Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry after Christmas mood...

I hope you all had a very nice cozy Christmas this year. Our Christmas days were extremely lazy and cozy. We were hanging out at home, drinking lots of champagne and wine, eating a lot and very good. My Mom prepared a traditional Christmas salad...will share the recipe soon with you.

My husband and I have to work between the years but we are taking it slow. Right now we are in our favorite bar in Frankfurt, Germany, drinking the best Bombay Crushed and Whiskey Sour in the Universe. Check out...http://www.luna-bar.de/

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Oriental weekend...

My girlfriends and I spent the last days in the souks of Marrakesh. We wanted to finish the year with some great memories and some time for a resume.

Marrakesh is such an amazing city. It was not my first time but I always explore it in a new way.

We stayed in a hotel called Eden Andalou. A very nice place but too far from the city. I recommend you staying in one of the 1000nds Riads in the souks. There are plenty and they almost all look great.

Our days were mainly filled with walking around buying lamps, jewelry, bags, and scarfs. Besides this we were eating everything that was crossing our ways. Awesome food! Try them all.

If you ever go to Marrakesh, you should plan a stop at the La Mamounia for a Martini, a dinner at the Riad Dar Mimouna, a tea on the terrace of the Cafe de France looking over the gorgeous Djema el fna square and finally a cocktail at the Cafe Arabe.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

What a wonderful Thanksgiving with lovely friends and great food.

Besides all this I love the colors of this years fall.

I can't get enough of this redish, orange and yellow.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Yoga sweets for your soul….

I am about to jump in a plane to Istanbul for a weekend trip but I have to feature this beautiful spiritual jewelry by Om-Devi-Design here before I leave. My yoga teacher creates almost everything customized and the results are gorgeous. I had to buy myself a beautiful Buddha necklace and “Namaste” bracelet.  And I am still thinking about more and more and more…Have a look at this beautiful work of  Om-Devi-Design


November is the perfect month for soups. Something warm that gives you the feeling to heat up from inside can’t be denied. That’s why I decided to cook a nice bean soup with some spicy spices inside. See how my soup turned out to be:

2 cans of Cannellini beans – each 450g
500 ml tomato passata
1 glass of red wine
1 liter of chicken stock
2 table spoons of vegetable stock powder
2 packages of diced bacon – each 200g
2 Onions
1 garlic clove
1 spoon of olive oil

Start with cutting the onions into small pieces and put them together with the bacon into a pan of hot olive oil. Fry it until the bacon is crispy and deglaze them with the red wine. Wait for another two minutes before you add the chicken stock. Let it boil up for round about 5 minutes and then add the beans, the passata and the peeled garlic clove. Finally add one table spoon of Harissa to the soup and the vegetable stock powder. The longer the soup cooks, the better it tastes. I cooked it for about two hours and it was extremely yummy. My husband ate it the next day and he fell in love with me.

I recommend some fresh baked baguettes and a very dry red wine. My favorite wine at the moment is a Shiraz named Jinda Lee from the new world. Cheers!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Welcome on my blog. I decided to write this blog cause I want to share some sweet things with you. Within the last years I found so many inspiring ideas in the internet. Inspirations coming from all over the world, and I was always missing a side that is bundling them. So I decided to bundle for myself and if I already bundle for myself, I can share my bundles with you at the same time. 

I hope you will enjoy reading and you will get inspired.