On the Finnair flight home from Finland, I glanced out the window to discover this incredible vision: a vast expanse of snow and glacier falling into the sea. The route home took us across the Arctic Circle and the coast of Greenland. That gives you an idea of how far North the amazing city of Helsinki is; it seems to defy its latitude with its temperate summer and Cosmopolitan ways. It IS a tiny metropolis, as they say, walkable everywhere, rich with beautiful design (down to the slightest detail) and wondrous foods. I am filled up with ideas and will soon blog the island summer houses, and crazy wild mushrooms and berries, and fierce artists, and a fashion photographer who turned into a farmer….