Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Copenhagen with Trollbeads - Part II

As you may have read on my first post, I was lucky enough to be invited out to Copenhagen by Ogilvy PR, alongside a handful of bloggers, to celebrate the launch of the new X by Trollbeads collection. Here's what we got up to on our second day there...
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We had breakfast at our hotel and then headed to the Trollbeads HQ, where we were greeted with some very fancy, and very tasty cocktails (yes, that's rose petals he's crushing into them).
My only snap from inside the Trollbeads HQ unfortunately. The interior design on every floor is amazing, and they even have transfers on the windows to give the appearance of raindrops running down because studies have shown creativity peaks when it's raining.
We then took our cocktails up to their roof terrace, which had a view right across Copenhagen. Thankfully we were really lucky with the weather too, and the raindrop transfers were the only sign of bad weather we saw all day.
We were then taken downstairs for a presentation on the X by Trollbeads range, which I was really impressed with. I've never been a huge fan of the standard charm bracelet, but I loved this new and original take on it. Each bracelet is made up of individual links - which come in rubber, bronze, gold and silver - that you can build up to make either a bracelet or a necklace. The links are interchangeable, so you can swap about the order of the links and charms to create new looks as often as you like, and there's a vast range of charms available (the zodiac range is my favourite) so that the chain can be catered to the personality of the person who's wearing it.
Here's a couple of floating hands demonstrating some of the looks that can be achieved using the different links and charms.
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We were then taken downstairs for some lunch, where we were separated into small groups, each of which got to sit with one of the designers. Each designer decided how they wanted their table set; we were sat with Kristian, who designed the Zodic range of charms, so our table was set with the most amazing mythological-themed table cover. Each of us were also lucky enough to be given a bracelet with our personalised star-sign charm on it, which was really sweet of them.
For lunch we had ox for main and then pudding, well... pudding was the most mental dish I've ever seen. The prominent theme in the X by Trollbeads range is 'unexpected combinations', which was definitely reflected in this Heston Blumenthal-esque creation, which contained apple flavoured ice, a caramel mousse with salt and pepper sprinkled on the top, and dried mushrooms. Overall verdict: confusing but surprisingly nice.
After lunch we were treated to a performance from Danish singer Fallulah, before heading off the the launch of the new Trollbeads store.
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The store was so beautiful inside, with everything from little logs to glass cabinets displaying all the new pieces. Downstairs in the store was a tree that showed a sample of each collection that had been released as well as the year it had launched.
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Then, it was off to the airport for me. I had to take a couple of quick snaps of the business lounge as it was SO AMAZING. C'man Aberdeen airport, pull your socks up.
My plane home was a pretty small one, so it flew quite low the whole way home, meaning I got the nicest views of everything we flew over on the way. Not too sure the businessman beside me appreciated my camera going off every two minutes, but you win some you lose some.

So, there we have it. I'd just like to say another massive thanks to Ogilvy PR and Trollbeads for having me over, I had such an amazing time and absolutely loved the new collection! You can check it out for yourself here, with prices for a link starting as low as £1.30.

Amy x