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post #1 of 58
Thread Starter 

I decided we needed a thread for this, and I may as well be the one to start it. We've got people all over the globe, and when it comes to travel, it seems a lot of us are on similar pages and enjoy similar things/activities that one may or may not find in common travel guides or elsewhere on the internet. Or, we just trust each other's judgment more. So this is the "ask a local" place where we can get advice from our styleforum friends for when we are traveling to their neighbo[u]rhoods, or where we can ask others among us who have traveled to wherever we may be heading.

 

Inspired by recent questions in RFT re Scandinavia that I too would be interested in hearing about.

 

 

post #2 of 58
x-posting from the Random Fashion Thoughts thread:

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Originally Posted by thewho13 View Post

This has nothing to do with fashion (sorry Fuuma), but since we have a lot of Scandinavian and Finnish posters that check up on this thread pretty frequently, I figured I'd pose some questions they might be able to address pretty well:

I'm beginning to plan for a month-long solo backpacking trip through those weird northern countries whose languages I don't understand at all, and I was hoping I could get some recommendations on landmarks, social activities, you name it. Trip won't be until next year—March or a bit later. I don't really intend to sleep in hostels for the most part (I'd bring a good tent, a sleeping bag, and an insulating pad for the ground), so I'll hopefully save money on shelter that way. Mainly I just want some bitchingly awesome nature and a good time with the locals. I'm also still trying to figure out whether I should make my way through all of the Scandinavian countries (plus Finland), or if I should just pick one or two to see.

I don't really want to derail the thread, so please PM your thoughts if you'd like to share them with me. satisfied.gif


Thanks for starting this up Stanley!
post #3 of 58
for most people here thailand or belarus if they want to meet a woman who will willfully fuck them. that is my reco
post #4 of 58
I did a bunch of recs for Copenhagen not to long ago.

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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I presume you are looking for mens SW&D only?

Goods cph, Storm, Le Fix, Illums, Pede & Stoffer, Norse, Brund, Bruuns Bazar, Mads Nørregaard, Wood Wood, No. 19, Vibskov, US style aka Soulland, Han Kjøbenhavn, A small Jeans Company and Herrernes Magasin by David K (MC), that's all the relevant shops I can remember of the top of my head.

TBS, Svensson etc. is a 30 min train ride away in Malmø, TBS is only open on saturdays though.


Touristy stuff.

Rosenborg, Meatmarket, The Opera, Lousiana, Torvehallerne, Nyhavn, Charlottenborg, Statens museum for kunst, Christania, Ny Carlsberg Glyplotek, Botanisk have.


http://www.visitcopenhagen.dk




Personally I would go later in the year like august/september as the weather is better.

Denmark doesn't have Allemandsret like Sweden and Norway has, where you pretty much can pitch a tent (no pun intended), anywhere you want in the forest.
post #5 of 58
TheWho This is a place to start your research if you plan on going to Norway. Some nice photography as well.
http://www.visitnorway.com/us/

Oslo has a lot of great museums.

http://www.munchmuseet.no/

http://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/no/museumsbygninger/nasjonalmuseet__arkitektur/

http://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/no/museumsbygninger/nasjonalgalleriet/

http://afmuseet.no/

March is pretty glum as it's quite dark and cold and there will be snow most places above 500meters.





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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I did a bunch of recs for Copenhagen not to long ago.


Personally I would go later in the year like august/september as the weather is better.

 

Perfect, as my wife and I are going for a week in early September. A few things I am wondering about:

 

Where is the best place to go out for drinks at night if you're young-ish (20s/30s)? We'd be looking for a laid-back bar, maybe with live music if anywhere has it, and then for later on, are there any clubs you can recommend?

 

If we want to check out Malmø one of the days we are there, is the train the best option for getting there? Anything special there that we should not skip once we are there?

 

Any local traditions/activities that we should try to take part in while we are there?

 

And most importantly, where can I find the best WAYWT wall in Copenhagen?

post #7 of 58
I rarely drink,but I like Lidkoeb, besides that there's Mikkeller, Ourselves Alone, Ruby, 1256, Salon 39 (they have a great burger), Holmens kanal Cocktailbar, Strøm, Biblioteksbar, fermentoren, also there's a champagne bar at Torvehallerne, which is supposed to be good.

I don't think I have been to a night club in 8 years, but Sunday Club is from what I've heard the place to go.

Regarding Malmø take the train, get an orange ticket they are cheaper, if you go on a saturday, TBS is open. (remember your passport)

The only thing I can think of right now is the yearly Crayfish party in Sweden in August (can't remember the date), if you like crayfish it's worth a visit, people sit outside drinking and eating with live music.

Where are you staying?


http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/ is usually pretty up to date regarding whats happening around town.
post #8 of 58
can someone talk about San Fran shopping and dining? the last food/drink talk i can find is about 4 years old.

as for shopping, is it still kind of:
MAC
Unionmade
Maas & Stacks
Self Edge
Barney's
Sui Generis
maybe Archive?
post #9 of 58
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Originally Posted by ghdvfddzgzdzg View Post

can someone talk about San Fran shopping and dining? the last food/drink talk i can find is about 4 years old.

as for shopping, is it still kind of:
MAC
Unionmade
Maas & Stacks
Self Edge
Barney's
Sui Generis
maybe Archive?

Having just moved to San Fran from LA, this is an excellent idea. I still subscribe to the "LA dining and shopping" swd thread and its been great, wish there was one for SF as well...

There's a StyleForum shopping map found here for starters http://www.styleforum.net/a/san-francisco-shopping-map

*edit* only been in SF for less than two weeks and Mikkellers has been a godsend. Great spot for beer, food is pretty good to boot.
post #10 of 58

Here are my recommendations for San Francisco and around!

 

Not meant to be comprehensive -- just the places I like and think are unique to the area.

 

FYI - most of the time, a car or bike will be required for getting around the East Bay. 

 

Mens' Clothing

  • Maas and Stacks - super friendly and knowledgable people who carry some great brands from Japan and Europe
  • M.A.C. - there is also a Dogpatch location that is smaller but more unique
  • Unionmade - heritage + nice Japanese brands
  • Barney's - best dressing rooms ever
  • Self Edge - denim heaven

 

Cocktails (there are much much more)

  • Trick Dog
  • Bourbon and Branch
  • Tradition

 

Beer (there are much much more)

  • Monk's Kettle
  • Trappist (Oakland) 
  • Beer Revolution (Oakland)
  •  

"Finer" Dining

  • Deflina
  • Range
  • Bar Tartine
  • State Bird Provision 
  • Pizzaiolo (Oakland) 

  • Berreta

  • NOPA

 

More Casual / Fast

  • Burma Superstar (SF and Oakland)
  • Suppenküche
  • Dosa
  • Ippuku (Berkeley)
  • Ramen Shop (Oakland)
  • 900 Grayson (Berkeley) 
  • Vik's Chaat (Berkeley)
  • Bake Sale Betty (Oakland)
  • Cheeseboard (Berkeley)
  • Hog Island Oyster (SF and Marin)
  • Grégoire (Berkeley)
  • Tartine
  • La Palma
  • SoMa StrEat Food Park
  • Off the Grid (Berkeley, Oakland, SF)

 

Hole in the wall

  • Shalimar
  • Yamo 

 

Coffee / Tea

  • Blue Bottle (best beans and drip)
  • Ritual (best espresso)
  • Philz (best people watching on 24th st.)
  • Four Barrel (2nd best people watching)

 

Unique stores with Bay Area vibes

  • Urban Ore (Berkeley)
  • Moe's Books (Berkeley)
  • Dog Eared Books
  • Scarlet Sage Herb Company
  • City Lights Bookstore
  • Needles and Pens
  • Paxton Gate
  • Heath Ceramics (SF and Marin)
  • Rainbow Grocery
  • Berkeley Bowl (Berkeley)
  • Vinyl Dreams
  • Aquarius Records
  • Bone Room (Berkeley)

 

Cinema

  • Roxie Theater
  • Kabuki Theater 
  • Castro Theater
  • Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley)
post #11 of 58
that slays. thanks dude.
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Smitten has hands down the best ice cream (super creamy and thick) - totally blew my mind. Humphrey Slocombe has interesting flavors - I really like the Breakfast Blend - bourbon flavored ice cream with corn flakes mixed it (it's awesome trust me). 

post #13 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I rarely drink,but I like Lidkoeb, besides that there's Mikkeller, Ourselves Alone, Ruby, 1256, Salon 39 (they have a great burger), Holmens kanal Cocktailbar, Strøm, Biblioteksbar, fermentoren, also there's a champagne bar at Torvehallerne, which is supposed to be good.

Where are you staying?

 

Thanks. I will make a note to check some of those places out. We don't know where we are staying yet but will probably try to find an airbnb; we are there for about a week, but for the weekend that we're there we have two other couples joining us from England and Germany, so I might try to find somewhere that will fit all 6 of us and just have the extra space the rest of the time. So if there are any neighborhoods you'd recommend or any we should avoid, that info would be great. It looks like I am going to have to book fairly soon as places are already getting snatched up.

post #14 of 58
Downtown, islandsbrygge or christianshavn, I would personally avoid nørrebro, but other people love it.
post #15 of 58

Will be going to Alicante in about 5 weeks, if anyone has any spots they there that would obviously be appreciated, but otherwise I just plan to take some notes and post here :)

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