My Farewell Tour

I made the decision to close my brick and mortar store, Klaradal, in early January which was after I had already booked an early winter shopping trip. I decided to go ahead with the trip since I also had art, which I had purchased at Swedish auction houses in the fall of 2016, that needed to be retrieved.
My husband, who has a cousin who is ailing, decided to join me for part of the trip. We arrived Friday, February 17th and spent the afternoon picking up the aforementioned purchased art.  We then checked into the mini apartment in Peter’s cousin’s building and enjoyed catching up over cocktails (mixed by the best bartender I know – Peter!) and a late dinner.

Saturday morning we headed to another auction house, picked up our purchases and bought some art boxes for when I air freight these items home.  Dinner included Peter’s other cousin who had traveled from Gothenburg to visit with all of us.  It was a fun evening.

Sunday morning we hit my favorite Sunday flea market.  I found a couple of paintings to buy and a few small items.  Mostly I was just saying good-bye to my favorite vendors.  We then went to a Cafe Bel Monde – which is a short walk from the square.  I enjoyed a latte and classic Swedish cinnamon roll.  Peter chose the healthy fresh salad with chicken.  We thought we would head over to the Antique Fair which was on its last day but….jet lag took over and we instead headed home for a pre-dinner nap.

It was the perfect way to re-charge before cooking dinner for the cousins.