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Book Recommendation: I’ll drink to that

I‚m lucky to have a good friend, who knows my taste of books and would give one new read to me for my birthday every year. This time, it was „I’ll drink to that“ by Betty Halbreich. I have to admit, at first I did not know what to expect and whether it would be interesting to read a whole book about personal shopping. But after just reading three pages, I was hooked and could not stop until I finished the whole book in two nights. Betty Halbreich has that very particular dry, ironic humor that is especially my kind. I often caught myself laughing out loud while reading, which happens rarely. Betty’s stories are exciting, interesting and always have a twist. I feel that those stories are true and written from her heart, what makes them even more authentic and entertaining. I’ll drink to that is not only a book about personal shopping but more about life, its obstacles and how to find happiness thus learn to be content with what one has achieved. Betty has certainly had many exciting …

Ten Things I learned when living in Paris

1. Paris is the place build of the most beautiful and romantic architecture. Full stop. It is a pleasure and privilege to be able to walk through these countless beautiful streets and see all the famous monuments. 2. After my time in Paris I am now officially unable to eat crêpes in any other country than France. Others just don’t get it – they never taste the same. You can find my favorite crêpes store in Montmartre, in Rue des Abbesses. 3. When in Paris, you should stick to drinking black coffee. It is a waste of time and effort to try to get a nice cappuccino – the Parisians don’t believe in milky mix drinks really. And you won’t regret it since the black coffee is just far better in France! 4. The French style is a unique token of elegance in this world. It is hard to imitate and even harder to learn but it is the real deal. Only French women manage to look this elegant in a striped t-shirt and jeans …

Saving Memories

For photo junkies like us the digital age is both fascinating as well as slightly terrifying. We all know there is one major downside of digital photos – once your storage breaks or any other technical issue occurs, all pictures are gone, some forever. That is why we both have a set rule: from time to time we remind ourselves to print out our most beloved pictures and we also find much joy in designing photo albums. There is nostalgic and solid about an actual photo album that you can hold in your hands. It is a memory that lasts and always a nice present for our loved ones. One service we can only recommend is the CEWE photo world. The page offers an easy way to design and print your photo albums online and you will get them delivered to your doorstep in only three days. Check out all the different products they offer and find a way to secure your memories, you will be grateful for it one day. With friendly support of CEWE

Book Recommendation: Grace

She is one of the most inspiring persons in the universe of fashion and a fascinating character – Grace Coddington. I have always been inspired by her work by just how brilliant she is when it comes to create magic photoshoots that seem to jump at you from the pages of Vogue. Now, we can read about her story in and out in Grace- „A Memoir“.

5 Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Here’s a post about food and healthy eating and we’re sure you will love! So, here comes the deal and some tips for you … The holiday season is upon us, and all over the world this tends to mean that December and January become a time of decadence. Hearty feasts, sweet desserts, and perhaps a few extra spirits tend to be in order this time of year, and in the name of festivity it’s all well and good. Part of the beauty of the holidays is that we all „let go“ a little bit and indulge in some treats and pleasures we don’t ordinarily enjoy on a regular basis. However, that’s no reason to forsake your health entirely during the holiday season! So, if you’re looking for a bit of healthier holiday eating, her are 5 tips we’d recommend considering. Happy holidays! 1. Eat Before Shopping This is an absolutely brilliant tip from Real Simple that can solve a lot of typical diet issues that occur during the holidays. Simply put, a lot of …

A CityWest Shopping Guide for Hotel Concorde

When Hotel Concorde came along with the idea that we could create a Berlin City West Shopping Guide for their blog it was hard to resist the chance. We selected a hand full of stores located on and around Kurfürstendamm which we visited on a Saturday afternoon to snap some pictures. Afterwards we had the chance to dine in the Brasserie Le Faubourg. Our store list: Bücherbogen Amorph BCBG Max Azria Mulberry Strenesse See the whole article on the Hotel Concorde Blog

5 Cities

Since we’re going to graduate next spring, many of us start to think about what they’re expecting of life. I think traveling is one of the most important things in life, to get to know various parts of the world and make new experiences. Here are our top 5 favorite cities we want to visit! Have you already visited one of them? Tell us about it!

It’s time for change

We guess it is time for Berlin to set some trends. Since July 2007 we now have the Fashion Week in Berlin and every year it gets bigger and better. Nevertheless you do not see the runway shows and backstage reports on Vogue.com or Style.com for example. Only e.g. Vogue.de is keen on sharing the latest looks and styles with us directly from the german capital. In this we can see that Berlin may has reached a respectable level but not the trend-setting-section. Which is rather disappointing since the fashion is actually really presentable. Designers such as Dawid Tomaszewski, Kilian Kerner and Strenesse show how good ‚Made in Germany‘ can be. Sadly designers know that other cities bring them more opportunities and a certain publicity which makes them move the location of their shows. There are some labels which have reached international fame like Hugo Boss and Escada. But they already exist since a couple of years. What about the newcomers? We think is is just the same way with Stockholm. Some (e.g. Acne) have …