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Danish vogue designer Stine Goya’s insider guideline to Copenhagen

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I know I’m off to a excellent start off to the day if I have uncovered time for my early morning swim. I try to go for a day-to-day swim both in wintertime and summer season and the best put to do so is Ofelia Plads on the harbour front, which is open up to the public and totally free. It is the great place for getting a speedy morning dip and has the finest view of the Opera Home. It is also a good put for sunbathing or going for a swim at any time of working day, but in summertime it does have a tendency to get instead crowded in the afternoon. 

Stine Goya standing in front of shelving stacked with pink files and folders at her label’s Copenhagen headquarters
Stine Goya at her label’s Copenhagen headquarters
Stine Goya sitting at a book-covered table in front of large moodboard in her Copenhagen offices
Goya’s places of work are about the corner from her favorite coffee shop and park © Rasmus Weng Karlsen. Hair and makeup by Lasse Pedersen (2)

After my dip, I often crave espresso and there is no far better place than Kafferiet. They have various destinations in Copenhagen but I often go to the 1 on Esplanaden, just about the corner from our Stine Goya headquarters. It’s across the street from the Kastellet park, which is charming for a wander on a sunny day. 

The gold and diamond Cosmos ring at Griegst
The Cosmos ring at Griegst, who manufactured Goya and her husband’s wedding ceremony rings © Anders Sune Berg/courtesy of Griegst
The Sabine Marcelis Soap Table – a pale-green, oval-shaped modernist table – at Etage Projects in Copenhagen
The Sabine Marcelis Soap Desk at Etage Initiatives, which showcases perform by new and established designers © Studio Pim Top rated

Pursuing my espresso break, I appreciate to have a wander by the centre and visit some inspiring stores. Two that never ever fail to encourage me are Griegst for jewelry and cutlery and Etage Tasks for inside, style and artwork pieces. Both of those are inside walking distance of my property and our workplaces. [My husband] Thomas and I chose Griegst jewelry for our wedding day rings, so their pieces will always have a specific which means to us, and their showroom and boutique are only amazing — unquestionably truly worth the stop by. Located on Borgergade, Etage Initiatives is a gallery with restricted-version function by both of those renowned and up-and-coming artists and designers, and it’s the greatest put to learn new items for your residence. 

Tables and chairs beneath a chandelier at Maupa, a Copenhagen pizzeria
Restaurateur’s newest Copenhagen outpost is Maupa . . . 
A man’s hand holding a plate with a Roman-style pizza on it at Maupa
 . . . in which Goya likes to head for Roman-design and style pizza

Only a 5-moment walk away from Etage Assignments, on Shop Kongensgade you are going to discover Maupa, a just lately opened pizzeria by restaurateur David Fischer. An all-time favorite restaurant of mine is David’s initial one particular, Hos Fischer, in the Østerbro district, which specialises in tasty pasta dishes. When I read he was opening a new pizza area, I experienced to consider it out and it did not disappoint. You cannot reserve at Maupa, but you have much more prospect of finding a desk at lunch, and it is usually value the wait as they do the most tasty Roman-style pizza. 

Works by contemporary Danish artist Anton Funck in an exhibition at V1 Gallery
Performs by present-day Danish artist Anton Funck in an exhibition devoted to him at V1 Gallery © Jan Søndergaard/courtesy of the artist and V1 Gallery

In the afternoon, I would head for a museum or gallery stop by. My go-to is V1 Gallery in the Meatpacking District — it’s a 10-minute bike journey from the centre and always has excellently curated modern day exhibitions from proven and emerging artists. The Meatpacking District employed to be an industrial zone, and it has now made into a lively hotspot for artwork galleries, amazing restaurants and nightclubs. 

Lille Blå wine bar, with its electric-blue walls
‘The best wine bar in town’: Lille Blå (‘Little Blue’) . . .
The facade of Lille Blå, with seating on the pavement
. . . where Goya goes to investigate organic wines © Enok Holsegård (2)

In advance of heading out for evening meal, or just after do the job, I may possibly make a brief halt at Lille Blå, the ideal wine bar in town. The identify signifies “little blue” and the walls of this little bar are totally hued in the most stunning, deep, electrical blue, which provides it an remarkable vibe. They have a fantastic selection of organic and natural and normal wines from Austria, and I have found out some of my favorite wines to day there. The team are exceptionally welcoming and accommodating to support you uncover a wine you really like. 

A cafe I’ve not too long ago found out is Juju, a Korean eatery that is basically a number of methods absent from wherever I live. They only have a number of tables, so a reservation is hugely encouraged. The menu consists of a number of sharing dishes, which is always a enjoyable expertise because you get to style a lot of unique points and it is a considerably a lot more everyday and cosy location. The Korean fried chicken is to die for.

A pink cocktail and a negroni on a marble counter at Tata
Cocktails at Tata in Hotel Sanders . . . 
Velvet curtains and chairs in front of small black and gold round tables at Tata cocktail bar
 . . . which is Goya’s favourite place for beverages at the finish of the day

Last of all, the excellent place for beverages at the conclude of the day is Lodge Sanders. It’s just subsequent to Kongens Nytorv and has the most personal environment to sip on some refined cocktails. Their cocktail bar Tata is a fantastic location for a cosy night with mates or a intimate day. They alter the menu really often but a recent favorite is the Sour Lovin’, a clean-tasting consume with gin, lemon and sage honey.

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