a bit about Priscilla
What do you do and why do you do it?
I am a junior digital marketing specialist with a passion for fashion. Currently I work for a fashion platforms that connects local boutiques on an online platform, hereby supporting and stimulating the local economy.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?
Selling donorships for a charity on the street.. Fuck, that was horrible! It was especially bad because I knew that my bonus for getting new signees in, was higher than the amount signees would donate. All in all, just a very shitty job! I wish this way of getting new signees would be abandoned, it's annoying for the people on the street, and it's horrible for the guys doing the job.
Were you born and raised in Copenhagen? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Copenhagen?
I was born and raised in The Hague, The Netherlands. The place where my Dutch dad and Indonesian mom met, and got this little troublemaker. After having spend my entire life in The Netherlands, I felt that it was time to do something different. I moved to Copenhagen to educate myself and enjoy the beautiful Danish people. The results after two years are noteworthy: found myself a fine piece of Danish deliciousness, and got myself a Master in Management of Creative Business Processes. Not too bad, if I do say so myself.
What’s your current hood in Copenhagen and what’s the best/worst thing about it?
I am currently living in fancy Frederiksberg. After moving around in 7 different places, and 7 different neighbourhoods, I call myself a true expert of (almost) all Copenhagen area's. I love Frederiksberg for its' fancy-ness, green areas, and location (as it lays right in between Vesterbro and Nørrebro). Find the best coffee places, cool shops and the ONLY (yes, only) hill in otherwise flat Copenhagen.
What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?
If that was up to my boyfriend he would say: "Pris loves any kind of music that you can have sex to." Haha, a bit of an exaggeration, but he has a point. I need some soul, some smoothness and a warm dark voice, and you'll find me singing and dancing all night. Currently Frank Ocean's Blonde is on repeat, love everything Frank related! What I hate? The originally Dutch "Gabber" music! Think happy hardcore, and training suits - not my thing!
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
Toni Braxton - Unbreak My Heart, Usher - Burn, and my absolute favourite sad song of all time: Al Green - How can you mend a broken heart. I deeply enjoy walking in the rain with these songs through my earphones and imagining myself in Usher's video for Burn, right in between the burning palmtrees. (drama queen - much!)
Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?
MR. ROBOT, Yesss I love that show! I admire the ones who fight against society, and this show totally embodies that idea. I love the cinematography and the main character, his eyes burn right through your screen, love it!
Name some spots in Copenhagen that are good for a Tinder date.
I actually met my boyfriend on Tinder and we had the best first date! We started the day off at the Central Station with donuts, we moved to the Thorvaldensen Museum where we laughed at Roman statues. After that we went to Rosenborg, a nice park in the center where you can also find the Rosenborg Castle. Next, we moved to SMK (National Gallery of Denmark) and enjoyed the sun on their big grass field. After 5 hours of talking we decided to continue the good vibes and moved to Kødbyen (Meatpacking District) to eat Fish&Chips at a local deli and ended the evening at the Cinemaxx at Fisketorvet that has the biggest screens in Copenhagen.
Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).
Geert Wilders! I really dislike this Dutch politician. Even though he might have the same peroxide blond hair color as I do, his political standpoints are harmful for many Dutch citizens. I was very happy to see that the majority of Dutch people are still fighting against this populistic right wave of politicians and that we are still that multicultural, diverse country that I was born in.
Who’s your hero and where in Copenhagen would you take them out for a serious hang?
Pharrell Williams! Man, I love that guy. This guy is so smart, talented, and gifted. I was a big fan of N*E*R*D back in the days of their songs Provider and Rockstar. Since then I followed everything Pharrell did, from his clothing lines BBC and Icecream, to his endeavours in art and other music projects. I would bring Pharrell with me in a private boat to sail through the Copenhagen canals where we would end at Condesa, a cool dark soulful Mexican bar/restaurant for some food, margaritas and dancing!
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
I very much like Wood Wood, which is Copenhagen's original high end streetwear brand that started out as a cool shop carrying the coolest sneaks, but has now grown into an international fashion house, spreading the Scandinavian fashion all over the world. Also I am head over heals with the shop called STORM, just around the corner of Wood Wood actually. Looking for the coolest stuff from Japan or Paris, you MUST go there! For the more affordable shopping sprees I love COS and &Other Stories. Also opening soon in Copenhagen is H&M's new brand: ARKET!
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
The Little Mermaid statue! PLEASE DON'T GO THERE! You will find yourself wasting your time and disappointed of the actual statue. Copenhagen is so much more than a small bronze statue in the water. Don't get me wrong, H.C. Anderson, the famous fairytale writer is cool, but rather spend your time on something a bit more spectacular.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
I love to swim in the canals of Copenhagen! You have these rare days in Summer where the sun is shining, it's 25 degrees and you all meet up at the docks around Island Brygge. It sounds pretty crazy but you'll find people just jumping into the water at the harbour, swimming in between the taxi boats. I love the Danish "down-to-earthness", just make sure you don't get into dangerous situations, then there's no problem! If you come in the winter, you actually will find true Danes winter bathing in the canals, but naked! And no one even bothers to look twice.. Love it!
Where do you go in Copenhagen for a casual night out?
In the meat packing district you'll find a great bunch of bars, restaurants and clubs. From casual to fancy, you'll find it there! I like Bakken and Jolene, which are very casual. You won't find glitter dresses and high heels, rather you'll find cool kids with sneakers, jackets and fully covered graffiti bathrooms!
Where would you go in Copenhagen to celebrate some freaking good news?
I would go to Noma! Crowned as the best restaurant in the world multiple times, this the best of the best. Nordic cuisine at its' finest! I have never had a meal there, but before ever moving away from this city, I will make sure to have a meal there.
What’s your choice of transportation in Copenhagen and why?
"I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike". The flat landscape of Copenhagen makes it the perfect place to move everywhere on the bike. The city has the best bike-lanes and bike-bridges that allow you to discover the city in the best way possible. You can rent bikes on every corner, and if you want to go fancy, you'll find white city-bikes on the streets. You can use your creditcard to rent them on the spot. And as a bonus: it has a navigation tablet on the steer that you can use to direct you to anywhere you wish!
What are the Copenhagen spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Papirøen (Copenhagen Streetfood), Christiania, Distortion Streetfestival in June!
What are the Copenhagen spots tourists should run from screaming?
Strøget... The biggest pedestrian shopping street in Europe. For it to have this title, it has a very long street to fill with shops, meaning that half of the street is filled with crappy shops. Rather go to Pillestræde, Gammel Mønt, Elmegade, and Jægersbrogade.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Copenhagen. How do you spend it?
Eat a Danish pastry at Laura's bakery, have dinner at Noma and dance all night at Condesa.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Last February I went to Rio de Janeiro to celebrate carnaval. Seriously the best street party ever! God, how much I love the Brazilian people, culture, weather, nature and music. I recommend everyone to plan a trip to this beautiful country ASAP!