Last night, after attending a few open houses and negotiating our way into a closed one, my friend and I ate delicious sushi at Sake before exploring Aker Brygge in the sunset. Being Midsummer’s night, the area was packed with people frolicking about, having drinks and dinner with good friends or smooching with their partner on benches and lawns.
Some even admired the great bonfire in front of the restaurants and the docks. It has to be said, I expected something more impressive than this from Aker Brygge – the fire was basically the size of a disposable barbeque!:
We were more impressed by the bonfire further out in the Oslo fjord – it looked like the entire island was going to catch fire!:
After the sushi, I had some ice cream for dessert, which the seagulls were eyeing up:
And here’s my outfit of the day, which consisted of summer layers over my Matthew Williamson for HM trousers from years ago:
Onda restaurant looks like an upside down boat and not surprisingly, serves excellent seafood. It’s on my must try list:
A jazz band was playing in front of the new Astrup Fearnley modern art museum, which is a gorgeous building in a prime location – the building behind me on the left:
After walking around the museum building people- and bonfire-watching, we headed for the sky bar in the luxurious The Thief hotel, where we enjoyed a declious Cloudy Bay, perched on bar stools to catch the last rays of sunshine. Oh, this is living the life, my friends!:
Even though you might not afford staying at the Thief, the hotel is worth a quick visit anyway, for three reasons: It’s cool bars; it’s extravagant collection of art, including a Warhol of Prince; and its opulent interiors, which cleverly merges the art seamlessly into the total design. There’s even video art in the elevators!
Luckily, on our way back home I came across this fountain that I can visit whenever my homesickness becomes unbearable – the sound and sight of the running water will feel like a normal (rainy) day in Bergen!:
I thank my paparazzi friend Lise Hjertaas for taking all the photographs this evening.