EUROPE PHOTO DIARY 3

The final leg of the trip, Stockholm! Basically everything you imagine about everyone being blonde-haired blue-eyed supermodels? All of it TRUE. Even the basic normal 7-11 cashier guy is a supermodel. I was all but ready to pack up my bags and move there if it weren't for the inevitability of developing self esteem issues and a sure case of body dysmorphic disorder. I think I put in my two weeks notice on the 2nd to the last day there so I still have a few days left to change my mind.


The first night we arrived we had no idea where to go so the hotel clerk recommended an Italian restaurant just around the corner. It was an interesting system where upon entrance each person got a card to swipe for every item they ordered. You would line up to get pasta or salads or pizzas made fresh to order. Afterwards you would check out with your card to pay your bill.

I got the bolognese and it was the most delicious pasta I've ever had. Seriously that good. If you're ever in Stockholm I highly recommend Vapiano. They also have east coast locations in the US.


Walking past the National Library of Sweden on the way back to the hotel. The snow was such a welcome contrast from sunny California.



Breakfast every morning. Meatballs for breakfast should be a thing. A daily essential kind of thing.



I don't really understand Swedish sandwiches, but what's to understand as long as it's good right? It was basically a charcuterie spread except instead of putting it on a plate, they decided to stuff it in bread.

Bread that happened to be the size of my head. Side-by-side size reference to iPhone. iPhone photo reference to my head. DO YOU GET THE SIZE NOW?







Went to the Fotografiska Museum to check out an Anton Corbijn exhibit. Giant head at the entrance.






Pantone Warm Gray 8 #designerlingo


We had lunch at Nytorget Urban Deli in the above neighborhood of SoFo. The whole area is hip and has great shops and is a bit more mellow than the congested city center. My hypothetical move would be somewhere around that park. It totally has nothing to do with Alexander Skarsgård living in that area. Whose name is apparently pronounced like Scotch Guard. See? I'm practically Swedish already.

31 comments :

kaye i. said...

Yes, yes, I totally get the size of the sandwich. I want a supermodel 7-11 cashier ringing up my slurpee. That would be cool.

I'm glad you were able to handle the snow, in rad get-ups too. Get-ups... do cool kids still say that? I'm so out-of-date.

monkeyshines ♥ said...

gorgeous captures!

Bises,
monkeyshines
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Pyrola said...

Haha, we sure do love our sandwiches! If you feel like eating something truly swedish, try a "köttebullemacka" (with meatballs and a kind of beet coleslaw). Welcome to sweden ;D

A La Mode said...

I HAVE to visit sweden, all your trip photos look awesome.

To lure you to London, we have a Vapiano here too! Seriously the best pasta in the world.

SO. said...

man, i want your life.

THIS IS STYLE SKETCHBOOK said...

Hey babe! This is just to streets from my house! ;)
Kiss from Stockholm.
Love your blog!

jessica january said...

stockholm is literally one of the best places i've ever been. i've made it a goal to live for at least 1 year before i turn thirty. it WILL happen.
january, x
jessicajanuary.com

Alexandra said...

exceptionally jealous of your stockholm visit, it looks like an amazing place. I may also join you in the motion to move nearer to Alexander Skarsgard.....

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xxx

Juanduh. said...

Really nice trip, eh? love the pictures!

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nataliya said...

i'd never thought i'd say this but your pics make going to europe sound not so meeeh! very cool!!!

nataliya
sewniice.blogspot.com

Liz said...

Stockholm is top on my list of places to visit, looks fun - especially when you can get work to pay for it!

jenaly enns said...

haha...love it!!!

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koko // res pulchrae said...

Looks like a good ol' American-sized sandwich to me!

Whenever bloggers post about traveling and food I really regret not switching careers from engineering to whatever Anthony Bourdain's official job title is.

wool and misc said...

i really want to make that photo of the sandwich and you my screensaver. that'd be weird tho.

Claudia Paola said...

That pic with the sandwich and your iPhone is LoL.... Gorgeous pictures though- I would really love to visit Sweden one day..

william said...

All I have taken from this is that the U.S. looks a complete shithole compared to Europe..

Lolo said...

Great photos! Looks like you had an awesome trip.

Amielle said...

But....how do you eat that sandwich? HOW DOES IT FIT IN YOUR MOUTH? (Which is a really bad 'that's what she said' joke, but what can you do?)

These are beautiful pictures and it looks like you had a wonderful time!

Platform P said...

Completely agree. When I went to Stockholm last year the girls working in McDonalds looked like playboy bunnies.

WTF?

Natalie said...

If you're ever in London, there is a Vapiano there. Handy in large groups, especially when some people are drinking and some people aren't.
Many nicer restaurants besides of course!

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Miku said...

hey, a great post! i live in Helsinki (Finland) and have visited Stockholm many times, but it was awesome to see it through your eyes. Next I recommend you to visit Copenhagen, it's like best of Stockholm x100! Even the men are more handsome if that's possible ;)

<3 M

Anonymous said...

What is the long black jacket you're wearing?

STOP IT RIGHT NOW said...

@Anonymous: the long black coat is from Weekday. About a year old. Clearer photo here http://stopitrightnow.blogspot.com/2010/12/hey-santa.html

Maria said...

weird to see familiar places here! I was in Stockholm for Christmas!

Guava Girl said...

please please PLEASE can anyone tell me where that fur coat is from? PLEASE?

uberlin said...

ooo snap! we have just come back from Stockholm! :) Love the photos! I recognise some of the places you went to as well :)

Such a beautiful place and a great time of year to go I think with snow everywhere. Here's our take on it:

http://www.uberlin.co.uk/uberlin-does-stockholm/

Zoë

Six Six Sick said...

Ah, if I knew you were in town I would have given you some tips! Fotografiska is my favorite museum here, and of course, the people here are some of the best looking in the world. But trust me, it's a lot more fun to visit than to stay and live through the crazy crazy winter here!
xx
Tiffany

Sarah Chow said...

Arggh the giant head looked like a butt crack at first glance. Was so confused. What I really miss about European breakfasts is the sliced meat and cheese buffet, just as many as you want. Why is it that in America, this version is CUBED? Why CUBED? Why not sliced???

Anonymous said...

they have that first restaurant that you went to in america too! its called vapianos

su said...

yeah funny you are standing in the street where i lived ;)

Wasima said...

Damn it. How could i miss out the fact that you been in my city????? i feel suicidal. i keeed. hope you had an awesome time, chula.