A number of months back I embarked on a amazing journey to Skåne, the southern tip of Sweden, adhering to an invitation from the local tourism board Take a look at Skåne. I was fired up due to the fact the only issue I knew about Skåne so significantly was its most important metropolis: Malmö. I traveled a few years ago to find the metropolis and its vibrant layout scene. This time my mission was comparable, nonetheless broader. I was likely to pay a visit to Malmö, Trelleborg and Helsingborg and show up at the new style and design festival, the Southern Sweden Style Times.
Little did I know how wonderful and picturesque Skåne is. My 1st days I spent in the vicinity of Trelleborg, in the southern tip of the area. It is there exactly where you can basically check out the southernmost point of Sweden and take in the fresh sea breeze and the green landscape. In fact in this year the landscape is all green and yellow with rapeseed fields all to the horizon.
What I loved about the Trelleborg location was its shut proximity to Malmö, and however you felt like definitely out at the countryside – even however it was a mere 20 minutes drive by car from the city. I have a few private highlights from that region: Slättarps Gård, a farm-turned-strategy retail outlet in the midst of fertile fields with a great restaurant the chic and new Weinbergs Hotel with a fantastic restaurant and Axatorpsgården, a dreamy Bed & Breakfast where I was staying (but I will explain to you extra about this one is a different site write-up).
Malmö was its excellent self as typical – this city kind of mixes Swedish and Danish vibes, still it also feels extremely cosmopolitan. And sunny days are the best in town – it is as if most people is outside experiencing the sunshine and moderate temperatures. My mission was to go and check out this year’s Southern Sweden Style Times, which are scattered close to the metropolis in numerous locations. In among I wanted to quit in a single of my favored minor restaurants in city: Noir. And just just after a excellent bite & vino, I stopped at Olsson & Gerthel, a shop packed with Scandinavian style and design that generally can make my coronary heart skip a conquer.
The relaxation of the working day I used finding the artistic scene and types from southern Sweden. I beloved the vibrant and playful designs of Swedish Ninja as effectively as the elegant out of doors home furniture assortment of Nola. Talking of outside (and indoor why not): the wood bench by designer Marc Hoogendijk would be unquestionably my choice if I experienced area!
Another excellent discovery was the work of young Swedish Artist Elsa Unnegård. She showcased a stool built of burnt wooden that appears to be like driftwood, but is in actuality sculpted by her. I uncovered it very sculptural, pretty artsy – however sensible, as you can actually use it as a stool. Also I loved to see a blend of organic and natural designs, components, colors as opposed to useful, stylish household furniture that stems from what they call ‘technomimicry’, mimicking and searching for inspiration in technological models. I spotted some plant solutions as nicely – of training course. Skandiform showcased the Allé Corner area dividers that are in essence intelligent plant stands to framework areas with plant divisions.
Also for those of you pondering of Malmö as a awesome travel desired destination (and I stimulate you to add it your travel bucket checklist): being in the Duxiana Resort is a best resolution: you are super central and you will sleep like a child in their amazing beds!
The previous element of my Skåne journey brought me to Helsingborg, a 50 minutes drive north of Malmö. The town is lively and has a wonderful coastline to enjoy (windy) walks, adorable espresso places like the Bruket Kaffebar, amazing eating places like the Sillen & Makrillen overlooking the Öresund, as effectively as a really funky lodge: the Vault Lodge!
But when in Helsingborg, I encourage you to travel out to the surrounding countryside, as the character is gorgeous and the soil listed here has a whole lot of clay which resulted in one particular of Sweden’s oldest and most traditional pottery factories: the Wallåkra Stoneware Factory. There I experienced the remarkable opportunity to get back again to the potter’s wheel immediately after so lots of years and throw my have very little piece of the very normal Skåne clay. I am curious to see the small bud vase once it’s fired and arrives right here in Berlin. Shut by you can also quit at the ‘Tomatenshus’, a tomato developing farm, that grows extremely tasty tomatoes. And certainly, I acquired hungry there way too – so just upcoming doorways is the cafe Skip Alice Kroog & Delikatesser and their signature dish is: tomato pie! Certainly, go for it! Oh sure!!
From Helsingborg I mentioned goodbye to Skåne by having the ferry and setting about to Helsingør in Denmark. But that is a further tale to be told. For now I hope you relished the tiny tour of Skåne and its vibrant places and layout scene. See you shortly at the Axatorpsgården Bed & Breakfast right here on the weblog!
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