Midsummer trip: Pärnu, Estonia

Helsinki, 20 degrees

Midsummer trip: Pärnu, Estonia

Helsinki, 26 degrees

Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

Yesterday we had a stunning 33 degrees in Helsinki, woop woop! Who ever thought it could get that warm in Helsinki still in June? And guess what? My two-week-long holiday starts tomorrow! Double woop woop! To get you into the happy mood of this blog post, I picked this awesome song by Studio Killers that always makes me happy!


It's time to finally show you what my Midsummer trip to Pärnu, Estonia was all about! I got invited to this trip by one of my best friends and it didn't take a long time for me to decide to go. Usually Midsummer is celebrated here in Finland in the countryside, at lake cottages and so on, but I thought it was refreshing to try something completely different for a change. Spending time with some of my best friends sounded too good to refuse, especially since everybody has busy lives and it's difficult to find occasions when everybody has days off work at the same time. 

With the blessing of my better half, last Thursday I headed with five other girls to Estonia! Have a look, and see what we did during the first day in Pärnu. I'll have to divide the blog posts about the trip and write several blog posts about it since I got quite excited with my camera and took a lot of photos so bear with me!

Taste of Helsinki

Helsinki, 24 degrees

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Floral resort

Helsinki, 21 degrees

Light blue collar shirt, white biker jacket and Helsinki Day

Helsinki, 17 degrees

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When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it.

After several exceptionally hot weeks, Helsinki has this week mainly had quite typical summery weather - rain that is. Summer rain is different than any other kind of rain since it's still warm and kind of romantic. I've been busy at work, but once again I've had the absolute pleasure of meeting the most inspiring and fun people! This week we've been celebrating the Helsinki Week so the city has been filled with exciting events! My loyal companions for this week have been my two new purchases: my light blue collar shirt and white biker jacket.

As many of you readers know, I've been obsessed with light blue collar shirts for some time now. I've been seeing them everywhere, but I've had trouble with finding the perfect one for me. I love light blue collar shirts in the summertime, they're just so effortlessly elegant and comfortable at the same time. With black jeans, the light blue collar shirt can radiate a sense of rock spirit whereas with a skirt it becomes very sharp. What do you think of light blue collar shirts?

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Another obsession of mine has been white biker jackets. The white version is so much more luminous than the common black one. I think a white biker jacket can bright up any outfit! Have you fallen for white biker jackets already?

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I was thrilled when I finally found my light blue collar shirt from Jackpot! It so comfortable since it's a cotton shirt but doesn't wrinkle that easily. I've combined it with my favorite jeans right now, the white ones. I also found this amazing white biker jacket on Asos! Even though people think Finns don't talk that much, I've actually got compliments for the jacket even from shop assistants! The jacket is made from breathable, silky woven fabric and has silver-tone studs. I love its asymmetric zip fastening!


I've been so madly in love with this jacket that I took it on me when we celebrated Helsinki's birthday last Wednesday with a huge picnic in the city center! It was a fun idea, to turn the Esplanade Park, also known as the catwalk of Helsinki, into a huge picnic setting!

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 The streets that usually are busy with cars, were now set with tables! What a difference it made!

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I had queued for 45 minutes at the town hall to get me and my friends some table reservations - but it was worth it! It was a truly unique experience in the city I've lost my heart to. I brought a cheesecake from a local bakery called Kakkukeisari with me, it was delicious!


This is truly how the Helsinki Day should be celebrated! Long live Helsinki (that was founded back in 1550)!

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Do you celebrate your city's founding date somehow? What are your newest summer purchases?

Home decor inspiration

Helsinki, 16 degrees

Olive green

Helsinki, 24 degrees

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Hanami cherry blossom party 2013

Helsinki, 26 degrees