Saturday, 2 April 2016

Copenhagen | What We Did

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Sorry for the break! We've been so busy with work we haven't got round to updating you on life lately. Let's catch up with our latest break away...

A tough few months last year left us yearning for a girl's break, cue winter trip to Copenhagen. Flic spotted flights for £21 with hand luggage, a total bargain.

Copenhagen was utterly beautiful, Danish design is definitely our thing. We agreed that the architecture was quite similar to that of Bruges and Amsterdam, beautiful beaming detail, browns and grey with lots of piping too.

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February was a freezing time to go, it was blisteringly cold- several layers each and hats, scarves, gloves and boots each day. We had a couple of style shoots to do, one of which involved a sleeveless dress, this involved Flic turning blue and lots of coat-on-coat-off quick shots (the not so glamourous side of style blogging to be sure).


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After swinging between some of the stunning Air BnB properties around and some gorgeous hotels, we opted to stay in the Avenue Hotel Copenhagen. It cost us around the same for the 3 nights as an Air BnB would have (but incl. breakfast, no brainer), and was utterly beautiful.

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Inside it had a grand townhouse-style decor, lots of white painted wood, a wide winding staircase but with a modern feel. The details really won us over on this hotel; beautiful Missoni sheets, Orla Kiely toiletries and magazines in the hallways.

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The breakfast was perfect, cute boiled eggs, sourdough to be self toasted, greek yoghurts with honey and bananas/seeds/fruit and continental meats and cheeses. The crowning star of breakfast... a tea bar, where you make your own tea bag for brewing from the stunning selection available, including classic English Breakfast and Earl Grey! A necessity.  There was also a lovely green option and a black tea called Ophelia which was a honey toned light tea- yummy!

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We would 100% recommend staying here, its on the downtown side of the lakes, but just a 20 minute walk from the hubub of the centre, and about 5 mins from the Forum metro station. We will definitely be leaving a shining Trip Advisor review for this gorgeous place. For more info, you can visit the Avenue Boutique website.


We've never been ones to queue and pay to go into exhibitions and such like on fleeting breaks to Europe. Instead, we like to explore on foot, take lots of pictures and dive in and out of cafes and ice cream shops.
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Luckily, Copenhagen was incredibly photogenic and there was plenty of cake and coffee on offer (Copenhagen food post coming soon). We explored trendy Frederiksburg, walked the miles of the five lakes, and took the obligatory snaps in the colourful harbour, Nyhavn.

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We also stopped at the gorgeous Rosenborg castle to take in the fairytale scene, which was utterly stunning. We also did plenty of shopping- Copenhagen had lots to offer in the way of amazing bits and bobs to buy, we needed more luggage...

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Do grab a map and go roaming, and if you get lost, Danish people are the loveliest ever. We had a handful stop and ask us if we were lost, or needed help- so refreshing to busy-heads-down London!

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There were bicycles absolutely everywhere - they are definitely the way to travel in Copenhagen! After the initial shock of having to remember cycle lanes on every street and leaping out the way of oncoming traffic, we found ourselves coveting a couple of two-wheelers ourselves. A mint green and blush pink set of bicycles for us, please! Or maybe a bicycle made for two...

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The light was beautiful on our final evening, so we took a fair few snaps of the golden hour. Copenhagen is very cool-toned everywhere - lots of greys, blues, washed out greens and browns - but this bathed everything in a glowing warm light. A bit like the heart of the city really; the people were the friendliest and most accommodating we've ever met.

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Where should we visit next? Tweet us your tips and latest trips @prettyposhomg
Felicity & Lauren

1 comment

  1. Ah I have a trip booked for July so am definitely bookmarking this! I can't wait to read the food blog post.
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