Kriss’s Top 5 – June

Season: Summer
Do I need to say more?

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Travel: Estonia
Best thing about Estonia? Its Summers and white nights. On the 23rd and 24th of June Estonians celebrate St John’s Day or Jaanipäev. Just a couple of days after summer solstice when night seems to be non-existent people light up bonfires across the county. I haven’t been back home during St Johns for years and I really look forward to getting my sleeping schedule messed up by these brief nights.

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Flowers: Peonies
Ever since my husband got me a big bunch of light pink peonies from London’s Columbia Road Flower Market on our first date more than 7 years ago, peonies have been my favourite flowers. Right now is the best time for flowers in Europe – they are big, colourful and versatile. Even though it´s not yet proper Summer outside, this piece of nature in my living room reminds me to stress less and take it easy. It’s June after all.

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Sport: Tennis
Guess by now you all know the story how I was supposed to become a pro tennis player. You also know it didn’t happen. But one can stop playing tennis and still admire the pros while dreaming to be as good of a player. Roland Garros and Wimbledon both make me equally excited this month. In that spirit, maybe I’ll dust off my tennis racket and finally try to beat my dad (has yet to happen).

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Music: Fleetwood Mac
If you´re in London end of June, please go to their concert and sing along for me. Can´t make it and I am sad.
Legend goes that my mum found a pair of Stevie Nick’s Ray-Ban’s at Amsterdam Schiphol airport about 20 years ago. She was having lunch at the table next to her and left them on the chair. As a child I didn´t care much for Fleetwood Mac but the sunglasses were cool. Now I love Fleetwood Mac and the glasses are still cool. But guess they will have to wait for the next concert opportunity.

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