I am a huge fan of the Danes and all the Nordic countries. For years I have admired their sense of style. I could easily move to almost any part of Europe especially one of the Nordic countries and not think twice. Life is too short to think anything has to be permanent. Maybe it is my wishful thinking. The Danish aesthetic is one the main reasons I wanted to explore Copenhagen. I did just that with one of my best gal pals, Donna (the one that makes me laugh like no other:) We hit the streets blazing!
Illums Bolighus is the first stop! Every Danish designer and more under one roof will sweep you off your feet. It is a place to escape and find inspiration. Give yourself ample time to wander the floors. There is so much to grab your attention. Illums Bolighus is located in the heart of Copenhagen, delivering you a shopping experience that you will not forget!
The Coffee Collective has a vibe that will keep you hanging out. The coffee is creamy, smooth, and served with a smile! I love the warm moody tones of the space created through the use the dark wood, soft lighting, Nordic blue walls, and lit candles. A perfect place to take a break!
Night At The Museum
The Ny Carlesberg Glyptotek is a highlight. An absolute stunning art museum housing an impressive collection of ancient and modern art in a beautiful architectural building. In the middle of the four winged museum is a Winter Garden that creates an oasis with overflowing tropical plants. It is an unexpected gem. On this particular evening was a special one night performance by Danish Designer, Henrik Vibskov. “Please analyze, volumize, moisturize me” was a human installation that was part of Copenhagen’s Light Festival. A spectacular performance that gave us the opportunity to wonder the museum. It was a night at the museum indeed!
Vinbodegaen is a charming wine bar offering an extensive selection of wines by the glass listed on a chalk board. It is a locals place to linger and sip in a traditional cafe setting.
Tight serves up local Danish cuisine in a wonderful old charming space with exposed stone walls, wooden beams, and candle lit tables. One might walk by this restaurant do to its casual entrance. Lovely meal, lovely service, and word of advice, always carry a bit of the local currency so you can tip!
Copenhagen is seriously a cool city! I am envious of those that have it easily accessible. We hit the streets running and I can share with you that design in every sense just lives and breathes in this city!
SKT. PETRI Hotel is centrally located and a five-minute walk from the metro. It has a lovely lobby filled with natural light, green plants, and plenty of large lounge areas to sip a drink. The restaurant looked nice but we didn’t try it due to all the options outside the hotel. Limited time means hit the streets and explore. Walk out the revolving door and the city is awaiting.
Coffee is my thing. You could say an addiction. Democratic Coffee is a lovely spot to pop into anytime of day. It is conveniently located next to SKT. PETRI. Democratic Coffee serves one of the best almond croissants (damn good) in Copenhagen and pours a delicious, smooth roasted coffee. It is located in the newly renovated Hovedbibliotek.
Copenhagen is a playful city that draws you in immediately. It has stunning architecture, cobbled streets, canals, colorful buildings, a royal castle, green space, and museums. Really what else could you ask for?! The city is filled with the Scandinavian aesthetic that I love (and the reason Copenhagen has been on my list). So much to offer with culture, shops, restaurants, and city activities. I did not even scratch the surface!
Paludan Bog & Cafe is a vibrant bookstore/cafe that has set the bar high for delivering a vibrant and cozy eatery serving from morning till late evening. One will be hard press to walk right in and sit down but it is worth the short wait. The restaurant offers tasty food and a lengthy beverage list. The environment is welcoming and the prices are reasonable. It is the perfect marriage of academia and a neighborhood hot spot in the heart of the city.
Drinks and Dinner:
Illum is one of Copenhagen’s best rooftop hot spots offering multiple restaurants, bars, and stunning views of the city. Live music, a bottle of red wine and large basket of fries was how we girls enjoyed it!