How to unite my favorite designers? Easy: I just list all the bags I could die for and you will get a pretty good overview on which styles I love. It is a combination between some classy pieces like Givenchy and some more modern and girly highlights with Miu Miu and Stella McCartney. Up until now, I haven’t purchased any of these timeless yet absolutely adorable bags, but let me tell you: The time will come when one of those beauties from Net a Porter will become part of my everyday outfits.
When choosing for a bag, I am browsing the web and an unlimited number of shops looking for the perfect piece. It has to be big enough to carry my laptop or at least my purse and accessories etc and it needs to have a shoulder strap just in case the bag gets too heavy. And of course: I am very picky when it comes to styles. There are just too many bags out there that are okay, but that do not convince me 100 per cent. There are either too many or too few pockets, I don’t like the material/colour or I simply cannot combine it with my clothes. So the ones I chose for this week’s inspiration would of course match all criteria. So, Santa: Which one do you want to give to me? 😉
In early 2013, I made a decision that I have never regret: I booked a flight to Bali in March. Although it was the end of wet season and many people told me not to go there at this time of the year, I took a friend and we flew to Indonesia. And yes, although it did rain from time to time, we had blue sky, cristal clear water and access to the places we wanted to see most of the time.
In the first few days, we explored the inner island. After visiting the South, we went to Ubud – what an amazing little town! We strolled through rice fields, I had the most amazing outdoor massage while hearing the birds tweeting, we visited a Balinese cooking class and we had a tour to the magnificient sights around Ubud.
Since I moved to Munich recently, there was no more excuse for me not to visit the famous Octoberfest. I have never been a big fan of the event, all I knew about it where drunk people everywhere, people from other countries trying to pretend they are Bavarians and wear leather pants and Dirndl and of course exorbitant high prices for drinks and food. There was absolutely no reason for me to visit Munich just because Wiesn is on.
However, everything changed this year. Although is still have no Dirndl, I have been to the famous Theresienwiese more than once. The best part about it? The sunsets and the golden light that covers the whole area. Rollercoasters sparkle in full colour, people are enjoying the last rays of light and the beer tastes even better when the sun is gone…
The days are getting shorter, the evenings capture the most beautiful sunsets. Despite the fact that I am really a summer person, fall has a special place in my heart. I love rainy sundays at home, snuggling under blankets and doing online shopping. Because the colder it gets, the more layers you need. What a perfect excuse for today’s pieces on my wishlist.
Today’s beauty post is all about the most important tool in the bath room: mascara. Ever since I realized how much of a difference it makes to my blonde lashes when I apply some mascara, I never stopped using it. Although I do leave the apartment without any make up at all when I run some errands or go to the gym, most of the time I use at least some mascara. Such a tiny bit of colour can change the whole impression of a face – and without mascara, no one would expect my lashes to be so long that they touch my glasses… And since I have a profound knowledge of the global mascara business ( 🙂 ), here are my favorite picks at the moment. They do tend to change from time to time but these ones are my all time favorites in each price range. Of course they all have the same purpose: fill my lashes with lots of black colour and add volume.
Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara (10-12 EUR)
Currently my most used product. The texture is neither too dry nor it is too much liquid: It adds a lot of black colour to my lashes and dries quite quickly. It lasts 3-4 months when used daily – and I definitely add more than one coat (maybe 3. or 4). My favorite pick in terms of price and quality.
Without a doubt, traveling is a major pillar in my life. Having seen some awesome and diverse countries already, I simply can’t stop ticking off more and more cultures and regions in the world from my must see list. Here’s a glimpse on my current small and big plans for my next holiday destinations.
Doing a yoga camp in Cape Town: That’s my wish for next year. The city seems to feature so many great activities I dreamt of in the past, I will definitely go there and enjoy the laid back atmosphere, diverse cultures and great vineyards. And not to speak of the rough ocean! When both the Indian and the Atlantic ocean meet and waves are as high as houses. I love it.
As I will be moving in another beautiful apartment next week, I am searching the web for some inspiration for the living room. I have a great couch in grey and a self-made coffee table with steel elements – now I need a classy shelf for my books. And of course some other details such as another lamp and some new cushions. While I love strong colours like pink and pale blue, I still don’t know which concept the room should have. At the moment my living room has hues of blue – which I love. It’s not too strong and makes me feel really relaxed and tranquil. Should I stick to it or try something new…? Anyways, the larger components of the room should be as plain as possible, and yet not too ordinary.
When I visited Venice a couple of weeks earlier, I was planning my trip mostly with the help of fellow travel bloggers and their inspiring reports. While searching the web, I stumbled upon a wonderful post on Travelettes about Burano. It’s one of those tiny Venetian Islands that can only be reached via boat. Although I was quite exhausted after a hot morning running around in Venice, I still made it to Burano. And what shall I say? I was completely fascinated by the colourful houses, the relaxed atmosphere and the intimate cafés. If you’ll ever visit Venice: Make sure to plan a half-day trip to Burano and check out the small shops, little alleys and quiet piazzas.