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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

L. A. SUMMER LOVE – PALMS EDITION 

Majestic palms High up in the sunny blue sky Enjoying star like summer days And crystal like bright night stars The joys of L. A. summer love are countless Each moment to be treasured Each smile to be captured -your tiny woman in a giant world

A poem: spicy salty bittersweet

A plunge into the salty waters of an exciting new spot Sand tingling between your toes, massaging your feet as you get out Your left strap slipping off your shoulder revealing tan lines underneath Feelings of soundly relaxation reaching your all senses while you stretch it all out A spicy affair that evolves in foreign [...]

A Catalan eve

Special venues make life exciting. Even if there is no special occasion, no birthday or holiday near, we ought to feel special and make ourselves an extraordinary time. Eating delicious food in a well-planned atmosphere, dressed up nicely and dancing happily can put us in a festive mood and can give us just that feeling [...]

May I interest you in a little gardening lifestyle?

Waaay way back in history, all mankind had to hunt and gather to get food and nourish their families. Their meals consisted of plants (probably not rarely undefined plants), vegetables, fruits, fish and meat. They were self-dependent and speaking of the health aspect of their eating habits would be doubtful but nature-based. So how bad [...]

A poem: Spring, you with the beautiful soul

Spring, you -- with the beautiful soul, take me in a state of admiration every time you come back into my life. Admiration over the beauty of nature. The singing birds, the blooming flowers, the shining green leaves of the trees. Your air is so pure, pure of life and full of the smell of [...]