TravelThis Summer I've been lucky enough to have been on a few wonderful trips including Copenhagen with a bunch of my really good friends. I wanted to visit Copenhagen for the longest time and it definitely lived up to my expectations, so much so that on the train home from the airport I was browsing flights back already!
We stayed in an absolutely beautiful Airbnb in the super cool meatpacking district . Here are a few photos from the trip.
Above, Vicky and I enjoying porridge (still dreaming about it!) from Grød. On the fist morning we headed to the food market to grab some breakfast and grab ingredients as we had some friends coming round for dinner. The market was amazing and very fancy, definitely worth a visit.
The candy coloured cinema near our apartment. Below are some photos of our place. I loved the Mid-Century details and all the posters in the living room, we all fell in love with the space and wanted to stay forever.
The we also walked around Christiania and spotted this beautiful old restaurant and historic house museum near the water called Lille Molle. I expertly climbed into a tree.
The next day we decided to take a short train ride outside of Copenhagen to pay a visit to the Louisiana Museum. It was one of those afternoons that i'll never forget. The weather was perfect, the grounds of the museum meandered down to a beautiful little beach, there were Henry Moore sculptures scattered over the lawns and people were chatting and sunbathing, it was just perfect. I also had an amazing smoked beef open sandwich. Win.
That night we also went to Tivoli gardens which you must do if you visit Copey, even if you hate theme parks. It was so beautiful at night with the lights and the peacocks. Lots of the original design for the rides, music halls and the restaurants from the 50's and 60's was clearly visible too. If the creators of Mad Men designed a theme park Tivoli would be it. I didn't take any pictures though (too busy having fun).
Little did we know that the day we had set aside for shopping was a bank holiday and none of the shops were open. We decided to visit some of the museums in the centre but they were all closed too, along with lots of great looking coffee shops. Why Copenhagen, why? I was pretty bummed out about it all as I really wanted to go into Hay (my dream interior shop) and the Art and Design Museum to geek out over all the Mid-Century design. Alas it wasn't meant to be. Luckily we came across the Round Tower an attraction I really wanted to visit for its views over Copey. The Tower was built as an astronomical observatory in the 17th-century and had a beautiful chapel attached to it.
We also explored the palace gardens and near the river we stumbled upon a garden / cafe / bar / creative work space housed in a geo dome called the Dome of Visions. We were all pretty impressed with said dome and have made plans to one day open our own in the UK when we're all millionaires.
That night we headed out for a fancy pizza at Mother in the meat packing district. I had an amazing burrata pizza, my favourite thing to eat in the world. The chef plopped this huge fresh burrata right on top and I'm still dreaming about it. Mother was super cool but I didn't take any pics as it was our last night together and I also wanted to focus on the delicious food. We hopped over the road to a wine bar and ordered some prosecco to celebrate the holiday. It was such a great evening and area we wished we'd come out for a night of dancing on the Saturday too.
Copenhagen was one of my favourite places I have ever visited and I'm planning on going back next Summer. Its a perfect place if you enjoy thoughtful food, design and laid back people.
I borrowed a bunch of photos from Erica our designated photographer. Thanks Erica!
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