So I spent Midsommar in Sweden with my best friend Linda and I have to say, Sweden kicks some serious butt. The people are tall and beautiful, not to mention well dressed, and the scenery is unlike anywhere else I’ve traveled to. In addition to the traditional Midsommar feast I was able to enjoy with her family, which included lots of herring and schnapps, I also managed to arrive just in time for the summer sales both in Sweden and in Copenhagen, Denmark. Between Spirit Store, Tiger of Sweden, Acne, and Birger Christensen both my brain and wallet nearly imploded. Actually, I think they did. I’m pictured in front of one of the largest walls of candy I’ve ever seen wearing an Acne blazer, T by Alexander Wang sweater, Diesel jeans, and my much battered and beloved Theyskens’ Theory boots.
PS The first and last photos were taken on the train that crosses the bridge between Sweden and Denmark, which is worth googling as it’s one of the most beautiful train rides in the world.
I was going to let this post stand alone with the photos but I couldn’t help but mention some of the sites that are pictured here. The mosque is in Casablanca and it is a combination of both massive size and sheer otherworldly beauty. Completely overwhelming and magnificent. The other place of note is the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, which is in the photos that have the vibrant shade of blue which is actually named for Majorelle, a painter and the creator of the garden. The garden was later bought by Yves Saint Laurent and his ashes are scattered there. Lastly, the jars of spices was taken at a Moroccan apothecary, where I made sure to pick up some of their world famous Argan oil in addition to a few other herbal remedies. The room of herbs was huge, and I’m pretty sure they had a holistic answer to almost every ailment you could think of.