Mornington Mornings

February 9, 2019

I have been in Stockholm for the whole week, yet this time around it was even more hectic than before so I didn’t have time to update the blog at all. You see I decided that maybe I should do a cool sort of vlog type video, instead of neverending stories on instagram, so I will take you to the backstage of the experience this time around. However jokes on me, first of all this meant I had even more work to do plus it took so much more of my time, and second and even worse, as you might know if you are following me on instagram, somewhere between a cancelled flight back home yesterday and rebooking the next one, my luggage didn’t make it home with me. I am still waiting for it , all my cameras and equipment is inside, but I did have some of the material on cloud (not the videos) so I could edit some of the photos on an old pc at home and start sharing the week with you. (While scrolling down, right click and open in a new window the photos that are horizontal like the one below to see them in bigger size!)

I will start with where I stayed during the week, at the hotel Mornington located in Nybrogatan 53 Stockholm city. I seem to always stay in this cozy hotel during the February Furniture and Light fair, and if you have read my instagram post about it here then you will know why. It is one of my favorite hotels regardless in Stockholm so I am beyond grateful I am able to stay here every year so far, it is warm and cozy, with great breakfast and facilities, while it is in the heart of the city right next to the metro station and Alma (and all bathrooms are filled with LA Bruket toiletries). And if this wasn’t enough , I just discovered a great sushi place next to it that is budget friendly (generally there are great restaurants around for an elevated food experience plus the hotels own restaurant). If you decide to visit Stockholm there are many hotels to choose from, but Mornington for me is definitely one of the best (plus it is listed as one of the 10 top hotels so it is not only me).

Ask for a room on the second floor so you can get a similar to the one I am showing today ( I stayed in the room 212 and Elisabeth  stayed in 210 so we were right next to each other with mirrored rooms!) , and enjoy a cosy stay! Every room is slightly different however, here is some highlights for this room for me :

  1. Extended almost walk in wardrobe : It was covered with a curtain so everything in my room was neat while I could just pull the curtain and leave the mess inside (safe, fridge, closet, iron board, iron,soft bathrobe, hair drier were all in there).
  2. Big working area with big windows : This is somewhat of a standard but I really liked how mine stretched so far from wall to wall.
  3. The bathroom was right next to the exit door in its own hallway, I felt like I was in a suite!

// Photography and Editing by Katerina Dima



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Miss Clara and B&O play

November 25, 2017

Expenses and hotel accommodation was provided by B&O play.

I just came back from my Copenhagen/Stockholm short 3 days trip ( you can read more about the Copenhagen part here and here), if are not following me on Instagram, you missed on some amazing stories, from incredible sunrises in Copenhagen, to the coolest party in Stockholm ( and the reason I travelled there). However, I have been trying to update my twitter with photos from my stories, if you completely missed out, you can find some of them (not all however) here

We left Copenhagen on Thursday morning,to land in Stockholm, and a short tesla taxi ride later, arrived at Miss Clara hotel. It was my first time staying at Miss Clara, something that has been on my wishlist for a while now. The design of the boutique Nobis hotel is so beautiful, I was only sorry I was only to stay there for a night. A few hours later, we arrived at Alma ( a five-story structure with a mindful balance of work and social spaces ) for one of the coolest dinner parties, hosted by B&O play and Bang Olufsen. In company of friends and colleagues, we were presented with the new B&O play M3 speaker ( I talked about it a few days ago in the post Cecile Mantz for B&O play ), a truly amazing speaker, that packs as powerful design as it sounds.  

The restaurant, overseen by chefs Martin Brag and Leo Frodell serves meals exclusively for members and their guests, and on Thursday night we were treated with an amazing menu. At the end we were also surprised to find out we were going to be taking home with us an M3, that I put immediately to use in my room at Miss Clara. I travelled to Stockholm with my 

B&O play 

H9 headphones, but I love  having sound coming from a speaker in my room, I unpacked the M3 and made myself truly at home until the next day before checking out.

You can see some photos today of the room and the M3 and H9, I liked either having the M3 beside the bed or on the big windowsill where I spend quite some time sitting on the cushion with a blanket and my headphones before the party, working on my Macbook with some tea on the side. Don’t travel with headphones, but if you can, take a speaker with you as well! 

Oh, did I mention Miss Clara bathrooms are equipped with Byredo toiletries? 

// Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima

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Today’s office from Skt. Petri

November 22, 2017

As I mentioned on my post Weekend Bliss a couple of days ago, I am spending a few days in Copenhagen then I am off to Stockholm for a dinner hosted by Bang Olufsen. I always love visiting Copenhagen but it is extra nice this time of year due to Christmas decorations. I am staying at Skt. Petri hotel , cleverly situated in the middle of the city right next to the Nørreport stop of the Metro, easily accessible and with amazing views of Copenhagen from its rooms. Mine specifically has panoramic view and a balcony, a stunning sight that I can see right from my bed. It is no wonder I decided to instead use this spot as my office for today, even though the rest of the room is quite beautiful as well, filled with great details such as the Snoopy Modern Table Lamp by Flos, or blue Planter velvet arm chairs by Knoll. There are marble details on the windowsills that are big enough to sit and enjoy a coffee and the great view ( see last photo).

If you are staying at the hotel, I heartily recommend eating at the newly opened P-Eatery , the hotels restaurant. Yesterday night I enjoyed an amazing 3 course dinner hosted by Allan from Bungalow5 in the P-Eatery, a special menu created by Allan together with executive chef Patryk Stafin. The menu will be available until the end of January, take a peak here!

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Hotel Danmark

June 18, 2017

A few days ago I posted my highlights from 3 Days of Design ( Part 1 and Part 2 ) , but what I haven’t yet shared other than sneak peeks was the place I called home for these couple of design days in Copenhagen. I usually stay at SP34 while in town but this time around Brøchner Hotels happened to open the doors to its new luxury boutique Hotel Danmark that coincided with our stay.  I really wanted to experience the brand new hotel even though it wasn’t yet officially opened so I booked a stay, but I didn’t get to shoot all the spaces for this post that I wanted to (the rooftop terrace and breakfast area were not finished yet for example), which means next time I am in town I could be stopping again for those extra photos. For today however I am glad to share the room that I stayed in and some speak peeks from around the hotel, so scroll down for never before seen photos of the rooms from my perspective 😉

One of the first thing I noticed when I entered my room were the big windows that offer an amazing view of Copenhagen (Tivoli is a few meters away as well) right in front of me. All rooms regardless of size offer the same views, for me light and big windows is a winning point for any hotel room, but also something I value in my own apartment as well ( my new place in Oslo has similar windows and I can’t wait to move in first of July!).  The windowsills are also big enough that when I needed to work I could set up a working spot on any of them and enjoy the view while emailing or editing photos (one of the sneak peeks while I was there was Todays office in Copenhagen where I showed the spot I was working on that day). However the double superior room also offers a very comfortable couch and side tables, a solution I used a lot to work from. 

My bed was comfortable ( to my opinion and liking) with Aiayu  details standing out for a luxurious feel. From the Hollie bedspread to the Heather pillows ( not just in the bedroom but also in the living room and lobby of the hotel), the brass and marble details and designer furniture,  Hotel Danmark offers a unique experience that is very connected to Danish design today.

Generally the hotel was not quite finished at the time of my visit, so there were some details that I expect will be fixed by the time it is officially up and running. I will not dedicate time into listing them, however one the things I would like to see fixed would be the bathrooms that did not feel completely renovated. The rest of the hotel has gone into extensive full renovation and it would be a shame for the bathrooms not to receive the same attention as well. 

When it comes to the lobby there are two spaces that the now famous and much loved wine hour can be enjoyed , while guests are welcomed to sit outside as well but also on the rooftop terrace too. 

Overall and with the exception of a few hiccups that I am sure will be resolved within a few weeks after official opening,  I enjoyed my stay at Hotel Danmark, the rooms were big and beautiful while the stuff was as always very accommodating. If I have any advice is bring a sleep mask, the curtains that are a beautiful cream color are not shielding against the morning light.

Before I wrap up this post, probably I will get this question a lot so this is the perfect time to answer. Do I prefer the new Hotel Danmark or the old and favorite SP34? Both hotels are unique in their design, both luxurious and in a great location but ultimately I find SP34 design more to my style. The fact that it is closer to Metro station is also a plus but the winning lobby and designer bathrooms as SP34 will always win me over.

//Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima

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