Hi friends, 5 weeks in Europe and I'm back home in steamy hot New York City. I am going to jump around a bit in sharing tid bits from my favorite places I visited during my travels. I spent five days in Copenhagen, I knew I was going to love this city long before I even stepped foot into it. The Danish design scene is on point and Scandi style as a whole is majorly inspiring. Its a beautiful, clean city that is easy to get around. The Danes are friendly and everyone speaks English. I rented a bike for the duration I was there. It's a great way to see the city and fun to experience and be a part of the huge biking culture there. I always try to live like a local when I travel. Public trans is also great, fast and efficient. I ate some delicious meals and met some amazing people. Here is a list of some of my favs for CPH.
Höst | Nørre Farimagsgade 41, 1364 København K, Denmark
New Nordic Cuisine, well designed space. Great service.
Noma | Strandgade 93, 1401 København K, Denmark
Torvehallerne | Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K, Denmark
Large food halls, outdoor seating, marketplace. MUST TRY Hija de Sanchez! Best Mexican food (sounds crazy but so good)
Copenhagen Street Food | PapirØen, Trangravsvej 14, 7/8, 1436 København K, Denmark
Another great large food hall.
Stedsans at ØsterGRO | Æbeløgade 4 - 2100 København Ø - taget
Rooftop farm with greenhouse restaurant, beautiful, clean food, farm to table at its purest.
Atelier September | Gothersgade 30, 1123 København K, Denmark
Great for a Smørrebrød (Avocado on rye bread pictured above) with soft boiled eggs. Service is not great but space is beautiful and lovely for breakfast or lunch.
Bæst | Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København N, Denmark
Didn't get to make it here but I hear the pizza is on point (You can only eat so much!)
Finderi | Møntergade 14, Copenhagen, Denmark
Newish adorable shop filled with beautiful ceramics
HAY House | Pilestræde 29, 1112 København K, Denmark
Hay is the bomb, pure scandi design located on two floors.
Gubi | Møntergade 19, 1140 Copenhagen, Denmark
Gubi, again beautiful furniture and design store.
Studio Oliver Gustav | Strandstræde 9, 1255 København K, Denmark
Small, gorgeous and a little pretentious not going to lie, but a beaut.
Tivoli Amusement Park | Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København, Denmark
Worlds 2nd oldest amusement park.
Botanisk Have (Botanical Gardens) | Gothersgade 128, Copenhagen 1353, Denmark
Beautiful gardens, go.
Christiania | Prinsessegade, 1440 Copenhagen, Denmark
Gotta see it!
Hello all, just a quick little post from overseas. I am currently in London, but I had the pleasure of shooting a beautiful interior back in Brooklyn for designers Jesse-Parris Lamb. They just launched their new site and I was happy to shoot their first project. How about that couch huh? A beauty.
We took a long weekend and traveled to the island of Curaçao. JetBlue offers direct flights out of JFK airport, it's an easy four hours. If you book via JetBlue Getaways you can save lots of $$$ by booking flight and accommodations together. Not to mention JetBlue's Even More Space makes for a much more comfortable ride and a very appreciated feature for a tall girl like me who often has her legs crammed up against the seat.
Curacao is located at the bottom of the Caribbean island chain off the coast of Venezuela in between Aruba and Bonaire. Curaçao is a Dutch island, four languages are commonly spoken there, English, Dutch, Spanish and Papiamento the local dialect. Willemstad, its colorful capital is a port town. We stayed at Sonesta Kura Hulanda a boutique hotel made of brightly colored 17th and 18th century Dutch architecture set along winding cobblestone streets in a historical landmark. Each room has its own unique style, two pools, restaurants and shops.
The island is on the larger side at 171 square miles. We rented a car and drove all around the island, which I recommend. We visited during Curacao's dry season, cacti cover the islands rugged landscape. The beaches along the Northwest coast are calm and beautiful, perfect for snorkeling. I heard there is quite a good diving scene there as well. We visited two beaches Playa Porto Marie and Playa Jeremi. Playa Porto Marie offers a small restaurant and facilities as for Playa Jeremi was more of a locals beach. In the evenings we ate dinner in Willemstad, I recommend Kome and Fishalicious. Thank you JetBlue for sending us on this beautiful vacation!