Another busy week behind me – thank goodness it’s Friday. The upcoming weekend has a lot in store for us as we have our son’s last day of school, a graduation party and a christening to attend. I’m looking forward to all and I will fill you in next week.
Last Friday I had a dinner date with my daughter after work. First, we visited what must be the best children’s store in Helsinki – Zicco (Fredrinkinkatu 18). For the christening present, of course. I am sure you agree it looks very inviting!
Too bad that my children are so old that there’s nothing for them here. Maybe for my goddaughter though, as she’s only six.
Em and I had planned to try out the new bao bun place but it wasn’t open yet. Once again, this caused around an hour of aimless wandering trying to decide where to go. I don’t understand how this always happens to us, I guess we can’t agree on what we want. In the end we went to Il Birrificio which was okay. It’s actually a brewery as well as a restaurant, so it’s ideal for beer lovers. Which neither of us are, LOL!
The weekend was spent sailing. We went to Porkkala in Kirkkonummi. More on that in another post. I forgot my camera and was kicking myself the whole weekend. I used my phone instead. The best moment on Saturday was when I met up with a dear friend who lives in Porkkala for a walk, and on Sunday when I spotted fellow blogger, Katinka, on her boat when going home.
The bao bun place – Bunsai – was luckily open on Monday, so I finally got my fix of buns. I bought them take-away. They also have chicken wings. Bunsai is a pop-up on Ateneuminkuja and it was definitely the best foodie moment of the week.
On Tuesday hubby and I went on a leisurely cycling route and went for dinner to Café Mellsten.
They have very tasty salads on their menu.
I saw people doing some kind of group exercise. I need to find out who arranges this and if I could join them.
Espoo’s newbie is this new restaurant – Haukilahden ranta. It’s near Café Mellsten and Haukilahden Paviljonki. It might not look that nice from the distance.
But they even have sushi, nice looking salads, blinis.. Drinks too!
The best newbie in Helsinki is Löyly. It’s a public sauna/bar/restaurant. I will tell you more about it later but if you are a traveller in Helsinki now or very soon, make sure you go there, it’s amazing on a beautiful day. Hernesaaren ranta next to it has also expanded and there’s more restaurants to choose from than last summer.
On Wednesday we went sailing again. But as soon as we got the sails up, the wind died. We then just used the motor. I’m still not sure about sailing. I’m quite a fast-paced person so I really need a huge attitude change to start enjoying the fact that you have arrived when you are on the water. Our old motorboat took us anywhere in moments and I find myself missing it.
Now you can follow me on Snapchat (mrssuvi) in addition to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. I tried snapping a while ago but decided it was really silly. Now I understand the popularity behind the whole App. It’s quite fun to get a casual glimpse into other people’s lives without photoshopped images and fancy filters. Okay, Snapchat has those funny dog ear filters but it’s not the same. If you have a Snapchat account, let me know.
How was your week? What were your highlights?