When you are in Sweden, you can't help but notice the sky.
It feels bigger than in other places in Europe
and bluer too.
In Sweden, I visited an idyllic island
with red houses, green trees, crystalline sky, and fresh air from the sea.
I sampled Swedish specialties
buttery sweet rolls and tea
made with your choice of cardamom or cinnamon
and traditional Swedish meatballs too (yes, they tasted much better than at Ikea :)
I strolled around Stockholm's Old Town
and admired the yellow ochre buildings
and even a German cathedral.
But best of all, I got to visit with Karin Eriksson
and see her gorgeous store manos in person,
where each corner
is even more beautiful than the next.
Thank you Karin!
Coming up - Glorious Sweden: Part II, including Karin's recommendations for the artsy district of Soedermalm in Stockholm, plus my trip to Gothenburg to visit Swedish artist Camilla Engman.