Ealier today, I convinced the boyfriend to come for a little walk with me to do some window shopping, mainly because even after about a year and a half of living in Copenhagen, I still donâ€™t feel like I know my way around the city. Thatâ€™s mainly due to my job, which meant I had to travel during the week for most of the time Iâ€™ve lived here. But with my new job starting on Monday, here in Copenhagen, that hopefully wonâ€™t be a problem anymore!
We decided to take a trip to Vesterbro, the “hipster” area of Copenhagen, and to take a stroll down Istedgade. I really loved the atmosphere there, as well as the many antique stores (or as my boyfriend calls them, “old crap stores”). To my great disappointment, he wouldnâ€™t let me buy a big set of antlers that I wanted to paint silver and hang in our apartment. But okay, we already have one of those.
Our first stop was a lovely little interior decorations store called “Girly Hurly“, a tiny little place with the cutest selection of pillows, candle holders, cups, and other decorative items, but I truly loved the framed pictures they have there. I couldâ€™ve bought all of those, from the funny little slogans to the stylized maps of Copenhagen and its areas. Definitely not the last time Iâ€™ve stopped by there!
Of course I dragged the boyfriend into two of the antique stores. I just love them, I love the smell of old wood and dust, I love how they are stuffed ceiling-high with furniture, silverware, decoration, lamps, books, glassware and toys, I love to rummage through the stuff to find hidden treasures. Unfortunately, no treasures for me today, but better luck next time!
There are also some cool clothes boutiques on Istedgade, such as Rude or Donn Ya Doll (which, by the way, has the cutest logo ever!), but if thereâ€™s one thing the boyfriend hates more than antiques shopping, itâ€™s clothes shopping, so I only went for a quick look (even though they all have massive sales right now!).
As a reward for his patience and because we were hungry, we decided to finally try out Vesterbros Originale Burgerrestaurant, and we were certainly not disappointed! Very hip and cool interiors, complete with a group of 5 guys all wearing beanies, located in an old sauna building, they make amazing burgers, and their homemade ketchup is extremely good, too. Even still, I think I prefer Halifax, because there is simply more choice (the Vesterbro menu only had one chicken and one vegetarian burger option, whereas Halifax lets you pick and choose your entire burger, so you can have each one as veggie or chicken - to be fair, I didnâ€™t try to ask for this at Vesterbro). But nonetheless, I would definitely go to Vesterbros Originale Burgerrestaurant again, and would warmly recommend it to anyone looking for a great burger in CPH.
Further impressions from Istedgade:
Tiny, cozy coffee bar
Obama and the fluffy bunny (selection in a second-hand store window)