I had been planning to do a post about some blogs that I read, like and admire for a while. When Holly Becker from decor8 called out a #bloghug party I thought: Perfect timing to introduce you to some of my favourite blogs. I picked three very different examples. Because I like so many!



Styling/Photography by Elisabeth Kirby via localmilk
Styling/Photography by Elisabeth Kirby via localmilk

I discovered local milk by Beth Kirby because I am one of her many (at this moment: 37.042) followers on pinterest. From there I hopped over to her blog and found myself in a very special place. Beth is a freelance photographer and recipe developer from Tennessee who writes about food, photography and life. Her photography is simply stunning. You can feel, smell and taste the food through her images.

And she has opinions and a story to tell, too. (And probably the longest about page I've ever seen.)


Via Breanna Rose
Via Breanna Rose

I guess you could say that Breanna Rose is a rising star on the design blogger sky - and it's well deserved. Her blog is far more than a tool to promote her little business as a freelance graphic designer. Because she shares: generously and genuinely. I am not talking about a giveaway here and a printable there in exchange for facebook likes or newsletter sign ups - she shares her experience, her music, tips and tricks and her work. Her style is very pure, simple and consistent. I don't know how she is coming up with a new well thought out and beautifully designed post almost every day while running and building up her own freelance business at the same time. She doesn't sleep much, probably. Good for us!


Styling/Photography by Ona Villier  via binichic
Styling/Photography by Ona Villier via binichic

On binichic Ona Villier writes about the mediterranian touch in design, art, fashion and lifestyle, often pointing out where the rustic and antique and the modern and contemporary meet and combine. Ona was born on the little Balearic Island Menorca into a Spanish/American family of artists. Binichic is influenced both by her artistic family background and the mediterranian architecture and nature.

Besides being a talented designer, online shop owner and blogger Ona is also a good friend of mine who I had not seen for more than ten years until we met again at her epic wedding in Tuscany last summer. It was also through reading her blog that we reconnected - see where that can take you! You will read more about Ona and her blog (and brand) binichic on MINA MOKA because she has an exciting project coming up soon. Until then please hop over and let her take you to the Mediterraneans. Very much needed at this time of the year! 

P.s. If some of you thought that you put a lot of thought and effort into finding the perfect wedding dress - read Ona's posts about the making of her wedding dress and remain silent forever.



I hope you can take some time to visit these blogs, it's worth it! I also want to send a big #bloghug back to Sandy from Confiture de Vivre and of course to all the others who I read and like! 


Have a nice weekend!

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Comments: 14
  • #1

    Nina (Friday, 15 February 2013 17:43)

    I think the blog hug is such a great idea! Since we have a long weekend coming up I will definitely check out your favorites. Have a great weekend!

  • #2

    minamoka (Friday, 15 February 2013 21:35)

    You too, Nina! And I hope you'll enjoy my favorites!

  • #3

    geraldine (Friday, 15 February 2013 22:13)

    Thanks for introducing me to these lovely new blogs Lena. Just checked out Breanna's blog which is great - weekend reading coming up :) xx

  • #4

    Gudy Herder (Saturday, 16 February 2013 23:03)

    Hi Lena, I like Breanna's blog too. A lot. Could browse for hours and hours. And will hop over to Binichic now. She is the one you told me about in Stockholm, right? xx

  • #5

    minamoka (Saturday, 16 February 2013 23:36)

    @geraldine: enjoy your weekend reading!
    @gudy: exactly, she's the one!

  • #6

    Mrs Deer (Sunday, 17 February 2013 14:03)

    Your blog are so cute! Most inspiration! I love it!!

  • #7

    minamoka (Monday, 18 February 2013 12:28)

    @Mrs Deer: Thank you - happy to hear that they inspired you!

  • #8

    Doris (Monday, 18 February 2013 22:42)

    Hi Lena, what a great list. Breanna's blog is beautiful and I've added to the list. Thank You for sharing these bloggers. It's always nice to find new inspiration. xD

  • #9

    Bre (Wednesday, 20 February 2013 15:49)

    Whoa, you're very sweet to have included me. Thank you so much!! I actually sleep 8 hours a night or I'm doomed, HA. ;)

  • #10

    minamoka (Thursday, 21 February 2013 12:45)

    @ Bre: You're so very welcome! And good to hear you get enough sleep!

  • #11

    Nancy (Thursday, 21 February 2013 22:59)

    Love your Blog Hug picks ! I had not heard of Local Milk and Binichic before and happy to add them to my daily reading list.
    Love your blog (and new FB page!) and am glad I found you via the BYW group.

  • #12

    minamoka (Thursday, 21 February 2013 23:48)

    Thank you for your kind words, Nancy!

  • #13

    sara (Tuesday, 26 February 2013 20:47)

    sending you a bloghug! Great idea, love Breanna's blog and yours off course!

  • #14

    Claudia (Thursday, 07 March 2013 14:25)

    Bloghug!! :-) Your blog looks really good and your writing is also very interesting. I like it that you post a lot of pictures and also some text but not too much. Photos tell so much more! Your DIY necklace is really cute by the way. Gonna check out your favorite blogs!




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