The sea and the sun, the Nordic edition…
I love the sea. No, I don’t sail, and I can’t swim. And I spent (most of) my childhood living by a lake. But I’ve lived in a city by the sea for over 2/3 of my life, and I couldn’t imagine living (full-time) anywhere that is landlocked.
And of course my dream is to one day have a sea view of my own. Yes, one day. When I’m rich. You know, win the Lottery or something. Given the real estate prices in this town, that’s what it would take. But, one can always dream…
Lucky for me, Helsinki has about 123 km shoreline, with 315 islands withing the city limits (some of them are very small…). Quite a few of these islands are recreational areas and accessible to the public. So, even without that elusive Lottery win, the seaside is within my reach, if not for 24/7, then at least for a day.
And the best part? I don’t need to own a sailing boat to to visit one of the pretty little islands, either; a dinner reservation is enough.
I’m talking about summer restaurants, of course. In case you’re not familiar with the concept, let me explain. A summer restaurant is only open during summer (the sea is frozen in winter…), often (but not always) situated on an island and accessible by a shuttle boat.
I can’t even remember how many times we’ve had a photo shoot on this island. But if you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may have seen it before, at least once or twice…
And yes, you’d think that with 315 islands there’s no shortage of shooting locations. Yet, we always seem to end up in the same place.
That’s because of the food. Professor M is a bit of a foodie (well, so am I), and he chose the restaurant. And he’s very loyal to his favourite restaurants, and wants to make sure we visit each of them at least once every summer…
top: Part Two / trousers: Noom / sunglasses: Prada /
shoes: Van Dal (old) / bag: Furla (old) /
magnifying glass necklace: vintage / watch: Skagen
location: Sirpalesaari, Helsinki
Do you like the sea?
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