The Locals-Only Guide to Stockholm
Editor’s note: When we heard that jewelry designer and blogger Jess Hannah was headed to Stockholm earlier this month, we couldn’t help but beg her to share her intel on the city, and luckily, she obliged. With a great eye for architecture and design, she brings us some of the best shopping, dining, nightlife, cultural spots, and hotels the city has to offer.
I've always been into Scandinavian design—with clean lines, fine craftsmanship, and a modernist view, what's not to love? I've been taking style and design cues from the Swedes for quite some time. After admiring the region from afar for a long while, this summer, my boyfriend, Tyler, who’s an architect, and I set out to explore this design nerd's paradise, and as expected, it did not disappoint. Read on for a few of our favorite spots.
WHAT: This brand is quickly becoming a cult favorite, and while it has several store locations, Stockholm is its home base. Spend a few minutes sniffing everything and dousing yourself in smell-good products before exploring the nearby shops.
WHERE: Mäster Samuelsgatan 10, 111 44 Stockholm, Sweden
WHO: Snickarbacken 7
WHAT: A café, gallery space, and concept boutique all in one place. The café is great for a coffee break (or as the Swedes say, Fika) or breakfast and lunch. Be sure to check out the boutique in back, which sells everything from clothing and accessories to books and antiques.
WHERE: Snickarbacken 7, 111 39 Stockholm, Sweden
WHO: Sven Harry’s
WHAT: It seems like no museum in Stockholm is just a museum. This brass building is home to an art gallery, restaurant, and, most distinctly, a replica of Sven Harry’s former manor. Not to mention the replica is placed on the roof of the building and features his art collection that he has built up over the past 35 years.
WHERE: Eastmansvägen 10, 113 61 Stockholm, Sweden