Finnish summer is short and cold…
That’s the myth, anyway. Not true, if you ask me. Summer lasts 3 months (June, July, August) and it can be sunny and warm and lovely. Or rainy and cold. Or anything in between. In that respect it is no different from summer in many other places, including Britain. So, I don’t really need a different summer wardrobe for each country, I just keep transporting my clothes back and forth…
And how often do I travel between these two countries? Well, it depends… I spent most of July in Britain. Now I’ve been in Finland for 3 weeks, and it feels like a long time… But Professor M has enjoyed spending weekends in Helsinki for change. Maybe it’s because we both think this is the best time of the year here: it’s warm and sunny, but the evenings are getting cooler and darker.
And we can go ‘island-hopping’, exploring summer restaurants (= restaurants on small islands, accessible by boat and open in summer only). For this photo shoot we took a ferry to visit Suomenlinna, a cluster of interconnected islands and a world heritage site within Helsinki city limits.
Anyway, I thought we needed a slightly old-fashioned, rustic setting to match this white sundress (you may remember me wearing it on a hot day on the Isle of Wight last year), and this seemed like the perfect place. And yes, there is a nice restaurant, too…
dress: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania (old) / bag: Coach (s/s 2014) /
shoes: Gabor / sunglasses. Dolce & Gabbana
location: Suomenlinna, Helsinki
And on the ferry, on our way back to the mainland, I snapped this photo of the gorgeous August sunset.
Enjoy the late summer sunshine, wherever you are!
PS: Have you seen the latest DILETTANTE ARTIST post yet? Today the theme is Pop Art…
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