Once a weekend!



The highlight of the weekend aside from being sick and in hospital, Saturdays have become my favorite days to explore new places, cities in Sweden.

Few weeks ago I went to visit Vaxholm. Me and my boyfriend took the Waxholmsboalget boats to the in the Stockholm archipelago.
We found out later on that you can actually go to the town by bus using your SL card. Still taking the ferry was magical especially on the way back to Stockholm. The view was so pretty and it was a sunny day!

The best thing to do in Vaxholm is to simply stroll around. Don’t forget to stroll along the harbour. 
Vaxholm is the name of both a town and the island it is on and is located in the central portion of the archipelago.
Thanks to google search I found the best place for a Swedish “fika”, Vaxholms Hembygdsgårds Café which is beautifully situated on a small peninsula. There you will find all sorts of traditional Swedish dishes like cold-roasted salmon with dill stewed potatoes, smoked shrimps and the classic “shrimp sandwich” (in Swedish: räkmacka). Not to even mention the amazing desert buffet with cookies and pastries! OMG yum yum for the nuf nuf tummy.

The first thing you may notice when arriving at Vaxholm, apart from a boat petrol station, is its fortress. It was constructed under King Gustav Vasa in the 16th century, though most of it was rebuilt in the 19th century. It protected Stockholm city successfully from the Danes in the 17th century and the Russians in the 18th. The view from above is really amazing especially on a sunny day.
We had early dinner before we leave the island at Magasinet i Waxholm
This restaurant has everything you would want, great organic food, great wine, great view, friendly staff and a shop underneath to browse. 

Have a nice weekend y’all, XOXO

BABY BLUE


Jasmine Elnadeem

Jasmine Elnadeem

Jasmine Elnadeem

Last week, oh, days were long and very productive filled with photoshoots with my boyfriend, full days at the office, cycling classes and a birthday dinner for Kajsa.

Since we don’t have a car, I have to bring everything I need when I leave the house in the morning, so my bags are usually filled with strange things from training clothes to snacks and my precious laptop. I usually I have more than one bag Lol!

Jasmine Elnadeem

Jasmine Elnadeem

Finally I managed to visit Uppsala and it was a sunny day.Uppsala is really a perfect destination for a short visit. The plan was not to have a plan and just walk around the city. We visited the 13th century Uppsala Cathedral for Gothic architecture, ate ice cream, had lunch and just enjoyed a sunny day!

Where should we go this weekend? Any suggestions?

Love from Sweden! XOXO

Midsommar – like a Swede!


Midsummer, also known as the summer solstice. Scientifically, that means that Earth’s northern pole was as tilted toward the sun as it’s going to be all year. 
Sweden marks today with big celebrations, and for the first time I’m heading to the north of sweden to celebrate the Swedish “Midsommar” and to soak up the sun in the countryside, alongside the lake.

I might learn how to dance like a frog lolllll and of course getting exceptionally drunk is something of a Midsummer classic 😀

But for now I will enjoy the train trip and soon I’m surrounded with friends and dogs to celebrate the sun. XOXO