Thursday, March 22, 2018

March favourites



My favourites for this month are already really springlike. I am having enough of this cold and wet weather, so in need of warmer days.

1. I really love denim dresses. This one has a button-up line and a cute belt which gives a Little vintage touch to this Zara dress.

2. I am a real handcream junkie. I would say that I am using tons of it. This Hand balm by the brand "Yard etc" smells of dog roses which already reminds me of summer.

3. The other companion to the jeans jacket: The corduroy jacket. I think also this piece has a vintage-look which I absolutely love! It's from Monki.

4. A book: "The lost words" by Robert Macfarlane. "The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke..."

5. I really like woven shoes. These ones seem to be perfect for summer and would make a good fit to the jeans dress and the jacket ( :









Saturday, March 17, 2018

Travel Diary: Days in Prague


Hello lovely people,

last week the boy, me and our two friends went for a city trip to Prague. The czech capital has already been on my travel list for some time now. How lucky I was in january when the four of us decided to make a little trip to Prague. The apartment was found and booked very quickly via AirBnB and also a carpark was not far away from there.

Our first real day was sooo warm and sunny! We were so lucky with the weather, we made a walk through Prague old town, passed the Charles bridge, had some yummy lunch next to the bridge in an austrian restaurant, I went to the "Shakespeare and Sons" bookshop, walked by the riverside of the Moldova, walked through Letna Park, and finally ended up in the beautiful Café Letka to have some coffee, hot chocolate and some cake. After homemade dinner we went to the city again to visit a jazz club.

The second day started with rain and it wouln't stop for the rest of the day. Luckily we already  did the sightseeing the day before. So we visited some vintage shops, had some coffee and muffins in the Coffee Room and drove to the old town again. We visited the "Týnský chrám" cathedral and did a little bit of shopping.


"The ancient splendor and beauty of Prague, a city beyond compare, left an impression on my imagination that will never fade."
- Richard Wagner -



We had a wonderful old and antique AirBnB apartment in the Vinohrady area. Our neighborhood was filled with cute cafés, vintage shops and restaurants.

One of the hundrets of beautiful cafés in our neighborhood: Coffee Room. My friend Laura & me really wanted to try their Avocado toast, but we were too late for lunch... ) :

So we had some coffee with oat milk and some banana muffins.


The interior was so much my taste.

Okay, when we did our research for Prague, we already saw these baked deliciousness on several photos. Of course we wanted to try them out ourselves. I don't even know what they are called honestly, maybe "TRDLO", we just called them "Rollo" :D :D Mine was filled with vanilla cream, cream and strawberries. Really recommendable.

Oh how I was looking forward to visit this gem of a bookshop! I could have spend the whole day browsing through all these books! There is also a basement with even more books and a sofa to sit down and read. 

Still in love with this shop!


Some of the books I bought at the "Shakespeare and Sons" bookshop and some Alphonse Mucha postcards I sent to my girls.

This was such a rainy day. It called for many café visits and a Little bit of shopping.

Polaroid nostalgia

Coffee and cake time with my gang at the beautiful Café Letka.
Týnský chrám: Sadly it rained here, so everything turned out a bit more grey...

Prague just has the prettiest buildings. Couldn't even decide what to photograph...

Cozy corner with the coolest band posters ♥

The gang in the "JAZZ REPUBLIC" , listening to some jazz (though I kinda hate jazz) :D Fun evening though, enjoyed some wine and cocktails.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Lately: books / music



Hello hello out there,
it's already march, time is flying. Good thing, spring is slowly coming. Bad thing, I am not getting stuff done. Honestly there is so much to do, learning for exams, replying to letters, organizing my stuff. And soon I am leaving for Prague, aw, I am so excited!

So this post is a little collection of books I've read in the first months of this year, series I've watched and songs that made it to my Spotify list.

Enjoy!
What books have you already read this year?





Books I've read lately

Agatha Cristie - Hercule Poirot's Christmas
Nancy Kricorian - Zabelle
Susanna Kaysen - Girl, Interrupted

Books I am currently reading

David Ebershoff - The danish girl
Keri Smith - The Wander Society
Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone




Songs

  Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
Liekki - Kauan, kauan sitten
The Smiths - Bigmouth strikes again
Mando Diao - Good times
The Cure - Desintegration
Danzig - Mother


Series/TV
Sherlock
Britannia
Frankenstein Chronicles










Thursday, January 25, 2018

January Mood



Hello out there!

January hit the outside world with it's cold side. The days are frosty, but slowly getting a bit longer. That makes me feel kinda positive, thinking of spring and warmer days to come. 

To shorten the cold time a bit, I bought myself a bouquet of tulips this week. Makes me happy to have some spring flowers in the apartment.
A stroll through the bookshop made me leave with a new book - Paris by Hemingway. A hommage to my favourite city. I also finally got my hands on a beret which I am wearing a lot these days.

The beginning of a new year always makes me think of travelling. So I am happy to say that the boy and me already have made plans and set some things in motion.
In march we will travel to Prague with friends, a city that has been on my travel list since a while now. Super happy about this, can't wait for march to come.


Sunday, December 24, 2017

❅ Merry Christmas ❅

Christmas morning: Had some vegan pancakes today and I finally could light the fourth candle on my advent tray.
 Merry Christmas, everybody! 

It's here, christmas eve! Can't believe it's this day again, christmas came so quickly. There was so much to do this past week, sending out christmas mail to my friends, getting and decorating our tree, making some cookies, buying and wrapping the last gifts. But now it is all done and finally I can enjoy the free time to come. This morning I made some vegan pancakes for me and the boy, just to start this day very good. I already unwrapped some gifts, the ones from my love and one from a dear workmate. I am so happy what I received, some people just know me so well. ♥

 Now it's time for me to get dressed in my new dress and drive to my family. I can't wait for some christmas time with my dearest people.

I hope you're having a good holiday season and enjoy time with your families.

❅ ❅ ❅ ❅ ❅ ❅

Christmas things: A book "the mistletoe murder and other stories" by P. D. James, christmas yogi tea and some smoking candles with a christmassy scent.
Time to burn my gingerbread scented candle. Got this for a few euros and I love it. // We also had a little baking session yesterday evening. I made some star-shaped cinnamon cookies, my favourite vegan cookies and some normal cookies in different shapes.
Wrapping time: All of my gifts are finally wrapped and packed. So in love with the cute animal wrapping paper ♥

Sunday, December 10, 2017

❅ Happy 2nd of Advent ❅

Moomins by Tove Jansson, image found on pinterest
Happy 2nd of advent, lovelies!

Christmas is coming closer and I still need to buy some gifts. This week I visited the first christmas market, had some mulled wine and it snowed almost every day! We also made some cookies to give as a secret santa gift for friends. I still need to bake my favourite vegan cookies, which are so easy to make!

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Christmas musings


Christmas market with beautiful surroundings.

Hello lovely people,

 two more weeks to go until christmas. This week my lovely "advent wreath" (well, it is not really a wreath, more a tray for candles) arrived! Just in time for the second of advent tomorrow! I am really loving it, it looks so timeless, is minimalistic and I can use it every year again. I just need to get my hands on some walnuts and fir branches to complete it's decoration. It is still looking a little bit bald.

Anyway, it snowed today (again!). But it is not a winter wonderland, the snow melts quickly from the ground, only the rooftops and the trees are still covered with a little white blanket. On the radio they said that around christmas it will get colder, so maybe we can hope for a white one? That would be so wonderful, I can't remember the last white christmas here...

Today I went to the city and ended up in the bookshop (as always). Of course I bought a new one. But I have to finish my christmas books that I bought for december. So the next time I will be busy reading.


Today I made some banana pancakes for breakfast. They are so simple to make and you need less ingredients. I put some vegan choco creme on top and some frozen berries. As a hot spicy winterdrink I had the "Kurkuma Latte Vanilla" by Sonnentor.

Vegan potato carrot soup I made about a week ago, some cress on top and some yummy rye bread as a side dish! Perfect winter dinner! // I am currently reading "Mystery in white", a christmas crime story.

















This is the book I bought today. A fantastic fantasy novel, it looks like it is more aimed for younger people, but it isn't. I think it's kind of a fantasy story for grown-ups ( :
Cozy christmas market. One of my favourites here in the area. Went there with my boyfriend and his parents. We enjoyed some mulled wine and I had a Langos which was so yummy. I bought some little christmas gifts, some finnish honey & essential fir oil.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Christmas market coziness

I am in a total christmas mood! This week me and my mom went to our first christmas market this year and it was so cozy. We had some white mulled wine, I bought some christmassy incense and some candles that smell of cookies.

The city was decorated with little stars, shining in red, orange and yellow. It's the most beautiful idea for a christmas market decoration in my oppinion.