Taking advantage of a rare blazing weekend for a cautiously festive celebration of Kenneth’s 40th, including bathing in Stora Frillingen, kayaking at Trosa, and al-fresco dining beside Inger’s beautiful yoga barn in East Nyköping.
Many thanks to Kenneth and Stina for including us; for tremendous organizing, not least in unusual times; and for photos, along with Justin, Otso, and Erik.
Coffee break at Tempelgården, former Theosophists’ monument now sheltering collected works of local artist Olle Krantz on historic Visingsö.
Last day in Småland on magical Visingsö island, home to Iron-Age stone circles, medieval palace ruins, Renaissance churches, and fields of gold.
Props to Wisingsö Hotell for the simply cozy room & board.
Hike through Vretaholms eklandskap, a forest preserve just north of Gränna, with pit stops at the Grännaberget windmills and 17th-century Brahehus palace ruins.
Long weekend in the village of Gränna, infamous for treat shops, polar explorers, and fuzzy friends, 200 miles west from Stockholm on the shores of Lake Vättern.
Thanks to Hotell Högland for a relaxing spa-night stopover, and to Kerstin for effusive hospitality in her gorgeous Utsikten home!
10-pm sunset from our Vasastan loft.
Abundant trails and peaceful shores on Limön island in the Gävle archipelago.
Tour and tasting at Mackmyra‘s hyperefficient Gravity Distillery and cozy Whisky Village, Gävle.
July staycation / svemester in Gävle, two hours north of Stockholm.
Thanks to Grand Hotel Gävle for predictably pristine lodgings, and to Limon Bar and Ll’Amice for cozy outings.
Summertime cuddles with Vasastan neighbor Eva-Karin’s Norwegian-Forest / Ragdoll 4 week-old newborns.