Bruchin’ in A’Dam

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Wednesday again – as soon as the week started, as soon it’ll be over again! Got so many little things planned for the weekend and I’m already looking forward to sleeping in again haha. How has your week been so far? I decided to make a lovely brunch this sunday – I absolutely love brunches. It’s breakfast – but longer, so obviously: amazing. In Amsterdam, my sister and I took the time to have long breakfasts everyday on our trip. I think breakfast is so important. I used to not eat it at all actually, but then I’d start getting hungry in between meals and just snack around. Or even better, I’d barely eat the whole day and then in the evening rob my whole fridge, haha! I also loose all energy and motivation to do anything, so I’ve gotten used to waking up on time to eat a nice breakfast everyday. Even if I don’t have much time, there is always enough time to make a quick porridge with berries – one of my favorites in winter!

In Amsterdam we found this really cute Café called “Le Pain Quotidien”. It has amaziiing foods to offer and everything is organic! The service was really great – they are all so nice! I wonder if that has anything to do with the plants they sell in Amsterdam, haha? Unfortunately they did not have glutenfree products as such, so I was dead jealous when my sister ordered french toast – it looked so damn good! However, my breakfast was mouth-watering as well. I had scrambled eggs with fresh salmon and avocado, fresh orange juice and a great sized portion of fresh seasonal fruits. I can really recommend this Café, should any of you visit Amsterdam and need a lovely little place to have breakfast at. Below are some more pictures – almost all of the great food, of course haha!

Now I’m off to work – have a great day everyone! xo

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Torture tour in Amsterdam

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Happy Monday everyone! It’s official – vacation is sadly over already! Quite honestly though, I was looking forward to getting back to the office again. Now that I’m back, I know I could use vacation again soon haha. And here it goes: I’ve booked an amazing vacation for March with my bestie – so, so excited! I’ll be telling you all about it soon!

I still have quite a few pictures left to share with you from my weekend trip to Amsterdam – damn, there was just so much to see! I still haven’t seen all of it, so I decided I will have to go again. This time though, I want to go in summer and discover Amsterdam with a bike.

On Sunday of our weekend trip we decided to go to several museums: one of them being the famous Museum of Torture. I really thought there would be nothing in there that could surprise me – but damn, I’m so glad I didn’t live back then. The torture methods they used were insane – the pictures already gave me major goosebumps. However, it’s definetely something to see when you’re in Amsterdam and even teaches you great stuff about the history (mostly) in Europe.

I just had an amazing salade (with avocado and pear) for dinner and will most likely jump onto the couch quite soon. I also want to start a new book these days – I’ve gotten quite a few for my birthday and on Christmas! Enjoy your evening, xo.

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Waking up in Amsterdam

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Good morning folks – and happy Monday! Today is our last day in Amsterdam and we are leaving in the afternoon to go back to Düsseldorf. The time here has passed so far! We did some major sight seeing, went to museums and last night to the coldest bar in Amsterdam- the Ice Bar. I’ve tried to take as many photos as possible so stay tuned in the upcoming days. Oh – and it’s Christmas so soon, I cannot  wait!

Staying in this hotel has been a blast – I’m loving the fact that it’s so close to everything. We just had a lovely breakfast in one of the cutest cafés ever – went for a little walk, came back to the hotel Die Port van Cleve and now need to check-out. We want to go a little shop today, but I need to hold back, because sale will start soon. Knowing myself I’ll be shopping after Christmas, as well! So I need to quickly pack now, because my sister is already waiting for me! Stay tuned.

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Amsterdam; Die Port van Cleve

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Hi everyone – wishing you all a great Saturday! My sister and I arrived in Amsterdam this morning and first went to check-in at our hotel. We got an amazing room, a suite even! I love it when you’re away from home but almost feeling home due to the great accommodation. It’s super clean – which is the first thing I look at – and the wifi works amazingly (always super important to me).

The most breathtaking part about the hotel is the view we have. There are windows everywhere but especially the large glass front in front of the bed is heavenly beautiful! It’s so calming to lie on the bed with such a spectacular view. I’m actually lying here right now writing this post – how cool is that?

We’ve been running around the city the whole day so far and just came back from Madame Tussauds – the wax figure attraction. It was so much fun and I’ll definitely show some of the hilarious pictures we took. We will probably continue to another museum soon, then dinner and tonight at 9 we want to go to the Ice Bar! I’m already exhausted haha, but I’ll keep going for now!

Here are some first impressions of the great hotel, called Die Port van Cleve. It’s also right in the city center and about a 7-10 min walk from the central station, making it really easy to get around and pop back in if we’re tired like now!

We’re here until Monday evening so I’ll definitely have a few more posts to share with you! Do any of you have must-see tips for me?

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One last time; Summer

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Hi all – I am back! It feels like I’ve been gone for ages. Actually, I tried posting earlier, but I had some problems uploading the photos and content during my actual trip to Alicante. It was LOVELY. It’s always somewhat special when visiting the grandparents. No matter what age, one is almost always treated like the little one that never grows up. Oh, how I love that feeling. Except for the wine-part – I love enjoying a glass of wine to my dinners, thankfully that was no matter to discuss.

We went out for dinner almost every night – except Thursday, when my grandpa cooked us his delicious, various specialties. Thursday is also their traditional night of shooting. They meet up with friends of their age at a specially rented place and do some “fun-shooting” as they call it. Guess what: Not only did I participate, but also did I win that night with the most points; even setting up a new record. Yep, I think I’ve found a new talent, too.

Besides swimming in the ocean everyday, except for the first day (was a little bit too wavy), being on the boat daily and going out for dinner, I managed to get quite the tan after only a few days. Oh how I love being tan. I am usually super pale, which ends  in people frequently asking me if I am feeling ill or if that is my “natural” paleness in winter. Yes, I am super white in winter. The happier I was, that I managed to increase my tan-lines before the summer came to an end.  This year’s winter goal: keeping that tan as long as possible!

Speaking of summer-endings: It’s officially autumn (or fall) as per today – at least in our calendars. As much as I love(d) the summer, I am eagerly excited for autumn. I love it when the leafs change their color, when everything around me turns red, orange and yellow and when I can start wearing all the layers again. Speaking of, have you seen the new collections coming in? It seems I am endlessly drawling over the new pieces when walking around town. This “I-really-need-to-start-saving”-mode has just not yet arrived haha. Anyone have similar troubles?

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