Lotta – Down By The Water – Stockholm

Sometimes I spot girls like Lotta when I’m walking down by the water in Stockholm…

Whenever I’m in Stockholm, I always try to spend as much time as possible down by the water…or out on the water…or swimming in the water. It’s quite nautical there – Stockholm city is spread out over 14 islands after all…with literally thousands more islands in the nearby Stockholm archipelago. When I was in town recently for Stockholm Fashion Week (late AUG/early SEPT 2012) my hotel room even had a ship’s cabin-like nautical feel – with lots of dark wood and round porthole-esque windows – a common design theme in Scandinavia. (In fact, forget about staying in a ship’s cabin-like space…when in Stockholm, you can book a room on an actual ship.)

One of my favorite things about the nautical feeling of Stockholm is that it’s largely a vintage nautical feeling – many of the boats are sailboats and/or wooden – so it’s quite different from the powerboats/yachts/sexed-up feeling that you find in places like Miami or parts of the Mediterranean. (Not that I don’t love that feeling as well!) Another of my favorite things about nautical Stockholm are the seasonal restaurants that pop-up each summer with views of the water and boats. My favorite of these by far is Nyfiken Gul – a charming yellow wooden shack completely free of tourists down in the woods on the shore of beautiful Lake Malaren. All seating is outdoors…they bring you salad, potatoes, drinks, high-quality raw meat/fish, and grilling utensils…then they fire up several outdoor gas grills…you take it from there. It’s communal and loads of fun – like a casually commercial version of a rooftop Brooklyn BBQ. I went 3 days in a row while I was in town! I can’t wait to go back… x

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  1. So in love with this look! It’s very sexy and chic!

  2. Great shot, nice colors!

  3. Gorgeous shot!! Hey do you actually check your email? Or what’s the best email to contact you on in regards to possibly purchasing a photo? (my boyfriend is dying for one of Karlie) Thanks! ~Marquee Mark

  4. @MarqueeMark – hi Mark – you can reach me via the email address on my “Contact” page…

  5. This picture is such a beautiful shot!

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