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…
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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See you in Berlin!