Friday, 27 December 2013

December Sunset....

...or... the beauty all around us.

This was the view from our loft this evening:



Surreal in its beauty, right?

photos (c) Lausi

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Worst Toy of the year 2013 - iPotty!

Just read that this was voted the "worst toy of 2013".

At first I thought it was a joke, but then I realized it is a REAL "toy" which is sold on amazon.com.
Seriously... I have a very hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that there are people out there who buy this for their babies/toddlers.






You have to read the review section of this product. It's hilarious and the best about this whole thing.

PS: my personal favorite is the guy who ordered and sent this product back to Amazon SEVEN times (!!!) because he thought it would come WITH an iPad....LOL.

(via amazon)


Merry Christmas!




We spent a peaceful, loving time with our family.
Thinking also of our dear ones who couldn't be with us this year!
(Miss you, Mom!)

(photos (c) Lausi)

Friday, 6 December 2013

Stacey Kent - The Changing Lights

Love, love, looove this....

(Perfect for a romantic evening *happy sigh*)


Monday, 30 September 2013

Almost there... (update on the Dream Loft)





It's been months since my last post regarding our "dream loft".
Lots of time, sweat and tears went into our dream loft project and finally, we're starting to see the "finish line" :)

Almost there....

More pictures after the jump.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Chocolate-Cheese-Tsunami or rather Spicy-Strawberry-Dream?



Visit to an ice cream parlor that turned into a Lifestyle-Boutique.

(Don't expect to find Vanilla or Pistachio)

This is how it must feel to suck on a frozen stock cube, it shoots through my mind:

It tastes like carrot, has the consistency of mashed potatoes and wow, there is even a trace of fruit gum and old raincoat.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Most gorgeous house ....

OMG... I want to live there with my baby...


The lucky owner with his two dogs.
(Can I have the dogs too?!???)

More pics after the jump

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Monday, 24 June 2013

Mad Men Season 6 Finale....

(c) AMC (screen shot of episode 6.13)


10 Reasons why I can't stop loving this show:

- because the writing is just awesome
- because the cast is amazing
- because for six seasons now, Weiner has had a perfect hold on this story line and never failed to bring
  everything together
- because there's so many lessons to be learned by watching these characters grow
- because Don Draper's journey has always felt so true
- because it's okay to hate Don for being a complete asshole and then root for him to finally find
   happiness (and his true self)
- because there's always a bigger picture which isn't revealed until the final episode of each season
- because the many cross-references to the main events in the 60s.
- because of the gorgeous sets
- because so much is being said without much words (thanks to the talented cast)

Can't wait for season 7 and to find out how the journey will end.

Will the real Dick Whiteman be revealed? Will there be a happy ending for Don? Will Peggy find happiness?

Well... another long wait until we'll find out.

PS: If Jon Hamm doesn't win an Emmy for his performance this season then I don't know what else an actor must do to be rewarded. He was simply mind-blowing!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Goodbye Don Flack...


Don Flack through 9 seasons...

Caught a fat cold... was holed up inside all day and watched a CSI:NY marathon.

Made me realize how much I used to love this show. Allthough towards the end (over the last two seasons) I think it had run its course and so the cancellation after season 9 didn't come as much of a surprise. Still, I'm gonna miss my favorite TV detective.

Eddie Cahill did an amazing job portraying this character. Kudos also to the writers who never got it wrong with Flack.

It was fun while it lasted.

Here's ten reasons why I loved Don Flack (from a post I did some time back for a fansite)


Saturday, 25 May 2013

Say Hello to our new kitchen :)



Time to celebrate another milestone on the way to our dream loft:

The new kitchen was installed! 
I think it looks even better in our house than it did in the showroom where we first saw it.



Monday, 8 April 2013

I still love you, Don Draper!


    (c) AMC


Finally, season 6 is here, which means over the next 12 weeks my Mondays will be booked.

It's ME time!

Spent blissfully goggling  all the eye candy (as in not only gorgeous Don Draper, but also the beautiful sets with their amazing vintage pieces).

Six seasons down the road and I still love you, Don Draper!

Friday, 29 March 2013

Update on the Dream Loft: We've come a long way...

It's been a while since my last post regarding our dream loft project.

Finally, it's beginning to feel as if we're really past the worst "rubble-dirt-and-chaos" state!

Here's a reminder of what we started with and what's been going on over the last couple of months  (mainly... tearing down walls, erecting new ones, stripping off wallpapers, ripping out floor boards, installing the insulation, electric wiring and sanitary piping, plastering the walls...) :




Ready to take a virtual tour of where we stand today? (see after the jump)

Thursday, 28 March 2013

OMG... Marble floor for our master bathroom

....Goodness, look at this beauty...!

I totally fell in love with this Indian Marble stone. Forget that it cost 160 EUR/sqm!
I want this stone floor for our master bathroom! I really, really NEED it!


Is it okay to fall in love with a stone?!?!?!



Tuesday, 26 February 2013

For my Mom...








For my Mom...


It takes courage to admit „defeat“

to realize that this last battle won‘t be won.

That it is time to let go and leave behind those you loved so dearly.


You weren‘t afraid of the end.

You weren‘t afraid of the pain that tortured your battered body.

You weren‘t afraid of death.


Your only worries were for us.

You did not want to see us sad.

You did not want to ,burden‘ us with witnessing your withering strength.

So you held on and fought.

Fought for us... until we told you:

 „It‘s okay to go.“ - „It‘s okay to rest.“

You always hid your feelings well and you never were an open book to read, 
but beneath the surface
 you were one of the most courageous and selfless women I have ever known!

So glad it was you who raised me and who gave me so much love!

So glad I could give you back this love and be with you today
until you took your final breath.


R.I.P

my sweet Muttchen!



Thursday, 24 January 2013

Absolutely cannot wait...



Season 6 will premiere April 07th!

Counting the days already...