Stockholm, Sweden
Isabel, 35
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a jeweller. When I came to Stockholm I quit my old job and I decided to follow my dreams. It was the most exciting step I've taken so far and I don't regret anything!!!

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

F*ck you from Lilly Allen, F*ck it ( I don't want you back) from Eamon, F*ck you from CeeLo Green... and so on. Last time I was broken hearted I would put all this songs in repeat and they made me stronger!! :D

What are the best TV shows of all time?

The Simpsons, Friends and GoT. I just can't believe it's over again and we have to wait so much for the next season!!! It happened so fast!!!

Name some spots in Stockholm that are good for a Tinder date.

I don't use Tinder anymore but if I did I would go to any of the many cozy cafés that you can find in Gamla Stan like KaffeKoppen or Café Lazy House.

Who’s your hero and where in Stockholm would you take them out for a serious hang?

My dad is my hero and I wish he comes to visit me soon so I can show him this beautiful city!!!

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

From Zara to Acne going through small less known and artisan shops, I like to collect special pieces that last. I try to be myself and keep my own style but I don't mind learning from new trends and keep what suits me.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

I don't like to ban, I am very open to new people, places or spots...

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

I would go to the sauna every week cause I find it fun and healthy, but I never have time!

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Stockholm and where did you get it?

I have to say that I haven't tried this one but there's always a small truck, Helldog, in Gamla that sells the most spicy hot dogs in the world. At least that is what the guy there claims, and the most spicy one is called Harakiri, and he makes you sign a contract in which he says he is not responsible for any damage it may occur if you eat the hot dog...

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Stockholm that you particularly like?

Sempre is an Italian coffee shop that I love. It is very small and they have the best coffee I have tried in Stockholm!

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Stockholm? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

We went to Punk Royale and I think it was quite an expensive dinner but it was a gift so I don't know exactly how much was it. I really enjoyed the whole experience and I don't wanna tell you what we ate cause it's part of the charm of the dinner!!

What restaurant in Stockholm looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Punk Royale!

Where can you get the best cocktail in Stockholm? Which one do you like?

I love Tjoget, my favourite cocktail is Negroni... I want one now!

Where would you take your partner in Stockholm if you wanted to really pamper them?

I would go to the sauna in Hellasgården and get a full body massage after :)

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Saltlakrits. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. It's the most gross thing I have ever tried. Salty liquorish. No need to say more.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Stockholm?

Cannot think of anywhere overrated in Stockholm... if I don't like one place I just don't come back...

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Stockholm?

In my opinion Stockholm is quite a small city where everything is known by almost everyone, and I cannot think of any place that is underrated!

What are the Stockholm spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

I love Gamla Stan, I will always tell the first-time visitors to get lost there cause I think it is just charming. I also love Skeppsholmen, it is such a beautiful island! And I would tell them to go to have dinner to a viking restaurant, if they want to do the tourist then they should go all in!!

Tomorrow’s your last day in Stockholm. How do you spend it?

I would try to reunite all my friends and go to a bar to have some beers. Then we would see where the beers take us cause there's always something fun to do here! They are the thing I would miss the most if I were leaving Stock, and for sure I would be coming back to Stockholm so I would keep it simple!

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I love to discover new places everytime I go on vacation but I would always go back to Italy. There's soooo much to do, their history, the cities and small villages, the coast and the Islands, the food, omg the food there is amazing, plus they are very similar to Spanish people, and I am Spanish so I always kind of feel like home! Also, I would always go back to Madrid and during summer I would go sailing to Ibiza and Formentera <3 <3 <3

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