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City Guide № 7 : Stockholm, Sweden | Part 2

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Hotel Skeppsholmen : Grona gangen 1 | Box 1616, Stockholm SE-111 86
Grand Hotel : Sodra Blasieholmshammen 8, Stockholm 103 27
Hotel Rival : Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 11891
Hotel Stureplan : Birger Jarlsgatan 24, Stockholm 11434
Victory Hotel : Lilla Nygatan 5 | Old Town, Stockholm 111 28
Story Hotel : Riddargatan 6, Stockholm 11245
Hotel Diplomat :  Add to trip Strandvagen 7C | Box 14059, Stockholm 114 56

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Mornington Hotel : Nybrogatan 53 | Box 5197, Stockholm 102 44
Berns Hotel : Nackstromsgatan 8 | Berzelii Park, Stockholm 111 47
Nobis Hotel :  Norrmalmstorg 2-4, Stockholm 111 86, Sweden * [writer’s choice] Hotel Birger Jarl : Tulegatan 8  113 53
Hellsten Hotel : Luntmakargatan 68, Stockholm 113 51
Nordic Light Hotel :  Vasaplan 7, Stockholm SE-101 37 , Sweden

[boutique hotel] Ett Hem : Sköldungagatan 2 S 114 27
[boutique hotel] Lydmar Hotel : Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2  103 24

[for vacation rentals, might we suggest : this apartment & this house]

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Bakfickan Djuret : Lilla Nygatan 5, Stockholm 111 28
Den Gyldene Freden : Österlånggatan 51  111 31 * [writer’s choice] Sture Hof : Stureplan 2  114 46
Restaurang Museet : Birger Jarlsgatan 41  111 45
Esperanto : Kungstensgatan 2 11425
Mistral : Sockenvägen 529 Enskede

Mathias Dahlgren : Grand Hôtel Stockholm, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 6 10327
Hotell Villa Källhagen : Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 10, 115 27
Brasserie Le Rouge : Brunnsgränd 2-4  111 30
F12 : Rödbodtorget 2 111 52
Operakällaren : Karl XII:s Torg 11186
Lux : Primusgatan 116 11267
Griffins Steakhouse Extraordinaire : Klarabergsviadukten 67  111 64

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for beautiful, sunny days, be sure to visit . . .  

Rosendal’s Garden Café : Rosendalsterassen 12 11521

and, for a mid-day break . . .

Flickorna Helin Voltaire : Rosendalsvägen 14
Café Foam : Karlavägen 75  114 49

for something sweet . . .

PO Choklad & Konditori : Heleneborgsgatan 19 11731
Vurma : Gästrikegatan 2 11362
Vetekatten : Kungsgatan 55 11122

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The Royal Palace : Stortorget 2, 111 29
The Vasa Museum : Galärvarvsvägen 14 11521
Skansen, Open Air Museum : Djurgårdsslätten 49, 115 21
Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet : Frescativägen 40, 114 18

Djurgarden : [view areal map]
Stockholm Public Library : Sveavägen 73, 113 50
MillesGarden [garden, museum, etc.] : Herserudsvägen 32 | Lidingö
Drottningholm Palace & Court Theater : Vasagatan 14
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde : Prins Eugens väg 6  115 21
Modern Museet : Slupskjulsvägen 7  111 49

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Globe Arena : Globentorget 2  121 77 Johanneshov
Fotografiska [museum, gallery, shop, etc.] : Stadsgårdshamnen 22 11645
City Hall : Hantverkargatan 1, 112 21
Drottningholm Palace : Ekero | Drottningholm, 178 02
Thiel Gallery [Thielska Galleriet] : Sjötullsbacken 8, 115 25

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01  Enjoy a day at Gamla Stan — one of the largest medieval city centres in all of Europe, the place in fact, where Stockholm was founded, in 1252; it is a pedestrian-friendly area, brimming with a number of cafés, shops, restaurants, and much more

02 Swimming and enjoying time in saunas are very much a part of Swedish tradition, and so, we suggest the elegant Sturebadet, and also the divinely beautiful Raison d’être

03 Head to Urban Deli Stockholm to see their restaurant, deli and shop—a great spot to look over photographs and take a moment or two to relax

04 Discover some of the lovely markets throughout the city, such as Antikmässan — perhaps the largest in the city, [4,500 square meters] and offers a wonderful range of antiques and artwork, design and furnishings.  Another favourite is Retromässan — a rather famous antique fair, which is an old brewery that has been refurbished

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05 Enjoy a beautiful play at the iconic Opera House — a must visit for the architecture alone, but also, for its location — right close to the water.

06 Take your time and take in the Stockholm canals—whether you enjoy the views in the early evening, as the sun begins to set, or during the day, with a nice cup of coffee in hand; if you so wish, we highly recommend a little bout tour, as many have claimed to learn fun tidbits about the history of the city while enjoying the sites

07 Spend the afternoon enjoy Lake Mälaren—located in the countryside, just west of Stockholm, and is the perfect spot to visit, itinerary left behind, for an afternoon [or perhaps, day or two] of exploration and discovery, and if you wish, a refreshing swim!

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[furnishings] Svenskttenn : Strandvägen 5  114 51
[fashion] Acne Studios : Norrmalmstorg 2, 111 46 * [writer’s choice] [vintage] Studio Vintage : Grev Turegatan 23
[concept store] Design House, Stockholm : Hamngatan 18-20, 111 77
[fragrances] Byredo : Mäster Samuelsgatan 10, 111 44
[fabulous electronics] Electric Dreams : Nytorgsgatan 19, 116 22

[antiques] Antique & Quriosashopen : Upplandsgatan 44
[for the stylish gent] Haberdash : Upplandsgatan 50 113 28
[premium department store] NK : Hamngatan 18-20 111 47
[vintage & new fashions] Tjallamalla : Bondegatan 46, Södermalm
[furnishings] Malmsten : Malmstenbutiken, Strandvägen 5b, 114 51
[fashion] Fillipa K : Grev Turegatan 18

[furnishings] Asplund : Sibyllegatan 31  114 42
[vintage & gently used] Judits : Hornsgatan 75, 118 49
[concept store] Nitty Gritty : Krukmakargatan 26  118 51
[department store] Åhléns : Klarabergsgatan 50
[books, magazines, etc.] Papercut :  24-25, Krukmakargatan

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A specialty item from Svensk Slöjd — which sells items made by the country’s best craftsmen, with care and love — from gold trimmed, vibrant mugs to one-of-a-kind silver jewelry. Of course, through your travels, you may also tuck in a new pair of Acne Studios boots that couldn’t possibly be left behind, a new Byredo fragrance, and some delicious chocolates [to share, if you wish!] from the unforgettable Chokladfabriken.

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what-to-pack

As Stockholm is the city that bred one of the [arguably] greatest street style blogs of our time, Stockholm Street Style, we anticipate that you will no doubt be inspired by the stylish ladies and gentleman throughout the city, fashion-wise. As for packing for your travels, if you intend to visit during the winter seasons [to take advantage of the sports perhaps] Stockholm is known to be quite brisk. However, leading into May, the days seem to warm nicely, inviting the greatest amount of visitors from then until September.

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Additionally, Stockholm is set quite far north, offering nearly twenty four hours of sunlight each day through some Spring and Summer months. Though quite fabulous for site-seeing and excursions, we suggest packing a lovely sleeping mask to help ensure rest.

As for the daytime, residences of Stockholm are rather experimental with an effortless sense of style, so we encourage you to embrace layers, textures and color, and to have fun while you are there. Be sure to always pack a comfortable pair of shoes, or, perhaps pick a pair or two up while you are there . . .

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[and for fun, a look at Skype’s famous office tucked within the city] —Sarah


[image sources & credits :  1 – photography by renee lightner // 2-3 – photography by madelene lindqvist at le portillon // 4 – photography by igor makhno // 5-6 – photography by madelene lindqvist at le portillon // 7 – beauty places // 8 – rococo revisted  // 9 – photography by madelene lindqvist at le portillon // 10 – ulf bodin // 11 – ulf bodin // 12 – byredo // 13-15 – photography by madelene lindqvist at le portillon]

 
Sarah Klassen
Contributor, Vancouver

Even as a girl, Sarah spent hours curled up in her home library, exploring enchanting tales, lands to be discovered and explored, intriguing stories, and timeless beauty. What resulted is a lifelong passion for love and authenticity, delightful simplicity and beautiful moments. Educated in design, marketing and English, Sarah’s keen eye and aesthetic allow her to immerse beauty and heartfelt passion into both her personal and professional projects.
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