Monday, July 28, 2014
I I mean, what's not to like? The Swedish archipelago is known all around the world for its enchanting and magical islands and nature, filled with lushy green trees, birds, perfects spots to put a spontaneous anchor or just take a dip, preferably in the evening, naked when no one is watching.
This nature that we have, that come alive like nothing else during summer time, well it's just breath taking and free for everyone to take parts of and enjoy.
I had been eager for years to show M how I spent my summers, on the sea, in a boat, going from island to island, eating lunch at some lovely restaurant, mostly unknown for those not familiar with the sea or the areas, bathing when were we felt as there and then and cruise around, slowly having coffee in the boat or speeding, just to feel the strong wind in our hair.
The liberty and the soul-cleaning that happens when you sit in front of the boat, looking out on the waves clapping against the boat, creating these perfectly made slashes and fractions on the surface only known through these circumstances - well it's like food for the soul.
I was also thrilled to take our two boys to this experience and sure it's a lot of work with two small children on a boat, going off and on the boat with life west and all packing necessary when moving around with them, but oh was it worth it!
Sunday, July 27, 2014
My lack of updates this time is purely for the fact that we've been spending some days in my families country house and been out in the breath taking Swedish archipelago for a few days by boat. It's hard to describe our last couple of days. But they were absolutely amazing! 32° and sunny, clear blue water, cobs and islands where ever you looked and water warm and pleasant, perfect for swimming and playing.
We stopped for archipelago lunches every day with sea food at some of the lovely restaurants out on the islands and just enjoyed the best time ever. I have so many pictures I would like to show you ... It will come very soon. My small boys, our new house and just family life in average keeps me very busy as I've mentioned before.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Living very close to this treasure, we always have them super fresh ordered or served at the local restaurants but they are sent all over the world and are very appreciated. The water is neither salt nor sweet but a combination, so they taste as they should which means, not too much sea.
My man took me here yesterday and of course we had fresh fish and oysters. With Pastis, another classic in this south part of the world, slightly stronger then the recommended 1/5 (one Pastis, five parts water) but who's counting? It was the celebration of the French National day so since we had the cutest balcony seating on the second floor of the small place, we could see everything from there, all over to Seté. It was magical.
(coat: byMalene Birger, leo top: here, skirt: H&M & bag: Louis Vuitton)