Chic Places To Rent If The Hotels Don’t Cut The Mustard - A Farmhouse In Sweden

Marion Hume | September 20th, 2011

If you are a fan of those dark Skandi thrillers, the idea of a lonesome wooden farmhouse in its own meadow on an island in Sweden may, or indeed may not attract you, given you could be holed up on the island of Orust and no one would miss you for weeks.
The Swedes are not [...]

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Orust Island, Sweden

Marion Hume | September 20th, 2011

Photos by Peter Hunt
How Skandi chic it all is. Orust island is where the Swedes go on holiday, and it’s exactly as you would imagine; herring, red barns, sailing boats, blond people in stripy clothes, blond people in not many clothes.

We wanted quiet and yes, to be honest, we wanted cheap. The perception that the [...]

Europe, Slideshows, Sweden

Eateries We Love - Peterson’s Krog In Karingon, Sweden

Marion Hume | September 20th, 2011

Photos by Peter Hunt
Karingon is an island off an island off an empty bit of Sweden which is, anyway, a pretty empty country.
That you might have to wait for a table at Peterson’s Krog proves how good the food is and the view over the water is sensational too. The menu is as you would [...]

Eateries We Love, Europe, Slideshows, Stuff we Love, Sweden

Swedish Lapland With Kids At -40 Degrees - Day 3 by Kate Rignell

Guest Contributor | April 28th, 2011

Another clear blue sky but crippling temperatures. One step outside and you can feel the hairs in your nostrils icing up. The first icy breath catches in your throat, then you get used to it. It’s my turn to go for water. I walk down to the river and find a spot where fresh [...]

Europe, Sweden

Swedish Lapland With Kids At -40 Degrees - Day 2 by Kate Rignell

Guest Contributor | April 2nd, 2011

Matti is up at 4am to put more wood on the fire and check the dogs. We sleep in till 8:30 and wake to the smell of fresh coffee. The cabin is cosy but there is 2cm of ice on the inside of the windows. Breakfast is a typically Swedish affair with cereals, yoghurt, ham, [...]

Europe, Miscellaneous, Sweden

Swedish Lapland With Kids At -40 Degrees - Day 1 by Kate Rignell

Guest Contributor | March 16th, 2011

“Ready?” shouts Stina. We nod. “Remember to brake down the hill”, she warns, and hands me the anchor.

No time for goodbyes, our seven huskies heave into their harnesses and we tear downhill through the snow clad trees. One foot balances precariously on a single icy bar; the other stamps down hard on the black plastic [...]

Europe, Miscellaneous, Slideshows, Sweden

Singing in Sweden by Alana Taylor

Guest Contributor | August 15th, 2008

Ok, so my first trip to Sweden I was envisioning lots’ of vodka, Ikea stores on every corner and loads of beautiful people. Well, 1 out of 3 isn’t bad; it was the beautiful people on every corner that I got right.
Arriving at the beginning of summer (the end of May), we were blessed with [...]

Europe, Slideshows, Sweden

Winter in Stockholm

Jamie McLellan | May 23rd, 2007


A quick trip to Stockholm for the furniture fair provided a nice taste of this cool Scandinavian city. Highlights included:
- Moderna Museet, Stockholm’s beautiful museum of modern art. Favourite pieces were Alexander Calder’s The Four Elements sculpture near the entrance to the building, and his The Forest Is The Best Place gigantic three metre [...]

Europe, Stockholm, Sweden

Christmas in Stockholm

Marion Hume | March 1st, 2007

Article by Marion Hume
Photos by Adam Worling
Stockholm is a divine winter city. Doubtless, it’s a divine summer city too, but in winter (wrap up warm) it is one of those Northern European cities, which really does capture the spirit of Christmas. Go around 13th December and thus enjoy the feast of Santa [...]

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