August 7 was our three-year wedding anniversary!
Conrad and I celebrated with a little staycation at a charming hotel in the Stockholm archipelago. Though we are usually quite low-key about our anniversary, this year we felt like doing something a bit more special.
Thankfully, I remembered that I had a gift card from my office from Christmas last year that was expiring this (!!) month, so I got online and looked at what gift options were offered, and saw that one option was to book an overnight stay at a boutique inn with a 3-course dinner. Sold!
We chose Säby Säteri, an old Swedish mansion-turned-hotel & conference center, surrounded by forest, meadows, and the rocky coast of the Baltic Sea.
After exploring the gorgeous hotel grounds, we changed into some comfy clothes and took a short walk to the seaside before dinner.
How gorgeous is this place? We couldn’t get over the beautiful surroundings. Finally, our stomachs rumbling audibly, we raced back to the room to change once more for our romantic anniversary dinner.
My handsome date ❤
Seeing as this was a holiday, I did not bring my DSLR camera so I only have these iPhone pics to share, but I’m not that sad because not having my camera allowed me to truly relax and enjoy some quiet time with my love. I wish I had taken more photos of the food though, because it was DI-VINE. Truly delicious, fresh, and made from only local ingredients, not to mention the impeccable wine pairings offered.
After an amazing night’s sleep, we woke up feeling happy, relaxed, and hungry for breakfast! Again, no photos taken as my phone battery had died, but the breakfast spread did not disappoint, with fresh fruit, smoothies, eggs, bacon, toast, pastries, you name it.
Not going to lie…it was pretty hard to leave this stunning place!
But it’s always good to see this face again 🙂
And now, having really enjoyed the summer as much as possible, we both feel completely ready for a change of season. Bring it on, A/W18! And thank you to Säby Säteri for a wonderful anniversary celebration; we will definitely be back.
Have a great week,