Thank you to Hugo Boss who invited our Above & Beyond Society members and guests into the universe of the newly renovated Hugo Boss Flagship store in Copenhagen to view their elegant clothing, classic shoes and exclusive accessories for women.
During the evening Anne Axholm, the Editor-in-Chief of IN Magazine and her Fashion Director Nanna Juulsgaard, updated us on all the latest trends of this Spring/Summer Season, both from an international perspective as well as the Nordic. We were also delighted to be introduced to the Leadership Expert and Auther, Kirsten Stendevad, who told us why she believes feminine leadership will become more dominant in the future.
Thank you to both BMW and the financial wizards, Anita, Helle and Helen from Kvindeøkonomien! We can definitely confirm, that "women have drive!" 8 brand new BMW 5 Series Sedan were taken for a spin last night (4 days before the official launch date!) by all our Above & Beyond Society women at Jan Nygaard in Lyngby, where after expertise regarding financial independence and great investments was passionately shared, followed by networking with sushi and white wine on the menu. Fueling top cars and your own financial wealth ....certainly goes hand in hand and both links to freedom and power!
A warm and very grateful THANK YOU to all the many many companies, brands, entertainers and guests, who generously supported our Sisterhood Fundraiser at the French Embassy, which was kindly co-hosted by the French ambassador and Frederik Bruun Rasmussen. We managed to raise DKK 253.000 on the evening, which will be sent directly to India to create many additional women's selfhelp groups in Chennai! We thank you all for changing the lives of the women, we now can help! Photo credit: Claudia Dons www.claudiadons.dk
Last night we got into the Christmas spirit early, at Villa Rex, Kurhotel Skodsborg - thanks to the magic tips of our favorite flower artist - Annette von Einem. Our members each made their own Xmas decoration according to the latest trends of this Season...December we are ready for you!
A warm thank you to the Nordic Director of UN Women, Asger Ryhl, for showing us the unique FN City last night and explaining their important mission and projects worldwide to increase Gender Equality..on all counts! Slowly the world is moving in the right direction, but there is still a long way to go! Read more at www.unwomen.org.
Above & Beyond Society enjoyed a cozy evening yesterday at the elegant Restaurant Paustian, where we got to know the other members through our speed-networking game. During the evening, we had the pleasure of hearing the personal stories of one of the two owner's behind the restaurant, Henrik Junker and his passion for gastronomic food, while we tasted delicious canapés and wine.
What an amazing night at our annual "Fashion by the Sea" event at Kurhotel Skodsborg, in their beautiful surroundings. More than 150 influential women from our network came to Cocktails and Catwalk and enjoyed all the season's latest Autumn / Winter colors and styles from Kassandra, Hugo Boss, Elise Gug, Hanne Bloch, Alex Petersen, Georg Jensen and Bella Vista.
Above & Beyond Society had so much fun to our Bridget Jones Movie Night at the Empire Bio. Celebrating the best Bridget Jones moments with bunny ears, big grandma pants and all our favorit men from the movie. A must see comedy!
What a magical and colorful showroom! We would like to thank Louise from GUBI, who took us into GUBI's fantastic universe and LEGIO, who showed us that opportunities and materials are unlimited, when you design your dream home.
The launch of TOM FORD during fashion week at Kassandra's three elegant boutiques last night, was the perfect way to welcome all our suntanned members back from Summer holiday! We LOVED the TF collection and would like to thank Tom Ford Beauty for the amazing Velvet Orchid parfumes! Now we are well healed for the coming Autumn events!
A perfect way to all wish each other a great Summer! The stunning Kurhotel Skodsborg invited us to their rooftop terrace where we enjoyed the sun with lovely mocktails and snacks. Afterwards Pia Norup Eriksen (Health Director, MyLife at Kurhotel Skodsborg) and their World-class spa, gave us tips about "How to become Summer ready".
Cocktail Hours - Above & Beyond Society chilling out and socializing with the Italian crowd. Thanks for a great evening Damiano and Salotto42!
Above & Beyond held the third Womenomics Business Conference, the 18th of May, at Børsen. Womenomics is Denmark’s international business conference, which both identifies the growth potential and addresses the most current global, economical and marketing related issues, which women as consumers and leaders now bring to the table in the board rooms.
What an inspiring evening last night..! We would like to thank Maersk and their network Breakthrough@Maersk, for a fantastic joint event with over 150 women and a few brave men..!
We learned about who were the most powerful people in Denmark, from the author of the book "The Power Elite", Christoph Ellersgaard (Magtelite.dk). Jakob Stengel, Managing Partner at Case Rose, explained the 7 Do's and Don'ts to best advance your career. Gretchen H. Watkins, COO at Maersk Oil, t...old us about her fascinating career in the male dominating oil business and just before the vivid panel discussion, Anja Monrad, CEO at Dell shared her experiences regarding her global path to succes. A BIG thank you for everyone's contribution last night - see all the pictures from last night here
Wolford launched their new SS16 collection and their amazing Move collection for the Above & Beyond Society members. All the guests received exclusively 10% discount on the new collections..! Louise Luxhøj - Mental sunhedsekspert, gave an inspiring lecture about how to improve your mental top form.
Wolford spoiled everyon a very generous goodiebag after the event..!
We had a wonderful 2 day Wine study "Women know your Wine" at Ladegourdie Vinimport, where we learned about the essentials of wine tasting: Soil, Climate and the all important.. Oenologist..! Annelise Ladegourdie did also teach us about the wonders of wine and gave us the grape varieties for how to find our favorite wines. Thanks to Annelise and her staff - amazing food and lots of wonderful wine. We definitely know more about the art of enjoying wine now..! Read more about the excellent wine course her: www.ladegourdie.dk
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Amazing afternoon with the brilliant London shoe designer, Rupert Sanderson from London..! Visit Kassandra at Grønnegade or go to their website www.Kassandra.dk and see all Rupert's exclusive creations.
ARKEN invited us to an exclusive preview of the amazing Niki De Saint Phalle. The art of Niki de Saint Phalle is truly diverse – from wild shooting actions to sensual sculptures of dancing women and extravagant sculpture parks. In this extensive exhibition, ARKEN presents the unique artist, whose extraordinary power and impassioned battle for women’s rights, speak directly to our time. Strong views on gender roles and equality melt together with eternal values like love, lust for life and personal emancipation.
Don't miss this colurful and interesting exhibition..!
THANK YOU to all the elegant guests, who came to our Above & Beyond - Celebration of Life event at the Royal Shooting Range, Sølyst.
The baroque morning theme with opera singer, Radmila and Annette von Einem’s magical flower fashion show continued into an afternoon of Great Gatsby celebrations with Cocktails, DJ and The Band of Love.
The wonderful atmosphere certainly proved, that we all have something to celebrate in our lives!
Above & Beyond Society invited to a professional networking evening together with EY at their Danish headquarter. with interesting speakers as, Carina Korsgaard, Partner at EY - Transaction Tax and Lisbeth Odgaard Madsen, Author, and founder of Potential Company. A lovely evening with lots of networking!
It was a perfect cold snowy night – for our event in the name of Scandinavian Fur! A warm thank you to Viggo Alex Petersen and his team, for a very interesting evening with unique insights into the whole fur universe as well as his family business, which for more than a century has created the finest designer fur coats.
A perfect end for a wounderful 2015 in Above & Beyond Society. Our annual Christmas Bazaar at uno form's showroom with all our partners, gossip choir, lots of delious drinks and Christmas snacks. A magical evening in the right Christmas spirit..!
A warm and very grateful THANK YOU to all the many many companies, brands, entertainers and guests, who generously supported our Sisterhood Fundraiser at the French Embassy, which was kindly co-hosted by the French ambassador and Frederik Bruun Rasmussen. We managed to raise DKK 165.000 on the evening, which will be sent directly to India to create many additional women's selfhelp groups in Chennai! We thank you all for changing the lives of the women, we now can help!
Back to school - International Business School that is!
Thank you to AVT MBA and Jeremy Klein for very interesting insights into Leadership and Trust. Now we all know what drives trust: 1) align & connect sincerely 2) be reliable & manage promises and 3) remain competent. A big thank you to the CEO, Henrik Waitz, for the Harvard e-learning courses! Christmas came early!
Sneak peek at the beautiful exhibition of the overlooked female Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, at Arken.! The Wife of Einar Wegener whose story is portrayed in the film 'The Danish Girl'. Absolutely recommendable and opens on Saturday!
Above & Beyond Society was yesterday at the Royal Playhouse where the amazing floral designer Annette von Einem, guided us through the latest trends, colors and seasonal flowers and created masterpieces in beautiful Rosendahl vases, glasses and tableware. Our members had also the opportunity to make their own flower bouquet and got a valuable goodiebag with a vase from Rosendahl Copenhagen and a cookbook from the Royal Playhouse restaurant - Ofelia.
It was an amazing evening last night, when we launched Kokkeriet's new Michelin cookbook together with Rosendahl Copenhagen and the new Global Ni knives. 120 women showed up in uno form's beautiful kitchen showroom. We had the pleasure of tasting two of masterchef David Johansen’s recipes from Kokkeriet's new cookbook - The famous Danish dish Brændende kærlighed (Burning Love) prepared with fish (!) and Cherry Heering. Our members and guests also had the pleasure of mixing their own bespoke version of Kettle One Bloody Mary, while they networked and enjoyed Moccatime coffees.
Above & Beyond Society hosted yesterday "Fashion by the Sea" at Kurhotel Skodsborg, in their beautiful surroundings. More than 150 influential women of our network, designers, actors and bloggers came to Cocktails and Catwalk and enjoyed all the season's latest Autumn / Winter colors and styles from Kassandra, Wolford Fashion, Alex Petersen, Ann Wiberg Couture, Lanugo and Georg Jensen.
It was a sunny Sunday with 26 degrees, when we hosted "Pink Champagne in the Park" for all our ladies at Kokkedal Castle, in collaboration with The Nordic Champagne Syndicate and cool tunes from the live band, Tiger/Swan. What better way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon in Denmark!
Jazz Diva Days at Sølyst took place under the open blue sky, in nothing less than 28 degrees sunshine! The iconic saxophonist, David Sanborn, played both the audience and his sax to great joy for all! With the veiw of the sea and the lush green park, Sølyst was the perfect location to open the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Above & Beyond drinks were also offered to our members from K bar with the compliment of Sølyst.
Above & Beyond Society was Friday night invitet to Manzel's 2 years birthday bash. Mikkel Shafi, who owns the lounge restaurant - as well as the Michelin restaurant, Kokkeriet - generously served cool cocktails and plenty of delicious snacks in their cosy courtyard. What a perfect way of starting the weekend!
ARKEN had invited Above & Beyond Society to an exclusive Summer preview of the extensive Bjørn Wiinblad exhibition even before the press viewing and actual opening date. It was a great event and a very unique and colorful exhibition - a real Danish cultural treasure! The curator gave a guided tour around the exhibition and Arken also handed everyon a very generous goodiebag. A must see exhibition ..!
Above and Beyond Society were shown the brand new BMW 2-series convertible by the successful Danish car designer, Jesper Hermann, who has a background from BMW in Munich. Afterwards, Morten Schmidt, who is a partner at schmidt hammer lassen architects, shared his thoughts regarding what inspires him and his company, when designing their many international buildings. Schmidt hammer lassen architects, has amongst other structures designed The Royal Library - The Black Diamond, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum and The Crystal – Nykredit’s HQ in Copenhagen.
Above & Beyond Society celebrated Mother's Day along with Rosendahl Design Group, KageKompagniet, Anthon Berg and Baileys. A great day with a lot of networking across 4 generations of amazing women!
The International business conferencce - Womenomics - was this year attended my 170 delegates and was focused on Women's Impact on the Global Economy. In the end of the afternoon Three Womenomics Awards were again given to extraordinary women and role models.
Members of Above & Beyond Society were inspired by the experienced advice by one of Denmark's most famous stylists, Tini Owild, who came with tips on how you can make a big change with only few items and with what you already have in your wardrobe. She also explained how to found your own personal style-core. After the lecture everyone networked and enjoyed a glass of champagne and strawberries with chocolate.
This year our Easter Egg Hunt, took place at Sølyst. All the members enjoyed their delicious pastries and coffee and found hidden Easter eggs from Anthon Berg all over their idyllic park.
The Above & Beyond Society members had an experience for all their senses when the prestigious d’Angleterre hotel provided the perfect setting for the first international wedding fair in Copenhagen. They were guided through the majestic salons, looked at the couture dresses, viewed objects for Wedding Lists and visited both the Grooms Room and the Honey Moon area on the way to the dazzling Diamond Dreams area where Georg Jensen exhibited.
The handpicked and exclusive international exhibitors displayed a cornucopia of their best products and services.
Saturday Above & Beyond Society had the pleasure of launching a new and exciting fragrance workshop at Kokkedal Castle. Ambient idea, who are experts in frangrances, elegant scented candles and oils, conducted the very unique scent workshop with interesting samples and even an intriguing competition for the noses. Meanwhile Kokkedal Castle spoiled everyone with high tea and everything the heart could desire from the castles patisseries and chocolatier.
What better way to start Saturday night February 14, than to visit the exclusive and international brand, Agent Provocateur.
We enjoyed a glass of champagne while their "agents" introduced the new spring collection, which was absolute perfect for the day's seductive evening hours.
Above & Beyond Events staged the very exclusive and seductive gala premiere of the film,”Fifty Shades of Grey” for the client, United International Pictures. The 1000 VIP guests enjoyed the much anticipated pre-opening night with staged dancers and actors as well as champagne cocktails and dinner, the film screening and the after-party with the singer, Ida Corr.
“Life is too short for bad wine”...and special experiences are an essential part of Ladegourdie’s wine import. Above & Beyond Society met this passionate wine expert, which during the evening introduced us to 12 wines from six different wine houses, which also could be ordered at attractive option prices. The evening was most insightful and new friendships were made across the tables.
Above & Beyond Society hosted the annual Christmas Bazaar in uno forms beautiful showroom. A wonderful Christmas atmosphere was created b the many exclusive partners. The guests could gather inspiration for their Christmas shopping, could collect their personal members Xmas present from us while being spoiled with delicious chocolates and warm drinks.
Above & Beyond Society hosted the annual Fundraiser Evening for Sisterhood Foundation at the French embassy in collaboration with a whole range of generous partner brands. The evening featured dinner with wine and cocktails, entertainment and a spectacular auction hosted by Frederik Bruun Rasmussen to support the cause of helping the women and girls in the third world to have a brighter future.
The objective is to provide COURAGE, CARE, CHOICES and CHANGE!
The charming Ambassador of France, François Zimeray, invited our Society members into the French Embassy and gave us a personally guided tour of this stately and historic home.
More than 100 "Women of the World", from many different nationalities, attended our event in the truly inspiring HQ of Saxo! The speeches by both Mia Hougaard from the bank, as well as Olga Nissen from McKinsey, sparked a lively debate and excellent contributions regarding how to best "Unleash Womens Leadership Potential". Above & Beyond will address this topic again at the next Womenomics Business Conference in April 2015.
The Michelin chef, David Johansen treated our members to an incredible lunch at Kokkeriet.
While Above & Beyond Society members thoroughly enjoyhed the 3 hours gastronomic experience, which was for all the senses, then lots of networking and laughter also took place at the tables.
Over 150 enthusiastic Fashionistas came to our annual "Fashion by the Sea" at Kurhotel Skodsborg! The spirit was high with cool tunes from the DJ and Tanqueray cocktails, while the guests viewed the inspirational AW14 catwalk featuring brands like: Oh! by Kopenhagen Fur, Yde, Kassandra, Shamballa Jewels, Wolford and Ann Wiberg Couture.
Members of Above & Beyond Society was invited this Saturday, august 3rd to experience Fashion Week as an insider, with access to Vision Fashion Fair in Øksnehallen. Later in the evening Heineken hosted an after party, where Emil Thorup & his band sang in the summer heat.
Stefan Ahnhem, one of Scandinavians most exciting crime writers, who also for the famous TV series, Wallander, came from Sweden June 25, just to talk with our members about his new book - "Victim without a Face". The unique Restaurant Maven inside The Nikolaj Church was co-hosting the event. The author shared his very personal insights into the whole process and struggle of publishing a first book.
The Summer Season started at Kurhotel Skodsborg in 26 degrees!
It was the perfect weather when Charlotte Torpegaard told us all her secret tips about being beautiful and ready for summer, while we sipped on the ultra-healthy Acaiacai drink ... and afterwards test-drove the new Audi A3 Cabriolet!!
Secret Boudoir is a well-known and popular event with all members as well as Danish fashionistas and VIPs. Celebrities as Karen Rosenberg, couture designer, Stasia Hallas as well as Ann Wiberg and Camilla Miehe-Renard were to be found amongst the exclusive international partner brands, such as: Saint Laurent, Dior, Wolford, the Row, Triumph Essence, Audi, Amazing Space, Anthon Berg, Acaiacai, Ciroc, Tangueray 10 and Trash Couture, which all together formed the magical setting for this year's "Red Carpet" Society event.
It was a truely adventurous Easter Egg Hunt at Tage Andersen’s flower universe. Every member found their large Anthon Berg easter egg between spring flowers, green branches and fountains to the song of exotic live birds inside the store.
Our members were invited to a private fashion show by designer, Naja Munthe, in her flagship store in Grønnegade.
The Spring collection 2014 was shown on the runway, and it was made possible to buy some of the early pieces. While the DJ played, everyone enjoyed a glass of bubbles and the new “chocolate sticks” from Anton Berg.
Above & Beyond Society was invited to the opening exhibition of Hundertwasser at ARKEN.
Hundertwasser was a multi-talent artist, architect, and sculptor, who had very early on a deep interest in sustainability and green solutions.
The workshop about Mindful Business was conducted by Rikke Hertz at Frederiksberg. Rikke taught us to focusing our energy, have a greater self-awareness and how to get meditation into a busy schedule. Rikke has 20 years of experience within management, human resources, administration, law, recruitment search and selection, as well as management consulting and parapsychology.
Above & Beyond Society and Green Square created a wonderful Christmas atmosphere along with the many exclusive partners. The members could gather inspiration for Christmas gifts, buy Christmas presents and were spoiled with delicious chocolates and great drinks from our partners.
Above & Beyond Society hosted a fundraiser evening to support Sisterhood Foundation and the projects for women in need in Chennai, India.
Frederik Bruun Rasmussen from the auction house Bruun Rasmussen was the auctioneer of the evening’s fundraising. The acclaimed restaurant lele was serving the evening’s dinner and included was a free bar with delicious cocktails from Tanqueray, Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker and Baileys Chocolate Lux.
Wolford launched their Spring Summer collection 2014 exclusively for the Above & Beyond Society members. All the guests received 20% discount on Winter legwear - perfect for the wardrobe.
Above & Beyond Society Ambassador, sociologist and power woman, Emilia van haven, gave an inspiring lecture about ”Being Ladycool”!
A truly magical evening with laces and fashion to the sound of an enchanted cello. Anne Wiberg hosted an inspirational night in her Trash Couture store in Bredgade with Above & Beyond Society where also Valisere's lingerie collection was on display.
Denmark’s most beautiful spa hotel, Kurhotel Skodsborg, invited all members to their peaceful premises to learn more about, how best to include detox into our busy every day lives.
Kurhotel Skodsborg served green smoothies, water with mint and citrus, green snacks and small homemade raw bullets. Doctor Pia Norup explained the detox principles and gave everyone training tips. Anne Marie Mortensen who is nutrition specialist explained about how to also detox with food during the weekdays.
The exclusive opo-up bar, Zacapa Room, invited our members to private rum tastings on the first opening night. The guests was treated with super-premium Zacapa rum and sweet and savory delights. Later that evening the doors opened to our member's male partners as well. Latin American rhythms were played and salsa lessons available on the dance floor by Ronnie Handskemager. What a night!
Above & Beyond Society members truly learned “The Art of the Simple Cocktail”. With only a few bottles of good liquor, a pair of citrus fruits, sugar and know-how, everyone learned to make delicious cocktails for every kind of taste at Moltkes Palace.
Above & Beyond Society invited our women to superliga soccor together with FC Copenhagen. There have never been so many women in their VIP Sky Lounge and FCK won of course the match!
At this private launch of the brand new Audi A3 the Society members had the opportunity to test drive the new Audi A3 limousine, as well as other Audi models.
Pernille Rosendahl gave an excellent intimate concert and during the dinner the HIFI Club spoke about new trends, speakers and technologies.
An evening making many gentlemen GREEN with envy!
Above & Beyond Society had a blast of a launch party at the Jonnie Walker Super Yacht Voyager in 30-degrees sunshine! We served Caribbean cocktails and Anthon Berg chocolates, while the band MONK gave a concert and the Hanne Bloch bikini show took place on the deck with Kassandra shoes and Tamara Comolli jewelry. Amongst other press, Børsen Pleasure came to cover the launch of the first influential Society network in Denmark.