Monate: April 2015

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 …

Breakfast in Amsterdam: Bagels ‘n’ Beans

Even though Bagels ‘n’ Beans is a chain, having their cafés all over the Netherlands, I really like the place for having a small snack and a coffee. You can select from a wide variety of bagels as well as healthy breakfast dishes, smoothies and juices, that are all freshly made and very tasty. Price $$$$$ // Service ☆☆☆☆☆ // Location ☆☆☆☆☆ // Taste ☆☆☆☆☆ Bagels ‘n’ Beans Keizersgracht 504, 1017 EJ Amsterdam What To Wear to this location

Drinks in Amsterdam: Skylounge

The Skylounge Amsterdam has a breathtaking panoramic view of the whole city – there are even “sky maps” that explain which buildings you can see, first thing when you enter the bar. The place is a meeting point for Amsterdamers and internationals from all over the world. It has a very cozy but straightforward and cosmopolitan atmosphere. You may either have coffee but truly this place lives up at night, when they serve the best cocktails in town. We can recommend the “Sky Thai” – an exotic version of Mai Thai served in a small Tikki cup. If you want to go all in, you’ll have to get “the Bartender’s skull”, which is a huge glass of a cocktail of your choice to share with your friends. Price $$$$$ // Service ☆☆☆☆☆ // Location ☆☆☆☆☆ // Taste ☆☆☆☆☆ SkyLounge Amsterdam Oosterdoksstraat 4, 1011 DK Amsterdam open Sunday to Thursday 11am – 1am // Friday to Saturday 11am – 3am What To Wear to this location

Green Amsterdam Backyards

In this simple outfit the focus clearly is on this beautiful, coral red dress by Kiomi. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t too friendly in Amsterdam at this point in time, but I am already looking forward to combining this lovely dress with some strappy sandals and a lighter jacket in summer. This color definitely gets us into the mood for warmer degrees! Boots – Zara Dress – Kiomi Coat – Zara

Crystals and Lace

Wearing luxurious, high quality tights can enhance a girl’s life notably: you’ll instantly feel beautiful and do not need to worry about ripping or else. We were lucky enough to be able to test these elegant tights from the Wolford luxury collection. Each pair is adorned with Swarovski elements and/ or finest lace. We are absolutely in love with each of them! First: Tights Tilda Second: Silk Crystal Say Ups

Brunch in Amsterdam: CT Coffee and Coconuts

The building was a former cinema, build in the roaring twenties and you may see it – the place has a crazy interior of different levels and big black white photographs on the walls refer to movie stars and personalities with a cult status. CT Coffee&Coconuts is one of the best brunch places in Amsterdam. Apart from its cool interior that has something exotic the café serves delicious coffee and homemade tasty food. We can only highly recommend the full CT breakfast, which is a selection of all available breakfast specialities. You’ll get coconut pancake, a small granola, bread with avocado and eggs and mature dutch cheese. You’ll love it, we promise! Price $$$$$ // Service ☆☆☆☆☆ // Location ☆☆☆☆☆ // Taste ☆☆☆☆☆ CT Coffee and Coconuts Ceintuurbaan 282-284 Amsterdam open Monday to Friday 7am – 11pm // Saturday to Sunday 8am – 11pm What To Wear to this location


Amsterdam style is rather laid back and tends to be practical. The ultimate test for each clothing item here is to determine whether you are able to ride a bike with it. That is why I mostly stick to comfy clothes and don’t struggle with complex outfits during daily life. Bag – Liebeskind Boots – Zara Leather jacket – Zara

My ten favorite places in Paris

After living in Paris for half a year, I was lucky enough to experience many places and see everything that I had planned in advance. Therefore, I figured it might be interesting to share my best tips with you guys – maybe for your next city trip to Paris! 1. Buvette has the best breakfast in town! 2. Le Palais Royale is a very beautiful place to stroll, have a nice coffee or just sit and read a book. 3. Take a walk along the Seine when the sun goes down. 4. Le Coq Rico has a really nice ambiance and lovely chicken dishes. Try the Cross Hermitage red wine with it – it’s divine! 5. Père Lachaise is a real experience. I believe it is the loveliest in autumn, when the leaves are colored in yellow, orange and red. This place is so peaceful yet so interesting. 6. St.Germain des Près is a perfect area to do some shopping, visit the Jardin du Luxembourg and sip some coffee in the sun. 7. Les Puces (Porte …

White and Burgundy

A lovely Amsterdam Girls Weekend came to an end this morning but we got so many pictures and impressions to share with you – blogpost overflow for sure! These pictures we took a few weeks ago when Jana was on a visit in Berlin and it was so much fun hanging around the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin. Their shop, filled with so many good coffee books, is just a sensation. Blouse – Zara Boots – H&M

Your Inner Bond Girl

Sévérine played by Bérénice Marlohe 2012 / Skyfall Elektra King played by Sophie Marceau 1999 / The World Is Not Enough Dominique Derval played by Claudine Auger 1965 / Thunderball I don’t know why and I don’t know how this came, but since years I’m a huge James Bond fan. I love the movies and all the fuss about it (yes, speaking of the new James Bond movie hitting the cinemas this year). Last week they released a teaser for Spectre and I honestly watched it about five times. Daniel Craig is a great Bond and Christoph Waltz will probably blow our minds away as the bad guy. But besides bad guy good guy and a lot of action there is another very important aspect that marks the history of James Bond: the Bond Girls! A long list of victims, opponents, spies, playmates and heroines. All giving the right amount of sex appeal and coolness to the movies. Who wouldn’t want to be a Bond Girl? And guess what now everyone can challenge their inner Bond Girl with the new 007 FOR WOMEN …