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Here is a bit of a picture-heavy post to celebrate this wonderful (and very late) summer… These pictures were taken on the way home to my parents after a night-out for a friends 30th… so feeling a bit delicate but this flowy Zara dress was perfect for the occasion (i.e. hangover brunch). Seeing as it’s a pretty simple dress it goes well with some more statement boots, which I got last year but are a big trend for this season. Kind of hoping for colder weather now… time to get out those jumpers and coats! Much love! Thanks to Dominik Emmert for the photos.

Last week was my 24th Birthday. It’s crazy how another year flew by and how dates like this kind of creep up on you even when you’ve been expecting them (do you know what I mean?). So, it’s time for some reflection… My 23rd year in life has been a good one. I finished my bachelor’s degree with a grade far better than I had expected and immediately went on to study a master’s degree in Creative Communication and Brand Management which I then changed, one term in, to Creative Direction. While it might be difficult to understand the difference between the two courses, the degree I am studying now is far more creative and has led to a personal development over the past few months which I am equally surprised by and also very happy about. Suffice to say: it was a great decision. This year, or more…

I thought I’d kick things off with a few updates of what I have been up to this summer. I have been really lucky to travel quite a bit the past few months. The first trip being to Denmark. My boyfriends’ parents bought an RV this year and we were allowed to borrow it for a week. We decided to drive up to Denmark as it is not far from Hamburg – where his parents live. It was the most relaxing trip so here are a few photos if you would like to see… Beautiful scenery in Hoyer, Denmark. Pretty cool beach which you could drive onto on the island of Röm. Exploring the picturesque village of Ribe. Low tide – Wattenmeer at Esbjerg. Sandy beaches, ice cream and watching surfers in Hvide Sande. Last evening – no makeup, a lot of freckles and sad to go home. Hope you…

… at least that’s the plan. I guess studying doesn’t actually leave you with lots of time in between to write blogpost. But then again that is not entirely true. When I started this project, I was full of ideas and motivation to finally have something that was mine and that I could create in whatever way I wanted. I felt like I had something to say… even if I maybe hadn’t figured out how to say it yet. And while my love for fashion and food and interiors and travel has not waivered, my love for the internet and blogging and Instagram kind of has. And I don’t mean other peoples’ blogs or Instagram feeds – those I very much appreciate – but my own. I felt like what I was doing was kind of superfluous, like it didn’t matter and maybe wasn’t interesting. And I know that numbers…

First evening in Milan So here is the first post from our trip to Milan. My uni took a one week (five day) trip to Milan for design week. Each year the city hosts the “Salone de Mobile”, a furniture tradeshow which has become the international reference point for the furnishing sector and based on that a lot of brands and designers put on installations throughout the city. There is a handy guide to these installations and this year there were over 300 (!). We all kind of found our own ways to Milan, eight of us decided to take the train. It takes around seven hours from Pforzheim but it’s a very scenic route, taking you through Switzerland with it’s beautiful lakes and mountains. Also when you’re travelling in a group chatting and playing games times flies by. Once we got there my friend Lily and I made our…

Day Out in Stuttgart So before I start writing and posting stuff from our trip to Milan (which was amazing btw) I still have some photos to share taken some time before. Hope you enjoy! A few weeks ago, on a nice and sunny Friday my friend Lily and I decided to take a trip to Stuttgart, which is one of the next big towns to where we are studying. We spent the morning browsing the shops – it was Glamour shopping week (where the magazine collaborates with a few different stores on promotions and discounts) and well it would be rude not to. We met up with my boyfriend for lunch, who didn’t fancy traipsing around the shops but couldn’t pass up the opportunity for good sushi. There is a small restaurant called “QQ” which I might do a post on in the future. It’s really yummy and not…

This week has been pretty busy – working on Monday, uni Tuesday through Friday and then a seminar this weekend. I’m learning a lot but I do wish there was a break in between… Also leaving on Monday for Milan and then a seminar that weekend too. Ah well. Looking forward to it though. These photos were taken at the beginning of the year – but seeing as I have only just started this blog I thought I would share them anyway. There is not too much to say about them other than that I really like this jumper (from the Zara sale) and that they were taken on a really lovely Sunday when my boyfriend and I went for a brief (cold) walk, made chicken pot pie and watched “Peaky Blinders”. Pretty perfect Sunday for me. Hope you’re having a good day.

This past Easter weekend my family and I went to visit the Sean Scully exhibition at the Staatliche Kunsthalle in Karlsruhe. The exhibition is called “Vita Duplex” and refers to the fact that art, in Scully’s view, is a result of conflict – between body and soul, exterior and interior, impulsiveness and relection, structure and emotion. I brought along my boyfriends camera to practice my photography for the photography class I’m taking this term and my sister who is already pretty great at taking photos took some aswell. I really loved the use of bright colours and bold shapes. My favourite works from the exhibition were the three pictured above. Sean Scully is famous for painting stripes. With his early work being more meticulous, forming so-called “grids” he changed his painting style in the 80s to be more expressive and metaphoric. As he says himself: ‘The stripe can do anything…

One thing I like to do when putting outfits together is search for inspiration on Pinterest. Sometimes there will be a specific piece of clothing that inspires me but other times I want to recreate the whole look. Such as in this case. I love this smart-casual look that Selena (or her stylist, who knows) put together. It’s super simple and I think it would work for many occasions. I wore it out for lunch on a sunny day. I feel like these are pieces that lots of people will have in their wardrobe. A lot of the time Instagram/ YouTube etc. makes me want to buy the latest trends and pieces I see on famous bloggers (and not gonna lie a lot of the time I do…) but it makes me forget how many (many) things I already have. The only thing that I bought this year are the…

It is not always easy for my boyfriend and I to find a recipe we both love. He’s quite a picky eater and does not love vegetables as much as me. So, when we do find something you can be sure we’ll be making it over and over again. Like this delicious dish I found on Pinterest. I have translated it below for the non-German speakers. Ingredients for two people: 200 g glass noodles 250 g salmon 1 head broccoli 150 g sugar snap beans 1 tbsp fresh ginger 2 cloves of garlic 1 bunch spring onions 3 tbsp sesame oil 50 ml soy sauce 100 ml hoisin sauce 2 tsp sambal oelek 1 tsp honey 1 tbsp sesame seeds 1 handful cashew nuts Salt, pepper to taste Step one Cook noodles according to packet description. Step two Grate your ginger and add 2 tbsp sesame oil, soy sauce, hoisin…