Give me a window and a sea view and I’m happy! Luckily I had all these, and then some more, in our apartment in Copenhagen.
Sure, walking the city streets, exploring the neighbourhoods, and sampling the food provided countless happy experiences for the demanding travellers that we are. The local flavour of our trip, however, came from our typically Danish apartment with view over the North Sea – and even farther, to Sweden, as our host explained.
I feel really lucky whenever I get the chance to experience a genuine home, owned, styled, and lived in by a local. This home in Copenhagen was everything our hearts desired. Leaving it was sentimental, but we took with us the sunny mornings when we would have coffee by the window, looking at the flickering surface of the sea, and the evenings when we would dine in the pink light of the sunset, with wine, laughter, and music. Even when raining, the house felt warm and cosy. Washing dishes in the attic-style kitchen, looking at the sky? A pleasure!
Hellerup, where the apartment was located, was a 20 minute bus drive to the centre, and had an upscale, Beverly Hills kind of feel. Our building was on the main street – Strandvejen – along with cafes, bakeries, shops, and boutiques. On the streets leading to the harbour, flanked with beautiful mansions, people would exercise, walk their dogs, or go swimming. We felt as if in a beach resort – that’s how relaxing, healthy, and carefree life here was.