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Top 3 stylish gin cocktails ~ Funfetti, blackberries, rhubarb and lingonberries

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This week, I was inspired thanks to gin. Oh, well who wouldn’t be is perhaps your first thought. Well, this time, I was inspired by the brand first and foremost, and that’s really not my usual starting point. This brand however consists of a gin distillery in the north of Sweden. A red tree barn in the beautiful forests of Ångermanland, full of snow clad landscapes and northern lights across starry skies. Yup, I’m a romantic. I’m also a major city child so nothing is as mystical to me as the above, and a good gin cocktail dosen’t exactly dull this fantasy of mine.

Anyways, I loved having a bottle of good (price-winning in fact) gin at home. I would think of random combinations throughout the days and then, come weekend, I was all about that gin!

Here are my experimentations:

1. Above: Lingonberry and rhubarb shot with funfetti donut on top

This is so simple and so tasty! Just mix a little lingonberry juice with a splash of gin and add some ice. Let the blender do the rest, just make sure to stack up on donuts..

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2. Dark crimson, herby Blackberry cocktail with marjoram

Add 16 blackberries to a cocktail shaker, mash with a muddler. Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add gin and honey as well as lime juice. Shake, shake, shake. Now fill a fancy glass with ice. Strain blackberry mixture into glass, filling it 1/3 of the way. Tilt glass and carefully pour prosecco on top of the blackberry mixture. Garnish with everything nice. Who needs smoothies anyways?

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3. Bright pink grapefruit delight with honey and thyme

This pretty in pink cocktail is so simple to make, just squeeze the juice out of a couple of grapefruits, mix with a splash of prosecco and a teaspoon of honey. Garnish with grapefruit peels and fresh thyme.

grapefruit cocktail gin martini thyme 2This cocktail is in fact marble-friendly, unlike the blackberry story above.

herno ginThis is the inspiration behind it all and the only gin I will be buying from now on.

0 In Graphic Design/ Inredning/ Inspiration/ Interior Design

Stureby Stadsvillor


I höst har jag formgett och varit art director i skapandet av en säljfolder tillsammans med Nine Doors Properties. Objekten är fyra stycken helt utsökta, nyproducerade villor ritade av Liljewall Arkitekter i Stureby i Stockholm. Foldern ska på tryck inom kort och villorna ligger reda uppe Hemnet.

Ifall du vill ha mer information eller en folder i brevlådan, maila mig på katarina@lolitas.se

Bilderna är av Nadja Helminen, jag hittade hennes bilder på instagram och blev helt förtrollad. Hur duktig är inte hon på både styling och fotografi? Förresten så har föreningen möjlighet att förfoga över en egen Tesla 3… Villa, elbil och köksbänk i marmor, vad väntar en på?

Såhär kommer foldern se ut på ett ungefär:



This is a project I’ve been working on as a art director and graphic designer this autumn. It’s a catalogue for a housing project in Stureby in Stockholm, and the apartments (which are currently up on the market) are created by Swedish architecture agency Liljewall and sold by Stockholm based real estater Nine Door Properties.

The text in the infographical presentation above is in Swedish but what it says is basically where on the map the apartments are located, that the kitchen island is built in marble, that they feature a large terrace and that they will be built and ready for moving into into in january 2018.

I found the photographer Nadja Helminen through instagram and I absolutely love her interior styling and photography style. Above are excerpts from the folder itself, along with her photos and a prototype of the finished product. Email me if you’d like a copy of it.

0 In Food Cooking/ Inspiration

Rosé frosé slushee, beach tents and cherries on top of it

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Umm, did you see that Rosé slushee over at A Beautiful Mess? It is just the prettiest looking (and probably tasting) thing ever. It’s ultimate for suppressing every last bit of autumn. And it follows the cherry on top-rule, you know; how nothing can fail with a cherry on top (like these cream sodas for example). Heck, I think the first photo on pinterest must have included something with a cherry on top of it.

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Speaking of rosé, I think these drinks would preferably be consumed near pink plants and a modest tent by the beach:

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0 In Fashion/ Food Cooking/ Inspiration

My top 3 fashion & food-instagrammers right now

You probably know by now that I’m an instagram-junkie. So, my likes on the the instagrammers photos below started piling up on @lolitasblog and I thought I would I might as well share my faves of the moment.

Here they go:

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Alexandra Machover


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Nice photos, funny captions, a combination of food and fashion and great NYC restaurant and cafe-tips. She’s an associate producer at Popsugar AND founder of Current Creative, an influencer marketing agency. Girl’s just boss.

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Ann Wynn


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Pastels, palms, ruffles, pink hologram fabrics and puffy shoes. I love Ann Wynns fashion sense and the fact that she promotes self-love, acceptance and body confidence just makes it even better. She’s not only a blogger but also a co-owner of the Pink Plastic Babez brand, your go-to place for awakening your inner 90s princess (or just getting the best dress for you night out ever).

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Jasmine Dowling


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Light and dreamy photography, flowy lettering and great architectural snaps, Brisbane-based blogger and creative Jasmine Dowling captures the prettiest moments on her blog and instagram. She’s got a shop with really nice prints as well, perfect gifts (for youself). All in all an inspiring lady!

Thats my favs for now. Got any other tips?

0 In Inspiration

Holographic nails, net shoulder bags, Coral Casino Santa Barbara and edible flowers

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This week I’ve been all for dusty hues, symmetric holiday resorts with a hefty dose of yuppie 80s vibes, edible flowers and net shoulder bags. I’m not over summer. And the holographic nails are just the 90s peak of shimmering perfection I needed this week.

Follow me on instagram for daily picks

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0 In Graphic Design/ Inspiration/ Interior Design

Picks of the week: Marshmallow by Kam-Kam, The Reformation, the Neuzeit font and Emily Coxhead

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Morning / evening / night dreamers. I don’t know your current time zone but whatever the clock is, here are some of my favorite dreams right now.

First off, that Marshmallow sofa by Kam-Kam tho. It looks relatively comfortable but moreover: SO pretty. This is the cloud emoji come to life in a sofa.

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I love the droopy-heart crepe 2 piece by The Reformation above. And Emily Coxhead is my instagram-crush right now with her positive messages and dreamy snaps (like those shoes are *literally* candeey).

And of course, some random ink lettering with the important things in life like nutella and baths can never fail.


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Finally, this font may be my new favorite since Avenir. It’s called Neuzeit and goes with anything.


2 In Inspiration/ Interior Design

20 sqm in Stockholm, Josefin Hååg + Fantastic Frank


This small apartment of only 20 sqm is the former residence of swedish interior decorater and blogger Josefin Hååg. It is also 20 sqm of bliss interior-wisely, located in central Stockholm in the neighbourhood Atlasområdet, often referred to as Little Paris.


Recently the meticulously styled 20 sqm located was put up on the housing market with Fantastic Frank as the realtor.


Situated on Vulcanusgatan 8 in a building from 1927 with large windows and a color palette of soothing hues in grey and beige, black and white, this little fortress of decorating perfectness’ ending price was 2.7 million swedish crowns.


Investing in your apartments styling seems to be a good idea in other words!

1 In Inspiration/ Travel

Vegan Tel Aviv, Open restaurants, Zakaim


The other week I visited Israel for the Open Restaurants programme, showcasing the food and restaurant scene in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. There were alot of highlights so I will have to divide the trip into a couple of posts. I’ll start it off with one of my favorite spots, Zakaim.


I’m very visual oriented so the fact that the Zakaim restaurant caught my attention isn’t really a surprise. The attention to detail and amount of love put into the creating of every corner of this place was just amazing.


The interior was all second hand and recycled.


Already from the outside there was a promise of the world behind the lace curtains with the stacked tin-boxes and chipped wooden table with wild growing plants.


The food was delicious. Beautifully presented in an unconfined sort of way. It had me eating almost all vegan for at least a week after returning home.

For starters we had this plate of fluffy hummus together with spicy pepper-salsas (the red one: matbucha) and carefully cut baby tomatoes. The bread was ofc warm.

The thing about the menu was that it had classic meat-references. Mushroom Shawarma for example, a hint to a middle eastern kebab-like dish usually made out of lamb or chicken but replaced with mushrooms. Or the Steak Lechem, the heart of arabic lettuce served with grated persian lemons and roasted sourdough.


The open kitchen had piles of uneven porcelain saucers with neat florals.


There were veggies literally everywhere, any nook and corner had some kind of root vegetable in it.


The sunny back garden.


Harel Zakaim, the owner and chef himself showed us how to stir up a vegan chocolate pudding. It was so rich in taste! My notes of the cooking above are a little indistinct though.. Anyways, the interesting part about him was that he was actually a butcher and chef specialized on meat dishes before opening Zakaim. Tiredness of the meat-industry however led him into experimenting with a vegan diet and had him applying the cooking techniques usually used on meat on vegetables instead. The rest is history.

The mousse was served with espresso, orange or sugared bananas by the way… yum!


The organic feel was present all over, even the fries were “hand torn” as said on their menu. In the pitcher above was a drink called “Shoshana’s Persian Soda pop” on the menu, it was basically a hand made syrup-based soda full of mint and lemon made by Harel Zakaims mother. Impossible to remake, this drink took hours to stir up and was perfectly balanced ingrediense-wisely. It was delicious: fresh, herb-y, sparkling and tasted very much like summer to a winter-ridden swede like myself.


The ceiling was patched with lace.


I loved the persian influences in the form of brocade velvety fabrics, crystal chandeliers and delicate curtains.


Perfect lunch spot.


Above is the menu favorit: flame-charred eggplant with tomatoes, chili, garlic, tahini and homemade challah bread.


I love this place! So inspiring in so many ways.

Zakaim Simtat Beit Hashoeva 20 / (Alenbi 98) / Tel Aviv, Israel / Tel. +972 3 613 50 60