Memories from Copenhagen...

Those who follow me on Instagram and have a keen eye may have noticed that I took a quick trip to the Danish capital, Copenhagen this past bank holiday weekend. Arriving Friday morning and leaving Monday afternoon, I stayed in the trendy Vesterbro area with partner in crime and bestie, Rachel.

Having been to Copenhagen four times previously, but always for work, for me this weekend was dedicated to tourism, design and, of course, shopping. I'm not going to do the tourist board's job for them by telling you all the typical places you should go and see - The Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens - as though we did go to see them, we had much more fun getting lost and mastering the local buses and S train. The words 'let's consult the map' became a constant soundtrack to our weekend as we found some hidden gems. Below is a brief guide as well as a few holiday snaps. There are no street style snaps here - we were far too busy stuffing our faces with pastries and smørrebrød.

One of the rides at Tivoli Gardens, the world's second oldest amusement park.

Favourite fashion shop: 
Companys Original stocks 50 high fashion brands in very stylish surroundings on the main shopping street of Strøget.

Favourite design shop: 
HAY House. If I had the budget my whole house would be decorated with furniture and lifestyle products from HAY.

Favourite tourist attraction: 
The waterfront at Nyhavn. Tip: Take the hop on hop off boat here to appreciate the view from the water, and from the dock.

Favourite alternative tourist attraction: 
Head to Christiania for a walk down the infamous Pusher Street and to take in the erm, interesting graffiti.

Best place to stay: 
Check out the airbnb website for some great deals in trendy Vesterbro; part meatpacking district, part red light district, 100% hipster.

The outside of HAY House and the buildings on main shopping street Strøget which is a car free zone.
Highlights from the Design Museum Danmark.
See more after the jump.

Rachel standing by some of the 'artwork' in Christiania
The waterfront at Nyhavn features plenty of restaurants and hotels, all painted different colours.
Me standing by The Little Mermaid statue 
Happiness is a three tier ice cream in Nyhavn. What I'm wearing: grey tee & sunnies,  Topshop, Bag, Danish label Pieces, Paisley Jacket, Warehouse.

Can't get enough of Copenhagen? See my highlights from last season's CPH Fashion Week here again. 

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