INSIDER’S GUIDE – BY EMMA MATTSON
Emma Mattson is a young and inspiring lifestyle blogger and yogi from Sweden. Based in Stockholm, read on this guide to discover her favorite spots in one of the most stylish cities in Northern Europe!
Cosmopolitan crowd - restaurant - luxury - $$$
The best place in town for people-watching and good food. You’ll quickly become friends with the staff, who will spoil you with anything from amazing desserts to gossip!
restaurant - tapas - gourmet - $$
Share dishes like shrimp tacos, ceviche, and gambas all over a community table. During the summer, this restaurant moves into an open, central square!
French - Italian - tapas - $$
What you’ll find on your plate is inspired by French, Italian and Spanish cuisines and the menu is constantly changing, but their exceptional wines stay classic!
Rooftop bar - view - cocktails - $$$
Want to enjoy a glass of bubbles and see the whole of Stockholm from above? This is your place!
cocktails - outdoor seating - music - $$
Summer only! Amazing drinks in the beautiful backyard of the Hallwylska Palace: the later it gets, the louder the music!
Hotel bar - live music - cocktails - $$
In the middle of the food and flower market at the Hötorget square, lies this beautiful hotel bar which often has live jazz bands, singers and DJs.
RICHE (The 'little bar')
cosmopolitan crowd - cocktails - club - $$
Next to the restaurant Riche, lies Riche's 'little bar' where you know there'll always be fun people, killer music, and one hell of a good vibe.
party hard - late night out - club - $$
Where you go if you're not ready to go home after Riche closes. This is where you can find your friends DJing and dance until 5 in the morning!
club - hotel bar - unusual - $$$
The largest dining and nightlife venue in the city, from club LE!, the Mirror Bar, the Great Hall (for concerts), and more: find great DJs and a pulsating vibe.
museum - gallery - contemporary art - $$
My favorite museum! Here you’ll find amazing exhibitions ranging from the fashion world to wild nature, located right by the water.
outdoor seating - nature lover - local - FREE
A beautiful spot on the Djurgården island with apple trees, cafes and wild roses. If you like gardening (or just beautiful things), you will love this spot.
luxury - fashionista - historical - $$$
Where you can find everything! This old classic shopping mall was built in 1902 and even back then it was the chicest place for shopping in Stockholm.
& OTHER STORIES
womens wear - fashionista - design - $$
You can't go in without coming out with at least one shopping bag from this store. I just love it, such inspiring and fun women’s fashion.
THE MARKET AT HOTORGET
market - nature lover - local - $
This is where I buy myself a lovely bouquet of pink peonies on sunny Fridays!
downtown - elegant - weekend getaway - $$$
The absolute highest service you can get at a hotel. Amazing rooms (ask for a corner room) with large windows and bathrooms dripping in marble.
design - stylish - weekend getaway - $$
I can't get enough of this hotel’s lovely 20s vibe. The rooms are decorated with photos of famous Swedish actresses from the early 1900s.
cozy - restaurant - weekend getaway - $$-$$$
This hotel makes you feel like you never even left your house (in a good way). The reception and restaurant are super cozy and the rooms are so inviting!