Life in Stockholm and making a big move

September 19, 2014

in Stockholm

Södermalm. Looking toward Södermalm.

 

It’s been way too long since I updated things here on my web site. We’ve been busy. It sounds lame, I know, even as I write it. But work has been busy, life has been busy. And after years of renting, Robert and I finally bought an apartment in central Stockholm. I’ve been kind of reluctant to talk about it all for a lot of reasons. For one, I’m kind of nervous that something will happen and things won’t work out. But that’s goofy, right?

It was a big  deal to us for a variety of reasons as it meant truly committing to living in this city and also because nothing comes cheap in this town. But we bit the bullet.

In October, we will be moving back to Södermalm, the lively, intriguing and cool island that we’ve spent most of our time in Stockholm living on. And you don’t have to just take my word on its cool factor:  Vogue magazine just chose it as no. 3 on its list of the world’s coolest neighborhoods. Here’s a bit of what they had to say: “In this day and age, “Cool” and “Stockholm” are essentially synonymous. Think: Acne Studios, long-lit summer nights, minimalistic armchairs. Imagine, then, how hip its coolest neighborhood must be.”

Imagine that.

Stay tuned.

 

Södermalm. The fountain at Mariatorget on Södermalm.

 

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suellen White September 21, 2014 at 16:21

Sandra, congratulations on finding an apartment on Sodermalm, my favorite place in Stockholm. Please tell me it is near Maria Torget and I will be in total heaven. Our apartment overlooked that square. Just so you know, I follow your blog, but rarely comment. Your blog is a perfect port hole into Stockholm. All’s well in Denver. cheers, Suellen

2 Sandra September 21, 2014 at 17:15

Thank you so much Suellen–what a wonderful surprise to hear from you and to know that you read the blog! I do think of you and am glad that all is well. As for the apartment, it’s not in Mariatorget, unfortunately, but it’s not far from there. (That’s where we wanted to live, too.) And, it has a view of the water, so that is a good thing!

3 Tom September 28, 2014 at 02:58

So where? We are in the midst of remodeling our kitchen and bath at Bastugatan 42. Glad to think Vogue thinks Söder is cool. “Jag hålla med.”
I am in northern Wisconsin enjoying the colors and hunting and fishing.
See you in the hood in January.

TOM

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