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your heart is busy somewhere else.

17 Jan

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do you know ingeborg bachmann? this is a line from one of her poems.
time passes, flowers are growing, withering.
and i am here. reading a lot, working a LOT, preparing some readings i am doing with my friend nana spier (more to come). but i am still here. and wanted to let you know.. just in case you were wondering.
just in case.

be well, my friends.

 

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back to the roots.

20 Oct

as much as i love living in a big city like berlin, i love being in the nature.

i need to breathe the fresh air of the woods every once in a while and soothe my eyes with the lush shades of green that only nature can provide.

two weeks ago i went back home to my parents’ as it was daddy’s 70th birthday and i took some time to walk and inhale.

and exhale.

and those autumn flowers. big love.

so, come with me as i travel back in my memory. to my journey. and to my roots.

homeward bound >>>>>>>>

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nature called >>>>>>>>

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there’s a very special violet that only grows in the area where i come from cause parts of the ground are leaded there. that’s why the violets are yellow instead of purple ❤ >>>>>>

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home is where the heart is >>>>>>>>

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the roses in daddy’s garden (he’s very proud of his garden) >>>>>>>>

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the whole family gathered for daddy’s birthday and we went on a day trip to a very old town called monschau where we visited a mustard museum, walked around and observed some art >>>>>>>>

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i am not related to her… but i like that lady. she makes me smile >>>>>>>

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that’s all for now.

be well, my friends.

falling into the new week.

14 Oct

it’s monday and i’m trying to fall into the new week. smoothly. with a gentle touch down.

that’s why i listen to haim. those three beautiful girls from sunny california (which i miss more and more the further autumn steps forward). i love their music and their style ❤

 

my weekend was quite packed.

with…

physiotherapie, meeting beautiful (neighbour) friends, strolling over the farmers market which is right next door, watching a thunder storm from my rooftop, rooting for nana at the asics 10 grand marathon which came through the berlin zoo where we stayed afterwards (well, me and my friends did. nana had to run some further, of course). then the weekend ended with a visit at berlin’s friedrichstadtpalast which is supposed to have las vegas standard shows. i’ve never been to a las vegas show. so i cannot tell, but what i enjoyed it a lot. also i probably would never have gone by myself but some workmates invited me and why not. (fun fact: one of the work mates, is the german voice of bugs bunny).

so here’s my weekend in pictures.

i wish you all a great fall, sail, glide into the new week.

be well x

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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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hometown glory.

4 Aug

i’m spending to days at my parents’ place in western germany before mum and i hit the german’s favourite island tomorrow.

mallorca.

we do this once every year and i can’t wait for the sea and the sand and summerbreezes and sundowners and a little summer fling would be nice too.

meanwhile i will leave you with some countrylife impressions.

be well, my friends.

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