Category Archives: Streets

Vibens Fiskehus: Fish’N’Chips

Despite being perfectly and happily integrated into Danish society the last 30 odd years, there is one aspect from my British heritage that I simply cannot ignore and that is a healthy portion of fish ‘n’ chips, preferably with a portion of “mushy” peas. In recent years an array of Copenhagen’s gastro venues and markets […]
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Esplanaden, A Street With A Historic Pedigree

Every major European city probably has its own version of Esplanaden, although few thoroughfares have Esplanaden’s historic pedigree, with over 300 years of architectural styles represented on one of Copenhagen’s most iconic streets. A former military route to the Citadel, Esplanaden, stretching from Store Kongensgade to the waterfront at Nordre Toldbod, parades its excellent urban […]
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From Kihøskh To Rbabarrab

For Copenhagen’s residents, Kihøskh, really needs no introduction. This organic corner shop that boasts an impressive selection of international magazines, organic croissants from the bakery Brød, a world-class selection of bottle beer and a healthy choice of cactus for heaven’s sake, Kihøskh is no ordinary corner shop. This compact pearl has been attracting beer enthusiasts […]
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Mykita Eyes Copenhagen

Standing next to Moritz Krueger,the Creative Director at Mykita, the Berlin-based eyewear manufacturer, at the official opening of their first store in Copenhagen, one is immediately impressed by his passion and enthusiasm for a brand he co-founded 14 years ago. Mykita’s humble birth began at the Paris Fair in 2002, with the presentation of the first […]
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Smiling All The Way To Aarhus

I just knew this would be something special when I noticed the crew of the Nordic Seaplane flight to Aarhus, clad in shorts and flip-flops sat outside Løgimose capturing a rare ray of sunshine, enjoying dollops of ice-cream. My virgin seaplane flight from Copenhagen to Aarhus did not disappoint. As the 16 seater Havilland DHC6 Twin […]
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Strolling Down Overgaden Oven Vandet

There are thoroughfares that are simply designed for a carefree stroll, where time or purpose are of no consequence. The art of strolling, the Danish translation, at slendre evokes images of casually strolling with a folded newspaper clasped between arm and body and someone dear holding the other, sharing the moment. Copenhagen has such a thoroughfare, Overgaden Oven […]
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Black Still Sparkling On Gammel Kongevej

Gammel Kongevej has long been a vital nerve, linking Copenhagen’s fashionable districts of Vesterbro and Frederiksberg. This popular thoroughfare has over recent years undergone significant traffic modernizations in a attempt to accommodate the demands of pedestrians, cyclists and car owners. One could debate the result, especially the dimensions of the bike lanes, however recent visits suggest […]
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Making Room On Istedgade

Every port city has them, raw and racy red light districts adding their own challenges and spice to a city’s identity. Copenhagen’s own hub has historically centered on and around Istedgade, a vibrant nerve in the central district of Vesterbro. In recent years, this traditionally working class area has gradually transformed to a residential, shopping and […]
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Burberry Revisited

In 2012, as the economical crisis was ravaging the global retail market, a beacon of hope opened on 121 Regent Street. Burberry, the iconic British luxury brand, guided then by Christopher Bailey, Creative Director and Angela Ahrendts, CEO, transformed the listed 4.000m² historic building into an innovative retail space, bringing the physical and digital Burberry brand […]
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Stefansgade & Jægersborggade: Faith Restored

On a recent trip to San Francisco, I was fascinated by the influx of quality colonial corner stores focusing on local organic products combining deli and café services, all with their own brand of neighborhood personality and style. Arriving back in Copenhagen, I was baffled and somewhat dismayed about the lack of selection of the […]
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