Sweden, made for the perfect weekend getaway for my husband and I, this time without our baby in tow. We decided to spend one night in Stockholm and the rest of the nights in Lulea, a coastal city in Swedish Lapland where the Tree Hotel resides.
I am always one to do research before traveling to a new place and I always want my travels to encapsulate the explorative, thirst-quenching spirit for unique finds and rare places.
Stay at The Haymarket by Scandic, a restored Paul Urbanus Bergström department store building that has been revamped into a magnificent 1920’s boutique hotel decked out in a Great Gatsby-esque affair. Bloggers alike will be tickled by the hotel’s bistro, Greta’s Café, replete with dainty accents of pink and white palette tones, peacock patterned cushions and marble interiors to match.
Experience the Sturebadet for a glimpse into Scandic well-being. Built in the 1800’s, this is Stockholm’s most ancient day spa. The pool itself is certainly a sight to behold and definitely something to experience if you’re visiting Stockholm for the first time. There are a variety of wellness options to choose from.
Eat at Ett Hem or rather, stay at Ett Hem. This is the cherry on top of your visit to Stockholm, a privately-owned townhouse turned home away from home boutique, Ett Hem captures the spirit of Scandic living. It has been interior decorated to the T, offering twelve thoughtfully designed rooms containing furniture collections, antiques and art specially chosen by its owner. The private kitchen serves exquisite local produce and I would highly recommend their tasting session, examples of what I had include a 4-week aged rack of lamb, cloudberry, licorice, meringue and lemon curd dessert!
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