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Category: TREATS

// In(st)aweek


// Walk to the beat


I never leave the house without music on my ears. Within the short time of 3 years I already manged to ruin a pair of BOSE headphones. RIP precious one. I have Shazam and Soundhound on the start screen on my phone and quickly feel uneasy when I hear the robotic voice in minor telling me  b-a-t-t-e-r-y  l-o-w  when there is no electric socket in sight. Read the rest of this entry »

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// Smorgasbord #16


After  a few very stressful days with consequential exciting changes for the near future, my plan for the weekend was to CHILL. Reading a good book, making an appointment at my very own home spa including mani and pedi, decorating the place with fresh flowers and finally a bit spring cleaning in my wardrobe. Next week’s forecast says 28 degree Celsius (although it’s raining cats and dogs right now), that means shorts, summer dresses and sandals. I am so ready for it! And while I was browsing the web for summery fashion and style inspiration, I found a few links I’d like to share. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

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// Smorgasbord #15

via Pinterest


I am stressed! It feels like being 16 again, waiting next to your phone for that one call, that will change your life. At least that’s what you naively thought it would. Until you realized just a few weeks later that he was a jerk after all, not worth the wait. Except this time it’s not about a boy and that very call or email will definitely change a whole lot in my life. What makes the waiting even more fun are friends asking about the state of play. C’mon, you should know me, as soon as I have news, I will call every news channel in the world, set up a press conference and have Jimmy Fallon invite me to talk about it in a lip flip performance. Read the rest of this entry »

// Song of the day


My love for Banks started last year with her song Warm Water produced by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. She released two EPs since then building up my addiction for her music. Her new release Brain is the icing on the cake. I hope she will soon announce when her first full album, she is working on right now, will be out.  If I were asked to describe her music, I’d say a bit of Erykah Badu and Jessie Ware mixed with almost industrial sounding parts. A female Frank Ocean (hope you get the gist).

BTW: she is featured on one of the covers of V Magazine’s music issue

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// Smorgasbord #14

via April and May

via April and May

Welcome back everyone! This is my first post in 2014. Apologies for the delay, seems I got lost in some kind of write lockout. With spring already knocking on the door, I feel getting my groove back. So let’s start off slowly with a selection of links. Read the rest of this entry »

// Smorgasbord #13

you don't always need a tree. via anordinarywoman

you don’t always need a tree

For the last Smorgasbord this year I collected a few links that reminded me of the good things about Christmas season again. No, I did not forget what Christmas is all about, but after days of craziness everywhere, I needed a little reminder to put me in the right mood, you know.

To date, I spent over 35 Christmas holidays with my family & friends and still don’t get why people tend to get all stressed out when preparing a week of peacefulness, carols, dinners and togetherness? You see mothers pushing supermarket trolleys the size of a lion cage and still do not have enough space for all the food and Christmas decoration bits and pieces. There are fathers fighting battles with their neighbours at Christmas tree farms over the last tree with more than two fully developed branches. Read the rest of this entry »

// Gifts. gifts. gifts.

// Reading material

One might consider it a boring and trite present but I loooove giving books. With gift-giving season ahead, I have the perfect excuse to spend hours in the lovely bookshops of Berlin. And as much as I like buying good reads for me, every now and then it is even more fun wandering through the shelves looking for warm-hearted gifts I can present to family and friends.

Surely, most of the time I end up looking for books similar to those I would buy for myself. Mainly because my friends share the same interests as me. Sometimes though, gift-giving requires diving into a world of themes and things I am not so familiar with, which is where the fun begins. From browsing the internet, via screening mags for tips and recommendations, through to talks with bookshop owners about the newest publications for gluten-free vegans or a volume of poems for an Emily Dickinson fan. Frequently, doing so I discover a new liking myself. Read the rest of this entry »

// Beauty Routine

Scrapbook Melissah

Whilst getting older in some areas has positive effects on your efficiency in everyday life – eg. I actually spend less time in front of my wardrobe being indecisive, now that I’ve found my style – for the daily beauty routine it means a lot more time investment.

Good bye to the low-maintenance 10 minutes and hello to a scheduled day/night time beauty regimen to look effortlessly (see the irony?!) glowing. Especially because my skin turns out to become a bit of a sissy lately. A hydrating fluid that only recently fulfilled the moisturizing and grooming needs, now cause strange uncomfy reactions. So, I tested my way through the world of skin saviours and found a few promising brands and products that I don’t want to keep back. Read the rest of this entry »

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// Smorgasbord #12

Flock of Birds

Flock of Birds

Another Smorgasbord waiting to be published. It’s getting dark outside. The last birds are on their way down south and cosy evenings on the couch are happening more often again. What better than spending these hours reading or getting lost in the wonderful world of creative people. A few book recommendations and links you will find in the following. Enjoy!

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