Lufthansa expands in Stockholm
Condé Nast Travellers love Grand
Readers of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller have listed their favorite hotels in the World. Grand Hotel in Stockholm is listed on the top list from a design perspective.
"A Stockholm landmark since 1874, the Grand overlooks the harbour and Royal Palace. There are 368 rooms and suites, among them the 3,552sq ft Lilian Suite with its private screening room, kitchen and library. A new two-storey spa with eight treatment rooms and a gym recently opened in the Burmanska Palace wing. X-factor The only Swedish chef to have won the Bocuse d'Or, Mathias Dahlgren is in charge of the two-Michelin-starred dining room, Matsalen, and one-Michelin-starred food bar, Matbaren"
Read more here.
Fashionweek by Berns starts on Monday
Fashionweek by Berns starts on Monday February 1. The best of the best swedish brands will show their Autumn Winter collection 2010-2011 at the legendary Berns venue and hotel. Some 50 journalists from Scandinavia, Europe, USA, China and Japan are in Stockholm to write about the event.
A selection of brands:
Lovisa Burfitt (image above)
The Local Firm
More angles and fashionshopping ideas are found in the Pressroom
Best restaurants and bars according to City
City, the local newspaper of Stockholm, have nominated the best bars, restaurants and cafés in Stockholm.
- Djuret, Lilla Nygatan 5, Gamla stan (Se image above)
- La Neta, Barnhusgatan 2, Södermalm
- Brasserie Godot, Grev Turegatan 36, Östermalm
- KB, Smålandsgatan 7, Östermalm
- Högkvarteret, Närkesgatan, Vasastan
- Kåken at restaurant 1900, Regeringsgatan, Norrmalm
- Kaffe, St Paulsgatan 17, Södermalm
- Färgfabriken, Lövholmsbrinken 1, Liljeholmen
- Bakverket, Bondegatan 59, Södermalm
Sheraton - most popular according to hotels.com
Sheraton Stockholm is the most popular hotel in Stockholm according to the customers using the hotels.com site. Hotels.com have made a top list of the hotels with more than 100 guest rates.
Here is the entire list
New B&B agency in Stockholm city
Stay in this an artists flat in the medieval Old Town or in a room with a terrace in the Vasastan district. Days in Sweden is a bed and breakfast agency with the ambition to offer its guests a genuine Swedish experience. You can go Swedish all the way and stay with a Swedish family, an experience that will introduce you to Swedish customs, food and living, making your stay as interesting as possible.
Medieval museum opens again
Photo: Medeltidsmuseum/Göran H. Fredriksson
The Museum of Medieval Stockholm will open with a totally new exhibiton on January 24th at 2 pm. The museum has been closed for two years due to renovations. The museum, which is a part of Old Town describes the emergence and medieval development of the town and is built up round some of the permanent heritage monuments which came to light during the archaeological excavations on Helgeandsholmen (The Island of the Holy Spirit) between 1978 and 1980.
The display area comprises 1,750 square metres and there are some 850 objects on display. The objects come from the whole of the town area.
Photo: medeltidsmuseum/Anders Hviid
The museum of Medieval Stockholm will feature an exhibition about Birger Jarl, the founder of Stockholm, in the spring of 2010. The exhibition is a part of the Birger Jarl 2010 celebration. Birger Jarl was born 800 years ago.
Rock and Metal Festival to Stockholm
The Heavy Metal festival Sonisphere will take place at Stora Skuggan in the National City Park in Stockholm, saturday August 7th 2010.
Classic rock metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper and metal bands such as Heaven & Hell, Iggy & the Stooges, Slayer and Antrax and many more will perform.
Read more about sonispherefestivals
Bowl, meet and eat at Imperial lanes
Bowling and dinner can be a great way to spend an afternoon or evening in Stockholm. Or combine your meeting with some fun incentive activity. Imperial Lanes is a new place in Nacka offering a sportsbar, bowling facilities, restaurant and conference facilities.
Imperial Lanes is situated in Sickla Köpkvarter, a popular shoppingcenter in Nacka, east of the city center.
Imperial Lanes website is swedish.
New year and new warderobe
Photo: dress from Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair
New year and a new warderobe - maybee. I start this year by chosing some of the best stores for young swedish fashion. The Mäster Samuelsgatan-street and Jakobsgatan streets both connected have become the new place for small independent stores. . Here are a selection of eight fashion labels from DN På Stan:
- Acne (men and women) Norrmalmstorg 2, City-district www.acnejeans.com
- Carin Wester (men and women), Rörstrandsgatan 24, Vasastan district www.carinwester.com
- Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair (women and men) Bondegatan 46 Södermalm, Mäster Samuelsgatan, Citydistrict www.shoerepair.se
- Filippa K, (men and women) Grev Turegatan 18, city district www.filippa-k.com
- Rodebjer (women) Jakobsbergsgatan 6, city district, www.rodebjer.com
- Whyred (men and women), Mäster Samuels-gatan 5, city district www.whyred.se
- Hope (women and men) Norrlandsgatan 12, Vasastan district www.hope-sthlm.com
- Julian Red (women and men) Brännkyrkagatan 73, Södermalm. www.julianred.com