DLF STOCKHOLM GUIDE
hi everyone! i really enjoy putting together these travel posts for you…documenting some of my favorite restaurants, shops and must-see spots. this month, i visited stockholm for the first time and had such a wonderful experience. i have been dreaming of going there for years! scandinavian design is a true love of mine and now it is more than ever. follow this guide if you are planning a trip there. i was only there a few short days, but tried to pack in as much as i could!
first, lunch at urban deli. a hip spot with yellow stools, great atmosphere, and a fun menu. there’s also a fancier supermarket on the other side of the restaurant (similar to a dean & deluca in new york) i always think it’s cool seeing the food packaging in other countries. i am sure this would be a great spot just to grab a drink at the bar too!
you can save this map below for your trip to stockholm! thanks for making it beautiful, asia.
i have really liked the bold patterns and beautiful styling coming from svenskt tenn for a while now, so i was happy to be able to visit the store in person to gather inspiration. just look at this colorful couch…
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a big highlight from the trip was fotografiska. a really cool photography museum where we were able to view the helmut newton exhibition. we were able to watch a really interesting short film that his wife june made about his artistic process. very insightful. it looks like paolo roversi is up next in october, you should check it out!
some of the underground metro stations were so wild! it felt like i was in some crazy art cave. i found the metro extremely easy to use, and recommend you try it too. the cabs are VERY expensive there!
my favorite meal from the trip was this tiny little restaurant called sardin. we had cozy blankets on the patio, wonderful service, a bunch of tapas and wine, and good conversation. i loved the pâté, bikini sandwiches, potatoes with aioli, chocolate creme dessert with olive oil. this place is seriously delicious and charming.
asia is a big part of why i found so many great stockholm spots to visit. she is the illustrator who designs the maps for my travel column. we spent a lot of time together on this trip! so happy to have her work on this blog.
i didn’t do a ton of shopping, but i did stop by granit more than once. a gorgeous store FULL of all black and white home decor. i bought two strands of these string lights for my new studio. they weren’t expensive and i haven’t seen any as unique as these in the US. can’t wait to show you them up in the space.
the reason we traveled to stockholm was to teach our photoshop workshop, blogshop. more on the class & decor soon!
our first night we went to hermans for dinner. it’s vegetarian, buffet style with tons of options. it’s a really cool restaurant with an incredible view of the sunset. make sure to call before you go to make a reservation for a good table! this spot was really fun and different.
we stayed in a beautiful apartment in södermalm (see all the photos here!) and you can rent it for your trip here. perfect location close to a bunch of shops and cafes, it felt safe, the host was super friendly and helpful, and i wanted to move in.
other places i went & enjoyed: K25 for dumplings, gondola for a cocktail. this place is fancier but has an epic view of the city. i got the “slim shady” cocktail and loved it. bruno had a bunch of shops by my apartment. a place had a lot of beautiful clothes. pricey but so chic. parlans for the best caramels!
overall, i am SO happy i went to stockholm. i left with a new view on design, interiors and style. i hope you get to stop by some of these places and of course add more of your favorites in the comments.
(photos by designlovefest, see more travel posts here)