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0 In Fashion

Oversized jeans jacket, vintage YSL and a body

LEATHER PANTS YSL VINTAGE EARRINGS beige shoes fashion blogsPants, pumps, place, earrings, body.

Can you think of an outfit without the location? I’ll usually start off with the place and plan thereafter. Or with a single piece of clothing. In this case, the sheepskin pants got me thinking. I love this model, with the side pockets and pleated details. The price is on the high side so I matched them down with some affordable pieces and finished of with playful YSL earrings. The background is the fabric detail from this gorgeous long denim bomber jacket.

Only thing needed is a pink wall to take your photo with! It’s 2016 afterall and the photo location of your #ootd is as important as your outfit right?

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.

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0 In Graphic Design/ Travel

Top 3 things to do in Dublin, including where to eat and stay

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Some months ago, I went to Dublin for the first time for the blog travel blog Fantasiresor and made a small travel guide. I had read about the friendly spirit of the city and the beautiful landscapes but it totally blew me off my feet, I loved it! The people were just the nicest, most easygoing ever and the city was so exciting, full of creative energy.

There was suberb graphic design everywhere, from the street signs of small local business to beautifully layouted posters and restaurant menus, a possible outcome of companies like Google, Apple, Amazon och Facebook having their offices (and creatives) nearby, taking on challenges both on a digital and grassroot level. Dublin is actually the nr 1 tech hub in Europe, here’s a sweet map of where the offices are located in the city center if you feel like some millenial sightseeing.

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We went to see the beautiful coastline and the infamous James Joyce tour one of the days. Pictured above is the genius french travel blogger Julie Sarperi of Carnet de Traverse, be sure to check out her blog if you love breath-taking photography.

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I stayed at The Dean Hotel and it was just the loveliest experience, I’m getting back to this place in a separate post (because it deserves it obviously).

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If you love beautiful house fronts with personal, quirky doors, this is the city for you! There is even a hashtag called #doorsofdublin which says something about the supply.

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It’s very Diagon Alley all over the place, just sayin’.

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The Dean Hotel facade.

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If you read in Swedish, there are three posts on this city for you at Fantasiresor. To do in Dublin, The food & city and The Dublin oastline. If not, the photos tell quite alot about the city – if you think about going, I strongly recommend it!

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My 3 top tips for a Dublin visit:

*Visit Teelings Whisky Distillery

*Have lunch at Super Miss Sue, then stroll the neighbourhoods.

*Stay at The Dean Hotel

 

The trip was part of the blog campaign Dublin – a breath of fresh air, and was organized by Tourism Irland together with iambassador (partner with Nordic Travel Bloggers (NordicTB)). The campaing hashtag is #LoveDublin, check it out for lot’s of tips both on instagram and twitter.
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.

 

0 In Fashion

Trending: Embroideries, Erdem Resort 2016 and Jose Romussi

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If you, like me, had a crush on this Resort-seasons Erdem collection with all the embroidery, there is hope for you (and me). There’s no need to blow your whole autumn clothing budget on one dress (even though it would be nice) because:

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Zara has the perfect embroidered pieces for us! I just happened to drop in there after work and their new fall collection is full of perfect embroidery. I especially liked the midi dress above with a perfect slit to knee and romantic rose-details in the front. There were loads of other embroidered goodies there as well: bomber jackets, cotton shirts and tunics to name a few.

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Anyways, if you enjoy this autumn trend, be sure to check out artist Jose Romussis work along with it. After all: there aren’t many things you can’t improve with embroidery as Marie Claire says in it’s runway issue this month.

0 In Interior Design

White carrara marble bathrooms

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All marble bathroom wall with a built in shelf, the very symbol of convenience.

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Large floor- and wall pattern with specks of grey and a marble bench next to the shower.

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Square tub and a somewhat art deco-ish sink area with nice lightning and symmetrical features.

This is the result of some modest pinterest tripping. Well, you know what they say – if you can dream it, you can be it. Or take a bath in it.

I’m still not over the carrara marble in carefully arranged instagram snaps and interior details (like lamps etc). It’s just that now, I’ve moved on to bigger pictures: marble covering a whole room or flooring area. I thought this would be a trend that would fade quicker. I guess I proved myself wrong by overdoing it slightly. At least it’s just on pinterest for now.

0 In Travel

Where to go and what to eat in Tel Aviv, A city travel guide

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Dreamy beach in the middle of the city, amazing food with loads of vegan options and buzzingly hip nightlife options with an equally vibrant creative scene? Tel Aviv is the place for you if you’re looking for any (or all) of this.

The rich diversity and mix of different world views makes this city a dynamic spot on the Mediterranean map. Visiting Tel Aviv for the first time is simply an amazing experience, so I put together this small travel guide focusing on food, if you decide to head over to Tel Aviv anytime soon.

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The modernist 60s dream house above is from the Bauhaus area of the city. Tel Aviv is actually one of the most Bauhaus-packed cities in the world with over 4000 buildings in the architectural style.

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Restaurant Zakaim * vegan heaven

You can read more about this place here as I enjoyed it a little extra (it had me eating vegan for like a month).

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. Inside, the interior was all second hand and recycled.

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.

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.

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

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 Restaurant Manta Ray * local seafood right next to the sea

This family-owned sea food restaurant is literally right next to the waves of the beach in Tel Aviv. The food is served almost directly after being fished from the ocean and is arranged in delicious tapas-plates filled with fresh herbs, garlic and various nuts. Place yourself on the terrace and enjoy the evening with some bubbly rosé and pink sunset feasting.

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Carmel Market * the open food market of your instagram dreams

If you love outdoor food markets, you’ll probably adore Carmel. It’s one of the most buzzing food markets I’ve been to with so much fresh produce and mouth-watering stacks of delicacies in every corner that it’s simply breath-taking. Dried rosebuds, sesame-helva in over thirty flavors and mountains of glistening olives – this is the perfect place for your instagram in other words!

We went on a guided tour with Inbal Baum and I can absolutely recommend it! Inbal is the founder of Delicious Israel and she knows all the hidden gems and fantastic people behind them. She is the nicest person, making every corner turn to even more life with her stories and facts.

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Levinsky Market * delicacies in the heart of the city

The Levinsky Market is another must to visit if you’re a foodie. Located in the center, this block is filled with small, family-owned businesses and cosy cafeterias. The 70s interiors are intact in many places and large sacks of crops and nuts cover the sidewalks along with baklava-stacked window displays and bakeries stacked with kosher-cookies and chocolate swirls.

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This trip was a press trip arranged by Go Israel for the event Open Restaurants and I went for Fantasiresor, the loveliest Swedish travel blog. If you can read in swedish, you can find the whole post over here.