L. A. SUMMER LOVE: El Matador Beach, Malibu

Oh Malibu, you elegant beauty. On a nice Sunday, my L. A. Summer Love trip took me to El Matador Beach in Malibu. The coastline road from Venice to Malibu is perfect for enjoying day getaways. The beach was nice but Malibu itself has won my heart over for another reason: it radiates adult coolness, [...]

Interview: Yogini Kasey Kilmer from Yoga Nest Venice

This summer, I spent a week practicing Vinyasa Flow Yoga at the Yoga Nest Venice in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. One of my teachers was Kasey Kilmer -- a wonderful yogini with patience, energy, lightness and joy and all of these features she passes on to you when you practice Yoga in her class. What [...]

end-of-summer feel-good movies

Let's face it, summer 2017 is history. Fall or -- for those of you who are not completely ready to let go of the word "summer" yet -- Indian Summer has started. It's happening. Whereas I feared this seasonal change this year as for the German summertime lacking constant warm temperatures and therefore made this [...]

L. A. SUMMER LOVE: Yoga Nest Venice

This L. A. SUMMER LOVE, I experienced full recreation from inside out. Needless to say, the sun was pure soulfood besides its obvious tanning qualities. Only to be topped by my daily vinyasa flow Yoga sessions at the Yoga Nest Venice. The Yoga Nest Venice is a studio above a surf shop right by the [...]

“The second time around” — is it supposed to be easier?

Heartbreaks are tough. Men and women all over the world supposedly know the cure for them. Most women go by the policy of letting your emotions run free, get your comfy panties on and cry over a romantic comedy on your couch, indulge in spoons over spoons of ice cream, movies say some say. Others know: "You [...]

cologne lovebox — urban yoga festival

On a beautiful sunny Sunday (August 27th 2017), the urban yoga festival cologne lovebox took place at the Heliosgelände in Cologne's hip neighborhood Ehrenfeld. Outdoor flowing Vinyasa Yoga, great people, good food and a fun DIY stand created happy memories to add to my summer story 2017. A while ago, I yearned for another perfect [...]

A holistic approach to life — DIY summer inspo

Yes, I have had a two-weeks summer vacation in beautiful Los Angeles in June. But being back in Cologne with not so much of a consistent summer time, the weather got me feeling oh so blue. Since my return from California, I haven’t had two days in a row of warming sunshine, the rain and [...]

Thursday-How-To: better posture, stronger you

We almost got through the week, folks. Two days left until the weekend festivities begin. Long breakfast coffee hours, delicious workouts that flatter our souls and beautiful nature views, that is. But before we call it a work week, let's remind ourselves how much importance our posture holds regarding its influence on our moods and [...]

acting 101: #14 ten words, one story (impro exercise)

When improvising, we need to be creative and think beyond given situations to create new ones. I'd like to present to you a good exercise to train that exact skill: I call it ten words, one story (if you've been around my acting 101, you know how I like to make up names for already existing [...]

love stories

The sight of attraction The feeling of appreciation The sense of blooming connectedness Love stories can be wrapped in just small moments and sequences of our lives. Creating perfectness as only what they are and were, without expectations of what they would have or will become. An evening of laughter with someone you instantly relate [...]