01.26.17

STOCKHOLM TRAVEL GUIDE + WIN THIS TRIP FOR TWO!

Stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

get ready for one of those loooooong full of details travel posts i love putting together! this time we have stockholm to explore, what we ate, where we shopped, and drank, and the sights we saw. visit stockholm and Scandanavian airlines have put together an amazing contest to WIN A TRIP FOR TWO to stockholm and basically do exactly what we did. stay at the same hotel, get cool travel tips, free flights…you gotta enter! read how to enter right here.

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stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
 
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

getting to stockholm is a trek from LA, but Scandanavian airlines now has a non-stop flight that cuts 5 hours out of your travel day. that was a TREAT. we flew economy plus and i was able to stretch out and sleep almost the whole flight which was ideal. they also have a great lounge in stockholm if you are chronically early for flights like me and have some time to kill.

when we arrived we checked into the haymarket by scandic hotel and WOW WOW WOW. so many beautiful art deco details everywhere. it felt like i had walked into the grand budapest hotel from the wes anderson movie. just so much thought went into all of the design.

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

we loved the bar, loved the breakfast buffet, loved the pink restaurant greta’s. really, it was all amazing. the location is in more of an expensive, shopping area…but if that’s not your thing uber and the subway is easily available. and the city is pretty walkable too!

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
 
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

greta’s, you were SPECIAL.

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
 
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

gamla stan is stockholm’s old town. pretty touristy, but also has picturesque streets and is worth checking out. the hairy pig deli was a great non-touristy feeling bar there.

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

i liked walking around in södermalm and vasastan neighborhoods the most. vasastan feels more residential but is calm and adorable. södermalm is more hip and lively with creative energy. shops on every corner. it sort of feels like williamsburg in NY or silver lake in LA.

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

brandstation for quirky cool interior decor!

ginkgo, a pretty cactus/plant store!

art
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

actually one of my favorite things on the trip was exploring the amazing subway art and finding the cool stations! just look…

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

the subway stations pictured above: Kungsträdgården, Stadion, Mörby Centrum, and T-Centralen, Brunkebergstunneln.

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

the sun goes down very early in the winter (around 3pm!) so one evening we headed to moderna museet to wander around looking at art. loved seeing matisse and discovering a new artist i fell in love with, moki cherry and her incredible banners. such gorgeous colors!

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

we also went to the fotografiska, the photography museum, and loved it! definitely a must see.

eat
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

here are a few of my favorite FOOD spots…

greasy spoon was our first breakfast there. a good lookin diner with a killer eggs benedict. and love that neon egg!

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

vina, a cozy little spot, perfect for a date. and my all time favorite soup from the trip!

babette, we had amazing wine and LOVED our white pizza!

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

vete katten, the bakery right by our hotel. pretty pastries, a great place to have tea with a friend.

woodstockholm, the restaurant was super cute. intimate. experimental food. they were projecting a video of julia child on the wall. i honestly didn’t love my meal, but the wine was right up my alley.

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

• my favorite lunch spot was barobao. a delicious vietnamese meal with a great interior!

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

fabrique is another bakery with lots of eye candy! love this hip street in södermalm (there are many fabrique in stockholm, this one is located on a street called Götgatan). 

nytorget 6. we met a few friends there for lunch and got the burger. YUM!

meatballs for the people we stumbled in here, quite jetlagged on our first night and had meatballs on top of mashed potatoes and were quite happy about it. plus the rustic wooden tables with classic scandanavian touches.

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

the hairy pig deli in gamla stan (the old town). we ducked in here one cold and windy day for a drink and a hot cheese sandwich. this spot is beyond charming.

drink
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

drop coffee in södermalm, two thumbs up.

svartengrens was a great, lively bar and dinner spot.

bar hommage. loved this spot! and DEFinitely get the cauliflower in the brown butter. it was out of this world.

indigo was a fun trendy spot in södermalm. more of a younger crowd, but fun!

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

the hotel bar at haymarket is actually reallllly good. we got the famous “far far away” drink that was served in a unique way.

stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

our last day we met up with hanna and visit stockholm and explored and ate the whole day. then we celebrated my birthday until lateeeee. we only got about two hours of sleep, but it was worth it. such a fun trip with so many memories!!

win
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest
stockholm travel guide | designlovefest

don’t forget to enter for a chance to win your own trip to stockholm! it’s a BIG GIVEAWAY we’re hosting with Scandinavian Airlines, Visit Stockholm and Visit Sweden with a prize including 2 round trip airline tickets from LAX to stockholm, a 4 night hotel stay in the amaaazzinggg haymarket hotel! you have to enter, stockholm is so amazing!! (full terms and conditions of the “Stockholm Like a Local Contest” found here). as part of the prize, the winner will also receive two Stockholm kits containing: Jacket from Stutterheim Raincoats (obsessed with their coats!), head phones from Urban EarsSpotify gift card, wristwatch from TID watches and a hat and a scarf from Filippa K. And, a personal Stockholm guide written by Hanna Stefansson.

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    Hollie Baker says:

    I never realized how BEAUTIFUL Stockholm is! Seriously, so much inspiration can be had there. Would love to go as I am a Textile Designer, and I’ve never been to Europe. So many pretty things! Thanks for putting this together!

    MaryBeth Lawson says:

    such a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

    soo many beautiful colors and patterns!

    Sophie says:

    I want to go to Stockholm.

    Steph says:

    The subway pics are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    Samantha Lee says:

    Ah, we went to Stockholm last summer! Wish I had had this guide to reference. 😉
    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

    Natalie says:

    Looks absolutely amazing. I really want to go to Stockholm soon – wish I could enter your competition!

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

    Stephanie says:

    Such beautiful dreamy pictures, Sweden has been on my bucket list since forever… would be great to win! Thanks for sharing such inspirational pictures, loved them! 🙂

    x
    StephC

    http://sstephcc.blogspot.com/

    Kelly says:

    Wow! That would be an amazing trip. I’d love to enter but it just doesn’t make sense to have to fly from the east coast to LA to then fly to Sweden. Oh well, I just have to live vicariously through you.

    Minna Lee says:

    I’m basically crying at how beautiful all of this is. As is just about everyone else, I’m obsessed with Scandi design right now and these photos are making my heart light up. This trip would be a total dream!!

    Sofia says:

    I’m in love with the subway art! I’ve never seen anything like it!

    xo, Sofia
    http://www.thecozie.co

    Ellie Richardson says:

    Obsessed with your travel posts! Can’t wait to enter.

    Love this post and can’t wait to enter the contest! After two years of traveling only Asia I’m soooo ready for a cold vacation.

    Michelle says:

    Even the latte art is beautiful! I want to go there!

    What a LOVELY post! I’m so in love with Stockholm. It’s my favorite city. I would love to win the competition but I live in Europe 🙁 Is there no competition for Europe (Belgium)? That would be nice! Love x

    Thank you for amazing pictures and it was a pleasure having you with us. Can’t wait to see you again!

    Nancy F Lambert says:

    Thank you, It makes me want to go there.

    Madeline Martin says:

    love love love love love love <3

    that is all.

    Laura dixon says:

    just desperate to go there. awesome post. Love it!

    Love, love, love this city.

    Chantal Bedard says:

    Such a beautiful city. So many things to see. I’ve been there 4 times and i want to go back someday. My heart stayed there. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures. They made me dreamed.

    stefanie says:

    wow! i studied in stockholm 10 years ago and would love to come there back soon!

    Miia Kleemola says:

    I love Stockholm luckily I’m going there in March

    Betty Campbell says:

    would love to win

    dominique says:

    i want to go to stockholm to visit the subway stations!

    Karin Bü says:

    aaaaaah, want to go to Stockholm and discover all the beauty places with my husband!!!

    Amy Moore says:

    Ahh, Stockholm looks like a feast for the eyes. Would love to go! 🙂

    Kathy Gleich says:

    Love my new head phones from Urban Ears, would love to wear them on a trip to Stockholm. It looks amazing and interesting and fun!

    Melina says:

    I have been dying to go! All those colors, good eats and nice people!

    Tay says:

    What a beautiful trip, love all your photos!

    Tish says:

    That’s like a travel utopia. Beautiful!

    selin says:

    lovely trip ! ı wısh ı read this before for the prizeeeee:O

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