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Japan

Tokyo Day #1: Through the Side Streets of Shibuya

After landing in Tokyo at 6 a.m. we quickly dropped off our luggage at the hotel – dismissing the thought of a nap and a hot shower after a 12-hour flight. Check-in will not be possible until 3 p.m. they told us. So the metro took…

May 23, 2016
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Getaways

Ways to Spend a Perfect Weekend in Milan

In Milan in order to celebrate my 33rd birthday, we explored the city, did some fine dining and drinking and some shopping. We also swapped a wintery spring weekend in Zurich with sunshine and blue skies. It was perfection and certainly not our last time in the…

April 28, 2016
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Japan

Accelerate & Unwind

We are going back to Japan! We had quite a hard time to decide where to go on our upcoming vacation, but eventually Japan won the race – especially since we found a very affordable flight. We will be staying for 10 days only, but…

April 17, 2016
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In the Kitchen

A Year of Good Eating

Take a look at the bookshelf in my kitchen and you will realise: I have a thing for cook books. With Pinterest, platforms like Food52 and all those great food blogs that are around, one might say they are obsolete. However seeing recipes and…

April 16, 2016
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Getaways

Notre-Dame du Haut

Last weekend we went on a little road trip to France and visited Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp. The large chapel up on a hill with its large concrete roof that was designed by Le Corbusier and completed in 1954 is quite a sight.…

April 3, 2016
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In the Kitchen

Lamb Roast for Easter – or anytime.

Easter is in full swing and occasionally I wonder if I might like this holiday even more than Christmas. No stress concerning presents, no family obligations, better weather, longer days and four days off! We spent Friday and Saturday with some road-trips I will tell…

March 27, 2016
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Diary

#gobacktoblogging

Blogs become more and more irrelevant – at least that’s what I feel those days when I open my feed reader or head over to Bloglovin to see what others have published. It seems only natural: all those services like Instagram or Snapchat make content…

March 20, 2016
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Diary

100 Day Project

Last year in April, I attempted to take part in the 100 Day Project by The Great Discontent. The whole thing sounded simple, all you had to do was to chose a medium (pen and paper), find a topic (something from my day) and keep…

March 16, 2016
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Diary

The Sideboard Question

Back in June 2014 we moved into our apartment here in Zurich. Ever since we have been looking for a perfect sideboard for our living room to store glassware, records and half of our house bar. On top it should host my record player,…

March 13, 2016
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Diary

The First Week of March 2016

The first week of March was mostly grey and cold. There was even some snow. Work kept me busy during the week and on the weekend we had visitors over from Munich for food, talks and a visit to the thermal bath. Here are…

March 6, 2016