Destination: Sweden: Stockholm
The Swedish capital beautifully balances past and present, with historic palaces and grand hotels co-exisiting with cool design shops, cutting-edge restaurants and hot spot bars and lounges.
Also in this report: The city’s best hotels under Where to Stay, authentic restaurants under Where to Eat, sights not to miss under What to See & Do, a guide to the shopping scene under Where to Shop.
INDAGARE TOP TEN:
SLEEP…in the boutique Lydmar hotel, decorated with the owner’s private art collection
EXPERIENCE…innovative Swedish food at Lisa Elmqvist
SPLURGE…on a room with a view at the Grand Hôtel Stockholm, in a sublime harborside location
EAT…local delicacies at institution Sturehof
DRINK…with the city’s beautiful people at hot spot Le Bar Rouge
SAVOR…the scene at the hippie-chic bar at the Story Hotel
VISIT…the Drottningholm Palace, a so-called mini-Versailles outside the city
SEE… one of the finest examples of European Neo-Classicism at Gustav III’s Pavilion
SHOP…at renowned Svenskt Tenn for classic Swedish and Danish design and textiles.
KNOW…more about Swedich architecture and history after taking a walking tour of Skansen, a collection of historic manor houses set in lovely gardens
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