28, Fashion blogger & Green Tech student, Copenhagen - Denmark
Frede Toftsø’s passions are divided between studying Green Tech and blogging about the latest trends in fashion. A born-and-bred native of Copenhagen, her insider tips reveal the location of everything from a secret garden to her favorite yoga studio, the freshest sneakers and the best margaritas in town.
So this hotel only has one room. But what a room! Situated on top of a small café in the Vesterbro neighborhood, the double room has a unique interior with beautifully handcrafted details. All the ingredients to make even the pickiest boutique hotel aficionado feel right at home.
Perfectly brewed coffee should be a right and not a privilege. So it’s nice to find a café that shares my convictions. As well as freshly-brewed coffee, Granola also offers creamy homemade ice-creams, Summerbird chocolates and fresh-fruit smoothies. Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, this is one of my favorite hang-outs on Værnedamsvej.
- Monday-Friday 7.00am-12.00am
- Saturday 9.00am-12.00am
- Sunday 9.00am-4.00pm
Need a break from the hustle and bustle? The city is dotted with secret gardens for those who are in the know. And if you’re not, you could just head straight to J.C. Jacobsens Garden in Carlsberg. Private property since 1848, it was opened to the public in 2009. I love the old English-inspired beauty of this garden. A secret hideaway in the center of the city!
- Monday-Sunday 8.00am-8.00pm
I have something of a weakness for sneakers, so much even I'm at Rezet store everyday working as the Content Manager or shopping to expand my collection. Rezet store opened in 2011 by Kasper and Mathias, the store offers a massive selection of sneakers, caps, backpacks and other streetwear items in a handmade minimalistic interior.
- Monday-Tuesday 12.00pm-6.00pm
- Wednesday-Thursday 11.00am-6.00pm
- Friday 11.00am-7.00pm
- Saturday 11.00am-5.00pm
Everything in and about this beautiful, feminine boutique was hand-picked by the owners and staff according to their own personal tastes and style. You’re guaranteed to find at least one item to fall in love with…
- Monday-Thursday 11.00am-6.00pm
- Friday 11.00am-6.30pm
- Saturday 10.00am-3.00pm
Dyrehaven roughly translates as the Deer Garden. Everything from the wood paneling around the bar to the nicotine-stained paintings serve as a reminder of times gone by and add to the atmosphere of this local hangout. Be sure to try the veal fricassee if it's on the menu. And on a sunny afternoon, few things come close to a pint of Danish Hancock lager at one of the outdoor tables.
- Monday-Friday 9.00am-2.00am
- Saturday 7.30pm-2.00am
- Sunday 9.30am-2.00pm
I love the vibe of living in the city. But sometimes, you just need to de-stress and recharge mind, body and spirit. Senses boasts a gorgeous, minimalist workout space that is perfect for yoga and other techniques designed to give you a peaceful, spiritual and relaxed full-body experience.
- Monday 8.15am-12.00pm & 4.00pm-9.00pm
- Tuesday 7.45am-11.30am & 3.30pm-9.00pm
- Wednesday 8.00am-12.00pm & 4.15pm-9.00pm
- Thursday 7.30am-12.00pm & 4.00pm-9.00pm
- Friday 8.00am-12.30pm & 3.30pm-7.00pm
- Saturday 9.00am-2.30pm
- Sunday 9.30am-2.00pm & 5.15pm-5.30pm
This French vintage interior shop is located right in the heart of the city and is an absolute must see. I can spend hours here and still discover new things every time. And best of all, you can enjoy a coffee or glass of wine while perusing their amazing collection.
- Monday-Friday 10.00am-6.00pm
- Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm
Want your coffee to go? Once you catch a glimpse of the interior of this charming coffee shop, you may prefer to stay. There’s only room for a few guests, but if you can score a table overlooking the park, it’s a great way to enjoy their delicious cakes and fantastic coffee.
- Monday-Friday 7.30am-6.00pm
- Saturday-Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm
Got a thing for the new Scandinavian kitchen? If you haven’t experienced it yet, you soon will. And what better place to start than Aamanns? The food is absolutely stunning and is prepared by the chef at your table. Dining here is an experience in itself, one which I guarantee will leave you a happier person.
- Monday-Saturday 12.00pm-3.00pm & 6.00pm-9.30pm
Both stylish and laidback, this cocktail bar is housed in a beautifully renovated, heritage listed building on Vesterbrogade. I love the mix of people who come here, almost as much as the mix of delectable drinks that make every cocktail to die for. Grab a place by the fire and soak up the atmosphere.
- Monday-Saturday 4.00pm-2.00am
- Sunday 8.00pm-12.00am
Copenhageners love to party. So don’t be surprised when this downtown restaurant turns into a pumping bar and nightclub every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. A fresh selection of local DJs take over the floor from 10.00pm attracting a varied crowd.
- Wednesday 5.30pm-close
- Thursday 5.30pm-2.00am
- Friday-Saturday 3.00pm-3.30am
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Photography by Mattia Abeni