A surprise! My only warning was this: I was told to pack a bag with jeans, gym shoes, high heels, black dress, dinner dress and most mysteriously a snorkel. Then in the middle of a meeting at Select Collection I got kidnapped.
My charming kidnapper was none other than Gerald Amoudruz, Sales Manager at Air France/KLM in Sweden. Next thing I was on the back of his Harley Davidson heading for the Stockholm island of Södermalm.
|Heading through the traffic from our office|
|Arrival in Mariatorget - Gustaf Mellbin's Boutique|
|Thank you for bringing Leija to us - goodbye Gerald|
|Bubbly and friends|
|Surrounded by gorgeous lingerie|
|A gift card for shopping for something special|
|Ladies in black|
|Over from Finland my lovely friend Camilla|
On to Hallwyl House (Hallwylska Palatset). It reflects the luxury lifestyle of its owners in the 1890s who handed it over to Stockholm city as a museum in 1920, replete with their furniture, paintings and even clothing. Here we had our own private cultural tour...
|Our party on a private tour of the palace|
|History - Grevinnan Irma von Geijer - |
her parents Walther & Wilhemina von Hallwyl
built the extravagant palace
That was followed by a buffet dinner, with delightful desserts and red and white wine. Then...
|Presents from everyone - and I had to guess who from|
|Something borrowed, something blue|
|Lots of laughter, and lots and lots of laughter|
|And then a great nightspot - Riche|
It was a wonderful evening. Thank you Lena, Hanna, Ulrika and Louise for getting this party together.
But what about the snorkel on my packing list? Actually I did not pack it because at Select we never need to take snorkels when we travel. Our seaside hotels all have that kind of equipment...