Apparently, when visiting Sweden from a non-EU country, you are allowed to bring in 4L of wine, 2L of champagne, and a bunch of beer.
So I’m bringing in red wine and champagne from California.
I’m bringing two bottles of Chandon Blanc de Noirs, my favorite domestic sparkling wine and 5 bottles of J. Lohr Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.
J. Lohr is the family winery, so it’s a given that I’ll be bringing that label to Sweden with me.
I’ve also decided to get a Christmas present for The Swede’s teenage daughter.
It would certainly be awkward to hand out my presents to The Swede and have nothing for his daughter.
So I got her a California sweatshirt and a Stanford beanie.
Because both those places are near and dear to my heart and I want to share.
I’ve started collecting other miscellaneous items for my trip: things like luggage, longjohns, scarfs and sunglasses.
I am basically going to be a walking, talking, brand new woman in Sweden with all new clothes and accessories.
I even purchased brand spanking new panties.
Just because I love the look of a fresh pair.
The trick, of course, is going to be getting it all to fit in my luggage.
I’m relatively limited in what I can bring over, size wise and weight wise.
So I have to be as streamlined as possible.
Lord knows I’m not the greatest at packing light.
For my first Burning Man, I packed 16 bins of costumes, supplies, and food!
So needless to say, this will be a challenge.
But hey. . .
I’M GOING TO SWEDEN!