Scandi Scarves & Rye Bread

If there’s one thing that suckered me into booking a trip to Copenhagen over Christmas, it was the scarves. It’s such an art form in Scandinavia and truthfully I just wanted a slice of the scarf pie to take back with me down under. Aside from learning that I’ll probably never be cool enough to pull off being Danish (and not just because I’m half the height of most of them with legs that only come up to my hips and don’t continue for days on end), I also learnt the following…

  • Sydney could really take a leaf out of Copenahgen’s book and become flatter and cooler. I LOVE cycling around feeling distinctly European and cultured, but I’d hardly be able to make it to the end of my road in Sydney without dissolving into a pool of sweat, huffing and puffing my little piggy heart out with hummus dripping out of my pores.
  • Fairy lights are everything. I think it’s the Hugge hype that triggered this one but if there’s one thing that Copenhagen does well (aside from scarves, coffee, producing genetically blessed humans etc etc), it’s LIGHTING. Fairy lights and candles abound in every little nook and cranny you can find.
  • Sandwiches are a food group of their own and can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, lunch, linner, dinner, morning snack and afternoon snack. And if we’re being honest, what more do you need to know about a place than that?

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