Summer Style.

OK folks, the first style post! Those who are following me on Twitter (my account is protected but I´ll admit everyone who isn´t a spammer - it´s in German though!) know that I´m seriously in love with the Boden spring collection. Actually, I´m just in love with Boden in general. I bought one of the dresses of their winter collection and oh my god I love this dress. I wear it whenever I have the occasion and I get so many compliments on it that it´s almost ridiculous. I have since ordered some more items and have always been very pleased. Yes they are a bit on the pricey side but very well made and high quality so I don´t mind paying a bit more.

You see, my one big new years resolution is to dress better. It may sound superficial but it´s something I need to do in order to save my self-confidence. I have lost my style (at least in fashion) during the last years somehow and I want it back. I want to feel pretty again! I watched a pretty stupid chick flick a few weeks ago and it featured the lovely Michelle Monaghan wearing even lovelier dresses and I was sold. I always loved dresses, so this will be the summer I wear dresses and dresses and more dresses.

Boden to the rescue. I ordered some of their summer dresses already and what do you know, I love them. Some of my other favorites are above (the white coat, oh my). I dig their models, too. It´s exactly the style I´m going for. Now we only need summery weather, right? And some serious funds.

(Pictures by Boden.)



Changes are happening around here. It seems we have to say good bye to some of the perspectives we had for this year, which is very sad. Just yesterday there was so much sadness in me that I had to leave work early because tears and work do not go together well. When I arrived at home, I took a short walk in the nearby woods and noticed changes happening there, too. A different light, new smells. I don´t think we´re done with winter yet but nature is definitely preparing for spring.

Which made me think that there´s so much in my life to be thankful for. For example this pretty part of the world where I live and which I truly love. Soon enough every inch of the woods will be covered with ramsons which is an amazing sight. And then there´s this tiny house and the not so tiny garden of ours which give me so much joy. I have so many plans for spring and summer already. I want to do lots of gardening. And I want to throw a huge garden party in summer making up for the summer wedding we didn´t get to have. Good things to look forward to.

Life´s all about changes, and I believe everything happens for a reason. I just need to remind myself of this from time to time.


Oh Sunday.


After weeks of snow and cold and fog we had a glorious almost-spring day today. I love Vienna, I really do, and we do have the most lovely summers here, but winter is typically just dreadful. It has been mostly fine with me this year what with the wedding (there was so much to do I didn´t care about the weather), but now I am really desparate for spring. Oh, and by the way, I bought a light therapy lamp in autumn and can not recommend it enough... for those of you who tend to have winter related depression like me. 

But on to the fantastic weather we had today. We woke to blazing sunshine and soon everyone was in the garden enjoying the sunshine, including the cats. They had a serious case of cabin fever during the last weeks and I can´t blame them. It was so nice to see how much they cherished the sun and the balmy temperatures (and we did, too!). There´s still a lot of snow but I think it´s going to melt in the course of the week. I hope. Pretty please?!


Burger Night.

I´m not a big fan of burgers. I try to eat mostly vegetarian and only once in a while give in to the husband who would eat meat three times a day. Still, when we were on our honeymoon in the U.S., I ate as many burgers as I probably had in the last five years. It just felt right there (a cliché, I know) and they were mostly good actually - especially the ones at In-N-Out (the husband who had a girlfriend once in California had gushed about these burgers for years so expectations were high).

When we planned what to eat this weekend we decided to make homemade burgers. Fancy organic homemade burgers I should say. We bought all sorts of add-ons like cheese and salad and bacon and onions and so forth, and I made a tray of slow roasted tomatoes (these are incredible, do try them, I make them whenever I can get decent tomatoes). I was going to buy burger buns at the supermarket but was shocked when I checked the ingredients (seriously people, do this, it will change what you eat), hence I decided to bake my own. I made this recipe and it turned out perfectly. Yum!

I just wish the burgers would come with the springy Californian weather. But I guess fries will have to do.



New blog, new luck, right? I hope you like it here.

It took me a while to get here. I had a blog (in German) for years where I raved and raged (well mostly the latter) about my life, besides I had several design spin-offs and then of course there was Flickr. A while ago I shut down everything except Flickr, it just didn´t feel right anymore.

Still, I missed a platform to express myself through words. I thought about this for a while and figured I needed to merge all my passions into one place. So let´s try a definition of what I intend to do here: This blog is about my life and things I like, i.e. design, food, art, fashion and photography. It´s not the usual design blog but I plan to write about things I really like every once in a while. Besides, the plan is to use this place as some kind of photo journal. I decided to write in English so that more people can read it, for example all my lovely Flickr friend from all over the world (hello!).

So, let me guide you around: There´s the usual information on the left sidebar and on the right sidebar I plan to feature things I like but don´t necessarily need to write about. All pictures there are linked back to the source, so just click on them!

Let´s see where this takes us. Here goes!

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