Archive | November 2011

Some sketches…because I love proverbs

Great minds think alike.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

If you put yourself in my shoes…

It’s raining cats and dogs.

Like father, like son.

Lies have short legs.

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Food and Fashion – The way I like it

I don’t usually write about stuff other than my life. But this is so fantastic that I have to do a blog post on it. I still can’t believe I never heard about this before. Shame on me!

Afternoon tea in the Caramel Room – a room which sounds very delicious itself – at the Berkeley Hotel London while marvelling at this seasons fashion. Sounds perfect!

Previous Prêt-à-Portea collections included little eatable Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent cakes. Food an fashion, a dream come true for every fashionista! The new Autumn/Winter 2011 features Miu Miu, Valentino, Burberry Prorsum and Dolce & Gabbana amongst others, inspired by the fashion world. The whole cakes and pastries collection:

 

  • Valentino orange and ginger clutch cake closed with oversized chocolate bow

  • Bottega Veneta colour blocking pink and gold pear mousse and clementine cremeux coat with matching macaroon button

  • Dolce & Gabbana signature gold starred chocolate éclair dress filled with hazelnut cream

  • Stella McCartney must-have polka dot sponge cake dress

  • Burberry Prorsum stylish black and white double breasted chocolate biscuit coat with snow white vanilla icing

  • Miu Miu winter spice glittery high-heeled shoe biscuit

  • Jill Sander pomegranate and grenadine mousse dress topped with colourful chocolate flower pattern

  • Lanvin show-stopping cassis bavarois dress with crème de mûre jelly topped with signature folded meringue

·  Sonia Rykiel striped chestnut cream and almond sponge cake dress complete with trendy metallic sparkles

Picture by Vogue

More infos here on the hotels website:  http://www.the-berkeley.co.uk/fashion-afternoon-tea.aspx

 

A weekend in the tropics

First of all: I’m bad with this, I know. A blog is a bit like an online diary. I do have a real diary too, and my last entry was (let me check) on June 12th this year. Do you see what I mean? I really love writing down my thoughts and reading them years later, but I just don’t have the time to do so. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I actually wanted to write this blog post already last week.

On October 30th I went to Berlin for a day, not to spend time in the city but to try out ‘Europe’s largest tropical holiday world’. I’d been there before, years ago, shortly after they had opened, and had loved loved loved it there. It’s not just a simple pool with some plants around (and it shouldn’t be because the admission fee is 30€ per person, food and drinks extra!), it’s…see, I can’t even find words to describe it. There’s a beach, a lagoon, a rainforest with real birds and other animals, a shopping boulevard, a waterslide tower, miniature golf, ballooning, amazing cocktail bars and a wonderful show in the evening. You can even stay there overnight and sleep on the beach, or – if you like it comfortable – you can sleep in one of the lodges. Probably photos are better than words to describe it:

Hello there…