L. A. SUMMER LOVE: Playlist Yoga & Urth Caffé (WeHo) & San Marino tour

Travelling for me means experiencing the culture and lifestyle of the place I visit and getting to know how the locals live. I love to really live at the place I travel to by participating in activities and connecting with locals. Just then I feel like I grow through the experience and soak it all [...]

L. A. SUMMER LOVE: Le Pain Quotidien (WeHo), Joshua Tree Park & Las Vegas

During my California travels in June, we took a little short trip over to Las Vegas. Not having any expectations as I assumed that the gambler's city in midst the Nevada desert would not make it to my "Top 5 Cities in the World" (or "Top 50" for that matter) list anyway, I was still [...]

acting 101: #13 wild walks

I had the most inspiring acting class two weeks ago. Thanks to one of my favorite teachers, I felt like no time had passed since my last acting lesson in Cologne (over a month did pass in fact, but I got to take an acting lesson whilst my travel in Los Angeles at Gray Studios [...]

quick critique: heart-warming summer musical movie “Mamma Mia”

"Mamma mia, here I go again – my my, how can I resist you?" Have you started to sing along the second you read this columns title? 🙂 Mamma Mia! is catchy. It is vivid. It is pure passion -- passion for love and for life. Oh the sweet scenery... The movie was shot on [...]

acting 101: #12 Auditing David Rountree’s Camera Acting Workshop at Gray Studios, North Hollywood

David Rountree is a talented actor and great producer (check out his IMDb profile). He also teaches acting at Gray Studios in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. I got to audit one of his classes in June 2017 during my L. A. Summer Love experience. Being an acting enthusiast, entering the doors of a renowned acting [...]

“Sex and the City” — influencing metropolitan women all around the world

"Sex and the City" --  the TV show that women's undivided attention when airing, influencing the lifestyle of some, but definitely changing their perspective of themselves as well as metropolitan womankind of everybody. Candace Bushnell lay the groundwork for the hit TV show "Sex and the City" when she published her semi-autobiographical novels, which consist [...]

Lukas Podolski’s “Ice Cream United” in Cologne

A week ago, German soccer sensation Lukas Podolski, a. k. a. Poldi, launched his ice cream parlor Ice Cream United midst "Belgisches Viertel" (the place to be, eat, drink and hang out) in Cologne, Germany. Naturally, I had to check it out as it was said to be tasty and healthier than your average ice [...]

acting 101: #11 double-take

Have you ever consciously noticed the double-take happening in movies & on television? In real life, it happens more often than we are aware of (& not rarely does it cause me to stumble or fall, you with me?): You are heading somewhere, absorbed in thought, when suddenly, something particular catches your attention from the [...]

L. A. SUMMER LOVE: Hermosa Beach, CA / A poem: Watching surfers surf

During my L. A. SUMMER LOVE adventure, on June 21st 2017, I visited beautiful surfers' town Hermosa Beach. A nice, clean little LA beach town. Strolling around, you can find wonderful spots to relax by the ocean, to eat a little snack under the sun, like for example at gum tree (a super cute, tasty [...]

Practicing self-love through the power of Yoga

Yoga has gained immense importance to me & my well-being in a relaxed state-of mind, practicing more intensively these past six months. I've been doing Yoga for years now, but it wasn't until this year, that I realized the true power of Yoga. The concept of being thankful not only towards yourself but also the [...]