Some Days Call For Avocado!

AvocadoPic by Franzi.

Do you know those days? After a long work day, you arrive hungry and exhausted at home with no strength left to cook anything? Those days call for something with avocado! It’s maybe the only food that checks all the boxes: Tasty, healthy & comfort food. I used it lately to prepare this easy, fast and delicious salad:

Recipe: Serves 2.

Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado (diced), app. 100 g goat cheese camembert (cut into bite-sized pieces), 2 tomatoes (diced), 1 onion (sliced), 2 TblSps crema balsamico, 2 TblsSps olive oil, salt, pepper.

Preparation: In a big bowl, mix cheese and vegetables. Prepare a dressing with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Top with crema balsamico. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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Eco Rain Gear!

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Just two sentences: It is incredible hard to find some eco/sustainable rain gear. Why isn’t recycled polyester used more often??

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Marlene!

On my grandparents attic I lately found a dusty record by Marlene Dietrich, who sings traditional Berlin songs (Marlene Dietrich sing Alt-Berliner Lieder). Now I listen to it while working on my blog in the morning and am smitten by her melancholic voice and her declarations of love toward the city I’m born in. Oh Marlene, I am absolutely with you :)!

Have fun while listening!

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Boo!!! Halloween Is Coming Soon!

Only two more weeks left until it’s the night of the night – Halloween is coming soon! So, it’s time to prepare yourself: To find a fancy costume, to look for recipes for your Halloween party buffet or simply to get into the right mood. I will start with baking a few of those spooky spider cupcakes :)

Have a nice start into the new week, full of nice surprises!

1-halloween-countdown-calendarFunny DIY idea: A Halloween countdown calendar! Via Handmade Charlotte.

Black-Widow-Spider-Cupcakes-2-702x1024A spooky treat: Black widow spider cupcakes! Via Fork and Beans.

maiiberlin hedgegogCostume inspiration I: A hedgehog! Via maiiberlin/etsy.

sara lowes blue rabbitCostume inspiration II: Blue Rabbit by Sara Lowes!

Costume inspiration III: Illuminated stick figure!

…And a song to get you into the right mood:

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Those Fading Summer Memories: Paintings by Lisa Golightly!

Do you still remember this summer feeling? Those hot days in July and August spent on beaches, in parks or on the balcony? Lisa Golightly’s paintings evoke a kind of summer melancholia inside me that wants me to go back to the Baltic Sea immediately. Nevertheless, I am convinced that the following autumn weekend will be beautiful, too – dried leaves, pretty colors and the scent-filled air will surely be responsible for autumn melancholia in a few month ;)

I wish you a beautiful & sunny weekend. May it be filled with wonderful memories!

lisa golightly  endofrollpinkEnd of Roll (Pink), 2013

lisa golightly caughtinthewavesCaught In The Waves, 2014

lisa golightly  wavewatchWave Watch, 2013

lisa golightly  spectatorswebSpectatorsweb, 2012

lisa golightly  astoneinLast One In, 2013

lisa golightly  alltogetherwebAlltogetherweb, 2010

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Apples! More Apples!

Upper Row: Baked ApplesBriochePickled Apples
Lower Row: Cheddar Baked ApplesApple Spice Sorbet

It’s this time of the year again: Apple time! Apples in the allotment garden, apples at the farmers market, apples in cooking magazines and apples all around the web. Here are some of the recipes with apples I would really like to try out this apple season!

More recipes with apples on My so-called Luck:
Apple Pie, Apple Recipe Ideas Season 2013, Apple Pasta, Apple-Potato Gratin.

Enjoy!

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Fall Street Styles!

Fall is all around us… Yesterday, the morning light was really golden – I nearly couldn’t see anything while riding with my bike to my office. The air was bright and heavy with the scent of dried leaves. This beautiful feeling I would like to carry all day around with me. Those fall street styles seem to be able to do this!

sabinasohail2I’m obsessed with this color! Via vitaandmoda.com.

sabinasohailLayers & dotted tights! Via vitaandmoda.com.

molempireA cute dress + camel colors + trench coat = perfection! Via Atlantic-Pacific.

Moleempire2Colored tights & skirts! Via Pinterest.

jmultaniShorts & lace!!! Via Fashion Obsession.

HarpersbazaarStripes! What else? Via Harper’s BAZAAR.

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Erlend Øye? Erlend Øye!

Erlend Øye? Erlend Øye! I already knew and loved the music of The Whitest Boy Alive and the Kings of Convenience until I saw the Norwegian musician Erlend Øye the first time live on stage three years ago. That was when I turned into a huge fan of him, his sound and his performances… those moves are incredible! Now that his second solo album Legao is out, I need to listen to his song Fence me in on permanent repeat modus. – I just cannot get enough. Oh, I really have a soft spot for nerdy guys who sing…

Have fun listening!

Fence me in … this video really contains it all: Plaid shirts, long beards, nerd glasses – and an incredible song that lets my heart melt!

Rainman … Cute, good, really cute.

Grande, grande, grande … those legs :D!!

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Those things I have learned at the Entrepreneurship Summit 2014!

Entrepreneur Summit 2014-1Pic by Franzi.

The last two days I spent in Berlin at the Entrepreneur Summit 2014. It was incredible crowded and filled with inspiring people. Now I start fully motivated into the new week and would like to share with you some of the best insights.

I wish you a wonderful new week, full of inspiration!

About success & entrepreneurship I: “Be very careful in jumping at chances.” – Prof. Günter Faltin

About success & entrepreneurship II: “Starting a new business requires a lot of your time. You give birth to an idea child. You do this because you really want it. Your real (biological) children require also all of your time.” – Prof. Günter Faltin

About success & entrepreneurship III: ” Our society is not open to entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs will be outsiders for quite some time.” Nevertheless: “Be an entrepreneur. There is no better alternative.” – Prof. Günter Faltin

On green growth: “Stopping consume will not save the earth. What we need is innovation.” – Ralf Fücks

On blue economy: “Everything we do in Europe is restricted by rules. So, we need new rules. Entrepreneurs are made to develop new rules of the game.” – Gunter Pauli

On social entrepreneurship I: “Social entrepreneurs have a high psychopathological level. They are ego-animals.” – Prof. Andreas Heinecke

On social entrepreneurship II: From 3,000 ideas, in the end 1 is successful.” – Prof. Andreas Heinecke

On social entrepreneurship III (& it’s nearly non-existent profit): “Former and older-aged social entrepreneurs are a social fringe group. To help them, will be the new goal of other social entrepreneurs.” – Prof. Andreas Heinecke

On professional networking I: “Contacts and relationships will be the fundamentals for gaining capital.” – Peer-Arne Böttcher

On professional networking II: “Networking is not enough, what you need is relationship management.” – Peer-Arne Böttcher

On professional networking III: “Sometimes one has to leave the own comfort zone to communicate with people.” – Peer-Arne Böttcher

On professional networking IV: “Digital helps, analog counts.” – Peer-Arne Böttcher

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Beautiful Chemical Reactions!

Beautiful Chemistry ColossalSource: Colossal.

Beautiful Chemistry is a project collaboration between the Institute of Advanced Technology at the University of Science and Technology of China and Tsinghua University Press. With a 4K UltraHD camera and special lenses they capture chemical reactions in astonishing detail. The goal of this project is to bring the beauty of chemistry to the general public. Okay, I’m a biochemist… so, maybe I’m aware of the beauty of chemistry anyway. BUT THOSE FILMS ARE STUNNING! Sometimes I really miss my lab bench…

I wish you a wonderful weekend filled with stunning observations and beautiful hours!

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