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If you love Acne, you’ll love the store Acne Archive in Stockholm.

Acne is one of Swedens’s most well known fashion labels and you’ll find a lot of Acne stores in Stockholm. The label has also opened Acne Archive – a store where they sell show samples, pieces from past collections and re-designed second hand garments. Acne’s design team makes everything and all the re-designed pieces are unique. At Acne re-design and re-using ithings is more important than throwing them away.

At Acne Archive you can also find stuff from Acne’s collaboration with Lanvin and some selected vintage pieces from designer labels. It is and awesome place for those seeking better prices on Acne items, interesting pieces that no one else has or that special garment from last season that you didn’t get.

The store’s interior is very simple with wooden board tables and white painted walls decorated with mini sculptures by Swedish artist Carl Milles. It offers the best Swedish design for a good price.

For more tips and ideas on shopping in Stockholm, check out our shopping guide.

Spartacus Internationally Gay Guide has published its Gay Travel Index. The international travel guide for the gay community, which has been published on an annual basis for the last 40 years, informs its readers about the legal situation for gays and lesbians in each of the 128 countries listed in the guide. The editorial staff stands in regular contact with the Foreign Office, the foreign embassies in Germany as well as LGBT-(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-gender) activists from around the world.

Spartacus Gay Travel Index

And the winner is: Sweden!
With an index of 9 points and with it the maximum number of points possible, Sweden is at the top of the list. An exemplary anti-discriminatory legislation, gay marriage and adoption for gay couples make Sweden the most gay-friendly destination worldwide. Just behind Sweden: Belgium and the Netherlands which share the second place, each with 8 points, Iceland and Canada are ranked third with 7 points.

The Gay Travel Index as complete chart is available as download at:

The Berns Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, has some of the most gorgeous restaurant facilities in Europe. Check out this video when Honest Cooking Editor-in-Chief Kalle Bergman paid it a visit.

At Berns you can dance the night away at the straight friendly gay club “Kling & Paymans Glory Hole”, eat at one of the two restaurants or go see a concert – all under the same roof. This chic gay-friendly art deco hotel has a lot to offer. Previous guests have included Marlene Dietrich and Diana Ross.

“All in all, Berns is a great boutique hotel with one of the best locations in Stockholm, good food and some of the most beautiful common areas in Europe — it is absolutely perfect for anyone who wants a little more party and decadence added to their visit to the capital of Sweden.” Says Kalle Bergman.

gay friendly hotel Stockholm

For more gay friendly hotels in Stockholm, check out ‘Where to Stay’ and our ‘Rainbow Offers’.

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 Tomorrow is the last day to vote in the Best of EDGE Awards. Stockholm has been nominated for Favorite LGBT-Friendly City and we hope to get your vote!  

Two of our partners in the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network are also nominated – Grand Hôtel Stockholm is nominated as Favorite Luxury Hotel and SAS is nominated as Favorite Airline.

You can vote for us until March 16, 2012.

Click here to vote for Stockholm!


Sweden’s contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest this year has been decided. The winner is Loreen, with the song “Euphoria”.

Do you think that Sweden have a chance to win the ESC this year?

Congratulations! Frantzén/Lindeberg, one of the best restaurants in Scandinavia, has been voted best restaurant in The White Guide for 2012.

You find this little gourmet restaurant in the Old Town in Stockholm. For foodies who like to push the boundaries, dinner at Frantzén/Lindeberg is a spectacular show, full of surprises and humor. Or what do you say about escargots and caviar d’escargot, surrounded on the plate by a music box, circus of aromas, cat grass, violets, pollen and rapeseed?

Meet Björn, Daniel and their producers in the video above and see why they’ve now won The White Guide twice.

Read more on restaurants in the Old Town in Stockholm at

grand hotel stockholm, rainbow offer

New Rainbow Offer!

Fantastic offer at the gay-friendly Grand Hôtel, Stockholm’s most fancy hotel. Includes your choice of a fabulous room or suite, one bottle of Pol Roger Champagne per stay, daily breakfast, free entrance to Nordic Spa&Fitness, Wi-Fi, VAT. Book now>>

Click here for more Rainbow Offers in Stockholm>>

Sweden’s, for now, only gay rugby team is here to stay. Take a drink, chat, dance and much more with the players in Sthlm Berserkers at Stockholm’s vert first gay sports bar. The team members welcomes you to a night of fun!

Sthlm Berserkers was founded in 2011 with the aim to make the sport more open to LGBT-members. Today the team consists of more then 50 members and two coaches with several years of rugby experience. In 2012 Sthlm Berserkers will participate in Bingham Cup in Manchester. Berns is a proud sponsor of Sthlm Berserkers and their calendar.

The sports bar is open the last sunday every month.
Berserkers Sports bar at Side Track
Address: Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 7
Subway station: Mariatorget

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