Evening Inspiration

This should actually become a real proper, long blog post about our nice, flowery, cosy balconies (where I intend to spend the whole summer)… but instead of taking loads of pictures of strawberry plants, hortensia and self-made seating pillows I am stuck with enjoying the evening sun and reading Elle interior magazine 🙂

Enjoy your evening – it’s almost weekend!!

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Green, green, green …

With every day it feels more like spring and summer are here for good now – my nose got its first sunburn of the year! 😀

As mentioned before, the absolute spring color for me is green. So that’s the color that can be found all over the apartment… 🙂

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One might think that candles in the bathroom are unnecessary
as we don’t have a bathtub and therefore no romantic baths…

 

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… but who says you that folding laundry can’t be romantic either? 😉

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Catchin’ up!

After my Easter posts I just didn’t make it for another post, for some good reasons… First of all, my to-do-list after the Easter weekend felt endless. And second, I went to Vienna for a 4 days holiday 🙂

Back to normal life today I’ve realized that I missed out on three of my photo posts about how wonderful life is (including the one that is yet to come this week). As I got up at 4 this morning I’m not gonna start catching up on those blog posts.

But I’ll keep with this post’s title – catchin’ up. That was one of the main reasons for my holidays in Vienna. Meet friends, have hour long brunches, sort out some childhood memory stuff that is left at my old apartment, attend a friend’s graduation (congrats again, I can’t say it too often!!), check out what has changed in the city. I didn’t take a lot of pictures in Vienna. The weather was too grey and too uäääh to keep fingers outside of pockets. And then I also have quite a lot of Vienna pictures already, haven’t I?

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The other kind of charity …

This is one post I’ve wanted to write weeks ago already. But I’ve been so busy with real life stuff that it skipped my mind. Luckily, I got reminded about it today when I read another article about it on an Austrian news site. And although I’ve loads of work to do this week and I’ve this one project coming up – about which I hope to be able to tell you by the end of the week, until then psssst! it’s a secret – I’ll write about it now.

It’s about the Life Ball 2013 – a huge charity charity event in Vienna for people with HIV or AIDS, organized by Gery Keszler and his team. The first Life Ball took place in 1993, so exactly 20 years ago. Back then it was a really small event – today it is the biggest charity event in Europe with HIV/AIDS background. It’s known internationally, the guests come from all over the world, united for one thing: fighting against AIDS. But – it’s not one of those boring charity events you might think of now, with people standing around, sipping drinks and eating canapés, waiting for a half-known show act and donating on their way out of the door. No. Not at all. It’s a party. A big, glamorous, amazing, day-and-night-and-day long, touching, inspiring, strong party. Continue reading

Frustration Control

I just had a major frustration moment with sewing machine and fabric. What is it with this huge gap between sewing-theory and sewing-reality?!?

So… as I did not want to end up throwing my sewing machine out of the window and as I started being cranky with not only me but also my environment (sorry!), I decided to put an end to my sewing day. And instead did some comfort-onlineshop-browsing through the homepage of one of my most favorite Swedish shops: Ordning & Reda Continue reading