Meet the locals: Hjordis Fogelberg – Designer, illustrator & author

Hjordis Fogelberg is the daughter of true Ibiza pioneers who settled here in the 1950s. Her childhood was spent amongst the dreamy wild flowers and sandy coves of Ibiza. It’s no wonder she developed a deeply attuned creativity. Her most recent project is My Ibiza and Formentera, an illustrated guide to the islands that is part homage to her beloved home and part insider’s guide to all that is cool.

What gave you the inspiration to produce My Ibiza and Formentera?

I wanted to offer an honest portrayal of Ibiza and Formentera that was a helpful resource and also quirky and personal. It works as a guide and also as a lovely gift for anyone who has a connection to the islands. The third edition will come out in 2018.

What do you love most about Ibiza?

I can have the best of both worlds here. I live in the country so if I want peace and quiet I stay at home and if I want to be social I can dip into that whenever. I can be in a club with the most amazing sound system and DJ or just retreat into the countryside surrounded by trees and a few sheep grazing.

Do you remember the first time you went to BEACHOUSE Ibiza? 

I went to BEACHOUSE Ibiza a few times in the last years for parties but this summer, I  enjoyed a lunch there with my dear friend Sean Pertwee (Actor), his friends and his family. We all loved it. After lunch, we all relaxed on sunbeds on the beach. BEACHOUSE Ibiza has a lovely atmosphere, there’s a heavenly breeze and the music is really pleasant – not that loud housey music like other places.

How often do you go to BEACHOUSE Ibiza?

I don’t go enough! I would like to go at least once a fortnight. It is a real treat for me as I work hard all week doing deliveries for my book.

What is your favourite thing to order there?

I love the Fried Squid in Batter and the Cotoletta Alla Milanese. Also the Spaghetti Vongole is divine. They do a great Bloody Mary as well.

What do you love most about BEACHOUSE Ibiza?

BEACHOUSE Ibiza is a little holiday for Ibiza residents. The staff are down to earth and friendly. I don’t like too much fuss and they have the perfect system.