I spent most of my time there walking around, gazing upward, marveling at the breathtaking architecture (and tripping over cobblestones).
Even the more modern aspects of the city — the pubs and chippies on every corner, the tea shop with cute cake stands, the bunting-filled arts and crafts store — Edinburgh is filled to the brim with charm and personality.
Driving away from the city as the sunset painted the sky a perfect background for the castles, it truly felt like a fairytale.
Although I only spent 24 hours in Helsinki, it felt like much longer. By the time I arrived I had been on planes, trains, and buses for too many days to count and I felt like a walking zombie. That day in Helsinki felt dreamy and illusory, moving in slow motion in the best way.
The air in Helsinki was biting, but crisp and refreshing in an invigorating way. Styles are simple and modern, but bursting with color. The people are subtle and kind, constantly surprising you with their generosity.
Sara and Jussi made the trip. Warm and welcoming, funny and sweet, easy to be around — I felt like I had known them for years. Not to mention that the way they treated each other was beyond touching; best friends with the utmost respect for one another. It was inspiring.
Not to overload you on little films, but lately I’ve been dying to relive my trip to Europe. Our drive through the Scottish Highlands to the Isle of Skye was one of the most amazing experiences of my life thus far, and in retrospect it seems completely surreal. This video makes me feel all kinds of nostalgic and sometimes puts a little lump in my throat (although it doesn’t even begin to do justice to the beauty of the highlands)! Hope you enjoy.