DON’T MISS | Stockholm | Långa Raden Restaurant | 20 November 2014

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I like to eat as much as the next guy, but what really gets me excited is how the food looks.

The cuisine in the Långa Raden restaurant at Hotel Skeppsholmen was delicious – but the best part is that it was perfectly styled.

I mean, just look at that basket of bread and butter, with the enamelware water pitcher behind it.  Style moment perfection.  (I didn’t even have to move anything for the photo.)

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DON’T MISS | Stockholm | Hotel Skeppsholmen | 13 November 2014

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After spending several wonderful days at the Nobis Hotel in central Stockholm, we piled our suitcases into a taxi to depart to the island of Skeppsholmen, where we would be staying for the remainder of the trip. (If you missed the previous post, and wonder why I’m changing hotels – it’s just what I do – I like to stay in different hotels in the same city.)

Turns out the island, an oasis of calm, was only a hop, skip, and a jump from the city center.  And yet, it was, quite literally, a breath of fresh air. 

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WEIRD BUT WONDERFUL | Clever disguise | 6 November 2014

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Crane painted like a giraffe, in the shipyard of Beckholmen, Stockholm.

DON’T MISS | Stockholm | Nobis Hotel | 29 October 2014

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When I told people that my Significant Other and I would be staying in two different hotels in Stockholm, they would look at me inquisitively. (The fact that we are divorced but still together means that out-of-the-ordinary is generally expected, but nonetheless bewildering.)

I would explain that what I meant was, we would be staying together in two different hotels in Stockholm. 

It’s what I like to do when I travel – not only to experience varied hotel styles, but also diverse neighborhoods in a city.

Our first accommodation was in the Nobis Hotel, located in the fashionable Normmalmstorg Square.

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WEIRD BUT WONDERFUL | Friendly warning | 23 October 2014


No trespassing.  Use the gate.

Sandhamn, Sweden

STYLE MOMENTS | A window in the bageri | 16 October 2014


“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”

William Morris (1834 – 1896) English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist

DON’T MISS | Sweden | Fika Time | 11 October 2014


If there’s a bakery in my midst, I’ll find it.  Bread is, hands down, my favorite food type – and the exquisite aroma of fresh baked bread has led me into pâtisseries in France, panaderías in Spain, panificios in Italy – and into this delightful bageriet in Sandhamn, Sweden.

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EYE ON DESIGN | Sweden | Sublime Sandhamn | 22 September 2014


The village of Sandhamn is like one big quintessential Swedish style moment.

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WEIRD BUT WONDERFUL | Baffling combination | 19 September 2014

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“All you can eat Shrimp or Tacobuffet.
Complimentary Cheeseplatter for dessert.
Always live music!”

Shrimp and Taco Archipelago cruise, Stockholm, Sweden. 

STORIES | Sweden | A Midsummer’s Day | 15 September 2014

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If you live in Sweden, Midsummer,or Midsommar, which is celebrated in June on the longest day of the year, is the most important holiday next to Christmas. 

If you’re American, and you’ve just arrived in Sweden on Midsommar’s eve, you’ll discover that everything, and I mean everything, is closed. 

Except for the boat tours.  Exploring Stockholm’s archipelago aboard the Strömma Kanalbolaget turned out to be a perfect way to spend a midsommer’s day.

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