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When travelling I always try to pack light makeup wise; opting for handy eyeshadow palettes to ensure I can create various looks without having to take a massive collection of beauty products with me. For my recent trip to Copenhagen I decided to take my Urban Decay Ammo Eyeshadow Palette. It contains a great mix of shades which means you can use it for a natural look or dramatic smokey eye. Here some makeup up looks that I created with the Urban Decay Ammo palette for my Copenhagen nights out.
Classic brown smokey eye:
Eyes: Urban Decay Smog Eyeshadow (lid) // Urban Decay Oil Slick Eyeshadow (crease & along lower lash line) // Urban Decay Polyester Eyeshadow (brow bone highlight) // Estee Lauder Pure Color Kajal Eyeliner in blackened black (waterline) // L’Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim – Black Intense (upper lash line) // YSL Shocking Volume Mascara // Lips: Sephora Lipgloss in Rusted Rose
A fun bright pink lip:
Eyes: Urban Decay Sin Eyeshadow (lid) // Urban Decay Polyester Eyeshadow (brow bone highlight) // Urban Decay Chopper Eyeshadow (small amount along lower lash line) // L’Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim – Black Intense (cat-eye wing on upper lash line) // YSL Shocking Volume Mascara // Lips: NARS Matte Lipstick in Carthage (as seen here)
Green Smokey Eye:
Eyes: Urban Decay Mildew Eyeshadow (lid and along lower lash line) // Urban Decay Smog Eyeshadow (lightly blended into crease) // Urban Decay Polyester Eyeshadow (brow bone highlight) // Estee Lauder Pure Color Kajal Eyeliner in blackened black (waterline & slightly smudged into upper lash line) // YSL Shocking Volume Mascara // Lips: Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss in Ginger (as seen here)
Face for all looks: VICHY Dermablend Ultra-Corrective Stick in Nude (as concealer – review here) // (Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Vanilla (120) // Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder // SuperDry Beauty Bronzer in Terracotta (review here) // NARS powder blush in Orgasm // Sleek Brow Kit to fill in brows.
Which look is your favourite?
I already blogged a little while back about where to eat when in Copenhagen (link) but this city is also filled with really fun places to go out! Turns out the Danish love a good cocktail as there are many amazing cocktail bars scattered around the city. Here a quick list of the bars and clubs to visit when in Copenhagen.
Nights out in Copenhagen
Ruby’s - voted one of the best cocktail bars in Copenhagen. Posh but cosy. There are several rooms and the bartender can whip you up any cocktail you like – we got some creations that weren’t even on the menu after he asked us what kind of drinks we liked!
Madam Chu’s - Lounge-y cocktail bar
The Jane - Mad Men style bar + it has a fireplace!
1105 – Cocktail Bar (30+ crowds, sophisticated and great cocktails)
Fortunen - young, fun and casual bar. No cocktails, just music and good times!
K-Bar - Fancy a martini? Go here.
Union Bar - The most exclusive and hard to find bar in Copenhagen. It attracts a young, urban crowd plus it’s also a skip and a hop to Simons; the nightclub in Copenhagen.
In the hipster Meat Packing district it’s worth checking out Karriere, Mesteren & Lærlingen and Jolene.
Do you also tend to pack an eyeshadow palette when you are going travelling?
During the recent long Easter weekend, I escaped London for a few days to explore cool and trendy Copenhagen with my flatmate. You can see pictures and can read a bit more about our adventures here. But because we are both very much foodies, we pretty much just spent our days eating and drinking our way around the city. As promised I thought it might be a fun idea to share my recommendations of where to eat when in Copenhagen. Disclaimer; I do consider myself to be a huge expert on the subject but we did do quite a bit of research before going there and we met some lovely cool local Danes that told us about all the new and happening places to go!
So here just some quick reviews of the places we enjoyed eating at that I would say deserve a visit if you are ever in Copenhagen.
1. Cafe Kalaset
We went here for brunch on our first morning in Copenhagen. With brunch being my favourite meal, I had done my research and this place had some great reviews. It’s an adorable little cafe (underground) that is cosy and unique with mismatched shabby chic furniture and old radios on the wall. Apparently in summer it is popular with people sitting outside on the pavement whilst enjoying their meal but we opted for inside, seeing it was freezing and SNOWING outside!
We both ordered the scrambled eggs with bacon which was delicious. Kalaset is known for their amazing “mormor” brunch which is a HUGE plate filled with eggs, sausages, bacon, eggs, fresh fruit, breads plus yogurt with muesli and you can help yourself to their homemade jams and nutella. So if you are hungry, definitely opt for that one! We ended up having some serious food envy seeing people eating that around us and I think if I am in Copenhagen again any time, then that breakfast has got my name all over it!
Kalaset, Vendersgade 16, 1363 Copenhagen
Tel.: +45 3333 0035
Barburrito is a newly opened mexican restaurant/bar in the centre of the city and like most places in Copenhagen it is a bit of a mission to find. But when you do find it (we walked past it about 4 times before finally realising it was downstairs…) it is worth it. The restaurant has a small, intimate and fun vibe and they serve delicious mexican street food and even better (strong!) frozen passion margaritas!
We especially loved the snacks of crispy pork skin and plaintain nachos, both served with (one of my favourite things in this world) guacamole! For the main event we were in the taco mood so we shared a selection of the different taco’s on the menu. All were amazing, fresh, tasty and non-greasy, but they are rather small so if you are hungry I’d say order at least 4-5 each.
Barburrito, Skindergade 36 kld, 1159 København
We went to this trendy Pizza restaurant in the Meat Packing area of Copenhagen for massive hangover brunch after a night out. I blogged about our brunch at Mother in more detail here. But aside from their amazing brunch this place has some delicious pizzas on the menu and because of the fun, relaxed vibe I think this is also a perfect restaurant to drop in for dinner before hitting the trendy bars around the area.
They are famous for their wood oven baked sourdough pizzas and affordable prices. My friend in Copenhagen also recommended this place so if it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner – I pretty don’t think you can go wrong with visiting Mother!
Mother, Høkerboderne 9 1712 Copenhagen
4. Oliver and the Black Circus
This place was not on our list (or even radar) until one of the friendly owners at Barburrito told us (over a margarita) that this was the coolest new place in town we just had to visit. So we took his word for it, made a booking and a few nights later arrived at the restaurant to be in for a culinary treat!
Oliver & the Black Circus is located in an old building on a pretty cobblestoned street in the city but when you step inside you are greeted by a dark, modern but welcoming interior. The restaurant is all about a down-to-earth (and more affordable) approach to upscale cuisine. They only do a set menu of 3 to 5 dishes where you can mix and match as you please; you could have a three desserts if that’s your thing! Aside from the electric vibe (including DJ) and fantastic service, did I mention they also mix up some delicious tasting cocktails?
We went for the three course menu (295KR) and I very much enjoyed my Danish caviar starter, lamb main and chocolate (duh easy choice) dessert! The food was spectacular in both taste and presentation and we left the restaurant a few hours later as two very happy girls – ok maybe the handsome barman and his great tasting cocktails had something to do with that too…. ;)
Oliver & the Black Circus, Teglgårdsstræde 8A, 1452 Copenhagen
5. Louisiana Cafe
A great little day trip to make while you are in Copenhagen is visiting the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Save it for a day when the weather forecast is saying sunny skies, so you’ll get to soak up the sun overlooking the water at the Louisiana cafe!
Denmark is well known for its open-faced sandwiches and at the Louisiana Cafe I had their smoked salmon, celery and pickles on rye bread version and my flatmate the terrine of root vegetables, cabbage and cream of carrot open sandwich. YUM! The museum has different exhibitions throughout the year but I think the museum is worth a visit even if it’s just for the excursion on the train (approx. 30 min), walking around the gardens overlooking the water and of course a visit to the lovely cafe!
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Gl. Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, Denmark
Fiskebar pretty much translates to ‘Fish Bar’ so I am sure you can guess what the star ingredient is on the menu at this restaurant; that’s right FISH! Fiskebar is a set in an old fish processing area in the hipster area of Copenhagen and has a very modern and upmarket look and feel about it. It’s fancy but not stuck up and you can either book a table or eat (and drink) at the bar which is in the middle of the restaurant. Also loved the big fish tank feature. The menu is focussed around serving quality, healthy and fresh fish and shellfish.
Because we had a late booking at Fiskebar, and had indulged in quite a few naughty snacks that day already, a light and healthy dinner was just what we needed. We both loved the sound of the seared scallops with fennel in a sauce of langoustine and watercress so we each got that as medium sized dish. We then also decided to share the baked cod that came with Jerusalem artichokes, a sauce of skyr and wheatgrass plus full grain porridge with mushrooms and chives. Instead of dessert & coffee we opted for espresso martini’s which were incredible – the best we’d had the whole weekend!
However, as much as food was delicious we did find that we had to wait a very long time for our food. Compared to the amazing service we’d received at other restaurants in Copenhagen, on our night at Fiskebar the service was rather poor. Maybe our experience is a rare one because most reviews I’ve read all rave about the great service at Fiskebar.. Therefore I still added it to my list of places to visit. Go here for excellent seafood in this popular hot-spot area (oh and make sure you have one of their espresso martinis…yum!)
Kødbyens Fiskebar, Flæsketorvet 100, 1711 Copenhagen
7. Cafe 22
On a sunny Easter Monday morning we found ourselves in a great cafe by one of the Copenhagen city lakes, sitting outside (with blankets) ready to fill our tummies with Cafe 22′s extensive brunch offering!
For only 98 KR (£12) the weekend brunch at Cafe 22 gives you unlimited access to a massive buffet that allows you to stuff yourself on a selection of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, hot wings, meatballs, warm liver pâté, yoghurt, pasta salad, green salad, cold meat, cheese, tuna mousse, smoked salmon, egg and mayo, muesli, ketchup, maple syrup, jam, nutella, butter, croissants, cakes and bread. See I told you it was massive?
The crispy bacon was my absolute favourite and I admit that I went for seconds, ok maybe even third rounds at the buffet. It’s fair to say I didn’t need much more food the rest of that day haha. Luckily a walk around the lake presents itself naturally post-brunch. This way you can burn off the platefuls eaten and take advantage of the Danish picturesque scene; swans and ducks swimming, cyclists pedalling and passersby walking and running along the lake. Definitely worth a visit even if just to enjoy a coffee lakeside but trust me the brunch is pretty darn amazing.
CAFE 22, Sortedam Dossering 21 - 2200 Copenhagen
8. Hotdogs, Sweet Stuff and Juices!
Aside from the many great restaurants this city has to offer, I thought I’d also quickly share some other things you should definitely treat yourself to when in Copenhagen.
First up, a hotdog! Turns out the Danish love a good sausage. Now that is convenient, because so do we haha. A Danish hotdog stand called a pølsevogn can be found on almost any major street in Copenhagen. Visiting these hotdog stands is great for a shopping refuelling stop or to simply enjoy one after a few too many cocktails late at night. Our favourite stand was by the Stork Foundation on Strøget right in the city centre. You can have your sausage with a white bun, on its own and choose a selection of toppings or go all out and have your sausage grilled and wrapped in bacon. Naturally we tried all the options!
Another thing the Danish love? Hot chocolate! At every cafe the menu will offer you a wide selection of hot chocolates; with cream, chilli, marshmallows, chocolate dunking squares and the list goes on; pretty much whatever your little heart desires; they will have it! We treated ourselves to a luxury creamy hot chocolate at Cafe Dan Turell to warm up after getting caught in a bit of snow storm. We felt a lot warmer and happier after all that chocolate that’s for sure!
Now New York is mad for the cupcake and Paris is passionate about the macaroon, but in Copenhagen the flødebolle is the top treat! The name translates as ‘cream bun’, though it’s not a bun and doesn’t contain cream. Rather it’s a biscuit base topped with soft meringue and coated in chocolate. What it also is = DELICIOUS. I just loved these!
I tried a coconut coated flødebolle and also one that was covered in nuts and had a small amount of caramel twirled into the meringue mixture. International calories don’t count right?? I got mine from one of the many Lagkagehuset bakeries in the city but I think most bakeries sell them.
We certainly had a our fair amount of unhealthy food during this trip but we also loved the many Joe & the Juice bars in the city. These days London also has four Joe & the Juice bars but with the store concept originating from Copenhagen, there is literally one on every street corner. Why we love Joe & the Juice? Cool decor, tick. Yummy and healthy juices, tick. Unbelievably hot danish boys making the juices, TICK! Enough said…
I hope you enjoyed my picks of where to eat in Copenhagen! Of course there are many more amazing places to visit and this is just a selection of places we actually went to. I’d love to go back to Copenhagen again sometime soon so if there’s somewhere else you’d recommend definitely leave me a comment!
As promised here some photos from my Easter weekend in Copenhagen! Originally me and my flatmate wanted to go somewhere hot and sunny for Easter. However seeing Easter fell so early in the year and the weather was bound to be reasonably crap in most places in Europe, we decided to head north instead and visit beautiful Copenhagen. When we arrived it was pretty darn freezing and it snowed heavily for the first two days, but luckily our last two days we were blessed with bright blue skies! Which meant a happy Roz because I do love a good SUNNY winters day.
We pretty much spend our days walking around the city, soaking up the sights, eating lots of delicious food, shopping, drinking cocktails and admiring all the beautiful men around the place….seriously, the Danish men – PHWOAR!
Brunch Day one at Cafe Kalaset. Starting the day (after a long sleep in) with scrambled eggs and bacon; it doesn’t get much better then that! // We followed the city walking route to explore the center of Copenhagen on Good Friday. Maybe that wasn’t such a smart idea in the snow, it was bloody freezing. It required lots of layers (hello ski socks!) and the occasional super indulgent hot chocolate to warm up! // Dinner at new Mexican place Barburrito (link). To-die-for margaritas, fun vibe and don’t even get me started on the food. This here is the pigskin (aka crackling) chips with guacamole!
Some snowy pictures from walking around the city! We had to visit the famous little mermaid stature (a must when in Copenhagen) but it made for a very cold adventure- it’s quite a walk it turns out – through the winds and snow!
Brunch on Saturday morning at Mother in Meatpacking. You can read my full review on this pizza fueled (hangover) breakfast here (link) // Me ready for a night out in Copenhagen. This was the night that sparked our hangover breakfast the next day! After a few margaritas at Barburrito we ended up at the nightclub Simons where we danced the night away…until the early hours of the morning // Joe & The Juice is fantastic, originating from Denmark (they now also have stores in London) serves the best juices! I loved their Hangover Heaven (apple, elder flower and mint) and Green Prince (apple, spinach and pineapple) // Hot dogs! Copenhagen is full of hot dog stands and we definitely helped ourselves to the occasional sausage // Saturday night – another night out. Dinner and more cocktails, this time in the form of espresso martinis! The perfect pick me up when you are a bit tired still from the night before. These drinks definitely get you buzzing again!
On Sunday we stopped by Lagkagehuset for a coffee and danish pastries for breakfast – this is a Flødebolle which is a typical danish chocolate-coated marshmallow treat! International calories don’t count right?? ;) // After breakfast we got the train to the coastal town of Humlebæk, 35 km north of Copenhagen to visit The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art // We walked around the sculpture garden, soaked up the sun during lunch at the cafe overlooking the ocean (BLISS!) and saw the Pop Art Design exhibition.
I just love the ocean – it truly is my happy place :)
On our final night in Copenhagen we went to a very trendy fish restaurant; Fiskebaren for great food and (yet again) drinks! // Easter Monday meant breakfast outside in the sun (with blankets) at Cafe 22 along one of the many lakes in the city. The Danish definitely know how to do brunch – just imagine a massive buffet including anything you could wish for; eggs, sausages, bacon, croissants, fruit etc etc! // We also visited the crazy freetown of Christiana which is located in the city. Photos are not allowed within the ‘Green Light District’ but I managed to get one sneaky photo in // Our trusted map of Copenhagen with the many notes and tips written on it that we received from so many friendly people we met during our Easter weekend.
We had the best time but this week it is definitely all about catching up on sleep and detoxing after a fun/food/booze filled weekend. I will also write a separate food diary post in the next few weeks to review all the restaurants we visited as a where to eat in Copenhagen guide!
Have you ever been to Copenhagen? If not, I would definitely recommend it as a great weekend trip!