House Plants that I have managed to keep alive

Ever since moving in with my boyfriend, to an apartment furnished with the cheapest products from the IKEA catalog, some pieces from the fleamarket (ok, fine… the trash) and some lucky finds in facebook, I have fallen in love with plants. I find that is one of the cheapest ways to make an apartment look…

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Books to pack for your next summer holiday

Anybody else misses the hot summer days when you were a teenager and school was almost over and a decadent 3 months of pool, summer camp and ice-cream stretched ahead of you? I have a full time job now, and even though I am lucky to live in Munich, where we get 28 days of…

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The perfect city

We’ve been in Munich for almost two years, and during that entire time I have heard myself enumerate the number of things I don’t like about the city time after time. “It’s too rich, too small, too clean, too traditional, too…” However, when contemplating living somewhere else I find that I can come up with…

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Some of my guilty pleasures that are not that guilty

I think I have a full understanding of the whole guilty pleasure thing. Something that you like but you are not supposed to, something that feels good and wrong at the same time. Or, according to the trusty urban dictionary: When you enjoy a type of music or particular program but you are too ashamed to admit you listen…

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Reminiscing about Mallorca

This week has been my first week at a new job, and after a very slow two months in my last position, and month of holiday in between jobs I am finding myself slightly overwhelmed. I forgot what it feels like to always have a couple of unread emails in your inbox that you just…

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Spring favorites that lift my mood even when it feels like f***ing January

As you may know, I came back from Spain recently and ever since, Munich has been grey, rainy and miserable. Whatever happened to the sun, the ice-cream and all those flowy dresses that I was planning on wearing? Have we not suffered enough? Apparently not. Today I wanted to share with you some of the…

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What I miss about my home country since moving away

Ever since I was a kid, I had this idea in my head of what I would be like when I grew up. I wanted to be this glamorous woman, with a very important career, very fancy clothes and a very handsome boyfriend. But most importantly: I wanted to live in several different cities. “One…

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Acts of self-care that are sustainable and *free*

Self-care has become this huge buzz-word. Everyone is talking about it and trying to make money off of it. More and more we are painting a picture of self-care in our collective imaginary and of how that looks like: scented candles, luxurious face masks and body creams, days at the spa, a fresh manicure… I…

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