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 [...]

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 [...]