Mari, who wears her favourite Bernhard Wilhelm dress in this picture, lives around the corner from my house and she is my icon for simple delights. When she serves her guests something, one can be sure it is of highest quality, though it takes only little time to prepare. For example, she always has this special kind of soft water at home, and makes the most delicious flat bread with grainy salt and rosemary that goes incredibly well with some red wine on her balcony in late summer nights. I remember one dinner when she announced she would only prepare something very simple, and when we arrived the most mouth-watering scent of a heartwarming and dainty pasta sauce was already filling the room. If Mari invites you over, you can consider yourself lucky.