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Copenhagen Fashion Week

 

With New York Fashion Week upon us, we wanted to share a glimpse into Stacy's time at Copenhagen Fashion Week. From where to stay, what to eat, and where to shop we're breaking it all down in time for your next trip.

Hotels:

Hotel Sanders

  • The chic new hotspot hotel in the center of Copenhagen that has become the new “IT” spot for the fashion crowd.  It is charming and quaint and the rooms are a nice size with a modern yet homey feel.  Fun fact: everything in the mini bar is complimentary and your breakfast is included in your rate.  Be sure to eat at the restaurant as the food is incredible and grab a drink at the rooftop bar.  Note that the rooftop bar closes at 10 p.m.
  • The fancy hotel in Copenhagen that reminds me of a Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton for its opulence and customer service.  Can’t afford the room rate? Then be sure to grab a drink at the bar with their plush couches, and treat yourself to the caviar service and a glass of champagne.
Restaurants:
  • Located right on the water, this beautiful restaurant has incredible views of Copenhagen. The patio and the inside of the restaurant are equally as beautiful.  A chic place to go with a group as it can accommodate a large party or you can create your own with their good energy.
  • You won’t feel like you are in the center of town when you visit this chic spot if you ask to sit in their garden area.  A delicious meal of small plates the are great for sharing, and a beautiful setting that will inspire you to wear your most stylish outfit.
  • Newly opened in the old location of internationally famed restaurant, Noma, Barr has an open, airiness in this wooden yet industrial chic gastropub.  Order the chicken and the schnitzel if it is `still on the menu as they both blew our mind!
  • I didn’t make it to this fabulous restaurant named, #1 restaurant in the world.  But, I had to add it to my list because everyone mentioned that we had to go!  Be aware: make reservations way in advance and be prepared to pay about $500 a person.  But…everyone says it is TOTALLY worth it!
  • One of my favorite meals we had a Copenhagen! You are sure to see a chic crowd at this delicious spot as it is part of Hotel Sanders.  You can sit outside and watch the passersby or in their garden and enjoy the hummus, lobster spaghetti, or chicken.
  • There is a fun energy in this fish focused restaurant with small plates that make it the perfect spot to go with friends.  It is one of the more casual spots that has tables sitting in the parking lot yet, don’t let that fool you as the food and wine are on par with any other restaurant in Copenhagen.
  • This tiny spot in the “meatpacking” area of Copenhagen comes highly recommended by the CEO of Stine Goya and has a mexican flare to the typical seafood cuisine of Copenhagen.
Drinks:
  • Both come highly recommended by our friends in Copenhagen but, didn’t get a chance to experience ourselves.
  • This became our go to late night spot for a drink as it is in the center of Copenhagen and just down from both Geist and Hotel Sanders.  It is so nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and the inside has a cool lounge feel that would be great in the winter.
  • This spot is a must visit!  Such a chic place to grab a drink and a snack before dinner as it closes at 10pm.
  • Cute, casual spot for drinks in the “meatpacking” area for you to enjoy a glass of wine outside.
Shop:
  • The Hampden of Copenhagen, this multi brand store has a great line up of designers.
I love visiting the flagship store of Copenhagen based brands because you can get a true feel for their entire collection and how they envision their pieces styled together. A few of my favorites are below.
 
Fun Random Facts:
  • Nyhavn is the most touristy area of Copenhagen, but definitely worth wandering through to see the rainbow colors of the houses facing the water. Avoid the tourist trap food spots there though as there are so many other great spots. 
  • Bring your bathing suit. I didn’t believe it at first, but after three days in Copenhagen I was convinced that the best way to escape the heat is to jump in the water surrounding the city.  We would ride bikes and no matter where there was water, someone would be jumping in to cool off. Granted, there is no air conditioning in most venues in Copenhagen, and it was cool to see how the community came together to relax and enjoy their incredibly clean and natural surroundings. 
  • Rent a bicycle. Renting a bicycle is truly the best way to see this relatively small city.  35% of people commute to work via bicycle and there are bike lanes all over the city to make it an easy way to get around all of Copenhagen.
  • Cristiania is a place to avoid as it is said to be the “legal” place to buy marijuana but, from what I gathered this place is actually not legal and something to avoid.
  • Bring a crossbody bag that zips closed in order to avoid pick pockets as many friends in Copenhagen warned me that people come to town for the summer especially to try to pick pocket tourists.  Always something to be aware of when traveling and such an easy thing to solve. 
  • Grab a Coffee at Coffee Collective. It is an amazing coffee shop with cute boys and a great outside area to sit and enjoy the weather. Plus, it is a on a great shopping street with lots of small local shops.
  • Download the Taxa app in order to order a taxi similar to ordering an Uber because Uber was banned in Copenhagen.