Saturday, June 25, 2011

Midsummer- Swede for one night

Last night, one of my best New York friends, Emilia, invited me to a house party to celebrate Midsummer
Midsummer is a typical North European holiday that originated in Sweden many years ago.

The celebration took place in the breathtaking Soho apartment of a Swedish friend of Emilia. I felt like I was in Sweden for one night.
Even thou New York's weather didn't really feel like summer, everybody was wearing "summery" clothes.
The distinctive touch of this celebration is to wear a beautiful handmade flower crown wreath
The day before the event, I had to go to a "flower store" [Whole Foods Market- 95 East Houston St. NYC] to find a bunch of little flowers and leaves that I used to make my own wreath. Obviously, I didn't have any idea how to do a flower crown, so I went to my girlfriends place to learn.
I had so much fun preparing for this event, that next Midsummer I'm planning to celebrate it like an authentic Swede in Gothenburg with my Swedish girlfriends.
The night was lively, the wine, food and laughter didn't stop flowing all night long. Probably the only word I learn in Swedish was "SKÅL!", it means "Cheers!".

I captured some moments of the night, here you can have a slightly idea whats the Midsummer feels like. . .

2 comments:

  1. Claritaaaaa gracias a ti!! Tu en tu blog tb estas divine. . .

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