We ended up in this remote place, Ilomantsi, located in Eastern Finland, 500 km from Helsinki, on our work trip making a design article.
What a view! We had a coffee on the top of the Wine tower, a former water tower.
We were accompanied by this fun architect-interior designer couple Nina Kosola and Arto Liimatta who run this lovely tower in addition to wine making and architecture office.
These people certainly don’t lack ideas! Arto’s baby is the jazz and blues festival Blueberry Hill which takes places every August in the middle of the forest. He manages to bring there well known artist who according to Arto’s words “like this festival without festival problems”.
Kosola-Liimatta couple has many ideas cooking up so look for Ilomantsi happenings when you head there.
Lovely to meet these kind of active people who keep their surroundings lively. As Arto said: “If you want to do things here, you need to organize them yourself.”
Mokkapalat, a Finnish delicacy, almost vintage nowadays! They were really popular in my childhood and were almost forgotten by brownies and other stuff. But the taste is different and very good. Couldn’t resist!
More information: Hermannin viinitila
When already driving away, we noticed this lovely happening, the evening market and had to stop, of course. I bought cloudberries and Uzi shot this clip.