march recap

Montag, 9. April 2018 | / | 7 Kommentare
(1) Jeans 'Kimberley Slit' Kings of Indigo via (2) Lena Seamless Bralette via Essentials for Zula (3) Jäckle & Hösle

March started with a quite spontaneous but very beautiful trip to Vienna, where I and my friend Laura met another friend of ours, Elena. I took the bus Friday evening when Laura and Elena came home from work and walked to Elena's beautiful apartment (luckily I could find my way quite easily thanks to Laura's great description because it was freezing cold outside and I really didn't want to stay any longer outside than needed). I've actually never seen Elena for long before, we met just shortly once. But it was so nice to spend the weekend with lovely friends and to talk lots 'girly stuff'. Saturday was fully packed, we visited two different Vintage clothes fleamarkets, where I bought a beautiful small black shoulder bag for 8€ and a dark blue oversized (super comfy!!!) sweater for 9€. Really happy with my finds. While we went to an Asian restaurant, we walked by an English Cinema and saw that they'd play Call Me By Your Name just one hour later. We decided spontaneously to go and watch it and oh my god, what a great movie! Huge recommendation for everybody, go and watch this movie, it's amazing and worth to see. Timotheé Chalamet is a great young actor and I would have loved to see him receiving an Oscar.
On Sunday it was already time to go back because I had to work in the evening. But still, it was a beautiful trip and having seen Elena's apartment, I've got even more excited to maybe soon live and study in Vienna myself. Also, I'm hoping that me, Laura and Elena are going to meet each other soon again, we have already been making plans for the near future.

But I made an even bigger trip in March than traveling to Vienna. I visited Oslo and my dear friend Paula, who currently lives there. It was such a beautiful trip, filled with activities, laughter and deep talks, good food and meeting new people. I really enjoyed these five days and was kinda sad to leave the city and Paula. Although she and her friend Fabian from Uruguay, who is also working and living in Oslo, flew to Austria just two days after my return, as they were spending the Easter holidays here. I'm planning on writing an extra post about my time in Oslo, probably also with some info about the city and tips on how to get there.

The last month was in general very filled with meeting friends again. For example, I met Irina over a very good Asian dinner to congratulate her on her birthday a little in advance. Then I slept over at my friends Kristin's place and we spent the night together with some friends. On the same evening, a small personal change has happened too: Kristin cut me bangs! And I love my new hairstyle, never had bangs before but as Kristin is currently doing an apprenticeship at a hairdresser, she got to practice and I got a different look with which I'm super happy. :)
Not to forget the two coffee-and-cake dates I had with Magda (she got her driving license and drives so well, I was extremely impressed, as I still suck at this whole driving-thing) and we talked for hours while eating super yummy waffles at a café that she showed me. And I met Laura, actually my colleague at work but for sure as much a friend as a colleague, over a cup of super tasty Chai Latte and we agreed that we have to repeat this very soon. A little shooting can't be missing in my monthly recap, I met Jakob and we took around thousand pictures. Still, haven't had the time to look through them - and who knows when that's gonna happen anyway, as my next couple of weeks are fully planned already. I'm gonna work as usual, take my last eight hours of driving lessons split up on four dates (finally got a date for the driving test, I'm gonna be done by 30th of April if everything goes alright - fingers crossed!), do some stuff for my exchange student organisation and last but not least write my admission test at the university in Vienna on 24th of April (fingers crossed for that day too please) for which I still have to prepare and study.

Even though the month of March has been quite busy (but in a very good way!), I still got the time to do a little "fashion research" on the internet. I found two pieces which now are on top of my wishlist. One is this seamless bralette from Essentials for Zula (I started doing some workouts and a multifunctional and good-looking bralette like that would be a perfect addition) and the other one is this pair of Jeans from Kings of Indigo. I do have several jeans, although not a single one which fits perfectly. They are currently on sale too!
Recently, I came across an interesting webshop as well, it's called House of Dagmar, located in Sweden and although their items are quite pricey, the designs and their sustainable approach are definitely to recommend.

Sure, there are more pages to recommend! Time for my five favorite blog posts/articles from last month.
  • A great article published on the homepage of German newspaper "Die Zeit" that makes you think about how much the work of artists and all kinds of creative workers is worth. And a suggestion that people who create and people who consume value this work a little more, not only with words and prayers but with actual and fair payment.
  • Vreni from Jäckle & Hösle takes us through her room and not only are the interior pictures super inspiring (giving me lots of ideas for my own apartment) but also her words are carefully chosen to describe her relationship to this room.
  • Masha Sedgwick always makes me wonder about society and their prejudices. It's quite often that I don't share her opinion, also in this blog post, there are some parts where I could agree and some, where I think she's mixing things up. In addition to the topic in her Sunday post that Influencers have got no talents whatsoever, I read another article in "Die Zeit" which made me think of Masha's post again. Interesting to read and to look at it from different angles!
  • Christine Polz shared some very helpful photographing tips and now I really want to experiment with night sky photography as well.
  • How many times have I already recommended the blog Flying Away?! I don't know, but it doesn't really matter anyway, I'm just gonna keep recommending it. This time, a beautiful post filled with stunning pictures from Madeira.

happy easter [featuring tb april pictures]

Montag, 2. April 2018 | / | 7 Kommentare

Eigentlich fast schon nachträglich von mir auch noch ein kleiner Ostergruß. Zusammen mit ein paar Bildern, die vor ziemlich exakt zwei Jahren entstanden sind. Wahnsinn, 2016 kommt mir vor wie gestern - und nachgerechnet ergeben es dann doch ganze zwei Jahre. Um ehrlich zu sein, ist es schon sehr spät und ich weiß gar nicht mehr, welchen schriftlichen Rahmen ich diesen Bildern geben soll, außer eben dem zeitlichen. Hab mich auch einmal wieder ein bisschen mit Collagen herumgespielt, das habe ich schon eine gefühlte Ewigkeit nicht mehr gemacht!

Mein Osterwochenende war äußerst beschaulich, dieses Jahr habe ich es auch gar nicht richtig mitbekommen, das es schon soweit war. Wir haben am Karsamstag Osterjause gemacht und das klassische Eierpecken durfte natürlich in alter (Familien-)Tradition nicht fehlen. Am Ostermontag kommt meine Oma zu Besuch, ich muss allerdings arbeiten. Zum Glück ist es jetzt wieder etwas ruhiger, der März war doch einigermaßen gefüllt, aber ich glaube, der April wird dem um fast nichts nachstehen, in der Retroperspektive. Also unterbeschäftigt bin ich definitiv nicht, auch neben der Arbeit sind meine Tage eigentlich immer mit diversen Vorhaben ausgefüllt. Ich habe ein altes Hobby wiederentdeckt, Scrapbooking. Das habe ich damals in Schweden ja wirklich regelmäßig gemacht und irgendwie fehlte mir zuhause häufig Ruhe, Zeit und Muße, mich diesem kreativen Prozess hinzugeben. Zumal es auch immer ein Reflexionsprozess ist, in dem ich Gedanken und Gefühle revue passieren lasse. Momentan versuche ich ja tendenziell doch eher, mich in der Zukunft oder zumindestens im Jetzt zurechtzufinden.

Die lieben und schönen Menschen auf den Bildern sind übrigens Monika und Sabeth, wahrscheinlich schon oft gesehen hier auf dem Blog. Apropos revue passieren, ein März Recap folgt sicherlich in den nächsten Tagen. Hab diese Woche nur zwei Dienste, juhu :)