Mittwoch, 26. November 2008

Leaving for L.A.

Oh, how I love to post this. You are welcome to look at my master bedroom for the upcoming 6 nights. I will update you from Malibu - promise. What a view to wake up to, eh? Anyway, I am already missing the children, who are staying home with nanny and grannie.

Excited to go

Freitag, 21. November 2008

Sir Terence Conran and the Seven Sins

If you are planning your trip to Munich you absolutely have to stop at this restaurant right at the Stacchus: Lenbach. It was designed by Sir Terence Conran. Its theme, The Seven Sins, is glamouros as well as voluptuous. Food has to be tasted as cannot be described - lets put it that way - I always go back.Interiors are very dark in these pictures, but then again it was nighttime. The ceilings are breathtaking. I love the catwalk, as it is higher than the rest of the restaurant and makes everyone so tall and attractive. Which isn't a must, as there is always a lot of eyecandy around anyway. Enjoy!

Freitag, 14. November 2008

Claerwen James

All pictures copyright by Claerwen James

Every now and then you click onto a website and are almost shocked about how much you like what you see. Happened to me when I visited Merrilee's blogspot and found out about the British painter Claerwen James. After studying zoology at Oxford she turned to painting, the love of her life. She specialises in portraiture, particularly of young people, based on photographs. A true artist, isn't she? I would love to have one like that of my children.


X-Mas patterns

I just scrolled the papersource website and love a lot of their this years X-Mas patterns. Thought I'd share those with you and hope to get you in the mood, too. This year very graphic patterns seem to do it for me.


Montag, 10. November 2008


This weekend we've been to an indoor playground called lollihopp. It is quite recommendable, as it is huge and has a lot of attractions for the little ones. My husband was in the picture mood, so I finally have some pictures of me and my kids. Most of the times I am the one who is taking the pictures, so it almost looks as if I am never around. Anyway, this proves: they ARE my children. We were having loads of fun. By the way - I love my husband a lot. (This has to be said from time to time, doesn't it?)

Let's start this week...

Sonntag, 9. November 2008

Let's do this

I just read a piece in the New York Times magazine about how we use the term "Let's do it". They had this cute illustration to go with it by James Joyce, I just had to make it my new header! Sweet, isn't it? Makes me wanna go and work out, finish sewing that dress for my daughter, end an article I have been lingering over for a while and another million things. I have to make a list, soon. Another one...

Have a great Sunday!

Donnerstag, 6. November 2008

The creativity of others

Sometimes others people creativity gives me a crafty flash. Happened in the case of Sandberg fabrics some while ago. I was so inspired, that I made a baby quilt for my Australian friend Megan. I blogged the animal pillows before when they were not quite ready. As you can see, those were inspired by the sandberg animal fabric below. I really want to spread the word about that company - full of admiration. It's too bad you can't really buy them online. Or does anyone know a shop that sells Sandberg?

Bye for now

Montag, 3. November 2008

Oh happy day

We went on a family day trip to Austria yesterday. The region is called Karwendel and it is said to offer an Indian Summer like experience as there are a lot of maple trees in that region. Well, what they don't tell you is that roads to that special area are closed exactly by last weekend, which means that you have to walk there. It was our family and another family with two little children and a wife, pregnant in her last trimester. Anyway, we gave it our best and didn't really see any trees but collected branches, fir cones and leaves. On our way back in the car we drove past a beautiful lake with an almost magical reflection. We stopped in the middle of the road to take a picture. It was breathtaking and I thought I'd share it with you.


Halloween Party III

I just had to let you in on my party decoration when it was finished. Pictures speak for themselves, I guess.

Halloween Party II

As I said, there was a lot going on at our Halloween Party. First it was all cakes and candles.
Then came the clown, Mr. Breuer, who made them laugh for almost an hour.
You can probably imagine how I loved him for that.
And these are my babys in front of the TV when the party was over. All exhausted. Five and three years old - and they still want that bottle of hot chocolate in the evening. Guys, I love you.

Sonntag, 2. November 2008

Halloween Party I

Just a really quick post. Our Halloween Party went great. You can tell by the looks on their faces: Lis in her new Arielle dress and Ludwig dressed as a skeleton - the party about to begin. I will post some more party pictures later on. We are going on a daytrip to Karwendel now, so I have to start packing. See yah