Linnea Johansson is an New York based chef & event planner and the author of; "Perfect Parties - Tips and Advice from a New York Party Planner". As an event planner Linnea has thrown parties for companies such as, Cartier, Gucci, Prada, Rolex, and PlayBoy. On the blog Linnea writes about the latest trends in food, cocktails, design and much more from the event scene. When she doesn't plan events, Linnea also writes about food and entertaining for ELLE magazine.
Mar
21
2014
Asian Soul Food

I just got back from traveling thru Asia for the past week. Was in Asia for a little work, and lots of relaxing. While on the trip I of course had to eat everything I could get my hands on. This food tour was only halted by a bit of the stomach flu after getting a little to adventurous with a squid curry dish.

I traveled thru Koh Lanta and the Malacca Strait to multiple little islands. Food was pretty basic on the islands, keeping to curry and fresh veggies. On Klong Nin beach however, I found the most amazing little French place called Shanti Shanti which had some of the best croissants I have ever had. On the same beach you can also find Blue Moon which is run by a Thai man with a giant Afro and serves straight up curry’s and classic Thai dishes. Grab a beer (yes he lets you go get your own drink), eat on the beach and stay forever!

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Popular Longtail boats, which you can travel between the islands on.

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Fresh pineapple and thai pirate rum on the beach

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Shanti Shanti awesome little french restaurant located in a bungalow in Koh Lanta

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Shanti Shanti croissants, baked fresh every morning by Ben the french owner

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Dinner on the beach at Blue Moon

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Riding thru the jungle on Chia the elephant. Check, on the bucket list

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Lanterns blowing in the wind on the island of Koh Lanta

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Mar
4
2014
Brooklyn Photo Shoot

Was a bit on the cold side as we shoot outside on this Brooklyn roof top, but hey I’ll happily freeze for these pretty views. Thanks to photographer Dan McMahon and Make up artist Lauren Conklin you couldn’t even tell I had a redder nose then Rudolf.

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Turning a hotel room into a temporary kitchen for the day

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One of my favorite photographers Dan McMahon doing his thing behind the camera

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Mar
3
2014
Oklahoma!

Last week I spent a few days on the prairie, in the state of Oklahoma. What struck me the most, except of course the great “chicken fried steak” and BBQ that I couldn’t resist, was the beautiful light. When I looked myself in the mirror the first morning I saw freckles I didn’t know I even had in my face. Would love to shoot my next cookbook in this beautiful prairie light, except of course for any close up’s of moi :-)

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Big sky on the prairie

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Stayed at this amazing “little of house on the prairie”

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BBQ at the Stagecoach restaurant in New Kirk, Oklahoma. They have won countless blue ribbon’s for their bbq

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