Saturday, July 6, 2013

TorontoVerve in Stockholm!

[Historical buildings at Stortorget Square, Gamla Stan (the Old Town), Stadsholmen Island]

Our trip to the capital city of Sweden was an unforgettable experience! We absolutely loved Stockholm's architecture -- rich with character and design.

Stockholmers are very big on healthy living. The popular trend of outdoor public gyms and cycling culture was inspiring -- so much so that we eagerly hopped on the very affordable and convenient Stockholm City Bikes when touring the city.

But we were mostly amazed by the people, who were extremely friendly and approachable. Not long after Dorothy and I opened a map, someone would offer to help us.

[Designed by Lena M Sweden]

We were in awe seeing the fully intact 17th Century ship, Vasa, at the Vasa Museum. The ship itself was simply amazing, and the museum's exhibitions about its story and occupants were extremely engaging and informative. If you're ever in Stockholm, it's a must-see.

We also stopped by Fotografiska to see the Motohiko Odani installation and Helmut Newton exhibit and were impressed by the artists' work and the centre's appreciation for contemporary photography.

And of course, what trip to Stockholm would be complete without a visit to the ABBA Museum! It's an interactive and incredible tribute to Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid.

And what can I say about Stockholm's street style? It was fantastic. Looking for street style can be a painstaking task, but in Stockholm, it was effortless. The men's fashion was especially spectacular. Their suits were colourful and well-tailored. The women's fashion was hip and elegant.

Stockholm is a street style blogger's dream.

Enjoy this week's feature of Stockholm street style.

- Nigel.

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