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Copenhagen Denmark. Looking at Nyhaven
Danish Life Wanderlust

Hygge Copenhagen Guide

If a city could feel both familiar and unfamiliar at the same time to me, it would be Copenhagen. I know the city so well from so much time spent there yet I’ve despite all the connections, I’ve never lived there. And while I run a site called, Hygge House, and am half-Danish, truthfully, there’s a lot to Danish life and life in Copenhagen that still feels completely foreign to me. What makes sense? The cycling everywhere and in every day clothes (including dresses), coffee, candles, hygge, white walls, city parks, babies in prams, being able to walk everywhere, cosy weather. What doesn’t? Teak furniture, the food (although it’s getting better), the weather in winter, the cost of living, sometimes the attitudes (feels stuck). I know I both romanticize and am harsh on the city (and country) all at once. This past trip was the most different one I’ve taken. Usually in the city with family and usually in a hotel, I instead rented an Airbnb in the Vesterboro neighbourhood. It’s an area I wasn’t very familiar with, and instead of a few days I had a week. I also went with someone who had never been to Copenhagen but…

Catalina Bag by Lo&Sons (Image by Lo&Sons)

Packing for Summer Travels

Next week I am headed home to Denmark and, as I do with every trip, began planning about a week ago to make sure I have the right gear and clothes for the trip. My thought process behind deciding what to bring was to ask myself will it: help me look like a local work for two weeks (wash easy, not wrinkle, hold up) be comfortable (especially during a 10hr flight with layovers!) work for summer (as I’ve almost always only gone back during winter for my birthday) go from day to night events and casual and fancy ones, too. If it’s not yes to all those questions, it doesn’t get packed. And this helps me to always pack a carry on and also to make sure I have room for all the gear I own (15″ macbook pro laptop, DSLR camera, phone + its cables/chargers). The one area I overpack? Shoes. If you’re feet aren’t comfortable, no trip can be comfortable! I tend to not worry too much about weight as I fly business class and, on British Airways at least, they’re a lot more generous and forgiving of weight in that class.…


The Getaway(s)

Sometimes one just needs to run away. From normalcy, media, cell phone bars, people, routine and all the parts about being a grown-up that make you wish you weren't one.…