how I experiment with different treatments.

As always and in everything I do, my biggest wish to inspire you guys. And my goal in this role will be to show you how skincare routines should be a luxurious well-being thing that you will enjoy and not an annoying obligation.

Stay tuned for more and make sure to keep an eye on my both my Instagram and Dermalogica Denmark, where we will be treating you with special competitions later today!

xx Theresa

Meet me in Shanghai

Shanghai is the biggest city in the world with over 24.000.000 citizens. Wow! I was expecting the most crowded and overfilled streets and people everywhere, but I was more than wrong. People call Shanghai for “The New York of Asia – the city that never sleeps” and after my visit, I have to be honest and say I do not really agree.  Actually, I was so disappointed in Shanghai, because I had the biggest expectations about this huge Metropol of a city. The reality was, that it felt empty walking around, the streets weren’t busy as I thought they were gonna be and the worst part – the people were extremely rude to us. The taxi’s denied driving with us, no one wanted to answer our questions or help us when we came with a big smile and a translator app to ask. No one smiled, and no one smiled back. Honestly, this is the first time I’ve experienced a slight sort of race discrimination.

We asked the hotel if we did something wrong, but they said no. I really hate that I have to bring all these prejudices about Chinese people being rude to live, but that was truly my experience. Besides this, I found it very difficult how their idea of hygiene is. They wash hands before they use the toilet, not after. Everything and everywhere is dirty – also places where food is contained and that gave me serious anxiety. I’ve been food poison so many times that I was too scared to even try any of the street food.

So all in all – I was a bit disappointed in Shanghai. Especially also since my expectations were very high and I thought it was the New York of Asia! (That city I imagined it was ended up being Hong Kong, but I will tell you about that later this week in a new post).

Beside my disappointments, Shanghai was a great city and had some great spots. I want to highlight some of the best spots I found in Shanghai:

 

The Bund

The bund is the promenade of the Huangpu river where you see the beautiful skyline. Due to the pollution, it is much prettier at night where you more clearly can see all the beautiful lights in the buildings! There are many restaurants and bars where you can enjoy the view, I’ve listed some of them below.

 

Hakkasan

The well-known Chinese restaurants Hakkasan should be EVEN better in China and I can confirm!! We had the best dinner I’ve ever had at a Hakkasan while looking at the Huangpu river and all the buildings.

 

Mercato by Jean-Georges

This Italian restaurant was my favorite night in Shanghai! We had the most amazing dinner with an even more AMAZING view! I am obsessed with city lights and to experience dinner like this, was absolutely a dream. My biggest restaurant recommendation in Shanghai is Mercato.

I traveled around in China with one of my dearest friends, Lee Levi.

 

POP bar East terrace

After enjoying a wonderful dinner at Mercato, you can visit the POP bar East terrace in the same building on the 7th floor. Here you get one of the best views of The Bund and the interior is really cool.

 

Jia Jia Tang Bao

For the best Bao, you need to visit Jia Jia Tang Bao. Its very local and not fancy at all, but the bao’s are to die for!

 

The old city of Shanghai

To experience the old culture of Shanghai, you can visit the old part. Here you can visit the City God Temple of Shanghai. You can try different delicates while walking around in the old streets. It’s quite touristed, but you get a good idea of how Shanghai started.

 

Nanjing West Road

Nanjing West Road is the main shopping road and one of the busiest places I visited in Shanghai. You find everything from high street to high fashions shops and in huge sizes. This is the closets (and only) New York vibe I got while visiting Shanghai.

So all in all, I was very happy that I got to meet Shanghai and experience this huge city, but I have to be honest and say I was not that impressed. Shanghai has some greats places, restaurants, bars, gardens and temples to visit, but the culture and vibe were not for me. After Shanghai, we went to MACAU!!! Stay tuned for my thoughts and best recommendations in a new post about Macau tomorrow!

<3

 

 

Soon you can meet me in… CHINA

Yes, you saw it right 😉  I’M GOING TO CHINA!!!

I have never been to Asia before and am BEYOND excited to get this opputunity and to see another part of this world I am living in!

First stop will be Shanghai, then Macau and the Hong Kong. I am bringing my dear friend Lee Levi who have been in China many times before, but this will be all new for me. We are leaving from Denmark this Monday and I just came back from the embassy and finally everything is in place now! It’s been a bit more difficult to get the business VISA as I need since we are going to do both business and pleasure there. I will tell you more about this later on..

I can’t wait!!! CHINA I AM SO READY TO MEET YOU <3

xx Theresa

Hunkemöller sportswear

By following me, you probably already know I priority my workout very high. I love how it makes me feel and how it makes me look. I feel much better after a workout and I get so much energy from it!
Also, I love to create a balance between my big heart for good food and to stay in shape. 

I think it’s very individual what timeslot during the day that suits each person best to work out. I experienced that from 10-11 or 11-12 is working the best for me! I can get up at least two hours before, have my coffee in peace while watching some danish morning TV, quickly check my emails and do a walk with Alfred. I work out three times a week at least and there is for sure days that are easier to get there, than others – and that is completely normal!

But that is all about motivation! Once you get there, it isn’t that bad at all, right?
The best motivation for me to go for a workout is when I have some cool sportswear. Do you know that feeling? When your gear is on point, you feel much more motivated and it gives you more energy for your training!

I sometimes find it hard to find some sportswear that looks good and actually works well. By working well, I mean giving you support and good quality to breathe through. Did you know Hunkemöller started making sportswear? The sportswear itself is looking SO GOOD and fashionable, and from their knowledge of making bras, they know the importance of a good support. That is why they decided to sort the sports bras into three levels – 1, 2 and 3. They even did a test online where you can find out your exact size and recommended level! How COOL and convenient is this???

I almost always go for bigger support as I do boxing, but for some reason, the sports bras with the biggest support always look the most boring. That fact Hunkemöller now proved wrong! Click here to have a look at the super chic collection of sportswear and cool sports bras – in any size and level!

Here is my favorite outfit from this collection:


Shop pants here


Shop sports bra here


Shop pants here


Check out all the styles here


Shop pants here


Shop crop top here

 

Check out all the other styles here, and go KILL your workout!!

xx Theresa

 

This blog post was made in paid collaboration with Hunkemöller

Meet me on Ærø

A typical family day on the beach

Ærø is a small island in the southern sea part of Denmark. Around 6000 live on the island, but in the summertime, a lot of people from both Denmark and other countries come to visit this hidden little treasure. For me, Ærø has always been a part of my life. My moms family comes from Ærø and my grandfather grew up on the island and some of my mom’s cousins still lives here.

My family has summerhouses here and every summer they meet on this island to spend time together! They also have a tiny summerhouse on the beach where they spend almost the whole day paddle boarding, surfing, chilling and make a big barbecue ON the beach for dinner. Quite magical!
Alfred is spending almost all summer here with my parents and he looooves it. It’s a perfect arrangement because then we can travel around me and Nico. This summer was the first time I brought Nico when we had to pick up Alfred before going home and to see my family.
If you think about having a real “Danish summer” on one of the small islands, I can really recommend Ærø! I made a list of things you need to do when you visit:

 

Beach

The beach is really nice in Ærø and you have two seasides – one is the oceanside with waves and the other side is facing the harbor and is with no waves and actually really hot water – perfect for kids! You can also see all the cute beach houses, our house is in Marstal and is the light pink one. If you walk by and see my parents, you have to say hi from me 😉

 

Ærøskøbing

The island has three “big” cities – Marstal, Ærøskøbing, and Søby. The city Ærøskøbing is maybe the cutest city ever! Every house looks like this and everything is kept since way back in the days. There’s even still a man walking around in the morning and afternoon telling the news as they did back then! 

 

Ærø “Æggekage”

Literally translated its egg cake 😉 It’s a known thing in Denmark, but they are especially famous for it on Ærø. My recommendation will be to go to Hotel Ærøskøbing, I looove their Æggekage and it’s a really cute and cozy place. 

 

Barbecue on the beach

Spending the day on the beach is always nice, but spending a summer night on the beach is really magical. You will have the sea on both sides and enjoy the nicest sundown (and in Denmark the sun goes down quite late, which means even more sunny hours). 

 

Going on the water

You need to rent a boat and explore the island from the sea. If you are committable with sailing, you HAVE to visit some of the smaller islands around Ærø – I recommend Langholmshoved and Storholm (especially the last one). You simply won’t believe your eyes. The water here is like being at Formentera on Ibiza – SO clean, crystal clear and only white sand. And there is no one else than you – max a boat or two 100 of meters away. This is one of my favorite places on the earth to go.

Look how clean the water is!
Two very cute sailors

 

Marstal Maritime Museum

Believe it or not – but I love museums. Especially if the theme is maritime or war – and if art – installs. This museum will guide you through the history of sailors from Ærø and all their stories which are so interesting. There are rooms with speakers, light effects and a real ship you can walk into, while they tell the interesting story of Bonavista. 

In one of the rooms, you will see a very emotional picture for me of my grand-grandfather. He was a sailor in the 2nd world war and when the Germans came to Denmark, he had to sail his ship to America to hide it. He said goodbye to my grandmother not knowing when they would be able to see each other again. Or if they ever did, unfortunately, a lot of sailors never returned from the war… 

This is the picture – the guy on the left is my grand-grandpa.
And this is the house they lived in – it’s called Mizpah


Shortly after he went away, my grand-grandma found out she was pregnant with my grandpa. With absolutely no communication at all, she gave birth and raised my grandpa by herself. The whole time my grandmother was waiting for him, without ever knowing if he would return or not, but she believed it so hard in her heart and didn’t listen to anyone else. 6 years later when my grandpa was just turned 6, he returned from the war and met his son for the first time. 

This story gets me so emotional and really fills my heart with warmth. I get goosebumps thinking of how much love, trust, and loyalty they had for each other. They have my deepest respect and I’m so proud of what an example they are.

I talk to my grandparents almost every other day. I learned them facetime now, but I can only call them haha 😉 They think it’s so fun and they love to see Alfred. Whenever I go back I always spend time with them, they tell the most amazing stories and there the whole perspective of life is so refreshing and inspires me a lot. 

My grandmother would be so shocked if she knew how easily we give up on love nowadays and just swipe on to the next in line. We keep looking for something better and new, instead of keep looking for the best in our partner and develop together. True love and loyalty, is the most precious and beautiful thing for me. 

Well….. This post ended a bit different and emotional, but I hope you liked it anyway and sharing my story gave you something to think about. And you know what the best part is?

Today my grandparents will come HERE TO ROTTERDAM TO VISIT ME!!!!

I cannot explain how overly happy, emotional and excited about I am about this! They really mean the world to me and I cannot wait to show them my life here and spoil them with love, good food, and good wine! I am even half crying writing this haha. I will take my grandpa to the marine museum and my grandma for a real Dutch high-tea. And spend hours and hours of talking and just listing to their stories and highly valuable wisdom from living an incredible life in another time. I learn so much from them and they always develop my perspective. So might be a bit more offline than usually, but know you know why 😉

May you have the best weekend!

Cheers, to love  <3  

Taking a nap while my bodyguard Alfred is fully on duty

Paris fashion week

Goodmorning from the Thalys train! It’s almost 8 o’clock and I just got on the train for Paris. I am sitting here with my grande soy latte and doing some work. From Rotterdam to Paris it only takes two and a half hours by train! How cool is that 🙂 And instead of going from the airport all the way into the city, you arrive at Paris Du Nord in the middle of Paris – I love it!!

Anyway…  I am going to Paris for a short but very exciting trip! I will for the very first time attend the fashion week and see a few shows, showrooms and go for an event as well. Follow my trip on my instagram and I will keep you posted 😉

Enjoy your weekend!!!!

xx from Paris

 

Picture is from my last visit in Paris this February, when Nico surprised me for Valentine with a weekend in Paris and Disneyland. Best trip ever!!! (And heavy pressure on me for this coming Valentine now ha ha)

ASK ME ANYTHING

 

What’s your biggest dream in life?

To create my own healthy little family, to achieve my business goals and to explore the world.

 

What kind of music do you like?

I like a lot of music actually! R&B, hip-hop, pop, jazz, and soft house. There is nothing like good music to give you energy!

 

How does your morning routine looks?

Did a really short description here, but since I got many questions like this I should maybe do a video of it one day!

 

Mention the three most iconic items in your style?

Shoulder-padded blazers, sunglasses and everything denim.

 

Describe the best day of your life?

My wedding day. Without a doubt. Cannot tell you about this shortly, so I’m planning a post about it very soon!

 

What’s your goal for your blog/company?

To create good content and value for my readers, to discover more places around the world and to develop my entrepreneurial side more.

 

What do you find attractive in people?

The most important thing for me is a good energy. It doesn’t have to be same as mine and we don’t need to have the same interests etc., but a good energy is everything for me. It’s something I learned these past few years, that the energy of the people around me really effects me. So I try to use all my energy on the people around me that bring a good energy and give back the same vibe.
Besides that, I get attracted to humor, intelligence, passion, talent, and people that are confident with themselves.

 

What do you find unattractive in people?

Jealousy. Lies. And when peoples perspective is really small.

 

What kind of education do you have?

I already answered this question on Instagram, but I thought I would bring it here too. I have a project coordinator education and did a long internship at Telia Parken (the national stadium in Denmark), where I kept working for years after.
After that, I did a bachelor degree in Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

 

How do you get so confident?

I’m a confident woman and I’ve always been.  It’s a combination of how I’m raised and how I decide to see myself. In the end, It’s always up to ourselves if we think we are “good enough”. That said, I can, of course, get insecure like every other girl can!
As I got older, I got even better at not being so hard on myself. To ask myself, “Is it really worth it to be this hard on myself for something?”. And “Is there something I can do about then?” If yes, I will do it – If not, then I find peace with it. Because then I decided there is nothing to do about it and WHY would I then use more negative energy on it?

I think it’s generally a good thing to ask yourself the question: “Is there something I can do about it?” If yes, then DO IT! If no, then make peace with it.
Honestly, it’s easy to say, I know, but it works for me. It’s something I would tell the “younger me” if I could. Along with the words: “Everything will be okay. Don’t stress so much. But keep on going!”

 

By this fine question, I will end this Q&A. I hope you enjoyed it and got a lot of answers.
I know I didn’t answer all questions, but they still gave me a good indication about what you are interested in knowing more about for further on. I will also consider doing videos about some of the most asked questions – my closet, my workout, and my skin routines!

 

Have a lovely Sunday,

xx Theresa

Meet me in Barcelona

Last week I spent four days in Barcelona. It wasn’t my first time, I’ve been to Barcelona two times before. To be very honest, I haven’t been too excited about Barcelona before. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the city and especially the weather – but I’ve been to a lot of places that I found more interesting than this city specifically. I never really got why people were so hyped about Barcelona, but to be fair I didn’t spend that much of time there as well.

Well… This trip truly proved me WRONG! Wow. I’ve seen a whole other side of Barcelona, that I haven’t seen before and I must eat my words and say wow. This city has so many amazing places and I really came to love it!

Reason why? Like every other city in the world, you need to know where to go. I constantly meet people who been to the most magical cities as I have, and they completely hated it. And almost always, It’s because they didn’t know where to go. A girl here from Rotterdam was going to Copenhagen this summer and I was so excited for her to enjoy (as she really likes good food and there you have a lot of nice places). I probably talked it up, but I was so sure Copenhagen could deliver anyway. Well… She came back and was very disappointed in the places she went. I really couldn’t understand, as we have quite similar taste in things – but then she told me which places she went and everything made sense. She visited all the “wrong”, very touristic places and I really understand she is quite disappointed now.

My point is, you can go to the same city and have totally different experiences. That is was what had happened to my perspective of Barcelona. And that’s why I believe that in almost every city there will be something that you’ll love, you just need to know where to go. That’s also why I love to share my favorite spots with you always, and hopefully give my readers the best experiences when they go!

This Barcelona trip was hosted by CAVA GROUP, which is a company that provides many of services around the world – one of them is being a host when you travel. Different from other travel agencies who also plan your trip and books everything, CAVA GROUP has a 24-hour host service that you always can reach out to and they can fix ANYTHING. And by anything, I really mean anything and very last minute! Besides that, the hosts that provide the service for you are experts in the city they are in.

This is the reason, I got to see a whole other Barcelona than before and why traveling with a company like CAVA GROUP, adds so much value to your time on vacation. Them fixing everything and taking care of everything, really made my short trip SO relaxing and perfect. I used all my time and energy on just enjoying some girl time with my old and dear friend from Denmark that I don’t get to see so much, because we are both busy girls and all around the world.

I will of course share with you some of my best tips now!

 

Cecconi’s

As you might already know from my previous hot spots, I really love Cecconi’s. I actually didn’t know that they just opened in Barcelona, it was our CAVA GROUP host who told us and made a reservation in two seconds on a Friday night! Really impressing. She read my blog and read that I love pasta and Cecconi’s, so she told me as one of the first things when she picked us up at the airport – how cute is that! Her name was Olga, and she was such a nice girl.
Anyway! It’s an Italian restaurant and the food is SO yummy! You need to try if you like Italian food. And just to let you know, it’s located at SOHO house Barcelona where you have to be a member, but you do not have to be for visiting the restaurant as a lot of people think. Bon appétit!

 

Boca Grande

This was the only restaurant in Barcelona that I’ve been to before and I really, really like this place. Or house, because it’s actually a house. You have the main restaurant and two different bars inside. They serve the most wonderful seafood and tapas, along with some of the best cocktails I’ve had. The cocktail called “The Killer” might be my favorite cocktail ever!! Go there for dinner or just a drink, but make sure to book in good time because it is very difficult to get a table! Or book through CAVA GROUP, they fixed the reservation in 5 minutes!
Another really fun feature is the bathrooms there. I will not say too much, just go there and you will know what I mean 😉

 

PARCO

This place I have no words for. Once again, our host from CAVA GROUP advised us to go there and from the outside, it really doesn’t look like much. I was a bit skeptic and also when we came in. It was a really small place and this guy comes to welcome us with dreadlocks. Nothing bad about dreadlocks – but I mean, we are at an Asian Fusion restaurant? This is not what you expect to see right? 😉 Anyway, this guy I later find out is actually the owner haha! (Never judge a person by the looks! Lesson learned)
He started out by keeping the menu cards in his hands and asking if he could just bring us food and see if we liked it. I’m always the annoying type who never takes the set menu but likes to pick out the dishes myself. He kept saying we should give him a chance and if we didn’t like it – he would take it back and take it off the bill. I honestly still wanted to pick out myself, but I didn’t want to be rude haha! So we said okay.

Ohhh. My. God.
I never tried so good Japanese food and sushi. Not one single dish was sent back but reordered many times. One dish we ordered three times haha! This place was something else and NOT something I would ever have found without our host. If you read this Olga, THANK YOU so so much for this experience <3
If you like Asian food and sushi, you have to go here! I’m very sure, you will love me after.

 

Flex & Kale

To something very different – Flex & Kale. This very trendy vegetarian place is something there is a big chance you’ve already seen on some other bloggers Instagram. Because this is like glue for every blogger and Instagrammer and I must say that the hype is deserved. The menu card is so big and offers the most delicious vegetarian food. We choose the taco’s, mini-burgers and kale chips. So if you are into really healthy food, this is a nice place to go for you! And if you are bringing your boyfriend who doesn’t like to eat only plant-based, tell him there is also seafood! 😉

I once wanted to bring Nico to a place like this and he said it wasn’t really for him this plant-based-only food and I said OK, let’s just go get a burger. We went to the vegan place and I bought him the burger without telling him it was vegan and contained no meat or real cheese at all – he said “Oh, it tastes a little different this burger but I really like it” hahaha. I waited till he was done and told him it was actually the vegan place and the burger was vegan, he didn’t believe me 😉 So apparently if they make the vegan food good, it’s not that bad! And that they sure do at Flex & Kale.

 

This was some of the places we went for our little girl trip and I hope this information can benefit you if you go to Barcelona. My whole view of the city Barcelona changed a lot after this trip and I’m definitely a fan now!

Thank you for showing me Barcelona’s best sides, CAVA GROUP. I will be back very soon!

 

This trip was made in collaboration with CAVA GROUP.