72 HOURS IN STOCKHOLM

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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.

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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.

CIAO!

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Ciao from my Italian getaway to Puglia, feat. the cities of Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli! Along with some serious heat, we also encountered some seriously angry thunderstorms, bringing down the ‘holiday’ (cc. Madonna circa 1983) morale a little at times but never defeating it entirely.  And now, the summer is officially over. Cue weep.

P.s. The granny pants on the washing line might be my favourite picture of all time…

WEARING

Uniqlo white shirt, Saint James nautical jumper & Ray Ban Wayfarers.

J.Crew Pyjama shirt worn with Samsøe & Samsøe shorts.

Towel from Totême.

KØBENHAVN / CITY GUIDE

NYHAVN

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Gorm's

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Copenhagen has quickly become one of my favourite cities. It’s relaxed, it’s stylish…and everyone seems happy. On my second visit to Copenhagen, we found ourselves roasting in the sweltering heat (quite a contrast from my first visit last April which was quite the opposite; we had snow, to be precise). It’s a very different atmosphere in the sunshine and one I enjoyed very much. I hugely envy their amazing cycling culture along with their stylish sense of design in every aspect of life. Hot dogs are obviously a go to food source – I couldn’t possibly keep track of how many I ate.

VISIT

Nyhavn /  New Harbour

This is a more traditional centre of Copenhagen and a must-visit spot, with restaurants lining the canal – the boat trips allow you to see multiple sights along Copenhagen’s stretch of Harbour.

The Black Diamond  /  The Royal Library

This is probably my favourite building in Copenhagen. Its design is impressive inside as well as its exterior. It’s irregular shape and tendency to sparkle in the sunlight earned it it’s name and is well worth a visit.

The Royal Danish Playhouse and Opera house are two more architecturally beautiful sights – all can be seen from a Nyhavn boat tour!

WEAR
(and swelter in…)

T-shirt and trousers: J.Crew (here) and (here)
Shoes: Superga
Bag: Chloe

EAT

At Gorm’s pizzeria, either at Nyhavn or Magstræde (the Danish equivalent of Pizza Express, except way, way cooler) – so hyggeligt.

 LOL

For more on the Danish hot dog obsession, see: “The Danish hotdog stand” – not to be confused with Hot dogs or legs

Gracias Indeed

 

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A FEW IMAGES FROM A RECENT TRIP TO SPAIN FOR A BIT OF  WARM WEATHER ESCAPE

BRINGING OUT THE DUNGAREES…NATURALLY.

TOPSHOP DUNGAREES

& OTHER STORIES BLOUSE

PENELOPE CHILVERS ESPADRILLES (the comfiest heel ever to be worn)

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