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ingredients for a good day.

25 Sep

rise and shine early and

watch the sun rise and shine.

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stand on the rooftop of your house

with a coffee mug in your hand and…

hear…

the wild geese above your head that say

***goodbye till next year***

(can you see them?)

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inhale and exhale. cause the wild geese made you happy and sad at the same time…

….

inhale

exhale.

go

for a run.

in your favourite park.

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surprise a friend with some sex toys.

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in case you’re in berlin and you dig some goodies like this too, go here.

and later on.

have a nice bubble bath.

lay down and feel like a postcard that has travelled

around the world

and is now being with

this person

who couldn’t await to hold it in his hands.

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be well, friends*

come away with me.

23 Sep

is there anything more soothing than the sea breeze? the wind playing with your hair. salt tingling on your skin. seagulls. vastness. aaahhh!

i don’t think so there’s anyithing more soothing and comforting. except for maybe my mum making me a cup of warm milk with candied sugar. but mum wasn’t there, so marco and me drove all the way up north to the island rügen in the baltic sea.

and once you’re on your way, you don’t need anything but a good friend, a chilled playlist (which your friend LOVES to sing along to, although he knows hardly any of the songs), a fantastic book and a nice hotel right by the sea with spa and sauna (in case you want to ask me AGAIN: yes, us germans go into the sauna NAKED and no, there’s nothing sexual about it).

so let me take you on my weekend trip, listen to my playlist and hear the seagull’s cry.

 

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SI SI SI!!! #neverendingurlaub (i caught as much summer as i could carry) or mallorca – mi amor.

8 Sep

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this year my life is an amazing circle of working and travelling that i could absolutely get used to. after barcelona, hometown visits, hamburg and los angeles my next stop will be rügen and my last summer intermezzo was the beautiful island of mallorca that calls me once a year and i am more than happy to follow that call. i used to live and work there 13 years ago (OMG !) and ever since my mum and me spend at least 9 days (or more) each year there.

the one’s of you who’ve been there know.

and for the others, i have a little but exquisite selection of photos and some insider tipps if you are about to go to one of my happy places.

the city of palma.

you might think, that palma de mallorca doesn’t have much to offer as the island is not that big. but far from it! this city has art, culture, bars, clubs, amazing cafés, old buildings, galleries and beautiful shops. i used to live right by the cathedral of palma back then and every year i spent one day in the city. strolling around. observing. drinking cortado or discovering new beautiful shops. it’s a must on my mum’y and my to-do list .

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so, here’s some things you should do when you’re in palma:

  • the museum es baluard. not only because its’ exhibits of contemporary spanish art, but especially because of its’ architecture. it’s been build into palma’s city wall and i’ve been amazed by the way the old and the new, steel and stones, glass and concrete are combined. the cherry on top is the view from the rooftop.

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  • grand café cappuccino. there’s several cappuccinos in mallorca but these two are my faves. when i’m there, i always go to both of them and have a club sandwich for lunch at this one and later when it’s hot in the little streets and there is siesta, i have a nice coffee (and maybe a piece of delicious almond cake) at this one. it is magic. on top of this, i love the service there and for me as an iphone junkie it is great that you can recharge your phone at the table with a special device the waiter gives you (if you ask him with a charming smile).

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  • the restaurant el bungalow. it’s wonderful! (see for yourself -> http://www.elephant10.com/restaurants_mallorca/124/el-bungalow)

fave spots on the island

  • flor de sal d’es trenc: the salt refineries near the beautiful beach es trenc. two german ladies fell in love with the refineries that were run-down and hadn’t been used for years. they leased the land and started their own mallorca fairytal-y success story. now they harvest the salt with lots of love and work together with a gourmet chef who creates their special kinds of salts for them. you can buy flor de sel with rose flowers or chili/orange and all other kinds at the beautiful shop that belongs to the area. you can also have an excellent coffee there and definitely try the amazing ice cream (that even has hints of salts in it as well). my faves were raspberry and chocolate.  (you can also buy the salt in several other stores around the island or in germany as well. but i like the fact to buy it directly where it’s been harvested).

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  • the sanctuary sant salvador: you are either a tough guy and bike all the way up (there’s many bikers on the island who love the climate and the winding streets. it’s an adventure though and i’n not that much of an uphill biker chick, so we took the car). i’ve already been up there some years ago and i would always go back again. the view is AHHH-MAZING. i would recommend to enjoy a coffee INSIDE of the sanctuary in the old little restaurant (not at the more touristic one that you see first when you are outside). it’s worth it!!

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and what else is there to do on the island? well, how about absorbing the sun, going for a boat ride, watching the sunrise? having an ice cream or just risking a jump? i leave it up to you?

hasta mañana ❤

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paper & tea.

7 Feb

after a nice lunch date with marco today here at one of my fave food places, i discovered an amazing new shop in the neighborhood. it’s called

P & T 

which stands for paper and tea.

and that is exactly what they sell: beautiful gorgeous cards to send to special people. and very luxurious tea, tea pots and cups.

i ended up buying A LOT of beautiful cards of which i am only going to show a few here because i want to send some of them to my dear readers and i don’t want you to see them in advance 😉

the interior design of the shop is so clear and pretty and calming. and the illumination. stunning!

the shop owner told me that they are planning on offering tea workshops as of march or april.

see their pretty website for more information.

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Bildi always love to discover new shops and places. what are your favorite shops in your city? i’d love to know ❤

the beginning.

3 Jan

i grew out of my blogspot blog that i haven’t posted on for over a year. and now i’m here. not sure yet where this will lead, but i have the feeling that there will be some stories to be told this year.

so this is to 2013! it will be a good one for all who are ready to have an amazing year. this i know for sure.

today i passed a classical berlin decadence place. quartier 206. perfect for girls to have a carrie bradshaw kind of day. and which girl wouldn’t like that? a glass of champagne, walking around and wandering through marc jacobs bags, prada shoes, a delightful scented lush flower shop etc etc.

definitely a place to love.

so here’s not only to 2013, but also to the decadent places we love. which is your favourite decadent place in berlin? or around the world? tell me!

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