this weekend I got spoiled by my love with tickets for the new Elbphilharmonie. I'm still overwhelmed from the Saturday night NDR concert. I could never have imagined how impressive a concert hall & a classic concert could be.
For all who have never heard about the Elphie - It is a concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg next to the Elbe River. It is one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world.
The project was criticized because of its cost overruns. However the architecture is amazing & it's a new cultural highlight for Hamburg. The Opening with an impressive light show was only three weeks ago & you can feel the hype everywhere. All tickets for the next six months were sold out within the first hours.
For me it was an unique night. Even if you don't listen to classic music very often (like me), the acoustic is an experience I will never forget. If you ask me if it's worth the hype? IT IS!
"sometimes the greatest relationships are the ones you never expected to be in. The ones that sweep you off your feet and challenge every view you've ever had."
Blazer: Tommy by Gigi
Dress: Couture One
Hair & Make Up: INES JUHL
When I was a little girl I travelled the first time to Greece with my parents . From this moment I fell in love with olives, feta cheese & the friendly people there. Unfortunately it took more than 12 years until I travelled there again.
I already talked about why and how I booked this journey (here). So I spent the last week on Mykonos. The island is very cute (little and simple) and for all who only know the white streets of Mykonos town - the rest of the island is completely brown. The barkeeper from the Pool bar told me that the last rain they had was in May and the weather is awesome every day, because it's most of the time very windy (take care of you hair).
I decided to write two posts about my Mykonos trip. I'm working on a travel video at the moment and I can't wait to hear you feedback (filmed by a dji drone and a go pro cam). All travel recommendations will be up together with the video within the next week.
This post is about "the dress" every girl fell in love with. It's a flower dress from Zara which was sold out in the first few days. The shooting location was right in the middle of the beautiful streets of Mykonos town. The place is magical and romantic and If it's worth the hype?..it is!
Take care. Love,
P.S. My September adventure isn't over now - stay tuned for my upcoming trip to Bali.
Shoes: Emanuelle Vee
letzte Woche hatte ich spontan ein paar Tage frei und bin in meine Heimat an den Bodensee gefahren. Ich wollte für einen Moment raus aus dem Alltagsstress und in Ruhe abschalten. Am liebsten hätte ich mich aber sofort in den Flieger gesetzt um ein neues Land zu entdecken, in dem ich zuvor noch nie war. Ich hatte so richtig Fernweh. Ich wollte an einen Ort über den ich nicht viel wusste und trotzdem Sehnsucht nach ihm hatte. Es gibt Menschen, die permanent das Gefühl haben weg zu müssen- sozusagen die Diagnose „Fernweh“. Ganz so extrem ist es bei mir jedoch nicht. Für mich geht es darum einfach mal abzuschalten.
Ich habe mich sehr intensiv damit beschäftigt, meinen Sommerurlaub zu planen. Dabei bin ich auf die Homepage von JAHN REISEN aufmerksam geworden. Was mir gefallen hat ist das der Veranstalter anspruchsvolle Urlaube plant, für Leute die auf der Suche nach ihrem Traumurlaub sind. Oft weiß man ja am Anfang überhaupt nicht, wo man anfangen soll zu suchen. Strandurlaub? Hotel? Städtetrip? All inclusive? Ferienwohnung? Mit oder ohne Hund?
last week I spent amazing days with my munich blogger crew on a roadtrip trough Italy (@theblondemacaron, @viktoria.kristina, @miss_finny).
We drove from Munich to Forte dei Marmi in about 7 hours, where we stayed in a beautiful house. The advantage of a house instead of a hotel is:
From my perspective the best thing about Italy is always the food, especially everything including sea food. From the six days in total we spent 3 days at the beach and 3 days exploring the area. So here you go with my fav spots from last week holidays:
FORTE DEI MARMI
Forte is very well known for all the luxury shops and celebrities who visit this beautiful little sea village every year. It's very close to the long beach. If you want to relax at the beach, you need to reserve a little tent or at least a sun bed, because there is no public beach in this area. There are multiple opportunities in Forte but we discovered this two beach/sun bed providers as very good choices:
Gilda: is a very old and famous Restaurant/Bar (with GREAT food) ; Tents (including 2 sunbeds & 2 chairs & towels ) from 50 Euro, here.
Bagno Belvedere: If you want to combine a city shopping trip and the beach - this is the place to be. Tents from 30 Euro, here.
Forte is also a very cute village & it's worth a little sightseeing/shopping trip. If you love sea food in a unconstrained atmosphere, the street food at the Restaurant Pesce Baracca is so amazing, that we stopped twice to have lunch there. For all the sushi lovers out there, there is a cute sushi Restaurant called Kooka. You have to try the Lyn Green Roll, it's delicious & looks amazing.
Shopping in Forte del Marmi is perfect for a huge budget. You can find stores of all the famous luxury brands, like Gucci, LV, Dior ..But even if you don't want to spent thousands of euros, there are a lot of cute little italian stores with beautiful accessories, clothes and shoes. Very famous is the shoe designer Mauro Volponi, who is owning a store and a little outlet inside the city with handmade italian shoe design (so in love). We all found some cute things at a little store called Babol ( check their IG here). My fav piece was a self designed vintage levis hot pan. For the early birds there is a market (one of the best in this area with great cashmere products). It's every Wednesday and Sunday from 8 to 12am in the middle of the village.
Forte is very well known for great summer parties. The most famous club is the twiga beach club by Flavio Briatorre located directly at the beach & perfect to enjoy life by the fullest. Not that luxury, but a good & traditional club (since 1923) is the Cappannina di Franceschi club. Girls just wanna have fun.
THE BEST ADVICE
We had Mirjam by our side, who is half italian and knew already most of the great places around Forte. This is so helpful to discover places & restaurants you can't find in your travel guide. So ask locales for advice, they are all very helpful.
Some weeks ago I spent a beautiful weekend in Vienna. It's only a 4h drive from Munich and so it's very attractive for a weekend trip by car or by train. Vienna is the capital of Austria and the largest city of Austria. More than 1.8 millon people live in this beautiful city. Vienna belongs to the best ranked cities known for their quality of live & I really can image why, because this city combines a lot.
On one hand you have a beautiful city center, which looks like a very old city and makes one to dream of a time where the "kings & queens" were still alive. And on the other hand Vienna offers a high quality and wide range of cultural activities like museums, art, music and really great cafés and restaurants.
Where to stay?
First you have to decide where you want to stay and how much you want to spent. Vienna is composed in 23 districts and offers many options. The heart of the city is around the "Stephansplatz". I can recommend the Melía Vienna Hotel, which is located in the Donaucity about 7 Minutes away with the train from the city center. The Hotel is within the DC Center, the highest building in Austria and the view from the hotel room is amazing. On the 57th floor you have a great restaurant and lounge, which serves delicous cocktails and food.
all of you who follow us on Instagram already saw some of our Lago di Garda Impressions. We had some wonderful days there in August with friends, sunshine and a boat. What do you need more?
If you are located in the South of Germany or in Switzerland or Austria the Lago di Garda is a beautiful destination, and perfect for a Weekend trip (only 4 hours drive from Munich). So we would love to share some of our travel experiences with you.
There a a lot of cute little Villages around the lake. If you have a boat it's easy to cruise around. By Car you should avoid the rush hours. We can recommend Gardone Riviera, where we stayed during our last trips.
Location: It is situated on the western shore of Lake Garda.
Main sights: The Vittoriale degli Italiani (!) is a former residence of the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio. He donated it to the Italian State before his death. It is now a national monument and houses a MAS fast military ship and the plane on which D'Annunzio raided Vienna. And for photo junkies like us, it's an amazing photo location.
Where to stay:
lovely houses in the center of Gardone Riviera
Eine spannende Modewoche in Berlin geht wieder einmal zu Ende & wir sind mit tollen Impressionen im Gepäck, zurück in München.
Unsere erste gemeinsame Fashionweek in Berlin war super. Wir haben viel gesehen, wenig geschlafen und viele nette Leute kennen gelernt.
Was uns an Berlin besonders gefällt? Die Vielfältigkeit. Jeden Tag eine immense Auswahl an tollen Restaurants, sich fancy kleiden zu können – und das noch im Sommer bei Sonnenschein. - Geht´s besser?
Besonders während der Fashionweek, ist Berlin ein absolutes Highlight.
Wir haben versucht unsere Lieblingsmomente & Highlights während der Fashionweek für euch festzuhalten.
ein Sprichwort das mir immer wieder begegnet ist "nothing in live worth having comes easy". Das beschreibt ganz gut meine Erlebnisse der letzten Monate. Mein neuer Job bietet
Herausforderungen, ein internationales Arbeitsumfeld und viel Potenzial um zu lernen UND auch wenn mein Job mir Spaß macht, es ist natürlich auch mit viel Arbeit verbunden.
Das Jahr ist wie im Fluge vergangen und wenn ich 2014 Revue passieren lasse, ist doch so einiges passiert, was ich vor einem Jahr weder wusste, noch geplant hatte. Ich finde die Erwartungen und Wünsche an das neue Jahr (oft) überzogenen und realitätsfern.
Man hat jeden Tag, die Möglichkeit sein Leben zu ändern und auch wenn ein neues Jahr ein guter Zeitpunkt für einen Neuanfang ist, wenn ihr etwas wirklich wollt, fangt gleich heute an und wartet nicht bis zum 1.Januar darauf.