Fashion & Beauty,Food,Lifestyle,Travel

A Glimpse of Stockholm

Keri   10 Oct , 2014  

Looking down above Sweden from the plane I couldn’t help but be in awe of how clean and green the place is.  So many trees, clean water,  and not a single trash in sight.  How I wish our country can learn and adapt some of their methods in keeping our environment healthy for everyone.

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You can already see Scandinavian design as you step off the plane.  I love designs that are simple ,modern, and incorporated with wood.  So it was a jaw dropping moment seeing the  flooring at the Arlanda Airport —so beautiful.

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And you get a welcome greeting from the King and Queen of Sweden. LOL.

King Carl and Queen Silvia welcomes me to Sweden ;)

King Carl and Queen Silvia welcomes me to Sweden 😉

 

It was a quick , scenic 15-30min journey to my hotel by taxi.  I chose Hotel Melody which is right next to the Abba Museum because my husband is an Abba fan and it was walking distance to the Vasa Museum.  Considering I had only 2 full days in Stockholm-  it was perfect.  Transportation to the shopping areas was easy via ferry , train, or taxi.  The hotel’s interiors are gorgeous ( our room was small but well appointed and the sliding door opens up to a little balcony with a view of the street).  I enjoyed having breakfast (which was yummy) outdoors and cocktails in their restaurant.

Our room at Melody Hotel

Our room at Melody Hotel

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The highlights of my stay in this beautiful city were:

1.  Restaurang Kryp In located at the Old Town/ Gamla Stan

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This restaurant serves great traditional Swedish dishes which includes Reindeer

2. Abba Museum

A fun interactive museum wherein you can sing and dance a long with ABBA.

 

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hanging out with Abba

hanging out with Abba

3. Lunch at Rosendals Wardshus

Located at Djurgården,  it’s the perfect place to unwind and relax with a glass of rosé.

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4.  shopping in Biblioteksgatan

The biggest fashion brands are here.

let all hell  break loose- COS

let all hell break loose- COS

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the cafe next to the Marimekko store used their fabric as tablecloth <3

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4-5 stores of H&M! I’m so happy we’ll have the brand in Manila finally!

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popular Swedish brands- Filippa K and Acne

popular Swedish brands- Filippa K and Acne

 

the Saks Fifth of Stockholm- NK Department store

the Saks Fifth of Stockholm- NK Department store

 

5.  Lunch at Ostermalms Saluhall / Lisa Elmqvst

the last time I tasted oysters this good was in Sydney

the last time I tasted oysters this good was in Sydney

6. Vasa Museum

amazing Vasa

amazing Vasa

This was built in 1628 and only stayed afloat for a few minutes . It is astounding to see this before your eyes knowing it took 333 years before they were able to salvage the ship as a whole in 1961.   They mentioned it was the type of soil that the ship was laying on that was able to preserve it.

I’m grateful for the 2 full days I was able to explore Stockholm and I can’t wait to come back with my kids to explore the other parts of Stockholm and the other cities of Sweden.

 

 

 

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