The Hygge Life – Copenhagen



Copenhagen is voted the happiest city in the world. Colourful townhouses, beautiful boats on the canals, Michelin-starred restaurants, cosy cafes and the freshest pastry’s ever! Although we’re not great fans of coffee. You are always cycling distance from castles, art galleries and museums. We love the hipster area Vesterbro, the chic fashion and design shops and the wonderful amusement park. The city feels airy with beautiful skies and sunshine even if it is FREEZING! An absolute must is a stylish pair of sunglasses as the sun is very low. The streets are spacious with gorgeous architecture old and new.

While Copenhagen has a reputation for being expensive there are ways that you can stay on budget while enjoying all the cool things the city has to offer.

We booked last minute for February because it’s low season, less tourists and more affordable accommodation but bear in mind it is so cold, bring good layers of clothes. We stayed with wonderful Airbnb at Puggaardsgade Kobenhavn (Copenhagen) and it’s very central. One thing that surprised us about Copenhagen was the fact that you can practically walk everywhere.

While wandering around Copenhagen, we spotted the Museum called Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, one of Scandinavia’s top art galleries. Its displays ancient and modern art in truly unique surroundings. The Winter Garden is a fabulous space, felt like we were in a jungle. Perfect space to chill, have a drink and dinner with your friends or lover. The price cost 95-110 DKK per adult, children are free and Tuesdays entrance is free. We stopped by Bar Burrito for late night taco heaven.

Tivoli Gardens is the second oldest amusement park in the world. Tivoli is a must-do for every visitor to Copenhagen, with or without children. The scenery typifies winter wonderland, It’s magical and vintage. The price cost 100KK just for walking around or 200KK unlimited rides.

Nyhavn is the famous harbour, the picture-perfect postcard area of Copenhagen – super touristy, but super pretty. Nyhavn is filled with people enjoying the relaxed atmosphere by the canal, jazz music and great food and admiring the colourful view.

Magstraede is the prettiest and oldest street, the townhouses have vibrant colours. You must take the time to walk down this little street. We spotted a wonderful atmospheric courtyard behind Restaurant Krebsegaarden, it’s definitely worth a visit. Grabodretorv 3 is one of the oldest squares in Copenhagen. A must see to past by or a stopover for food and drinks. Beautiful old houses surround the square. Around the old neighbourhood the street is vibrant and lively, crammed with shops and cafes.

Stroget is most famous for shopping. Overall it is a truly Instagram worthy spot. We stopped over Sonny cafe, cosy place with amazing Sonny big shot (warm turmeric, ginger, lemon, danish apple), coffee and a very tasty menu. Coffee Factory is the cute little bar where the coffee/tea is great and the brownies are heaven. Their interior is so chic and vintage. The atmosphere is hygge (cosy) and the location is pretty in central. We walked past by a hidden gem restaurant called Chao Viet Kitchen, What a great find. Excellent fresh Vietnamese cuisine and very reasonably priced.

If you’re into history or want to see how the Danish Royal family lives, Christiansborg Palace needs to be on your to-do list in Copenhagen. It also contains the Danish Parliament, Supreme Court and Ministry of State. Vesterbro is known as hipster, the Meatpacking District where cool people hang out for dinner, drinks and dancing with such a generous selection of bars and club. We had delicious sushi, walked to the best cocktail bar in Copenhagen, called 1656. It’s hidden but worth the effort. The bar itself is small, dark, and extremely hygge (cosy): everything is vintage. The staff are extremely sweet and recommended delicious cocktails.

Lastly, we were lucky to spot ‘The Wave’ at Ofelia Plads in the late evening, it is part of the frost festival every year. It has interactive triangles, which line up parallel behind each other. The triangular gates are glowing and making sounds. It’s magical to walk in the triangle, what a spectacular view. Lagkagehuset is one of the top cafes in the world, we had rye sandwiches, hot chocolate and Danish pastries to die for. We loved everything we tried.

We planned to visit Norrebero, it’s multicultural, vibrant and colourful. Paper island is a perfect place to visit for street food, hosts Copenhagen Street Food, a huge market hall full of stalls selling food of all kinds. Botanisk have ‘botanical garden’ for few hours to unwind in the middle of nature and to enjoy the views. Frederiks Kirke ‘The marble church’ is more richly decorated and impressive than Copenhagen’s Cathedral, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a leading international museum of modern art. Unfortunately, it was too cold to explore.

We recommend going in summer or spring, we would definitely visit again. The city would sparkle and the people are enjoying every minute off it, cuddling in parks, cosying up in cafés and bars and exploring the wonderful Copenhagen.



Photos by Nabih Kassam

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SPORT LUXE



We love to wear sport outfits. They are chic without having to actually go to the gym. How great is that? Sport Luxe has become more and more popular. Just because you dress down doesn’t mean you have to lose your style. 

Our outfits have clean lines, bold colour stripes and comfort. It can be as simple as wearing mules or graffiti and embellished trainers are currently big trends for spring/summer. The mules trend isn’t going away anytime soon, loving it!


We fell in love with a khaki puffer jacket thats as high-fashion as it is practical, whats not to love? It’s like marmite – you either love it or hate it. 

By the way curly hair rocks, You’re rocking your natural hair and you’re beautiful for it. Seriously. You’re gorgeous.


Hermon’s wearing:

Zara Top| Zara Trouser | Puffer Jacket (similar here) | Zara CrossBody Bag |Embroidered mules (similar here)

Heroda’s wearing:

Zara Top| Zara Trouser | Puffer Jacket (similar here)| Zara CrossBody Bag | Graffiti Trainers

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Hello 2018!

 

2017 has just flown by so fast, we honestly can’t believe it has already been an entire year since we started Being Her. It hasn’t been easy but in the best kind of way. We could never have imagined that this crazy journey would be so exciting.

Huge sacrifices were made, but united we started our blog together. We were inspired by a true passion for fashion, we noticed people were hungry for real inspiration. So, we set up our blog to share our journey in the hope of showing a realistic view on life, while expressing our different personalities. We want to tell the world that you should embrace your disability or flaws and not hide from them. We feel it is important to challenge the world’s attitude and views towards people with disabilities.

We love combining our great passions in life; travel and fashion. Our blog gives us the opportunity to widen our perspective. The more you see, the less you hate. Prejudice is a big part of the human condition and the more cultures you experience the more you realise they are not that different from us. Being Deaf isn’t a barrier, being scared isn’t a barrier. Be brave, be courageous and new experiences will alter your life forever.

At times it has been a little overwhelming for us because it’s our job to keep up the momentum of Being Her. What makes us feel strong and positive is taking up new challenges and fighting back from failures with determination. We have experienced many difficult experiences, but no matter how many up’s and downs we go through, our experiences have brought us closer together and made our relationship stronger because we understand each other.

We have always liked to set ourselves targets and our aim for 2017 was to travel as much as we could… We were fortunate enough to travel to Greece, Lisbon, France, Iceland and Malta. We gotta keep travelling, whenever we can and our first visit in 2018 will be to Denmark. Travelling is a passion that must be fulfilled.

One of the many highlights of 2017 was being featured in ELLE South Africa, CNN, Blavity, Konbini, Marie Claire South Africa. Travel Noire and were happy to collaborate with Daniel Wellington, Airbnb, Illicia, Nanawax, Breast Cancer Care and Happy Socks. We are also excited to be working with a new agency, The Presley Group based in Los Angeles, what an amazing opportunity. It’s been a wonderful year, one where we managed to break down many barriers. With hard work and dedication we aim to make 2018 a year to remember… we’re ready to rock and roll. Our interview with Forbes Woman Africa out now in Forbes Woman Africa Jan 2018

We absolutely love the stylish looks we have created, the boho pieces that will never go out of fashion. We love to wear tribal, colourful and free-spirited yet beautiful prints. The clothes you wear reflect your personality, making us feel bold and full of life. There are no rules when it comes to wearing a hat, it will always make an outfit never break it. Boho chic is one of our all-time favourite style vibes.

So, let’s see what adventures await us in Year Two of Being Her. From the bottom of our heart, we wanted to THANK YOU to each and every one of you!

We wish you the most magical year ahead.

Lots of love!



Hermon’s wearing:

Pretty Little Things Dress | Public Desire High Knee Boots | Lack of Color Hat (similar here)

Heroda’s wearing:

Mango Maxi Dress (similar here and here) | Public Desire Ankle Boots | Lack of Color Hat (similar here)

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Festively Fashion



Christmas is just around the corner, it is our favourite season of the year.

Christmas has always been a big occasion in our life. We remember growing up, getting presents, spending time with people we care about and stuffing our faces with FOOD! And mulled wine.

As you see, our outfits, vertical stripes is trending for spring 2018, but you can wear them all year around. We found beautiful shirts and wide legs from PrettyLittleThing, we’re loving their collection. This is perfect timing for Christmas, you don’t HAVE to wear sequin, red and green glamour. Stripes are stylish and flattering. There’s a cool way to knot your shirt. It can be edgy and boho. You have to remind yourselves that the clothes you wear reflect your personality so be bold and don’t be afraid to embrace it.

Hope you enjoy a fabulous Christmas and a fantastic New Year. Eat lots, have fun and spend some quality time with the ones you love!

Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hermon’s wearing:

PrettyLittleThing Shirt | PrettyLittleThing Wide Leg Trouser | Asos Bodysuits (similar here) | Public Desire Ankle Boots

Heroda’s wearing:

PrettyLittleThing Shirt | PrettyLittleThing Wide Leg Trouser | Asos Bodysuits (similar here) | Public Desire Ankle Boots

 

Photos by Victoria Metaxas 

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We Love: The Classic Biker Jacket


If there is one thing that everyone should invest in it’s a classic leather biker jacket. We found the cheapest and best quality jacket cost £69.99 from Warehouse. It’s one of the best faux leather biker jackets we’ve come across. It goes with absolutely ANYTHING. Throw one over a floral dress and ankle or high knee boots for a chic yet laidback style. Maybe wear yours with a shirt and jeans for the perfect day-to-night outfit!



Hermon’s wearing:

Pretty Little Things Floral Dress | Warehouse Faux Leather Bonded Biker Jacket | Stradivarius Over the Knee

Heroda’s wearing:

ASOS Shirt Sleeve (similar here and here) | Gap Skinny Jeans | Warehouse Faux Leather Bonded Biker Jacket | Stradivarius Lace Up Ankle Boots

Photos by Victoria Metaxas

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