Fever Travels: 48 Hours in Denmark

We have just returned from a whistle stop tour of Denmark, soaking up the famous Skandi style, trawling the vintage stores and gorging on traditional Danish delicacies.

Our home for the trip was the absolutely stunning Hindsgavl slot hotel, surrounded by beautiful grounds and just moments from the beach where our morning stroll provided a plethora of inspiration.

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The building is a restored manor house and farm with high ceilings, marble pillars and serving up breakfasts so tasty they were gone long before we had a chance to whip our cameras out.

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The grounds were full of hidden huts and cottages, each unique and intricately decorated - we’d happily set up home in this straw and cobalt blue masterpiece with its dramatic sea view.

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This pretty little thatched hut right on the coast is where Hans Christian Andersen is said to have written many of his famous tales.

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Once we had our fill of food and fresh air we headed to Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark - to explore, check out the street style and rummage through the vintage stores.

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We were greeted by the prettiest little cobbled streets and quaintest of cottages, which provided great colour palette inspiration for our collections.

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Determined to experience as much traditional Danish cuisine as we could, for lunch we plumped for smørrebrød - Chicken, apple and walnuts topped with crispy chicken skin (this may not sound particularly appetising, but was extremely tasty!) and Pork with mustard stuffing, salad and vegetable chips both on a delicious seeded rye bread – we would highly recommend it!

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The quirky vintage stores were hidden in little courtyards and down twisted staircases in shop basements. This was a particular favourite of ours brimming with retro prints, chic dresses, rails of distressed Levis and home to an adorable café out the back.

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The city was littered with quirky artwork and we could have happily spent days exploring the area, but time (and the bitterly cold wind) was not on our side.

Our final port of call before heading home was, of course, food related. We went for some good old fashioned, home cooked ‘hygge’ (pronounced ‘hoo-ga and roughly translated, meaning comfort) food. They say a picture speaks a thousand words... well just look at this.

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Perfectly cooked peppered steak with all manner of veg, gravy and chunky fries, a Danish ‘hamburger’ with onion and garlic, minus the bread bun and accompanied by a side of beetroot, all washed down with a glass of red whilst discussing our vintage finds.

The perfect end to our whistle stop tour, until next time Denmark.

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