Straddling Flatbush and Canal Streets between Brooklyn and New York City is the Manhattan Bridge built in 1909. It is the last of the three suspension bridges built over the lower East River. A slow walk across is a good workout, a cultural journey, a history lesson, and an architecture. Grab a coffee to go, take a stroll, and stop to watch street life unfold along the banks from a birds-eye view.
Just off of Hojbro Plaz in Copenhagen is Hay House, the perfectly styled atelier of the Hay brand. When I first visited there in 2016, I fell in love with their wares which include everything from fabric to furniture, objects, home goods, and accessories for daily living. Returning home, I was excited to see that the Museum of Modern Art Design Store carries a growing collection from the brand. Modern, minimal, and marked by surprising use of color, there isn't a thing they design from a paper clip to a plate, that I don't covet.
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Since Jade Lai opened Creatures of Comfort in on Mulberry Street in New York City in 2010, it has been the go to destination for all things simple and stylish, with an emphasis on ease over fuss. The brand launched their first collection for the Fall Winter 2010 season. Noted for collapsing everyday "luxurious materials and a reductively chic approach to modern dressing", the label has continued to expand upon its core tenets with new collections that have inspired a generation to embrace minimal modernism.
About 45 minutes north of Copenhagen is the quaint town of Helsingor that boasts two must see attractions for anyone spending more than a few days in Denmark. The Maritime Museum designed by Bjarke Ingalls is housed in a repurposed dry dock and has a cafe and museum store that rivals the best independent boutiques and cafes. And the Kronborg Castle, pictured above, the inspiration for Shakespeare's Hamlet that opens to magnificent views of the the sea.