About me

My name is Eva Juhlin-Dannfelt (Evita please) and I am a Swedish freelance journalist who’s had assignments for many different kinds of magazines. Up until October of 2013 I was Editor in Chief for a luxury travel magazine. As I am very sensitive to the cold I decided in a spur of the moment, in May of last year, to move to Mallorca with my fiancée and our dog.  We live in a fab house and although even Spain has a bit of winter, we can live with it. No more snow, lack of sun or freezing temperatures 🙂 I will continue working as a freelance journalist as most of the jobs are done over the internet anyway. This blog started out as a a channel for me to share my interest in design/culture/art with you, but for the time being it will be a chronicle over Don Pelles and my new life here in Mallorca. But who knows? Eventually I might write about other subjects, I am an extremely restless and curious person!

I have had a few very different carreers, and without bragging I have to admit I’ve been quite successful in all of them. I was a special paint decorator for about 10 years, with many prestigeous assignments both in London and Stockholm. I plan to pick up painting again because it’s a great way to blow off steam. Then I was a hotel manager for a number of years. My mother turned the family estate (Holbonäs) into an Inn which I took over when she got fed up. Because of all the stupid regulations and extreme taxes, I gave up after 5 years. The Swedish system makes it more or less impossible to run a small business. I could not afford to employ anybody because of the taxes, which resulted in 16-hour work days which resulted in a complete meltdown.

After a few years of recuperation I turned to journalism (being a life long writer) and have written many many articles about just about everything (except fashion) in the past 6 years. I love interviewing interesting people and I suppose my future interviews shall have to be via Skype, unless the magazines pays for my expenses (which they hardly ever do these days…). As I am a creative sort I love photography as well, as you have noticed by now. Hopefully I shall have an exhibition one day. Life is sweet and the only problem is that times goes by much too fast and even though I don’t feel old, I am certainly not getting any younger.

I have a lovely daughter of 24 who is studying environmental engineering. THAT is way past my head! Needless to say I am extremely proud of her and hope she’ll be able to help this poor ravaged planet that’s our home.

Wish you all love and happiness.

En kommentar till About me

  1. Magnus Löfgren skriver:

    Ciao Cocobello!
    Tack för trevlig promenad, och samtal,
    över bron…

    / Magnus

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