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Char­lotte Lyn­g­gaard’s guide to Copen­hagen

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“COPEN­HAGEN is a very joy­ful and wel­com­ing city,” says Char­lotte Lyn­g­gaard. “It’s vi­brant and dy­namic yet small enough to be re­laxed.” The cre­ative di­rec­tor of lux­ury jew­ellery brand Ole Lyn­g­gaard Copen­hagen lives north of Den­mark’s cap­i­tal and is well placed to sing its praises. “Peo­ple here are open-minded and the city of­fers a lot of in­spi­ra­tion with its ar­chi­tec­ture, mu­se­ums, gal­leries and world-renowned Scan­di­na­vian cui­sine.”


Beau Marché Ny Øster­gade 32, 1101 Copen­hagen beau­ “I come to this fur­ni­ture store, wine bar and café for a cof­fee or a quick bite. It’s dec­o­rated with beau­ti­ful vin­tage and an­tique pieces and it’s such a peace­ful place to sit in the heart of Copen­hagen.”


Café Ate­lier Septem­ber Gothers­gade 30, 1123 Copen­hagen cafeate­lierseptem­ “It has that Parisian café feel­ing mixed with touches of Scan­di­na­vian style. The rye and av­o­cado sand­wich is great for lunch and there’s a good se­lec­tion of teas and juices and a house­made lemon­ade. It’s sim­ple and de­li­cious!”


Holly Go­lightly Gam­mel MØnt 2, 1117 Copen­hagen hol­ly­go­ Stu­dio Oliver Gus­tav Store Strand­stræde 9, 1255 Copen­hagen oliv­er­gus­ “Holly Go­lightly has some of my favourite in­ter­na­tional high­end brands, as well as tal­ented up-and-com­ing de­sign­ers to dis­cover. It’s where I got my Levi’s dun­ga­rees that I trea­sure dearly and it’s next to im­pos­si­ble to step out of the ac­ces­sories sec­tion empty-handed.

I visit Stu­dio Oliver Gus­tav for unique in­te­rior pieces. I’ve bought many items for the com­pany and for home, such as cus­tom-made leather trays and a gor­geous lamp.”


Jérôme Vin­tage Tullins­gade 12, 1618 Copen­hagen +45 4013 6804 “This is the place to go for vin­tage de­signer brands, such as Chanel, Yves Saint Lau­rent and Dior, plus ’60s and ’70s pieces and ac­ces­sories.”


Amaz­ing Space Ho­tel d’An­gleterre, Hoved­vagts­gade 3, 1103 Copen­hagen amaz­ “At this spa that spe­cialises in treat­ments with or­ganic prod­ucts and Nordic el­e­ments, I rec­om­mend A Day in Heaven; it lasts more than three hours and in­cludes a fa­cial, mas­sage, man­i­cure and pedi­cure.”


Pluto Borg­er­gade 16, 1300 Copen­hagen restau­rant­ Kiin Kiin Bao Bao Vester­bro­gade 96, 1620 Copen­hagen ki­in­ “Pluto re­minds me of a New York bistro – it has the buzzing en­ergy you find in a big city. The ser­vice is great and the staff are very flex­i­ble; they’ll do their ut­most to find you a seat at the bar if you come with­out a reser­va­tion.

Kiin Kiin Bao Bao is the younger sis­ter of Kiin Kiin, Copen­hagen’s first Asian restau­rant to be awarded a Miche­lin star. The con­cept here is mod­ern Asian ta­pas amid a cosy, cool at­mos­phere and fan­tas­tic in­te­ri­ors. I rec­om­mend or­der­ing a va­ri­ety of bao.”


Louisiana Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art Gam­mel Strand­vej 13, 3050 Hum­le­bæk “The Louisiana Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art is a 30-minute train ride along the coast north of Copen­hagen and I have many fond mem­o­ries of trips here with my fam­ily. Ev­ery­thing from the build­ing to the sur­round­ings and the fan­tas­tic ex­hi­bi­tions is in­spir­ing. There are won­der­ful artis­tic ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren.”


The David Col­lec­tion Kron­prins­essegade 30, 1306 Copen­hagen david­ “This gallery in the cen­tre of Copen­hagen was founded by Chris­tian Lud­vig David, a lawyer and art col­lec­tor, who made his works avail­able to the pub­lic with the open­ing of the mu­seum in 1945. For me, this is a place of con­tem­pla­tion that oozes charm and nos­tal­gia, away from the hec­tic city at­mos­phere.”

Skin care and ac­ces­sories at Holly Go­lightly (left); Dan­ish de­sign meets Asian share plates at Kiin Kiin Bao Bao (above)

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