Funny: If Guys Vacationed Like Girls!

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Right now, everyone speaks about their summer vacation plans. What are you up to? I don’t know it yet… maybe I will just spend some lazy days at the Baltic Sea. This video about two guys vacationing like girls made me laugh out loud … and think about my BFFs :D!

Have a fun weekend!

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Something Healthy: Salads!

Upper Row: Lobster Salad via bon appetites – Watermelon Salad via A Cup Of Jo – Potato Salad via Food52.
Lower Row: Raw Pad Thai via Fork&Beans – Fig & Melon Salad via not without salt– Kale & Blood Orange Salad via the roasted root.

Today I need something healthy… something tasty and fresh! Voilá, salads!!

Enjoy!

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Green Shopping: Marlowe Natur & HempAge!

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Just around the corner of my new flat in Hamburg I discovered the sustainable shop Marlowe Natur… and the label HempAge! I love that this fashion label plays with colors and cuts, thereby obtaining a fresh young look! Who would have thought that fashion made with hemp could be that stylish?!

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Le Fits!

My inbox often contains music suggestions (and lots of spam mails). Only rarely it happens that I actually like the songs I find there. Le Fits with their just released album Fisticuffs were the big exception. Their sound is located somewhere between indie rock and folk and I am already a big fan!

Have fun while listening!

Happy B-Day Mr. 30!

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Happy Pentecost!

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Happy Pentecost! I wish everyone a lazy start into the fresh week! For me, chestnut blooms (& chocolate may bugs) are symbolizing Pentecost best. As a child I spent those first hot free days under the big chestnut tree at my grandparents’ summer house, eating cake (& chocolate may bugs), enjoying the transition from spring to summer and just being lazy.

Have a wonderful new week… Filled with sunny hours & chocolate may bugs!

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The Books I Read: The Rosie Project!

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a book that honestly haunted me. When it was released a few years ago, I read the summary: Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance.” …Ok, as a biologist myself I know a lot of people like Don. This sentence really resonated with me. But then I read on: “So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.” …Really? A scientific approach to find the right partner? I wasn’t convinced that this is something that interests me. “Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don’s Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.”…I put the book away.

Then it’s follow-up The Rosie Effect was released a few months ago and EVERYONE around me told me that I REALLY NEED TO READ the first part. – What can I say? I finally read it… and loved it. It’s hilarious to follow Don on his way finding and struggling with emotions. I still don’t know if I like the way it deals with the topic of autism/the Asperger’s syndrome. But in case you didn’t read it yet: YOU SHOULD REALLY READ IT ;)!

I wish you a wonderful, long weekend with lots of sunny hours, wonderful emotions and good books!

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Sweet Treats!

Upper Row: Greek Filo Custard via Food52 – Turkish Delight via Food52 – Lemon Pudding via Food52.
Lower Row: Matcha Popcorn via fork & flower – Flower Chocolate via Paper and Stitch – Maple & Rosemary Chashwes via The Roasted Root.

After those stressful last days I really need some sweet treats. Hmmm, what will I prepare myself first? The Matcha Popcorn or the Filo Custard?

Enjoy

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More Pretty Rooms!

After moving, I had to think about my own interior design. Then it actually turned out to look like my old flat – with some little adjustments. But those rooms are pretty inspirational…

brit This reading nook! Via Brit + Co.

the ultralinxClean & fresh! Via UltraLinx.

homedit70s style! Via homedit.com.

BuzzfeedA stunning bedroom! Via Buzzfeed.

hipvanMy dream kitchen! Via The HipVan Blog.

brit2Those sandy colors! Via Brit + Co.

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Sunny Listening: Best Coast’s New Album California Nights!

Best Coast’s last album was my summer soundtrack in the year 2012. Now they released the follow-up California Nights and I am incredibly happy: I instantly knew that this LP will be played on permanent repeat modus in my flat :). So, it will be a great summer 2015!

Have fun while listening!

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Perfect Places Pt.11!

I somehow survived the weekend and all my stuff moved (in a big van!) from Osnabrück to Hamburg. Now I “only” have to put it all back to were it belongs. So I’m still sitting in a sea of boxes. Meanwhile, let’s dream a bit about our next spring/summer adventures … with some more Perfect Places.

I wish you a wonderful start into the new week!

Perfect Places6…The open air cinema time starts soon! Via The Soul Selects.

Perfect Places5The favorite place I always find myself relaxing: A corner in a book store!  Via Foto Chulas.

Perfect Places4Indoor camping!! Via first home.

Perfect Places2Nature at it’s best: Reach a perfect place with a boat! Via Modern Girls & Old Fashioned Men.

perfect places1Outdoor camping!! The comfy way! Via El Capitan Captain, California – Naturae.

Perfect Places3A picnic with friends! Via Darling Magazine.

A big hug to all my busy moving helpers!! XO!

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