Wednesday, September 14, 2011
While I was on vacation the last week of August, I headed to Sweden where autumn days have already begun and I found myself layering up every day to deal with the drastic temperature changes throughout the day thanks to temperamental Stockholm weather.
Linen Roll Up Pants - Madewell
Knit/Silk Shawl Collar Top - Richard Chai
Buckle Boots - Belle by Sigerson Morrison
Crossbody Convertible Satchel - Botkier
Lurex Scarf - Club Monaco
Leather Jacket - Jodi Arnold
This particular day I knew I would be in for a lot of walking as I visited the Drottningholm Palace – the official home of the Swedish royal family, the Chinese Pavilion and Drottningholm's Slottsteater. It was actually my first visit to a Palace so I was overwhelmed by the scale of not only the building itself but the sprawling grounds that contained other properties, cultivated gardens and even sheep. I learned so much about the history of Sweden that has been so well preserved as Sweden was never involved with any of the World Wars of this century. The building I saw showed both opulence and wealth as well of times of lesser fortune. The Drottingholm's Slottseater featured details that were actually constructed out of paper-mache and were painted to look like mouldings and doors.
After thoroughly exploring the Palace grounds when I finally sat down to have a tea, I made friends with a bird – or rather it made friends with my almond tart. I found myself charmed not only by beauty but charmed by nature too.