Christoffers Blommor – Flowers and Plants

Beautiful autumn flowers at Södermalm

A new season calls for new flowers! This fall I adorn my home with beautiful plants and flowers from Christoffers Blommor. This charming whole-in-the-wall flower shop located on Södermalm and in Gamla Stan offers anything from gorgeous outdoor plants, cut flowers, pretty pots, amazing olive trees and fig plants.

Photo taken from Christoffers Blommor’s Facebook page.

Södermannagatan 21, 116 40 Stockholm

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Nytorget 6 – The Neighborhood Restaurant

Neighborhood Restaurant at Södermalm

Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks, Nytorget 6 is equally popular regardless of the hour. The restaurant is crowded and the ambiance is vibrant. You’ll find a mix of middle aged women in yoga pants swinging by on their way home next to business men in suites and people getting ready for a night out. I catch up with friends and family over an omelet and French fries (their fries are perfection) and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Mid-week, Saturday or Sunday – Doesn’t matter!

Nytorget 6, 116 40 Stockholm

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Stikki Nikki – Ecological Ice Cream

Ecological Ice Cream at Nybrogatan

No colorants or artificial taste enhancer. Stikki Nikki’s ecological ice cream contains only clean ingredients such as raw sugar, organic milk and are flavored with tasty organic chocolate, fruits or homemade caramel – just the way I like it! My favorite is their creamy avocado ice cream. Luckily for me they just opened up a new shop around the corner from Hotel Diplomat.

Foto taken by Daniel Lagerborn.

Nybrogatan 43, 114 39 Stockholm

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Koloni Yogayama – Raw Food & Yoga

Mornings with Yoga and delicious raw food

Sunday mornings are for Yoga and raw food! Yogayama is the place I go to for an hour of body strengthening and relaxation – the best way to prepare myself for a new week! My morning routine is completed with a super healthy and delicious breakfast at Koloni who recently opened up in my favorite Yoga center. Smoothies, raw-wraps, juices, vegan salads and birdsong, exactly what I need after an energizing session of Yoga!

Jungfrugatan 8, 114 44 Stockholm

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André Wolff

27 October – 22 November

Kings of Farao is a photographic landscape project, which revolves around the interplay between nature and man. The project was shot near the lighthouse – Farao – in Capri Island, a place that becomes the meeting point of the local youth during summer. Youngsters spend their days there, challenging themselves in heroic battles involving the four elements, becoming one with their natural habitat, appropriating space and time like only kings can do.

The project was realized by awards from Hasselblad Foundation and San Michele Foundation, including a month long residence at the renowned Villa Axel Munthe, in Anacapri. In addition, the photo project was awarded publication grants from Längmanska Kulturfonden and the book – Kings of Farao – was released in 2016.

YNOIR Earphones

YNOIR’s earphones are now on sale in our reception! A combination of modern technology and the craftsmanship of fine jewelry – the earphones are available in yellow, rosé and White 18-carat plated gold. Choose between exotic names like Cool Grey, Deep Blues and Warm Orange.


Filippa K – Scandinavian Fashion

 Minimalistic, trendy yet timeless

This is the dress that I’ll be wearing this October! Modern, trendy, yet timeless pieces of high quality – my wardrobe is filled up with clothing from my favorite brand, Filippa K. I stop by their store on Grev Turegatan and I don’t leave emptied handed. Their stylish stores completes their minimalistic and sophisticated collections and gives me serious cravings for this upcoming season. An extra plus is their focus on sustainability, aiming to create minimal footprint on the environment.

Grev Turegatan 18, 114 46 Stockholm

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Bernie’s – Cocktails in Stockholm

Tasty cocktails in a Stylish Townhouse

It’s a Gin Gin Situation – this sweet viol, rosemary and lemony cocktail is one of my absolute favorites! Add to that an open-air courtyard, a fashionable crowd and you have all you need for a winning Saturday night out. I’m coming here with my friends to listen to great music and to enjoy tasty cocktails into the early hours. Bernie’s is the New York inspired bar hidden in a stylish Townhouse, go there!

Norrlandsgatan 24, 111 43 Stockholm

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Fotografiska – Contemporary Photography Art

 Photography Art and Rock ‘n’ Roll

If you’re into Contemporary photography art and Rock ‘n’ Roll, you simply must pay Anton Corbijn’s exhibition at Fotografiska a visit. Between 16 September and 4 December, the renowned photographer exhibits his latest work 1-2-3-4, celebrating and displays his work in the music world. Did you know that Fotografiska also have an Award-winning restaurant? The menu is exciting, focused on green, ecological and local produce. Put that on your to-do list this autumn!

Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm

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Meet our CEO Lina!

There’s something about September – the days of summer are coming to an end and new routines are coming into place. It’s also a great month to explore all that the city has to offer before the winter hits. Most outdoor terraces are still open and we take the opportunity to soak in the last bits of the mild air and bright evenings.

Welcome to Lina’s Favorites! My name is Lina Gabrielson and I’m the CEO at Hotel Diplomat. In my blog, I will share my recommendations of things to see and do, and  my favorite places in Stockholm. Outdoor exhibitions, picking flowers and late night cocktails with friends – here are my hidden gems and must-sees this September!