These colder summer days

It would be too perfect, if the weather was always good. Especially here in the mountains, the weather can change very quickly. Like right now – I can’t go out of the house without a jacket in the evening. I found this look from March, which I’ve shot in France. I’m sure you still remember the dreamy manor house from Grey Goose, which I’ve shown your here. The look fits perfectly with the actual weather. A warm summer knit from Armor Lux and light cotton pants from the same brand. I’ve got these sandals custom-made in Vietnam and I’m very happy with the result.

How do you like the look?

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OUTFIT DETAILS

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Armor Lux shorts*
sandals & glasses from Vietnam

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Smooth legs for the summer!

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Wow – I haven’t shaved in more than a year! But no, I’m not going back to the roots and let my hair grow just like it was modern in the 80s. I simply rediscovered my good old epilator. I’ve been getting annoyed about tiny growing hairs for years. Obviously, shaving is very fast, but why do it every day when we can have some peace for a few weeks?

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For years, I’ve been going to my cosmetician for waxing. At some point, I asked myself how much money I spent and will spend in the future and was shocked. I could’ve gone on a nice vacation every year with the money I used to spend on cosmetician appointments. It was high time something changed! I started doing the treatment by myself. I remember buying my first epilator when I was 15 – a previous model of the Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa. I showed you the Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa last year. I’m still super happy with it. It is a handy epilator and the treatment is fast. It already removes hairs of 0,5mm. You need longer hair for waxing.

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  • Tip 1: In order to avoid ingrown hair I can recommend you only one thing: Peeling! Peeling! Peeling! Surely, your cosmetician already told you, but it’s really helpful. Amandine gave me the recipe for a peeling mixture consisting of brown sugar, olive oil and some honey. This is really a good peeling and I use it often. I’m using a classical peeling glove now, which is as good as the peeling.
  • Tipp 2: Shower cold! As I already told you, I love to shower cold. The shower at home is really cold and stimulates blood circulation. My personal Must-Do in the summer!


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My favorite photo apps with #o2live

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The new o2 Live Store has finally opened at Marienplatz in Munich. They’ve invited Laura from  and moi to their opening. We both held workshops about “Travel photography: tips for good travel pictures” and “the best photo-apps”. For those of you who couldn’t attend the event, I’ll give a little insight with this post and recommend my favourite photo editing apps.

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the best PHOTO APPS

Canon Camera Connect. What would I do without the Canon App? My Canon 6d has wifi. Therefore, I can easily connect to my camera and download the pictures.
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VSCO. VSCO Cam has definitely the best filter! I usually edit my pictures with the A6 or C9 filtre. In addition, you can easily optimise your pictures. The app often offers a free filter collection. Therefore, watch out for that!
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Meitu. If you want to brighten up your pictures, Meitu pic can easily do that. Just choose ‘beautify’ > choose your picture > select ‘skin’ > turn down ‘whiten’ and voilà – your picture is all bright with a lot of contrast.
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Mosaico. I use this app to plan my instagram-feed. You can array your pictures, write the captions and will be notified to post. Alternatives for Mosaico are ,  and Latergram.me.

Boomerang for Instagram. Who doesn’t love it? Boomerangs are always fun to watch. You can use Boomerang in your Insta-Stories or you simply download the app.
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Printic. Printic is a cool photo service where you can order cool Printic-photo boxes. Perfect for everyone who loves polaroids. The boxes are quite reasonable and the quality is great. They often offer discounted specials, which I use a lot.
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Slow Shutter. Long exposure is also possible with your phone! Some mobile phones already have the function integrated in their camera. Yet it isn’t possible with the iPhone. Therefore, I use the app Slow Shutter. It’s a cool app for water pictures. But you better use tripod!
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Adobe Photoshop Express. Sometimes, I need to edit a picture quickly. PS Express is great for that as it has the ‘magic wand’ tool, which optimises your picture automatically. Furthermore, the app has all features you’ll need for editing pictures.
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Here you’ll find a couple of impressions of the new o2 Live Store at Marienplatz: spacious, interactive with great features. The shop also offers free WIFI, you can attend smartphone workshops and enjoy coffee or any other drink. Moreover, they have a cool charging station, where you can plug your phone, lock it in and meanwhile go shopping relaxed.

  • Ps.: I’m a long time client of o2 and had a way too expensive contract – 5GB data and all inclusive for about 40€. Right now they have a great 15 years jubilee offer with 15GB data and all inclusive for 30€! I’d gotten it immediately and also got the activation fees for free. Given the fact that I travel a lot, I use up my 5GB very quickly. Therefore, the contract is perfect for anyone, who works on-the-go.
  • Pps: You can win a trip to Barcelona and Beats Pill. Just post your best vacation picture on Instagram using the hashtag #o2live. With lots of luck you’ll be traveling to one of my favorite cities!
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Greece’s hidden gem: Karpathos
what to visit, beaches, hotels and more!

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I’m terribly sorry for my last ironic post. Karpathos is one of the dreamiest islands I’ve ever been to. There’s everything you’ll need for the perfect summer holiday – most beautiful bays, cool sport activities, relaxed and oh so friendly people, enchanting villages (especially Olympus in the dawn, a sundowner in Arkassa, long nights in Pigadia…). Here’s a more detailed guide to Karpathos! And yes, point four of my 10 things I hate about Karpathos post is true! Amandine and I will fly back in autumn to look for some land. Why not?

So let’s do this! Everything you’ll need to know about Karpathos!

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How to get there

We flew with Aegean Airlines directly from Athens to Karpathos and then via Athens back to Munich. For my South Tyrolean readers, there are also direct flights from Verona, which is amazing.

Best time to go there

We visited Karpathos in the beginning of June, which was perfect. The beaches were still calm. Locals told us that the best time would be in October and November, when all the tourists will have gone. The weather is still nice and warm.

How to get around!

To rent a scooter or car is always the best idea on Greek islands. We rented our car from Euromoto Karpathos and it was just amazing to explore the island by car. If you book early, you’ll definitely get a great deal. Usually, rates for renting a car are around 35€ on-site.

Where to eat

Isn’t Greek food delicious everywhere? Still, there are enough tourist traps all over the islands. We were so lucky to be brought to some insider tips around the island.

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Overview of Karpathos villages

THE NORTH

In my opinion it is absolutely worth driving all the way up to the north – you’ll drive past traditional villages, pine-grove fields, rocky landscape. Although you might need some patience to take the curvy streets all the way up north. For me, it was a lot of fun to drive though!

Olympos: one of my favourite villages with enchanting sunsets, windmills on the cliffs and great local food.

Diafani: is located in the north and has the second most important port of Karpathos.

Sarìa: a beautiful island in the north of Karpathos, where I highly recommend taking a bout tour to.

Here are a couple of impressions from Olympos:

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… fresh goat milk!

www.thegoldenbun.com | visit Karpathos, what to do on Karpathos, karpathos beaches www.thegoldenbun.com | visit Karpathos, what to do on Karpathos, karpathos beachesKarpathos has a lot of protected indigenous species, which you’ll only find on the island www.thegoldenbun.com | visit Karpathos, what to do on Karpathos, karpathos beacheswomen harvesting fava bean in Avlona www.thegoldenbun.com | visit Karpathos, what to do on Karpathos, karpathos beaches www.thegoldenbun.com | visit Karpathos, what to do on Karpathos, karpathos beachesin the corn fields of Avlona www.thegoldenbun.com | visit Karpathos, what to do on Karpathos, karpathos beaches www.thegoldenbun.com | visit Karpathos, what to do on Karpathos, karpathos beachesDiafani www.thegoldenbun.com | visit Karpathos, what to do on Karpathos, karpathos beaches
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boat tour to Sarìa and visiting the ruins of the island

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THE MIDDLE

The middle part is perfect for a little roadtrip from the south.

Menetes: small village on the rocky hills, which is famous for traditional music and authentic architecture

Lefkos: in the region around Lefkos, there are a lot of sandy small coves and clear blue water

Mesochori: the amphitheatric village is situated on rocky hills. You’ll find a lot of small paths leading through the white houses along small chapels. ≻ Walk down to the Virgin Mary church and have a coffee at the local café Dramountana.

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Karpathos beaches

Karpathos has over 180 beaches, but still there are so many which haven’t been discovered yet. These were the beaches we visited, which I highly recommend.

  • Amoopi
  • Lefkos
  • Apella
  • Kyra Panagia
  • Kastelia
  • Saria
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THE SOUTH

The south has a lot to offer be it for sports activities, restaurants and going out.

Pigadia: the main city of the island, which is always busy. Lots of lovely restaurants and shopping streets. The port is very beautiful and, especially in the morning, it is nice and calm.

South-EastAmoopi, Kastelia…: I loved the flair around Amoopi. A little hidden gem is Kastelia, where we went diving for the first time. Such a cute little bay.

Arkassa: cute little town with lots of restaurants. I highly recommend having drinks at Stema bar – absolutely the coolest bar in town!

Amopi: a beautiful tourist resort with breathtaking bays and hip cafés and restaurants.

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Best places to stay

We stayed two nights at the beautiful Sitarena Cottage up in the mountains of Menetes. Our guides from Karpathos didn’t understand why we wanted to sleep up there. It was absolutely in the middle of nowhere, which we loved so much. After some blustering days in Athens, the calm was perfect.

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The last two nights we moved down to Amoopi. The Silene Villas lie close to the beautiful Amoopi bay and have such a beautiful interior. The owners were so nice too.

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If we’d had more time we would have stayed a couple of nights up in Olympos and then a couple of nights in Lefkos.

MORE HOTELS ON KArPATHOS:
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Sport activities

All first timers on the island!

We went diving for the first time with Dino & Renate of the Karpathos Diving Center. They’re both so lovely! We dove in the beautiful bay of Kastelia. I must say that I’m a little bit afraid to stay too deep underwater but our instructors took all the fear away. They patiently guided us through the beautiful underwater life. Karpathos has a lot more beautiful bays to discover.

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Tip: if you’re not into diving, but still want to see the underwater life, you can take a tour with the glass bottom boat in Pigadia. It costs 10€ and was absolutely worth it!

Moreover, I wanted to try windsurfing after such a long time and we took a beginner course at the ION Club Karpathos. Also, I highly recommend the 3 hours sunset bike tour with the club. We drove all the way up the hills and down to Arkassa for a cold beer and then back to the bay. Absolutely beautiful! It feels so good to do some sport on your holiday! We could’ve also tried kite surfing, but the last days weren’t so windy.

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Well, that was it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this more detailed article about Karpathos!

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I wish you a wonderful day!

My map of Karpathos

Restaurants to try on Karpathos

I’m probably the biggest fan of Greek food on earth. Are you with me? When I’d moved to Munich, I was so happy that there were so many Greek restaurants. Unfortunately, they only serve standard dishes from Greece, but the more you visit Greece and discover different parts, the more specialties you will get to know and love. Just like on Karpathos, where they served delicious Karpathian cheese, a local goat cheese. And, they are very proud of their Makarounes topped with onions.

Here are a few great restaurant/bar recommendations for Karpathos!

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Taverna avlona
Avlona

On our first day, we headed up north to see the traditional handcraft and work in the fields. We stopped in Avlona for a little snack at Taverna Avlona. The owner served us some delicious artichokes with a kind of omelette together with a local vegetable. I’m a big fan of artichokes and the combination with the egg and the local bread was fantastic.

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Restaurant Drosia
Olympos

In the evening, we visited Olympos, which I’ve already swooned about in my last articles. You’ll find Restaurant Drosia at the beginning of the town. They serve typical food from the region. All locally produced! The Karpathian cheese was very good. We had fried zucchini, Tsatziki, delicious goat meat and their famous Makarounes, which we’ve tried for the first time. Of course, as a sweet final you’ll have to try the Greek Loucoumades.

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the famous Makarounes (up) and Loucoumades as dessert (below)

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RESTAURANT 3DOLPHINS
Lefkos

When we did a little roadtrip through the middle and eastern part of Karpathos, we stopped at 3Dolphins Restaurant in Lefkos. Sometimes, all we craved was a hefty Gyros plate. We enjoyed it along with two latte macchiato freddos. Amazing!

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RESTAURANT Kipos
Arkasa

I highly recommend heading for a sundowner and dinner to Arkasa. A cute town on the south-eastern part. We had our last supper with our Karpathos guides at Kipos Restaurant. You should definitely try the ‘Koukia‘, which are yellow split beans, also called fava beans, grown in the north of Karpathos. The octopus was delicious too. I loved the atmosphere, which was a little bit more chic, yet authentic Greek.

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Stema bar
Arkassa

For one last time we went to Stema Bar again. We’d already stopped there during our bicycle tour for a cold beer – fantastic! The bar is super laid down and relaxed. They love to play reggae music and the owner himself is just a character. The cocktails are great, the people nice – what else do you need?

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Stema Arkassa | restaurants karpathos - eating on karpathos www.thegoldenbun.com

I hope you’ve liked this article. Here are a couple of more recommendations on Karpathos by our lovely friend Renate at the Karpathos Diving Center:

  • going out: Anoi & Life
  • Acropolis in Pigadia (Karpathos town) is her favorite!
  • Elea and Orea in Pigadia (Karpathos town)
  • Mesogios in Pigadia (Karpathos town)
  • Pigadia Restaurant in Pigadia (Karpathos town)
  • Odyssey in Pigadia (Karpathos town)

and more recommendations:

  • Milos Taverna in Olympos
  • Dramountana restaurant in Lefkos
  • Le Grand Bleu restaurant in Lefkos
  • Mama Maria in Pigadia (Karpathos town)
  • I zoi ton Aggelon in Pigadia (Karpathos town)
  • Under the Trees in Finiki
  • Petalouda in Arkassa
  • Kafe Skopi of Manolis in Mesochori

Don’t forget to check out all Karpathos articles!

I wish you a wonderful day!

My map of Karpathos

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