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New York Getaways – Storm King Art Center

Posted on: Friday, November 6, 2015


We enjoyed our apple picking trip so much that we decided to do another outing to Storm King Art Center. It is located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, where its 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. The park feels huge and has the tidiness of a golf course, the artwork and sculptures are scattered in the park and create an almost surreal landscape. Temperatures were crazy that day, 25°c in late October! It was such a beautiful “hike” and definitely a day trip you shouldn’t miss!

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New York Getaways – Apple Picking

Posted on: Monday, November 2, 2015

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Living in the city doesn’t mean that you cannot pretend to be a country bumpkin, every now and then. The three of us went apple picking with a friend at Barton Orchards the other day and we had so much fun. The farm is roughly 80 minutes away from the city and there are so many fun things to do.

We were a little hesitant at first, because most farms in the upstate area got mixed reviews on yelp. It turns out the only reason is people going on weekends when it’s super crowded. Angry people waiting in line for hours leave 1 star on yelp – that’s the secret of all those mixed reviews. We were lucky enough being able to go on a weekday and the weather was fantastic! The farm offers so many different activities. Playgrounds, artisans, live music, baked goods, a corn maze, a petting zoo, pumpkins, vegetable fields and yes – apple trees. We obviously did end up with too many apples at the end of the day. Fortunately, pinterest is the perfect inspiration to solve that problem.

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California road trip with Baby

Posted on: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Just a cool Californian baby


Hey there! Remember me? Should we pretend this awkward blog silence over the last couple of months (whah!) didn’t happen or just acknowledge the fact that motherhood plus blogging don’t go so well together for me? I have no idea how all you other blogging mommas do this and I’m probably just too lazy or still value sleep > blogging. And showers, and coffee, and food…

Anyways, I still have a lot of great ideas for new posts so let’s just hope that all these posts WILL happen eventually ;)
Let’s start today with a little update on what kept us busy over this summer and most importantly how our epic two months road trip went! Get ready for seemingly endless rambling about this & that plus 63826157 pictures or stop reading now:

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Have Baby – Will Travel

Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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In a couple of days we’ll be leaving NYC for a two months family vacation. Still feels surreal and of course NOTHING is packed so far. I managed to procrastinate all preparations with this blogpost though. We sublet the apartment here in Manhattan and first go to see family in Germany for a couple of weeks before leaving for LA and our big west coast road trip. So excited!
It will be our first time flying with baby so we’ll see how that goes. Here in NYC we always take Nova with us to every restaurant, bar etc. and she’s always the happiest when she’s amongst a lot of things to see, ambient noise and new faces. Therefore I hope all will go well on the plane but I also try not to stress about all the possible “what ifs” because let’s face it – Babies be Babies :)
Here are some of the most essential things we’ll take with us on our first big trip with baby.
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Life in a tiny apartment

Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015


When we told people that we would move from our 115m2 rooftop flat in Vienna to a 50m2 one bedroom apartment in NYC to welcome our first baby we got a ALL the emotions. Shock, horror, envy, disbelief, respect, pity etc. To us, all those comments were kind of entertaining because it honestly was never a big deal for us. Every time we moved to another country/city we loved the whole process of starting over, selling almost all of our belongings and beginning from scratch at a new place. Read More >

Sundays in the city

Posted on: Thursday, May 7, 2015


Those last few days have been heavenly in the city! In classic NYC fashion we moved from winter right onto summer and we’ve been blessed with several days where temperatures reached 30°c!
It felt so good to be sleeping with the windows wide open again (btw it’s crazy how quiet it can be right off broadway at night). Also, is there anything cuter than babies just dressed in light onesies all day? Those munchable little toes and squishy thighs!  Read More >

Favorite Baby Gear Part I – Sleep

Posted on: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Gear Guide

Figuring out what kind of equipment is necessary for this parenting journey can be a daunting process. Meg sums it up quite well :D

“Standing at a wall of baby products that goes on for a mile is enough to make anyone wish they remembered to take the pill that night. Just kidding (sort of).”

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Marvelous Links for your weekend!

Posted on: Saturday, March 14, 2015


Hey you! What are your plans this weekend? I’m feeling a little bit under the weather so there will be lots of bed cuddles with Baby Nova while the hubby is running the NYC half marathon on Sunday! It’s his second half marathon after running the Stockholm half in 2011. He seems to be only choosing the nicest sceneries for his races :D
It’s spring break next week so we’re taking Nova on her first trip spending a couple of days with friends in upstate NY. Hopefully my cold will be gone by then and the weather will be nice so that we can bring back a couple of pictures, let’s see…
Have a great Sunday and enjoy some marvelous, food heavy, links for your weekend!

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First family pictures + two months with Nova

Posted on: Wednesday, March 4, 2015


A few weeks ago, Kylie Whiting took our first family pictures and we’re just so in love with the result that we decided to share a few with you. Read More >

Life lately

Posted on: Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Seven weeks with baby and easily the best seven weeks of my life. Although it feels like ages ago that I’ve given birth, it’s somehow scary that she’ll be two months old in a couple of days! This little girl is so much fun and I seriously can’t remember what it was like before she came (I know, such a cliché)!

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Welcome Nova Celeste

Posted on: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

IMG_4208Nova on her first day at home with her cute birthday cake – a gift from the hospital

I’m so excited to formally announce the birth of our sweet baby girl on this little blog!!
Already two weeks have zoomed by since our little Nova Celeste came into the world, twelve days early, on December 29th 2014 at 7 lbs and 7 oz (3380g).
It has been the best weeks of our life and both Tassilo and I are so very much in love with this little girl! All we’ve done for the past two weeks is family cuddling, starring at her cute little face and taking gazillions of pictures.

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Still waiting for the best gift

Posted on: Sunday, December 28, 2014


Hey everyone! I hope you had wonderful Christmas with lots of nice food, laughter & happiness! We spent our first ever Christmas away from home and celebrated Christmas Eve with good friends & great food! We’re are really enjoying those last, relaxing days as just the two of us with lots of reading, cuddling and hot chocolate while having hospital bag & car seat ready to go :) Those last weeks of pregnancy have been as tough as everybody told me beforehand but I won’t complain since it won’t be much longer until we finally meet our sweet little baby! We’re so excited!!

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