I just couldn’t help myself. I wanted to keep wandering through every cute alleyway even after the sun had set. From popping into cozy little cafes for a delectable hot cocoa to getting some serious Scandinavian design inspo at shops in Södermalm and Old Town, Stockholm turned out to be the perfect place to relax and unwind after my long and very enjoyable trek through Morocco.
I recently had the opportunity to enjoy 3 nights in this lovely city while shooting for one of Stockholm’s leading design hotels – the Stallmästaregården. Dating back to the mid-17th century, this beautifully restored farmhouse estate overlooks the quiet bay of Brunnsviken and once played host to Sweden’s Queen Kristina. I couldn’t help but imagine what life would have been like here over 300 years ago… if only these walls could talk.
Our room overlooked a snowy courtyard home to a mix of colorful birds and cute rabbits. Hotel owner, Alessandro Catenacci, has truly done a remarkable job of maintaining the inn's original style and grace while creating a modern, elegant escape worthy of Swedish royalty.
My taste buds were in heaven at the hotel’s Michelin Guide-approved restaurant with its fresh, modern twist on a few local favorites. They have a rotating menu, but we absolutely loved the Toast Skagen, Filet Tenderloin, Roast Duck and Arctic Salmon.
I must say, for my first trip to Sweden, I was very impressed. Stockholm is such a charming city that boasts an eclectic blend of style, elegance and design. I am already looking forward to the day I get to visit again :)
Puss och kram (love and kiss),
This post was created in partnership with Stallmästaregården, but as always all opinions are my own, and I only promote brands I truly adore!