This summer time, after seeing household in England, the boys and I headed to go to buddies in Copenhagen. I’d all the time wished to discover town, so we have been excited to swim within the harbor, go down a large museum slide, and eat alllll the pastries. Listed below are a number of images, should you’d wish to see…
From the minute we arrived, we knew we have been in a design capital: take a look at these airport carts!
We rented a candy condo in Indre By, the historic middle of Copenhagen, in order that we’d be capable of stroll nearly in all places.
And listed here are glamour photographs of the boys strolling 🙂
Over the following few days, we had plenty of adventures, together with braving the four-story slide within the Danish Structure Middle…
…having a snack at La Banchina, the place you may take a dip within the harbor…
…and stopping by the Guinness World Data Museum to face subsequent to a life-sized statue of Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in recorded historical past.
Because the boys and I have been flying solo, I used to be completely satisfied to observe their lead, and we ended up going to Tivoli Gardens two days in a row. The park, which is smack in the midst of town, has rollercoasters, bumper automobiles, swings, ice cream, flowers, grassy lawns, and reclining chairs. I watched the boys from a bench and typically learn my ebook, so we have been all completely satisfied.
On the rollercoaster, the boys had their picture taken whereas shrieking…
So, it made me chortle to see a snapshot of those cool, reserved Danes.
Our buddies advised us to not sleep on the pastries, so, every morning, we tried one thing totally different, together with sourdough buns, pastries, and cinnamon buns, which have been wealthy however in some way additionally ethereal?
I favored how the cafés round city confronted their benches outward, so you can folks watch.
And the folks watching was wonderful. Total, the type appeared to be minimal, cool, and laid-back — plenty of rain jackets and impartial palettes, and shirts and denims have been usually outsized.
Additionally, folks rode bikes in all places — a metropolis after my very own coronary heart! Apparently greater than half of the locals commute to high school or work by bike, and we noticed folks using with a number of youngsters, heels, suitcases, canine, and (above) even a mattress.
My favourite night time was once we went to my buddy Miriam’s home. Chances are you’ll bear in mind her from her great home tour! We have now stayed in contact since I interviewed her, and whereas this was the primary time we met in actual life, I felt like I already knew her nicely. The web is so bizarre/superb like that.
Isn’t she beautiful? After we walked in, I advised her I used to be impressed that she was making pizzas as an alternative of ordering them, and she or he laughed and stated, “I instantly regretted it.”
She’d invited a number of buddies, together with the 2 girls behind the positioning Scandinavian Customary. Everybody was heat and humorous.
Toby clicked with a woman on the dinner, since they each cherished speaking about video video games, TV reveals, and the precise dates and lengths of their college breaks.
Additionally, in case anybody was dying of curiosity, right here is the one picture Anton took in Denmark lol.
We ADORED town, and it’s all the time a pleasure to journey with these two little stinks! Thanks for having us, Copenhagen! xoxo
A couple of readers requested for suggestions, so with the foremost caveat that this was my first time in Copenhagen, I’m completely satisfied to share the place we went and the insights we bought from buddies/locals. Additionally, earlier than our journey, I made a Google map of Copenhagen with playgrounds, cafés, outlets, and many others. It’s removed from complete, however figured I’d hyperlink to it, in case it’s useful for anybody.
The place we stayed: an two-bedroom airbnb in Indre By. The neighborhood is central and touristy, however the condo was on a quiet avenue.
The place to get pastries: Hart, Lille, Apotek 57 and Atelier September seem to be sizzling spots, however mainly each café crushes it.
The place to eat: Casamadre, Apollo Bar, Mangia and Pauli have been advisable by buddies. La Banchina is a really cool scene for snacks, espresso and drinks. (We went to a different well-reviewed Italian place and it was not good — the service was sluggish and chilly, and there was plastic in our meals!). And, we cherished the burgers at Gasoline Grill; they promote out day-after-day, so go for lunch or an early dinner.
The place to buy: Shrig Store, Holly Golightly, Ganni (this clothes retailer nails that cool-girl Danish aesthetic), Rains (you see their rain jackets in all places), Studio Arhoj, Stilleben No. 22, Dora, Dansk Made for Rooms
The place to museum: Louisiana Museum of Fashionable Artwork (this can be a day journey exterior town but it surely appears really superb, I want we’d had time), Finn Juhl Home
The place to go together with youngsters: Tivoli Gardens, Guinness World Data Museum (tbh, it’s simply okay, however my youngsters nonetheless cherished it), the Danish Structure Middle (don’t miss the large slide), Gasoline Grill, and each single café!
What would you add? And should you’re an area, do you will have any insider ideas? I’d be thrilled to listen to… xoxoxo
P.S. 12 shocking issues about parenting in Denmark, and Miriam’s Copenhagen home tour.
(La Banchina picture by Nicki Sebastian.)