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Friday, June 21, 2013

Glad midsommar till alla mina vänner och läsare i Sverige. Jag önskar jag kunde vara med dig just nu!; Awesome turnout at Battery Park on Friday night at Swedish Consulate of New York's Swedish Midsummar Festival; ♥ #midsommar, #sweden, @MarieSerneholt, #nycmidsummer, #swedennewyork, #FIKA,

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Glad midsommar till alla mina vänner och läsare i Sverige. Jag önskar jag kunde vara med dig just nu! ♥


Location: Tingaröd, Skivarp; Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

Even Marie Serneholt, one of our favorites, played the role of garland-clad siren on the rocks of the lake yesterday, as these great photos from her blog at Swedish ELLE's website prove quite conclusively, down to the gold and blue ribbon on her left wrist:
http://marie.elle.se/gardagens-80/
In a word -heavenly!

I found out a few days after I got back from my trip to Stockholm in January that I missed running into Marie at Fotografiska, which is the crazy amazing and beautiful Museum of Photography, by only a few days.
To have been able to meet music dynamos like Anni Bernhard at the beginning of the trip, as I did, and Marie Serneholt at the end, as I could've, would have been perfect bookends in my book.

Here are some sweet photos that Matie snapped there that also appeared on her very popular blog: http://marie.elle.se/en-onsdag-pa-fotografiska/

Marie is also the new host of TV4's Bingolotto singing show.
Here's a recent interview on TV4's Nyhetsmorgon about the new gig and her having grown up watching the show like so many other people, but it's in Swedish.

As some of you who know me reasonable well already know, when I see her, I always think of American singer Mandy Moore, too, and how much I expected her to have a larger profile in the U.S. doing TV shows and variety things, just like Marie does now in Sweden.

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Marie Serneholt, @MarieSerneholt


More on Midsommar traditions at 
http://www.sweden.se/eng/Home/Lifestyle/Traditions/Celebrating-the-Swedish-way/Midsummer/



Strandvägen in Stockholm; Photo: Henrik Trygg/imagebank.sweden.se

Meanwhile, here I am in hot & humid Hallandale Beach -and missing out on delicious Swedish strawberries!


Awesome turnout at Battery Park on Friday night at Swedish Consulate of New York's Swedish Midsummar Festival!









More photos at their Instagram site:  http://instagram.com/swedennewyork 
https://twitter.com/swedennewyork



Midsommar commercial for a sale at Elgiganten Sverige that crams as many traditions into 21 seconds as is humanly possible.  http://youtu.be/ldNrI8hlP40

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