Last weekend I visited Copenhagen for the first time. I had been wanting to go there for as long as I can remember. I already knew Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki… but people kept telling me that I should go, that I would love it… and it was true!
We went just for a weekend and even though I wanted to stay more I think that it is enough time to discover the main bits.
We stayed in a lovely Airbnb in the area of Vesterbro, west of the city centre, and quite close to the train station which it comes handy if your flight arrives late or you leave very early in the morning like us. The neighborhood was lovely, quiet but with a few trendy coffee places and restaurants.
Apart from the traditional sights like the Little Mermaid, the port, the Design Museum, Tivoli gardens (they were closed till April), the area of Christiania (it is like a free city where people life out of rules or laws) or the several churches all around the city, we also wanted to enjoy more of the lifestyle so we went straight for the cinnamon buns and rolls 😃
One of the best places for this was a chain of bakeries called Lagkagehuset. OMG! how gooood were all the pastries! I recommend the cinnamon and chocolate swirls, out of this world! (Oh and guys, they have opened a branch here in London. Can’t wait to go!)
Another place I would recommend if you want to enjoy a good lunch with lots of options both Danish and international is the Copenhagen Street Food place just crossing the canal. I had a lovely veg lunch but there were tons of other stalls to eat from.
Moving to a different subject, I also enjoyed a lot browsing on design and furniture shops. I visited Hay House which is right in the city centre and also Royal Copenhagen, another shop packed with scandi and Danish design (very pricey) but worth a look if you like design.
Last but not least, fabric shops!! should have started with that, right? hehehe. I actually went to just the one because the other one was closed on Sunday (and didn’t know it). The one I went is the popular Stoff and Stil, a lovely chain of shops (they are in lots of Scandinavian countries. Even Germany?), where you can buy yarn, fabrics, all types of haberdashery, patterns, things for crafting… The whole lot 😃
The thing that surprised me the most was by far the price of the patterns. They have several shelves packed with patterns, divided in styles and within the styles, by sizes, which it is very useful (you don’t need to trace or copy anything). The price of the patterns as I said was incredible, just around 3 pounds! Could not believe it.
I chose a raincoat pattern, the one on the pic and a lovely laminated/pvc fabric to make it. When I opened the pattern to see the instructions, I saw that there are not many technical drawings and that the instructions are just written one after the other without much explanation which I imagine, makes thing cheaper.
Also, instead of having the usual paper pattern for the pieces, these come already cut on a kind of interfacing type of material ready to put on your fabric to cut. I LOVE THIS BIT!
Regarding the fabrics, I saw lots of different types and the jersey selection is BIG 😃 In the end, I didn’t buy more as I had promised myself I was going to behave, hehehe, and I did!
As for the other shop I wanted to go but was closed is Stof 2000. Just in case you want to check it if you visit Copenhagen.
Hope you liked this post and you seen again soon!