Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Addicted to the Matterhorn

Once you have seen the Matterhorn you'll not want to go anywhere else. I promise you. It does not feel right to leave the Matterhorn behind. The feeling that I won't see this spectacular mountain for one year makes me sad. The view is just breathtaking from the village of Zermatt but even better from the slopes. I cannot get enough of the Matterhorn. It is the most beautiful peek in Switzerland and in fact the whole world. There is no better place on earth to ski. 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Lunch at Bontadini

Haters gonna hate - but I just have to share this picture with you. This was my lunch at Bontadini today. It is a restaurant not far from Testa Grigia right at a slope. This Truffle Risotto was so delicious - just a proper skiing meal.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Winter Wonderland at the Matterhorn

Usually I am not really a skiing fan! Why? Well there are several reasons: it is cold sometimes even very cold, you have to wear an extra 5kg in cloth and you hardly get any sun when it snows. But this changes when I see the Matterhorn.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Lunch with a view at Oblix

London is full of fantastic restaurants but there are a few with a view. So if you like something special for the holidays you should book a table at the Oblix on the 32nd floor in the Shard.

Covent Garden Christmas Lights

Covent Garden is very touristy, crowded and loud but the christmas decorations are worth going there. Try to avoid weekends because it is even more busy. 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

New Phone - New Cover

I am so excited that I finally received the iPhone 6. It's faster, bigger, has more storage and the camera is better too. Superb - but with the different size of the phone I cannot use the iphone 5 covers so I needed a new one. Unfortunately there is not so much of a choice since the phone is so new. But I am in London- there is nothing that I cannot get. At Victoria's Secret I found this and I liked a lot. It's pink, cute and practical...

Monday, 15 December 2014

Another great Christmas Present...

If you still need some christmas presents for your loved ones, go to the Biscuiteers and buy a Christmas Box or design your own biscuits.

Christmas Decorations all wrapped up

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. When the christmas lights are up, everything is so christmassy and everywhere I go there is a smell of cinnamon and other spices in the air. But what I love the most is how much effort is involved by making the city even more beautiful. Cartier for example wrapps the whole building in a big bow and it just looks stunning. #merrychristmas 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Victorias's Secret Show 2014 in London

Last week the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show took place in London for the first time. I was so excited and followed every step of the angels on instagram. Now I will show you the full video, better be quick until it'll be deleted... Get yourself in the party mood with Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

This is Knightsbridge!

London is crazy when it comes to cars! If you want to see unique cars, you have to walk around Harrods. Especially in Knightsbridge there are many petrol heads who love their cars more than anything in the world. And what they love even more? Attention.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Name Search at Chanel

Just so you know: I am looking for the black calfskin leather Espadrilles with the silver Camelia Flower on the CC Logo in size 39! There you have it - I am calling Chanel several times a week at several Central London Stores but none of them receive them or I am to late and they have already sold out on the one in my size by 10:30 in the morning (they open at 10). That is as quickly as tickets to the soccer worldcup finale. I know the comparison is strange Soccer and Chanel but just to give you an idea how hard it is to get these shoes. Unbelievable. At the Sloane Street Chanel Boutique I checked the other day - No luck. But I spotted something else. A wall full of names. These names are the most popular first names in the US and instantly I was looking for mine.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Lokum Istanbul on Walton Street

Here is one more Sweet Treat Guide Location. The Lokum Istanbul Store sells the best turkish delights in the city. I don't know anything about turkish delights but I can tell from the demand of the arab women in London that they love it because they buy them in bulk. 

Friday, 5 December 2014

London Label to watch : Taylor Morris Eyewear

I love sunglasses - they are like shoes and bags - you simply can't have enough. Last week there was a christmas sale at Chelsea's Beaufort House hosting several London brands like Yolke, Hamilton and Hare, Marina, Blake London and Taylor Morris Eyewear.  

Do we like matching Shoes and Nails?

The answer is YES - we do or at least I do! The only problem is that the Nail Polish by Christian Louboutin is sold out everywhere. It is more like a decoration in the shops because if you lift one up and look for the name it only says : SOLD OUT. I was very disappointed that I did not even get one colour after being in three Boutiques but in the end I was successful after all (in the forth store). I will reveal what colours I got after "Nikolaus". So stay tuned.

Time for Magazines and a Manicure

Weekends are perfect for manicures and for reading a book or a magazine. The new Harrods Magazine is out so I will bring my weekend activity forward and do it today. For my manicure I have chosen these two colours by Essie: "status symbol" & "tart deco" because the perfectly reflect the colour of my roses.

Happy Friday everyone (only one day left to NIKOLAUS)

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Green Machine - Hot, Healthy & Tasty

This Soup will warm you, it will taste amazing and it will help you get your leftovers out of the fridge. You need only 1 of each ingredient. I love soups when the cold season starts and this one in particular because it is easy and comforting. I call it the "Green Machine" but you can also call it Winter Veggie Soup. 

Festive Season = Gym Season

I am a Foodie, and Christmas Time usually means gaining weight because I don't want to miss out on all the lovely treats. The only way to stay in shape is hitting the gym. But how do I motivate myself? Here are six tricks that bring you in sports mode.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Inspiration for Christmas Presents

Christmas is coming soon and Nikolaus even sooner. Do you have all your presents wrapped up yet? Don't panic if you haven't. I will give you ideas on what to get your loved ones for christmas.

Fruit or Veggie Infused Water - or both?

It is all over the internet and on blogs - infused water. These days just regular water isn't enough. We add veggies or fruits to give normal water more flavour. And it supposed to be healthy. What I tried is this combo...

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Carnaby Christmas Lights

If you like Christmas or not is secondary! The Carnaby Christmas Lights are a Must-See in London at the moment. See what the artistic Carnaby Christmas has to offer.

Advent Advent ...

Yesterday was the first advent. Christmas Season officially started since I lightened the first candle on the advent wreath. Hopefully your first advent was as nice as mine. I wish you all a lovely christmas season and be merry. Here is a Do it yourself - how I decorated my "Adventskranz" this year.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Proper Weekend Breakfast at Kaffeine

On the weekends I love to go out and have a proper breakfast! My London absolute favourite is Kaffeine - still the best Bircher Müsli out there. And the Banana Bread is amazing. I baked it so often at home but could not manage to get near the fabulous taste of this moist cake. And do not get me started on the Cappuccino. Head over here for great coffee and company.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

More London Christmas Moments

I cannot get enough of these Christmas Lights! Please tell me when it's too much for you. Because I can assure you that you will see more Christmas posts in the next weeks to come. I hope you love Christmas as much as I do. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas Season started already

I love Christmas so London is perfect spot for me right now! The decorations are being put up very early but you can never start your christmas mood soon enough - that's my opinion. In this bombshell - Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of you. (more christmas stuff on the blog soon)

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Ladurée Macarons - Rainy Sunday Treat

It is not a secret that I am at Harrods at least once a week and so I pass by Laduree very often. Sometimes when I cannot resist the sweettooth obsession I step inside and get some macarons. Which ones are your favourite?

Friday, 21 November 2014

La Pâtisserie des Rêves - Paris in London

This Parisian Cafe opened its first London outlet this year and has a very special and unique concept. It looks like you are in the middle of a chemical lab but when you take a closer look of what's under the lights, you'll see these french lovely delicacies. Hmmmmm I love it.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Cupcakes at Muriel's Kitchen

This is the next destination of my London Sweet Treat Guide. Muriel's Kitchen has amazing cupcakes, croissants and I just love the atmosphere at their South Kensington Café. Have a look what they have to offer.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Sweet Treat Guide London: Angres de Sucre

Sorry Berlin Lovers, but after a week in Berlin, I am so happy to be back in London. I missed London so much especially since everything is so christmassy and pretty. And I missed my cute little shops and cafés that I visit regularly. Angres de Sucre is one of them. I absolutely love the macarons and other sweets they have in their Kensington shop.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Ginkgo Trees at Prenzlauer Berg

How pretty are these leafs? When I was at Betty'n Caty the other day I noticed that these bright yellow Ginkgo leafs are everywhere. They are so beautiful and they also brighten up the appearance of the street. They should plant them throughout the whole city. Berlin would glow like the sun during fall. 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Cheesecake Heaven at Princess Cheesecake Berlin

Coffee is essential for me as you know, so what goes best with it? Cheesecake. This Berlin-Mitte Café has 20 different cheese cakes from New York Style Cheesecake to Pumpkin Cheesecake and to my favourite Lemon Cheesecake Tart. This time I tried the Cheesecake with Caramel - Yum yum yum - this is heaven. You have to go there when your in the cake mood.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Berlin Label to watch : Kaviar Gauche

Ladies I am telling you, this store is so beautiful that you don't want to leave. Especially the dresses from Kaviar Gauche are divine. And if you are looking for a wedding dress I am sure that you will find your perfect match here at this Berlin-Mitte Store.

Breakfast at Milchhalle

In Berlin as well as in London the "Coffee Culture" is amazing. On every corner there is an independent coffee shop which serves great coffee (mostly Bonanza Coffee). One of them is the Milchhalle. This cozy Berlin Mitte Cafe offers lovely breakfast, freshly baked cakes, bircher müsli, crunchy croissants, freshly squeezed juices and proper Cappuccino. I am a frequenter so I always pay them a visit when I am in Berlin.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

#OOTD Accessories Selfie from Berlin

When you look at my Berlin Outfit you notice that it is cold - fur cold. And also that I wear almost all black today which matches the graffiti wall - soon Berlin. Maybe I should start wear black more often, because I am starting to like the all black look.

boots // Patrizia Pepe
boy bag // Chanel 
cashmere beanie // Madeleine Thompson
sunnies // House of Harlow

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Best Breaki in Berlin

This is Betty'n Caty in Berlins quiet and beautiful Kollwitz Kiez neighbourhood in Prenzlauer Berg. This pretty and cute café offers the best breakfast in town. Porridge, Sweets and all sorts of Egg dishes with a healthy twist. It's divine.

Berlin Fall of the Wall Celebration

Happy Fall of the Wall everyone! 25 years have passed since West Berlin and East Berlin have united. On sunday night there was an installation along the Berlin Wall where they released the balloons to celebrate this special anniversary. This picture was taken in front of the East Side Gallery. What an amazing setting.

Monday, 10 November 2014

It's * Berlin Week *

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall in Berlin I thought it's time to celebrate. That's why I came up with the idea of the *Berlin Week*. This means that I will show what to do and where to go in Berlin. One whole week of posts about the vibrant german capital. I hope you enjoy it. Kicking off with DUDU, my favourite asian restaurant. Stay tuned & enjoy the Berlin Week. 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Fall is here

It's official - fall has arrived. With the last days of summer being over and christmas almost here it is time for fall. Have a look at this beauty. I totally prefer summer over fall but this is simply stunning and full of colours.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The ultimate Shopping Basket

Girls like to shop - that's a fact. But with this Chanel Shopping Basket I would go even more crazy. This is on my most wanted list and honestly I would also take the pink little thing inside! It's Christmas soon, hopefully Santa knows what to bring me.

Monday, 3 November 2014

The London Granola - my secret recipe

Yum Yum - I love Granola, Bircher Müsli and all other types of Müsli. But since I am cutting down on carbs I needed a granola without oats. So I created this only Nut Granola. This is my "London Granola".

Saturday, 1 November 2014

What to do on a sunny day?

My answer is go to Hyde Park and relax or rent a boat and paddle around the Serpentine Lake. There is nothing more beautiful than a lovely sunny fall day at Hyde Park. You'll see what I mean by checking out the following pictures...

Friday, 31 October 2014

London loves RED

Red is definitely a british color. The busses are red, the mailboxes and the phone boxes are as well and the union jack has also red in it. You see that red is a dominant color in the english capital. The doors in London are also very colorful and red is very popular as seen on this door. This is a typical London entrance - isn't it beautiful?

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

It's Christmas at Selfridges

Crazy! It is not even November and the christmas decorations have already begun. Actually I don't mind because I love the lights and the christmassy stuff but what I don't like is that I have to wait two month for the presents. Well I will get over it, in the meantime I'll get into the christmas mood and enjoy London's decorations on the streets and in the windows such as this at Selfridges. A golden taxi brings all the presents. I like that. 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

LOVE is on the streets

Shortly after the Frieze Art Fair I discovered the famous red LOVE Sculpture in front of the 45 Park Lane Hotel in London. I always wanted to see it live. I have seen so many pictures when this iconic pop art piece was displayed in New York and since then I was keen on seeing it. So if somebody feels the same way, go to 45 Park Lane and check out the Love Sculptures of Robert Indiana. 

Monday, 27 October 2014

Me and my Mint Tea

The weather in London could not be better. In fact, I am still sitting outside and have breakfast. It is lovely. Me and my mint tea are enjoying it. This vintage china has so much history and is so cute. Everytime I come to Cocomaya I'll get a different design. Such a cute idea and it is always a surprise which one I get. I especially like their Chelsea branch on Pavillion Road, close to Sloane Square. For sugar addicts this is definitely the place to go.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Shopping in Bling Bling Heaven

If you have a soft spot for jewellery, I promise you that you'll go crazy in this Chelsea Boutique. Butler & Wilson celebrate their 45th anniversary this year, so they have been in the vintage and jewellery business long enough to know what's good. This store will blow your mind.

Friday, 24 October 2014

In Love with // @lovelimzy

I am addicted to Instagram! All these lovely pictures and insights into the life of very interesting people. Currently I spend hours looking for pretty accounts that I can heart and follow. I don't want you to miss out so I will show you my favorite ones. Have a look at these lovely pictures and what she does with real flowers and sketches // @lovelimzy .

Thursday, 23 October 2014

EAT OUT London : OPSO, Marylebone

I love Greek Food - there I said it. Tzatziki, Dakos, Feta or Baklava - these mediterranean dishes can be amazing, when you have the right ingredients. They are simple to make but hard to accomplish. If Opso is a real greek? 

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