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Elin Kling: one girl, one style

Thursday, 31 March 2016

When we have good taste, in general, we can see it at different scales. It is not only about fashion and clothes, but also makeup, haircut, and interior decorative. Our home tells a lot about our personality, as much as our clothing style, even though it can actually say even more, because our home leaves some intimate information - photographs are an open door on our private life, and many people like to hang them to their alls or their chimney. It is why it can be pretty interesting to take a look at how a woman dresses, and also to what her house looks like, how it is decorated, if we can find some similar points between her clothes and her housing. So, I decided to take a look at one woman's place and style, one with good tastes, to take a style lesson, from outfits to sofa. And I choose a well-known Swedish fashion blogger, editor of The Wall, who is as well a journalist, stylist who created her own brand, but also an it-girl familiar to street styles photographers: I talk about Elin Kling. So let's step into her universe, let's discover her world of good tastes, ideal and elegant. 


Sobriety is something I really do value in fashion world, especially when we notice all those eccentric looks that took more and more importance, and so sometimes it is necessary to go down to earth. elfin Kling embodies with a flawless style elegance and simplicity, with basic pieces, must haven she can match with every clothe of her wardrobe. In an interview Elin did say, talking about her style, that she stays really faithful to Scandinavian women's style - even if she is now living in New York. To her, the Scandinavian woman is independent, it is her lifestyle, her way to be, and it does appear in her outfits, minimalistic, like Elin's. As a fashion designer she has created a lot of pieces which became the one she always wears, completely stocking to her style, like long coats - the Chelsea one - or turtle neck sweaters, but always simple, sober, elegant, always going for neutral colors as black, white, beige or kaki. Mainly casual in her looks, jeans are one of her principal asset. Fashion world intends to sometimes burry jeans in the deepest corner of the closet, but not Elin who uses that piece to create casual and rock looks. In a word, she perfectly personifies the Swedish girl, elegant and sober, who doesn't need to be eccentric to feel stylish, rather going for an efficient simplicity. 


We can already say that Elin's minimalistic elegance in her way to dress has completely influenced her house's decoration. Actually, our home is always a reflect of our personality and our tastes, so I wasn't surprised to see an elegant, sophisticated, sober, full of decorative pieces carefully choose and dispatched on furniture of all styles when I stumble upon pictures of her flat. However, this eclecticism isn't an obstacle, and all of those objects and furniture perfectly fit together in the space, and apartment painted with neutral colors and high ceilings which let a lot of room to the owner to easily decorate it his own tastes. It would be easy to blame on Elin Kiling the fact that her apartment looks a lot like it is out of a Swedish decoration magazine. But after all, don't we all wish we had a house straight out of those glazed paper pages? And you actually could by following some simple but effective advices. But first of all, we should be honest and say that Elin Kling is pretty lucky to have such a beautiful apartment, which is a massive asset. Wooden floors, white walls, high ceilings like I said before, decorative chimney at the same time massive by their size but discrete thanks to their white color, elements that add some charm to the space, making out of it something a bit less glazed paper style. Well, the ideal apartment would be a Parisian haussmannien one, with some old mouldings above the doors and lovely white chimney. But even if Elin's apartment is sober and very classic at first, she did dare to add originality with the decoration, to find a perfect style equilibrium. 

Original objects are put on the table like an old revolver and candlesticks, always by pair. Culture is also put at first row, like demonstrate to us the books left on the floor, with some decorative objects between them, put in a spuriously unorganized way. As we said before, fashion is also something pretty much important in Elin Kling's life since she's a fashion blogger and journalist, but also a stylist, and so her love for fashion is present in her apartment. In fact, we can notice the pile of Vogue magazines used as a table for a lamp, or the dully at her bedside where she hangs outfit ideas for the day after or just accessories which need to be transferred to her closet. And so if her apartment seems to be straight out of a decoration magazine, we can say the same for her clothing style, like if Elin Kling was a Swedish lifestyle magazine herself. So here is an idea of what this magazine could looks like...

The dining room is made of a mix between several styles, from leather on the floor and the skull on the wall and wooden chairs, rustic by their material but modern by their shape, paired with a more modern table. And obviously we find the candlesticks and flowers bunch to decorate the table where there is already a selection of candles. 

What's more classic than a white monochromatic look with a flashy lipstick? Here Elin Kling associates a white tee-shirt made of a simple fabric with trousers way more chic and classy. An elegant look which stills sober and casual chic.

Old meets modern in the Scandinavian blogger's living room. Those three coffee tables' assembly creates a dynamic and mobile space on which we can see some curiosities of all times, from a gun to a metal statuette, and others various little trinkets which creates a charming and curious universe, from pipe to cards, and with obviously the emblematic candlesticks. 

It is obvious that Elin Kling's style is built around timeless classics, and then she can associate them to the other pieces of her wardrobe, admittedly frequently sober, but always valorized In this picture, the perfecto and black jeans are part of a wardrobe's essentials. the leather jacket is typical for a rock look, slightly daring and original with the orange sweater which lighten this dark outfit. Like in her apartment, this look is a classic which lighten this dark outfit. Like in her apartment, this look is a classic, with some originality. A mix between classic and measured eccentricity. 

This corridor leading to the bathroom seems to be straight out of an issue of ELLE Decoration. White is the dominant color, and a certain luxury comes out of this refined atmosphere thanks to the marble whom brings an interesting character only added to the elegant doors and tiles.

Elegance. Here is the key word for this last picture. A marble coffee table, golden candlesticks of a modern baroque style, an art-deco plate, Vogue Paris issues and flowers in a vase. Elegance in style mixing. Classic welcomes modernity with some reservations, like in the outfit of thus beautiful home's owner. 

Raphael's Mona Lisa

Sunday, 27 March 2016
Raphael, Young woman at the balcony, 1504, Florence
"Raphael's Mona Lisa"

No, you are not reading wrong, I do talk about Raphael's Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci's one. I know, it is quite strange, but a lot of things are in art. However, it is not a mystery that artists working in the same country, the same area, tended to meet each others to talk about, and criticize, their latest paintings, and art of their time in general. It was also quite regular to have some artists copying their colleagues' paintings to work on their technic, or just to try to achieve something better than them. In Leonardo and Raphael's case it is well-known that they were rivals, both of them trying to be the best painter in Florence wit two completely different styles. But in 1504 Raphael was only a young painter, and his decision to come to Florence was at the time more motivated by learning than rivalry. He actually came ti become Leonardo's apprentice, and copying his master's canvas was an important part of is learning process. However Raphael as in Florence in 1504, so four years before Da Vinci painted his famous Mona Lisa, exhibited at the Louvre. This painting is for sure the better known of Art History, nevertheless the first version of this portrait is also a masterpiece that deserves to be known.

                                Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, 1508, Florence               Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa d'Isleworth, 1504,                  
    Painted in 1504, the year Raphael was in Leonardo da Vinci's studio, this version is for sure the one copied by the student. And once we have established that Raphael's drawing is a copy in his own style of the first Mona Lisa it becomes quite easy to link the two art pieces.
   The composition is quite the same, with the two columns around the woman and the landscape at the second plan. On the two paintings figures have the same attitude, and the faces, different even if took on the same model, have  a lot of things in common, from attitude to the body position. However, Raphael seems to have wanted to work a little bit more the facial expression, and the pencil medium allowed him to do so, putting a lot of details in the face. The student chooses to work the face in a completely different way, and so the beauty is not the same, it is more natural, juvenile and expressive than in Da Vinci's painting. But this is mostly due to the medium, drawing instead of painting, which allows Raphael to add expressivity in his drawing with a lot of features. Leonardo da Vinci's works are however massive master pieces, especially the 1508 painting. His impressive technic and the original composition of the canvas have made of this painting a portrait appart from all others. But Raphael chooses simplicity, and a simple drawing becomes a master piece. Does the student has overtopped his master with a simple drawing? It is up to you to answer this question. 

The university of your dreams

Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Studies anxiety. Who have never known that awful feeling? After all, we must admit, there are some things to stress about. You are going to choose your path, to determine what you are going to do for the rest of your life, and in my view, those complicated decisions need to be taken way too early. When we already have to face those teenagers' issues, our first existential crisis, school's stress. Well, in one of the worst moment of our life, at the moment when we barely know ourselves, everybody wants us to know ourselves at the best and to take decisions that will affect us for a lifetime. When I graduated from high school, I did not know exactly what I wanted to do. Maybe journalist, or director of an art museum, something concerning writing or art, for sure, that was all that I knew. But at seventeen, how can you be sure? And at this question everybody answered me, "you cannot be sure, you will only see later if it was the right decision." And so here I am, four years later, looking at my path, almost without any regret. So in this article I would like to talk about those things, studies, universities, decisions that must be taken, our futures, mostly concerning the Art, Letters and Creation fields in the larger way, to only talk about what I really know. How to chose well your university and your program? How to be sure you are making the right decision? Because now I think we can be sure. Yes of course we can change with years, and want something else in ten years, but if you ask yourself the right questions you can be sure of what you really want, right now. 

    And so let's start with the hardest question everybody is asking us since we started school - yes, it started way too early right? - "What do you want to be later?". And to be honest, I think that we just shouldn't answer this question at all. Or I must say, it shouldn't be the first question asked, especially when we arrived at the age of reason and decisions. To me, the real first question is: Who would you like to be later? A job is not a life. You also have to think about all the rest, about the fellow you want to become, about what you like, your passions, your wishes. It is the only way, the only right way, to find the perfect university and the right program. Ask yourself what are your qualities, your flaws, what you would like to change in ten years, what kind of life you would like to have, where would you like to live, with who, how. All of those questions are necessary, because when you choose a college, you do not only choose a job, you also define who you are going to be later. And by asking yourself those questions, you will be able to understand in a better way which one is the right path, and so all of you anxieties will be resolved. 
    To go back some years ago, when I still was at high school, I knew that I wanted a job in the art and writing field. It is already a good start because I knew what I really liked and that I wanted it to be my occupation. But without rally realizing it I've always been kind of influenced by my family's wishes who encouraged me to do whatever I wanted to do as studies and as a job, therefore I have been lucky enough to ask myself those questions quite early. That is why I started studying Art History and Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva - the same as James Bond, I know, this is insane. I must admit that this choice has mostly been leaded by my will to know better what I wanted to do, to be more precise, and so my first choice was Comparative Literature, Art History was at the time only a plus, not what I was focusing on. But time gone by, and by letting teachers, students, I finally decided to pay more attention to Art History. Therefore, I have instantly started to ponder which job could I have in this field, when I will be graduated with a Bachelor and a Master's degrees in this program. I was only able to think in term of job, not in term of passion. That s the main reason why it is so hard to choose a faculty and our study's field. We do not always know what she really love. You have to take your time, to think seriously about it - not especially during a whole year off like I did, but I must admit that I had a lot of time to ponder and to understand what I should  do to become who I want to be. First of all, define what you like. I don't talk about studies' files, or subjects, but real passions. It can be maths, it can be sharing, it can be writing, literature, nature, well, anything but something you LOVE. Something you want to wake up every single morning for. When this is done, the hardest part is over. I won't lie to you, it can last way longer than an afternoon, it can actually lasts for months of questioning, reflexions, but also fear because we tend too much to think:"there is not a job on earth that fits my passion!". But you are wrong. Especially nowadays, every occupation exists, nothing is impossible, and I especially talk for Art, Letters and Creation's fiels in general. And even if your dram job doesn't exist yet, it is up to you to invent it. Who would have think ten years ago that you could become a professional blogger? Well, the only thing that would keep you from succeed is yourself. and now let's go to the next step. 

    How to well choose your university? Actually it is all about details, and most of them are more important than we would have thought. The first thing to do when you find a college with a program that you like is to check its rank on an international scale, so you will see its position against universities from all over the world. It is easy to find those rankings on internet - Harvard is number one for decades, just in case you were wondering - and then you will have an idea on the value of your diploma. Because actually it can be easy to have good grades after three years in a lost public university, but the name of the faculty written on the top of your degree will be the first thing admission comities for masters or PhD or your future boss will look at. This is something that you must pay attention to, because it is the guarantee that you will first have good teachers, and also a diploma which will have a lot of value. But this is only the first step of this hard path. Because once you have find a good university with a program that you like and good results, you will have to look at this program with an attentive eye. Check the obligatory courses, the options, but also the little stars * which can tell things like "*only available this year, maybe not the next one", or "*only for students attending this program...". Well, look at everything and be attentive! Because there could have been bad surprises. And of course, useless to say that in any program, there will be some obligations that you would like to burry, but it is hard to find one that will fit you as well as Cinderella's glass shoe. So be prepared to face long and hard researches, to compare every program, to be attentive to every details, but most of all to rally ask yourself if you like it, and if you would like to work hard in this program to reach your goals. 
    When this is done, the hardest part will be behind you. But some administrative researches will then have to be done. First of all, where is located your dream's college? It is important to pay attention to your future environment, because going to college is of course studying, but also, most of the time, going far from home and start your life all over in a place you don't know with nothing and nobody familiar. Choose some place you like, a city that you would love to live in, something that appeals you, because you are going to spent a lot of time there and to live a lot of experiences. Choose a place where you will love to live those experiences and where you will live your student's life at the fullest. Finally, other "administrative" point, before taking your final decision, take a loo at the cost of life in this place and also the accommodations cause some cities are full of students, and to find a flat will be the hardest thing. Make yourself a budget and see what you can spend in a year, it will help you to provide what's necessary. 

   So here it is. I think that in this way you will be able to find the perfect university. This method has worked for me even if at the very start I was kind of reluctant to ask myself all of those questions, mainly because I was afraid of the answers. However today I am happy to have faced those issues because I finally know exactly what I want to do and where I want to study. So never be afraid of your ambitions, and just a lovely reminder, if you haven't been admitted in the faculty you have choose, or in whatever school or program, it is ok. You will make it, just in another way. Just keep your dreams in mind. And never forget that university is also a place where you will live incredible moments, meet awesome people. So prepare your departure, but once you have arrived, let some place to the unexpected. It is for sure those moments you haven't planed that will make of your student's life the one you have dreamed of in the perfect university, the one that fits you the best. 

Cover Stories

Sunday, 20 March 2016
In this article I wanted to share some of my favorite fashion magazines covers of the last decade. For me there is no need to have a Hollywood star or the most famous model on a cover to have a good one. It is more about the story the picture tells, the beauty of the photograph, the atmosphere, the aesthetic. And here I would like to share with you some of my favorite covers, ones that make you instantly want to buy the magazine and discover its universe. 

Dans cet article je voudrais partager avec vous certaines de mes couvertures préférées de magazine de mode, paru pendant la dernière décennie. Pour moi, il n'est pas nécessaire d'avoir en couverture une star d'Hollywood ou le dernier mannequin à la mode pour obtenir une couverture inoubliable. Il est en fait plutôt question de l'histoire que la photographie raconte, de sa beauté aussi, de l'atmosphère qui s'en dégage et de son esthétique. Et ici je voudrais vous faire partager mes préférées, des couvertures qui nous donne instantanément envie d'acheter le magazine. 

Harper's Bazaar Greece January 2016

British Vogue January 2016

Vogue Australia June July 2014

Vogue Paris June July 2010

Vogue China June 2013

British Vogue February 2015

L'Officiel Paris August 2010

Vogue Russia March 2008

L'Officiel Paris September 2015

Vogue Russia December 2013

So here is my selection, what would be yours? 


Stockholm Diary

Sunday, 6 March 2016
Stockholm, the queen of the Baltic sea. Scandinavian countries have this power to make us dream like any other place. No, there are no beaches full of white sand, not tropical heat, but the Swedish capital is one of the most marvelous travel destination once we have dare to go there. An indescribable charm blooms off this city, only by its geographical situation, a city made of small islands, linked together thanks to several bridges, crossing a river, or sometimes the salted water of the sea. Cities crossed by waters have got a special charm, we know it thanks to Paris, London, Venice or Amsterdam, but Stockholm seems to get out of the crowd. Its appeal wrap you up, and as soon as you get there, you seem to convert you to the Swedish lifestyle, one that makes the whole world dreams about in either design magazines or wild life ones. When I have visited this city, I have to admit that I didn't expect such a huge and mysterious city. I have been amazed by the huge size of the different islands, and the long distance - by foot - to get from one island to another. But visiting by foot - even if bikes are fine, it is not that easy in a unknown city with crazy traffic - is for sure the best way to have the best look over the city, I highly recommend it. You will be surprised by the small streets of Gamla Stan after you will have walked the large roads of the City center, but then you will breathe again when you will reach the seaside bordered by high colored houses. I guess that you got it know, Stockholm is an historical city, full of marvelous old houses and other buildings, and also the many churches that you can spot far away with their high bell tower ; but it is as well a modern capital, with a lot of start ups, especially on the design and fashion world, with young brands like & Other Stories, a cool city where you can also party. Actually, whoever you are and whatever you like, you will find your place in this city. Hot summer days, freezing winters, salted water and fresh water, city and nature, modernity and tradition, lands and sea, calm and animation... Everybody finds his place in Stockholm, and takes the time to live the Swedish lifestyle, what does mean quietly in effervescent city. 

Vasa Museet  

Stockholm is a city full of museums, and of all genders, which does translate the eclecticism of the Swedish capital. And of course, the city and country's history is something that does take a lot of place, and one of the most important and also curious museum is for sure the Vasa Museet. In this massive building takes place an impressive boat, part of the history of the city, the "Vasa", which sinked in Stockholm peer on August 10th 1628, only few minutes after the boat launch, 1300 meters wandered. You will only be impressed when you will discover this impressive vessel, not a replenishment, but the real one, the authentic wreck, which has been taken of the cold baltic sea. The several levels of the museum let you turn around the boat and discover all of its pieces and parts. The exhibition will also help you understand the history and this tragic event, what was on the boat, and why it has sinked. This museum is a must see, even if you don't really like navigation, it will be interesting and above all impressive to see such a beautiful and old vessel so goodly preserved. A true curiosity!


Vasa Museet is fare from being the only museum of the city of Stockholm. There are a lot of historical museums, and one of them is the Stockholms Stadmuseum, which is actually the museum of the city, whom opened on 1930. There you would be able to see illustrations of the city, but also the several steps it took to build it from 1520 to industrialisation during the 20th century which helped creating a new city center, and so until the Stockholm we know today. A lot of paintings and engravings are exposed in the library of the museum, in order to let you see how the city has changed in five centuries. After that visit you would be sure to know the history of your vacation place! Concerning the history of Sweden, you will have to go to Livrustkammaren museum, country's oldest museum, where are exhibited guns, clothes and coaches, for history's lovers. But Stockholm's museums are not only about history, there are also art museums, like the well-known Moderna Museet, focusing on Swedish art and Scandinavia artist. And one of the most popular museum is for sure the Nordiska Museet. This one os pretty interesting, because it is all about Swedish way of living and Stockholm's inhabitants' lifestyle, known alla round the world today thanks to shops like H&M or Ikea. You have to visit this museum just to see its building. Looking alike a Renaissance's castle, it intends to tell us about Swedish population's life from 1520 until today, focusing on many different topics, like house decoration, fashion, and even plates! Visiting this museum is being invited to discover a culture, and to understand a lifestyle different from everywhere else in the world. Finally, the Dansmuseet is the one dance lovers have to g to, but also for people who loves to see beautiful clothes, costumes and all those things related to theater. You will discover here clothes and tutus wore by emblematic ballerinas, but also a lot of traditional dancing outfits from all around the world.


Welcome to the marvelous world of smoke salmon and cream pastries lovers! It will be a lot about fish in Stockholm's restaurants where you will have lunch or dinner. Salmon with dill or the famous anchovies served with Swedish bread will conquer seafood lovers. But meat lovers haven't been forgotten! Swedish people loves meat, especially rein's meat, very tasty even if at first sight you might be a little bit reticent to eat a rein, but for them it is just like a cow for French or American people, so don't worry. You will also find a lot of traditional dishes, like meatballs made of beed or pork service with mashed-potatoes and cranberries dressing, something that you will find a lot in Sweden, in dishes or simply to eat on bread. Other typical dish, potatoes gratin with onions cooked with cream, and anchovies. Concerning desserts, the most traditional one is for sure a soufflé apple cake served with a cold vanilla cream looking a lot like custard. And of course there are all those pastries full of cinnamon and pastry cream which will let you finish your meal with a sugary touch!

Boat tour

There is nothing more charming, more typical  nor more agreeable than a boat tour between city's islands and the wild coast of the Baltic sea. A lot of cruises are recommended, you will only have to go to the tourists' office to choose yours and buy your tickets. One of the more agreeable is for sure the cruise departing from Gamla Stan little harbor to then follow the city's island until you can't see Stockholm's city centre anymore. Now, you are on the Baltic sea's salty waters, and the landscape will be completely different. Along the sea, on the coast, there are only forests and wild beaches which will make you feel like you are far away from any civilisation, completely lost in a wild countryside. The boat will have to pass some locks, to go from fresh to salty waters, which will make of this tour something even more unforgettable. Take the time to look around and appreciate the visit in this so Nordic quiet. 

The City

Back to Stockholm's beating heart now. It is on this side of Stockholm that you will find all the palaces, the colorful and high houses so impressive and beautiful, but also the business centre, shops and malls, nightcubs and bars, all of those various elements in a space sprinkled with some parks and where water is still one of the most important component, giving this busy place a peaceful side. Kungsträdgården is one of the mythical place of Stockholm, from Spring to Winter times. It is actually the king's old kitchen-garden, today changed into a public park filed with fountains and baks, an oasis of chlorophyll and calm in the middle of the City. At the end of the road whom skirts Kungsträdgården there is most important mall of the whole country, NK, easy to see from far away thanks to its massive clock showing up on the roof. While visiting this side of the city you will also have the chance to see some of the most beautiful houses in Stockholm, like the Queen's house, or the Opera house which has a magnificent building, but you have to visit it to see all the beauty of this place full of Crystal chandeliers and gildings. The highest monument of the city, apart from the churches bells, is the glass obelisk placed at the centre of one of the busiest place of Stockholm which does lead to the principal City's streets where you will find many shops of all styles. Take the time to do some shopping in those streets, and then have a break in one of the many coffee shops to grab a latte and a cinnamon roll. And after your break go to Svampen to take a look at the place where Stockholm's inhabitants like to meet, in the middle of 18th century old buildings. To end your day, have a look at Östermalmshallen, the city market, to discover typical food and eat a seafood plate. 

Royal Palace

When we visit European capitals, governed by a king and a queen, it will be a seen not to visit the Royal Palace. And Stockholm's palace is one that really need to be seen. The building started its construction in the 10th century, and finished three centuries later. But unfortunately a fire destroyed this medieval building in 1697, and everything had to be built once more. The actual palace has been built in the middle of 18th century, the outside was inspired by Italian houses, but the inside has been completely done in the French style. Nowadays the palace is not used anymore by the royalty, but its architecture is something you must see while visiting Stockholm. If you decide to visit it you will be completely amazed by the gigantic size of the building, the stairs, which will lead you to the Throne Room, decorated with blue and gold wallpaper, or Gustave III's room, are already so impressive and will give you an idea of what "huge stairs" do really look like. You will be able to step in the shoes of a Swedish king for a moment, and take a look at what luxury really meant at this time. A part of the palace has been turned into a museum, where you will see paintings, furniture and objects whom did belong to the several kings and queens. You will also take a look at Charles XI's gallery, the old reception room, where many of the most precious objects are conserved. And finally, Gustave III's antics museum will be the place to admire antics statues collected by the king himself, so you could take a walk in this gallery, and it will maybe feels like you are one of them... 



This is an absolute must see in Stockholm! An amazing outdoor museum, the world's oldest one, where are represented old houses and farms, populated by actors dressed like Swedish peasants in traditional costumes. There are a lot of different workshops where you will see different craftsmen in wooden houses, from baker to glass blower, but also animals from those lands, in complete freedom in the parc for most of them. This museum will most of all be a good way to visit a beautiful parc, agreeable and animated, full of old buildings, from dovecote to farm, and there is also a real manor that has been transported here ! Activities are many, and to discover this parc will be a real pleasure for children but also for grown ups.

Gamla Stan

It is in those beautiful quarter that you will find the Royal Palace, lost on this island populated by old and colorful houses, sticked together in those close lanes. Historical Stockholm's area is here, more precisely on Stadsholmen island, where you will appreciate to take a walk in those tiny streets that will always leads you to a surprise, whether it is an animated place full of coffee shops, or a huge church that you wouldn't have thought to find at the end of one of the smallest lane. Go take a look at Stortoget place, on of the most lively place of the island, and from them don't be afraid to get lost in something that we could call a maze, that fortunately will lead you to lovely original or artisanal shops, but also adorable coffee shops and restaurants hidden around the corner. End your visit by reaching Stockholm's tiniest street, Mårten Trotzigs Gränd. You will fall in love with this typically Scandinavian charm on this island that will hassle you, making you fell like you are lost in a colorful maze. The real Stockholm's appeal. 


National Museum

This art museum is the most important of the city, and it is a must see only because of its location: it takes an entire island itself, and will let you discover one of the lost beautiful view over Gamla Stan. Concerning the museum itself, it will delight art lovers. Hanged on the walls, a lot of Scandinavian paintings, but also foreign ones, many of the most beautiful art pieces retained in Sweden. From paintings to sculptures, and also decoration, the National Museum is a place you MUST visit. The building itself is decorated with murals and mosaics in an expectational architecture conserving Watteau and Rembrandt's paintings, and also one of the most emblematic painting of the museum, The Woman with the veil, by the Swedish painter Alexander Roslin. One of the many Swedish's crown jewels.