Sunday, 31 January 2010

Snow Chaos...

Just a couple of impressions what life is like at the moment ..... 
(Can't remember the last time we had a winter like that)

 
(not sure the doggie is too keen on its walk ;)

  
 ....Yes, I know... it looks "beautiful" ...


 

...unless you have to drive somewhere....
(this is a highway!)


 

...and no, I don't have a garage!...
(take a guess how much fun it is each morning to
dig out my Twingo to get to work)


(all images via here)

New bed linen....

I'm on the lookout for new bed linen.... 
Somehow I've set my mind on "stripes". 
These are gorgeous...


available via Josie Baker

available via Josie Baker.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Inspiring patterns.....


From Apartment Therapy



I really love these wallpapers. 
Awesome coloring and patterns.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

iPad....


 ....MUST HAVE....
(can't wait for it to be released in Europe)

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Evgeni Plushenko - European Champion 2010!



I can't believe he's back! Congrats to winning the European Championship 2010! I'm at awe how he made his way back to the top after going Pro for four years. I always LOVED his skating. He's amazing! My fingers will be crossed for Vancouver next month!
Go Evgeni! :)

Monday, 25 January 2010

Winter - Emily Dickinson


There’s a certain Slant of light,
Winter Afternoons —
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes —

Heavenly Hurt, it gives us —
We can find no scar,
But internal difference,
Where the Meanings, are —

None may teach it — Any —
’Tis the Seal Despair —
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the Air —

When it comes, the Landscape listens —
Shadows — hold their breath —
When it goes, ’tis like the Distance
On the look of Death —


(Emily Dickinson)


Sunday, 24 January 2010

The La Marzocco GS3....

.... definitely a "must have" if it weren't for the horrendous price of approx. 5.000,oo EUR
(You read that right... that's five thousand bucks! ... just so we're clear about this)

... wayyyyy out of the budget hubby and I wanted to spend on an Italian Espresso machine *sigh*

Well... a girl can dream and you'll never know ;)



(isn't it a beauty?!?)

John Mayer - Free Fallin

Beause this guy's a genius and one of the most gifted singer/songwriters...

Dinner & Movie Night with Friends..


Last night, we had friends over for dinner and a movie night and we had a real blast. Here‘s what made this such a great evening: 

Good Food
(Dinner was "Spanish Tappas")







Good wine.



Special beer :)



Whisky of course...


A cozy fire...






A great movie
(Since all of us have a great fascination for Australia
- plus, our friends spent half a year travelling there -
we opted for „Australia“)





Good music (Hello „John Mayer“ :)




... and the most important thing: Good company!




Must do that again soon :)

(all photos by Lausi)

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Perfect Coffee Shop..

Actually, I was browsing for Italian coffee machines today  (hubby and I are thinking about buying one) and then I came across THIS beautiful place in Silverlake (LA). This is what the perfect coffee shop to me would look like. I love it!!!!









Go their website here.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

London trip in March :)







Can't wait for our March weekend in London.

It's been wayyyyyyy too long since we last went to London.

Checking out hotels and Westend plays, is so much fun already.

My favorite  so far: The Sanderson hotel.


Friday, 15 January 2010

Haiti ....How we can help...





Just send an SMS with "Haiti" to 81190 and 5,oo EUR
will go to the organization above.
For more info go here.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Melanie Fiona - It kills me



Another AWESOME song by her
(plus.... there's Adam Rodriguez in her video
... and that is one hottttt dude :)

My UGG Boots... Just Another Fashion Victim's Tale



 

YES, they are trendy.

YES, they are cute.

YES, they are comfortable and warm.

However....

I had to run some chores this afternoon, and my recently bought UGG boots seemed like the perfect choice for this weather (we really have much snow... as in really LOTS OF SNOW...). Turned out, you just CANNOT walk with these boots on slippery, snow-covered sidewalks. They have hardly any grip at all. They are NOT comfortable for walking longer distances...no shock absorption or arch support.

So I figured they are fine for walking on dry ground. Uhm.... excuse me, but WHY buy a pair of „winter boots“ that you cannot wear in winter weather?!? ... So, I'll come clean here...  I just became another victim to a fashion trend. The only good thing is, we bought them in America during our New York trip in November, so at least I didn‘t spend the ridiculous amount of money on it they cost here in Europe.

(still think they're cute, though)

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Churros con Chocolate....

Hmm...... don't know why but I just got a ravenous craving for
"Churros con Chocolate" *YUMMY*



To anyone who doesn't know this... it is beyond DEVINE!
I miss Spain. Miss being there in winter and enjoying Churros con Choclate after a stroll over the market in Segur.... *sigh*

(photo by Ruth John)

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Friday, 8 January 2010

The Most Useless Machine EVER :)

Iced Strawberries and Citrus Plants....


Interesting!



In Florida  farmers "protect" their strawberries and citrus plants with an ice coating against the current freeze. The ice coats the plants/fruits keeping them at a stable 32 degrees when the weather dips below freezing.



(via NY Times)

Hospital turned into a loft.....

What an amazing transformation of what was once a hospital into an awesome loft.



I particularly love the "floating bedroom"


... the brick walls are beautiful....



(via dornob)