5 Things

Weeks 31 & 32 / 2016

Wow, I am really bad at those 5 Things updates. Anyhow, below you find a selection of things from 31st and 32nd week of 2016. Apart from that I went swimming in the lake here in Zurich and hiked up a mountain in the Swiss Alps. I also got around…

August 14, 2016
In the Kitchen

An Ode to Banana Bread

To many people super ripe bananas are a nightmare, to me they are pure bliss. Why? Because they are perfect for banana bread! And, who doesn’t love banana bread? The smell of the apartment whilst baking banana bread. When you wake up in the morning,…

August 12, 2016

Hiking around Lago Ritom

Together with my team at work, I went on an overnight trip to Lago Ritom – a barrier lake in the Piora Valley. After arriving in the afternoon, some colleagues and I enjoyed a 2.5-hour walking tour around the lake that nestled between mountain tops at…

August 7, 2016
In the Kitchen

Zucchini Risotto

Some of you might have noticed via Instagram that we started a little balcony gardening project this year. Especially the zucchini we planted grow like mad. Within the blink of an eye, they tend to grow into monsters that weigh almost 1 kilo. Fortunately, D.…

August 3, 2016

Heimspiel Knyphausen 2016

Eltville is a small town in the middle of Germany in the Rheingau famous for sparkling wine, Riesling and roses. Apart from its many vineyards, Eltville boasts with small alleys framed by timber-framed buildings and a promenade along river Rhine. Every year in July…

July 30, 2016

Berlin My Heart

It’s been almost three years since I packed up my flat in Berlin and moved to Zurich. Sometimes people still ask me how I was able to adapt to the change from the big pulsating city to calm Zurich. There is a short and…

July 19, 2016
99% Invisible
On the Shelf

Letting Podcasts into my Life

I developed an interest for podcasts only quite recently. I think it was before our 12-hour flight to Japan when I started searching for podcasts worth listening to. First I looked into the direction of Monocle Magazine, the Guardian, BBC and the likes. Then…

July 7, 2016
Tailor's Coffee Zurich
5 Things

Week 25 / 2016

Time flies, weeks are busy and I am more and more losing my faith in humanity. Whilst summer arrived, Britain voted to leave the EU and my mood fluctuated from joy (about summer) to desperation (about Europe) towards the end of the week. But…

June 26, 2016
Monk Restaurant – Kyoto

Dinner at Monk

Monk is the name of a small restaurant right next to the Philosopher’s Path in the northern Higashiyama district of Kyoto. It’s the place where I had one of the best dinners of my life. I came across Monk through Beth Kirby of localmilk. She…

June 21, 2016

Coffee in Tokyo

Japan has a huge coffee culture. In places like Tokyo or Kyoto, there is a vivid coffee scene and people seem to be even more obsessed about coffee than in Berlin or Brooklyn. Especially drip coffee is huge in Japan – and the iced coffee variety quickly became…

June 13, 2016