Stockholm, Sweden
Rebecka, 31
Interior Architect
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a interior architect, and are working with workplace interior at Spectrum architects. To be able to influence peoples' everyday life during work is amazing! The last couple of projects were I have been involved in have had a high environmental approach, which is really interesting. Because of that I have developed a environmental focused library at the studio with contains fabrics and products that are either natural, recycled or have some kind of certificate. I love study how people move, behave and interact with the environment, and to create interiors that support us as humans.

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

Even if you have a bad day or a broken heart I try to listen to music that are empowering and give me strength. In my ears it would be swedish artist Tove Lo - Cool girl!

What are the best TV shows of all time?

70's show, Downton Abbey and Game of thrones.

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

Activities is the best for a date and either it would be a walk through Söder Mälarstrand that has a amazing view. Or I would go to Ugglan at Södermalm that is a gaming place.

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

My all time favorite hero characters is Yoda or Han Solo from Star Wars. A Serious hang with Yoda would be at Yogayama, Östermalm. And some fun with Han Solo would be sharing drinks at the Vampire lounge at Södermalm.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I love swedish brands like Rodebjer, the perfect location were they have picked out the best labels is at Grandpa at Södermalm or City.

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

Hope I never will be caught dead anywhere!

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

Actually it is taking the car by night and just drive through the city! Then you really feel you live in a big city, and all the different kinds of houses in Stockholm is so beautiful specially if you drive from Södermalm-Östermalm to Lidingö.

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

Aifur at Gamla Stan that is a viking restaurant. They cook everything in the way scandinavians ate during the Viking era. There I ate the heart of a smoked deer heart.

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

Yes, the Vampire lounge is a hidden place in the heart of Södermalm. It is a underground club with the best drinks!

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?

A place I often come back for celebrations is a restaurant called 'Trattoria' at Norr Mälarstrand. The place is beautiful seated and has a unique toscan-swedish interior and nice food! A 3 course meal costs around 900 kr for one person. The one hotel I am aiming for a visit right now is a place called 'Ett hem' at Östermalm. It is one of the most luxurious hotel with unique scandinavian interior.

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

My local hamburgeria Omericks in Liljeholmen.

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

Vampire passion at the Vampire lounge! Or Imaginarium at Pharmarium.

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

To a restaurant at Norr Mälarstrand called Trattorian. They have really good swedish-italian food and nice interior.

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

Swedish candy and kanelbulle! I would by candy from Caramella at Hötorget and get a kanelbulle from the Östermalm market hall.

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

The new hotel and bar 'At six' in the city. The interior is super nice, but not enough people and the drinks are pricy.

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

Hiking at Tyresö or visit Bögs gård, which is a farmer family who has a open house and a cafe in Sollentuna.

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

A visit to the Wasa museum, Svenkt tenn shop and café at Sturekatten.

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

I would take a afternoon tea at Svenskt tenn.

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

At my grandmothers place in the north of Sweden. The north of sweden is another mentality then Stockholm. People is more nice and calm. :)

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