Tuesday, 30 September 2014

#OOTD : Accessories Selfie

Today I was in the Mood for a Black & White Accessories Look. So I packed my Chanel, put on my patent black broques and my favourite sunnies and off I went.

Shoes // Lanvin
Bag // Chanel
Sunnies // House of Harlow
Scarf // Codello

Eyes wide open

There are so many beautiful things out there, you just have to open your eyes and search for them. Yesterday I walked through South Kensington and spotted this single lovely pink rose which brightened up my day. You can find beauty everywhere even at unexpected places like a construction site.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Monday Morning Power Bowl

The only thing that gets me going in the morning, other than coffee, are vitamins. Lots of them to be precise. My Power Bowl that you see here consists of Vanilla Yoghurt topped with Chia Pudding and lots of fruits like Banana, Passion Fruit, Grapes and Blackberries. It is the perfect breakfast to start the day. Have you tried Chia Pudding before? I simply cannot live without it. My favourite version is Chia Seeds with coconut milk. I am sure you will love it too.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Postcard Scenery & the perfect Summer Weather

London has given its best to bring summer back to the city today. It was such an amazing day with blue skies, no clouds and the sun has not stopped shining for a second. Hope you enjoyed your day like I did. First a walk through Hyde Park, where these pics were taken and then Lunch in Notting Hill. The related EAT OUT post is coming up for sure.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Homemade : Blackberry & Blueberry Sauce

Enjoying summer berries while they are in season. Although Black and Blue do not match in my opinion because I never wear these two colors together. But for this lovely fruit sauce it is the perfect combination.

Sommerfrüchte wie Blaubeeren und Brombeeren gibt es bald nicht mehr, Beeilung also solange sie noch erhältlich sind. Obwohl Schwarz und Blau modisch nicht zusammen passt, ist es in dieser Fruchtsauce jedoch die perfekte Kombination.

In the need for something sweet...

Lola's Cupcakes are known to be the best Cupcakes in London. I can't deny it but for my taste they are a little too sweet. But that's just my opinion. But why I also like them?

Friday, 26 September 2014

TGIF - It's Friday finally...

and the weekend is about to start! When I believe the weather forecast summer will return to London on saturday and sunday with 24°C. I am thrilled because I get to wear this summery flower print shirt again. Flower prints are a summer essential, at least for me. And when fall is coming back next week, I can also wear it with a fur gilet and can still maintain the summer feeling in my head. 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

London Labels to watch: Finlay & Co

This is the third London label I would like to present to you. Finlay & Co. make sunglasses, but not just ordinary plastic ones. Read what is special about these specs?

Why I love London?

Sometimes people ask me why I moved to London and what I like about it? Well, in my opinion there is no better city on earth!!! Where else do you have the best restaurants, shops, people, parks, cars and architecture all just in one city? Especially I really like to browse around and walk through quiet streets in nice neighbourhoods in order to look at the nice cute houses. The colorful doors are so typical for London. I have found this purple one in Kensington, I just had to take a photo and show it to you. 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

London Labels to watch: Finchittida Finch

Since I love statement jewellery I could not walk past Finchittida Finch's Shop at the London Fashion Weekend. I love their style and the lovely pieces they design. The design twins Lisa and Tida Finch create very unique jewellery that I would like to introduce to you.

Getting ready for VOGUE Fashion's Night Out 2014

The next big fashion event is about to begin. The VOGUE Fashion's Night Out will be in London tonight. So get your plastic ready and plan your route. 

Monday, 22 September 2014

London Labels to watch : YOLKE

At London Fashion Weekend I spotted some amazing London based Labels - YOLKE is one of them. Their signature boudoir style is just what my wardrobe needs.

#OOTD - Accessories Selfie

It is time for another "Outfit of the Day" but not just any outfit. At London Fashion Weekend I wore gold.

Loafers // Gucci
Sunglasses // Finlay & Co
Bag // Versace

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Fyodor Golan Show @LFWend

What a show? I was at many shows over the past years but the Fyodor Golan Show which simply blew my mind. The colors, the fabrics as well as the cuts and silhouettes, I just loved everything. What about you?

Daily Schmankerl : Fashion Weekend Impressions 3

It's Sunday, unfortunately it is also the last day of London Fashion Weekend. There was so much fashion stuff in the city that I will miss the fashionable events around LFW and LFWend. So what's up next? Follow Cityfreudeblog on Instagram and see what else is going on in London! 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Daily Schmankerl: Fashion Weekend Impressions 2

Since London Fashion Weekend was all about local London shopping ( London based designer) I had to buy something. And I did... Have a look at my impressions on Instagram and follow cityfreudeblog. Stay tuned for the next posts about the London Fashion Weekend.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Daily Schmankerl : Fashion Weekend Impressions

I was soooo busy during London Fashion Weekend with the shows, the shopping and the pampering. I make it up to you by showing you everything I did the last few days. You can prepare yourself for lots of new posts. In the meantime: Look at my impressions on Instagram and follow cityfreudeblog. Stay tuned for "DESIGNERS to watch", the shows, #ootd, my new haircut and many more posts about the fashion festival.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Short stop at Ladurée then off to London Fashion Weekend

London is still in fashion mode. With Fashion Week being over and Vodafone London Fashion Weekend starting today, there is still no end in sight. I will attend the Amanda Wakeley Show later. But first I will get a snack at Ladurée. Nobody eats at Fashion Weeks so I will prepare myself on the way in order to survive the day in the tent. See you later.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Start your Day right with Detox Kusmi Tea

For the last couple of years I am on a healthy mission. This credo includes detoxing every now and then. You already know "My Detox Juice" and this is the yummy hot version - The Detox Kusmi Tea.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The Silver Shoe Collection at Harrods Shoe Heaven

I have mentioned the Silver Collection at Harrods Shoe Heaven before but did not show you photos. The Silver Collection is now on display in the windows on Brompton Road. I enjoy window shopping and now even more because these shoes are so special and unique, every single one is beautiful and only available at Harrods. Have a look and find your perfect pair of silver shoes.

Monday, 15 September 2014

London has the fashion fever - LFW

We all know that London is a fashion city but during Fashion Week it's just crazy. And it does not seem to end. After the official London Fashion Week there is the Vodafone London Fashion Weekend with more shows, showrooms and shopping. So stay tuned because City Freude is attending and will blog about these events. 

The London Fashion Week Chaos

London Fashion Week is still on and I guess that is one of the reasons that it was quite silent on the blog the last few days. I will make it up to you, I promise. But I just cannot stay at home and write when there is so much going on out there around Somerset House. London is even more buzzing when all the international fashion people are in town. I enjoy it a lot. Since I got invited to 8 shows in total I really love being part of the fashion chaos and events related to #LFW.

Check ot the London Fashion Week Website for more information.

Friday, 12 September 2014

London Fashion Week kicks off! Day 1

I am so excited! It is London Fashion Week and I am part of it. I will show you my highlights of Day 1. Commencing with the Jean-Pierre Braganza Show with the theme "Architectonic".

Sunday, 7 September 2014

17 Travel Essentials that I always carry in my bag

I love to Travel - but if you travel unprepared and have no time to pack it can be a nightmare. These are my Travel Essentials that I need to bring to every journey.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

My Antwerpen: a short trip to another hip fashion capital

Last week I spent two days in Antwerp - it is an amazing city and I want to share "My Antwerpen" with you. Great Coffee, lovely small streets, wonderful architecture and a buzzing fashion scene. This is my Antwerp with a selection of hotspots and tips what to do when you're here...

Shakshuka for Breakfast - it doesn't get any better

Shakshuka is something we discovered as we had breakfast at Ottolenghi in Islington about two years ago. We had it there for the first time and we love it eversince. With we I mean my boyfriend and me. This arabic breakfast is just perfect and we cannot get enough of it. This morning we had it at a Café in Hampstead. It was divine. If you want to try it at home - I would recommend you go for the original recipe of Yotam Ottolenghi. Start your weekend right with delicious food. 

Friday, 5 September 2014

Horst : Photographer of Style at the V&A

"Horst: Photographer of Style" is the perfect title for this breathtaking exhibition, that opens its doors for the public on saturday the 6th of September. It starts tomorrow so book your tickets now.

Still of the Day: Harrods - Made with Love

When I have time I love to read magazines especially the Harrods Magazine. Since I kind of live next to Harrods this place is my second home and slightly larger living room. And I also fancy this cover, it is superb.

Sunnies // Monki
Card Holder // Harrods

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Time for a Detox Juice!

After having friends over for dinner last night we ate lots of delicious yet a little unhealthy things and we also drank Hugo's. Detoxing is always great after an evening full of carbs and alcohol. This Detox Juice will cleanse your body and is very tasty at the same time.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Tick Tack - getting ready for Horst P. Horst...

It is time to get up - I am so excited to see the Horst P. Horst exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Today is the press viewing and I will also be able to interview Susanna Brown, who curated the "Horst: Photographer of Style" exhibition. Can't wait - And of course I will show you some sneak peek photos later.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

My London - The best city in the world - a visual journey // Part 4

Tuesday is the London Day at City Freude. My London - the visual journey will continue with Part 4 today. As usual I will show you 10 pictures of the best city in the world. Enjoy... 

#OOTD - Accessories Selfie

Lately, it is all about Hashtags and Outfits of the Day. 
Since my friends tell me that City Freude should expand the fashion department - I will also participate in the #ootd blogger essential and show you what accessories I love to wear. 

Bag // Miu Miu
Jeans // H&M 
Shoes // Topshop 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Shopping : The 5 best Department Stores in London

London is a shopping paradies, that's for sure. You can spend your money pretty quick, but also in a very stylish way. Buying flowers at Liberty, white Asparagus and truffles at Harrods Food Hall, Marriage Frères Tea at Selfridges, Korres Jasmine Body Lotion at Harvey Nichols or a luxury picnic basket at Fortnum & Mason. Theses five major department stores have a lot to offer and their concepts are quite different and unique. I love them all, that's why I will introduce them to you and will guide you on what to buy in which department store. Next Monday the series will kick off with Fortnum & Mason on Piccadilly.

Perfect Monday Morning Breakfast Treat

Can you imagine starting your day with this delicious sweet treat? You don't even have to worry about calories because it consists of Vanilla Yoghurt, fresh Raspberries and only a little tiny bit of grated White Chocolate - just as a topping. That's what I call the perfect monday morning breakfast. Here are some more Pics - since it is monday I am spoiling you with this lovely idea to pimp your morning yoghurt.

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