Everything is in transition right now. And some change feels good sometime. One year ago I moved to Berlin, switched from freelance working to a full-time job. Meanwhile I was trying to work on the blog as much as I could and also doing freelance social media projects on my spare time. It was all too much.
Hard work will pay off, they said.
Sometimes yes. Sometimes not. This summer I’ve realized that I had to step back at some point and focus on less projects. So what’s next? I’ll keep you updated.
Speaking of this look I should’ve recommended these black slacks already before. It’s been a long search for the perfect pair of business trousers. I usually don’t like the carrot cut of the usual ones. Therefore, I was more than happy that I came across a slim, highwaist pair of business trousers. I was so happy that I got them in beige and a floral version. In this look I’ve styled it for a night out with this sequin body. I’ll show you an office look with them soon.
sequin body here H&M slacks here Louboutin Pigalle 85 Miu Miu bow bag
I’m currently reminiscing about our beautiful time in Tokyo whereof I still got so many great tips for you. Where to start? Among the top things you should do in Tokyo is either a traditional Japanese tea tasting experience or a minimal modern tea experience like we did. Being a huge green tea lover it was an absolute must for me.
Luckily, I came across the beautiful minimalist tea shop SARYO in Setagaya. The neighborhood is approximately 10 minutes from the famous Shibuya crossing by train. The visit of SARYO was the perfect stop during our architecture tour through Tokyo, which I’ll tell you more in a separate post.
Tea tasting experience Tokyo SARYO
The tea shop is super small and minimalist. The large wooden tea bar counter fills the bigger space and has a small shop and kitchen at the back of it. The whole interior is handcrafted. So are the tea drippers, which are made from a copper base, a ceramic dripper and a wooden holder, which the owners designed themselves.
We came quite early on Sunday noon when it was still quite calm. The staff was super friendly and spoke very good English to explain all the kinds of teas. We chose the tea experience with 2 type of green tea and 2 refreshments. Therefore, we tasted four types of Sencha green tea in total.
In the first round you’ll get to taste the two types of Sencha, whereof you can get your favorite one refilled. In the second tasting round they’ll add toasted aromas and brew it once more. You rarely find any toasted green teas in Europe and the taste of it is very special. I liked it but I’d rather prefer a “normal” Sencha tea.
One last heat wave came in the past days. While I was wishing to spend it more outside I was mostly stuck in my bed with a cold and constant headache. Of course, I always force myself to go to work although I shouldn’t. Lesson learned: at some point it is best to stay at home and recover.
To brighten up the day I’ve got a new look for you with a little pop of pink and red. I’m so in love with this pink check blazer. Still quite a summer look which could easily be replaced with a pair of blue jeans. The check pattern is going to be a huge trend this autumn and I love a more colorful version of it. However, I’ve also bought some grey checked piece, which I’m going to show you soon.
Talk to you soon!
Asos blazer here H&M white camisole old Mango white trousers Mango pink sandals here Furla Metropolis bag
I do understand now why everyone keeps going back to Mallorca. The island is incredibly beautiful. A spontaneous idea turned reality. We flew to Mallorca for a long weekend over the Italian “Ferragosto” weekend. The last time I was on Mallorca was together with Weleda (already two years ago – crazy!). This time we stayed right in the heart of Palma close to the harbor. In fact, it couldn’t have been a better spot for eating, going out and getting everywhere.
Of course, I’ve brought you some great recommendations for a long weekend on Mallorca.
Spend a day at the beautiful BEACH CLUB GRAND FOLIES
The beautiful Beach Club Grand Folies is a truly hidden gem in marvellous Cala Llamp (Port d’Andratx). We booked some sunbeds beforehand, which I highly recommend. The spot was worth every penny and we’ve spent one of the best summer days there. Sea, a good glass of rosé and so many great laughs.
Beach Club Grand Folies also includes an ice cold sea salt pool (I preferred the sea, though) and an adjacent restaurant. Apart from the high booking fee of 50€ for the VIP sun-bed drinking and eating prices were absolutely human.
“Rosé all day”
BEACH CLUB GRAND FOLIES
How to get there If you don’t have a car I recommend to take a cap, e.g. from Palma it takes about 40 minutes and costs around 40-50€.
We stayed close to MERCAT DE SANTA CATALINA in Palma which was the perfect spot for grocery shopping. The market has such a great offer of fresh fruit, fish and meat. I could’ve stayed there for one week and just cook. One evening we bought some steak and shrimps and put them on the grill. The taste was just out of this world!
By the way, have you already had scrumbled eggs with chorizo? OMG, so good!
MerCAT de santa catalina
Plaça de la Navegació, s/n, 07013 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
Of course, one evening we had to head out for some Spanish tapas. Likewise on Ibiza it is quite hard to find great spots to eat them. PAXTI is one great dinner spot in Palma. They have a great variety of tapas and not to mention the delicious steak. I highly recommend to try the various croquetas. Especially the ones with squid are so delicious.
The week has already started with a new food recommendation for Berlin, which you definitely can’t miss. And today I’m back with a new look after the break. Feels good to be back in front and behind the camera to shoot some new looks. Let’s begin with a oh-so-me look – lace, red, summery sandals, big sunnies and one of my latest designer purchases. The beautiful Céline belt bag was on my wish list for a couple of years now and I finally got hands on it. It definitely won’t be the last time that you’ll see “her”. So much for today… I’ll keep you posted!