After my recent trip to Copenhagen, going through all my photos has already got me wanting to book a flight straight back there!
We explored the city in just 3 days. Leaving London first thing Friday morning and getting back home Sunday evening. But my goodness you can squeeze a LOT in to 3 days!
After just a day there I quickly realised that this was my favourite city i've ever visited. Quite a statement I know, but I ABSOLUTELY loved it.
Here is a little map of the city centre just as a reference so when I talk about each of the places hopefully it's a little clearer as to where they are!
So firstly... our hotel. I thought we were right in the city centre, but it is so hard to judge when you've never been before! Our hotel was just next to Tivoli Gardens so on the map you can see it's over to the left hand side. It was only 5 minutes from the main shopping street 'Stroget' so really very easy to get to, but not somewhere I'd recommend if you really want to be in the middle of it all!
Just off the main shopping street is where we stumbled across the most beautiful flower market! I wanted to buy ALL the flowers. There were so many and were all so perfect and colourful... so of course, I took loads of photos!
Sticking with the theme of flowers, if you head off the main shopping street to the left you get to the botanical gardens. At the time of year that we went there was very little in bloom but have heard in the summer its beautiful! I wasn't too disappointed though as there were plenty of cactus which of course are a personal favourite. The green house was really quite steamy inside.
Also over in this direction is The Round Tower. It was only about £2.50 to go to the top... but just as a warning it's a very long spiral all the way there so you'll definitely be slightly dizzy and a little out of breath when you reach the top. The views though are definitely worth it!
Another place that is definitely worth a visit is the Royal Palace. This is more over towards Nyhavn (saving my favourite till last) and the guards change here every day at midday. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen the guards in action on my stories!
I'm kind of going back on my self now, but over towards the main river (on the mainland side) was such a lovely coffee shop with a full glass front making for a really lovely view. Thats where this snap was taken...
Just over the river from here was an amazing food market. I didn't get many great photos... they all seemed to be a bit fuzzy from the steam but it was such an amazing atmosphere. It was almost like an old warehouse building and inside were so many food stalls, each of them smelling amazing! Right in the middle was an amazing brick fire. We managed to get a seat just the other side of it. I felt like this the most hygge moment I had on the trip!
Now, last but not least my hands down favourite part of Copenhagen. Nyhavn! This is where all the photos of the beautiful coloured buildings came from and we came back to this spot a couple of times each day. With he harbour running down the middle, the colourful buildings are mainly restaurants. I'm already planning to come back here in the summer next time as you could spend all afternoon sat here drinking wine and dining in such a range of cuisines.
Everyone was wrapped up in blankets and my favourite table was a couple with a bottle of white and a lobster to share. It looked perfect! Next time we come I'd like to get a hotel as near to Nyhavn as possible. I'm pretty sure it's where we would spend most of our time!
I couldn't recommend Copenhagen more, I've never left a city wanting to go back quite so soon. Also... from the airport to the city centre it is a £5 metro journey, so it really couldn't be easier!
I hope this colourful post gives you a little snippet into what Copenhagen is like. If you haven't been, you MUST tick it off your list!
What an AMAZING weekend that was! Whilst I'm working on a couple of Paris posts I couldn't help but show off some of my favourite images. I think this could have possibly been the most snap happy I have ever been... Hence such a photo heavy post! (Oh and a little video at the bottom too!)
If you are thinking about a quick city break, I'm pretty sure this will tempt you! Enjoy!
From Paris with love x
For a rather long time now, I've been desperate to have a long weekend in the Cotswolds... and my hubby and I finally got round to it!
After a few hours in the car we finally arrived at our first destination... Cirencester. I could not believe how beautiful this town was, I would happily live there! We parked up and spent a couple of hours wandering the streets before checking in to our first hotel 'The Kings Head'.
How amazing is that fire place!! After a lazy couple of hours enjoying the hotel room, we headed down to the restaurant and had a delicious meal! If you know me well... you will not be at all surprised in my choice. Burger! Fizzy bubbles on the side of course.
We also both had a really delicious pud of bread and butter pudding. So yummy! We soon finished up and headed back to our rather lovely room where I ended the evening with a rather long bath with a G & T on the side. Perfection!
In such a wonderful bed as big as it was, we slept like an absolute dream! We had a rather lovely Monday morning lie in and tried to appreciate every second of it!
We soon headed down to breakfast... my favourite part of staying in a hotel! We helped our self to an array of juices and pastries before ordering 2 full English breakfasts to set us up for the day ahead!
An incredibly relaxing stay with the most gorgeous room and such delicious food. We soon checked out and said goodbye to 'The Kings Head'... and off we went to our next Cotswolds retreat... (Part 2 coming Thursday!)
I have a major soft spot for Brighton. I love how vibrant it is, there's so much to do and everything is so unique. We made this visit because it has officially been one whole year (last Monday) since our big day!!
I cannot believe I'm saying that already! It has absolutely flown by and been the best year of my life at that. Brighton is special to us because we came here for the weekend when Charlie got down on one knee and proposed... oh the romance!
We stayed in Hotel Du Vin in Brighton as our anniversary treat and have since decided to make it a tradition... I wonder which Hotel Du Vin we will end up in next year!
We stayed in the hotel for both dinner and breakfast and the food was just amazing. We both tucked in to a burger for dinner, which was really no surprise and we had the yummiest pear and almond tart with honeycomb ice cream on the side for pud. The thought makes me want it all over again!
The weather was pretty ummm... miserable, although I hope my snaps manage to disguise the drizzle and grey skies a little!
After a wet and windy stroll along the Pier we stopped at a really gorgeous little tea rooms called Sugardough which was so quaint with trolleys of cakes and furniture that looked almost too delicate to sit on. Luckily they survived our visit! I will definitely be returning!
Other than the weather it was a rather wonderful trip. At least there was sunshine one year ago!
You may have spotted this bikini on my snapchat (EmilyR.Harding) recently as I was rather excited when I finally managed to order it after a LOT of page refreshing and hoping for my size! I usually only ever buy from the ASOS fuller bust range but this one actually wasn't. Although, as it wasn't cupped and there is a lot of coverage I thought I could safely get away with it.
This bikini is one of ASOS's mix and match... so if you like the pattern, there are a whole load of different options for you if you fancy different shapes styles, or just want to mix up your tan lines! See all the possible options down below...
Shop the look:
Bikini - ASOS (top & bottom)
Cover Up - H&M (similar here)
Sunglasses - RAYBAN
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