Copenhagen is one of my new favorite cities. I have been intrigued by the Danish capital for a long time, of course, Denmark is known for its design, so I was anxious to explore. it has gorgeous architecture, a rich long history and an amazing food scene. I was surprised by the eclectic nature of the buildings, and the Danes sunbathing and swimming in the canals off of the city streets. Again, Summer in Scandinavia means very short nights, and the locals take advantage of these super-long days.
With more bikes than cars on the road, we had to explore on bikes ourselves. We ate at a fabulous food market and again had delicious strawberries, and the famous Danish snap peas - Truly a healthy snack that almost tastes like candy. As expected, the cuisine is fabulous throughout this restaurant town. I am listing our favorite restaurants in Copenhagen, just know that we were only there a short time, so we barely scratched the surface.
I was able to meet Danish designers as well, with my new stylist friend, Trine Høyer. We started our day visiting a PR consultant that represents amazing brands, then it was on to concept stores, a fabulous shoe designer (maybe shoes at Lesetta? Stay tuned…), and ended the day with the lovely Sarah Müllertz of Kinraden. Sarah’s sustainable fine jewelry will be a part of the Lesetta Collection this Fall. We love the Scandi design and circular business model - She uses recycled silver and gold, sourced in Europe, and her design is influenced by her years of working as one of the top architects in the city. I really can’t wait to show it to you.
Bike Tour - we did a city tour, but they offer brewery tours, design tours, etc.
Swim in the canals
Shopping, Shopping, Shopping!!!
Drink Beer - Denmark is known for one of the largest beer companies in the world, Carlsberg, and Tuborg isn't too bad either. But, they also have a great micro-brewery scene so enjoy experimenting.
Scarpetta - Italian - my kids needed a pizza fix, and we loved the pasta dishes as well. Charming and neighborhood-y. There is more than one location.
Fiskebar - Fabulous seafood in Meat Packing District (Danish Lobster!!) * We had a lot of places recommended to us in the Meat Packing district - so cool.
Levi's - new, lovely spot in a great shopping area for lunch or dinner
Barr - Owned by a former Noma Chef. Casual and right off of the canal. It is inventive and delicious.
Torvehallern Food Hall - We went twice. It has many great "restaurant" stalls and a farmers market.
Refffen Street Food - Food Truck park over the Kissing Bridge - we rode our bikes there one day and everyone got something different that made them happy!