I visited Copenhagen with my mom to get inspired and handpick some vintage items for The Collection One. These are a couple of favorite spots which I found along the way and like to share with you.
1. Paté Paté
After visiting a trade show closeby the meatpacking district, we went to a restaurant nearby to have lunch. The setting was very relaxed. The kind which gives you that ‘easy like sunday morning’ vibe. Paté Paté is a bistro bar that offers a wide selection of wine in combination with pure and natural food. We found the staff genuinely friendly as they walked us through the menu with a great understanding of the ingredients. Eventually we ordered the beetroot borani and the parmesan omelette, which was delicious and big enough to share between two.
2. Parterre Christianshavn
As we went to check out the must-see Nyhavn, we crossed the bridge to visit a coffee place. Particularly to try out a kanel sneglea, a.k.a. the Danish cinnamon roll, with a hot chai tea. Both the kanel sneglea and chai tea had a refined taste. We could definitely taste that it has been prepared with love and care. The place was mostly filled with locals who are enjoying their cup of coffee or tea in this vibrant city.
3. Fristaden Christiania
Picture from Accent Magazine
On this trip we wanted to make sure to visit Freetown Christiania as well. It’s a green and car-free neighbourhood, established by a group of hippies who occupied abandoned military barracks on the site and developed their own set of laws. It’s interesting to see how the inhabitants created their own way of living with various architectural styles of houses.
4. Circle Bridge
Two year ago I lived in Shanghai for half a year. During my time there, I visited an exhibition of Olafur Eliasson. Since my last visit I instantly fell in love with the work of this artist. He often incorporates different key elements such as water and light into his art installations. Olafur Eliasson designed a bridge in Copenhagen and I have to admit that I also love the construction of this bridge. His inspiration for this particular project derived from fishing boats he saw on the island during his childhood.
5. HAY House
This shop is big and has two levels, displaying the Scandinavian interior brand HAY. Next to furniture they sell smaller stationary and a broad collection of lifestyle, interior, and art books. The designs are typical Scandinavian; simplistic and well-made products with the modernist credo “form follows function.” A candy store for Scandinavian Design enthusiasts.
Since I recently stopped eating meat, 42Raw was at the top of my list in our search for vegetarian restaurants. At 42Raw you'll encounter a contemporary interpretation of plant-based eating. So, after a long day of strolling (mostly shopping) around the city, the veggie burger with sweet potato fries on the side, stilled our cravings.
We were drawn by the beautiful interior of this little gem. We wanted to try out the food but sadly, we didn’t because we were too late to make a reservation. So make sure to book your table ahead of time. I got this recommendation from Patt Jansen.