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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.

my unbirthday.

27 Jan

yes. it was my own and very special unbirthday yesterday and it was fabulous.

as i am a christmas child, born on the 24th of dec, i hardly ever celebrate with all my dear ones, so i got a special gift from my dear heart-sister nana and the most awesome person johanna. they organized an

alice in wonderland party

for me.

nana decorated her amazing apartment, painted a whole wall with alice motives and johanna, oh dear, she did the catering…and even one day later i am still in salmon-sandwich-scones-raspberry-pepper-jam-chocolate-tart-tarte-flambée-apple-pie-heaven.

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but let’s start at the beginning:

on friday my beloved cousins from munich arrived by car and i picked up another cousin at the train station.  minus ten degrees and ten minutes delay.

waiting.

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and then the family was there and everything was just right.

we met at their hotel which i recommend if you are looking for a stylish, clean, not too expensive place in berlin. the motel one city west.

and then we went to dinner to my current fave vietnamese place.

and afterwards for some drinks at schwarzes café.

the weekend had definitely started!

at schwarzes café and on the walk back to the hotel and teamgloria was on my mind. because she adores a chandelier, if you don’t know yet. and so do we.

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oh, and teamgloria… you stayed with us the whole weekend… we took a lot of photos just for you because we know you love alice too ❤

saturday started early with a family breakfast and some shopping.

my ice princess cousin eva

when i arrived at my house afterwards, there was a car on fire in my street. berlin is so hardcore, i’m telling you! the fire fighters were kind of hot. but that’s another story.Bild

and then i picked up my other amazing beautiful girl nina who came from hamburg although she is moving tomorrow and although she had to leave her poor jetlagged hubby at home with their little boy. but she did it and i love her for that so much. #briefkastenliebe (but that’s another story again).

another pick up at berlin’s windy train station. minus nine degrees this time and again ten minutes delay. but i was in good company…

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nina used to live in my house years ago before she moved to hamburg. she’s a true and longtime love of mine and we always had a thing for bubbles, so as soon as i brought her home we got dressed and raised our glasses.

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we had a little party bus situation to nana’s place and then the alice in wonderland party started and it was just beautiful, colorful, happy, mad and incredibly yummy!

it all started with a tea party. what else. kusmi tea, scones, a delicious tarte, little brownie pralinés, salmon and cucumber sandwiches, gin & tonic and so many more things. we were just eating for hours and hours. thank you again, johanna!!!!! you are such an amazing cook-ette!

so, i let the photos just speak for themselves. and leave you with those pics. thank you everyone who was there. i love you all so much. and manja, you were with us in spirit too. love you*

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Alice: I’m sorry I interrupted your birthday party. Thank you.
March Hare: Birthday? My dear child, this is NOT a birthday party.
Mad Hatter: Of course not. This is an unbirthday party.

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Caterpillar: Who… are… you?
Alice: Why, I hardly know, sir. I’ve changed so much since this morning, you see…
Caterpillar: No, I do not C, explain yourself.
Alice: I’m afraid I can’t explain myself, you see, because I’m not myself, you know.
Caterpillar: I do not know.
Alice: I can’t put it any more clearly, sir, because it isn’t clear to me.

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