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Inside Copenhagen #2: shopping, style and smørrebrød in the Danish capital

Posted by Rachel Juarez-Carr on January 26th, 2012

Travel in Denmark: Copenhagen Amagertorv design shopping tipsWe love the cool Scandi chic of wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen, from its hot Danish design to its effortlessly fashionable locals. We’ve got the insider scoop on shopping in Copenhagen: where to buy Scandianvian style must-haves, sip creative cocktails and snack on traditional smørrebrød sandwiches.

One of the top names in Copenhagen’s design directory is Georg Jensen, the high-impact silversmith that lends sleek Danish style to everything from elegant candlesticks to show-stopping jewellery; Smith reviewer Heather Cowper picks the brains of Georg Jensen’s Anne Mette Müller-Krogstrup for her guide to the best design shops and snack stops.

Danish design shopping: Georg Jensen flagship store, CopenhagenWhen your girlfriends come to visit, where do you like to take them shopping in Copenhagen?

I’d meet them at at Amagertorv (above), Copenhagen’s central square, and we would drop in at Illums Bolighus, which sells a variety of accessories, furniture and lamps. Then we’d go next door to the Georg Jensen flagship store to see the beautiful selection of art nouveau silver (left).

Shopping in Copenhagen: Danish design at Hay HouseFurther down the street is Hay House (right), an innovative store with Danish design at its best – original, humorous and colourful. They also have one of the best views in town, so we’d take a five-minute break by the window. For lunch, we’d go to The Royal Café: the decor’s both funny and stylish, the food’s inspired by the traditional ‘smørrebrød’ (open-faced sandwich) and the service is charming! From here, we’d head to Lot #29, where the designer brands are cooler than a Danish winter day. Finally, we get an indulgent treat from Agnes Cupcakes — my favourites are the red velvet and liquorice flavours.

Danish design in Copenhagen: Flora Danica dinnerware, Rosenborg CastleAnd how would you spend a relaxing day out around town with friends?

Let’s start with a visit to the newly renovated Rosenborg Castle to admire the original Flora Danica dinnerware collection (left), created in 1790 as a gift to Catherine the Great. In the Kings Garden, we’ll walk among the roses, sculptures and handsome royal guards (they’re not supposed to smile, but sometimes they do.)

After, we’d check out the work by emerging and established artists at Galleri Christina Wilson on Esplanaden. For lunch, we’d go to Gitte Kik, founded in 1797; the mix of good food and good people makes for a great buzz. Next door is Amazing Space spa, where we’d get the ‘Day in Heaven’ treatment. Newly detoxed, we’d to Ruby’s, one of the hippest bars in town, to start our evening…

ANNE METTE’S COPENHAGEN ADDRESS BOOK

SHOP:
Illums Bolighus
1 Amagertorv, (+45 3314 1941)
Georg Jensen 4 Amagertorv (+45 3311 4080)
Hay House 61 Østergade (+45 9942 4440)
Lot #29 29 Gothersgade (+45 3314 1429)

EAT & DRINK:
Royal Cafe 6 Amagertorv (+45 3312 1122)
Agnes Cupcakes 2 Sværtegade (+45 3120 6000)
Gitte Kik 4 Fortunstræde (+45 3311 1537)
Ruby’s 10 Nybrogade (+45 3393 1203)

VISIT:
Rosenborg Castle 4a Øster Voldgade (+45 3315 3286)
Galleri Christina Wilson 8 Esplanaden (+45 3254 5206)
Amazing Space 1 Fortunstræde (+45 3333 8233)

Check out Heather’s interview with Mai Kappenberger, manager of stylish Copenhagen bolthole Avenue Hotel; or read her anonymous review of Heritage Av Liberdade hotel in Lisbon.

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2 Responses to “Inside Copenhagen #2: shopping, style and smørrebrød in the Danish capital”

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  2. […] Check out Heather’s interviews with hotel manager Mai Kappenberger of stylish Copenhagen bolthole Avenue Hotel, and high-impact silversmith Georg Jensen’s Anne Mette Müller-Krogstrup. […]

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