Friends of ours have a holiday home in Lugano with a view on the lake. They have been inviting us for a while and every time I saw pictures of the place I was really taken with it. This summer we finally went. All in all it took us 10 hours to drive there with a stop over night near Bodensee lake. The last part of the way through the so called Heide-country was really pictorial.
Pure romance at Fleesensee palace
A wellness weekend on the beautiful Fleesensee Palace just for ourselves! My husband and I have been awaiting this time out eagerly. Two and a half days just for ourselves, without the children, in a lovely wellness hotel. Just an hour and a half by car away from Berlin. This is so uncommon that we were really excited!
Long car journeys with children: easy with these tips!
Long car journeys with children can be a real adventure! It was an experiment for us as a family to drive down to Austria and Croatia for our vacation instead of taking a plane as we usually would have done. Ahead of us was a real long car journey. But despite the heat and the traffic jams I would do it any time again because there are a few tricks to bypass the time.
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Wind tunnel flying: pure adrenalin!
Wind tunnel flying fit the the saying that you have probable all heard before: only flying is better! I wanted to try that out. Almost weightless as a so called body flyer! Flying free in a wind tunnel is not only possible for experienced parachuters but a happening for the whole family. Meaning: for us!
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Porec – magnet for tourists and pearl of Istria
When I was 17 I visited Porec for the first time. At the time Croatia still was Yugoslavia with the reputation of an insider tip. So this year I returned and found out that a lot has changed. But one thing has stayed the same: the crystal clear seawater and the clean beaches.
Canoe tour through Berlin – sightseeing with a fun-factor
I admit that I was quite sceptical when I booked a canoe trip for myself, my husband and our two kids (4 and 9 years old). A mum I am friends with told me that it was totally chaotic when they went to try that out. We were absolute beginners as well. But I can tell you that much: it was great! But one thing at a time.
Family idyl Kärnten Austria – active holidays with kids
I am a total sunaddict so therefore we’ve always spent our family summer vacation at the sea. But this year something inside of me longed for the mountains. Maybe I had watched to many episodes of “a castle at the Wörtherlake” with my grandma. That’s exactly where I wanted to go besides I had heard so many positive things about this region. And my expectations were more than fulfilled. The mixture of the lake and the surrounding mountains were the perfect backdrop for one of the most wonderful family holidays we have ever spend.
Brocat princess – a royal look for fall
Brocat fabrics were looked at being prissy for a long time, but this fall it is THE fabric trend which gives day to day looks a royal touch. Brocat is a heavy silk fabric which used to be for royals only! This season, though, it celebrates its royal comeback. I composed a few outfits for you at the Showroom my favourite fashion boutique in Berlin.
1. Brocat – dressed up
More is more – at least concerning my first outfit which I would chose for an afterwork party. I combined the brocat skirt by Marc Cain with a bouclé top. That looses it up a little and picks up the current mixed patterns trend. The turtle neck with the collar variation makes it youthful and up to date. Besides sling pumps and a clutch (with a gold clip) in the same color as the skirt. All I need now to be a real brocat princess is a coronet! All pieces by Marc Cain.
2. Brocat – dressed down
I would go to the office in this combination especially as the boots from Marc Cain ttps://www.marc-cain.com/ are supercomfy. This makes brocat suitable for daily use! With the skirt goes a comfy cashmere turtle neck and a long black coat by Strenesse. The solid boots round out the picture and grant a glamourous entry for the skirt. Tada!
If you want to style brocat for the street you should chose only one brocat piece at a time and add plain clothes to it! The fabric itself is swanky enough. Plus the skirt can be combined with all kinds of other pieces. Which makes it from now on my favourite must-have!
Summer in the city and the kids only want to go to the open air swimming pool
I live in the middle of Berlin in an attic appartment with my family. During summer it gets really hot up here. Therefore our motto is: OUT! We have explored Berlin’s beautiful surroundings a lot already and there a great lakes in that area. But my kids (9 year old Nicolas and 4 yeard old Mina) prefer the open air swimming pool because of the water being clear. In contrast to dark lakes!
Documenta 2017 in Kassel – excursion of art for beginners
To make things clear from the start I am not an art expert but I love to visit galleries and museums. The documenta is one of the leading exhibitions for contemporary art and takes place every five years in Kassel. As my family is based in Kassel the documenta is something very special for me not only concerning the art. The town virtually blossoms during these weeks as there are not only exhibition rooms but also exterior art pieces installed.