Stockholm city guide
Scandinavian lifestyle at its best! Breathtaking, Stockholm carries a vibrant energy. Each island has its own atmosphere, from the lively Södermalm to the chic Östermalm and laid-back Kungsholmen. Beautiful Nordic interiors, edgy trends, artful galleries and delicious cuisine, discover our favourite spots in the Swedish capital
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.
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.
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.
AT INTERIOR EVENTS
Part of Stockholm Design Week, the 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.
AT YOUNG ART – Karlavägen 5, 114 24 Stockholm
Since 2010, Young Art supports the art scene by promoting up-and-coming talents through new channels and non-conventional collaborations between art & other industries. The NAU gallery also showcases the work of these emerging artists.
AT ARKDES & MODERNA MUSEET – Exercisplan 4, 111 49 Stockholm
With its rich exhibtion program, the museum gathers art, design and architecture lovers on Skeppsholmen island for artful stroll.
Among the numerous interior shops, Granit is the place for minimalist home essentials, while Mimmi Staaf offers a carefully selected range of contemporary interior accessories with a colourful hint. Vintage furniture lovers should definitely head to Dusty Deco and pattern addicts to Marimekko.
Don’t miss a sweet escape in the Archipelago, head to Nybroplan and pick your destination.
After a glögg, lace up your skates and glide through the ice rink of Kungsträdgården.
Photography: © Geraldine Morand