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Monday, 20 October 2014

The Stylish Stockholm Travel Guide

stylish stockholm travel guide

Where to stay in Stockholm:
  • We`ve had a lovely stay at Nobis Hotel which had a wonderful location, right in the centre of the city. You can read my Nobis hotel review here.  
stylish stockholm travel guide

Where to eat in Stockholm:

There`s definitely no shortage of good food in Stockholm. Prices are similar to London however the alcohol is much, much more expensive. Definitely not the place to go for getting wasted.
One interesting concept in Stockholm is that most Michelin star restaurants have a more affordable, relaxed sister restaurant next to it that still has delicious food but a more relaxed atmosphere, often with shared tables.
  • Speceriet serving Nordic cuisine was one of our favourites of the trip 
stylish stockholm travel guide
Beautiful deer at Speceriet
  • Kyptin in the Old Town is a great choice for Swedish classics. I recommend the lovely fish stew.
  • Oaxen Slip for Sunday lunch
  • Restaurant AG for meat lovers
Things to do in Stockholm:
  • Visit the colourful streets of Stockholm`s Old Town 
  • Take a morning stroll through Ostermalmshallen market
  • Go for drinks and dancing in Berns where you`ll find plenty of bars & clubs
  • Do a bit of vintage shopping at in the morning at Hornstullsmarknad and enjoy a snack from the amazing food trucks there
stylish stockholm travel guide
  • For tourist attractions don`t miss Stockholm`s Town Hall, the Nobel Museum, and the Royal Palace
  • Have a relaxing spa day at Centralbadet, Sturebadet spa, or at the extremely cool Japanese spa Hasseludden Yasuragi 
  • Shopping: the shopping in Stockholm is amazing although definitely not cheap. My favourite areas were Norrmalmstorg, and the Sofo area of Sodermalm
  • If you`re staying longer than a weekend take a day trip outside the city to visit some of the other beautiful islands part of Stockholm archipelago
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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Belgravia Sushi: Uni Restaurant Review

Uni is a small Peruvian and Japanese fusion restaurant in Victoria. The decor is slightly weird and doesn`t really feel like Peruvian or Japanese, or not even a fusion between the two but the food was good which the most important thing. The menu consists of loads of small dishes and sushi and sashimi sets making it perfect for sharing.
My boyfriend and I shared the sushi set - especially loved the prawn, the butterfish and hamachi. 
uni belgravia
Salmon tacos were one of the highlights of the night. Loved the crunchiness of the tortilla with the salmon.
uni belgravia
Seaweed salad was unexpectedly good considering I don`t usually like seaweed but I really enjoyed this one.
uni belgravia
Yellowtail was very fresh and delicious, a favourite alongside the salmon tacos.
uni belgravia
Prawn tempura was the main low of the night, the batter was a bit too heavy and oily for my taste and didn`t compare with the amazing tempura we`ve had in Japan.
uni belgravia

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Travel in Style: Stockholm Photo Diary

We spent a long weekend in Stockholm and it was everything I was expecting and more. Great atmosphere, food, cool designs and amazing, minimalistic fashion. Definitely hoping to go back at some stage to visit some of the other beautiful islands from the Stockholm archipelago. 
Will be posting a mini guide to the city next week with my favourite restaurants and things to do, till then enjoy the photos :).
stockholm travel guide
Beautiful indoor market with loads of fish, vegetables, and a few restaurants. 
stockholm market
stockholm market
stockholm market
stockholm old town
The old town is full of good restaurants, gift shops, and cute, colourful streets. 
stockholm old town
stockholm old town
stockholm old town
stockholm old town
A cozy restaurant in the Old Town where I had a delicious fish stew.
stockholm old town
stockholm old town
stockholm food
On Sunday morning we headed towards the Hornstulls market and although the market was a bit small there were some delicious food trucks from where we grabbed some fish tacos and ate them next to the water. 
stockholm market
stockholm market
stockholm market

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Rivea at the Bulgari Restaurant Review

The Rivea restaurant is located in a beautiful setting inside the luxurious Bulgari Hotel in London. The food is inspired by the French and Italian riviera, all the ingredients are super fresh and the cooking is beautiful. The plates are however very small so if you`re really really hungry I would suggest getting 1 more dish. 
We started off with a sea bass carpaccio with pine nuts which was lovely but kinda missed a bit of spiciness.
rivea restaurant review
I much preferred the marinated anchovies the boy had which were very fresh and light.
rivea restaurant
For the pasta course we had the potato, sage, and parmesan gnocchi which were definitely the best gnocchi I`ve had. So fluffy and light I could have had 3 more plates of this. The crispy parmesan complemented the dish so well. 
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The boy had the ricotta and aubergine ravioli which was cooked beautifully and went really well with the saltiness of the olives.
rivea london
For mains I had the beef fillet which was yummy. Especially loved the sauce. 
rivea london
We`ve also went for the lobster and artichokes because who doesn`t love lobster?! Very meaty and perfectly cooked, only wish there was more of it!
rivea london
For dessert we went with the tiramisu and although nice it didn`t blow us away like the rest of the dishes. 
rivea london
Overall rating: 15/20
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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The Perfect Suit for Women

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suit for women
suit for women
suit for women
(Asos white blazer, H&M stripped top, Asos flare trousers, Chanel bag)

Combining in this outfit two separates from two different suits- a white masculine jacket with flared black trousers. This outfit kinda reminds of something pulled straight of Annie Hall. I love masculine clothing, clean cuts, and classic fabrics and colours. This Chanel bag has become one of my favourites but I can`t help thinking what did women used to carry in their bag in the 60s and 70s?! Although the bag is beautiful it`s not really much you can fit inside - phone, money, keys and that`s about it. For me that`s massive downsizing as I`m usually carrying a large shopping bag with notebooks, water, wallet, snacks, headphones, charger, and so on. I even found once a lost spoon! Having to quickly switch between a large handbag and a tiny one was a bit of a challenge at first- should I take the spoon or the headphones? do I even need water or snacks? And although I`m getting better at it I still try to occasional chocolate bar...hey, a girl needs her snacks. I think I`m gonna use this as an excuse for buying another larger Chanel bag :)
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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

How to style a lace dress

As the party season is fast approaching I`ve teamed up with George to show you a few ideas on how to style their amazing and affordable range of party dresses. They have a wide range of different types of styles however I went with a personal favourite of mine for evenings: the lace dress.
The Italian goddess LBD
Teamed up a very flattering V-neck little black dress with large, statement earrings, a nude lipstick and of course a pair of classic Louboutins for a look straight out of an Italian 60s movie.
how to style a lace dress
The young and romantic look
Perfect for date night, girls night out, a bright pink lace dress paired with a sleek white jacket, nude heels and bag, and natural makeup.  
how to style a lace dress
The vintage look
For an Audrey Hepburn inspired look I`ve picked a classic dress shape in a beautiful red colour to which I`ve added a chunky necklace, kitten heels, and this intricate vintage purse. 
how to style a lace dress
The classic look
Letting the dress do the talking here with soft Jimmy Choos, a red lippy, and a classic handbag. Loving the delicate lace details on this dress on the shoulders and the ribcage. 
how to style a lace dress

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