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Everyday Makeup Routine 2018

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I posted this video of my current everyday makeup routine on my YouTube channel but in case you’re not subscribed over there, I wanted to share it here as well! (& if you’re not subscribed… What are you waiting for!?) I have been using all of these products for months & most of them have become holy grail products at this point. So, if you’ve been wondering what my makeup routine has been or what my favorite products are, give this a watch 🙂

 

Products Used:

Marc Jacobs Undercover Primer

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter

It Cosmetics CC Cream

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer

Laura Mercier Candleglow Powder

BECCA Bronzer

Jouer Blush in Adore

Laura Mercier Highlighter in Indiscretion

Colour POP Super Shock

Marc Jacobs Mascara

BECCA Colour Balm

Jouer Sheer Lip Gloss

Goodbye Summer, Hello Kindergarten

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I can’t believe that the end of summer is near. This summer completely flew by & now we’re soaking in every last minute together & saying goodbye summer, hello Kindergarten. We’ve been exploring our new area & finding so many fun things to do with the boys before Kannon starts Kindergarten. (I still can’t believe he is starting Kindergarten already, it’s breaking my heart that he’s so grown up but I’m also so incredibly proud of the little boy he has become.) These photos were taken at a nearby park that has so many fun things including a zoo & a train. Our boys are already begging us to go back so if you’re in the Orange County area, make sure to check out the Irvine Regional Park.

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With the impending school year drawing nearer, we have begun all of the back to school prep. I’m not going to lie, the back to school prep was always my favorite & I’m beyond thrilled that I get to do it with Kannon now! The back to school clothes shopping is definitely my number one favorite, followed closely in second with all of the school essentials like a new backpack, pencils, notebooks & all of those necessities. Please tell me I’m not alone & that you guys loved the back to school prep as much as I did!?

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If you guys remember from this post we did a few months back, we love the brand Joules & we were so excited when they asked us to partner again for a back to school post! Kannon loves to pick out his own clothes & he had so much fun going through their website to find some pieces for his back to school wardrobe. Like mother like son! How cute are both of the boys dinosaur tee shirts here & here? I’m also loving Kannon’s red cords for a change from our favorite denim jeans! I’ve linked all of our favorites below if you guys are currently shopping for back to school or for an updated fall wardrobe because Joules has so many cute options right now & you guys can get 20% off your purchase with the code KANNON20 – Which makes this the perfect time to do some shopping for the whole family!

Now for all of you parents out there, are your kids starting school? If so, are you jumping for joy or shedding a few tears in the parking lot after school drop off!? Sound off in the comments below!

-This adventure backpack is perfect for younger kids starting school or perfect for little ones to take on a trip!

-Kind of obsessed with this rocket backpack as well though & I might have to purchase because Kannon is obsessed with all things rockets & space!

-This polka dot dress is a new favorite. It’s perfect to transition into fall with a cardigan or sweater over top!

-I can’t wait to have Adam & Kannon match in their blue plaid button ups! You guys know I love matching 🙂

-These striped dresses are my favorite. The fabric is high quality & they’re are the perfect classic piece for your wardrobe. I also have this fluted sleeve style that I love & wore in this Instagram!

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Weekly Update + Weekly Favorites

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We have been unbelievably busy lately. Between shooting content, work trips to LA & Adams production jobs, we have had barely any free time. Thank goodness for weekends so that we can spend time together as a family! No matter how busy we are, our main priority is always to make sure we have enough quality time with our boys. I say it alllll the time but they are growing up so fast & we really want to cherish every moment we have with them. I’m sure all of you parents can relate!

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We shot a really fun campaign this week that I can’t wait to share with you guys! I did a fun BTS video for it & we’ll also be doing an amazing giveaway so stay tuned for that!
Other than that, we are adjusting really well to life here in Orange County. We are so much happier here & while some people don’t understand why we moved out of LA, it’s just such a slower pace of life down here & yet we’re close enough to drive into LA anytime we need to. It’s 100% a win-win for us! Plus, our boys love it down here & are so much happier. All in all, suburban life is treating us very well & that’s all that really matters!
I wanted to get back into the swing of sharing my weekly favorites with you guys so below are 5 things I’m loving this week!
-I can’t get enough of these jeans. They are beyond comfortable & I love the style/fit (they run TTS). I have worn them at least 3x a week since purchasing them. They might have replaced these jeans that I was wearing nonstop!
-I bought these strappy sandals last week for a friends birthday celebration & they’re not only cute but comfortable. I love the lower heel because you can wear them from day to night without any discomfort whatsoever & that’s coming from a girl who lives in sneakers so that’s saying a lot!
-I got so many questions this past week about the lip color I’ve been wearing. I layered this lip balm under this gloss to create the perfect peachy nude. The best part is that it’s a really hydrating lip combo! These lip balms are one of my all time favorite lip formulas!
-These sheet masks have been saving my skin lately. My skin has been so lackluster & every time I use one of these masks my skin is brought back to life. You guys know I’m obsessed with glowing skin & these are a favorite because they’re made completely with clean ingredients. Every product this brand makes is incredible! I just used my last mask & will 100% be ordering more.
-I think the most common question I get is, “What Highlighter are you wearing!?” & for about the past year, it’s been this one in the shade Indiscretion. This Highlighter can be very subtle or be layered to have a more glowing look, which is what I usually do. I hit pan on mine in Copenhagen but I still have so much left & I’ve been using it daily since November
Now it’s YOUR turn! Comment below with what you’ve been loving this week!

5 Moisturizers for Summer (& Any Time of the Year)

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Our skin has so many important functions, guys. It regulates body temperature, allows us to sense touch, and it shields us from microbes and harmful elements. As the largest organ of the human body, it is mind-blowing that so many of us tend to dismiss skincare as a vanity need rather than view it as a necessity for human health. Especially in the summertime, when excessive heat and air conditioning can easily dehydrate our skin, it is so important not only to protect our skin but to keep it hydrated and moisturized. You guys know I’m skincare obsessed & I will forever be stressing the importance of taking care of your skin! There are so many products out there that boast being the best at giving your skin the moisture it needs, but after trying many (& I mean MANY!) products, here are my top 5 favorite moisturizers for summer!

Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Gel Moisturizer

This is my go-to morning moisturizer! The scent is so invigorating and the perfect way to wake up and start the day. The lightweight gel-cream sinks into my skin so quickly & is perfect to go under makeup. It instantly hydrates my skin without the use of parabens or animal ingredients (yay for safe animals!), while the ginseng and coffee bean do wonders to boost my skin’s radiance, leaving me feeling refreshed and restored in the early morning.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

If you didn’t know already, I’m obsessed with all things collagen. This product is an anti-wrinkle day cream with SPF 30 (there is also a version without SPF & a night Cream), perfect for aging skin. It is very hydrating without being too heavy and gives my skin a beautiful, healthy, glow. Since I’ve started using it, I’ve noticed an improvement in my skin’s suppleness and elasticity that I lacked before (bye bye forehead wrinkles!). I may still be young (to most people) but as I age, I am definitely using more products to help prevent and rewind the aging process. Though it’s a little on the pricey side, it is worth every single penny to get that firm, youthful, glow!

Edible Beauty Coco Bliss Intensive Repair

This moisturizer is a holy grail for me because I have insanely dry skin! I love, love, love this brand because every product is made with clean ingredients; so clean you could literally eat it (hence the name), although not recommended haha!  This moisturizer’s formula is intensely nourishing, and designed to reduce redness and irritation, all the while, giving me that rejuvenated glow. Coco Bliss uses a combination of botanical antioxidants along with calming shea and coco butters to trigger the skin’s natural collagen production, while vitamins B, C, and E do their parts to promote brightened, youthful skin.  While this is a heavier cream, it absorbs into the skin nicely and can be used both morning and night.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

This is an oldie but a goodie. Both Adam and I used this product as our go-to moisturizer for years. Not only is it perfect for all skin types, but a little bit goes a long way, and it can be used both on the face and body. This daily-use product uses colloidal oatmeal (soothing), Shea butter, avocado and meadowfoam seed oils, and antioxidants, to keep my skin super hydrated and protected against environmental aggravators. Paraben and sulfate free, this moisturizer leaves my skin feeling silky, smooth, and hydrated.

Korres Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturizer

Clearly, I love a good cream-gel! I love how lightweight it is, and also the fact that it dries down to a matte finish.  Made with 15% pomegranate water and extract, this moisturizer helps to minimize the look of my pores while also hydrating and balancing my skin. While this is actually targeted toward oily or combination skin, I use it on my dry skin and absolutely love it!

Like I said above, there are SO many products out there to help protect and enhance our skin. I realize that sometimes the number of choices and all the information out there can be overwhelming (downright intimidating sometimes) and turn skincare into a regimen we’d rather ignore. But the more we let our skin dry out, sunburn, and be exposed to the environment, the more we need to hydrate and protect ourselves from aging, skin ailments, and disease! So if you take anything from this post, PLEASE feed your skin the moisture it needs, especially during the hot summer season, when you need it most!

Now tell me, what is one of your favorite moisturizers for summer?

 

A Must Have Household Item

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Health is a super important topic around our household. We are trying to teach our boys at a young age how important it is to take care of their bodies so that they can live a happy & healthy lifestyle. So, we have quite a lot of conversations about what we put into our bodies as well as what we put on & around our bodies because both topics are very important, especially for young developing bodies!

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I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I was when I discovered Febreze ONE! Unlike other air fresheners, Febreze ONE is gentle AND effective in cleaning away odors but has no aerosols, dyes or heavy perfumes. It comes in 3 lovely, fresh scents, Mandarin, Bamboo & Orchid that eliminate odors all over your home. Let’s be honest here, I live with 3 boys & the smells can be pretty extreme sometimes! Hence the reason I was incredibly excited when I found Febreze ONE!

All 3 scents smell amazing & I love knowing that I’m not spraying heavy fumes/strong-smelling cleaning agents into the air. If you have been on the lookout for an air freshener that you can feel good about spraying around your kids, look no further! I highly recommend giving Febreze ONE a try! & if you’ve tried it before, sound off in the comments below which scent is your favorite! I can’t seem to make up my mind on which smells the best (because they all smell amazing) but I think I’m leaning toward the Mandarin scent 🙂  All of Febreze ONE’s light, simple scents are available at most retailers nationwide for $4.99 so head to your local store to pick up your new favorite scent! There’s also a great coupon available in P&G brandSAVER: BUY ONE GET ONE FREE* starting July 29, 2018 – August 25, 2018. Click HERE to get the coupon! (*Up to $5.00)

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28 Things You Might Not Know About Me

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Since I turned 28 a few weeks ago, I thought it might be fun to share 28 things you might not know about me. I’m pretty open with you guys so it was actually kind of difficult to come up with these BUT I hope you learn a little bit more about me & then I would love for you to share something about yourself in the comments below so I can get to know you all a little bit more!

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1.) I love to sleep. If I could, I would sleep 10 hours every night & take a nap during the day.

2.) I got married when I was 19 (more on that in an upcoming youtube video so make sure you’re subscribed)!

3.) I’m a certified nutritional consultant.

4.) I have had anxiety for as long as I can remember.

5.) I’m obsessed with reading & have been since I was 4 years old.

6.) I was incredibly shy as a kid. I wouldn’t speak to people & would hide behind my parents to avoid people at big gatherings.

7.) I’m afraid of the dark (& about 100 other things haha).

8.) I’m allergic to chocolate (technically cacao).

9.) I’m a pescatarian.

10.) I am the youngest of 4 kids.

11.) Giraffes are my spirit animal. I’m literally dyyying to go to Giraffe Manor to live among my people 🙂

12.) I am LDS.

13.) I would live in sweatpants if it was socially acceptable.

14.) If I could live anywhere in the world, I would live in Italy.

15.) I was 16 when I had my first kiss. I had a bet with my dad & if I made it until 16, he got me a car. I won!

16.) I call my husband every time I hear a siren near our apartment to make sure he’s safe. #crazyperson

17.) I HATE when people chew loudly or blow air through their teeth. It drives me insane.

18.) I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, Gilmore Girls & Friends. I could watch all of them over & over.

19.) I hate top sheets & never use them or sleep with one. I have to sleep with a comforter no matter the temperature.

20.) I’m wildly terrified of the ocean but also completely fascinated by it.

21.) I wanted to be a veterinarian until I was a teenager.

22.) I can’t deal with blood, it makes me light headed & want to pass out (the reason I didn’t become a vet)!

23.) My family is my everything.

24.) I am terrible at small talk. It’s quite embarrassing to be honest haha.

25.) I speak fluent sarcasm but unfortunately don’t speak any other languages.

26.) The sound of ticking clocks makes me crazy.

27.) I have a bad deviated septum but I’m too scared to get it fixed.

28.) I LOVE carbs & cheese! Can’t live without them guys. But you probably already knew that! 🙂

I hope you guys enjoyed this post & got to know me a little bit better! Comment below 1 thing about yourself so I can get to know you all better as well!

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Summer Bucket List

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Since we are already halfway through July, I thought it would be fun to put together a little ‘2018 Summer Bucket List’ filled with the activities we want to do before the end of August. Kannon starts kindergarten the end of August & it is blowing my mind that he’s already so grown up! So, with that said, we got together as a family & put together this list. Once you’ve gone through it, try to guess who came up with what ideas & comment below 🙂

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Before we dive into the list though, can we take a minute to talk about these photos! Every time we take family photos my heart bursts. Documenting every stage of our boys’ lives is one of my absolute favorite thing about blogging. Per usual, we got our outfits from Old Navy & I know I’ve said this before, but I love taking our whole little family in & watching everyone pick out different pieces for a fun family photo shoot! I love the Americana vibe from this shoot & think these pieces are perfect for summer. I’ll link everything below for you guys in case you’re in need of a few new looks to finish the summer out with. You guys know how much we love Old Navy, especially for the boys’ clothes, because they have the best deals & the clothes last for ages! Check out this post to see what I mean!

With that said, let’s dive into our summer plans!

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2018 Summer Bucket List

 

Bonfire on the beach

Bonfires have always been one of my favorite activities EVER. Growing up in Arizona we would have them in the middle of the desert & roast marshmallows & just have the best time. Now that we live in Orange County, we are close to beaches that allow bonfires & I can’t wait to take the boys & eat alllll the s’mores!

Road Trip

I grew up taking road trips my whole life & we’ve kept on with that tradition. Some people think we’re crazy to spend so much time in the car with 2 kids but some of my favorite memories are the adventures we’ve had on road trips together. I’m not sure where our road trip will be to this summer since Adam & I promised each other we wouldn’t make any travel plans for the months of July & August so the boys could get settled in our new place & not feel even more chaos. BUT I am excited for a little (or big) road trip to explore & have another fun adventure together as a family.

Disneyland

I think you could all probably guess who chose this one 🙂 BUT I’m very excited because Adam & I have made plans to do a Disneyland date without the boys as well! The last time we went to Disneyland without kids was when I was pregnant with Kannon & let’s be honest, I wasn’t very much fun in a wheelchair haha. We’re very lucky because we just moved even closer to Anaheim & so I’m sure we’ll be having many more Disneyland adventures in our future.

Backyard Camping

So technically we don’t have a full backyard but since we have a nice sized patio now, we thought it would be fun to set up a tent & let the boys experience camping in the only way I would enjoy camping haha. I won’t lie to you guys, I’ve done a lot of camping in my life & I just don’t love it. I’m terrified of bears & loathe insects! So the only way I truly enjoy camping is on the beach or in a backyard. Since Hendrix isn’t the best sleeper outside of his own crib, we thought “backyard camping” would be the perfect way to go about it.

Water Park

I should probably start researching our options for this one because the only water parks I know nearby are Knott’s Soak City & Legoland but I’m sure there are so many more options that I just don’t know about. We’ve been in a heat wave this past week so we will probably be doing this one very soon!

Farmer’s Market

I am so excited because I LOVE farmer’s markets & apparently, there are some really great ones here in Orange County! I’m thinking that we will probably do this one year round but I’m so excited to check out the ones down here & see what they have to offer!

Baseball Game

We’ve only taken Kannon to a baseball game a couple of times & he was pretty little both times so I doubt he even remembers them. Adam LOVES baseball & while it’s not my favorite sport to watch, a baseball game is always a fun time! Plus, Hendrix hasn’t ever been to one so I think this summer is the perfect time to go.

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Those are our big plans for the rest of the summer & I’m very excited to check each one off of our list! If you have a summer bucket list, let me know what you’re most excited for in the comments below. I love hearing from you guys!

 

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My 28th + What I Got For My Birthday

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I had the best time celebrating my 28th birthday alongside my brother & Hendrix for their birthdays as well! We kept it kind of low key with our celebrations but I wanted to share my birthday week with you guys as well as what I got for my birthday. Not as a way to brag, but because my family knows me so well & got me such lovely presents! I hope you guys enjoy & make sure to subscribe for more videos!

Check out my last vlog about our move & why we decided to move HERE!

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Weekly Vlog | Our Move + Life Update

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I’m so excited for you guys to see this weekly vlog! It has part of our move (including the cutest videos of Hendrix playing in the moving boxes) & us settling into our new apartment, which I hope you guys enjoy. This one is a bit long so grab a snack 🙂 Don’t worry though, I’m going to start splitting my vlogs up into 2 every week so that they won’t be as long. Make sure to subscribe to my channel so you can be the first to see future videos!

Please comment below if there are any specific videos or vlog style videos you want to see! 

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Copenhagen Travel Guide

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This post has been a long time coming BUT it’s never too late to write about a city that quickly became one of my all-time favorites. So for all of you interested, let’s dive into my Copenhagen travel diary. Copenhagen completely stole my heart from day one! Seriously though, the second we landed at the airport & got into a taxi, I was obsessed. I have never in my life seen an airport so organized! The men dealing with the taxi line had us all through that line so quickly & efficiently, it was insane! If you’ve been before, you know what I’m talking about & if you haven’t, I strongly suggest adding it to your bucket list. Yes, it’s that lovely!

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From the people. to the food & onto the architecture & scenery, it is absolutely wonderful. I don’t say things like that lightly either so don’t stop reading because you think I’m just saying this to be nice! Honesty is the best policy & that’s what I’m here to give you ladies & gents! Seriously though, while I was there, I was already mentally planning my next trip back with my husband & kids (for all of you parents, Copenhagen is SO family friendly!) because I know they will be just as obsessed as I am. Now onto the details of our trip!

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Where We Stayed

The Square – We loved this hotel! The staff & location was perfect for wandering around the city. I would definitely recommend!

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Things To See/Do

Stroget – We walked down this shopping street almost daily depending on where we were walking & I loved it every time. So many different shops & is the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe. We loved to grab a little sweet treat & stroll back to our hotels in the evenings.

Rosenborg Castle – A beautiful renaissance castle that is surrounded by amazing gardens. Definitely worth a stroll around! If you’re there in the spring, the beautiful trees are blossoming!

Kastellet – One of the best-preserved star fortresses in Northern Europe. I didn’t really know what to expect but it was really cool to walk around here. It honestly was like nothing I had ever seen before!

Amelianborg Palace – Home to the royal family & a must see! Make sure to go at 12 so you can see the changing of the guards. I think this will be one of my favorite memories from our trip because it started hailing on us during the changing of the guards & it was so unexpected that we couldn’t help laughing & ran to a church nearby to wait for the hail to stop!

The Round Tower (Rundetaarn) – The oldest functioning observatory in Europe & another must do/see! The spiral walk to the top was easy enough for almost anyone to accomplish & there is a beautiful view from the top.

Nyhavn – My absolute favorite part of Copenhagen! This is my #1 must do/see & I’m sure you can see why. The buildings lining the canal are colorful & beautiful! Plus, it’s the perfect place to sit & have a meal or drink & just relax.

Freetown Christiania – Freetown Christiania is a green and car-free neighborhood in Copenhagen established in 1971 by a group of hippies who occupied some abandoned military barracks on the site and developed their own set of society rules, completely independent of the Danish government. We were so intrigued by this little community that we just had to go check it out. It was definitely interesting & a fun little experience.

Christiansborg Palace – Located on the tiny island of Slotsholmen, contains the Danish Parliament Folketinget, the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State. We stopped off quickly to see this palace after our stroll through Christiana. We didn’t explore inside due to time constraints but it was still fun to see!

Torvehallerne – A market full of everything you could ever want. There were so many different types of food, pastries, wine, cheese & flowers to peruse. I honestly wanted to buy so many things & next time I go to Copenhagen I will definitely be purchasing little bits for a picnic in the park!

Frederiksborg Castle – Located north of Copenhagen in Hillerød & houses The Museum of National History. We took a short train ride & the journey in itself didn’t disappoint! If you have enough time, I highly suggest visiting & exploring the gardens, they are absolutely beautiful!

Church of Our Lady – This was our last stop before we jumped in a taxi back to the airport & I’m SO glad we stopped in. This cathedral houses Bertel Thorvaldsen’s original statue of the Christ & it is absolutely breathtaking! If you’re a member of the LDS church, I think you would love to see the original statue & the original statues of the 12 apostles that are being recreated for the Rome temple! Even if you’re not religious, this cathedral is stunning & you will be amazed by how beautiful the architecture is.

Tivoli Gardens – Our hotel was right around the corner & we spent an afternoon/evening at Tivoli. It’s the second oldest amusement park & it’s definitely something to check out! There were many different food options, live music & a fun water/light show. Make sure to get some churros while you’re there because they were delicious!

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What to Eat

Lagkagehuset – The most delicious danish bakery with quite a few locations around the city. We stopped in here multiple times & everything we tried was delicious. The mini pizzas & cinnamon swirls (I don’t know the correct names but you’ll know them when you see them :)) were my favorites!

Cafe Oscar – We stopped in Cafe Oscar before we headed to see the changing of the guards since it was relatively close. They had options for both meat eaters & vegetarians alike which was very nice & I loved the Vegetarian Burger.

Next Door Cafe – You MUST go here! The whole vibe of the place is amazing & the food was tasty as well. You will not be disappointed!

Riz Raz – We ate here after coming back from a day trip to Malmo, Sweden (more on that below!) & we were all pretty hungry. I loved that they had a vegetarian buffet that had a lot of great options. I believe there are two locations in the city as well which makes it a nice option!

Social – A perfect spot for breakfast or lunch along the riverside & it has great food. Everything is gluten-free (still delicious though!) & their portion for the breakfast is large enough to fuel you for most of the day. Loved this spot!

Bæst – I saved THE BEST FOR LAST! Yes, I’m that excited about this restaurant! If you are in Copenhagen, do not leave until you eat here! Honestly, this was the best meal I have ever eaten in my entire life. Not exaggerating! Their pizza is made in a wood fire oven built in Naples. Their burrata is to die for & the roasted cauliflower & ricotta with dried olives were INCREDIBLE. I dream about this meal regularly & am dying to go back again!

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Day Trip

We took a day trip to Malmo, Sweden without doing much research on it beforehand. Since I’m being very honest here, I wouldn’t recommend this trip. Apparently, it’s not a very safe city (found this out after the fact & there was a drive-by shooting 2 days ago (from the day that I’m writing this

0). I don’t like to be negative but it just wasn’t really worth the trip. If you do decide to take the train over though, the thing I loved most was the Slottsträdgården! It is a beautiful park with beautiful gardens & a cafe where we stopped, took a break on a bench & just enjoyed the scenery.

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That’s it for my first trip to Copenhagen! If you couldn’t tell, I absolutely adore this city & 100% recommend that you add it to your travel bucket list! If you’ve been before, comment below with your favorites!