Copenhagen-based Stine Goya launched her label in 2006 as a counterbalance to the prevailing views of Scandinavian style as minimalist and muted. Her vivid, joyous take on fashion is paralleled in her head-over-heels love for her city. Below, she shares just some of her favorite must-see spots with us. And be sure to shop her full curation of chic, Copenhagen-inspired pieces on Chairish.

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Where’s the best shopping for home decor?

One of the highlights is Hay House, which is in the most beautiful two-story building with views on Amagertorv. The store is designed to look like an actual house, so you can imagine all the colorful pieces in your everyday living space.

What’s something every visitor to Copenhagen should see or do?

Go for a swim! In the summer, you see locals sunbathing before and after work and taking a refreshing dip wherever they can. In the winter, you find people winterbathing after a hot sauna session.

What’s your favorite place to dine in Copenhagen?

One of my favorite places is Bottega Barlie, a restaurant near Nyboder and not far from our headquarters. The menu changes weekly and is always full of surprises.

Where is the best nightlife in Copenhagen?

The Meatpacking District in Vesterbro, without a doubt. There are plenty of amazing restaurants in the area, like Gorilla, that turn into nightclubs after dinner. The DJ makes sure that everyone gets to their feet and starts dancing. 

Where can people see the best art in Copenhagen?

It is a little bit outside of Copenhagen, but one of the most inspiring places is the Louisiana Museum. It is a modernist building from the 50’s built around an old villa with a sculpture park and stunning ocean views.

If there were a scent that best embodied Copenhagen, what would it be?

I’d say it would be a mix of sea breeze and fresh flowers.

What are three words that best describe Copenhagen?

Relaxed, refined, and personal

Excerpted from Volume 6 of Magazinish


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May 5, 2022

Dennis Sarlo is the executive editor of Chairish and a lover of all things design-related. Prior to joining the team, he served as the executive editor of Dering Hall and was the first site director of Architectural Digest. He was also part of the founding team of travel startup Jetsetter. He lives in New York.