Havana oh na na!

So a couple of months ago I went on a trip where everything that could go wrong weeeeell… did go wrong!

But I survived the cancelled flights, the rebooking of places to stay and the new American laws and you know what! I had the time of my life! From Sweden to Los Angeles to Cancun in Mexico to Havanna and Trinidad in Cuba, Miami and back home!

So many weird and funny things happened on this trip I don’t even know where to start. People have asked me “what was the best/Funniest thing that happened during the trip?” My answer, – Geez, can I say everything?

I could have been jumping into a taxi and getting seated randomly next to two other Swedes. Ended up going out and buying a pizza from a cart at 2 in the morning, together with a Korean and a french dude.

Dancing salsa with a 75 year old man.

I’t could also have been riding around in a carriage in Havanna getting tricked into paying extra for something that was included, and then still ending up paying the amount that was promised.

Getting drunk of one mojito? Yes ONE mojito!

Getting to know an old Lady and her husband Mr Thompson, they started calling me Ale. The cute lady screamed ALLEEE from her window, and even though I didn’t understand a word that she said, we spent an amazing 20 min on her balcony talking about everything.

This post is Part 1 of 2 possible 3 post about my trip! And as you can see I decided to start with Cuba! So turn on the salsa music and check out my pictures! I also included a little vacation movie, if you wanna get the feels!

B & B La Rosa D’ Ortega  <3

 

//Alexis Holm

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Weekend in Amsterdam!

This past year has been all about getting me and my creativity back on track. Even though I’m not all the way there, a weekend in Amsterdam really brought back some of it. I always forget how much I love just looking at people and capturing a random moment in time. I should really go for strolls more often, and Hey! Having a sister to do the long talks during the long walks, sure helps alot. And photocred to her for actually capturing me in a picture haha <3

This post is not a lot, but its something! And a little bit of something always a good thing right? :)

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

 

 

//Alexis Holm

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The vow renewal!

A while back I had the opportunity to witness my first wedding vow renewal. It’s hard to try to explain in words, the warm fuzzy feeling you get when you see a couple that’s been together for 60 years still look at each other like it’s love at first sight.

Add in some family, love, reminiscing about the past and looking forward to the days coming,  and you have yourself the most “on point” life recipe you can find!

I’d like you to wish you the best of luck in the future and say thank you for letting me be a part of this amazing moment!

 

Hope you all enjoy the pictures!

 

   

 

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//Alexis

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Amy Winehouse

You know how you have to be in a certain mood to listen to a certain kind of music? Well I’ve listened to Amy Winehouse before, always loved her voice! But it hasn’t been until now or during this week that I’ve really come to appreciate, or how can I put it…” feel” her voice and lyrics. It was like everything struck me at once. Isn’t it weird sometimes.

Any who I just decided on dedicating a post to Amy and to tell people to go and listen to the album Back to black!

 

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//Alexis Holm

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I never met a lasagna I didn’t like

Googled lasagna quotes and found this —> “I never met a lasagna I didn’t like”, and you know what, It’s sooo true! Best of all, a lasagna works as comfort food during rough times, and at the same time it also works as a classy high end dish at a 5 star restaurant. Hard to beat, that one is!

I’ve eaten a lot of lasagna during my little life on this earth, but none of them was as good as the one I had in Sicily (Sis you know which one I’m talking about), therefore I have chosen not to try to replicate that one. Instead I’ve chosen to try a vegetarian recipe for this weeks post. You vant really get the Sicilian sun and aromas here in Sweden. But back to the veggie lasagna, “This one wasn’t too shabby if you know what I mean!

 

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Okey so here’s what you need!

a bunch of sweet cherry tomatoes, a carrot, a couple of mushrooms, frozen spinach, some garlic, 1 onion, crushed tomatoes, a squash, lasagna noodles, Feta/mozzarella and/or parmesan cheese and some fresh basil.

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fry it !

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add the crushed tomatoes or your favourite tomato sauce + some cherry tomatoes  DSC_4660 DSC_4670

boil then let simmer for about 20 minDSC_4673

meanwhile start with the first noodle layer in a pan

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chop some mushrooms and slice the squash, add the mushrooms to the sauce and make an other layer with the squash on top of the noodles. DSC_4676

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Heat the spinach DSC_4677 DSC_4686

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peel the carrot!DSC_4698

Start the layering!

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The spinach !  DSC_4711

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Put into the oven 200 degrees celsius for about 15-20 min (until golden brown).  DSC_4715 DSC_4717

And Voilà!

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//Alexis Holm

 

 

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The Golden Hour

My computer is old and he is dying, I think I pushed him a little to much this time. I’m gonna try to revive him, and try to finish this post via my phone. This post is just going to be totally random one.  Grabbed some random pictures that was on my camera from a trip to MAX with some friends last week.

I pulled over to the side on the old road to take some pictures by the lake, and told my brother to take pictures of the road and telling him how to hold the camera while I was the one keeping my eyes on the road and doing the driving. He didn’t do that bad of a job, now did he! ;D

I hope I won’t miss next weeks post, but i can’t promise anything. I might have a new computer on its way. One never knows.

 

Have a great sunday!

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Merry Sithmas!

Well it’s christmas soon and you might have noticed the not so little Star Wars craze that’s been going on. So I thought I’d combine the two, and make me some christmas cards ;D! Feel free to holla at me if you want a pdf to print for free!

Keeping this short I just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas with lots of love!

May the force be with you and Merry Sithmas to you all!

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//Alexis Holm

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Wedding times!

I couple of months ago I had the pleasure of being the wedding photographer for this lovely couple! Definitely a love in the air kinda day!

So why not update my portfolio with the lovely couple now named Mr and Mrs Mantzios, wishing you all the best of luck in the future and may all the love in the world come your way!

 

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//Alexis Holm

 

 

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Road Trip to Denmark

Last week I got the opportunity to join a group of really amazing friends on a little road trip to Denmark, and who can say no to that (not me obviously!).

To sum the week up its been all about “Ohana“, swimming in the sea, sightseeing, playing board games and eating! And when I say eating I mean eating, fish everyday ftw!

Also met an angry ice cream man, 4 naked old men at the beach, walked halfblind trough limestone mines and been wardrobe to death itself (but thats a totally different story).

Anyway, long story short, here’s some pictures of the adventure!

Enjoy!

 

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The days in Norway

So I went to Norway, to meet up with some friends and family, check out Oslo, Kongsberg and also to do a little good and honest work.  So with the little blisters still on my hands and swollen feet still recuperating from running around, I present to you my trip to Norway.

 

The Vigeland Park, Oslo

 

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//Alexis Holm

 

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