Date Archives August 2017

Sneakersnstuff sneakers and streetwear

Nike or adidas, Asics or New Balance? Doesn’t matter. Sneakersnstuff got you covered.

If you’re a true sneakerhead you already know about Sneakersnstuff. If not, we’ve got some great news if you’re planning a trip to Stockholm. This is one of the most exciting sneaker shops in the world and a great place to start your shoe collection.

We have too many shoe boxes in the hallway of our apartment. Most of them contain Fabian’s selection of adidas NMD_, but Amanda has a few pairs as well. Even though we don’t have any more space (according to Amanda), we like to visit Sneakersnstuff to browse through the latest drops from the big sneaker and streetwear brands.

Sneakersnstuffis is the Mecca for sneakerheads in Sweden. They first opened in 1999 and has also opened stores in Berlin, London and Paris. Over the years, they’ve been given the opportunity to collaborate with big brands like adidas, Converse, New Balance, Puma, Asics, Reebok, and Vans, to design exclusive sneakers that sell out in the blink of an eye. Bring your sleeping bag a couple of days before their next shoe drop, or accept that you will have to pay up once they hit eBay.

Award-winning store

In 2009 Sneakersnstuff won a grand slam at Modegalan, an annual fashion award show hosted and curated by Habit, the largest magazine for the fashion biz in Scandinavia. They also received the Online Retailer of the Year Award, the Young Fashion Store of the Year Award  and the most desirable award of them all—the Fashion Store of the Year.

“If any store was going to be crowned king of collabs, the title would hands down go to Swedish duo Erik and Peter at Sneakersnstuff.”Sneaker Freaker Magazine


Åsögatan 124, Stockholm
Website and webshop
Mon to Fri 11:00–18:30
Sat 11:00–18:00
Sun 12:00–17:00


Svenska: Om du ska till Stockholm och vill shoppa så ska du absolut inte missa Sneakersnstuff, en av världens bästa sneaker- och streetwearbutiker. Vi brukar alltid titta in när vi är i det här området av Södermalm, trots att Amanda tycker att Fabian redan har alldeles för många lådor med skor i hallen.

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Hornstull’s Marknad flea market

Food trucks and someone’s old armchair

Looking to do some local and sustainable shopping, while also getting something to eat? Then just go to Hornstull’s Market in Södermalm. There’s something for everybody—whether you’re into vintage clothes or street food.

On the weekends, we usually get up quite early and hit the gym (Fabian) or yoga studio (Amanda), and then meet up to get something to eat. Last weekend wasn’t different, with the exception that Amanda was in Norway hiking with her family. If you follow us on Instagram (you really should), you know that she promised pictures of burgers. And I didn’t want to disappoint, so I jumped on my bike and headed west in Södermalm. I met up with some friends at Hornstull’s Market—a classic flea market where you can browse through stalls packed with antiques, art, design, and vintage clothes. But we mainly came here to eat our way through the food trucks lined up along the waterside.

The market takes place every Saturday and Sunday, from the first weekend in April to the last weekend in September, and when the weather gods are in a good mood, you will have to elbow your way through the hip crowd.

As goes for the halloumi burger, it actually wasn’t mine. I went for the smoked brisket from Brisket & Friends, the closest thing to a Texas experience you can get this side of the Atlantic.
Well, probably. I haven’t been to Texas—yet.

The vision

The people behind the initiative have the vision to make Stockholm a more fun city, and they definitely live up to that vision.


Hornstulls strand 4, Stockholm
Saturday & Sunday 11:00–17:00

Svenska: Om du gillar streetfood och loppisfynd ska du ta dig till Hornstulls marknad på Södermalm. Vi brukar oftast börja våra helger med att gå och träna och sen möta upp våra vänner här för att äta något tillsammans. Öppet varje lördag och söndag, från april till sista september.

Urban Deli rooftop bar

A Stockholm rooftop bar (and park)

Sweden is slowly getting back to rhythm after the summer vacation, but we aren’t ready to declare summer dead just quite yet. We know we have a couple of long, dark months ahead of us so we just have to make the most out of the bit of sunlight we have left. So last week Amanda suggested we should go to Urban Deli’s rooftop bar on Sveavägen to catch up with some friends over drinks.

Man, it’s hard to put this place in a category. When you walk through the doors on the ground floor, you’ll find a café, restaurant, lounge, and a food hall. Oh yeah, there’s a fricken’ hotel too! But do you have to put a label on it? The answer is probably no, right? Let’s just say that it’s a great meeting place for every hour of the day, every day of the week. This is a where you bring your friends, colleagues, a hot date, your parents, or even your dentist if you have that kind of relationship.

The main reason we chose this fine establishment for this evening’s social event can be found on the 9th floor. Up there, Stockholm goes New York with a bar placed in the midst of a roof park inspired by the High Line in Manhattan (just with fabulous views of Stockholm’s rooftops instead of the Empire State Building iconic contribution to the world’s most famous skyline). If you have a dinner reservation in a few hours but need something to eat you can order smaller meals like salad bowls, meat trays, or other snacks, at the bar.

The main reason we chose this fine establishment for this evening’s social event can be found on the 9th floor.

It gets crowded when the weather is nice so the waiting line to the elevator gets quite long, so it’s a good idea to get there early. Sign up on the waiting list on their website about 15 minutes before you arrive, grab a drink in the bar and wait for your turn to go up. We were lucky enough to find a couple of seats—which NEVER happens—where we could sit and catch the last rays of the late summer sun and pretend that our vacation wasn’t over.

Three different locations

Urban Deli started at trendy Nytorget in Södermalm, a hipstery all-in-one-facility with the vision to contribute to a better, easier and happier food life. They later opened another branch in Hammarby Sjöstad and finally on Sveavägen 44—their third and biggest project to date.


Sveavägen 44, Stockholm
Website
Mon–Tues 07:00–23:00
Wed–Sat 07:00–01:00
Sunday 07:00–23:00

Svenska: Om du tar dig till Sveavägen så hittar du en av Stockholms absolut bästa takbarer. På nionde våningen har Urban Deli skapat en oas inspirerad av High Line in New York.

Papercut bookstore

Something to read on a rainy day

Since 2008, Papercut has been offering a unique selection of exclusive magazines, books, movies and other things to people with particular interests such as fashion, art, literature, design, film, or music. This is the perfect stop when you want to pick something up for a rainy day.

Looking for a cultural shopping experience in Stockholm? What’s better than spending a day curled up on your couch with a good book, listening to the late summer rain pouring down? B.I.N.G.O.—absolutely nothing. We never leave Papercut empty-handed, because it’s just impossible to not find something you absolutely want (even if Amanda might say that we already have too many cookbooks or high-end lifestyle magazines carefully placed somewhere to be seen by our guests).

You’ll find Papercut on Krukmakargatan in Södermalm, right next door to hip and trendy stores like Nitty Gritty, Our Legacy, and Uniforms for the Dedicated. The owners’ ambition is to be the ultimate store for people who consider fashion, art, design, music, and film to be an important part of their life. One could say it’s the “hipster’s bookstore”, but that’s too easy. The nerdiness of this store is raw and beautiful, and you can be sure to find a book about something that you care deeply about—or the perfect gift for someone you care deeply about.


Krukmakargatan 24-26, Stockholm
Website
Mon–Fre 11:00–18:30
Saturday 11:00–17:00
Sunday 12:00–16:00

Svenska: Papercut är paradiset för alla som är intresserade av konst, mode, litteratur, design, film eller musik. Här hittar du exklusiva magasin, böcker, filmer och annat som du kan fördriva tiden med under regniga dagar.

Rosendal’s Garden

FARM TO FORK IN DJURGÅRDEN

When we want to get away from the city stress without actually going too far away, we head out to Rosendals Trädgård for a more relaxing—and less hectic—atmosphere.

We both live and work in the city, and now and then we feel the need to recharge. Rosendal’s Garden is an oasis located on the beautiful Djurgården island, and the easiest way to get there is catching the tram from Kungsträdgården or the ferry from Slussen. You could either bring your own picnic basket and roll out a big blanket in the orchard, or get something freshly made from café’s artisanal bakery. Everything is made from organic and biodynamic ingredients that most likely was harvested in their own garden.  They also have a farm shop and a plant shop if you’re looking to bring a bit of green to your home.

Since 1982, the Rosendal Garden Foundation runs the garden with the purpose to widen the public interest and knowledge of biodynamic gardening and landscaping. They hold courses and other activities in cooking and gardening, as well as harvest markets, guided tours, seminars, and art exhibitions.

Rosendal’s Garden is a driver of the farm to fork concept and the harvest of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruits are used in the garden café and wood fired bakery.Rosendals Trädgård


Rosendalsvägen 38, Stockholm
Monday closed
Tues–Sun 11:00–16:00
Check their website for season hours

Kaffebar café

Grab a fika in Södermalm.

Kaffebar is a true gem when you are in desperate need of a good cup of coffee. Sit down, read a magazine, scroll through your Instagram feed, or talk with some nice locals—or do absolutely nothing at all. It’s all up to you.

Don’t be fooled by the humble surroundings of Bysistorget—this coffee bar is a nice stop when you need a refill of energy in the form of caffeine and sugar after some shopping in Södermalm. Kaffebar translates into Coffee Bar, and it would be quite weird if they didn’t serve great coffee. Don’t worry, they do. However, Amanda points out that tea drinkers might have better use of their money somewhere else. If you for some reason don’t drink coffee you can treat yourself with something from their selection of tasty sandwiches, snacks, and pastries delivered from Valhallabagariet, one of the best bakeries in Stockholm.

When the sun finally appears, which it seldom does in this country, the outdoor area will be packed with all kinds of people in all ages. There’s a minimalistic and easy vibe with a strong sense of culture lingering in the air, making it a popular hangout for artists, poets, and musicians.

We recommend you to not come here with an empty stomach. It’s more the type of place where you catch up with an old friend over a fika (a word you will come to love), or when you want a place to sit with your laptop to work on that novel you’ve never taken the time to write. If you get here early, start your morning with a small breakfast while watching Stockholm wake up and go to work through the large windows facing Hornsgatan.

Watch the cherry blossoms

Each spring, the cherry blossoms right outside turn this gloomy street into a display of floral fireworks. But the peak bloom period lasts only a few days, and precisely when it happens varies each year.

Bysistorget 6, Stockholm
Mon–Fre 07:00–18:00
Sat—Sun 09:00–18:00