Södermalm

Stockholm

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A Söder Step By Step

1st Stop – Acne Studios, Nytorgsgatan – To stroke things

2nd Stop – Cafe Pom & Flora – To eat copious amounts of delicious almond buttery things

3rd Stop – Aesop – To smell nice smells

4th Stop – Miss Clara Hotel – Just for the heavenly beds

This is a hella’ throwback.

 

 

Saturday at Fabrique Bakery

Coffee in Hoxton

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 I’ve finally found a place in London that sells my beloved cortado. The Fabrique bakery in Hoxton born out of Stockholm, is now bringing a bit of that Scandi cool to London. I’m so happy to have found this little place under the arches of Hoxton train station, where the five tables sit in a white tiled heaven, and if you are lucky enough to snag one, you can watch the bakers doing their thing while eating one of their kick ass cinnamon buns.

J.Crew tote

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Filippa K

Fashion

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Completely transfixed by the Filippa K Spring Summer 2015 campaign – so elegantly simple and classic but I love the modern shapes. It’s the Scandinavian brand I’m massively coveting at the moment. Some of their beautiful pieces are currently available at their pop up in Fenwick, where I grabbed this catalogue and made many a mental note. So much to learn from the Swedes.

Skansen, Stockholm.

Skansen

Djurgarden, Stockholm.

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My sister and I keeping warm in coats from Cos and &OtherStories.

FIKA

Fika @ Snickarbacken 7,

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I spent this past weekend in Stockholm with my family where we visited Snickarbacken 7 in Ostermalm. Coffee is a huge phenomenon in Sweden, so much that they even have a word for ‘doing coffee’ – Fika. It was very cosy, and had a very east London hipster vibe about it with artworks on the walls and low lighting. I’ve never been a huge fan of coffee, but here I found my drink, the cortado.  For that, I will be forever greatful to you Snickarbacken 7.

Frukost med Styleby

Breakfast

Breakfast with Styleby

 This mornings breakfast was accompanied by the latest issue of Elin Kling’s Styleby magazine that I picked up whilst in Stockholm this weekend as well as some of the postcards I bought from the Horst exhibit at the V&A yesterday.

72 HOURS IN STOCKHOLM

Travel

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Stockholm in 72 hours – not exactly an easy task. Survival kit must include snacks and comfortable shoes – and lots of stops for coffee and pastries, obviously.

Guide to Stockholm

Eat:

Riche, Operabaren, Snickarbacken 7, T-Bar

No trip to Stockholm would be complete without some Swedish meatballs – I got my fix at the Operabaren, set in an atmospheric bar with stained glass ceiling. Riche is a really cool spot for dinner – it’s got fun interiors and their next door LillaBaren has some amazing baroque plasterwork and is a really buzzing place to get a drink.

Go:

Skansen park (more on this at a later date) is a great introduction to Swedish culture – it recreates old Sweden and houses bears and elk, as well as red squirrels, one of which scampered up my sisters leg in a moment of pure hilarity. Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town, has beautifully coloured buildings and lots of coffee shops. Södermalm is another cool area which needs much more exploring on my part, but is home to lots of hip restaurants and shops.

Wear:

Anything warm as above, i.e. coats from &OtherStories and Cos, Scarves from Moss Copenhagen and jumper from Cos.

INCOMING

Stockholm

Already getting excited for a visit to Stockholm at the beginning of next month! I’ve not yet been to Sweden so can’t wait. The Scandi obsession continues…

Wallpaper* Stockholm City Guide, Adidas Superstars, Raybans, Sachajuan styling cream.

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