Local of the Week: Stockholm
Sara Othman, 27, lives south of Stockholm (Sköndal) Hey, hope you don´t mind stopping for a chat. Where are you off to? I’m on my way to work, at Stureplan. So… the very nice area in the city! Do you hang out there much? Like, when you go clubbing etc.? No, not really. I’m mostly at ”söder”, the south of Stockholm (the hipster area). But actually, last Saturday I went to this really nice...
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Swedish food takes the UK by storm
Sales of Swedish food in the UK up by almost 30% since 2006 Swedish food is taking over the UK according to new figures from Statistics Sweden, with high-end shops and supermarkets racing to take advantage of the trend. In the past five years, sales of Swedish foods in the UK have risen by almost 30% and are expected to have rocketed even further in 2011 as mainstream retailers have started to...
Looking ahead: Swedish fashion
London based newspaper The Evening Standard included Swedish fashion in their list of predicted trends for 2012. “There will be no escaping the Swedish invasion set to take place on our high streets next year. Leading the charge is Stockholm-based budget brand Monki. A favourite with Swedish teenagers and fashion-forward Brits who make pilgrimages to Stockholm to get their fast fashion...
Christmas From Sweden 2011
Celebrate a Swedish Christmas with seasonal Christmas music, Swedish mulled wine and gingerbread cookies when the popular Christmas From Sweden concert returns to Wigmore Hall in London on the 23 Dec, at 7 pm. In a programme ranging from traditional Swedish Christmas carols, to classical and jazz, the audience is in for a rare treat. Artists: MARGARETA BENGTSON soprano, harp BENGT...
Top UK bloggers and journalists visit Skåne
With a fabulous food culture, long, sandy beaches and sleek design hotels all within easy reach of the city, Malmö, in southern Sweden, is the ideal destination for those who want a city break. What’s more, with the launch of the only direct flight from the UK (RyanAir) and the festive Christmas markets coming up, Skåne is set to become more popular with UK tourists this winter than ever before....
Swedish Christmas app
Ever wanted to know what Swedish Christmas is really like? Now you’ve got the chance! Mia Karlsson from Skåne in Sweden has invented advent calendar app “the Swedish Christmas” for those eager to experience festive traditions of the Swedes. Starting on December 1 and running up until Christmas Eve, there is a video for each day showing everything from the baking of saffron buns...
Frantzén/Lindeberg at Hedone in London
Hedone’s Mikael Jönsson met popular Stockholm chefs Frantzén/Lindeberg at a guest play in the Chiswick restaurant. Here´s the delicious result. Dorset shrimps by Hedone The blood from the elk and almond potatos with foie gras, nuts and preserved lingonberries by Hedone Wild mushrooms in pine cream served with beurre noisette, preserved pine shoots and thyme by Frantzén/Lindeberg Irish...
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Human rights worker wins Stieg Larsson prize
Fighting for human rights in Nicaragua since being a student, founder and president of CENIDH, Vilma Núñez de Escorcia, has been awarded this year´s Stieg Larsson prize. The prize was founded two years ago by Larsson’s brother and father as well as the Norstedts publisher with the porpose to encourage people or organisations that are fighting racism and oppression. Vilma Núñez de Escorcia is...