postcards: copenhagen

Copenhagen wins the award for the friendliest people on our entire trip through Europe. Not only are the Danish nice, but they also have incredible style. Everything about this city was clean, functional, and well thought out.

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I started planning our entire Europe trip around Christmas 2014 by booking a night at the Hotel Central & Cafe. When I first saw an image of this adorable one-room hotel…I had to make sure we had a reservation and booked it 6 months in advance. But, because The Hotel Central was located in the Vesterboro neighborhood, I decided to start our trip in the neighborhood of Indre By at The Hotel Alexandra and then move to The Hotel Central. That way, we could experience two parts of the city: one night in Indre By and one night in Vesterboro.

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 10.05.31 PMThe Hotel Alexandra was an antique-slangin-gal-like-myself’s dream come true. Every piece of furniture was a vintage, mid-century treasure that I wanted to pack into my suitcase. Our room was the Hans J. Wegner room and was completely furnished in furniture designed by him. The Hotel Alexandra also has their own app that turned out to be super helpful while biking around on our bikes. Dream hotel.

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We rode our Hotel Alexandra bikes everywhere…because when in Copenhagen, you bike. I thought Amsterdam was bike country…but Copenhagen cyclists are something serious. Our first day, we had coffee from Kompa’9, shopped at Illums Bolighus and ate dinner at Marv & Ben.

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Copenhagen has an old, old, old amusement park in the heart of the city called Tivoli and we had planned on going to ride some rides. So, when we found out that Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett were performing inside Tivoli…we had to get tickets. It was such a memorable experience in one of our favorite cities.

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The second night we finally bunked up at The Hotel Central & Cafe in Vesterboro. The owner of the hotel also owns a breakfast spot around the corner called Granola and our stay at the hotel included free breakfast at Granola. The details were impeccable. We spent this portion of the trip wandering around the Vesterboro neighborhood and shopped in the mid-century modern shops like Dansk and Designer Zoo. I have to get back to Copenhagen…two nights just wasn’t enough.

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