Postcard from Malmö

Folkets Park Peacock, Malmö

It's seven years since I last visited Malmö and in that time the city has transformed from post industrial port into a colourful model of eco-friendliness. I walked through the fabulous Folkets Park and explored the streets around Möllevångstorget. Möllan is Malmö's multicultural hub, renowned for its fruit and veg market and packed with restaurants and cafés, as well as being a destination for second hand clothes shopping.

From industrial to colourful, out and about in Malmö
Back walls of the old Mazetti chocolate factory building
Streets of Malmö
Wooden horse and clog shop - every town should have one!

The city's central cobbled streets are lined with design boutiques and independent shops. A highlight was a visit to Moderna Museet Malmo, a small modern art gallery that's just the right size to spend a couple of rainy hours. I saw a beautifully curated exhibition of post impressionist paintings, Nils Dardel and the Modern Age and contemporary video installation show The New Human, before visiting the museum's bright orange café and nursing a soya latte until the sky cleared.

Concrete balconies, Malmö

24 Hours in Stockholm

Shoemakers shop window, Stockholm

A flying visit to Stockholm gave me the chance to sample the textures and colours of this stunning Scandinavian city. The motive for my trip was an invitation to take part in a photo shoot for Gudrun Sjödén's spring 2016 catalogue – a day's work in the best possible circumstances, with the most wonderful people. Photos from the shoot will be released in January 2016, but for the canny there's a sneak preview @gudrunsworld. I'm keen to find out which photos from the day are chosen for the spring catalogue but have to wait until January along with everyone else! So for now, here's a sample smörgåsbord of Sweden's beautiful capital instead.

Gudrun Sjödén Stockholm
Painted postbox, Old Town
Colour and texture on the streets of Stockholm
Sweden's oldest tobacco shop
Sightseeing, Stockholm