Monate: Februar 2017

February’s Favorites

It’s time for another update on our three favorite beauty products of February. Detox Mask Tonerde Absolue by L’oréal The new detox masks by L’oréal have been advertised largely. Nevertheless, I have to say that they convinced me. I try to use the mask once a week (on Sundays there is always some beauty time!) and I can feel an effect. My skin feels clearer and more balanced. Perfect Match Highlighter by L’oréal  When I was on a girl’s weekend in Palma de Mallorca this year, a friend of mine introduced me to the perks of highlighter. I’m not that much of a make-up girl in terms of concealer, foundation or rouge (I always try to let my skin breathe as much as possible!) but I couldn’t argue that a little sparkle on the cheek bone adds to a more fresh and beautiful face, instantly. Lacoste pour Elle Magnetique Eau de Parfum  I’ve been in love with the Lacoste scents since we’ve been to the Lacoste perfume event in Frankfurt two years ago. For some …

Cauliflower Mushroom Ragout with Saffron

Today we would like to share a new vegan and gluten free recipe with you. Its super delicious and healthy at the same time. What you need: 500g cauliflower 160g champignons 160g mushrooms 160g carrots 80g diced onions 1,5 tbs cornmeal 500ml vegetable broth 2 tbs sunflower seeds 125ml vegan cream 125ml soy yogurt knife point of saffron 1 tbs parsley salt, pepper „Wash the cauliflower roses and blanch them in bubbling salt water. Chill with cold water afterwards. Clean and quarter the champignons and mushrooms. Peel the carrots and cut into slices. Roast the diced onions with olive oil in a big pan (all ingredients will end up in this one pan). Add the sunflower seeds and roast them, too. Dust with cornmeal and add cold vegetable broth. Then add the vegan cream and bring to boil. Really gentle roast the champignons, mushrooms and carrots in olive oil, then add these to the sauce. Now add the cauliflower roses to the sauce. In the next step add parsley, saffron and soy yogurt, season with salt …

Light Blue

While taking these pictures we were once again reminded that we live in a city where rain is inevitable. So we headed to Walter-Benjamin-Platz, a square named after the philosopher Walter Benjamin. The adjoining Leibniz colonnades offer the right protection for some outfit snaps (and yes, we have taken here some pictures before. Take a look here and here). The light blue jacket is from the current Zara collection and also available in a light pink pastel shade. A friend of mine wore it and I instantly fell in love with it. So, as soon as I got home I ordered it online and got it delivered a few days later. I actually didn’t think of really buying it in the end but somehow it was just too gorgeous to send back. Jacket – Zara (I’m wearing XS) Oversized shirt – Gina Tricot Lace bra – H&M Nacklace – H&M Black skinny pants – Mavi Boots – Zara

Brunch in Berlin: Rose Garden

Newest addition to the Berlin brunch scene and personal project: Rose Garden. Rose Garden is a deli & concept store situated directly at Torstraße / Alte Schönhauser Straße. The deli offers breakfast, brunch, lunch and since a couple of weeks also dinner (we will give you another insight on that one too). It’s the perfect place to hangout with friends, your loved one or study for up-coming university exams. Price $$$$$ // Service ☆☆☆☆☆ // Location ☆☆☆☆☆ // Taste ☆☆☆☆☆ Rose Garden Torstraße / Alt Schönhauser Straße 10119 Berlin What To Wear to this location

Almost Home

Its still cold outside in Berlin so there is no other option than to cuddle-up and work on your layering skills. Taking these pictures took us maybe five minutes but the street corner was so freezing because of the wind breaking. We were so happy it didn’t take us long. The new week is again filled with quite a few appointments and university (yeah – but its the last week!). Time to make some coffee dates with friends and catch-up on the past couple of weeks. Coat – Boss Orange Bonnet – Seeberger Scarf – Zara Handbag – Cortefiel Boots – Softclox

Coffee in Berlin: Doppio Pazzo

Do you know this feeling when you walk through your neighborhood and spot something new that seems worth a visit? This just happened to us when we spotted Doppio Pazzo, a small café serving delicious coffee and various cakes, pastries, salads and breakfast treats. The clean interior kept in black, white and grey radiates a calm atmosphere and you can easily stay here for one or two hours. The coffee was served quickly, hot and had a delicious flavor (they seem to use a good type of bean). The coffee is a bit more expensive, soy and almond milk cost extra but its worth the price. We had the chance to try their overnight oats which are which are gluten- and sugar free. You can enjoy this healthy snack there or as take-away. Price $$$$$ // Service ☆☆☆☆☆ // Location ☆☆☆☆☆ // Taste ☆☆☆☆☆ Doppio Pazzo Leonhardtstrasse 2 14057 Berlin What To Wear to this location

Home Workout Equipment

Some of you may already know that I’m a workout lover and therefore I considered it would be nice to give you a little overview on my equipment I use at home. Starting from left to right resistance band (red) I use this one mainly to do some feet exercise to strengthen my feet. Especially after my foot surgery was this my best workout-buddy Gaynor Minden Flexibility band (pink) It’s always important to stretch and in order to get more flexible I use this flexibility band to increase my side splits as well as working on my arabesque and á la second extensions (dance lovers will know what I’m talking about) light hand weights (pink) I got these from my Mum and try to do little exercise with them mainly in combination with sitting on the stability ball or lying in a bridge position. I don’t want too muscly arms which is why I always stretch after using them and try to do various workout routines Foam roller With the foam roller I want to …

Coconut Chia Snack

Here comes another delicious breakfast and on-the-go inspiration for you. This time it’s from the book Good to Glow by Tali Shine and Steph Adams. Make sure to prepare this one night in advance. What you need: 400ml coconut milk 20ml agave syrup 60g white chia seeds (I used black seeds) 500g coconut yogurt (it also works with plain yogurt) granola, seeds and fruits for garnishing „Combine coconut milk, agave syrup and chia seeds in a bowl and store in the fridge for two hours. Add the coconut yogurt and let it in the fridge over night. Put mixture (as much as desvered) into a small bowl and add granola, other seeds and berries of your choice.“ – Good to Glow, p. 75  

Personal Issue: About students, sense of shame and losing it all

The phenomenon I like to pick-up this time is something I have experienced quite often lately. But let us go back in time a little to get a starting point. Its Saturday evening and I head out with some friends for some drinks at the local student bar. The location is packed with people, students of all age and various study fields are gathered in this (hot)spot. A typical scenery where people encounter and mingle. In this atmosphere it is pretty easy to meet new people and talk about a range of topics. Especially first semester students are happy for spots like this one in order to dive into the student life they all have been dreaming of (which, I guess, is another topic to talk about..). The vast majority are fun people to get to know, even if it’s only for that one evening. But there are some students, mainly female, you instantly want to scream at: „Please, don’t act so embarrassing!“ Yes, we all act a little different in situations where people are around we like …

Hot Chocolate Weather

Do you know this feeling? The feeling when you just want to stay at home and cuddle-up in bed? And in the same thought you just know that you won’t be able to do that? We would call it the winter blues and instantly hope it ends better sooner than later. The best thing to do during these cold days? Enjoy a good coffee or a hot chocolate with a friend. It seems simple but in todays hectic world it can become a true master skill to find a date were both have time. But its so necessary to make time for such occasions since it will give you strength for everything that is coming along.  Coat – Zara Boots – Tommy Hilfiger Scarf – Zara