I have just returned from a long weekend in Stockholm where I was visiting some stockists. I absolutely love a city break and was so excited for my first visit to this stylish Scandi city. It did not disappoint, the weather was absolutely exceptional, and although rather cold we had bright sunshine the whole time we were there which made strolling around the city really pleasant. I wrapped up as there was a breeze coming off the sea, there are times running a cashmere brand come in very handy! The city is so compact we found we could just walk everywhere. First stop was my stockist Nathalie Schuterman. Man oh man their store is so incredible, I felt so honoured to be stocked in there alongside such huge designer names. Nathalie and her team have such a great eye (obviously I am biased!!) and everything was merchandised so well. They have a whole room dedicated to handbags and it made my jaw drop to the floor, everything was so beautiful and in such a chic colour palette.Here’s a little picture of me outside the store, I’m wearing an AW17 scarf that will launch on my website late August – it went with everything I wore perfectly and is so cosy!

Other than a few meetings on Friday we had the rest of the weekend to explore. Highlights were the Vasa Museum which is just a must see if you’re in Stockholm. The Museum of Modern Art where we saw a gorgeous Josef Frank exhibition, and then we went onto his iconic store Svenskt Tenn. My friend Karen Mabon recommended it to me and I am so glad she did as I have never been to an interiors shop like it. A riot of colour and glorious mix of patterns and textures. The shop was heaving with all sorts of stylish people and they have a gorgeous cafe. One thing that I also loved about the store was all the floral arrangements. They were everywhere and were all heavenly and so colourful.

I loved visiting this city and would definitely go back, next time I’d love to go out and explore some of the islands or even rent a Summer house. Finally I am no travel writer, or food critic, but I always like hearing other people’s recommendations when travelling to a new city so I thought I would share mine:

Speceriet – This is the sister restaurant to Michelin starred Gastrologik. We went here on our first night and it was delicious. Lots of lovely little tasting plates all beautifully presented in what I can only describe as new Nordic!? I am no food critic but I think that was the vibe! Regardless it was delicious and the service and atmosphere were friendly and homely.

Cafe Pascale – Lunch here was absolutely scrumptious. I had a delicious sweetcorn soup and avocado on rye. I don’t drink coffee but everyone else seemed to be going mad for it and of course all the different types of pastries.

La Neta – You may have noticed either on my instagram or my blog that I love love love mexican food, specifically tacos! So I had to come to this street food joint for supper one evening….because obviously that’s what you go to Stockholm for! 😉 This place was more like a canteen and was heaving when we got there…we then found out why as it was soooo good.

El Taco Truck – Hmmmm seems to be a theme here. Yes more tacos, these ones were a lot healthier than the La Neta ones and they had vegetarian and vegan options too which was great. The guac was delicious, and it was a perfect little lunch-time pitstop.

FLFL – On our last night we went to this amazing falafel cafe. We ordered far too much as I thought portions would be small…they were not!! Needless to say we polished off most of it and it was really good. They also a great sidebar with salads, pickles and spicy dressings. Made me wish there was a great falafel place in Edinburgh as I am yet to find one.

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