Last night we were invited to a dinner organized by VisitSweden with some of our blogging colleagues from Berlin (This Is Jane Wayne, Travelettes, Lilies Diary, Mit Vergnügen, StyleSpion, Freunde von Freunden, ArtSchoolVets, ThirdWaveBerlin, HermsFarm … and so many more!). The dinner was hosted at the very cozy Chez Bitz, which is conveniently only two houses away from where I live. That should deserve an extra mention because my hood is awesome.
Anyway… while it was a great evening in itself (the food was delish, but I was even more excited about the little goody bag full of Swedish sweets from Herr Nilsson), Marcus and I got talking about Sweden in general. I’ve never been to this fantastic little country of which I’ve heard so many great things, although every year I try to find a good excuse to visit Stockholm. The idea of traveling has a very important meaning to our lives in Berlin: seeing and feeling other places in the world can teach you to appreciate your own home as well as show you what you can learn from others. With what I’ve heard about Stockholm (and, to some extent, Göteborg) so far it seems like a great inspiration for us to take back to Berlin. Besides, a time-out from our “poor but sexy” habitat helps against that overloaded dirty feeling that sometimes sets in after too many nights out and too many days working.
Marcus, on the other hand, has been to Sweden many times before. We decided to use the occasion to share with you some of his pictures of Stockholm, as well as a video he shot during a performance of his swedish friends Gnucci Banana and Mash Up International at old Villa Club in Berlin . This year, a trip to Sweden is (again) very high up on my list of traveling priorities — from what I’ve heard, it should be worth it.