-prettily decorated note books, calendars, photo albums
-to be in front of the camera or behind
-eclaires / latte macchiato with caramel syrup / chai
-playing chopin / satie on the piano
-the night ...
-spraying perfume in the hair and scarf in the morning
-to stand in line in the supermarket with a box of chocolate and chowing them in the train, while the people are staring
-creating sims and letting them die quickly afterwards
-coffeeshops, coffee and such stuff
-to hug and kiss somebody you really love
-buying chips and beer in a french supermarket with riff-raff money
-dancing on in the middle of the streat and singing if it overcomes you
-laughing so hard you cry because you love the german version of lamas with hats so much
-to mix up foreign words with vernacular language
-eating in general / talking about food
-lying cuddly in your own bed and falling asleep
-getting to know a city on the basis of museums, coffeeshops and a walk near the river
-exploring parks at night, hand in hand with the person you love
-amélie / eagle vs. shark / moulin rouge
-getting a surprise present of a good friend of yours when you expect it the least
-the same reversed
-the last golden rays of light after a good day
-grinning in the full train because the part of the book you're reading at the moment is so perfectly described and don't give a damn about the people who cannot cope with the situation and who sit in front of you
-writing a really good short story, printing it out, reading it by yourself, smiling, and then putting it in your wallet to always carry it with you afterwards
-clothes that are light, but keep you warm
-tube scarfs in red and nude
-to be told 'i love you' in korean
-a kiss on your forehead
-coffee with milk and a good book in the 'barock' in landau
-spontaneously visiting the luisenpark
-dressing up and feeling well while laughing and going right through the city with a good friend of yours
-having a pleasant conversation with friends
-going to the cinema after months of abstinence and watching a movie you wanted to watch for a long time and which still is still running
-the red light of my blackberry ... :)
-making travelling plans, and which are to be realised in the near future
-what-i-still-WANT-to-do-lists for the next years and realising them by and by
-walking along the beach and recognizing your own footprints in the sand
-knowing (and having confirmed) that you're pretty
-deja vu experiences at foreign places ...
-thinking of the house you will be living in one day
-realizing, that there are secret talents in you, or rediscovering old ones
-to strike a really high note in a song, though you always thought you'd never succeed in that
-smiling at somebody and getting a smile back
-to be able to live in the present and to know that your future will be as perfect as it is now ...
today we had 20° ! :) spring had already arrived off the record but now it finally arrived officially! we had to use that, so today went to the star freshery in mannheim (do you know it?) to finally get bubble tea and cupcakes ... unfortunately the shop had run out of bobas that day -.- so i decided to take a black tea with milk and mango jellys instead and my love got a hibiscus yoghurt tea, also with mango jellys. along with it we had cupcakes - me a 'strawberry queen' (get a load of that XD) and my love had one with coco and cream and a chocolate topping ...
sometimes i do watch andré rieu concerts (do not beat me plz !!). why? ... simply because it's nice, fluffy, superficial entertainment.
i need that from time to time, you know.
... but, after all: it's classical music. and i like classical music a lot. andré rieu made that genre more popular and brought it to a wider public. yes, it's mainstream classical music ... but that's okay.
but then, there was this evening ... where a real premiere took place. 'and the waltz goes on', composed by no less figure than ... anthony hopkins.
yes - anthony hopkins.
this performance really gave me the chills ... i want to show my respect for the orchestra. they did an amazing job !!!
i have always viewed anthony hopkins as a fantastic actor - and now, also as a fantastic composer.
just felt like making a strawberry milkshake - so i made it. first pic shows our kitchen window, orchids and my basil plant i never water ... well, you can see it there ^^ i just do not have green fingers ... :(
i got some parisian madeira cake with pudding cream inside and sliced almonds on top with the milkshake ... want some too ? :)
yeeeeeeah - spring has finally stretched out it's wings! ... well, actually at least some days or a few hours. some days ago you really could feel the warmth of sun on your skin. my outfit is dedicated to the first warm days of the year, after this awfully frosty winter.
today i want to suggest you one of my favourite artists - lisa bassenge. a jazz singer with an oh so velvety and finely sophisticated voice. in her 6th studio album - completely recorded with tracks in german language - she combines jazz with elements of chanson and pop.
still, if you do not understand the lyrics, the tunes will light up your heart. i promise.
the following track is a cover from hildegard neff's famous song '17 millimeter fehlten mir zum glück' (translated: 'only 17 millimetres were left for me to find happiness').
... no, actually not. i'm just very much into everything that has to do with ophélie or her fair-weather friend hamlet.
does anybody know the marvellous opera by french composer ambroise thomas? it's a masterpiece of musical art. and i think it's one of the best operas i've ever seen.
it was in 2010 when i saw it in the MET NY live in HD production with marlis petersen and simon keenlyside. the play had also been published on dvd.
but when i think of my examination phase (the next exam will be on the 26th of march, uargh.) i could turn into a different kind of ophélie - maybe running around in circles while screaming aloud. ... yep, that would be an idea. not.
but there will be a welcome diversion on the 28th of march. i will visit paris to see florence + the machine live in concert. this will be sooooo awesome! :)
... ok, well - i should really carry on with the learning stuff now. :/
*** What do you think of the new H&M designer coopertation with Marni?
They get in line in a list of former cooperations with prestigious labels such as Lagerfeld, Victor & Rolf, Versace, etc.
Did you see the TV-spot yet?
If not so, here is it ...
I like Sofia Coppola as director ('Lost in Translation' and the oh so splendid 'Marie Antoinette') - she has a very different style of camera work and her films glimmer in poppy colours or - in the case of the Marni TV-spot - in lovely pastel colours. Well, if I am honest I did not expect very much from another designer cooperation with H&M. The last collections were kind of ... distractingly boring. Or really ugly (just think of the Versace for H&M collection. Uaaaah ...)
But this is kinda different.
(pics via glamour.de) I think the brown white dotted dress and the blue and brown colour block one are really lovely. I also like the brown bag ... although i actually do not like such a puristic design. The collection is now available in selected stores and online.
Hum ... OK. I have a mind to grab me some pieces. :) You can get them here.