How to wear All Black without looking boring

All Black Outfit

Although you’re going for effortless, chic & cool, an all black outfit can quickly become very boring, too dark or even sad looking  – anyone remembering being asked if you’re attending a funeral #TrueStory?! Here’s what I always do to avoid those things when wearing all black: a mix of structures, fabrics and adding a little oomph either with interesting details, bright nail polish and/or a bright red lip! Continue Reading

Summer Vacation Essentials

Summer vacation essentialsIt’s that time of the year…finally! An with many of you guys going on vacation I figured it would be nice to put together some essentials for a perfect day on the beach/by the pool:

  1. Bikini – Zimmermann | 2. Dress – SEA | 3. Sunglasses – Celine | 4. Nail polish – Chanel | 5. Parfum – Diptyque | 6. Flip flops – TKEES | 7. Hamam towel – Hush | 8. Sun tanning-oil – Nuxe | 9. Beach bag – Muun

Buy less. Choose well. Make it last.

chanel slingbacks

– Vivienne Westwood

And she’s so spot on with that one! I’ve always tried to save up for that very special piece I knew I would wear, love and cherish for years & years such as my beloved Chanel Maxi Flap. It was quite a splurge but it still is – and will always be – my go-to-bag which easily transits from day to night and fits any occasion. Another piece I would like to show you guys today are my Chanel Slingbacks! Continue Reading

Hong Kong – A different perspective | Wan Chai

HK Wan Chai

Here comes yet another post about Hong Kongs districts: Wan Chai! That’s one of HKs first developed areas and the little temple (Hung Shing Temple) you see in the first pictures is actually the oldest temple on HK Island. I was also being told that HK got it’s name (Hong Kong meaning “fragrant harbour”) from the sailors & fishermen arriving at the coastline of Wan Chai and smelling all the burning incense from this temple. You should know that Wan Chai was pretty close near the sea back then – way before artificial land reclamation had started. So take a little walk with me through this lovely part of Hong Kong.. Continue Reading

Campari-Orange Granita | Recipe

Campari Granita-4

I must confess: Campari is one of my guilty pleasures! I just love the bitter-sweet taste and it’s bright red color. Drink-wise I would normally go for a Spritz Campari or Negroni, but wouldn’t it be fun to make a refreshing, boozy dessert out of it, too? Look no further: I give you CAMPARI-ORANGE GRANITA! Continue Reading

Five Favourites | July

Five Favorites July

I know, I know, it’s been a while since my last post – again! I’ve been busy doing this and that (I recently picked up paddle boarding and found my love for hiking) and forgot a bit about my blog…until I recently  really startet to miss it and decided to give it another go..yet again!

So let’s jump right back in and start with my 5 favourites for July! Continue Reading

Art on the line

Art Gallery Hong Kong

First I want to apologise for the lack of posts lately. It’s been raining cats & dogs and even in the daytime there just isn’t enough daylight to take good pictures, not to mention the lack of outfit inspiration when your only goal is to stay as warm and dry as possible. But enough about the weather.. A couple of days ago we were invited to a little art exhibit where a friend of us also showed one of her works. It’s the beautiful butterfly-installation you can see on some pictures below. Continue Reading

New In | Pre-loved Balenciaga City

Balenciaga City Bag

There are a few bags that age amazingly well and just look so much better when they are a little worn in. Louis Vuitton Monogram bags for example: I just hate the look of the new, almost flesh-colored leather parts – horrible! To me, they only look good (and so much cooler) when there’s a certain patina to it.. Another example are Balenciaga bags! I always buy them pre-loved so the leather already has this perfectly soft slouchiness to it what makes them so special. Here’s a new member to my little bag-family I just found a few days ago: Balenciaga City RH in Papyrus (F/W 2011)! Continue Reading

Marble Love

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I’ve been a little bit obsessed with all things marble for a while now. Especially since we moved into our new home I’m always looking for some nice & beautiful things I can add to our existing interior. And the marble-design just goes perfectly with almost every style & other color. Here are a few things I found & really liked – especially the vase (how cool ist that?!) and the wall clock!

  1. Side table – Safavieh | 2. Vase – Sara Larsson | 3. Wall clock – Menu | 4. iPhone case – Richmond & Finch | 5. Pillow – Chelsea Victoria | 6. Fruit bowl – Caravan | 7. Mortar & Pestle – Tom Dixon | 8. Soap dispenser – Nordstjerne | 9. Table lamp – Bloomingville | 19. Macbook Case – Uniqfind

Hong Kong – A different perspective | Sai Kung

Hong Kong Sai Kung

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted some photos of Hong Kong. The last time I tried to show you guys a different perspective on SoHo; today I want to take you for a walk through Sai Kung! It’s one of my favourite parts of Hong Kong and not only because we live in the area. Sai Kung – which is located in the New Territories – is like a little vacation – nay sanctuary – from the big, hectic & very noisy city of Hong Kong. Here you get the best and freshest (Michelin-Star) seafood – for very reasonable prices btw. – , the best – and cleanest – beaches and an overall very laid-back, almost Hippie-esque vibe you just don’t find anywhere else in HK. Your trusted Travel-Guide is just wrong when they rave about Stanley, Repulse Bay or Discovery Bay! Although it looks a little bit shabby, there isn’t a place we’d rather live! Please enjoy 🙂 Continue Reading