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the californication diary:: los angeles – the long-awaited get-together with @teamgloria.

13 Jul

it’s already been over two years, i assume, since i discovered @teamgloria‘s instagram which is filled with photos that make you believe that life is dream of lushness and luxury, subtle beauty and caressing candle light, cashmere and books, pink marilyn monroe phones, hiding behind large sunglasses and sipping martinis at château marmont.

in short, you want to know more about the person behind teamgloria. or is it more than one person, i asked myself before i started following her blog.

if you want to know more about teamgloria or sophia go here and find out more. or as she says herself, there you can read about who she is “in real life”.

i am fascinated by her ever since we met for the first time during my journey to NYC in december 2012. by her story, her life, her energy, her beautiful smile and voice (it is a bit fragile yet strong with an amazingly enchanting british accent. i think, she should be a voice actress, just like me) and when she moved from new york to los angeles it was clear to me that whenever i would cross the ocean and huge parts of the american continent to visit hollywood i would totally meet sophia as well.

so there we were. in los angeles. six months later.

i had already spent some days at my new home away from home in the hollywood hills and was very delighted by the prospect of some , let’s say, europeanism (those who know, know).

sophia suggested to pick me up (thanks again!!!) in the morning and off we went (in her very environmentally friendly prius).

so here it is. my day with @teamgloria. well, to be precise, this was my first day with her. we had two more lovely meetings afterwards under the californian sun…. but all in good time ❤

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sophia took me to the highschool where they filmed “GREASE” ♡♡♡ could you have guessed?

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sophia dancing with her shadow…

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falling in love with cars happens hourly in los angeles….

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sophia took us to YOLK, the beautiful store of maria in silverlake, another wonderful insta-lady.

it was hard for me not to spent all my holiday money there. if you ever happen to be in LA, make sure to stop by.

also, i really enjoyed silverlake. it has something villagey to it that made me as a european feel at home instantly. little cafés and shops, a cute neighborhood that actually allows you to WALK around. hard to find in LA.

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we drove through studio city past all those famous studios…

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and then sophia took me to BIG BOY for lunch. ah-mazing! felt like a time travel to the fifties. (i didn’t eat a burger, i had a nice BLT sandwich. yum!)

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afterwards we went to LACMA where we spent some time at the extraordinary stanley kubrick exhibition.

LOVED IT!

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which is your favourite kubrick movie?

if i ever go back to LA (which i’m sure i will), i’m certainly going to spend more time at LACMA…

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sophia …

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vielen dank, sophia, für diesen wunderschönen tag*

and for all you others: be sure that @teamgloria will reappear in at least one other episode of my californication diary. if not in two.

be well, friends xxxx

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i will be back. when the time comes. 

22 May

i will be back. when the time comes.

 

spring took me hostage. and i fell in love with him.

12 May

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* dreaming, watching the may-clouds sail by, sitting and sniffing the beautiful limetree blossom/lilac scented air, kissing, drinking coffee in the sunshine, smiling at strangers, baking grandma’s nutcake with lemon icing for a friend, listening to the cry of the sparrows, wishing upon them stars, driving around town with emeli sandé in an endless loop of several weeks

but i am still around and i have a lot to tell that is swirling and whirling up in my mind. but this fresh aired life outside is just too tempting these days. stay true, my dear friends.

(i took this photo at the olympus photography playground today and it shows my sis nana. more about this amazing place soon.)

Rosi ich bin im Park

6 Mar

may i introduce:

my new favorite café ROSI ICH BIN IM PARK.

it is located in berlin neukölln and has a lovely owner, hannah, who puts all her love in this adorable place. in german we say “sie steckt all ihr herzblut hinein” which literally means “she puts all her heart blood in it”. i think it’s a beautiful term. and in this case, well, it fits!

when hannah restored the place she found a very old note in a roller shutter casing saying “Rosi ich bin im Park” (= Rosi, I’m in the park) and decided that should be the name for her place.

You find a beautiful variety of warm and cold drinks, excellent coffee, lovely cakes and small dishes. and it’s all either vegan or vegetarian.

once a month there’s a pub quiz (sorry, it’s in german!).

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touch me.

1 Mar

i find myself drawn to objects, landscapes, things that i feel i must paint, draw, put on paper. i fall in love with colors, with a view of a landscape and get goosebumps.

maybe this is the first sign of the arrival of spring.

be well, my friends.

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happy valentine’s day!!!

14 Feb

no date in sight. just a date with the micro today in the studio.

and i am not a huge supporter of valentine’s day either. but i am a supporter of love. and of paul mccartney and natalie portman and johnny!!!! oh, johnny!

so watch this. and… happy valentine’s day to you, lovelies ❤

spread love xxx

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james blake is back.

10 Feb

and i love him!

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