Vertical Gardens by Patrick Blanc!

Patrick Blanc is a French botanist who invented the technique to create vertical gardens (murs végétaux): Beautiful green gardens with plants that are selected by him to fit to the locality and the climate. His creations are bringing a fantastic amount of green nature into urban surroundings that is absolute stunning.

I wish you a wonderful weekend – with many hours outside in the nature!

patrickblanc6Vertical Garden, Dussmann KulturKaufhaus, Berlin, Jan. 2012 … For me, one of the most loved Berlin places to be.

patrickblanc5New York Botanical Garden, Orchid Show by Patrick Blanc, the Yellow Wall

New York Botanical Garden, Orchid Show by Patrick Blanc, the Orchid Corridor

patrickblanc3Icon Hotel Vertical Garden and stairs, Hong Kong

patrickblanc1Messe Frankfurt

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Eat & Drink Against The Heat!

It’s still hot at the Baltic Sea …or in whole Germany. Luckily I found some new recipes that look refreshing enough to try them out all.

Enjoy & stay cool!

A beautiful messPineapple fried rice pizza by A Beautiful Mess

zuckerzimtundliebeSweet potato chip butty by Zucker, Zimt und Liebe

Smitten KitchenGrilled peach splits by Smitten Kitchen

OrangenmondSweet chai ice-tea by Orangen Mond

love and olive oilBlueberry chocolate chip ice-cream by love & olive oil

dolly and oatmealCherry and amaranth panzanella by Dolly and Oatmeal

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Eco Beach Look!

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What do you wear when you’re going to the beach? I prefer a dress, a bikini, flip-flops, shades, a hat and a big beach bag. Since I am currently at the Baltic Sea to work on my sustainability project (okay, that was an understatment… ), I thought that it would be time to incorporate into my Look posts from now on (if it’s even possible) at least one ecologic/fair produced item. Because I’m extremely motivated at the moment – everything in today’s post is ecologic/fair produced. Voilá, here comes the eco beach look!

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Summer Beach Feeling!

Currently I’m working on my business plan … on the Baltic Sea. Really, I’m working. Okay, I may enjoying the hot summer beach feeling as well (a little bit). Those three songs are just the right background music to get that certain summer beach feeling (no matter if you are still in the city or at the coast).

Have fun while listening (and dancing into the next hot summer day. Heeeey Macarena. Alright!)!

Kaoma – Lambada:

Kate Yanai – Summer Dreaming (Bacardi Feeling):

Macarena – Los del Rio:

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Tea Bag Quotes!

“A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Some weeks ago, a good friend of mine drank a yogi tea. The little quote on her tea bag said: “Be realistic. Expect every day a miracle”. She liked the quote and put it into her purse. One week later she suddenly got a new job in the city she planned to move to, a new car as a present from her parents and also a wonderful yoga teacher (who declared that she will move at the end of this year into the same city as my friend). Every day a miracle happened. Certainly, all this would have happened anyway, but through the quote the focus of my friend was directed onto these events with more intensity. So, she appreciated every “miracle” a lot more than she would have done otherwise. I also like those little tea bag quotes – they are small reminders of what life is really about during our stressful everyday lives. So, I started to make pictures of them with my phone and here are the quotes of the last two weeks…

I will share more tea bag quotes with you in my new (!) twitter account (@MySoCalledLuck) …just in case you would like to follow me ;)

I wish you a wonderful start into the new week. May it be full of miracles!

Tea Quote 6“Someone in love looks at a flower in another way than a camel.”

Tea Quote 5“Realization is something one cannot learn.”

Tea Quote 4“Together we achieve what isn’t possible alone.”

Tea Quote 3“Let the silence speak to you.”

Tea Quote 2“Happiness is found by those, who will bring happiness.”

Tea Quote 1“Perfection is to  harm nobody.”

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Theo & Beau!

A collague recentely told me about Theo and Beau: Beau is a toddler who started to sleep cuddling his pug Theo. His mum made photos of it and shared them at Instagramm. Both are growing up now – and still they are sleeping tucked together. Oh my gosh, I’m dying of cuteness right now!

I wish you a wonderful weekend with lots of cute moments!

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Ice Ice Baby!

Martha StewartFruit Salad Ice Pops by Martha Stewart.

Again, there is not much time today. …Plus, it’s HOT outside. Time for some new ice (cream) inspirations!

Strawberry SorbetBourbon Cherry PopsiclesApple Spice SorbetBlueberry & Orange Ice Pops

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Dress For Summer!

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Lower row: leftmiddleright.

It’s summer, I’m in a hurry, it’s hot – what should I wear? Dresses! One piece that’s easily put on, looks always pretty and offers a lot of cool air :)

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Hippie Listening: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros!

What sound fits better to summer than some hippie music? Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros deliver just the right tunes for this purpose. It’s easy listening at a very high niveau. Incredibly how the whole bands fits on a stage and how they do create such harmonic tunes! I guess, every single band member is crazy, but that seems to be the magic ingredient to their sound. Love it! Oh, and did I already mention that I don’t only think that Edward Sharpe is a fantastic singer but that he also looks like someone I would really like to date ;)?

Have fun while listening!



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Wilderness… In The Allotment Garden!

Allotment Garden 1 All pics by Franzi.

Today there is not much time. So, I’m just sharing a few impressions from the wilderness in our allotment garden with you. Our little green oasis urgently needs some enthusiastic gardeners. Nevertheless, I like to hang out there – at the moment all the berries are ready to be harvested. The perfect calm-down activity: Berry picking.

I wish you a wonderful start into a wild week!

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