Cooling Off By The Sea

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How do you cool off on a hot day?

Well, as far as I can see, you have two choices: sleep in your fridge or spend the day by the sea…

As much as I was tempted by the idea of camping inside the fridge, a trip to the seaside seemed like the more practical option, and a natural outcome of our voluntary exile in a downtown hotel a couple of weeks ago.

So, Professor M and I got on a shuttle boat to a small island a few hundred metres (yes, really) off the coast to enjoy the gentle breeze, and a nice dinner…

how to wear black and white in summer

Marimekko black and white pattern

Looking at these pictures now I realise that I forgot to take off the plaster (band-aid for my American readers) on my right foot. Of course, I could have just photoshopped it into oblivion, but I forgot that, too. That’s what hot weather does to me: it melts my brain…

Oh, you want to know what the plaster is for? Well, the day before these photos were taken I was wearing sandals. I love sandals. Unfortunately, my sandals don’t love me back.

What was that? Get a more feet-friendly pair of sandals? Been there, done that: I have 3 pairs of sandals, and none of them like me. Now you know why I always wear ballerina flats in summer…

summer restaurant

summer restaurant

summer restaurant

Right, let’s talk about the restaurant. There is  sailing club on the island (of course), so the nautical theme is reflected in the restaurant decor.

And the food, then? Excellent. Modern Nordic cuisine (= lots of fish, new potatoes and seasonal berries). Sorry, no photos as I’d be too embarrassed to take photos of my food…

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Outfit details:

trousers: Grizas / t-shirt: mango (old) /

bag and sunglasses: Marimekko (old) / shoes: Gabor (old)
location: Liuskasaari, Helsinki

How do you cool off on a hot day?


PS: have you seen the latest Dilettante Artist post?

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  1. Lisa
    15 August 2018 / 11:53 am

    Sounds like a lovely place and your outfit is darling! Never mind the bandaid. It had a story. Ha. I love ballarena flats for all seasons. I love the heat and hot places, but to cool down, its got to be near water somewhere with a cool breeze. Lisa

    • Tiina L
      17 August 2018 / 11:37 am

      Thanks, Lisa. I'm not a fan of hot weather, it makes me feel quite uncomfortable, and I'm prone to heat exhaustion. So, a hot summer is quite a challenge. I think I like hot weather just as little as I like very cold weather. Unfortunately, I have to cope with both..,

  2. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    16 August 2018 / 8:19 am

    That looks wonderful and so much better than standing in the fridge! Love your outfit Tiina. Hope you are still enjoying the breeze xx Maria

    • Tiina L
      17 August 2018 / 11:37 am

      Thanks! It has got a bot cooler now, and nobody is happier about that than me.

  3. señora Allnut
    16 August 2018 / 8:30 am

    so fabulous that you could go out and have some sea breeze and feel that marvellous coolness!You look lovely in your black&white outfit, really comfortable. Sorry that you didn't found a pair of comfy sandals, sometimes it's hard to find them. I have had to buy sport sandals, because most of my 'comfy' sandals are only for a short walk!besos

    • Tiina L
      17 August 2018 / 11:39 am

      Thanks. Yes, the sea is never too far away in Helsinki. Even though I live in the suburbs, it takes me only about 30 minutes to get to the sea.Yes, sandals… I've bought so many sandals in my lifetime, and none of them seem to be any good. So, ballerina flats it is, then.

  4. mummabstylish
    16 August 2018 / 7:35 pm

    Fabulous, and you look superbly cool. Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Tiina L
      17 August 2018 / 11:40 am

      Thanks, Jacqui.

  5. Elegance and Mommyhood
    22 August 2018 / 5:20 am

    Love your fun spirit in this post. You are funny. Great dinner from the sounds of it. But I love the tee, bag and sunglasses. =)Thank you for linking up with Thursday Moda last week. A new one will be live on Wed at 8 PM Eastern time so join it again, my friend. =) Meanwhile there is a new poem on my blog, hope you like it. It is a good one. ;-)

    • Tiina L
      22 August 2018 / 12:18 pm

      Thanks, Ada!

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