A Song for Tuesday: Running With the Wolves by AURORA!

Last Friday I saw singer-songwriter AURORA at her concert in Hamburg. I didn’t know a lot about her, only her catchy song Running with the Wolves, but her performance was quite convincing. The 19-year-old Norway singer is a real power lady. Hopefully, we will hear more from her in the future!

Have fun listening!

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Back in Berlin for the re:publica #rpTEN!

we3My daily way of transportation until Wednesday: The S-Bahn. All pics by Franzi.

Yesterday I was back on the road. After a relaxed weekend in Hamburg I am now in Berlin. The reason is easy to guess: It’s re:publica time! I am looking forward to lots of inspiring talks and people and hope that all those ‘cool kids’ won’t make me too shy ;).

I wish you a wonderful start into the fresh week. Stay relaxed and be inspired!

we1A sunny Saturday morning in Hamburg!

we2On the bus station.

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Have a Beautiful Weekend!

imagePrinzenbar Hamburg. Pic by Franzi.

No time today for a ‘real’ blog post. But at least I would like to wish you a good start into your weekend! From Monday on I will be in Berlin at the re:publica …I will keep you up-to-date via SnapChat (@mysocalledluck ;))!

I wish you a beautiful weekend. Have a wonderful one!

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Street Food Love: Kumpir!

KumpirThe Kumpir I ate Tuesday: The Russian version with Mexican sauce. Pic by Franzi.

I have a new street food addiction: When I get a little hungry while strolling through Hamburg I regularly end up in a Kumpir bar. Kumpirs are baked potatoes, sliced in the middle, mixed with butter and grated cheese and topped with various sauces, vegetables, olives, pepperoni and all sorts of other foods. The name ‘Kumpir’ comes from the Balkans. It’s a popular fast food in Turkey. What I like most about it is that it isn’t THAT unhealthy, it’s saturating and comes in lots of variations.

The two Kumpir bars you will find me most in Hamburg are the Kumpir König at the Grindel and the Kumpir König in the Schanze.

Enjoy!

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Wardrobe Wish List!

Upper Row: Shirt by Armedangels – Skirt by Armedangels – Coat by Armedangels.
Lower Row: Dress by Peopletree – Dress by Peopletree – Sweater by Peopletree.

Today just a few wardrobe pieces I really wish to have. A new skirt for spring and summer would be nice. Oh, and those two dresses. The sweater isn’t bad either :). I guess I have to decide now, which one is worth to move into my flat.

Which piece do you like the most?

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A Song for Tuesday: Portugal by Little Big Sea!

Little_Big_SeaOn stage at the #dico16. Pic by Franzi.

Austrian band Little Big Sea were the music act at the #dico16 and really got me into a relaxed mood! I love their laid-back attitude, the dream-like voice of singer Marlene as well as their catchy tunes! They reminded me a bit on Memoryhouse but were still unique! Hopefully, we will hear more about them in the future! Their first album will be released this year :).

Have fun listening!

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What I Learned at the… DIRETTISSIMA #dico16!

DirettissimaThe fantastic Marie Meimberg reading a hilarious story from her book Sei du selbst, alles andere wirst du eh verkacken.
Pic by Franzi.

I am back from Munich where I was at the DIRETTISSIMA #dico16, a brand-new media conference! 15 talks in only one day were a tough program but in my opinion a big success. The atmosphere was relaxed, the sun was shining and the location a great choice. Here are some essentials I took home from the #dico16 speakers…

¯/_(ツ)_/¯ “In regard to social media, we all need to learn composure”Dirk von Gehlen in his talk about the Shruggie.

“Use the same names (nickname and username) – otherwise no one will find you.” // “If you use 3rd party apps, SnapChat will possibly close your account.”Richard Gutjahr about SnapChat.
(Follow me under the – now two same names – @mysocalledluck – and of course Richard: @richardgutjahr)

“In the beginning of the 20th century the name ‘computer‘ was a job title. Mostly it was taken by women”Fiona Krakenbürger about women in tech.

“It’s better to die on the Sea than through bombs.”Anna Dushime. Those were the words of a refugee explaining his escape from Syria. Anna Dushime took the family (parents and two kids) home to give them shelter over the weekend and also supported them afterwards. Again, this topic make me tear up. Thanks Anna!

“Future is only possible through creating emotions. In reality.”Leander Wattig about networking. Meaning: To really reach people, you have to offer real-life experiences (like congresses, conferences, meet-ups etc..).

“The top {of the mountain} is a clear goal. You need well-defined goals because during the steps on the way to reach it, you need to know where you actually are.” // “An unknown goal means you have to take a way no one has taken ever before. We need to accept errors and we need to allow them and learn fast from them.”Stefan Glowacz about extreme (!) mountain climbing and being an entrepreneur.

I wish you a wonderful start into the fresh week. Be innovative, dare something and have a perfect time!

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The Books I’ve Read: Astrid Lindgren – Die Menschheit hat den Verstand verloren//War Diaries, 1939-1945!

BuchPic by Franzi.

In my literature club we just finished reading Astrid Lindgren’s War Diaries from 1939 until 1945 (German edition Die Menschheit hat den Verstand verloren). She started writing it on September 1, 1939 with the words: “Oh, today the war started.” Back then, Lindgren was still an unknown person in the literature world. She just started to write her first children novels and invented Pippi Langstrumpf/Pippi Longstocking by telling her sick daughter Karin stories about Pippi and her funny adventures. Lindgren and her family lived in Sweden – a country that didn’t participate on WWII. Nevertheless, the people there were in the middle of the fights surrounding Sweden and always frightened that the war would also come into their own country. I was deeply impressed by Lindgren’s documentation of those dark years. Her insights speak of a clever mind, far from what was expected from a ‘housewife and mother’ in the 1930s/40s. A big, big, big MUST-READ!

I wish you a peaceful weekend. Have a wonderful one!

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Recipes I Wanna Try Out (Soon)!

Upper Row: Apricot Jam Crostata via Food 52 – Butternut Squash Pie via Food52 – Palak Paneer via Food52.
Lower Row: Red Pepper & Chilli Jam via Drizzle & Dip – Slow-Roasted Salmon via Food 52 – Torta della Nonna via Food52.

I am on my way to Munich where I will join the #dico16. So, no time for cooking today. Nevertheless I am constantly collecting new recipe ideas I plan to try out soon. Here are six delicious looking examples.

Enjoy!

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Long Bob Cuts!

This post is a motivational reminder for myself that it’s time to go to a hair dresser and finally get a cut back onto my head. …And do those long bob cuts not really look fantastic? I believe they are both – stylish and feminine!

Would you wear a long bob cut? Let me know!

frisur-ideenVia Frisur Ideen.

frisuren-mittellangVia FRISUREN.

gofeminin1Via gofeminin.

nextmanagementVia Next Models/Nadia Mejia.

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