Updated: Dec 22, 2021
Thomas Gillgren is always spoken of fondly by the people who have worked with him and famously known for having a work ethic of giving 100% in whatever he does. After 3 decades of working and establishing bars, restaurants and even his own bartending school in London, Russia, Turks & Caicos, Azerbaijan, Dubai, Bali, Vietnam and more, he is now back in Sweden reconnecting with family and getting ready to be back in HCMC where he will continue where he left off - making waves in the music, arts and hospitality community. We are honored to have him collaborate with us on MARK YOUR WALL Color Palette #03.
Tell us more about yourself Thomas
I love people, different cultures, traveling and I am a workaholic plus I have a restless soul. That’s why the hospitality industry is perfect for me. I opened over 40 different venues over the last 25 years and I have traveled and worked in over 10 different countries. Every day there is something new to learn and my strength, inspiration and my will to work comes from the smiles of my colleagues and the guests.
What triggered you in the color combo of the Color Palette #03?
It reminded me of a beach and the sea, the color of blue beige in the picture made me think of the sea and the beach. I thought of something refreshing, I could feel the wind blowing through my hair… It made me feel light, happy and relaxed.
Tell us more about your creation that’s inspired by MARK YOUR WALL Color Palette #03.
The palette made me think of summer, the beach, the sea and the wind. So here is my refreshing summer cocktail called “Memories”
Elderflower cordial 20ml
Fresh lime juice 10ml
Pink grapefruit soda 125ml
Served in a tall glass or wine glass over ice
𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦, 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 #𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘦, #𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 #𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘍𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘸𝘸.𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘭.𝘤𝘰𝘮
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