Every year, us Swedes celebrate the brightest day of the year with a little holiday called Midsummer. It’s the best. Probably my favourite holiday of the whole year actually. But I have to say, this year was even a bit extra special.
Me and my bestie squad decided to spend the weekend at Anna’s summer house on an island in the archipelago of Gothenburg. This is literally the perfect place to celebrate midsummer and get that feeling of 100 % Swedish idyll.
As expected, we ended up having the most beautiful and hilarious days together. Let’s have a look.
First we all jumped into Anna’s little boat and headed off towards the right side of the island.
I was fully enjoying myself, finally having a weekend off work. Wearing my best red dress and my new cosy knit.
It’s tradition to wear flower crowns, so we all looked very dashing.
Walked through the little picturesque village on the island
And arrived at the house. Then we all got settled, had a few powernaps, and started getting the food ready.
How dreamy is this villa! Couldn’t have picked a better place.
And couldn’t complain on the view either. If you ever go to Gothenburg, please make sure to visit the archipelago. Needn’t say why.
All set with flower crowns, feeling fabulous. However it seems like the sharp sun resulted in me having a slight bitchface.
Anna and Anton laying out plates for the feast!
Then we all gathered around the table to have the most amazing food. Swedish potatoes with pickled herring, vegetarian skewers, beetroot pie, avocado salad, crawfish, egg halves, fresh bread and aioli. And a ridiculous amount of schnaps.
We also did a little trip with the boat to a tiny empty island, where Susanna and Anna bravely had a dip in the ocean.
Mathias posing in his right element.
Everything is just so visually appealing in this type of environment.
Like a painting. Gotta love nature <3
We played Kubb in the garden (we all sucked at it), sang vividly to our favourite power ballads and got the right and wrong amount of intoxicated.
Played silly 00’s hits from our childhood, danced around for hours in the rain, and had some good deep-talks until the sun went up.
What it all comes down to is that I love these people to the moon and back. We have all made a vow that we’ll spend every midsummer together from now on.
All and all: AN IMPECCABLE MIDSUMMER <3