There is something about Europe that is so wonderful. I feel so fortunate to have lived in Finland for a year in high school as a Rotary Exchange Student to really get the full flavor of it. Every time I’m back, if only briefly, I’m captured by its style and sensibility.
Street cars gliding along. Staircases nestled in the woods. Fields of wildflowers and blissfully green trees en route from the airport. Stuttgart is a fabulous little city.
Even better is European hospitality. My colleague and I are staying at some friends of hers that she’s worked with in Africa and the Middle East, and now they find themselves in an incredible apartment (if you can call the four bedroom flat that!) in Stuttgart.
Last night I enjoyed one of the most incredible meals I’ve had in a long time. At this time of year, the delicacy is white asparagus. Topped with Hollandaise sauce, new potatoes, and a petite fillet mignon, you can’t really get better than that.
Now off to business meetings for the day. Hoping not to freeze too badly today. All my suits are for Africa. So I’ll be suffering in sandals.