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Countdown

Posted on: Monday, May 9, 2016

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Hey! Big news! We’re counting our final days in NYC, before we’re crossing the big pond again, and move back to Austria. As sad as we are to leave so many good friends & memories in NYC, we’re also beyond excited for this new chapter of our lives. While NYC is obviously the greatest f*** city on earth, I feel super grateful to return to the most livable and beautiful one! There are so many things we look forward to in Vienna (Nova will have her OWN room?! I will have a DISHWASHER?! Daycare WON’T cost 3k, Austrian FOOD and WINE…) and after two years, this truly feels like the right step and an exciting one nonetheless!  Read More >

Korean Skin Care 101

Posted on: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Over the last year, I got really into obsessed with Korean Skin Care. I have no idea if this is an equally big thing in Europe but here in the US, it seems to be in every magazine, blog and also physical stores/chains started to advertise and carry Korean brands/products. In the beginning, I was just curious about this whole 10 step regimen since it sounded equal parts insane and luxurious to me. I started to notice all the Korean women with the most beautiful, porcelain skin (did I ever mention that I spend way too much time eating Korean BBQ, Korean Chicken etc. in NYCs K’town? Different story for another time) and began researching the secrets behind Korean skincare.

In a nutshell, Korean women take a different approach to makeup than we do on the Western side of the world. Skincare is a big part of their culture, and while the European/American approach to skincare is more reactive, Korean women start being proactive from a very young age and tend to view caring for their skin and complexion as the ultimate investment – worthy of not only their money but even more so their time. Many perform an intricate 10-step(!) cleansing and moisturizing routine—every single night. Koreans (especially women, but men as well) view the care of skin as something to savor and enjoy.  Read More >

Video from our Californian Roadtrip

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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2015 was easily the best year of our lives! Words can’t describe how much joy Nova has brought into our lives and although it always sounds like such a cliché, it’s hard to remember what life without baby felt like. Of course, our big Californian Roadtrip was a highlight in 2015!  Read More >

Thanksgiving

Posted on: Thursday, December 3, 2015

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Thanksgiving is one of those genuine American holidays which, unlike Halloween for example, hasn’t traveled to most European countries yet. We celebrated it for the first time in 2014 and loved it so much that we decided to have another traditional thanksgiving party this year. Everybody seems to be in this super cozy holiday mood by the end of November, people at work and school are more relaxed and everybody is excited to see their families. It also gives you a jump-start on Christmas.  Read More >

New York Getaways – Storm King Art Center

Posted on: Friday, November 6, 2015

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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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Life in a tiny apartment

Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015

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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 >

Marvelous Links for your weekend!

Posted on: Saturday, March 14, 2015

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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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Welcome Nova Celeste

Posted on: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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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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Crafty

Posted on: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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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

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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 >

Marvelous Links for your weekend!

Posted on: Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Hey everyone! What are you up to this weekend? We have a great weekend ahead of us with an engagement party, a housewarming party, brunch with friends and lots of other fun activities planned. (in 99.9% of the time “fun activities” is the codeword for awesome food in this house. Just to be clear) But weekends are also the time to grab a nice cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy this wonderful thing called internet – here are some marvelous links to do so. Enjoy!

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