So, tomorrow, on the 1st of June, some of the Covid 19-related restrictions will be lifted. Bars and restaurants will be open again, just in time for the summer season. Of course, there will still be limits set on the number of people in such places, opening times, alcohol consumption…
What has alcohol consumption got to do with Covid 19, you might ask. Well, this is Finland, it is summer, and the weather is wonderful (which cannot be taken for granted). This combination means that every bar and restaurant (especially those with outdoor seating) will be full, and people will be in the mood to celebrate, not just because of the restrictions being lifted but because it’s summer, and because it’s warm and sunny. Hey, this if Finland; it makes sense. Sort of.
Anyway… the ‘celebrating’ can get a bit out of hand (just remember last year, after the Hockey world Championships…), and alcohol consumption tends to increase in correlation with the temperature.
But let’s talk about the location for this photoshoot: nicknamed ‘Mummotunneli’ (= ‘Granny Tunnel’) because it is very popular with ladies of a certain age, it has a reputation of being the local cougar hunting ground. Or a place where free-spirited Boomers and GenXers (of both sexes) can enjoy a nice dinner, or a drink or two (or five) in a (mostly) Millennial-free zone.
Anyway… This little courtyard (with several shops and restaurants) has never been so empty. But I thought it was the perfect backdrop for my ’emerging-from-the-suburbs’ look: my now-regular athleisure ‘uniform’ of navy and white stripes smartened up with proper shoes (OK, ballerina flats, whatever) a pair of glam sunnies and a city-slick bag…
poncho: Marja Kurki / dress: Cos (old) / bag: Furla (old) /
shoes: Jenny / sunglasses: Nina Ricci (old)
Are you looking forward to summer?
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