Skansen Christmas Market

Written by: Zanita Whittington

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We don’t really do Christmas Markets in Australia… because who really wants to sit in the sun and try and sell ham in the middle of summer? Therefore, the markets at Skansen in Stockholm were a major treat for me – I’m a sucker for traditions and history. The market is filled with quaint wooden stalls at Christmas, selling old time Swedish wares like pepparkakor (gingersnaps), smoked elk and deer, saffron buns and my personal favourite glögg which is like mulled wine but seemingly stronger (i’m drinking some pictured – so warming!!).  You can sample the wares as you wander around and then take a break to warm to feet and fingers by one of the many open fires. The remainder of the year Skansen usually holds concerts and has some kind of traditional swedish village meets animal park vibe. Love seeing the Great Grey Owls – they are so beautiful and mysterious.

I’m obviously dressed pretty practically, being that it was drizzling for almost my entire visit. It makes my hair so curly! My Doc Martens I’ve had for around 5-6 years now and they are still kicking along – and still look pretty new. Such quality – if I head back to Northern Europe in the New Year I’m buying another pair… unfortunately they no longer do this style in black patent but they still have the cherry and matt colour HERE. I first spotted them on one of my favourite style icons Chloe Sevigny in that style HERE, thus the reason for the purchase in the first place! They are so comfortable and that heel kinda makes me feel like I can walk in from the snow, straight into a meeting. I’m also really loving new new handbag from Barbara Bonner, that bright green compliments the red tartan and really pulls out an otherwise dark and dull ensemble. Festive!!

Probably won’t be posting tomorrow as it’s Christmas Day here in Oz and it’s going to be all about family – hoping all of you get to share some love and cheer with people you treasure this holiday season!

(I asked Santa for a Wii – fingers crossed!)


coat, H&M

scarf, I love Mr Mittens

sweater, Topshop

dress, Karl Lagerfeld at Netaporter

handbag, Barbara Bonner

mittens, Yvonne Kone

boots, Doc Martens