March 7, 2014
Hat: Lack of Color
Denim Shirt: Urban Outfitters (similar here)
Jeans: H&M (similar here)
I have basically put almost all winter jackets to the back of my closet and brought all my spring ones forward. I might be jumping the gun on this, but I’m fully ready to start wearing lighter layers and softer colours. Here are my first must-have pieces for my spring wardrobe; as I’ve said before, a trench coat is a must for the season and I think I’ve just moved wide-brim fedoras to the top of my shopping wish list. This Lack of Color one, Montana, is perfection in my chapeau opinion and I can’t wait to start a bigger collection.
March 6, 2014
Here I go again with another quinoa dish… let me know if you are getting bored of them because I certainly am not! I’ve never met a quinoa dish I don’t like, and this one definitely tops the charts for me. There is nothing fresher than the pairing of citrus and vegetables. The orange vinaigrette is the highlight of this dish; every element absorbs this acidic dressing and embodies so much flavour. It’s a simple dish to whip up and it tastes even better the longer it sits, which means it’s the perfect meal to have waiting for you in the fridge. Find this recipe over on my weekly food column via The Luxe Life.
March 6, 2014
Bag: & Other Stories (want this one here)
Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James
These spotted white boots entered my life this past weekend and I haven’t taken them off since. For me, boots are appropriate in every season so when I found these last week, I knew they would be the perfect boot for my Spring wardrobe. Can’t wait to style them again with a pencil or a-line skirt!
March 5, 2014
This is exactly what I love about fashion. The creative opportunities you have are endless, especially when you are the house of Chanel. The genius that is Karl Lagerfeld (and the team behind him) created the prettiest, most vibrant supermarket to showcase Chanel’s AW 14 collection in Paris. No detail was left unnoticed, from Chanel crackers to Chanel risotto… even shopping baskets were glamourous. Every item in the show had a purpose and it will be one to be remembered forever. Seriously, how much fun would it be to be part of the set design team? It’s shows like this that remind me of all the reasons I love fashion.
March 4, 2014
Though I don’t abstain from gluten or dairy by necessity, I do like to find alternatives for reasons that include both taste and nutrition – and, admittedly, as a bit of a challenge. For all the great culinary options abound in Berlin, I do find that there’s a lack of selection when it comes to gluten-free and vegan baked goods. So I took it upon myself to experiment a little in the kitchen this past weekend and came up with these delights, a medley of natural flavours (coconut, banana, fig) bound together by a self-made gluten-free, dairy-free mash in place of eggs. But what good is all that anyway if they don’t have the taste to match? Trust me when I say this: They’re heavenly; soft in texture, tasting a bit like banana cake with bites of fig and coconut undertones, and not the slightest bit dry.
As much as I’d love to share the recipe, I’ll be keeping it a secret a little while longer. The plan is to offer these exclusively at a few cafes around Berlin to see if they catch on – I’ll keep you updated on dates and locations in the meantime!
If you are interested in ordering a batch, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org