California Dreaming

A couple of weeks ago, me and the bf went on a trip to California. Well actually to Nevada AND California, but you’ll see.

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First stop on our itinerary was Las Vegas – the city that never sleeps, which became very true for us, but that’s a whole other story… All in all, Las Vegas is worth a visit, but I wouldn’t recommend you to stay more than 2 nights. It’s just enough. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed myself and I’m glad I took it off my list of places to visit, but I’m not planning on coming back any time in the near future – or maybe at all. Las Vegas is just what you would expect from it, it’s bright, it’s over the top, and it’s loud. Which is not a bad thing in particular, it’s fun to breath in some of that hopefulness the players have in the casinos and losing your sense of time, just living in the moment. You can literally do anything, from shopping at designer stores, eating amazing food, going on crazy adventures to starting your day in New York and ending it in Venice.  It’s just not real life.

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Ahead of our trip, a lot of friends told me they didn’t like Los Angeles at all and advised us not to spend too much time there. We booked 2 nights in Santa Monica and I just loved the vibe of it. Everything was just so easy breezy. LA is not the prettiest city of all, but it’s got some charm. I would loved to spend some more time here instead of Las Vegas, but there’s always next trips, huh?

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Of course there’s not trip to California without a proper road trip, so that’s exactly what we did. We rented a car in LA and drove all the way up to San Francisco. Crossing beautiful Malibu and Santa Barbara, the exciting cliffs of the Big Sur area and the harbors of Monterey. It’s such a beautiful trip up highway 1 and I would recommend it to anyone! But make sure to take your time! Of course you can race up in one day, but it’s much more relaxed to spend the night in some of those beautiful beach towns and enjoy some of their specialities.

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We spent a lot of time exploring the beautiful city of San Francisco, we pretty much wandered around the city, since it’s only 7×7 miles. There’s a lot of hills, but it’s so fun to explore – so many pretty houses! You usually stumble across another ‘must see’ place every ten minutes of walking, so it’s the best city to get out and take many, many photos

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We were lucky enough to spend our time in SF at my friend Jess’s house, sadly she was on vacation herself, so I didn’t get to see her in the end. Instead of visiting a new city and checking out those mobbed tourist spots (which we obvs still visited), it was fun to become a local for the duration of our stay. Live and breathe the culture!

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The houses in SF are like no other. I mean, I’ve seen Full House, I’ve watched Mrs Doubtfire, but nothing can truly prepare you for the sight that is these colourful, characteristic homes! They come in every colour. You can walk around the whole city and never get bored of the beautiful buildings, every single one is different. It’s a very unique city, with so much life and culture.

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We wandered for hours whilst we were there, walking along the Marina, checking out Lombard Street and even hopping to In-N-Out for a burger. Everyone says this is the best burger in the world, and I have to say – it’s a good one!

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The Golden Gate bridge isn’t often seen until you’re right next to it, but it’s a breathtaking sight. Seeing it in person was next level – it’s always been a dream of mine to witness it in the flesh, and it really didn’t disappoint!

I had such a good trip and I recommend it to anyone looking for a fun part of the world to explore!

Creative Procrastination

I’ve always loved writing and being creative, however, I sometimes struggle and curse it more often than I praise it. The feeling of sitting in front of your computer screen or notebook with a need to be creative, but instead my fingers remain on the keyboard uninspired and unsure.

Writing is the only talent I have in the arts department, I’m not a singer, a filmer and especially not painter. Therefore, when the writers block hits, I feel frustrated, afraid of being untalented. Instead, I shouldn’t be worried, I should tell myself to be more patiened, to wait for it all to unlock itself. I need to stop forcing myself to create and let the creativity evolve bit itself.

We are often foolish in that we let our obsession with creation, following the force of sizzling anxiety and adrenaline to put the intangible into a product, take over the bare materials we need to do it well: living. Taking stock and thinking. Reading, watching, crying, eating.

Our brains don’t just stop because we’re not wrist deep in paint or late night loomed in stanzas. They’re preparing for the next project. They’re recuperating, tidying tiny pieces into their boxes to make enough room to lay out the new ones.

Stop watching the black lines on an empty document dance, put your pen away, let something real bother you.

You’ll create when it’s right, push yourself when you feel, but don’t forget it’s okay not to live it all the time.

Stop sprinting for the exhibition, you’ll run straight past it.

My weekend according to my iPhone 

Well, as you all know Christmas is arriving pretty soon. Living in a traditional country such as Germany, it’s no wonder that I’m totally obsessed with it – Christmas markets, mulled wine, waffles, the lot. So last weekend we went to a traditional Christmas market near Frankfurt, baked Christmas cookies, got our little tree up and decorated and even managed to catch up with some old friends at Wiesbaden Christmas market too, which is very beautiful by the way. I hope you enjoy this little selection of pictures, I will report back after my surprise birthday weekend in Munich. 


Toughts on Paris.

I often wonder how you should be able to continue to live your life contentedly, as if nothing earth shattering was happening in front of your door every minute. How am I able to smile, when all really I want to do is show compassion and digest everything what has happened in the safety of my own home.

 Is it reasonable to laugh out loud, to enjoy breakfast, to relish a sunny day with everything that has happened the past days? I think so. Now more than ever. After all, they should not win by taking things that are most important in our lifes: The joy, that we’re alive and are able to enrich the time and lives of others. With our hearts, visually and lyrically we need to show them how beautiful life is and how important it is to stand together, rather than against each other.
Obviously sometimes, time has to stand still and we need to fathom what has happened and what we’re actually doing here. But we must never unsell ourselves on enjoying life with all its wonderful moments and never just look at it from afar without participating fully. We should set an example for everyone, face hatred and anger with happiness and should not let them heist everything we’ve accomplished so far. Paris, and all it’s magic and beauty, will rise again. Perhaps differently, perhaps more intense, perhaps more beautiful and this should be our goal.
I carry a piece of sadness in my heart, but the greater part of me wants life to consist of more than just one story. Our life is too good and too important to just hand it over to terrorists. We should not let them win. ♥

Body Shaming

The definition of body shaming is pretty self-explanatory, it’s shaming someone for their body type, it’s making someone feel ashamed of the way their body looks like. A lot of people find reason why they feel allowed to talk about other peoples weight or looks, but obviously body shaming is just plain wrong.

September Goals

I’ve been super busy lately, I moved apartments and even towns. I switched my 1 bedroom apartment for a 3 bedroom one, but am now sharing it with the bf. I’ve never lived with a significant other before, but so far it’s going really well, I’d say! I also finally finished university, so there’s that. Uni has been a big part of my life for quite some time now and although I am really chuffed it’s finished, I kinda feel empty without it. It’s been such a long few months, it was that sort of worry that really gets you down until you can’t properly focus anymore. Anyway, it’s sorted now, and I can focus on living my life again, having fun and making adult decisions.


Bloggerboxx Masha Sedgwick Edition

Sorry for rolling off the earth for a bit, life happened, I’m sure you understand! However, today I got a goodie for you: Bloggerboxx was ever so kind to send me their first ever box, the Masha Sedgwick edition with products handpicked by herself. I’ve been following her for quite some time now, she’s a real style icon, so I was definitely very interested when I heard about this opportunity. But let’s not ramble on for to long, show the people what’s in it…


Travelling The World On A Budget

One of my New Years resolutions this year was to travel loads, I had trips planned in my mind to Greece, Switzerland, Rome, London and Bali (read about it here), one of them I actually already accomplished in real life! If it was up to me, I’d travel to a different place at least once each month, but obviously I don’t own a cash cow, so it’s really important for me to keep my budget in control. Therefore, in the meantime I’ve become very good at going places on a budget, so I thought I’d share some tips and tricks I’ve learned on the way!


The Weekend According to My iPhone 

Oh dear, my weekend  was so busy, filled with fun events and hard work! It started off with 15 people examining my apartment on friday – keep in mind that I only live on 30m²- who were interested in renting it when I move out myself, which will be fairly soon!

On Saturday, I had the pleasure to take part at the lovely Blogger Breakfast at the Heimathafen café in Wiesbaden and met a lot of nice fellow bloggers from the Rhein-Main area, which was nice as being a blogger in the suburbs can be a little bit lonely at times. I was especially happy to finally meet Nina from Mainzer Wohnzimmer in person, who I’ve been following for quite some time now – go check her out! Also, a huge thank you goes out to Giovanno from Stadtblogozin for organizing and Feine Billetterie and Senseo for sponsoring this great event!