Risk Takes Stockholm
Where the Summer sun stays up long and rises even earlier, Stockholm has become a city where fashion, the arts, technology, innovation, and a progressive lifestyle all seem to merge and cohesively exist. The calm and scenic streets give a nostalgic and rather homey feel, juxtaposed with the feeling of optimism and success that a big city provides.
Whether wondering the creative, diverse, and cool kid Södermalm district, or taking a stroll through Gamla Stan, home of some of Stockholm’s most precious views and museums, the city throughout boasts a cool and compact metropolitan feel with plenty of room to look, breathe, and live.
Inspired by Stockholm and the Scandinavian lifestyle, the city sparked the next theme and chapter of Risk, "Statement Simplity". Minimalist, clean, functional, yet without sacrificing style and personality, the soon to be Risk III is a testament of modern simplicity infused with detailed vibrance.
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Where to Stay:
Tucked away on the plush and romantic island of Skeppsholmen, the hotel truly is the definition of a modern oasis. The renovated historical structure built in 1699 offers the best in both accessibility and exclusivity with a 10-minute walk from the bustle of central Stockholm, while also boasting tranquil unobstructed waterfront views, as well as the famed Olde Towne district. The casually luxurious hotel hosts the best in modern Scandinavian design, while maintaining it’s historical past as originally built intended to house Royal Marines of Karl XII.
Did we mention the breakfast? The buffet breakfast is one that will have you happily waking up at 6am to attend, nonetheless a picture-perfect setting on the outdoor lanai area with waterfront and lush garden views.
Where To Go:
If your looking for beautiful, impressive, intellectual and eye opening photo exhibition, Fotografiska is the place to go. From fashion legends such as Greta Garbo and David LaChapelle, to photographer Nick Brandt recording the devastating impact of man in places where animals used to roam, the museum features a broad spectrum of artists, constantly bringing in new exhibitions. Located near the waterside with a view on Djurgarden and Gamla Stan, paired with the historic and modernized architecture make it a perfect meeting place to celebrate contemporary photography.
Located a short drive away from center Stockholm surrounded by the beautiful Hagaparken Park, the royal estate sits gracefully in all of its Swedish Gustavian glory. Built for and by the late King of Sweden Gustav III, the palace possesses features architecturally ahead of it’s time as built in 1787. During the summer months, enjoy the interiors of the Gustav III Pavilion as much of the estate displays Gustav’s original impressive antique furniture and art collections.
If you fancy a day or night of ballet or opera, or don’t mind basking in extreme royal opulence, The Royal Swedish Opera House should be at the top your list. Whether taking a guided tour of the venue, or visiting as a member of the audience, history and culture truly exudes from the walls throughout. Head backstage, and learn about Sweden’s “King of Opera” King Gustav III and his passion for the arts that led to his fatal death in this very building.
Where to Eat & Party
Stockholm has no shortage of cuisine, with a casually cool and chic setting to top it off. Whether you’re looking for a boozy brunch, or a sophisticated night out, Stockholm offers a wide variety of options to appease guests in taste, setting and ambiance.
Experience brunch at Långa Raden at the Skeppsholmen hotel for fresh Swedish cuisine with a 21st century flare. Cold-smoked salmon paired with the waterfront and Olde Town views are a perfect combination on a Sunday morning.
If your in the mood to enjoy the “scene” and be seen, dinner at Mälarpaviljongen is a perfect balance of dining and relaxing. The floating seaside restaurant is a Summer favorite, a place to unwind and meet a couple of new friends over a cocktail. Seasonal Only.
If you’ve ever imagined going to one enormous bar and nightclub under a bridge in the middle of a metropolitan city, Trädgården is your dream come true. Whether your in the mood to hang out under the open city lights for a festival feel, or go inside one of the venues dark dancehalls, Trädgården has something for almost everyone.
Villa Godthem is the perfect place to enjoy an authentic and traditional Swedish cuisine in it's full glory. Built in 1874, the building hosts all the character and charm one could imagine, while boasting garden and river views as it sits on the Djurgården canal. Swedish favorite's Toast Skagen and Plankstek are a hit for a reason, and surely won't disappoint at Villa Godthem.
Whether wanting to grab a quick lunch, dinner, or just indulge in pastries and desserts alike, Broms Karlaplan has something for everyone. Situated in one of the trendiest areas of Stockholm, the venue possesses both comfort and class with sophisticated artwork and decor, but also mantaining a level of ease and relaxation. After having a bite of risotto or a rack of lamb, make sure to leave enough room for the most important part, the dessert menu.
Where to Shop:
The now iconic Acne Studios was founded in the city of Stockholm, and the brands headquarters and flagship doesn’t disappoint. The Scandinavian statement minimalism design and influence is front and center not only when it comes to the look, feel, and appearance of the architecture and setting, but infused into the brands message of details, layers, functionality, statement color, and clean lines. Where else better to pick up that statement pink bag, than where the brand was born.
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