Sonntag, 17. März 2019

february books 📖✨

Another month, another book wrap-up. In my very first installment of this ~ series ~ I’ve said I’d wanted to make these posts “brief”. Yeah, guess what they’re not. So, without further ado, here it is. (Like last time, please note: The order in which I’m talking about these books, isn’t a rating, but the order I’ve read them in. Otherwise the very first one wouldn’t make any sense already. 🤡)

Sonntag, 3. März 2019

fruity muesli bars 🐭 #vegan

Last week I made some vegan muesli bars to have with my tea in the afternoon. I absolutely love muesli bars, but they usually contain a lot of sugar and not much else that could hold you over for a few hours. And the really good granola bars are quite expensive, so … I made my own! I improvised the recipe and noted it down as I was going along and since it turned out quite good, here it is.

Sonntag, 24. Februar 2019

i'm trying. (really, i am.) 🦛✨

I try to not think of the goals I set for myself as “resolutions” – I’m not a problem, I don’t need “resolving“. I try to think of them as intentions and little tweaks that are supposed to make me feel a certain way. At ease, content, purposeful, in alignment. I don’t aspire to “be happy” – it’s not a state you can be in anyway. I don’t want to work towards being happy, I’m trying to find happiness in every situation, every day, now. »Life is so precious and it’s way too fucking short, so don’t delay the happy.«

Sonntag, 10. Februar 2019

january books 📖✨

I wanted to start (or at least try) doing monthly reading round-ups, without writing you an essay on every single book – although I sometimes would love to do exactly that – and instead will tell you briefly what the book is about and what I thought/if I’d recommend it. Sound good?

Samstag, 2. Februar 2019

fig + walnut cookies 🍪 #vegan

Didn’t I only just manage to demolish all remaining (slightly stale) Christmas cookies? And now I’m baking more cookies? Yes.
I need something sweet with my tea in the afternoon, so I came up with this recipe. I seem to be kind of obsessed with figs lately – … [re: my Paris x London blogpost and the slightly weird purchase I made in London/Belgravia.]
So, I wanted to bake cookies with figs and also add some nuts – I went with walnuts in the end – and created these vegan fig and walnut cookies. 🍪

Sonntag, 20. Januar 2019

paris × london – places + things 🌝

We always try to escape from the war zone that is Berlin around New Year’s Eve to a country where fireworks are either not being sold, (are preferably illegal), or people have enough sense to not set their money on fire and turn their city into a rubbish dump in the process. We went to Paris this time, spent NYE there and then travelled to London. Both cities aren’t new to us. When I’m already familiar with a city, I don’t feel pressured to do the whole sightseeing marathon, and instead just wander around, spend hours in bookstores or reading in cafés, saunter, be une flaneuse. Also, after Christmas and around NYE especially, I don’t have the energy to be a hyperactive-keen-to-see-new-places kind of tourist. So, here are just a few (of my favourite or new to me) places we went to and some things I bought there. A travel scrapbook, if you will.