It was a whirlwind mini Euro trip filled with the best memories. We escaped to Stockholm for the weekend with our friends before heading off to Ireland for a wedding. Our stay at the At Six hotel was exceptional — can't recommend it enough! Designed by award-winning architecture and interior design firm Universal Design Studio, it is a stunning and thoughtfully created environment for the modern traveler. Think luxurious modernist vibes — marble (lots of marble!), exquisite linens, moody lighting and elevated details (The leather wrapped handrails! Elegant layers and finishes). This hotel was one of the highlights of our trip due to the design experience, service and location — centrally located near the water and right next to the city's shopping district at Norrmalm. I was able to sneak in a little retail therapy (more of window shopping really) at  Nordiska Kompaniet (one-stop-shop for amazing local fashion and home goods) and Mood (another mall filled with local gems and great eats like 1889 Fast Fine Pizza). Just a few blocks away, we discovered the Bibliotekstan district. Quaint cobblestone streets are lined with high-end luxury boutiques and Swedish fashion favorites like Stories, Filippa K, Byredo, Acne Studios and Rodebjer.

There's inspiration and beauty around every corner — definitely the destination for design and photography enthusiasts. If you're short on time, a visit to the Fotografiska (stay a while and lounge in their rooftop cafe and bar), Vasa Museet, and the Gamla Stan area are a must. While public transportation was extremely accessible, we enjoyed touring the city by foot or water taxi — making the most of our Stockholm Pass (tip: purchase this at the visitor's center at the airport). There's still so much we wanted to do and explore in this beautiful city, a second trip is in order! I highly recommend a visit during the summer months. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the 10:30pm sunsets. Here are snippets of our favorite moments and spots in Stockholm:

AT SIX HOTEL, Stockholm, Sweden

OAK AND FORT Trench (similar)  /   MODERN CITIZEN Slip dress (similar)  /  REBECCA MINKOFF Bag  / ADIDAS Sneakers  /  CELINE Sunglasses

GAMLA STAN, Stockholm, Sweden

FACE, Stockholm, Sweden

ACNE STUDIOS Jacket  /  MODERN CITIZEN Sweater (Similar)  /  ZARA Trousers (Similar)  /  GUCCI Mules  /  CELINE Sunglasses

BYREDO, Stockholm, Sweden

SNICKARBACKEN 7, Stockholm, Sweden

SNICKARBACKEN 7, Stockholm, Sweden

FOTOGRAFISKA, Stockholm, Sweden

1889 FAST FINE PIZZA, Stockholm, Sweden

POSH LIVING at MOOD, Stockholm, Sweden

RESTAURANG HAKTET (a former prison), Stockholm, Sweden