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My sweet little secret

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Monica gives me a warm smile before handing me a box of kryptonite.

While the constant photos of fika I share may suggest otherwise, I actually don’t have much of a sweet tooth…until I hit one of my favorite little spots in town – Cupcake STHLM.

Though it’s definitely much cheaper for me to bake my own darn cupcakes, I love indulging in their bite-sized red velvet and berry-loaded cupcakes once in awhile.

Meeting Drinkpop at Götgatan Stories

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I love meeting fellow bloggers when they come into town, and next up was Italian blogger Camilla (aka @Drinkpop) who frequently shuttles between Stockholm and the island of Capri.

Lunch date at Thelins

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On Wednesday, I met my friend Sandra at Thelins – an iconic bakery that has been around since the early 1900s. It took every ounce of discipline I had to walk past their pastry and cake display.

Happy Cinnamon Bun Day!

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Today, October 4 is Kanelbullens dag (Cinnamon Bun Day) and yes! we take food celebrations seriously here in Sweden.

Fika with friends in Nyköping

Fika with friends in Nyköping - Swedish food photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström
My friend Catrin makes the best fikabröd – hands down. Her butter cakes (shortbread) with pearl sugar pictured above were borderline sinful. You can find a similar recipe here (translated from Swedish with Google Translate).