A few photos from a quick trip to Stockholm after Paris Fashion Week. I really want to go back during the summer and explore the islands of the archipelago. But for now here are a few of my fav places to go in Stockholm:

PA & Co in Östermalm. Slightly tricky to get a reservation (it is tiny) but so worth it once you are seated. The cod in butter sauce and skagen* was divine as was the sauteed wild mushrooms on toast. A cosy place to while away a couple of hours over a bottle of wine especially on a frosty winter's evening.

Nytorget Urban Deli perfect for a casual lunch (sit on the outside bench seats if there is room...and the weather permits). We shared the steak tartare and the skagen toast (clearly I have a thing for small nordic sea creatures drenched in mayonnaise and dill ;)

Restaurant Sturehof always, always good. Had an awesome night out with Swedish friends here last time I visited.

Östermalms saluhall market hall. Wonderful for lunch, an afternoon snack with a glass of wine, or for picking up provisions for a picnic in summer or dinner if you are staying in self-catering accommodation.

Fabrique bakery for fantastic bread and kanelbulle (cinnamon scroll/buns with a hint of cardamon).

Cinnamon buns and hot chocolate in the heart of Gamla Stan at Chokladkoppen.


Sosta Espresso Bar. These boys never fail to deliver a perfect caffè latte.

Bianchi cafe and cycles


Love the Byredo store for perfumes and candles;

Nudie Jeans boys schmoys. Girls wear 'em better ;)

Grandpa for cute and quirky clothing, vintage and homeware oddities;

Acne. duh!


We rested our weary heads (can't even use jetlag as an excuse!) at the Hotel Stureplan. I have stayed at this 19th century-built hotel each time I have visited Stockholm and always find the staff welcoming and the rooms beautiful (love the chandeliers in each room). Great location as well.

*tiny prawns (shrimp)