Thinking Of Travelling? | Copenhagen

Thinking of visiting Copenhagen?

 

For a day, weekend or week Copenhagen has it all. Known for its delicious food scene you can find yourself spending your whole day going from restaurant to cafe to bar and back again.

From our trip to this city here are a few of our favourite places to eat:

BREAKFAST / BRUNCH

Mad & Kaffe

Most Copenhageners have Mad & Kaffe on their brunch bucket list. Located in one of Vesterbro’s hotspot locations, you can combine your own tasty breakfast plate by ticking the list of various breakfast possibilities.

The café is known for being an Instagram-darling with an aesthetic and colourful morning plate perfectly shareable – with a friend or on social media. Avocado with chili oil and baked almonds, cinnamon bun with organic chocolate on the top, yoghurt with muesli, macha tea and basil are just some of the small dishes you find on the menu.

Mad & Kaffe also offer lunch and bigger meals. You can order burger, salad or sandwiches. You can also sit outside and enjoy the glimpse of sunshine if the weather is up for it. In 2015 Mad & Kaffe won the price for Copenhagen’s best café.

The Union Kitchen

English “balls” are the focal point at The Union Kitchen – tasty meat balls that is – served in every possible size and with various fillings and in combination with a wide variety of sauces and sides, all with very favourable price tags.

Breakfast platters as well as salads are a big hit, and if you find yourself at the restaurant after a rough night out, try the Bartender’s Hangover Burger with a fried egg and a shot of Fernet Branca on the side.

The restaurant is located in Store Strandstræde, near the raw, yet polished Nyhavn. This old part of Copenhagen suits the décor of the restaurant, which mainly consists of newspaper cut outs from the 1930s, heavy iron chairs, wooden tables and retro lamps.

Granola

Granola offers freshly-brewed coffee, great creamy ice-cream, Summerbird chocolates and fruity milk-shakes from the good old days. Granola is also serving breakfast, brunch and dinner.

The place reeks with nostalgia. There is a priceless old coffee mill in the middle of the room, colourful enamel signs, music from the 50s and 60s, and an old counter from the long gone days of colonial trade.

There are often lots of people hanging out at Granola but that is just some of the charm being at Værnedamsvej.

LUNCH / DINNER

GEIST

An eatery where you can relax, unwind and savor the moment.

Food made with pure ingredients and pure enthusiasm. Served with joy alongside good pours. In surroundings that inspire gleeful seduction and free thought.

Here, the evening and the menu is yours: The card consists of light savory dishes, slightly larger savory dishes and all things sweet – we recommend that you begin by choosing a few dishes, and if you have an appetite and a desire for more, you can simply order as you go. Because Geist is about pleasure. So come. Be part of it, be here, be welcome.

FISKEBAREN

The Fish Bar is all about fish and shellfish. It’s about fresh, healthy, delicious food. About fine wine and a great atmosphere. We want to offer a restaurant experience, that in our opinion is yet to be found in Copenhagen and we strive to give our costumers relaxed, atmospheric and affordable experiences when visiting our restaurant.

The focal point is naturally the best fish and shellfish from the waters around us, but also when it comes to vegetables and other products are we looking for local quality. It is our ambition, as far as possible, to cooperate with retailers and producers who have strong opinions of taste, quality and sustainability.

Visit Fiskebaren Restaurant Here

PALAEGADE

A classic restaurant in the heart of the historic city centre in Copenhagen. We are a team of young, fresh minds, but our hearts beat for classic Danish cooking. We work with great respect for our nature and seasons, and we take pride in the gastronomic traditions of our country. Every day we honor those traditions by showing our guests that our gastronomic heritage is relevant, modern, tasteful and important.

Classic Danish smørrebrød – masterfully done. Beer and akvavit from small and large producers.


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Where to Bottomless Brunch in London

We all know the British invented drinking, but did you know they invented brunch as well?

At least that’s how the legend goes. Now this inbetweeny meal – not quite breakfast, not quite lunch – has been greatly improved by the addition of free refills on daytime-appropriate bubbly and cocktails. And while this new wave of alcohol-soaked midday dining may have its roots across the pond, what could be a more natural activity for Londoners than the so-called bottomless brunch, which brings together a sociable weekend meal and excessive amounts of booze?

Where: Bunga Bunga, Battersea
Nearest tube: South Kensington/Fulham Broadway, or Battersea Park/Imperial Wharf rail station.
When: Saturdays, 11:30am-5pm
Cuisine: Italian
The deal: “Two hours of Frizanti and “do it yourself” bellini kits, a full 3 course brunch including breads, pastries, jams, antipasti meat platters and metro brunch pizzas, followed by fresh fruit and gelato,” plus live entertainment and karaoke. £38 per person before 2pm, £48 afterwards.

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Where: Avenue, Mayfair
Nearest tube: Green Park
When: All day Saturdays and Sundays.
Cuisine: British
The deal: £22.50 for 2 courses or £27.50 for 3 courses, plus £15 for unlimited prosecco and Bloody Marys. Full menu here.

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Where: Bad Egg, Moorgate
Nearest tube: Moorgate
When: Saturdays 10am-5pm; Sundays 12-5pm
Cuisine: Americanish
The deal: Three dishes and unlimited cava, Bloody Marys and mimosas for £32.50. Virgin option: £22.50. Full menu here.

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Where: Mews of Mayfair, Mayfair
Nearest tube: Bond Street/Oxford Circus
When: Sundays, 12-4pm
Cuisine: British
The deal: £20 for 2 courses or £25 for 3 courses, plus £15 for unlimited prosecco, bellinis, mimosas and Bloody Marys with two courses or more. Full menu here.

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Where: Hot Box, The City
Nearest tube: Aldgate
When: Sundays, 12-4pm
Cuisine: Americanish 
The deal: At this East London barbecue mecca, a ‘Liquid Brunch’ for £25 p/p is on the cards including the usual bubbles and more – there’s even five variations of Bloody Mary. We are particular fans of their Eggs Benedict with Smoked Pork Belly and the Green Bloody Mary with Chimichurri, Jalapeño Tabasco and Cucumber – Full menu here.

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Any recommendations let me know below!


My Sunday Morning X Charlie Pea

Winner of  ‘I WANT YOU’ competition.

A special chance for a new and emerging designer to feature on Charlie Pea.


My Sunday Morning.

After making us travelling through a bohemian chic fantasy for height years, the french designer of the well know brand virginie castaway, Virginie Guarisco finally put down her suitcases full of memories and freedom to create independently her second label.

"Une road story dont la quête s’achève un dimanche matin ensoleillé,
pour donner naissance à une marque emprise de force et d’authenticité"

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My Sunday Morning… is a generous, lavish and delicate collection, using strong and well balanced printed fabrics.

A sense of awakening is invoked through the tender stitching and airy, flowing models while transparent fabrics allow us to discover the body veiled beauty.

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Touching on themes of renewal and independence, Virginie Guarisco reconnects with her Australian roots giving us essential and creative fashion in a simple way.

Launching her second label, My Sunday Morning

The inspiration comes from Sunday Morning walking on the beach, meeting friends for a brunch, relaxing with a book, jumping on the bed with kids … Focus on Boho- Chic with a touch of French sophistication the design is full of Freedom, Love and Creativity.

Interview with designer Virginie Guarisco:

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Describe your perfect Sunday morning?
In family, waking up with the sun light and the song of the birds in Avalon Sydney, catching up with some friends with kids for an healthy substancial and delicious brunch at the Beach House café.

What inspires you – visual and mentally?
Traveling has always and will always be a great source of inspiration.
My favorites spots of inspiration are Los Angeles and Sydney in Australia. The way of thinking, the easy Life Style, the boho-chic and healthy attitude makes me feel relaxed and enlightened. We fly there in family once every season before starting creating a new collection.
My creations are essentially based on vintage pieces, and a few photos…

What do people get when buying clothes from your new label?
They will be sharing the strong values that I’d like to speak for…
Integrity, authenticity, family, love, freedom, beauty, positive way of thinking, and a lot more!

What separate My Sun day Morning from other fashion labels?
I create and design all the styles that belong to my collections, and work on unique fabric patterns in cooperation with my husband who own a textile printing factory in Italy. This working approach makes the brand fully authentic, exclusive and independent from the rest of the fashion industry.

How did you get the idea for this new label?
On a Sunday Morning brunching with some of my girlfriends in Paris 
I wanted to start a new cycle of creation, and it was the perfect day and atmosphere to go with.

Your favorite pieces from the SS15 collection?
It’s a trick question, but I would say the kimonos, the Tiger sweater and the antic cotton laces blouses…
Would you say that My Sun day Morning is closer to your heart when it comes to describing your own style?
It can’t be closer to who I am. My Sunday Morning is an intimate feeling that I like to share through my collections with all the daily life strong, generous, sweet, stylish, pure, fun, simple, beautiful & devoted women that we all are.

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How will you describe your success (your road story)?
After 8 years of success being the designer of virginie castaway. It’s was the time for me to focus a new positive energy : Family! The birth of my son Eliott has been changing my approach of life, and I m sure every Mum will agree on this point, I’s a big change 😉 Especially the way you see yourself.
It’s the reason why “being a cast-away” traveling the world wasn’t accurate anymore, and my Sunday Morning the beginning of a great adventure!

Have you always loved to dress up and create things?
Oh Yesss! But before flying to Australia for a year and start designing and making my first collection, I was working as a Product Chef manager dealing with numbers, production process and delivery timing. My Mum, who has done Art School when she was young, never considered the design as a real job, so we compromised on this point and I studied marking specialized in the fashion industry.

The first item you ever bought?
Antic vintage cotton blouse with beautiful laces embellishments…and a pair of black motorbike leather boots!

Vintage printed antic kimonos, old silk lingerie pieces, big and warm sweater.

Where do you travel/go for inspiration?
Los-Angeles, Sydney, Paris flee markets and “brocantes”.

The best item you have? And the worst?
I’m in love with a few delicate vintage pieces and silk lingerie.
The worst item would be one pair of crazy 70’s boots made with a mix of leathers patches, very hard to describe!

The colors you love?
I like colors only in prints…The plain colors I use are always very soft like off-white, light-grey, kaki or the basic deep black.

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Your top-three-designers?
Yves-Saint-Laurent for his “avant-gardisme”.
Gabrielle Chanel for her strong independent personality.
Olivier Rousteing for his great energy.

What do we not know about you?
I have magic powers 😉

Who do you most admire and why?
Integrity and honesty…because it makes me feel in confidence.

The best compliment you have ever got?
The gratitude from the Queen of Spain, Letizia Ortiz, who send me a little note of congratulations on my designs. I was really touched for the great gesture.

Where in the world would you say that the best dressed women are?
Well, every country has their own cultures and fancy women, but I would say that Paris is the city that has the closer fashion codes than mine…

Your best styling advice?
Feel good in what you choose to wear, don’t try to be someone else and always respect and play with the curves of your body.

The secret to how mixing new and old?
Finding the good balance is important, but I would be able to give the right recipe…it’s in your eyes.
For instance if you have a brand new fancy dress, break the style with a big loose jumper and an old pair of shoes.

The best fashion quote you know about?
“L’élégance c’est l’élimination”. from Cristobal Balenciaga – I don’t know if it’s well translated but :”The elegance is the elimination”… or “Simplicity is elegance”

If you should be doing something else, what would it be?
I really love taking photos, so I would simply be a photographer.

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Thank you My Sunday Morning for my beautiful presents!

You were right…I do love them!

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For more information on My Sunday Morning or to shop their collection visit:

My Sunday Morning Website

My Sunday Morning Instagram

Charlie Pea Instagram