Scandinavian lifestyle at its best! Breathtaking, Stockholm carries a vibrant energy. Each neighbourhood – or should I say each island – has its own atmosphere, from the lively Södermalm to the chic Östermalm and laid-back Kungsholmen. For beautiful interiors and delicious cuisine, discover my favourite spots in the Swedish capital, that is still my sweet home away from away.
AT HOBO HOTEL – Brunkebergstorg 4, 111 51 Stockholm
With its cool vibe, the new Hobo hotel features a mix and match of vintage and modern furnishings as well as a flexible pendant lamp system from local manufacturer Wastberg. Recalling the 70s’ brutalist aesthetics, its interior design is signed by Berlin-based Studio Aisslinger.
AT MISS CLARA – Sveavägen 48, 111 34 Stockholm
This Art Nouveau edifice built in 1910, that used to be a school for girls, has been beautifully restored to offer an intimate atmosphere. Named after Clara Strömberg, the first headmistress, it has been decorated in a timeless and elegant style.
HEALTHY BRUNCH AND LUNCH
AT KAFERANG – Skånegatan 81, 116 35 Stockholm
Close to Nytorget square, Kaferang is the best place to start the day with a delicious breakfast, to enjoy a healthy lunch on the sunny terrace and even for an aftenoon sweet treat, the traditional fika.
AT SNICKARBACKEN 7 – Snickarbacken 7, 111 39 Stockholm
Located in the heart of Stockholm, the cafe serves tasty breakfasts and healthy lunches, but not only. In a building from the late 1800’s, the former stable is also used as an exhibition space and house a concept store offering an edgy selection of home accessories, magazines and books.
AT B.A.R. – Blasieholmsgatan 4A, 111 48 Stockholm
Directed by the award-winning chefs Henrik Norström, Peter Johansson and Daniel Frick, B.A.R is one of my favourite restaurant in Stockholm. Its wide variety of fresh fish and friendly ambiance make it the perfect venue for a late dinner with friends.
AT TAK, Brunkebergstorg 2-4, 111 51 Stockholm
Where Nordic cuisine meets Asian Style! Designed by local firm Windgårdhs, the restaurant also includes the largest outdoor terrace in the city. Best setting to enjoy a tasteful meal, or even a sake menu, with a splendid view over Stockholm
RELAX AT DAY SPA – Sibyllegatan 16, 114 42 Stockholm
Healthy vitamin cocktails and custom-made beauty sessions are the perfect way to start the weekend and fill up energy. This concept spa offers a wide range of revitalising massages and soothing treatments. With its clean lines, the wooden interior creates the ideal environment to escape the urban hustle and bustle for a little while.
GET INSPIRED AT FOTOGRAFISKA – Stadsgårdshamnen 22 – 116 45 Stockholm
With the impressive exhibitions, you can go as often as you want and always discover new artists such as Nick brandt, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helena Blomqvist or Liu Bolin! After the visit, enjoy a good coffee and the amazing view on the old town in the museum café.
As the world’s largest meeting place for the Scandinavian design industry, Stockholm Furniture Fair keeps growing. Each year in February, it showcases the iconic Nordic brands as well as the up-and-coming designers, gathering thus all interior players in the Swedish capital. Twice a year, Formex also presents the latest home trends.
Don’t miss a sweet escape in the Archipelago, head to Nybroplan and pick your destination for a boat tour.
After a glögg, lace up your skates and glide through the ice rink of Kungsträdgården.
I wish you an inspiring time in Stockholm!
Text and photography: ©Geraldine Morand / makespacejournal.ch
except for hotels, restaurants and spa, pictures provided by each place.