DESTINATION: Stockholm, Sweden
TRAVEL NOTES: We’ve all heard of the Danish word, Hygge, translated in many ways to essentially encompass a happy coziness. (Swoon!) Similarly, we found during our travels to Sweden that they have a word, Lagom, widely translated as “in moderation”, “in balance” or “perfect-simple” and plenteous in practice during our short stay.
The everyday vibe seemed to be a bit more relaxed, a real ‘live in the moment’ feel and in whole, left us with both a desire to buy white paper pendant lights for the entirety of our home and to breathe in the moment.
So, take a minute, find a comfortable seat and enjoy our tour of Stockholm below.
It’s like staying at the home of your super-stylish-minimalist Swedish friend, the one we all want to have. The flowers, furniture, toiletries and THE LIGHTS (HERE) (HERE) were all simple and stunning.
BREAKFAST: Wiener(HERE) – Amazing pastries and coffee
LUNCH: Österlånggatan 17 (HERE) – Nice local restaurant, great food at reasonable prices
DINNER: Bar Prinsen (HERE)– Perfect place to eat traditional Swedish food, where the meatballs are better than Ikea’s(HERE). We promise!
WHAT TO DO:
Lots of free museums, and some even right around the corner from the hotel. We loved the Hallwyl Collection (HERE). A palace in the middle of the city takes you back 100 years!
Visit Gamla Stan (HERE), an old town where the Royal Palace is located. Pretty place to walk around. The church and buildings are gorgeous!
There are plenty of tours to take, including one on a boat which we unfortunately could not fit in, but will definitely schedule on our next trip.
The best window shopping is right around the corner from the hotel
The lights in Stockholm were amazing at every turn- maybe because part of the year it’s dark by 3 in the afternoon– but honestly the coziness of it all made us just want to relax with a glass of wine and a good book.
Don’t Forget a Souvenir Dalecarlian Horse
If you get a chance to visit this beautiful city, please don’t pass it up!