Michelle Castillo's guide to Copenhagen

Michelle Castillo is the content creator behind Instagram account @stonemuse, where she shares inspirational moments from her familylife as a mother to babygirl Vera. 


Hi Michelle! Tell us about yourself!

My name is Michelle and I live in a small city outside of Aarhus with my little family - my husband Andreas and baby, Vera. She just turned one and is so much fun! She is a great travel buddy and loves to people watch.


When is the best time of year to visit Copenhagen?

Honestly, we visit the city every couple of months! We love that we can get away for a day or two and just enjoy being in a big city that we know very well! But I am a sucker for both spring and fall. Chill weather, wearing a light jacket and see either the trees bloom or turn orange.


Tell us your top stroller-friendly spots for:

Breakfast: I love Bette Café which is a cafe that is dedicated to kids and their parents! You can park your stroller and head in to drink GREAT coffee and food - the food is kid friendly as well, so it’s a must visit if you have small kids. Plenty of playrooms and changing stations.

Lunch: Apollo Bar which is part of Kunsthal Charlottenborg. This place is always a stop for me. The prettiest lunch in the city and there’s so much room outside to sit with a stroller. Perfect! 

Coffee & Play: I love visiting Little Petra in the Summer. They have a small yard where you can park your stroller and have a quiet coffee moment in the city. Vera has slept there a few times with no issues. If you want to play inside, then you have to visit Hovedbiblioteket. It’s the public library in Copenhagen and they have a dedicated floor for kids to play and read. So fun!


Any favourite park or playground?

We always take a walk through Kongens Have because it’s beautiful and right in the middle of the city. It’s the perfect place to stroll when baby needs to take a nap.

Where do you go shopping?

Muji! I love Japan and organizing, so it’s the perfect place for me. There’s a cute café and plenty of room to play around. If the weather is bad outside there’s a play area for big and small kids. So, it’s just a great place to hang with a stroller - plenty of room and parking places for it.

Where to stay?

We always stay at Guldsmeden, Bryggen. There’s parking on the street, spacious rooms, bars on each floor with a mini-kitchen and great indoor areas where you can play and explore. Not to forget - a pool!


Essentials to bring in your stroller and changing bag?

Of course, I bring a lot of diapers. Just in case! And snacks, snacks, snacks. The best way to entertain my baby is with snacks - or a doll.


What is your favourite feature on the Elodie MONDO Stroller?

I love how small and compact it is! We do a lot of travelling by car, and it doesn’t take up more space than a bag - and is lightweight. Our daughter sleeps very well in it as well, thanks to the full sleeping position.


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