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Effortless Chic: What To Pack For Copenhagen

Effortless Chic: What To Pack For Copenhagen

Fashion has certainly taken a turn for the casual over the past few seasons, with trendsetters ditching tight for loose and stilettos for flats. But nowhere is this look more entrenched than Denmark, where locals have completely nailed the whole “effortlessly chic” thing. Continue Reading…

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An Unexpectedly Cool Place To Visit: Kodbyen, Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District

An Unexpectedly Cool Place To Visit: Kodbyen, Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District

On the outer fringes of Vesterbro lies Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District, called Kodbyen (literally: Meat City). Among the functioning meat processing facilities, wholesalers, butchers and refrigeration trucks you might spot stylishly clad Danes heading toward one of the city’s quirky new bars or trendy restaurants. That’s because in an effort to revitalize the drab neighborhood, Copenhagen leased abandoned facilities to creative business, art galleries and restaurants & bars starting in the early 2000s. Continue Reading…

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Neighborhoods of Copenhagen: Vesterbro, Part 2 (The Night)

Neighborhoods of Copenhagen: Vesterbro, Part 2 (The Night)

Yesterday I left you with a cliffhanger: where would I go to dinner in the Vesterbro neighborhood of Copenhagen after a long day of sightseeing? Just kidding, but I did have to slash my post about Copenhagen’s red light district gone hip into three parts because it was way too long for anyone to commit to reading in one sitting. Here’s part two, but if you haven’t read the first post then click here to do so now! Continue Reading…

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Neighborhoods Of Copenhagen: Vesterbro, the Now-Fashionable Red Light District

Neighborhoods Of Copenhagen: Vesterbro, the Now-Fashionable Red Light District

In the last post I showed you around Nørrebro, the affordable hipster neighborhood of Copenhagen. But today’s we’re going somewhere with a completely different vibe: Vesterbro. Continue Reading…

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Neighborhoods of Copenhagen: Hang Out In a Cemetery & Eat In a Laundromat In Nørrebro

Neighborhoods of Copenhagen: Hang Out In a Cemetery & Eat In a Laundromat In Nørrebro

Sometimes you can stop in a city or region for a couple days and see all there is too see. Other times, you feel like you need to live there for a year to satisfy your need to try and do everything. Copenhagen was the latter for me – the feeling I got while walking around the winding streets filled with tucked away cafes and shops reminded me of why I first moved to New York. I felt like there were infinite possibilities and that I wanted to know this city. Continue Reading…

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