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 [...]

spotlight on morning routines — take 2

This following notion is take 2 (the beauty of seasonal morning routines) on morning routines. Also see take 1 (the impact of morning routines on us). The beauty of mornings is one of a kind. The seasons define our morning routines. Seasons decide what we'll have for breakfast and where we'll sit having breakfast. They make [...]

summer wine

We enjoy the greenness of the leaves. The brightness of the mornings. The colorfulness of the sunsets. We appreciate the hot days. The cool breeze at nights. We love being with one another. Sharing precious time. Creating lasting memories. Jumping into a refreshing lake. We marvel the blooming flowers. The cloudless skies and the starry [...]

a berry dream of a summer cake

Is it really already July? Summer is in full swing (although here in Cologne, Germany, we have only got the pleasure of a little taste yet, but we will get there – ... hopefully). The flowers are blooming, the nights are shorter, the days sunnier and longer. These beautiful days, all I can think about [...]