Design Journey in Copenhagen

Hello, Hallo, Bonjour Lovelies! 

Exploring Copenhagen for the very first time, I was mesmerized and inspired by the design constructing the city--everything from architecture, food, gardens, and its colorful streets. Hence, my design journey in Copenhagen. We were only there for just a day and a half but really got a good first-taste of the city (and I'll be back)! For this, I had to pack very light (I'll provide tips on how you can make a few items give a different feel and look). As you read through, you'll venture into fashion tips and OOTD as well as restaurant recommendations and sightseeing spots. I didn't include every sight-seeing place (there are a lot) but these few should be a good guide through the city if you're heading there.

In Spring, no matter which city you visit in Western Europe or the Nordic regions, always have a light coat with you. First, layering a plain coat is always a good classic go-to look. Second, it is cold here (expectedly and unexpectedly), so be prepared. I took this long JCrew caramel coat (lined with light blue stripes in the inner seams) due to its sophistication and classic look that can immediately make a casual outfit look chic (similar here). 

Nyhavn

Nyhavn

Black Diamond (The Royal Library)

Black Diamond (The Royal Library)

Amalienborg (Palace of Royal Family)

Amalienborg (Palace of Royal Family)

Churchillparken

Churchillparken

You don't have to pack a million coats since it takes up a lot of luggage space, but always pack at least two handbags to spice up your outfit. It can change the feel of an outfit, giving a fresh look. I brought my Louis Vuitton Victoire Monogram (Cherry) handbag. Another way to change up the feel of a look is to opt for a vest, in place of a scarf. I love this faux-fur vest from Zara ('14 edition) because it's light and warm, and I can pair it in place of a scarf, which can look very repetitive in pictures. It's great to glam up for a chilly spring (similar here).

Rosenborg Castle 

Rosenborg Castle 

La Glace

La Glace

Ok, now that you're dressed, let's eat! First, get yourself a hot date. I was fortunate enough mine could join! For a pre-lunch, we stopped by La Glace (a beautiful and traditional Danish cake shop) famous for its macaron-based cakes. This place is a must-visit. Try to avoid lunch hours and post-lunch as it get very crowded!

Hot date

Hot date

For a romantic evening, we caught a performance of Cirque Du Soleil, then headed to Krog's Fish Restaurant. This place was amazing! From impeccable, smooth service, to amazing and famous caviar (only served this time of the year) fresh from the sea. Dessert was no disappointment. The flavors were completely in line with the 3 meal course we chose and gave a breath of freshness.  Be sure to make a reservation (I reserved through TripAdvisor).

SALT @ Admiral Hotel: Another great restaurant, famous for their various and unique (only found in Denmark) Salt. 

SALT @ Admiral Hotel: Another great restaurant, famous for their various and unique (only found in Denmark) Salt. 

Krog's Fish Restaurant

Krog's Fish Restaurant

National Museum of Denmark

National Museum of Denmark


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This trip was amazing, and as you can see, the design and color of the city were amazing and inspiring. I highly recommend the visit and try these hotspots for a fun day exploring the city. Be sure to comment below on what you loved and if there is anything else you guys want to see more of! 

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Rosenborg Castle Garden

Rosenborg Castle Garden

I wanted to be comfortable walking around all day in the city (on cobblestone streets) so I paired my FILA sheer babyblue top (slight turtle neck) with a pair of "painted" skinny black jeans to channel a casual, athleisure feel, and these two combo made for a perfect relaxing and streetstyle-chic look. 

Vaffelbageren (must-eat: ice cream w/ marshmallow whipped topping)

Vaffelbageren (must-eat: ice cream w/ marshmallow whipped topping)

With the chilly wind, I opted for this light, classic Burberry scarf and my winter thermal jacket, pairing them with the suede-effect jacket and a pair of dark-grey wash skinny denim. To top off the look, I accessoriesed with my Dior "Reflected" Silver sunglasses and my seven-year-old Chanel handbag--glossy with silver chain (similar here).

Nyhavn

Nyhavn

As for shoes, I've been loving the shiny patent booties (they are easy to clean after a long day of walking and are durable in rain). Also, these have chunky heels which are great for long walks without killing your feet (similar here).

Nyhavn Canal

Nyhavn Canal

A selfie of a girl who loves her dress

A selfie of a girl who loves her dress

LBD: This black-meshed sheer-top dress is my go-to for a date-night and special occasions (similar here). Little black dress is a must in a girl's closet and I opted for this one. I bought this 4 years ago in Chicago, but there are similar ones here (just for €18-70)that you can shop and add to your LBD collection!

StreetFood @ Papirøen / Egg-wrap burrito & Fried Fish Smørrebrød w/ shrimp & caviar (aka sandwich)

StreetFood @ Papirøen / Egg-wrap burrito & Fried Fish Smørrebrød w/ shrimp & caviar (aka sandwich)

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid


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