Hi, my name is Signe. I am an illustrator living and working in a small wooden cabin just outside Copenhagen. I live here with my two year old daughter Frida, and my boyfriend. We moved here from Berlin, in the summer 2012. As I've never lived this close to Copenhagen before, I don't consider myself as being exceedingly familiar
with this beautiful old city, but since Lena asked me for recommendations on what to do in Copenhagen, I have been thinking about what I enjoy doing when I am there.
There is a very old paint shop in Badstuestræde nr. 9, "Københavns Farvehandel", it is 104 years old. I really enjoy the atmosphere in the shop, and sometimes go there just for this.
The staff are very friendly and I like having a little chat with them while buying materials. You could easily find a better selection or a cheaper place to shop, but this place definitely have the nicest store.
I often go to the Nørrebro part of Copenhagen, for lunch I usually buy something to eat and bring it to the park or the graveyard, Asistens Kirkegaard, this is a nice place for picnics in summer. Today when I was in the inner city, it was quite cold and rainy, so I stopped by a nice café called Kalaset, Vendersgade 16. The atmosphere is laid back, and it is a god place to bring children as well. When the weather is cold and wet I also often visit the greenhouse in Botanical Garden, we all love going there. Unfortunately it is closed to the public at the moment, due to renovations. Next up on a day off with Frida, I love to bring her to the theater, "Det lille Teater" and see when tiny Madsen's house blew away. I still remember being in the theater as a child and this is defiantly something I would recommend.
All the best Signe