Fika is the Swedish term for taking a break to enjoy coffee with a pastry and is a custom I quickly adopted.  Kardemummabullar and kanelbullar (cardamon and cinnamon rolls) are the perfect accompaniment to fresh brewed coffee any time of day! Two favorite spots are Mellqvist Kaffebar in Södermalm (favorite of Mikael Blomqvist as well as his creator Stieg Larsson) and Snickarbacken 7 in central Stockholm. The … Continue reading Fika-licious

Short and Sweet – Summer in Stockholm

If good things come in small packages, then summer in Stockholm definitely qualifies.  Even before the autumnal equinox, leaves are turning and mornings are cool. Nonetheless, September may be the best time to visit as the cruise ships have departed and the crowds have thinned.  Central Stockholm spreads across 14 islands whose bridges provide magnificent vistas of old world buildings and  busy waterways. There are a … Continue reading Short and Sweet – Summer in Stockholm