I spent some time in Copenhagen last week and had a really nice couple of days chilling out, shopping, eating ice cream in Christianshavn, eating a huuuge kebab in Norrebro, eating sushi, (yes, there was a lot of eating on this trip) more shopping, and so on and so forth.
|Jordbærtærte - a heavenly mix of strawberries, marzipan,|
creme anglaise and crushed pistachios
If you've never been to Copenhagen then I suggest you put it on your to do list at once. I can sum up the city with one word and one word only - hip, which is why I now refer to it more affectionately as Hipsterhagen. It has this effortlessly cool, cosmopolitan vibe about it...don't even get me started on the people. Everyone is dressed IMMACULATELY, that includes pensioners and children. I have never once seen a person in tracksuit bottoms or ugg boots a.k.a the bane of my existence - bad enough on women but absolutely horrific on men.
I know we Brits certainly aren't famed for our good looks, but the first time I went I was shocked to see just how beautiful the people there are in comparison. The Danes are seriously stunning. Envisage a nation of long-limbed, lithe blondes with perfect bone structure.
|Freja Beha Erichsen - the epitome of Copenhagen cool|
We're not all lucky enough to be born Copenhagen-ers with an inherent sense of style and incredibly chiselled features, so here's how to fake it. You need:
1) Sunglasses. It might be cold outside but a pair of shades are a definite must-have.
|Classic Ray Ban|
|Chilling with my shades at Den Rode Plads|
|Who says you can't bike and |
look cute at the same time?
|Chunky knits are the way to go|
|My favourite scarf from (drumroll)...Primark!|
|Practical and stylish|