As you might have read earlier this week, Copenhagen has long been on my list of European cities to visit. Being less than a two hour flight away and boasting everything from history, culture, architecture, shopping, food and nightlife- this city seemed to have it all; and after a short weekend away I can safely say I fell head over heels for it. There's definitely a reason people here are voted some of the happiest, let me tell you that and I am so very excited to share some of the gems I discovered...

To Stay: AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen

If you're looking for somewhere well priced, beautifully designed, clean and a stones throw away from the city centre (the metro is practically outside the hotel, taking you all across the city)- then AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen is one to note down. Definitely one you can't miss from the cities sky-line (it's seriously something), this hotel boasts an incredible design element- including seriously comfortable beds in the rooms, delicious dining from one of a couple of restaurants and a sky bar too (scanning the whole of the city)- not bad for a fleeting weekend away!

Center Boulevard 5, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark

Eating: Atelier September:

Possibly one of the coolest foodie discoveries I've dined in, Atelier September excels in everything from Scandi style (I'm certain everyone who works and eats here is beautiful and Danish), inventive and classic dishes (from avocado on rye to, ahem, zucchini with granola)- it's definitely the perfect spot to grab a coffee and people watch (whilst instagramming on their marble bar, naturally).

Gothersgade 30, 1123 København K, Denmark

Paper Island (Papirøen):

If you're one to want to sample multiple dishes (or are travelling with a group who all have different tastes)- Paper Island, or Papirøen- is the perfect inside street food market to take down. With everything from burgers, fresh pasta, cocktails and creme brûlée donuts- there's something for everyone (and you can even sit outside on a sunny day too)!

Trangravsvej 14, 7/8, 1436 København K, Denmark

Mother:

Nestled in the old meat packing district (and area of Kodbyen)- Mother is one seriously popular spot to sample some of the most delicious Italian in the city. With pillowy sourdough pizzas, special pasta dishes and more cheese based sides than I care to admit we ordered- the only thing was to just make sure you save room for the Nutella and ricotta calzone afterwards...

Høkerboderne 9, 1712 København V, Denmark

Gasoline Grill:

Although I didn't actually sample a burger here (Carrie and Lucy picked one up and said it was delicious, which was the biggest seal of approval this place could have)- I had to include a burger spot on my list, right? On top of that, Gasoline Grill is situated in an old petrol station which makes it all the cooler (esp. if you have a car that needs filling up) and it's outdoor seating makes for the perfect chilled grab-and-go burger.

Borgergade 13, 1300 København, Denmark

Royal Smushi:

If you're after somewhere special to grab a cuppa and a cake (or take five after a day of shopping) Royal Smushi Cafe is the perfect spot. With gorgeous courtyard seating (or a pink interior worthy of several hundred Instagrams)- it's the ultimate lady-like spot to take five.

Amagertorv 6, 1160 København, Denmark

Laura's:

Tucked away in Torvehallerne Food Market (although I know they have a bricks and mortar cafe too)- Laura's is completely worth a visit if you're after the most delicious cinnamon buns and rolls in the city. On top of that, with the market boasting everything from outdoor flowers stands, and fresh dishes to go- there's plenty to justify your bun stop.

Værnedamsvej 4A, 1619 København V, Denmark

Møller - Kaffe og Køkken:

If like me you're a big fan of sharing and small plates (yup, I'm one of those people), Moller Kaffe & Kokken is the perfect spot for some quick bites. With everything from eggs, avocado, chicken and salad plates- it's the perfect 'build-your-own' dining spot for some relaxed eating.

Nørrebrogade 160, 2200 København N, Denmark

Some more food for thought...

Neigbourhood (another delicious pizza spot), Cocks & Cows (with both meat and veggie options), War Pigs (american style meat and beer), Italo Disco (pint-sized Italian), Mad & Kaffe (traditional Scandinavian breakfasts), The Living Room (hipster lunch spot), Bacchouse (pretty coffee spot), Leckerbaer (incredible cake design), Meyers Bageri (all the cinnamon buns), Parterre (beautiful little cafe), Jolene (very cool bar), Mikkeller & Friends (pastel bar- need I say more?), Nice Cream (delicious vegan ice cream)


Shopping: Hay House:

Let's be honest, it's pretty likely you've heard of Hay before (it could be their beautiful sofas, collectable (and Instagrammable trays) or even stationary) - but if you haven't let me introduce you to this gorgeous Danish design company. With their city centre store laid out like an apartment; this place is home to beautiful furniture, small accessories and more colour co-ordinated stationary than you could wish for.

Østergade 61, 1100 København K, Denmark

Adelie:

If you're anything lime me, you're likely to spot this little Nørrebro shop from it's pink exterior from a mile away (and let me tell you, inside is just as beautiful). Home to a range of the most covetable Scandi brands (Ganni, I'm looking at you) and accessories (as well as a curated beauty selection)- Adelie is a serious gem in this cool neighbourhood.

Guldbergsgade 20, 2200 København, Denmark

Bast:

If there's one thing Copenhagen is seriously excelling in, it's the shops stocking beautiful homeware and succulents. I've never spotted so many cool design shops on virtually every street corner, and BAST is just one of the many we managed to stick our heads into.

Nørrebrogade

Illums Bolighus:

The homeware, THE HOMEWARE. Oh my goodness. If you want to uncover several floors of beautiful department store goodness (all bathed in Scandi design) then you have to swing by Illums Bolighus. Whether you're gift shopping, after that covetable cactus vase or even want to browse their clothing and skincare- this shop is what dreams are made of.

Amagertorv 10, 1160 København, Denmark

Second hand designer:

Another thing Copenhagen seems to really nail are the second hand designer shops. A bit of a rarity in London, it's an amazing way of making high-end high street and more luxury designers accessible- and having spotted a few of these curated stores around the city, you'll be amazed by some of the gems you ca spot inside too.

I can't remember the name, but opposite the ACNE Outlet here: Elmegade 21, 2200 København N, Denmark

Urban Room:

It was hard to not list every cool home and clothes store we discovered in this post, but I couldn't do a guide without popping in the gorgeous Urban Room. With lots of favourite brands including Love Stories- along with home ware, incredible prints and clothing too- this place is a haven for one off design pieces and a balance of home and style.

Guldbergsgade 11, 2200 København N, Denmark

More hidden gems...

Play Type (amazing typography and design), Stilleben (another design and typography led store), Pang (homeware and colour- lots of), Acne Outlet (amazing discounted designer pieces), Rude (cool clothing concept store)


Seeing: Arken Museum of Modern Art:

Although a little out of town, Arken is one of the most interesting galleries I've been to. With works from Damien Hurst, Grayson Perry and many upcoming and established Dnaish artists, Arken also had an impressive amount of exhibitions on- with our visit primarily being centred around seeing the work of Gerda Wegener and her incredible works of Lili- which is one of the most impressive and moving displays I've seen (and even better if you've seen The Danish Girl too).

Skovvej 100, 2635 Ishøj, Denmark

Jægersborggade:

A street in the above neighbourhood of Nørrebro- this Manhattan-esque street was home to nearly 50% of my 'to-visit' list whilst in the city. With a collective of some of the most amazing restaurants, cafes and shops in the city (including Kaktus, Donut Shop, Coffee Collective, Istid and Grød)- it's one to mark off for an afternoon of food, shopping and coffee sampling. Completely dreamy.

Jægersborggade, 2200 København N, Denmark

Nyhavn:

If you want to sit along the river, admire the rows of beautiful coloured townhouses and soak in some of the incredible atmosphere the city has to offer, be sure to pop a visit to Nyhavn on your list- take a bike too to feel like a total local too!

Nyhavn 1-71, 1051 København K, Denmark

Christianshavn:

One of my favourite neighbourhoods we discovered in the city, Christianshavn is the perfect location for exploring the canals of the city- and I definitely recommend taking a boat if you can (but be sure to book ahead, as they get incredibly busy on sunny days- as we learnt the hard way)!

Christiania:

If you want a somewhat otherworldly experience whilst in the city, make sure to pack in a visit to Freetown Christiania. Unlike anywhere else I've ever visited- this hippie commune in the city centre is like another city within the city. With set rules, no cars and a serious vibe like a miniature Glastonbury (there's a reason it's called the 'Green light district')- it's unlike anything else in the city (although be sure to keep your camera away)!

Other Must-Sees:

Tilvoli Park and Gardens (incredible old theme park and stunning gardens), Botanical Gardens, Church of our Saviour (amazing architecture and spire to climb), Danish Jewish Museum, Amalienborg Palace (beautiful grounds of the Danish Royal family)


A big thank you to Marriott for accommodating our visit and looking after us on the trip!


x


As you might have read earlier this week, Copenhagen has long been on my list of European cities to visit. Being less than a two hour flight away and boasting everything from history, culture, architecture, shopping, food and nightlife- this city seemed to have it all; and after a short weekend away I can safely say I fell head over heels for it. There's definitely a reason people here are voted some of the happiest, let me tell you that and I am so very excited to share some of the gems I discovered...

To Stay: AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen

If you're looking for somewhere well priced, beautifully designed, clean and a stones throw away from the city centre (the metro is practically outside the hotel, taking you all across the city)- then AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen is one to note down. Definitely one you can't miss from the cities sky-line (it's seriously something), this hotel boasts an incredible design element- including seriously comfortable beds in the rooms, delicious dining from one of a couple of restaurants and a sky bar too (scanning the whole of the city)- not bad for a fleeting weekend away!

Center Boulevard 5, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark

Eating: Atelier September:

Possibly one of the coolest foodie discoveries I've dined in, Atelier September excels in everything from Scandi style (I'm certain everyone who works and eats here is beautiful and Danish), inventive and classic dishes (from avocado on rye to, ahem, zucchini with granola)- it's definitely the perfect spot to grab a coffee and people watch (whilst instagramming on their marble bar, naturally).

Gothersgade 30, 1123 København K, Denmark

Paper Island (Papirøen):

If you're one to want to sample multiple dishes (or are travelling with a group who all have different tastes)- Paper Island, or Papirøen- is the perfect inside street food market to take down. With everything from burgers, fresh pasta, cocktails and creme brûlée donuts- there's something for everyone (and you can even sit outside on a sunny day too)!

Trangravsvej 14, 7/8, 1436 København K, Denmark

Mother:

Nestled in the old meat packing district (and area of Kodbyen)- Mother is one seriously popular spot to sample some of the most delicious Italian in the city. With pillowy sourdough pizzas, special pasta dishes and more cheese based sides than I care to admit we ordered- the only thing was to just make sure you save room for the Nutella and ricotta calzone afterwards...

Høkerboderne 9, 1712 København V, Denmark

Gasoline Grill:

Although I didn't actually sample a burger here (Carrie and Lucy picked one up and said it was delicious, which was the biggest seal of approval this place could have)- I had to include a burger spot on my list, right? On top of that, Gasoline Grill is situated in an old petrol station which makes it all the cooler (esp. if you have a car that needs filling up) and it's outdoor seating makes for the perfect chilled grab-and-go burger.

Borgergade 13, 1300 København, Denmark

Royal Smushi:

If you're after somewhere special to grab a cuppa and a cake (or take five after a day of shopping) Royal Smushi Cafe is the perfect spot. With gorgeous courtyard seating (or a pink interior worthy of several hundred Instagrams)- it's the ultimate lady-like spot to take five.

Amagertorv 6, 1160 København, Denmark

Laura's:

Tucked away in Torvehallerne Food Market (although I know they have a bricks and mortar cafe too)- Laura's is completely worth a visit if you're after the most delicious cinnamon buns and rolls in the city. On top of that, with the market boasting everything from outdoor flowers stands, and fresh dishes to go- there's plenty to justify your bun stop.

Værnedamsvej 4A, 1619 København V, Denmark

Møller - Kaffe og Køkken:

If like me you're a big fan of sharing and small plates (yup, I'm one of those people), Moller Kaffe & Kokken is the perfect spot for some quick bites. With everything from eggs, avocado, chicken and salad plates- it's the perfect 'build-your-own' dining spot for some relaxed eating.

Nørrebrogade 160, 2200 København N, Denmark

Some more food for thought...

Neigbourhood (another delicious pizza spot), Cocks & Cows (with both meat and veggie options), War Pigs (american style meat and beer), Italo Disco (pint-sized Italian), Mad & Kaffe (traditional Scandinavian breakfasts), The Living Room (hipster lunch spot), Bacchouse (pretty coffee spot), Leckerbaer (incredible cake design), Meyers Bageri (all the cinnamon buns), Parterre (beautiful little cafe), Jolene (very cool bar), Mikkeller & Friends (pastel bar- need I say more?), Nice Cream (delicious vegan ice cream)


Shopping: Hay House:

Let's be honest, it's pretty likely you've heard of Hay before (it could be their beautiful sofas, collectable (and Instagrammable trays) or even stationary) - but if you haven't let me introduce you to this gorgeous Danish design company. With their city centre store laid out like an apartment; this place is home to beautiful furniture, small accessories and more colour co-ordinated stationary than you could wish for.

Østergade 61, 1100 København K, Denmark

Adelie:

If you're anything lime me, you're likely to spot this little Nørrebro shop from it's pink exterior from a mile away (and let me tell you, inside is just as beautiful). Home to a range of the most covetable Scandi brands (Ganni, I'm looking at you) and accessories (as well as a curated beauty selection)- Adelie is a serious gem in this cool neighbourhood.

Guldbergsgade 20, 2200 København, Denmark

Bast:

If there's one thing Copenhagen is seriously excelling in, it's the shops stocking beautiful homeware and succulents. I've never spotted so many cool design shops on virtually every street corner, and BAST is just one of the many we managed to stick our heads into.

Nørrebrogade

Illums Bolighus:

The homeware, THE HOMEWARE. Oh my goodness. If you want to uncover several floors of beautiful department store goodness (all bathed in Scandi design) then you have to swing by Illums Bolighus. Whether you're gift shopping, after that covetable cactus vase or even want to browse their clothing and skincare- this shop is what dreams are made of.

Amagertorv 10, 1160 København, Denmark

Second hand designer:

Another thing Copenhagen seems to really nail are the second hand designer shops. A bit of a rarity in London, it's an amazing way of making high-end high street and more luxury designers accessible- and having spotted a few of these curated stores around the city, you'll be amazed by some of the gems you ca spot inside too.

I can't remember the name, but opposite the ACNE Outlet here: Elmegade 21, 2200 København N, Denmark

Urban Room:

It was hard to not list every cool home and clothes store we discovered in this post, but I couldn't do a guide without popping in the gorgeous Urban Room. With lots of favourite brands including Love Stories- along with home ware, incredible prints and clothing too- this place is a haven for one off design pieces and a balance of home and style.

Guldbergsgade 11, 2200 København N, Denmark

More hidden gems...

Play Type (amazing typography and design), Stilleben (another design and typography led store), Pang (homeware and colour- lots of), Acne Outlet (amazing discounted designer pieces), Rude (cool clothing concept store)


Seeing: Arken Museum of Modern Art:

Although a little out of town, Arken is one of the most interesting galleries I've been to. With works from Damien Hurst, Grayson Perry and many upcoming and established Dnaish artists, Arken also had an impressive amount of exhibitions on- with our visit primarily being centred around seeing the work of Gerda Wegener and her incredible works of Lili- which is one of the most impressive and moving displays I've seen (and even better if you've seen The Danish Girl too).

Skovvej 100, 2635 Ishøj, Denmark

Jægersborggade:

A street in the above neighbourhood of Nørrebro- this Manhattan-esque street was home to nearly 50% of my 'to-visit' list whilst in the city. With a collective of some of the most amazing restaurants, cafes and shops in the city (including Kaktus, Donut Shop, Coffee Collective, Istid and Grød)- it's one to mark off for an afternoon of food, shopping and coffee sampling. Completely dreamy.

Jægersborggade, 2200 København N, Denmark

Nyhavn:

If you want to sit along the river, admire the rows of beautiful coloured townhouses and soak in some of the incredible atmosphere the city has to offer, be sure to pop a visit to Nyhavn on your list- take a bike too to feel like a total local too!

Nyhavn 1-71, 1051 København K, Denmark

Christianshavn:

One of my favourite neighbourhoods we discovered in the city, Christianshavn is the perfect location for exploring the canals of the city- and I definitely recommend taking a boat if you can (but be sure to book ahead, as they get incredibly busy on sunny days- as we learnt the hard way)!

Christiania:

If you want a somewhat otherworldly experience whilst in the city, make sure to pack in a visit to Freetown Christiania. Unlike anywhere else I've ever visited- this hippie commune in the city centre is like another city within the city. With set rules, no cars and a serious vibe like a miniature Glastonbury (there's a reason it's called the 'Green light district')- it's unlike anything else in the city (although be sure to keep your camera away)!

Other Must-Sees:

Tilvoli Park and Gardens (incredible old theme park and stunning gardens), Botanical Gardens, Church of our Saviour (amazing architecture and spire to climb), Danish Jewish Museum, Amalienborg Palace (beautiful grounds of the Danish Royal family)


A big thank you to Marriott for accommodating our visit and looking after us on the trip!


x

43 comments:

  1. THIS IS AMAZING! I'm going there in a couple of weeks and was just cracking open my Wallpaper guide when I saw this. Obviously, I'm reading this first! Ha!

    - Elodie x

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  2. So happy to see Mother on this list! The food there ranks among some of the best Italian food I've ever eaten! Saving this post for future reference :)

    tessa at bramble & thorn.

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  3. Wow - you've really sold Copenhagen to me - your photos are stunning!

    Amy | www.whatamydid.co.uk

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  4. Hay House looks amazing- definitely fulfilling my aesthetic desires! x
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  5. Sooo lovely! I would love to vist copenhagen one day!!

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  6. The food and interiors look incredible. I also NEED to visit Hay house!

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  7. Ah I love this post! X
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  8. Copenhagen is one of my favourite places in the world, seeing all your images brought back great memories of my time spent there! :)

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    x

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  9. Very useful travel tips! Would love to visit there someday!
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  10. The photos on this post are insane, looks like a wonderful place to visit.
    All the food looks amazing!

    HANNAH FROM NYLONTOAST

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  11. Looks stunning! I've always been put off by the prices but looks like it's worth saving up for a visit x

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  12. Your photos are so beautiful! I am hoping to go to Copenhagen some day so this post has been super helpful!

    Ella xx
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  13. Loving this post, desperate to visit Copenhagen and a little guide never goes a miss!

    Dana
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  14. You made me want to visit there.
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  15. It looks so amazing! I met someone from Copenhagen over the Summer and was just like 'tell me everything about your city I really wanna visit!' haha.

    Belle in Black and White

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  16. Your travel photography is always so beautiful. Copenhagen isn't exactly a place I've ever dreamed of going but it looks gorgeous!
    Jen | Giveaway | Velvet Spring

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  17. Oh my, Copenhagen looks beautiful! Seems like you went to some really cool places Liv! x

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  18. Oh wow, your photo stories and city guides always make me want to transfer myself immediately to that place! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Copenhagen looks so ridiculously gorgeous! I think next summer might be my time to go (I think Scandinavian cities are definitely at their best at summertime - ALL the light!) but I wish I could go there right now, it sounds like such a lovely place.

    Ps. Your photography is so good! I'm trying to get better at mine and yours is such an inspiration! :) x

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  20. Scandinavian interior has got to be my favorite, and my oh my the actual real thing aka the cafes and shops has derailed me. So damn beautiful! And that crème brûlée donut looks and must've tasted heavenly! Love this guide, Liv. Dying to go to Copenhagen now. :)

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  21. Omg I so want to go! Thanks for this lovely guide! + I love that laptop cover :)

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  22. Great photos!

    Kate x | http://katealifestyle.blogspot.com

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  23. My goodness, all of these shots look like they've come straight from a magazine, which speaks volumes of how beautiful Copenhagen is (and your photo taking skills as well of course!)

    Beautiful, beautiful post. Bookmarking for sure!

    xx Carina
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  24. Copenhagen is one of my favourite cities! Great post!

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  25. That Urban Room looks so cool!

    madison xx

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  26. Wow there are so many cool places
    there
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  27. I'd love to travel to Copenhagen, so thanks so much for this post!

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  28. everything looks so beautiful, the food places look so cool and quaint <3

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  29. Uh I LOVE Copenhagen and I haven't even been there yet! Definitely noting these gems down to visit very soon, you captured the city so beautifully! Immy x

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  30. I really want to visit this place!

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  31. Thanks so much for this amazing insight of Copenhagen. This marvelous city has been on my travel wish list for ages... Hopefully I can explore it pretty soon! :)
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  32. I really want to visit Copenhagen, your recommendations look amazing! x

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  33. As always great photos :)

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  34. Yaay Copenhagen is so beautiful! I was there around Christmas time and it was wonderful! <3
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  35. Looks gorgeous! :) I wanna go so badly! :)


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  36. Copenhagen was already on my bucket list of cities to visit in Europe but after all these adorable places, I might have to book a flight soon :)

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  37. This is the post I've been waiting for! Always wanted to go to Copenhagen and spotted lots of the areas on Snapchat I'd wanted to go to - on the visit list!

    Lauren x
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  38. Friendly reminder from a local: It's called Christianshavn, not Christenhaven;)
    Great list! I live in Aalborg, Denmark so this will be helpful for me too next time i visit our capital. Definitely need to try out that Italian place in Kødbyen:)

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    1. Doh! Thank you so much for correcting me!

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  39. i always love your travel posts..so inspiring <3


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  40. Where are the gorgeous iphone and laptop covers from? <3

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    1. The laptop is Lucy's from Shiny Thoughts (I'm sure she's posted about it) and my phone case is from Sonix!

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