Monthly Favorites - August 2017
A “favorites” post is a staple in the blogger/vlogger community so I figured; why not give it a Danish spin! Every month I will gather places, things, food, apps etc. that I have discovered while living in Copenhagen to share. These are my August picks!
As you may or may not know, I am on a hunt for iced coffee in Copenhagen. Not ICED LATTES, ICED COFFEE! This is something I need to clarify on a regular basis to unfortunate baristas who didn’t realize that asking this simple question would invoke my anger. Anyway… Original Coffee on the Illum Rooftop is my August iced coffee treasure. Illum is a department store in the middle of Copenhagen on Strøget, the main shopping street. Head up to the top floor & you will find Original Coffee, as well as many other restaurants, on the rooftop. Original Coffee has some good coffee but the view is what you head there for. Sit on the balcony and look over the street, enjoy the views & if you are lucky soak up the sun.
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This Nyhavn gem is not a new spot for me, I have been going since 2006 BUT since summer is almost over I have been heading there a little more than necessary. Ice cream is something that Danes take VERY seriously & I respect that. Vaffelbageren has been packed every time I have gone in with both locals and tourists. I think it has something to do with the waffle smell wafting into the streets but the ice cream is why we all come back. There are so many flavor options for both a cup & obviously a waffle cone but that is not what we go for. Soft ice, soft serve, and waffles, vanilla soft ice on a warm waffle. You are welcome ahead of time.
Yes, Sephora is not a Danish thing & I honestly was an Ulta girl in the States (mostly because I didn’t have to go to the mall for it) so why is it on this list? Benefit Brow Bar. Beauty treatments are an extreme luxury here in Denmark meaning waaaaay over priced. I was the girl in the States who never missed her monthly waxes or nail appointments so this has been a bit of a struggle for me so finding that Sephora could wax was a Godsend. I realized if I was going to overpay for an eyebrow wax I might as well have the people who have created a brand off eyebrows do them, Benefit. The brow bar is in Sephora (I went to Frederiksberg Center but I know the free standing one in the city center has it as well) & it only cost 180 DKK, which is REALLY good compared to other salons. I was more than happy with the results & equally as happy with the sheet masks I bought while killing time in the store. So much so that I have gone back and bought more masks.
Ipsen & Co
When planning a coffee date with my friend Oregon Around the World, she suggested Ispen & Co with a promise of hygge. Let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. The inside & outside had the best vibes but let’s talk coffee. I saw the magic word iskaffe or iced coffee. No second thoughts, I ordered & received a blended coffee but it was delicious. We also ordered skyr, an Icelandic yogurt thicker than Greek & has more protein that you can get in American grocery stores, with fruits & nuts which was SO delicious. I honestly would have just gone back for that skyr but the whole experience made me put it on my list for another visit in September.
What are your favorites? Have you tried any of mine? What do you recommend I try this month? Let me know in the comments below!
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