Finnish illustrator and artist Linda Linko caught our eye with Facebook posts of her seemingly enjoyable trip to Sweden. We asked her to share with us the top moments of her 24 hours in the beautiful Hotel Vår Gård in Stockholm.
What was the purpose of your trip?
I was meeting a client and having a bit of fun!
Where did you stay in Stockholm?
Highlights of your trip?
When I almost fell asleep in a beautiful bath of my suit.
When I realized I'm not embarrassed of taking selfies.
What projects are you working on at the moment?
About the trip.. Linda will tell you all about it:
For months I've been watching your unreal vacation pictures from Thailand, Mexico, South Africa etc. Now I want to you all to know I AM ALSO TRAVELLING. To Sweden. For one day. With this tiny plane.
HELP YOURSELF FIRST AND THEN HELP YOUR FRIEND AS IT SAYS IN THE SAFETY ON BOARD PAMFLET.
EVEN THE INTERNET KNOWS
I HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE
SELFIE TIME. BUT CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL HOW TO TAKE THE PHONE AWAY FROM MY FACE
THIS IS HOW COFFEE AND A TINY BISQUIT LOOK LIKE IN SWEDEN. But I have no more time to talk about it because I BETTER HURRY FOR MY VERY IMPORTANT MEETING
COFFEE ROOM FOR MY TASTE
ART FOR MY TASTE — at Vår Gård Saltsjöbaden.
MORE ART FOR MY TASTE
EVEN MORE ART FOR MY TASTE
HOW MY MEETING WENT
HUNGRY FINNISH WOMAN EATING DUCK ALONE IN THE RESTAURANT. I CAN HEAR MY OWN ROUSKUTUS
MIND OF A FINNISH WOMAN BLOWN BY THIS FISH THING. KIND OF ROLL OF WHITE FISH WITH SHRIMPS, EGGS AND SPINACH WITH MUSTARD SAUCE. FINNISH WOMAN HAPPY AND FULL
FINNISH WOMAN ATE A WHOLE BASKET OF BREAD (BECAUSE IT WAS SO GOOD), SAID NO WHEN ASKED IF SHE WANTED MORE (BECAUSE SHE WAS EMBARRESED), IMMIDIATELY REGRETTED AND ASKED FOR MORE LATER (WITH A NERVOUS LAUGH), COULDN'T EAT THEM AFTER ALL — feeling sorry.
FINNISH WOMAN IS SPEECHLESS. IT'S SO GOOD IT'S LIKE IT'S WHISPERING STORIES IN EVERY BITE. OR IS IT THE WINE?
WHY ARE THEY SO SMALL? — feeling entertained.
HOW ABOUT A BATH?
FINNISH WOMAN CAN'T SLEEP THE BED IS TOO COMFORTABLE
FOR THE PAST 12H I'VE HAD 2 SHOWERS AND A BATH BECAUSE THE SHOWER IS NICE AND THE BODY WASH HAS A FLOWERY SMELL — feeling clean.
THE ARCHITECTURE OF FINNISH WOMAN SLEEPING
DECISIONS : GLITTER SICKS OR MARIMEKKO SOCKS I ONCE STOLE FROM A FRIEND
TRAVEL LIGHT AND KEEP THINGS IN ORDER I ALWAYS SAY
I WANT THIS FLOWER THING. THIS MUST BE A SIGN OF A LURKING MIDDLE AGE.
LITTLE BIT OF LIPSTICK BECAUSE WE ARE IN STOCKHOLM, AND I'M READY TO GO.
ALL FOR ME. MY FRIEND ONCE SAID THAT IN MY GRAVE STONE SHOULD BE A MENTION I HAD A VERY GOOD APPETITE.
WHY HAVEN'T I POSTED AN IMAGE OF MY FEET YET?
CASUALLY DRINKING COFFEE WITH STOLEN SOCKS
READING CORNER FOR MY TASTE
WHEN SWEDES MAKE ART HA HA
FINNISH FAKE FUR BALL READY TO GO HOME
THANK YOU VÅR GÅRD. YOU LOOKED, TASTED, AND SMELLED GOOD. FINNISH WOMAN HAPPY! IT'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE TO ILLUSTRATE YOU :) — feeling loved at Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden.
See what illustrator and artist Linda Linko does when not travelling: lindalinko.com