W A L K I N G . T H R O U G H . S T O C K H O L M
A couple of weeks back I took a week out of my busy schedule to for a long awaited trip to Stockholm and Copenhagen. I have always loved Scandinavian design, blonde wood and clean minimalist design mixed with quirkiness, bold patterns and colours, much like its city.
Stockholm is a large city with much to explore if you love design, good food and art. We visited early April so the weather was fresh and sunny, but still rather chilly. I have heard so many great things about Stockholm, we were only there for a few days and wanted to make the most it so we drank a lot, ate a lot and walked....a lot!!
Things to do and places to see:
the world’s largest photography museum, a perfect way to spend an afternoon. After wondering around the exhibition, head up to the top floor where they have a beautiful bar overlooking the water. Have a glass of wine or simply relax with a coffee. They also have a restaurant but sadly we didn’t get a chance to taste the menu.
A district and island in central Stockholm, head over to SoFo where you will find trendy vintage clothing boutiques, cool independent galleries and snug little bars and coffee shops lining the streets. I spent an afternoon here before heading over to Fotografiska which wasn't too far away. I managed to find myself a beautiful vintage Burberry coat for an absolute bargain in one of the charity shops so i highly recommend exploring and having a rummage!
Visit: Moderna Museet
Stockholm’s Museum of modern Art, located on the island of Skeppsholmen. The building designed by Rafael Moneo is a beautiful yet low lying boxy construction, holding some of the world’s finest collections of 20th and 21st century art. It’s a really beautiful walk from the city center and has a great collection of Picasso sculptures in the gardens.
Stay At: Ett Hem
See my blog post below ... The most beautiful and relaxing space in Stockholm. Its a MUST if your looking for a cosy, homely atmosphere during your visit.
Visit: Stockholm Public Library
Designed by Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, the public library is well worth a visit for thos who love architecture and design.
Eat at: Sturehof
On the south side of Stureplan, Sturehof is a bustling meeting place – a stage that is intensively alive from mid-morning to late at night, my boyfriend LOVES seafood so this was a real treat for us both. We were not disappointed, the food was excellent and I would highly recommend. The interiors are charming and reflects true Swedish design with original accents with smart details.
Visit: Gamla Stan
One of the oldest and most beautiful parts of Stockholm, head to Gamla Stan Consisting of medieval alleyways, cobbled streets, and archaic architecture, grab a Kanelbullar find a spot of sun and take in the views!
Photos by: Me