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Welcome to Stockholm’s true shopping hotel – Rica Hotel Kungsgatan

First: charge your batteries with the hotel’s large breakfast buffet. After that: take the elevator from the hotel’s lobby, it goes straight down to shopping heaven – the recently renovated PUB department store. After that: go outside and find an open square market with brisk commerce in which the vocal peddlers sell fruits, vegetables, knickknacks and flowers in all the colours of the rainbow. After that: two pedestrian shopping streets and two covered markets. And beyond: Stockholm.

When you book this special rainbow offer you get a 10% discount at selected stores in the PUB department store. The offer also includes strawberries and chocolate crème served in the room and late check-out until 15:00

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An ad for PUB

Paul U Bergstöm founded PUB in 1882, making it Stockholm’s oldest department store. Overlooking both Hötorget and Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, PUB is at the heart of the city’s largest selection of shopping, entertainment and culture.

PUB’s most famous employee is Greta Garbo who started working in the hat shop in 1922 before she was discovered and moved to Hollywood. In fact, her film debut was as a model in commercials for PUB.

Today PUB is established as the premier retailer for Swedish fashion and design, featuring brands such as Acne, Carin Wester, GANT, Tiger of Sweden, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, Whyred, Dagmar, Acne, Rodebjer, Hope and Minimarket.

Stockholm International Pillow Fight 2011 from Andika Pradana on Vimeo.

3 bars – 3 dancefloors!
Open till 05am!
Magical Christmas Show on Stage!
“Ding Dong! Merrily on high
Soon Christmas bells are ringing
Ding dong! Verily rely
A Lady Diamond is singing
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!”

GARAGE XL presents:
A Pre X-Mas Party!

This Saturday, all the way from Sitges, Spain and Parrots Group: Lady Diamond feat. Miss Ruby and Miss Pandora!

A jolly Christmas show on stage with all the F- and C-words you can imagine!

From Rovaniemi, Finland, The Bad Santa with treats and Ho Ho Ho’s!

MAIN FLOOR: DJ Jonas Lindevik & Bernhard
THE PANORAMABAR: DJ Anders Sewerinson

Hot surprises all thru the night!

11pm-05am * Age: 20+ * CC: 120 SEK

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Alexander McQueen: Dress, autumn/winter 2010

Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010). Dress, autumn/winter 2010–11. Courtesy of Alexander McQueen. Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce

Right now a wonderful exhibition takes place at the Gun Gallery in Stockholm, Pictures from Savage Beauty.

Sølve Sundsbø’s pictures do full justice to McQueen’s artistic fashion. It’s truly a wothy celebration of one of history’s great fashion artists that Sølve Sundsbø has created.

Sølve Sundsbø
Pictures from Savage Beauty
Nov 18 – Dec 18, 2011

Alexander McQueen: Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen: Dress, Irere, spring/summer 2003

The Swedish television series based on the world-famous criminal stories by the late Swedish writer Stieg Larsson has won the International Emmy for best foreign tv film at the prestigious Emmy awards in New York!

The Hollywood adaptation of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” starring actors Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, is set to premiere on December 21st.

Watch the trailer for The girl with the dragon tattoo

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We are so proud to announce that Hotel Stureplan in Stockholm, partner of the Stockholm Gay and Lesbian Network, was the runner up for Best Design Hotel in this years Boutique Hotel Awards.

Make sure not to miss the Hotel Stureplan Rainbow Offer! This offer includes a 1/2 bottle of champagne and chocolate at arrival, free upgrade to a larger room category if available, late check out (2pm) and Buffet breakfast served in restaurant Per Lei. Read more>>



The SAS Crew Guide has been a popular print guide for almost a decade now. SAS also have it as an app, but they thought of taking it one step further for their LGBT travellers. SAS is therefore proud to present the live SAS Gay Crew Guide video to Stockholm. In three different clips, Swedish hunk (and yes, he’s a footballer, too) Anton Hysén gets some tips from the SAS gay crew on the best things to do and see in Stockholm. And of course, there are some tips from Anton himself as well.

Check out SAS’s LGBT microsite>>

Don’t miss Retromässan (The Retro Fair) in Stockholm this weekend. From Friday to Sunday the former brewery called Münchenbryggeriet will be filled with modern antiques from the 20th Century; furniture, lamps, design and art handicrafts, ceramics, glass, toys… Everything is for sale.

The first Retromässan was held in March 2011 and was a huge success with more than 5,000 visitors. The fair is arranged by Bakåt:Framåt, a Swedish event agency focusing on trend-conscious customers in Stockholm city.

Where: Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, Södermalm, Stockholm.
When: 11-13 November (Friday 3 PM-8 PM, Saturday 11 AM-6 PM, Sunday 11 AM-5 PM)
Entrance fee: 100 SEK

Photos: Bakåt:Framåt

Hurray! When the world leading travel guide Lonely Planet is choosing the Top 10 Cities for 2012 Stockholm is ranked as No. 5.

“This is as seductive a capital city as can be imagined – cosy yet cosmopolitan, wilfully alternative and effortlessly picturesque. With its trendy design shops and bohemian bars, the island of Södermalm is one of the coolest kids on the block, while the stately parks of Djurgården make it the best island for an evening stroll”, says Lonely Planet.

At number one is London, before Muscat in Oman, Indian megacity Bangalore and the ancient Spanish town of Cádiz.

Photo: Lonely Planet

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Are you planning a trip to Stockholm and would like to have some ideas on how to spend your stay, please let us know!




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