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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.
You know, travel light and such ;)  Read More >

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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Tis’ the season for Overknees

Posted on: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hoegl Overknees (6 of 7)

Over the last couple of years I’ve become quite picky when it comes to the quality of my shoes because especially in Winter it’s crucial to have some nice quality boots that keep your feet warm and dry. Overknees are a big thing this season and I was happy about a shoe trend that would actually keep my legs warm, can be matched with thick woolen socks and can easily be dressed up or down. The fact that Overknees will even work well with a fancy Christmas dress and are still comfortable when you’re nine months pregnant (watch for a zipper at the side unless you want to wear them for the rest of your pregnant life) make them worth an investment, don’t you think?

However, the tradeoff between not too much of an investment (say good bye to Stuart Weitzman) and not compromising on good quality at the same time turned out to be quite a challenge here in the US. Maybe I’m not familiar enough with all the brands/shops yet but all of the Overknees that I looked at/ordered online were either suuuper expensive, not made of leather or looked more like biker boots.

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Posted on: Wednesday, December 17, 2014


A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to attend one of westelms biggest event of the season, a customized christmas stocking workshop with Naomi & Josh Davis of love taza!!
I’ve been reading their blog for years now and these two are probably my favorite bloggers/instagramers of all time which made the event even more special!!

We made our personalized stockings, had too much hot chocolate and donuts and everything was just so festive and fun :D Turned out my craft skills haven’t improved since kindergarten (already complained about everything crafty back then haha) but my surprisingly crafty husband made up for it (Who’d have guessed that after 7 years together you could still learn sth new about each other?)
Below are a few pictures of the event, enjoy!

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Keep in mind

Posted on: Monday, December 15, 2014


I know, I know. Sometimes those quotes are just so f**ing deep or lame that it hurts (“love your life” kay, thanks, bye) BUT some are actually really good reminders of what’s important in life or what matters the most to you.
I became quite fond of my carefully selected quotes on pinterest and sometimes during those late-night-iphone-pinning-sessions-in-bed (sounds familiar?) it feels so good to look at them and think about your own principles in life.  Read More >

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