Mittwoch, 18. Februar 2015

Outfit: wintery weekends in the big city

Some of you who follow me on Instagram or just simply follow me for a longer period of time, might know that I have quite an obsession with thrift shopping and especially the sport of hunting down oversized second-hand winter coats. This winter I took my love to a new level and ended a vintage shopping spree with this yellow canary bird cloak in my bag, that I would have never ever even looked at a few years ago. It is crazy how taste can change and how you grow and develop as a person and how much your wardrobe sometimes underlines that change. I for my part think, that this new addition of colour suits me just fine and also enriches the grey and windy streets of Berlin on these bitter cold winter days. On our first real adventure, my new coat and I went to see the Charlottenburg palace, a beautiful and charming place, that is worth a visit, even in winter time. Here are a few snaps from this little weekend trip, enjoy!
Coat + Bag Vintage / Scarf Pimkie / Jeans Gina Tricot / Shoes Vagabond
Just like last year I tend to start leaving the city and encounter new (and loved!) places around Europe when the weather brightens up a little. So I do enjoy exploring my own city and area while I wait for spring and a place like Berlin sure has loads to offer. It seems to be the perfect playground for wintery weekends spent at museums, flea markets or even in bed with a steaming mug of tea. (Or let´s face it at the thrift shop, where I buy my next absolutely unnecessary piece of clothing)
My next weekend is currently blank as a page and I can´t wait to think of some lovely things to do. Chances are that I go to my sunday yoga class, a resolution I made for this year and finally started to commit to and enjoy a lot. What are your favourite winter weekend activities?

Donnerstag, 29. Januar 2015

Travel diary: Ireland between the years

My winters rest has ended and this first post of the new year is bringing on some of my travel snaps from my recent trip to Ireland. As I mentioned before, I spent Christmas and New Year´s on the green isle and had an overall wonderful time. Sure, it was a tad weird to be without my family on Christmas eve, but the big celebration and the delicious feast on Christmas day itself ( marry me vegeterian stuffing!) evened it out quite a bit. It was incredibly interesting to sneak into another family's christmas beside ones own and to be honest I wasn't missing my portion of potato salad after all. Besides the days I spent lazy and food-filled around Christmas, I also went on a little day trip to Bray, which is a charming coastal town just outside Dublin. Next to the time at the sea, I had my share of the after-Christmas sales in town. I came back home with this lovely red skirt, my first ever turtleneck shirt and once again quite a pile of books. The weather was fantastic during the two weeks that I spent over there and allowed me to see this gem of a country in a beautiful light once again.
Skirt + Jumper Bershka / Bag + Belt + Hat Secondhand / Shoes NYer / Necklace Brandy Melville
Last but not least, I put together a little video of my travel to Ireland. I wasn't even planning it, that's why I only started to collect wee clips at the end of my trip. But the picturesque coastal walk around Bray simply inspired me to try and soak it all up. You can watch the video here or over on my (dust-covered) Youtube channel. Expect not too much movement over there, but I wouldn´t mind catching a few more travel memories on camera soon, so more impressions from future or past vacations might follow eventually. So far so good. Happy Thursday everyone!

Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2014

Travel diary: another dreamy weekend in Poland

After my first trip to Poland this summer, I was sure that I would go back to this beautiful country. But I was also sure, that the next trip would most likely happen in spring or summer of the upcoming new year. When my travel itch started to show up again, it was actually a rather annoying procedure to find a last minute destination and my curly better half and I somehow ended up on another dreamy and wonderful trip to this amazing country. Only a few days after booking, we hopped on a 4hr bus ride to Poznan and really enjoyed our short getaway, which was filled with amazing and hearty food and the exploration of this really picturesque town. The old town square alone was absolutely beautiful and I couldn´t stop taking pictures of the colourful houses. Although the sun wouldn´t come out much, I enjoyed the autumnal gloom and I can highly recommend going to Poznan, especially when it´s off-season.
The food really was to die for and whatever we ate, we always ended up happy (and I can be picky from time to time...). There were always nice veggie options available and we especially loved our lunch at Ludwiku Do Rondla, just off the main square (off the main square is obviously always the best place to eat!)
jumper + scarf H and M / coat + skirt vintage / shoes + bag flea market /
I´m also very happy to announce, that this wasn´t the last adventure of 2014. This year I´m going to spend christmas and new year´s on my very favourite island, Ireland and I can´t wait to start packing and planning. I've never spent christmas abroad and I´m very excited to see how the holidays are celebrated over there. Until then, I wish you all a lovely advent time. Enjoy your mulled wines.