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Have you heard what’s been happening in Oslo?

New bars, stores and great lunch stops have arrived. Here are the latest new openings in the capital.

Eggs for lunch at SunnySide

Oslo has long had places where you can go for Russian caviar and vodka (the Nemesis restaurant at Youngstorget) or some simple ramen noodles. Now the capital also has its own place dedicated to eggs, SunnySide. Here you can buy sandwiches, wraps, muffins or salads, all based around egg.

SunnySide

Haakon VII gate 1, 0260 Oslo

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Danish company Kähler finally has its own store on Hegdehaugsveien in Oslo

Kähler Flaghship Store i Oslo

Many Scandinavians have at least one Kähler vase or pitcher at home. Did you know that Kähler is almost two hundred years old? It was Herman August Kähler, son of an immigrant and entrepreneur in Næstved, who launched the company on its design adventure. He and his brother took over their father’s pottery workshop and collaborated with other artists. Both the design and the technique were impressive for the time. Kähler has also brought exciting designers and artists on board in this fall’s collection and you can see it all at their new flagship store in Oslo.

Kähler

Hegdehaugsveien 36, Oslo

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The Triton Suite at Oslo’s new Amerikalinjen hotel

Book a room at Oslo’s new boutique hotel, Amerikalinjen

The old headquarters of the Norwegian America Line shipping company are currently in the process of being converted into a boutique hotel, which is set to open in March 2019. The original Amerikalinjen company was founded in 1910 to provide a national shipping operator offering a direct connection between Norway and America. The company was acquired by Wilh. Wilhelmsen Lines in 1995. Now the building is full of life once again and you can already book a room on the hotel’s new website. And take a sneaky peak at the rooms, of course, which look simply elegant. General Manager Wilhelm Hartwig will oversee the hotel’s 122 rooms and suites on completion. Kritt Arkitekter is the firm of architects behind the redevelopment and Finnish company Puroplan is responsible for the interior.

Amerikalinjen

Jernbanetoget 2, 0154 Oslo

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Prices from NKr2,890 per night

Swims opens its own store in Oslo

Johan Ringdal was the man who made galoshes a common sight in the city again just a few years ago. It all began when Ringdal was studying at the Parsons School of Design in New York. He noticed that even in the rain or sleet, the people of Manhattan still wore their fine leather-soled shoes. They jumped and leaped around the dirty puddles and their shoes suffered the effects of slush and salted sidewalks. Ugh! But Ringdal grew up in a home where there were old-fashioned galoshes lying around in the hallway, despite the fact that very few Norwegians had seen galoshes since about 1950.“Both my grandparents and my father wore galoshes,” Ringdal, founder and creative director of Swims, told Scandinavian Traveler (https://scandinaviantraveler.com/no/folk/mannen-som-gjorde-kalosjene-kule) back in 2015. “Galoshes are really practical. I was sure it must be possible to make something elegant to protect the expensive shoes of Manhattan business people.”Swims subsequently collaborated with fashion houses including Armani and Calvin Klein and their galoshes and shoes are now sold in places such as Saks Fifth Avenue. Here in Norway, though, Swims products have only been available in stores that carry men’s clothing. Until now. The finishing touches are currently being made to a store in Oslo’s new Kvadraturen shopping district.

Swims

Prinsens gate, Oslo

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Photo: Andrea Gamst

Portuguese tapas bar on Hegdehaugsveien

In the mood for a glass of wine and some dried cod? Then visit Pedro’s Tiny Wine Bar, where you can enjoy some Portuguese tapas, petiscos and a glass of wine. The food is complemented with wines from Arianna Occhipinti and Ismael Gozalo, among others. It actually opened in the spring, but is still worthy of a mention here.

Pedro’s Tiny Wine Bar

Hegdehaugsveien 31, 0352 Oslo

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