NOTE: This post might contain an awful lot of house wife information 😎
While I hate to clean the house, I absolutely love to tidy up (yes, there’s a big difference between the two). So with all our guest gone and no new guests on the planning (yet), it’s time to move all our guest stuff down to the basement. So between all the blankets, pillows, and air-bed there’s one item I hate the most: the fitted sheet. Normally I kinda just roll it into a ball and hope for the best. But this time I decided I needed some Martha Steward to help me out and it actually worked!
This was my final result and while probably most of you wont understand, for a near OCD person like me it’s really satisfying to see such a neat folded sheet 😛
Spring and Summer are on their way and Copenhagen is AWESOME during this period! I know a lot of you want to visit the city (please do, you’ll love it!), so why not a city guide of my favorite places I probably will update this post whenever I come up with or find something new and cute. So when you are planning a visit to Copenhagen, bookmark this post!
Copenhagen is divided in several districts and every district has its own attitude and atmosphere. The following are the districts I visit most often: the inner city (Indrye Be or København K) hosts several tourist attractions and the main shopping street. Vesterbro (København V) is the “hipster” part of the city, where you can find the meat-packing district. Nørrebro (København N) is the multicultural district, there are heaps of cute cafees and it’s close to the lakes. Frederiksberg is a city within Copenhagen, they even have their own tax rules.
While I wanted to write only one blog, there’s so much to do and to see in Copenhagen. So this will be the first out of three post. Find Copenhagen – Where to Eat here and Copenhagen – Where to Shop here
Torvehallerne, Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K, website
My all-time favorite place to go on a sunny afternoon (or even when it’s minus 5 degrees..). It’s a market place with a bunch of local or organic speciality and delicacy stalls. Most of the things are rather expensive, but as a foodie I love just to absorb all the great ingredients and usually there’s also a lot to sample. In the summer there’s a great little square in between the two buildings, with among others a cava bar where you can also get some delicious oysters! Don’t forget to try the French duck sandwich, the humongous Danish fiskfrikadeller or some delicious Spanish tapas.
Here you can find a blog I wrote about Torvehallerne last year.
Tivoli, Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V, website
Tivoli is an amusement park in the middle of the city, next to the central station. For me personally, it’s Copenhagen in a nutshell: not too big, but gorgeous in every aspect. For the Dutchies: it’s like the luxurious version of “de Efteling”. There are a bunch of exciting attractions, but there’s also a Michelin awarded restaurant. The entrance fee is 95 kr (12.50 euro), but you have to pay an additional fee (25 – 75 kr per ride) when you want to ride the attractions: this is a great option for those who only want to experience all the cool stuff from ground level. A multi-ride ticket cost 199 kr (25 euro). During the summer there is a concert every Friday, you can find the program here.
Kødbyen, Flæsketorvet 79, 1711 København V, website
Kødbyen (meat-packing district) is another place where you can find me almost an a daily basis. During the day-time it is a place where all restaurant owners do their groceries (hence the name meat-packing district), but at night it transforms into a nice place with a lot of good restaurants and cosy bars. If you want to take it more to the extreme, you could join me to Butcher’s Lab for a Crossfit work-out!
Christiania, Bådsmandsstræde 43, 1407 København K, website
Christiania might be the hardest place to explain. It is Disney land for adults, a free state within Copenhagen where you can find weed and hash. While I’m not interested in the latter, I think that it is such an intriguing place to be and to see. It remembers me to a modern Woodstock, where hippies still control the district. Everything is free and flowing, but most of all beautiful.
I always have mixed feelings regarding the real tourist attractions, one the one hand I feel obliged having seen it all, but on the other hand do you really wanna be in all those overcrowded places?! Anyway, a tour over the canals can be a good compromise! The boat drops by all the important places (a.o. nyhavn, the little mermaid and the opera house) and you can hop on and off at most of them. It’s a great way to explore Copenhagen, especially when the weather is nice!
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Gl. Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, website
Last, but not least: Louisiana. If you are in Copenhagen for a longer visit, I can really recommend the museum of modern art. It is about an hour away from the city, but it’s one of the prettiest museums I have ever visited. The museum’s permanent collection includes more than 3000 works and is one of the largest in Scandinavia. It takes its point of departure in the period after 1945 including artists like Picasso, Giacometti, Dubuffet, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Rauschenberg, Henry Moore, Louise
This was it for now, please stay in tune for some posts about where to shop and where to eat! If you have any questions regarding a visit to Copenhagen, you can always write me a comment or e-mail.
Where to start? The 20-year-old Nirimmi Joy Firebrace (even her name is amazeballs) is the youngest fashion photographer ever signed to an agency. She shot a Diesel campaign in 2010 (when she was 17) and a Billabong campaign at age 18. She is the proud momma of Alba (1 year old) and deliberately choose to become a parent at such a young age. She and her lover (whom she has been with since age 14) live a bohemian life while travelling all continents. She seems to be a real passionate artist (in every aspect of the definition, the positive and the negative) and besides her gorgeous pictures, I also love her dreamy writing style (see: biography).
I love her vision on life, even though it might be 180 degrees different from my own life. She lives her life with the idea of only needing as much as food, a roof above her head and her camera. She dropped out of high-school to become an artist and she definitely succeeded for her young age. Her blog The Road is Home is definitely worth a visit!
All pictures are from The Road is Home. Isn’t she gorgeous?! Most of these pictures are made by her boyfriend M, but go to her blog to see more of her own editorials!
The boyfriend and I have been living together for about a year now and we have completely different taste regarding pretty much everything interior. I like things to be funny, comfy and bubbly (not to confuse with girly tho..) and he likes everything modern.
So last week when we dropped by the creative flea-market Finders Keepers we couldn’t agree on any of the illustrations that were sold. I liked the illustration of the big fluffy bear who dressed up, the boyfriend liked the graphic illustration of a minx – our relationship in a nutshell…
I kid you not, we walked through the entire venue 3 times to find something we both agreed on. And we finally did, on a piece that I actually already fell in love with a couple of weeks ago when it hit the blogosphere. It is a poster from Kort Kartellet of the district (inner city) where we live. A lot of Danish youngsters/hipsters don’t like the district because it’s quite and there are not a lot of clubs to go to, but I love it: there are heaps of shops close by, Kongens Have (the most beautiful park) is literally only 5 minutes away and there are tons of nice routes to run.
We haven’t found a spot yet, but I kind dig the first picture of this blog with all the districts on one wall. But with a tag price from 400 kr (50 euro) to 600 kr (80 euro) I need to save up a bit first (and stop buying all the kitchen appliances/tools) 😉 I definitely added the Copenhagen poster on my wish list!
Finders Keepers is a great place to find bargains on Danish furniture, art and clothing from young designers often straight from art academies. There’s also a bunch of bloggers that sold their old stuff, but I always find it a bit hard to really find something special in a bundle of 2nd hand stuff. On their website you can find great inspiration from all the sellers and most of the things are also on sale online!