New opening! Radio Alice Pizzeria in Hoxton Square

02/12/2016

I usually don’t like last minute changes but yesterday night was an exception.. I left work, bought food cause I thought I was cooking dinner, got a text, popped the food in the freezer (going away over the weekend) and went to Hoxton Square in Shoreditch. Radio Alice Pizzeria has finally opened their doors and it designed by MB Associates.
Radio Alice is a new, proper, italian pizzeria named after a pirate radio station that broadcasted in the 70’s from the centre of Bologna. The founders, Matteo and Salvatore Aloe was after uni bored of the “typical” italian restaurants and decided to start something new with focus on respect and joy. Their website says respect in the form of mother yeast, ancient stone ground flour and organic ingredients to create a light base that was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Joy in the form of adding the toppings after the base was cooked, so you could appreciate their full flavours. Well that sounds good to me!

radioalice1 radioalice2I was obviously the first one there cause I get a bit too excited when it comes to food radioalice5I sat at the bar, chatted to staff, took some pictures and ordered a glass of wine. I found out that their wines are sourced from small organic vineyards and yes I’m the type of person that smiles when someone says organic, okay? The wine was yum. Probably because it was organic.radioalice4 radioalice6Love an open kitchen! radioalice7 radioalice8Love these little details as well! Fresh flowers and candles. Yes yes.radioalice9Remember this!radioalice10After a little while my bf and his colleagues came and we sat down at a large table upstairs and ordered lots of starters to share – love people who likes to share food!radioalice-burrataBuurrrraaattttaaaaa, oh god so good and so creamyradioalice-pizza-beetrootThe mains started rolling in as well.. Beetroot pizzaradioalice-pizza-parmaProsciutto pizza.. my faveradioalice-pizzaLots of wineradioalice-pizza-porkSausage pizza..radioalice-pizza-slicesAnd classic pizzas with mozzarella and tomatoes.. yumradioalice-interiorradioalice-interior2View from above!radioalice-sorbetWe finished our meal with this super refreshing cucumber, mint and lime sorbet with a mini-jug of gin (a little strange but I like strange!)
As a lot of you know, I judge a restaurant by absolutely everything from interior to service to the food they serve. Radio Alice had it all 🙂 I’ll be back!

Radio Alice
16 Hoxton Square
London
N1 6NT

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Wednesday list | All things beauty

30/11/2016

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What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?
I’ve got a couple of eyeshadows from Collection (a budget brand in Boots), they’re about £1 each?!
Most expensive must be my perfumes from Dior and Mancera

What beauty product do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Foundation – it is SO hard to find the right shade

What are your most delicious beauty products?
Delicious? My blush from Bourjois smells pretty nicedsc07707-copy

What beauty product do you neglect due to laziness?
Lipsticks, I just can’t be asked to re-apply all the time!

What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?
Concealer or eyebrow pomadedsc07706-copy

What attributes do you find most attractive in females/males?
Smile and confidence

What items would you most like to receive as a gift?
Beauty product? Eyeshadow palette perhaps

If you could create your own beauty product, what would it be?
A small, travel friendly all-face palette. I feel like a lot of the ones that are out now are either too big or contain a random selection of unwearable colours

What’s the most you would spend on a product?
Ahh.. Makeup wise not more than £50 on one product!

What is your current favourite product?
This palette from Maybelline! The colours are great for creating a subtle or strong smokey eye.dsc07708-copydsc07710-copyWhat is your beauty routine?
I’ve written about my skincare routine here and after I’ve done all those steps I do my makeup. Skincare is for me more important than makeup. My makeup routine is pretty simple; foundation, concealer, powder, eyebrow pomade, blush and mascara. I’ll sometimes add eyeshadow and eyeliner as well.

And for your body?
In the shower I use scrub gloves with a body wash from Dove. I make my own body oil (mix various organic oil into a glass bottle with pump) so I always always always moisturise with that after a shower. It takes a long ass time to absorb but it is worth it, I promise! I shave my legs every now and again, same with armpits.
If I’m going out I would add a little shimmer to legs and arms and I usually use this dry oil from Body Shop!DSC01829 copyDSC01836Do you have a product you can’t live without? Tell me in the comments 🙂

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Pho Bo – one of my fave soups!

29/11/2016

Growing up this was a standard meal at home. While my friends was being served meatballs and potatoes I got noodle soup. I remember being so frustrated and wanting the same boring meals as them, haha. Now my favourite thing about coming home is my mom’s food. dsc07682-copy dsc07683-copy She normally cooks the broth for HOURS – hence why I never make it.. only mothers have that kind of patience :’)dsc07684-copy rice noodles <3dsc07685-copy Stuff to put in the soup <3dsc07688-copy Me and mumziedsc07696-copy Aaaahhhhhdsc07700-copy Aaaaahhhh x 2dsc07704-copyOh my days I swear it’s the best thing ever. And no you can’t just go to any vietnamese restaurant and order Pho Bo, it needs to be that particular Pho that they cook in northern Vietnam (annoying I know). I have yet to find the perfect Pho in London but I promise I will let you know once I do!

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Julmarknad på Alsters Herrgård

27/11/2016

Translation: Christmas market at Alsters Manor
My family home is just outside the “centre” and we’ve got a lovely manor nearby which hosts a christmas market every year. Since the sun was shining we decided to take the short walk down and get in the christmas spirits! They’ve got stalls selling locally produced food, plants, local artists selling their handmade items and there’s obviously glögg (mulled wine) as well.dsc07645-copySecret route through the woodsdsc07649-copydsc07650-copy dsc07656-copy dsc07658-copydsc07659-copy The beautiful manor where there’s a cafédsc07660-copy dsc07661-copy Mom warming her hands!dsc07662-copydsc07663-copy dsc07664-copy If I had a larger suitcase I would’ve purchased a wooden serving board, so pretty!dsc07665-copyChristmas trollsdsc07666-copyPeople from all over town come to visit! dsc07667-copyEven Santa and his mrs was there!dsc07669-copyPretty candles 🙂dsc07670-copydsc07671-copyStudents from the Music School sang christmas songs. Fun fact: I used to be one of them! I went to the same music school for 6 years.dsc07674-copyKeeping warm with hot dogs and glögg (mulled wine) 🙂dsc07680-copyThe sun was already setting at 2.30pm and it was completely dark by 4.30pm. Crazy.
I absolutely love christmas markets and can’t wait to visit more here in London!

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Girls night in

27/11/2016

I’m the type of person who wants all my friends to know each other and I say “the more the merrier” all the time, but this is quite difficult as my friends all live in various countries. I got to know Charlotte and Anja separately but for the last few occasions I’ve been home we’ve met all three of us. Anja was kind enough to host at her wonderful pinterest-like apartment and we had mulled wine, red wine, cheese, biscuits, chocolate and ginger bread cookies.. mmmh. dsc07638-copy dsc07639-copy dsc07642-copy dsc07643-copy dsc07644-copyFor the last year or so I’ve thought “what if” so many times. What if I never moved away from Karlstad? What if I moved back home earlier in life? What if I never took that job or moved to that country?
I feel like life in London is so incredibly fast yet so frustratingly slow. I find it hard to accept how big London is and how difficult it is to progress with things like buying your own home or doing what you love (with that I mean: money or doing what you love..).
I know I can’t compare my life in London to my friends swedish life, but as long as I live in London I just have to add more “swedish” into it. I doubt it makes sense reading it, but in my mind it does. Maybe I’ll do a blog post on how to make your life more swedish? Let me figure it out first! 

I had such a great time catching up with these ladies and I’m so thankful for their friendship. Next time I see them we’ll hopefully have a triple date with our partners as well 🙂

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