How to Book your EuroBonus flight
February 28, 2017
People regularly ask me 'How should I use my EuroBonus points in the best way possible?'.
Top of my list is always to book whenever SAS have a EuroBonus campaign -happens a few times a year. Right now as to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the EuroBonus program, SAS offer up to 50% on EuroBonus trips within Europe.
Book before March 5, and travel between Mar 27-Jun 30.
February 12, 2017
Second part of the big Stockholm guide; how to get around Stockholm like a local. This post will be dedicated to the Vasastan area, which is also quite large, stretching from the bridge over from Kungsholmen, almost all the way down to the Central station, covering the tube stations; St Eriksplan, Odenplan & Rådmansgatan.
- Hang around by St Eriksplan and take a few extra rounds on the trendy Rörstrandsgatan.
- Vasastan is known for its many cafés and coffee shops; the area flourishes during daytime.
- Have brunch in the weekend and chill out in Vasaparken afterwards
- Peak in to our beautiful public library Stadsbiblioteket by Rådmansgatan/Odenplan tube station.
- Climb the stairs of Observatiorielunden and enjoy a good look over the city.
Since Lilla Ego opened a few years back, it has been praised by food critics and the most established and respected newspapers in Sweden; SvD and DN. Unpretentious space that does not look like much; brick walls and handwritten menus. Impeccable yet laidback service and the food is top class; you’ll get the best of Nordic cuisine. Definitely go here, but book well in advance -preferably 90 days.
JIM & JACOB
When chefs and owners Jim Hammargren and Jacob Nermark lost their foodtruck in a car fire, they decided to open up a new stop on stable grounds. Stockholmians quickly came to love this little unpretentious restaurant. Enjoy your Scandinavian/French meal in tapas form at community tables and share with the rest of your company. With only 20 seats in the restaurant, you need to book well in advance to get one of the spots.
Great place for lunch or a simple dinner. This tiny little place serves delicious sourdough pizzas for around 90-130 SEK. Wooden tables and industrial lamps, and a nice little patio in the spring and summer.
Speaking of pizza, newcomer Meno Male is another addition to the fancy-pizza supply in Stockholm city. Straight out of Napels, made from Italian tipo-00 flour and cold ferment in 72 hours before they go in the oven. Eat in or take out!
Norra Stationsgatan 51
Dining here is everything but derelict; a really charming space with wooden tables and light bulbs along the brick walls. There is not much room for customizing your dinner; you have basically only 3 options -whether you want ‘less’ 545 SEK, ‘more’ 725 SEK or ‘way too much’ for 950 SEK. No matter what you choose you will definitely get value for money with 10-20 servings of little dishes made from local ingredients picked by hand and chosen carefully by the chefs. No doubt, this little place is something else.
If you want something extra fun and more relaxed, Yuc Mexican is your place. This is a great place to go on a Thursday or Friday night, have some Margaritas and share some Taquitos and Ceviches with your friends and you’ll soon get into party mode. Amazing Mexican food with touches of Peru and South East Asia.
Just off the main street by St Eriksplan is a door to Erlands bar that will take you back to the 1950’s. Tiny and cosy space, furnished with stuff from various antique shops. The staff is friendly and amazing in making good cocktails for you. Live jazz if you’re lucky!
COFFEE & LUNCH
Sankt Eriksgatan 88
Beautiful spot, minimalistic interior with a soft palette of colors. Great coffee, soups and sandwiches.
One of the best spots in Stockholm for a simple pasta lunch, Italian coffee served with biscotti on the side. Proper Italian vibe here.
One of the best sushi places in town is Minako by Odenplan. Go here for lunch and you won’t be disappointed. Prices between 100-150 pp,
Mellqvist has become a modern classic in Stockholm. Located on the trendy Rörstrandsgatan, it’s a great place to go for a good cup of coffee and people spotting. Come here in the spring and you’ll hardly see the place for all the people outside. No matter their popularity, they keep their standards high and never disappoint.
Pascal is the kind of place that you wished were in your very own neighborhood; pretty, cosy and with great coffee and breakfast. Do not miss!
February 3, 2017
This is the first part in a series of blogposts about Stockholm, and how to get around in the city like a local. It is basically one big Stockholm guide in 5 different blogposts divided by the area. Starting off with Kungsholmen, which is one of the city's biggest islands and the one I know the best, since I have been living here for 2 years. Enjoy!!
- Fredhällsklipporna, especially in the summertime. It's where all Stockholm people (Stockholmians?) go swim and chill by the rocks, barbeque at night and just enjoying our long bright summernights.
Walk around Kungsholmen: pass by Fredhällsbadet, hang out in Hornsbergsstrand, do some pull ups and chins at the many outdoor public gyms along Kungsholmsstrand, Stockholm City Hall, enjoy the amazing views over the city from Norr Mälarstrand, and chill in Rålambshovsparken aka Rålis.
Most action in terms of bars, cafés and restaurants are located around Kungsholmstorg and Fridhemsplan
Norra Agnegatan 43
Fashionable yet super relaxed with community tables and an open kitchen layout. French/Spanish Mediterranean food served in small and medium sized dishes to share between the company. Great food & service!
Moa Martinssons Torg 8
Vietnamese street food by Hornsbergsstrand, very affordable with bowls for around 130 SEK. Choose between the rice bowl or the noodle bowl and add toppings of your choice, everything mixed together with their secret recipe broth that they cook for 24h<.
One of the best spots for Palestinian food in Stockholm at the moment; go here for a quick lunch and enjoy crispy falafel, delicious hummus, shawarma, taboulleh and much more. Affordable, healthy and so good.
Norr Mälarstrand 64
Beautiful spot at Norr Mälarstrand to enjoy a glass of wine, a coffee or a beer by the seaside. Great athmosphere, a bit pricy, but still worth a visit because of the beautiful surroundings. Open April through September!
This is my favorite out of the three “boulebars” in Stockholm. Located beautifully in Rålambshovsparken, close to the water and next to the big area where people hang out, work out and chill in the spring and summer. Play boules (Pétanque) with friends and strangers and drink French wines, eat moules and finish off with one or two glasses of Pastis. NB! This place was accidentaly burnt to the gound on January 1st, but they are working on rebuilding it in the same manner and expect it to be done before summer.
LE PETIT FRANCE
John Ericssonsgatan 6
Another French spot at Norr Mälarstrand: Le Petit Francais serve great coffee and good sourdough sandwiches. Do not miss this breakfast spot!
This successful bakery chain started off in Kungsholmen in 2008 and have now expanded all over Stockholm due to its popularity. Great quality sourdough breads and pastries and strong Swedish coffee.
SIXTEN & FRANS AT THE GRANDPA STORE
Sixten & Frans shares their space at Fridhemsplan together with the cool fashion and interior store Grandpa. They have gone from focusing only on coffee and brunch, to also incorporate a proper evening restaurant and a bar. Definitely a must-go if you're in the area!
January 20, 2017
I have been working quite a while on my Stockholm City Area guide; an extensive guide to experience Stockholm like a local and divided into the different areas. Everything from my best brunch spots, restaurants, music venues and what to do on a weekend out of town! Stay tuned the upcoming days! Starting off with the area where I live myself -Kungsholmen!
Photo by Jeppe-Wikstrom/mediabank.visitstockholm.com
This is Stella
Hi! I am Stella, a true traveler from Sweden! In addition to traveling, I also love music, beautiful things, my boyfriend Gustav and the food he always makes me. And serendipity… such as winning a million EuroBonus points with SAS, like I actually did last year, which enables me to travel around the world. Follow me on my journey!