My home city Helsinki is like a little village. As nice it is to have coffee and do grocery and flower shopping on your home street, sometimes it is good to walk a little further and explore.
This time of the year, I love getting berries and mushrooms from a market place. Our corner store Anton&Anton also has a good selection of local and organic vegetables, fruit, bread, fish, meat and dairy.
Lately we have bought coffee beans from Mood Coffee Roastery, Levy chocolate from Anton&Anton, cheese, cold cuts and deli meats from Casa Italia, and pizza flour and other things we miss from Italy in La Tartufata. So just deciding what to eat over the weekend and getting the ingredients is a nice activity.
And there is Galerie Forsblom with their clarity and vision, a real pleasure to visit every time. After Ai Weiwei closing tomorrow, I look forward to Heikki Marila's paintings (Aug 25 – Sept 25) and Keith Sonnier's light works (Nov 25 – Jan 8). Find list of all exhibitions here.