Greetings, #TheDanishWay


‘Tis the season for season’s greetings, friends. A time for gathering with your nearest and dearest over good food and even better beer. A time for laughter, a time for parties but also a time that brings with it some potentially tricky situations.

We are of course talking about the inevitable greeting. It’s a minefield. Do you go for a kiss on the cheek or a hug, or maybe both? How about a handshake, too formal?

So this year, why not try greeting friends and family the Danish way? Skål!

Flashback: Mads Mikkelsen honored in Paris as GQ Men of the year



French actor Omary Sy was awarded the GQ man of the year award by the French edition of the Gentlemen’s Quarterly in Paris on Wednesday (19 NOV. 2014) while Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen won the international star award.

Sy said winning the award felt like a gift, and then gave his personal definition of a gentleman to The Associated Press.

“A gentleman is a guy who can play the bagpipe but who never actually plays it,” he said.

Mikkelsen said he was glad to be now considered a gentleman.

“I have been notoriously known for being the guy who was wearing Adidas all my life and now I am part of the gentleman club,” he said. “I am very honored to be that.”

Belgian comedian Stephane de Groodt won an award for best comedian and Alain Ducasse won the best chef award.