A Girls Mini-Guide: Stockholm
A mini-guide to Stockholm
At this moment I have a crush for my hometown Stockholm, the capital of Sweden! This time of the year when the sun is shining almost everyday the city is crowded with people and tourists from all over the world, and I just love the vibe that comes with it!
The positive energy, the smell of fresh flowers, the warm breeze and not to forget all of those beautiful people and inspiring fashion and characters running through the city amazes me everyday!
No doubt, Stockholm is one of the greatest fashion cities in the world.
In this post, I have put together 7 reasons why YOU should visit Stockholm this season. These seven reasons I have chosen and collected with careful consideration and I promise that they will create a need for you to travel to this magical and great city of Sweden!
Shopping – MOOD Stockholm
Here you can find stores with unique collections, and a lot of the famous swedish designers have their concept store in MOOD. Also popular brands such as Rodebjer and Posh Living and otherinternational brands recently established in Sweden, for example Ralp Lauren and a lot lot more are all a great reason to visit the mall. Plus, you´ll find our jewelry in Mood Details:)
If you need a break from shopping, there are also popular bars, coffeéshops and restaurants like for example Boqueria, Vigårda and E.A.T to name a few of them that should be on your Must-Visit list.
Where: Regeringsgatan 48, Stockholm
Sightseeing – Gamla Stan
Gamla stan means old town in Swedish, it is one of the largest and best preserved medieval cities center of Stockholm’s main attractions. Stockholm as city was founded in Gamla stan year 1252 and here you can find tons of different antique stores, unique and cozy restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Don’t forget to bring your camera; this is a place where you find inspirational and magical buildings everywhere!
Where: Gamla stan, Stockholm
Hang out – Humlegården
After a long day of shopping in big cities you often get the ergs to calm your body and soul. One popular and lovely thing to do this time of the year in Stockholm (if the sun is shining) is to visit parks with the ones you love and enjoy. You can have wonderful picnics, do some activities such as play sports, or just relax, walk around and take a moment from the high speed and energy level there is in the city. Humlegården is a park in the central of Stockholm, this means that you don’t necessary have to go by train or bus to get there.
Activities – Hornstull market
Hornstull market is an outdoor market that is stretching along the waterfront. Many locals have it as Sunday entertainment just because the market is only open every Sunday at 11:00-17:00, from April to October. Here you can bargain hunting among the stalls with vintage clothes, arts and gadgets. There are also several food trucks lined up for those who are hungry.
Where: Hornstulls strand, Stockholm
Coffee – Under Kastanjen
Stockholm has plenty of cozy and great coffee shops; one of my favorites is “Under Kastanjen”. This place is located in the wonderful, idyllic Old town (Gamla Stan) and it is also a bakery and a bistro bar where you can buy and eat amazing and fresh baked bread. Here you will not only experience the lovely location and its surrounding, but also great “typical Swedish” food such as meatballs and much more.
Where: Kindstugan 1, Gamla stan, Stockholm
Garden & Coffee – Rosendahls trädgård
The idyllic, biodynamical and lovely garden in the heart of Stockholm, Rosendahls garden is a perfect place where you can bring your family and friends, order tasty and organic soups, sandwiches or salads, and if you just want a delicious pastry you can buy a piece and walk around in this magical garden that is full of beautiful plants and flowers. You can also buy yourself or someone else a flower in Rosendahl gardens own plantshop.
Where: Rosendalsterassen 12, Stockholm
Restaurant – Kung Carls bakficka
To directly translate the name of the restaurant; King Carls back pocket, has a menu with well prepared dishes from both Sweden and France. The restaurant has its own character with the feeling and true spirit of the turn of the century. The whole interior is breathtaking and it will take you back to another time. It hardly gets cozier than this!
Where: Norrlandsgatan 28, Stockholm
Love & Cheers!