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Breakfast in Potsdam: Zweitwohnsitz

A few friends of mine already recommended this place to me and I was really happy to finally try it last Friday. Zweitwohnsitz (meaning like second home) is a small café located in Potsdam West. The interior is really charming and you feel home instantly. We headed there for breakfast but they also serve various lunch options, filled Pita breads and delicious looking cake (need to come back and try a slice). On a paper you can find various breakfast pieces and a free space to fill in a number of the amount you want. It offers you the chance to put together your own breakfast they way you want it to be. I absolutely loved the coffee because it was a good ground coffee, rich in smell and flavor. Besides normal milk they also offer soy, lactose-free and oat milk (my new favorite milk for coffee). I certainly need to come back since many people recommended me to go there on a Saturday for their brunch buffet. You see, still so many options to …

Easter sensation

Easter is just around the corner and in case you’re still searching for a little present for your loved ones – we have got you covered! These mini eggs by Berger Feinste Confiserie are not only super cute looking but also taste like heaven! There are even experimental flavors like milk chocolate filled with carrot and honey or even dark chocolate with red smoothie inside! All mini eggs are packed in a small egg box, decorated with small bunnies and a hidden message. All delicious chocolates are handmade in Berger’s own chocolate manufactory, situated in Lofer, Austria. And we really can confirm: you can taste, that every piece was made with love and a lot of passion! Find their creations here. In cooperation with Berger Feinste Confiserie

Pink stripes

We loved to be styled by the talented people of Shan’s True Beauty situated at Kurfürstendamm. For some reason, Shan’s Beauty always manages to give my hair a lot of volume that is staying for days! Since it was still a little chilly in Berlin, I decided to wear my fur vest on top of the shirt, combined with my favorite boot cut jeans – some think it’s too 60’s but I totally love the style! Shirt – H&M Vest – Vintage from London Boot cut Jeans – Zara Shoes – Tamaris

#duftezeit

Last Friday the team of Headspace PR and COTY invited us once more to an exceptional blogger get-together in Frankfurt am Main. Everything was just perfect! The location, the setting, the food and the people. It was an absolutely phenomenal afternoon. Center of attention were the fragrances by Esprit, Mexx, Bruno Banani and James Bond. For each one of them the team created special workshops. We made flower bouquets, tried to form blossom shaped ice cream, learned about dos and don’ts when visiting metropolises and created our own gif. And of course they spoiled us with delicious hearty food and lovely sweet treats. A big thank you to the lovely team and all those busy bees who helped to make this afternoon a memorable one. We are looking forward to more fun workshops and events.

Tea-riffic!

I have always preferred tea over coffee my whole life – some think that’s really strange. Maybe it’s because I’ve always had a little ritual with my parents, to drink green tea on afternoons of weekends, which we often spent together. Also, tea is really about patience and worshipping the beverage itself. You’l boil the water, it needs to cool a little to reach the perfect temperature for that certain kind of tea and then it is poured and rests in its cup, steaming and warm… When we first tried fittea, we were surprised by the rich flavor of it. Especially, the „Inner Beauty“ tea, smelled and tasted exceptionally with its flavors of lady’s mantle plant, whitethorn, aniseed, raspberry leaves and fennel. Also the little pink tea filter swims happily in the cup and instantly puts a smile on our faces. In cooperation with Fittea

Culture in Potsdam: Museum Barberini

Since a few weeks the city center of Potsdam has been enriched by another great cultural attraction: the Museum Barberini. Filled with pieces reaching from the Old Masters to contemporary artists, this place is a true sensation for art lovers. It took quite some time to find the right place and building for the museum but with the newly build Plazzo Barberini the art, mainly sponsored by Hasso Plattner, has finally found a good setting. The architecture of the building is beautiful: free, spacious and filled with light. If you plan to visit the museum make sure to bring some time and make sure to buy some tickets before. Even though its already open since a few weeks there are still queue in front of the main entrance in the morning. Another great tip: download their free! App and enjoy some good, short entries on the art displayed in the museum. Museum Barberini Alter Markt Humboldtstraße 5–6 14467 Potsdam What To Wear to this location

Personal Issue: When your world is torn apart

It took quite some time to open up about this topic but since a year and a half I can openly say it loud: I’m a half-orphan. In 2012, the year we finished school and I was ready to start my life as a university student, I lost my father. He died of a heart-attack; way too early and way too suddenly. I don’t want to go any deeper into the situation and the day as it is still a heart-breaking feeling for my family and me. But from here I would like to start this entry. The moment when your whole world is torn apart. The next couple of days and weeks have been the worst in my life so far. Somehow I exactly remember the time after the day and somehow I can’t put everything together anymore. It’s like a big sorted mess. Losing a person so close to you is something I wish no one would ever experience, sadly it is something we all have to go through and live with – …

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

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