Sapphire Recommends

I put together a list of services that I love. Some are restaurants, shops, online stores, or things to make life easier.

Some of the recommendations are affiliates so that I get a few pennies when you sign up with the service. The vast majority are just places I love and want to recommend.

Ingrids Candy Shop
Looking for Swedish candy but live outside Sweden? Then Ingrids Candy Shop is your go-to place. They ship to pretty much anywhere in the world and they package each candy (in 100 gram bags) separately so your salty licorice and sweet caramels don’t have to fraternize.

The Liffey
Our favorite and The Pub for Lost in Stockholm lovers. Located in Gamla Stan, it’s a great spot to meet up with friends and even a better spot if you love sports: rugby, football, hockey. Check out their Facebook page for the latest events and happenings.

Scandinavian Photo Shop
They have a great collection of lenses, filters, and photo equipment. Located on Kungsholmen.

MOO Cards
They’re MOO!!! They make beautiful business mini cards, business cards, greeting cards, postcards (we ordered Save the Date and Thank You cards), and stickers.
Moo Cards is plain old awesome.

Mobile Phone Operator
Since I’m really cheap (and also had a lot of issues), I never got a regular cell phone plan. It is easy to buy a prepaid sim card and refill amounts at any 7-Eleven, PressbyrĂ„n and most convenience stores. The best part with Halebop is that they offer free text messaging to anyone around the world for free if you make a minimum deposit per month. Yay for cheap!

Most popular are of course, eharmony, and be2 for paid dating. For free dating, I loved OK Cupid as it’s geared towards young-middle age and hip people.

3 thoughts on “Sapphire Recommends”

  1. hey lady, so you mention that SIM carrier up above has free text messaging but which SIM card seller would you recommend for someone taking over an unlocked iphone (since they sell them like that now and my time in Sweden is unknown- can’t sign a contract) that would offer web and maybe is most popular so that it doesn’t fully eat my credit?


  2. Daniela,

    All kontantkort SIM cards (prepaid SIM cards) are for unlocked phones. For phone and data, you can get Halebop, Tele2, Telia. You should look into the charges on their websites to see which works best for you.

    I looked at Halebop’s mobile surf options on the prepaid sim ( and it was a bit confusing. From what I gather, if you get the sim card, get the HallĂ„ one since you can everyone on all networks at the same price. Then you can add on mobilsurf to your prepay.

    Anyway, decide what you want to do the most:
    1. Text
    2. Call
    3. Surf

    Let us know how it goes!

  3. I have to admit, Moo Cards are quite good. They were recommended to me by another photographer and at first I really wanted to buy local, but after a good long search I gave up and tried Moo. So happy I did! Pretty good quality for the price.

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