One week ago I posted a post all about my birthday brunch. Todays post reveals all of my recipes and tips for you to (re)create a brunch yourself. This is a mini-series with three parts. In this first one I will show you

FOOD

Link to the Mini Cheeseburgers, Mini-Pancakes (link zu dem Rezept), Chocolate Croissants (different fillings)

BEVERAGE

Fruit Water

PLANNING

How to plan the perfect party – location, invitations, how much food will you need, what do they like, …

 

Part 2

FOOD

Link to Muffins, Sandwiches, Mini Pizzas, different Fruits

 

DECORATION

where did I get it? make it easy and seasonal (sitzkarten, dekoration, kleine süßigkeiten auf den plätzen, aufmachung)

 

Part 3

FOOD

Cheesecake mit Blueberry (in dem Kuchenmagazin von Mama)

BEVERAGE

Fruit Cocktail (Link von Facebook)

MUSIC

give your party the perfect background sound –> spotify playlisten

 

Part 4

FOOD

Spieße, Baquette mit Frischkäse und Lachs und anderen Toppings, Bruschetta

ACTIVITY

Einwegkameras –> find out later

 

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I moved to Berlin for the first time on February 27th, 2015 for six months. That day changed my relationship to the city forever. I had been to Berlin once before back in 2011. I enjoyed the stay, wanted to come back, but never made it. I got to admit, that I always thought I’d end up in Munich. I always loved the city – but you know, life is a funny thing. When I got offered the chance to do an internship in Berlin I was a little bit scared but made one of the best descisions by accepting it.

The weird thing about Berlin was that only after one month of living there – I already knew that I’d move back. It sounds weird. You don’t really know the city after one month. You might know tiny parts of it – but you don’t know it really much. That kind of thought is really unusual for me.

Things worked out great for me – I especially loved those first months. After that some things changed. That doesn’t mean that it got worse or better. I was just full of emotions. I luckily found there a really good friend (hi, if you’re reading this!). Just someone who understands you, won’t judge you for everything and is there for you – no matter what (shoutout to all of my other friends and family – I know you guys are this way as well). But I guess, this whole experience wouldn’t have been the same without her. During those six months we had our ups and downs, we cried, laughed, shared our stories – we knew we’d stay friends even though I would move back home in summer.

Those six months passed by really quickly. My family and friends visited me regularly and we had the best time together. But there is one day in particular I was always really afraid of: my last day in Berlin. It ended up being one of the best days ever. On that day I took my parents car, drove my best friend to the airport, and me and my other friend drove around the city. We had the best ice-cream in West Berlin, walked down memory lane in the south of the city, ate a great burger at Burgerium in Friendrichshain… We were just talking about our time in Berlin and went to our last party. We left the party early because we felt like we needed to see the city even more. We drove around the different neighborhoods, walked around the city in pouring rain, laughed so much because we finally saw some places we only had heard about until then. We felt like Berlin was crying with us. That sounds kind of dramatic.

The day ended with a croissant that we ate in the middle of the night. We both went home but instead of going to bed I decided to finish writing my diary. Even though there were times when I was sad about certain things I kind of remained happy. I suddenly saw things differently – Berlin wasn’t that far away as it always seemed.

When I thought about leaving Berlin I always predicted that I would cry in the car. But I didn’t cry. I left Berlin crying inside knowing that the place I had to say goodbye to was not Berlin – it was my home. I knew that sooner or later I’d come back. I guess this “comeback” is now. You know what they say… the best stories start with a return.

Welcome back to Berlin.

 

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Where should I start? I am kind of stuck in this whole “everything is new but kinda not”-phase if you know what I mean… my head and heart are a little confused at the moment. Oh, yeah… I am in Berlin. This city is full of energy and I have already noticed why I always wanted to move back here. I don’t want to say that I wouldn’t miss my home – don’t get me wrong. But it’s a different life – not really comparable.

One thing that I have always asked myself was the fact that I simply don’t have time in Berlin. I don’t know what it is but the days are passing by so quickly and you find yourself in your bed realizing that the day is coming to end. I think the days are passing by so quickly because there are so many new, exciting things everyday.

This outfit is perfect for the current weather situation. I am honestly so happy to spend some days in sunny Berlin and enjoy the last days of summer. I mean, I don’t have anything against autumn but let’s be real: I am not in the mood for winter.

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After showing you plenty of pictures of Porto, I thought it was about time to show you some pictures of Lisbon. It was my second time in the capital city of Portugal and I spent only one night there – so I can’t really give you many tips on Lisbon… but I can tell you that the city is super pretty and offers some nice food and weather 🙂 For more impressions of Lisbon and Porto check out my second travelvideo of Portugal.

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