Meet a Local – Ali Davoodi, founder of the Fresh Fish Fashion Fair

Fresh Fish organizes an annual Fashion Fair & Competition in Gothenburg for promising designers. The idea for Fresh Fish was born in 2005 when the founder Ali Davoodi had the desire to create a platform geared toward promising designers, within different creative professions, to support them in their career. The first platform took shape as a fashion platform which then grew into Fresh Fish’s’ first fashion fair in 2007. Since then exhibitors from all over the country have come annually to show their clothes, accessories and jewelry.  In 2009 the fair moved to Eriksbergshallen in Gothenburg and grew into a three-day-fair.

Exhibition at Fresh Fish. Photo: Angelique Johner

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Gothenburg: The Avalon

Avalon Hotel

Who doesn’t love themselves a swanky, boutique, high design hotel? I can’t think of one person. The Design Hotels, are  an international hotel group, that puts design, architecture, and originality at the forefront of their business.  Lucky for us Gothenburg houses the absolutely stunning Avalon hotel ( A Design Hotel property) located in the center of the Kungsportsplatsen district.

The Avalon offers 5 star dining as well as an international bar and a wine-tasting room; a rooftop swimming pool built entirely of glass and a penthouse terrace with views Gothenburg’s main boulevards and the Storan theatre.  As we speak the City of Gothenburg is working to improve the surrounding area of Avalon Hotel and they are scheduled to open Avalon Outside, a spectacular outdoor restaurant and bar in mid April. Put it in your calendar folks.

And to top things off they are currently having a winter special “3F2”, book your stay at the Avalon with Design Hotels and just pay for two nights when staying for three.  This sweet offer has a shelf life (unfortunately) so get in before March 28 2010.

The Information:

Avalon Hotel
Kungstorget 9
SE-411 17 Gothenburg