Oh this was such a long time coming. I've just returned from a great week in Stockholm. A lot has changed over there since I packed up my little flat in Bagarmossen and headed home to Brighton - marriages have happened, babies have been born, people have moved on and lovely Jonnah is no longer around.....but as soon as I made that trek through T-Centralen, it felt like I'd never been away.
www.airbnb.com for an apartment. Ours was amazing - 2 bedrooms, a balcony, a bathtub (not always the case in Sweden) and a fridge/freezer full of food we could use if we wanted. Thank you Irina for use of your beautiful home.
Unfortunately, the weather wasn't great in Stockholm in April so we didn't do a lot of going out at night. Instead this was a relaxing holiday which we both needed. So as not to ramble too much and bore the living daylights out of you, here's just an abbreviated version of what we did while we were there:
Day 1: Unpacking, eating, watching rubbish tv.
http://louielouiesthlm.wordpress.com), rummaging round the (cheaper than ours) vintage shops (http://www.lisalarssonsecondhand.com), lunch at my favourite Soder cafe' - Cafe' String (www.cafestring.com), coffee with Asa at Babylon, missing of happy hour at Vampire Lounge (www.vampirelounge.se) and sitting there with £10 cocktails just cos we could!, Pear cider at Carmen, good tunes with Louise at Snottys, finishing up in the best bar in the world under Garlic & Shots (www.garlicandshots.com), where we looked at pretty rock & roll boys and listened to the likes of Siouxsie & the Banshees and surf music.
Day 3: More eating, more coffee, more rubbish tv, more rummaging...then a night out with Louise & Sara in Mariatorget at Feca (great little italian) (www.feca.se), drinks at Marie Laveau (www.marielaveau.se), the beautiful Folk Opera bar (www.folkoperan.se) where we were lucky enough to see a performance by the Finnish Screaming Choir (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuVNo1R4VkE)...strange but totally amazing, finishing up at Soders Hjarta (www.sodershjarta.se) and a walk back to Slussen.
www.sivletto.com) - vintage clothes, a coffee bar, a vintage hairdressers, household items & records. Hard to find but well worth it.
and with that, we had to come home. Thank you Stockholm for the loveliest of weeks. We'll return sooner than soon. In the meantime, we'll miss your tiny pillows, your poor tv & your huge pasta salads. Swedish friends, we'll obviously miss you too.
Back to England, back to rubbish customer service, back to things that don't work.....sigh. I shouldn't complain, it's a beautiful day in my beautiful flat in beautiful Crouch End.
Ses snart Frock Fans! x