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© Copyright 2019 Origin Magazine

Our Eco Guide to Copenhagen

Eco Travel Editor, Holly Rose

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Instagram: @leotielovely | leotielovely.com

PHOTOS: Shane Woodward

 

Copenhagen gives you a glimpse into a better world, one where the whir of bicycle wheels replace honking horns and where the idea of living consciously is so collectively accepted it’s become conventional. It’s a city that gives you hope for the future metropolises of the world, with its cutting edge eco architecture, endless cycle routes and green spaces galore. A place where people seem to put kindness first and stress last, creating that brilliant balance we as North Americans still search for … it’s no wonder the Danes are rumored to be amongst the happiest in the world.

 

 

{ SWEET SLEEP }

This small string of family owned eco-friendly hotels share a dreamy aesthetic which creatively and playfully combines Balinese and Scandinavian design to create something luxurious yet down to earth, each detail thoughtfully and consciously put together for your comfort and enjoyment while simultaneously protecting the planet. At Manon Les Suits, the rooftop restaurant offers delicious vegan options along with a wide variety of organic beers and cocktails with outdoor and indoor seating bringing ‘hygge’ to a whole new level. Across from the restaurant is a spa partitioned away to create an intimate space with an outdoor shower, steam room and sauna for you to relax in and enjoy. The pool area, set in the center of the hotel feels like a terrarium from another world, with a plethora of plants cascading down from the balconies which line each floor, swaddling you on a sanctuary of serenity which will make you forget the outside world.

 

Manon Les Suites

ADDRESS: Gyldenløvesgade 19

WEB: guldsmedenhotels.com

SOCIAL: @guldsmedenhotels

 

{ BOHO VEGAN EATS }

With two locations within Copenhagen, this sweet shop offers delicious 100% organic vegan food and drinks dressed up with edible flowers, berries and nuts to create a tiny piece of art for your mouth. Though most of their to-go containers are compostable or recyclable, bring your own for the smoothies and juices as they’re still using plastic cups and straws.

 

The Organic Boho

ADDRESS: Prinsessegade 23 // Gothersgade 5

WEB: theorganicboho.com

SOCIAL: @theorganicboho

 

{ SHOP FAIR }

A conscious collective of creative Copenhageners combining handcrafted ethically made designs from Nomad Living, upcycled homeware pieces by Naked Society, and sustainable lifestyle and fashion products from My Fair Shop to create a conscious concept store full of treasures and heart.

 

Fair Nomad Society

ADDRESS: Kongensgade 74

WEB: fairnomadsociety.com

SOCIAL: @fairnomadsociety

 

{ GREEN THUMB }

This sweet and aesthetically pleasing shop offers locally love grown succulents and cacti paired with ethically made pottery creating Denmark’s first cacti and succulent concept store.

 

Kaktus K

ADDRESS: Jægersborggade 35

WEB: kaktuskbh.dk

SOCIAL: @kaktus_kbh

 

{ BOTANICAL GARDEN }

As part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, the Botanical Gardens offer Denmark’s largest scientific collection of plants, including species that are either threatened or extinct in nature. With some greenhouses dating all the way back to 1847 creating a dreamy environment which engulfs you into the luscious world of nature right in the city centre.

 

Botanical Garden

ADDRESS: Øster Farimagsgade 2

WEB: botanik.snm.ku.dk

SOCIAL: @uni_copenhagen

{ SOUL FOOD }

A cozy space for any time of day eating, Souls offers locally sourced food that will purposefully please the pallet by Denmark’s best vegan chef, Neel Engholm. …

 

Souls

ADDRESS: 3 Melchiors Plands

WEB: soulscph.dk

SOCIAL: @soulscph

 

 

{ BACK IN TIME }

With it’s beautiful multi-colored buildings dating back to the 16th century, Nyhavn is an atmospheric place to take a stroll before relaxing on Cap Horn’s charming patio with a drink from their organic seasonal menu.

 

Cap Horn

ADDRESS: Nyhavn 21

WEB: caphorn.dk

SOCIAL: @restaurantcaphorn

 

{ VINTAGE THREADS }

With two Copenhagen locations in both Nørrebro and Vesterbrø, Prag offers a creatively curated selection of second-hand and vintage clothing for men and women; featuring everything from everyday clothing and shoes, to custom made jewelery and extravagant dress up attire.

 

Prag

ADDRESS(ES): Nørrebrogade 45 Vesterbrogade 98A

WEB: pragcopenhagen.com

SOCIAL: @pragcopenhagen

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