NEW YORK FOR BEGINNERS

9:29 PM New York, New York. My favorite place to be...even it's beyond cold there right now, I wish I would spend my time in the Big Apple. 
I am counting the days until I am back, but until then, I am treating you with sweet New York posts which make you want to travel ASAP, too! 
Today I am w…

NEW YORK STORIES #19: OFF COLOR ART CLUB: AI WEI WEI "GOOD FENCES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS" NEW YORK

6:02 PM You have no idea how long my NYC list is....I still got so much to share with you and although every post is a Highlight, I was so excited to share this! It's no secret that I love art - any kind of art: digital art, comics, cinematography, photography, water colors or kindergarten art …

LACE UP FOR MY NEWEST CHALLENGE #DEARRUNNING

7:51 PM Oh Christmas, you always treat me too well! After three days of hardcore feasting, I feel so ready for a detox or at least a lighter week of meals. More greens, salads, maybe some smoothies?Ohhh, I definitely want to enjoy a rich broth with all the leftovers in my fridge...
I tried to make …

A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS MIX: MINDFUL CHRISTMAS

3:44 PM Oh yeah, Christmas can be hella stressful - all this cooking and all the people around... It's definitely helpful to set a little time table or a to-do list to really stay focused and do everything with less stress.
Who needs unnecessary stress during the holidays? 
Well, I don't and …

SANTA LOVES TO SEE ME IN SNEAKERS ~

8:26 PM When it comes to Christmas dress codes I still get chills sometimes, because I remember how funny my sister and I had to dress for our family potraits. Now that we are older, we can luckily decide what we are going to wear, so I can be creative and off limits each year - I love that. Dressi…

NEW YORK STORIES #18: RECREATION IN CHINA TOWN + RUNNING TOOLS

9:09 PM Hands down, I love Asian culture, ever since I was a kid. From special occasion dinners at Chinese buffets or watching Mulan in my pjs, followed by learning about Asian history, its traditional medicine and philosophy - I'm a geek. At work, I deal with many Chinese clients so I also sta…

MATCHA CHRISTMAS BAKERY #3: MATCHA VANILLA KIPFERL

3:56 PM I can't believe that this is already the last post of this year's Christmas bakery! This was so much fun and I really enjoyed mixing traditional recipes with my favorite matcha tea. A true success as far as I can tell ~ If you happen to have missed my last matcha dessert, make sure …

NEW YORK STORIES #17: GOOD MORNING, NEW YORK - MEDITATING YOURSELF TO HAPPINESS

5:38 PM Our dear Christmas month can be a hectic season sometimes. There is plenty to plan and take care of and our whole December seems to be over-scheduled. Remember, the most important thing during this season is to relax more! We tend to forget about this - us, our needs, our focus. We let othe…

SUGAR ALTERNATIVES

7:41 AM How’s your baking season doing? Already started baking your dear favorite cookies? Luckily, I’m done early for this year and I am happy to sit back now and enjoy all my sweet treats whenever I find the time to sit down and relax. While I was baking my cookie selection, I often noticed that…

#TREATINGMYSELF: FIKA, NYC

9:09 AM When I walked down 6th Ave, three years ago, I passed a coffee store called “FIKA” – FIKA is more than a coffee store, but back then, I could only see people coming out with a coffee cup. I didn’t realize what kind of coffee place this is, but somehow I turned around to remember the name fo…

FRUITY PLEASURES #3: HEY SANTA

2:05 PM Sometimes I have to admit that I really love or enjoy German culture...especially during Christmas time! December is my favorite month of the year, not only because of my birthday, but also because of Nikolaus and Christmas EveMany people don't know about Nikolaus and here I am smilin…

MATCHA CHRISTMAS BAKERY #2: MATCHA BLUEBERRY HILDA COOKIES

4:27 PM It's the season of baking and the season of eat as much as you can. Grandmas and moms - take out your rolling pins and flour - it's time to get dirty. Baking was always something I admired when I looked at my grandma or my mom as soon as she bakes her cheesecake.  I didn't bake …

NEW YORK STORIES #16: DEAR NEW YORK, WE NEED TO TALK

9:31 PM After I checked in at my hotel, I was still off with my mind so I decided to take a walk. Greeting my neighborhood, seeing if this old guy at the deli is still there - did anything change? I walked down the Bowery, entering China Town - so much trash.
I know NYC and it's dirty streets,…

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF TEA TREE OIL

5:34 PM 5 days now passed since my throat started killing me. It finally hit me, I'm sick. I actually live quiet healthy and with my daily lemon water and other things I take, I believe that I am pretty tough when it comes to bacteria and sickness. So far everything went well...until now. Being…

NEW YORK STORIES #15: UNPLUGGIN' AT BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK

7:29 PM During my stay in NYC, I was really lucky to catch a tiny summer "heat" wave at the end of October. You know what this means: tshirts, skirts, a lot of skin. The sky was beyond pretty, so I took this opportunity to spend my lunch break at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. It's so funn…