Friday, November 7, 2014

An afternoon at Äppelfabriken on Faringsö

An afternoon at Äppelfabriken on Faringsö  on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com

A few Sundays ago, ready for some fresh air and a view of rolling greenery unmarred by architecture of any sort (even though I'm enamored with it), we borrowed my in-laws' car, picked up some friends and headed out to the countryside, which we arrived in less than 10 minutes after leaving the city. I still can't believe how close near-uninhabited land is!

Our destination was Äppelfabriken in Svartsjö on Faringsö (an island) 45 minutes away from Stockholm. I'd read about it on another expat's blog and thought a visit there would make a perfect fall day trip.

An afternoon at Äppelfabriken on Faringsö  on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
An afternoon at Äppelfabriken on Faringsö  on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
An afternoon at Äppelfabriken on Faringsö  on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
An afternoon at Äppelfabriken on Faringsö  on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com

But, there were hardly any apples left on the trees and those that were still dotting the branches weren't supposed to be picked, as the orchard was preparing to make a film. We had to snag one anyway, though, as a little girl had been promised an afternoon of apple picking and we couldn't disappoint her.

An afternoon at Äppelfabriken on Faringsö  on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
An afternoon at Äppelfabriken on Faringsö  on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com

Besides the lack of apples to be had, it also wasn't exactly as I'd expected, given how used I am to the apple and pumpkin farms of the Hudson Valley which are a little more dense and abundant, with well-populated rows and rows of trees and creeping vines to choose from. But in any case, the gorgeous drive there (where we saw elks racing across the meadow!), the utterly delicious and cozy fika we took inside one of the cottages, and the company made it worthwhile.

An afternoon at Äppelfabriken on Faringsö  on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
An afternoon at Äppelfabriken on Faringsö  on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
An afternoon at Äppelfabriken on Faringsö  on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com

* A version of this post appeared on View Stockholm. 

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3 comments :

  1. Candlelit COFFEE! I have discovered this phenomena via instagram and actually yesterday had my very first candlelit coffee in the morning! Besides the coziness, you're just killing me with all the island hopping! i am obsessed with islands, for this reason alone i want to visit sweden now! ahhhhhhh......... maybe we will visit your neck of the woods even before you guys come here ;)

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  2. It's the best! Actually, candlelit ANYTHING is amazing (breakfast, coffee, tea, fika, dinner of course, and after dinner drinks, brandy, chocolate etc.). :)


    I'm so glad IG inspired you to have your own CC time!



    And yes, the island hopping + coziness is insane here. I finally feel "at home" in a city (because Lord knows island hopping from Manhattan to Staten Island or Long Island wasn't exactly the same...ha!).


    Come visit! It's taking us longer than usual to get our act together (thanks to work/school/housing issues), but you're basically set in that arena so y'all should come! You like bad weather, so now's the perfect season. Ha!


    Xx

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  3. Hey, this is exciting, new beginnings! I guess you had to leave NY behind eventually!

    http://www.thearmitage.com/

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