a hotel life – story hotel

:: by Lizzie


This April I took my first ever trip to Sweden and it seemed only fitting that I write a review for ahotellife.com I chose to try out The Story Hotel for size and checked into the inner-city refuge in the heart of Stockholm with my partner in crime Daniel who was there on Urban Outfitters business.


The Story Hotel was designed by Swedish arichtects Koncept and opened in 2009. The old building has been stripped back to reveal lots of exposed concrete and many of the old features have been reused in ingenious ways. Think big wooden doors as headboards for example. The’ve worked with local artists to paste the walls of bedrooms with murals and poems which is kinda cool. The Story Hotel wasn’t quite interior perfection but they’re definately doing something insteresting and it’s well worth a visit even if just for the good food and local retail therapy. Have a look at my ‘Must Dos’ and ‘Must Haves’ and the full review here.







Thornback & Peel X SMUG Giveaway

:: by Lizzie
Thornback and Peel Linen Teatowel


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To celebrate SMUG’s fabulous Guinea Pig and Pineapple collaboration with our very talented friends Thornback & Peel we have decided to run a giveaway! Up for grabs is a Guinea Pig and Pineapple kitchen textile set designed and produced by Thornback & Peel exclusively for SMUG, as well as a Matt Pugh Wooden Owl made especially in Pale Blue in honour of SMUG’s 5th birthday this summer.


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