Tid kvar —

Högsta bud —

Emma Elwin

Notes from a Swedish stylist


My Summer With Mini

Posted in Life
by Emma Elwin on 30 August, 2018

It’s the 5th of July and we are so excited and ready to go. The car is packed with surfboards, wetsuits, baby bed and plenty of other stuff one needs on a five-week vacation. The one thing that is a bit shocking to me is that there is still plenty of room in the car. I mean this is a car named Mini, but this is not a car that feels in any way claustrophobic, quite the opposite, backing out of the driveway I actually see the entire back window – no bags in the way of the view.

We are going on a road trip to France followed by five weeks in our favourite town Biarritz. We try to drive down every summer instead of flying, trying not to contribute to more carbonyxide that necessary but still doing what we love – surf.

Before we left home we marked down all the stops on the drive down where we could charge the car so that we can drive on electricity as much. The 30-hour drive down with a two-year-old might sound like a nightmare, but thanks to Pippi long stocking and one four hour break at a playground in Germany – we manage to arrive 35-hours later just in time for the evening surf.

Driving the Mini cooper countryman is pure joy – it feels like driving an SUV since its a bit higher than most cars, but without being heavy. It feels like driving a rised up go-cart, in a good way! And when running on electricity it’s so quiet that having a conversation over Pippi singing sjörövar-fabbe at the top of her lungs is no problem at all.

During our stay in Biarritz, we get around everywhere only driving in electricity and finding places to charge was not a problem and finally, I have to say – I love driving this car!

#LifeWithMini #MiniSverige #Collaboration

No Comments

Related reading

Life — 17 September, 2018

Art-o-Rama By the Sea – the International Art Fair in the South of France Settles Into a New Home

Sans titre (2016) are awarded the Roger Pailhas Prize for best booth at international art fair ART-O-RAMA By the Sea.

Life — 14 September, 2018

Make it last Playlist: Still Learning

Autumn's "fresh start" also means a reset in soundtrack. Sian Rowe shares a September playlist of songs released in the last couple of weeks.

Life — 13 September, 2018

Going Off the Grid to Experience Food and Nature at Stedsans in the Woods

When going to Stedsans in the Woods, you leave fancy clothes and harmful toxins at home to fully experience the sustainable lifestyle of the future.

Life — 11 September, 2018

Never Thought We’d Feel Excitement Over a Terry Bathrobe, But Here We Are

With the risk of over-hyping everything coming out of Copenhagen at the moment, we just can’t resist giving Charlie Hedin of Tekla Fabrics a shout out.