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With sun or without, Sweden’s magic shines‘ is the name of a wonderful article written by Dan Allen for the Miami Herald.

“With the world turned on its head in wintertime and all of those things either long gone or frozen, I just didn’t see how my beloved Sweden could possibly measure up to its summer self.

The last thing I expected was for winter to make me adore this great northern land all the more. There’s no arguing that Stockholm’s an altogether different place with temps hovering around freezing and just six hours of daylight, but a chilly 3 p.m. sunset brings a different kind of enchantment. By day, the horizon-hugging sun bounces brightly off the snow and ice to cast all manner of unexpected hues across the city. By night, the cozy warmth of collective candlelight gleams forth from every windowsill. It doesn’t take long to realize that Sweden’s magic is still here, it’s just retreated to a quieter winter place. For the visitor, it’s become like a big overgrown present, just waiting for its seasonal layers to be unwrapped.”

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We love our Swedish pop sensations – Robyn, Lykke Li, The Radio Dept, The Knife… The list can be made long. The Washington Post recently visited Stockholm and seems to be of the same opinion.

“When the sun goes down in Stockholm, the music heats up thanks to a collection of intimate venues and a hip fan base dedicated to pop music appreciation” says the Washington Post in an article on the music scene in Stockholm.


“This is Stockholm, a global beehive of 21st-century pop, where Swedes treat their music with the reverence it deserves. In recent years, Scandinavia’s largest country has churned out some of the most finely crafted, detail-oriented pop on the planet, produced by artists such as Stockholm sensations Lykke Li and the Knife and Gothenburg outsiders the Tough Alliance and jj. When I visit the land responsible for all these fantastic sounds, it makes perfect sense. In Stockholm, the nightclubs are clean and intimate, the sound systems are loud and lush, the DJs are encyclopedic, and the bands can be brilliant.”

Robyn Stockholm

Read the whole article on the Stockholm music scene at The Washington Post

I’m happy to let you know that two of our partners in the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network have been nominated for a 2010 EDGE Award! We’re so proud!

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has been nominated for a 2010 EDGE Award for Favorite International Airline. After the brilliant social media campaign “Love is in the air” everyone should agree that they deserve to win thanks to the massive success that the campain turned out to be.

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Hotel Skeppsholmen has been nominated for a 2010 EDGE Award for Favorite Luxury Hotel. This one of a kind hotel is one of our absolute favourite hotels in Stockholm and with its seaside location on the lush island of Skeppsholmen it offers its guests remarkable experiences. www.hotelskeppsholmen.se

Vote for SAS Scandinavian Airlines and Hotel Skeppsholmen at www.edgenewyork.com/awards.

Winners will be announced after the conclusion of the voting on the 1st of March, 2011.

Tonight we’re having a really good time at the big party at Sheraton Stockholm, celebrating its 40 years anniversary.

We’re proud to have Sheraton Stockholm as one of our partners in the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network. Check out their Rainbow Offer>>

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Martin Blix from Sheraton Stockholm

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Christina Guggenberger, project manager Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network and Ammi Arrhenius, Sheraton Stockholm.


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Sarah Moon is a living legend. One of our most renowned contemporary photographers, filmmakers and artists. She has over the past 35 years, portrayed women, animals, buildings and nature in her original, magical universe.

Fotografiska, partner of Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network, presents an exhibition of the most public and private images from Sarah Moon’s rich oeuvre. The exhibition 12345 features over 200 images and two video works – The Red Thread and Contact.

Read more at www.fotografiska.eu

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Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander on W‘s February 2011 cover!!

 David Fincher, the darkly obsessive director of Fight Club and The Social Network, is making the Hollywood version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

In the February issue of W we get an exclusive first look from the set of the year’s most anticipated film.

Fincher’s film departs dramatically from the book: Mikael Blomkvist is more gentlemanly, Salander is more aggressive—and the ending has been completely altered. What do you think about that? And who do you think makes the better “Girl with the dragon tattoo” – Rooney Mara or Noomi Rapace?

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The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson has sold over 50 million copies (and still counting…) world wide.

Read More www.wmagazine.com

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Photographs by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for W Magazine

We will soon publish our shopping guide to Stockholm. It turned out very good so I’m really excited! While waiting, visit www.stockholmtown.com to get some tips on what shops to visit if you would like a “Scandi” look for your home.

Get that "Scandi" look for your home

“Go for blonde wood like birch and designs with clean, minimalist lines. Mix it up with quirkiness and splashes of color, like the textile patterns by Josef Frank.”

 

 

In December we had the pleasure of having the wonderful Mark Thompson from Edge Media Network in Stockholm.

“With a history of acceptance, openness, and diversity, it’s no surprise that Stockholm, Sweden’s capital, is widely considered the LGBT capital of Scandinavia.”

“As Alluring to LGBT People as Shangri-La”

Read the whole aricle>>

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