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Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen


This month I was lucky enough to join my visiting American family for a week in Copenhagen, and Denmark was just as dreamy as I could have imagined.


Amazing modern architecture was perched directly on the waterfront


with groups of people paddling by


colorful narrow houses stood in neat rows


and fishing boats, house boats, and water sparkled all around.


I woke up to morning light at our charming historic Scandinavian guest house


and spent evenings watching the city fountains glowing in the setting sun.


The beautifully prepared Danish "smorrebrod" open sandwiches were a special treat


as were the French strawberry tarts and brownies


spicy fusion burgers with homemade fries and onion rings


and rainbows of Danish slushies.


There were day trip outings to the botanical gardens


old-fashioned amusement parks with historic wooden roller coasters




which featured giant Calder mobiles by the sea


larger than life Giacomettis


Yoko Ono's interactive Wish Tree


and surreal, incredible sculptures by contemporary American artist Tara Donovan


made out of everyday materials - like this piece made of vintage buttons!
See a great video of more of Tara's fascinating work here.


Any trip to Copenhagen must include a visit to the Danish Design Museum, where I saw many imaginative chairs, like this one created completely out of newspapers


others out of plastic


sleek Bauhaus tea and coffee pots


and cutlery with ultramodern, almost sculptural forms.


Copenhagen was a delightful mix of the old


and the new


from copper rooftops with patinas


to funky street art


a mix of Scandinavian flavors


and the quiet stillness of the Baltic sea.

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I hope you enjoyed our little summer excursion as much as I did! 

This was the first time I'd left Berlin in quite a long while, 
so it was very nice for me to have a change of scenery.

Have you had any travel adventures lately?

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xoxo

Stephanie