Lodestars Anthology is not your traditional travel magazine. Focusing on one country per issue, it is instead an independent publication all about place, journeys and discovery. Made up of a collection of guides, interviews, essays, photographs and illustrations, the focus is on capturing colour and verve. By looking at a destination’s history, charm, quirks, secret corners and fascinating residents, Lodestars Anthology aims to encapsulate the essence of a country in a very fresh way.
In this issue:
Rich in coastal hideaways, ancient archipelagos and islands rising from the sea, Sweden has a fondness for the sublime. With remote restaurants challenging palates and expectations, hotels carved from ice and pathways draping her frontiers, this is a country of extremes. But its cosmopolitan icons, and cities famed for their food, flair and design, also set hearts aflutter. Seasonal splendour allows creatives to delight in the daring and while there is a sense of wildness, the landscape shaped by glaciers and blanketed in forest, solitude is easy to find. Visit this northern wonderland and you’ll soon discover that Swedish escapes are good for the soul.
Some featured destinations (and people):
Artist Brita Granström
Chef Daniel Berlin
ICEHOTEL and Lapland
Stockholm and the Stockholm archipelago
Göteborg and the West Coast
Ice fishing in Åre
A driving tour of Skåne
Essays on Swedish design and Falu Rödfärg