Dienstag, 28. Mai 2013

Late Breakfast

Salmon Bagles, Croissants & delicious hot chocolate.
Feels so good in this cold wheater here.

Sonntag, 26. Mai 2013

Spargel/ Asparagus/ Asperge

May is the perfect time to get up and get fresh asparagus at the farmes market. But isn't aspargus super fancy & totally complicated? No, it's super easy, done fast and healthy! Roasted Asparagus is a quick and a simple side dish or delicious all on it's own!

You'll need:
-1/2 kg asparagus
-100g goat cheese
-fine bacon
-sunflower seeds
-3 EL Balsamico
-Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard.
Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. 
Sprinkle with goat cheese and also add a layer of bacon. 

Bake in the preheated oven from 12 to 15 minutes.

Roast sunflower seeds (for about a minute).
Now mix 3 EL Olive Oil with 3 EL Balsamico; add Salt, Pepper and the sunflower seeds.
Pour over the baked asparagus and serve!

Dienstag, 16. April 2013

Sunshine Nail Favourites

Spring is finally here! After the last very(!) cold weeks here in Vienna the last days were filled with sunshine, long walks & sitting in the sun. I am so ready for warm temperatures! 

Tart Deco, Mint Apple Candy & Beyond Cozy are perfect for this kind of weather. It's like spring for your nails! I am normally not the super-glitzy person but sometimes I like to add some girly stuff to my regular manicure- and Beyond Cozy is perfect for that.

Mittwoch, 3. April 2013


The only thing to do on cold evenings like tonight is to stay home and cook. Something spicy, with a lot of cheese, avocados and pineapples. Feels like sunshine on a plate.

Dienstag, 2. April 2013

Pouf! Here comes the magic.

I am in love with poufs right now and looking hard to find on of those Beauties for our living room. I am on the lookout for a brighter spring colour which is kind of hard to find. At last here in Vienna. 

Even if you only have a small space, they can easily double as a coffee table or a fun alternative to a nightstand. One word: super versatile! And this is exactly what I love about them. Right now I am constantly moving our furniture around like a maniac to find the perfect set up . I'm almost done with the living room- the only thing missing is (guess what): a POUF!

 Via 1 / 23 / 4

Sonntag, 10. März 2013

Happy Sunday!

After a week of sunshine & warm temperatures, first ice creams & no socks the weekend was grey with no sun and also a bit chilly. I needed some inspiration to get me back into my sunny- mood. Here it is! I bet the chair would look great in my office- dark blue walls and bright chair! Perfect!

pics via

Freitag, 8. März 2013

This book

Most of you know the talented & witty Grace Coddington from "The September Issue" or her photographs from Vogue US. When I heard that she will write a Memoir about I year ago I preordered the book immediately. I was anxious to read this book.
Grace describes her childhood, her early career as a model, working with world-class photographers as David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, before she stepped behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British Vogue in the late 1960s. And yes, you also can read about things concerning the American Vogue. And yes, of course Anna Wintour gets mentioned.

After reading her memoir I must I am a little bit disappointed- well yes, she had an amazing life, traveled a lot & met very important people. But she writes about it so boringly, with no deep insights, one yearns for more but there never is. There's no introspection, no intelligent insight into why fashion matters, the interesting facts in her life are dealt with in a sentence or two.
Nonetheless the charming drawings that populate some pages in this book are amazing. I guess she is more an artist than a writer....