Copenhagen has been lovely so far, and I am absolutely falling for this city! The people here are so incredibly nice, and I have been enjoying every single day. Even the weather has been amazing thus far. My third day in Copenhagen starts at 4 am. Ahhhh jet lag…

[striped]4:00 am[/striped]

I woke up because of jet lag and couldn’t go back to sleep. I also developed some sort of itchy allergic reaction over night too, so it made it hard to get comfortable. Of course this would happen to me! I think it might be the milk here? Does anyone know if milk is treated differently in Denmark? I notice I start to feel itchy when I have a latte or cappuccino. It better not be the espresso! As might as well throw myself in front of a biker now. #dramaticEM

[striped]8:00 am[/striped]

Finally got out of bed, and at this point my arms were feeling less itchy and better. I headed down for some complimentary breakfast (thank you Wakeup Copenhagen!), which was delicious and healthy. It’s weird, I haven’t really been eating like crazy on this trip. Usually I eat the worst things when I travel, but I’ve been really enjoying a lot of healthy food in Copenhagen, and I haven’t even been that hungry. I’ve only been eating about two meals a day. If you know me in person, this is unheard of.

[striped]9:00 am[/striped]

After breakfast I headed around the corner to check out Atelier September. I knew I wanted to blog about this quaint little coffee shop, however it ended up being so packed! I really didn’t get that many good shots, so I think I’ll need to go back at some point. I quickly went back to the hotel, and then I set off for Illum to check out some more scandi shops.

[striped]10:30 am[/striped]

Made it over to the shopping area, and I remembered the other day I really wanted to photograph this church, but I arrived after it had closed. So I quickly made my way over there, and I am so glad I did! It is seriously the most gorgeous church I’ve ever seen. I love how white it is, with pops of gold everywhere. I’m pretty sure I took like 100 photos in this church with no shame whatsoever.

[striped]11:00 am[/striped]

Headed over to Illums Bolighus, which is a huge design shop that consists of four floors of Scandinavian heaven. I got a few more gifts for people, and I was really just killing time before my appointment with Tortus Copenhagen.

[striped]12:00 pm[/striped]

I arrived at Tortus Copenhagen, which wasn’t too far of a walk. When I walked in, I was greeted by Ana who was super nice and welcoming! I took a million photos of the boutique, which I cannot wait to share with you later. Ana then led me upstairs to see a few of the work space areas. It was one of those moments where everything was so perfectly in its place, even if it looked messy. I could have taken photos there all day. I was so enamored by the space and how relaxing it was to be in the company of so many projects, finished or unfinished. I can’t wait to share my full experience!

[striped]12:30 pm[/striped]

After visiting Tortus, I headed over to Christiansborg Palace which was fairly close. I sort of just walked around, as I wasn’t feeling it too much. Instead I got an Uber and visited DANSK Made for Rooms. Yes, another Scandinavian design store.

[striped]1:45 pm[/striped]

Next I headed over to Vakst for lunch, which I had been dying to visit ever since I discovered them on Instagram. The food was absolutely to die for. I literally had one of the best meals of my life. Everything was perfection from the food to the service, and to the ambiance. It is literally a dream restaurant to eat at, and if you every visit Copenhagen, I highly recommend. I’ll be doing a separate post on Vakst as well.

[striped]3:00 pm[/striped]

Just down the street from Vakst, I decided to try my luck with a pharmacy for this rash, but it was closed. So instead, I headed on over to this cute little coffee shop I saw along the way. Typically I have everything planned out, and I don’t usually give myself the chance to stumble upon places like this. This was definitely a great find! I sat sipping my double espresso for about 40 minutes or so, with a nice little window view all to myself.

[striped]5:00 pm[/striped]

Okay, I admit it. I stopped in to Illums Bolighus one more time. I finally settled on some gifts for people, as I was being a million percent indecisive per usual. And I may or may not have had a look around for myself again. After, I decided to check out another pharmacy close to my hotel to see if I could get any Benadryl, but it was closed as well. At this point I just decided to give up and go have a pizza. This may have been obvious to everyone but me, but don’t order pizza in Copenhagen. It’s not exactly the best.

[striped]9:00 pm[/striped]

Currently typing this, and exhausted. Actually, what I am really doing is trying to remember what I did today, and forcing my eyes to stay open. I still have photos to edit too. So it’s going to be a rather long night.

Don’t forget, you can follow along with the rest of my trip on Insta Stories: @coatandcoffee

See you in Berlin!



  1. You’re so good at blogging while traveling, Emily. I honestly don’t know how you do it! I guess jet lag helps with that. I’m so sorry to hear you’re having some sort of weird allergic reaction. That occasionally happens to me in Europe due to the pH levels in their water. It’s generally okay on my body but my face will completely go bonkers unless I wash with Evian. High maintenance much? It seems like you’re having an incredible time in Copenhagen!

    1. I don’t even know how I do it haha. Actually, this is the first time I’ve been really committed to it! Still, I could be blogging a little more I think… Okay, you’re the second person I’ve heard talk about PH levels!! Crazy. My mom also though it could be because they don’t pasteurize their milk. And I get more itchy after I drink a latte or something. So that could be it too! That’s crazy it causes your face to go crazy! Lol at the Evian. ;p

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  2. I adore the detailed diary entry you’ve pulled together here, it makes for a really interesting read! I cannot wait to see the photos, Copenhagen is always somewhere I’ve had my eye on!

    Musings & More

  3. Love seeing your itinerary at Copenhagen and it’s amazing to know that you still had some energy to put this post together. You are a blogging rock star! hehe My boyfriend and I were looking at cheap flights from Seattle to take a last minute international trip. Copenhagen is one of the cheapest ones and we were really considering it but I think we might do HK instead! Will have to go another time though!


    1. Haha thank you Tina! It was my goal to blog more as I was traveling this year. Copenhagen is sooo cheap right now!! But so are the other Scandi cities like Helsinki and Stockholm. HK sounds amazing too!

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    1. It definitely is! The Danish are super nice as well. My favorite is when I find a quiet little street to walk down. 🙂

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  4. Wow it sounds like you had a really productive day despite your jet lag! Good food is a must have when I travel so it’s great to know there are plenty of options in Copenhagen!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

    1. Copenhagen had tones of good food! This trip I didn’t eat too much, but there were good places all round for sure. 🙂

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