Good morning, Copenhagen.
We had a few things on the agenda for Mark’s first full day in Copes… namely: coffee (always), wanderings (naturally), class for me (necessary evil), gløgg (!!!), and the Hotel D’Angleterre’s Christmas lighting.
(Mom – we need one of these in front of our house.)
We started off the day at Cafe Norden, a cute spot in Amagertorv square, along the main shopping street, Strøget.
Right outside — a Christmas Market!
These have cropped up all over Copenhagen, and they’re pretty much my new favorite thing. So little time, so much Christmas cheer to enjoy. The best problem to have, tbh.
A day that ends in “y” also means a day that consists of flowers.
ALL THE COLORS. And my Dr. Martens, cause duh.
Plus a special behind-the-scenes shot, courtesy of Snapchat (and Mark).
After a day of walking the really cold, winter-y streets (plus an interlude at the University of Copenhagen for me to attend a 3 hour class) we made our way back to the D’Angleterre…
…for some amazing Gløgg – aka, traditional Danish mulled wine. It’s red wine, port, and brandy that’s been stewed with spices, almond slivers, and fruit. Served warm. I’ve decided it’s the best thing ever, and it’s going to be the drink that gets me through the winter. No lie.
At 5pm, there was a big hub bub outside the D’Angleterre for the annual hotel Christmas lighting. They had a band come and play, dressed in traditional garb (think: very similar to that Nutcracker standing out front), and tons of people came to see. They did a drum roll and everything and, well, this is the result. Not too shabby, yeah?
Not too shabby at all.