Is there anything better than visiting a new city? When it’s one with a history of classic design, amazing shops and a million Instagrammable corners, I don’t think so!
Last week I travelled to Copenhagen with Amara Living to be immersed in 48-hours of all things stylishly gorgeous.
(And that’s just the people – I have honestly never seen so many beautiful people concentrated in one place!)
The Danish capital has such a strong design legacy, but they’re keen to make waves with their modern designers too. So it was such a privilege being given behind the scenes access to three of Denmark’s coolest brands, Normann Copenhagen, By Lassen and HAY.
Read on for a photo diary of my visit, including my recommendations for places to visit.
And check out my top five Danish design buys from Amara.
I loved it all. I want to move there.
MY COPENHAGEN RECOMMENDATIONS:
- Paté Paté We ate here on the first night and it was fantastic. We shared a million different dishes, including pea risotto and harissa roast chicken.
- Baest One of the best Italian restaurants I’ve ever eaten – but in Copenhagen! They make their own Mozzarella for goodness sake. In the cool Nørrebro district, which is well worth a stroll around.
- Møller Kaffe og Kuchen For the best brunch in town (they’ve won an award for it), head to this former bank on Nørrebrogade.
- Acne Archive. The outlet for fashion house Acne, on the corner of Elmegade and Egegade in Nørrebro. Lost hours. Bought boots.
- Design Museum Well worth a visit for the amazing mid century furniture, gorgeous garden and ultra chic café.
- Antique shops Oh man there are LOADS! It’s amazing! For quirkier finds, head to Ravnsborggade in Nørrebro but for vintage Eames, Jacobsen and old vintage signs, take a trip to Østerbro.
MY TOP FIVE DANISH-DESIGN PICKS FROM AMARA:
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