Jessy Heuvelink, Head of Design at J.Lindeberg
Who inspires you?
People on the street, animals and nature in general.
If you could spend an entire day in Stockholm with anyone in the world, who would you choose and what would you do?
The Late Alexander McQueen, I have always been a great admirer of his work. I would take a boat trip into the archipelago and eat a wonderful lunch at Fjäderholmarna, stroll around Djurgården, visit the modern museum, eat dinner at Shibumi and wander the streets of Gamla Stan at night.
What is your favorite neighborhood?
Gamla Stan at night after a summer rain shower, when the streets are empty and wet and the moonlight casting its spell over the fairytale buildings, its magical and inspiring.
What is the best area to take a walk?
It depends on what you are after. I love taking walks on Djurgården and enjoy nature. But I also like to browse the streets of SOFO, Södermalm with its small boutiques, interior design stores, vintage stores café’s and restaurants.
The Modern Museum. Besides the amazing exhibitions I also love their amazing bookstore.
Best spot for coffee and something sweet?
Depending on the season but summer times that has to be my favorite hang out spot
of all times Mälarpaviljongen. This floating garden overlooking lake Mälaren and the bridge Västerbron is a pure Stockholm gem.
Best lunch spot?
I like to stay with the classics and Sturehof never disappoints.
What restaurant do you take your partner to?
At the moment I am totally in love with Shibumi, Tokyo, NYC and Stockholm all in one..!
What is a good host/hostess gift?
You can never go wrong with Scented candles, Byredo, or Cire Trudon with their amazing green glass and gold foil label are to die for!
What’s the best bar in Stockholm?
I am not so much of a Bar kind of guy but I like to hang out at Bernies with its cool mix of people and international vibe.
What’s your favorite store in Stockholm?
I love NK, the best under one roof and especially the interior department is a must visit!
Best Swedish artist?
I am a big fan of ROBYN, so innovative and inspiring.
Last but not least, what are you proud of as a Stockholmer? Or when are you proud to be a Stockholmer?
Every morning when I cycle to work, early in the morning. I cycle towards The royal palace, I see this magnificent building moving towards me, the ever present water and the morning sun in my face. This always makes me extremely happy and glad to be living in Stockholm