SNAPSHOTS FROM MY LAST WEEK IN LONDON

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I have a ton of pictures on my phone of this beautiful cherry blossom tree that lives close to my home during my stay in London. I could follow the development every day. This is what makes Spring one of the best times of the year. When everything is blooming it makes you so optimistic and excited for all the new things to come.

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The weather also started to feel like Spring. On this particular day it was 19 degrees Celcius. Here, I’m enjoying a iced latte at Wulf & Lamb near Sloane Square.

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Again this picture was taken on a day where the weather was absolutely incredible. Malene came to visit me and we just enjoyed the sunshine in Holland Park and ate fresh fruit and guacamole.

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On our last evening in London we decided to walk all the way through Hyde Park before heading to dinner in Mayfair. It was such a treat to see a sunset like that.

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Malene looking gorgeous and colorful in her dress from Lovechild 1979 and knit from Acne Studios.

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We also did a bit of shopping (even though I’m always trying not to). I bought this beautiful blazer from Urban Outfitters. It is very lightweight and perfect for Spring and Summer.

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I also had a little “fika” with my Swedish girls at Fabrique (which is a Swedish bakery chain). This place makes the best cinnamon buns. I will miss these girls so much (but hey now I just have an excuse to come to Sweden more often)!

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Another pretty corner in London. I swear I have at least a 1,000 of these kind of pictures in my camera roll.

GUIDE TO STOCKHOLM

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If you follow me on Instagram @katrineberner you will know that it is quite a long time since I got home from my small trip to Stockholm. But better late than never with a guide right? These places for shopping and eating are some of the best in Stockholm in my opinion.

1. Fabrique Bakery, Lilla Nygatan 12, Gamla Stan & Drottninggatan 102, Norrmalm

The Fabrique bakeries are placed all over Stockholm. My favorite is the one placed in Gamla Stan as there is an amazing and cozy atmosphere. They make the most delicious breads and cinnamon buns. Try the bun with cardamom if you want an alternative to the classic cinnamon bun!

2. Café Pascal, Norrtullsgatan 4, Vasastan

I absolutely adore this small café in Vasastan. The interior is beautiful and the café is very well decorated. We had a great breakfast/brunch there and I can especially recommend their avocado on rye bread. The staff were very kind and it made the whole experience even better.

3. Nybrogatan 38, Nybrogatan 38, Östermalm

This restaurant was probably my favorite of the whole trip. If we hadn’t first visited it on the last morning we would definitely had come back for more. We ate a very delicious (french) breakfast and the croissants reminded me of Paris. They were so flavorful and buttery!

4. Byredo Parfum, Mäster Samuelsgatan 10, Norrmalm

If you like quality perfumes with minimalistic flacons you should definitely stop by the Byredo store in Mäster Samuelsgatan. The store itself is so nice and has a very minimalistic outlook. It is difficult not to leave the store without a new scent as they are all so good (but also a bit pricey).

5. Acne Studios & Acne Archive, Norrmalmstorg 2, Norrmalm & Torsgatan 53, Vasastan

No trip to Stockholm without visiting the Acne Studios Flag Ship store on Norrmalmstorg. The store is huge and beautifully decorated. It is impossible not to leave the store with one of the iconic pink bags. Acne Studios is of course not the cheapest place to shop but you can actually save money if you buy there stuff in Sweden compared to their other stores around the world.

I can also recommend the Acne Archive store in Vasastan where you can get old collections with 50% off.

6. Papercut, Krukmakargatan 24

If you are a magazine lover, like me, I can very much recommend you to stop by Papercut in Södermalm. They have a huge selection of scandinavian and international magazines and books. What’s not to like?