2010 in Pictures, Part I

Before we ring in 2011 I wanted to share some images from this year that somehow (ok, mostly because of my laziness) never made it to this blog. So let's start with...

January

2010 started pretty slow with a cold and watching the fireworks from our living room...
January 2010
Also picturewise the year started slow...I didn't feel very inspired and picked up my camera only a few rare times...so there is not much to share...
January 2010

February

In Febraury the hibernation was over and I kind of got my inspiration back. We installed some Ribba picture shelves in the kitchen to display my thrift store finds and kitschy knick-knacks...
February 2010
We've been to one of my favorite cafés in Nürnberg, the Hans Sachs 10 (formerly known as Sachs & Söhne) at Hans-Sachs-Platz.
February 2010
I discovered another lovely place to have coffee and a piece of cake - the Café Fernweh - at Willstraße 14 in Nürnberg Gostenhof. Such a cozy place that indeed makes you want to feel itchy for new destinations (Fernweh means wanderlust or travel bug in German) ...

February 2010


At the end of Febraury we have been to Munich with our friends M and T for a little daytrip. We strolled thorught he city, had dinner at ocui (I have written about ocui on frauhaselmayer.com before...check it out here).
February 2010
We've been to one of my favorite kitsch stores in Munich ever - the apartment shop at Barer Str. 49 in Munich's Maxvorstadt. More information on qype: APARTMENT shop around the world, Maxvorstadt, München. They carry the cutest stuff and all well-known brands, such as RICE, House Doctor, Riess,...just to name a few. Do you see the colorful pots from Riess below? Little did I know at this point that I get crazy about buying inexpensive second-rate quality Riess products later this year...
February 2010
While the boys went to a Soccer game we continued our stoll through the city and ended up at the Stadt Café München for a hot chocolate to warm up from our stroll through wintery and snowy Munich.
February 2010

March

..was kind of slow, too and, spend cuddling up on the couch with the cat and occasional trips to the airport to watch the planes and dream of far away places and to pay a visit to the international news stand...
March 2010
...oh, and I did some trift store shopping where I found these AWESOME Mason jars and I made some delicious cakes, like this Eierlikörkuchen (eggnog chocolate chip cake)...


To be continued...

We will now have Raclette and a cozy New Year's Eve at home. Hope you have a great NYE wherever you are and happy new year! Here's to a fabulous 2011!

Secret Blog Santa 2010 / Weihnachtswichteln 2010

Secret Blog Santa 2010 / Weihnachtswichteln 2010
I had the pleasure of taking part in this year's Secret Blog Santa / Weihnachtswichteln organized by Caro from sodapop and Nadine from anmutig again. Here are my Secret Blog Santa presents from last year. And I was more than excited to find this sweet little package from basisRIKE in my mailbox. Rike send my a cute teeny tiny stamp (yay, again a stamp...I loooove stamps since my childhood days), a wooden magnet that will soon find its way to our fridge and a small Moleskine notebook. I love everything. Thank you so much, Rike. Anf thank you Nadine and Caro for organizing everything. Merry Christmas.

PS: I hope so much that my Secret Santa present arrives soon, too...I sent it out almost a week ago but it hasn't been delivered yet. Sorry :( Please hurry up, DHL!

Gift Guide for Girls: Laptop Bags and Gadget Sleeves from Orla Kiely, Cath Kidston & Fossil

Now that I own an iPad and a smartphone (yes, I was the last person on earth not owning a smartphone) I started looking for some pretty gadget cases to protect both of them. Of course I found some pretty other things that I do not necessarily but wouldn't mind getting for Christmas, too. Like the Work Bags and Laptop Sleeves Orla Kiely designed especially for Apple products. Arent't they GORGEOUS?...they are my ABSOLUTE favorite. Available exclusively at apple.com.
Gift Guide: Laptop Bags and Gadget Sleeves from Orla Kiely, Cath Kidston and Fossil
Images from apple.com

And aren't these cases from Cath Kidston the cutest? I am seriously considering getting one of those iPad cases.
Gift Guide: Laptop Bags and Gadget Sleeves from Orla Kiely, Cath Kidston and Fossil
Images from cathkidston.co.uk

Oh, and these Laptop Bags and E-Reader Sleeves from Fossil are awesome, too. I looooove the Fossil Key-Per Messenger Bag my friend M. gave me as an early birthday gift in August and I wouldn't mind getting a matching Key-Per Tech Envelope for my iPad.

Gift Guide: Laptop Bags and Gadget Sleeves from Orla Kiely, Cath Kidston and Fossil
Images from fossil.de

SoLebIch Advent Calendar: Lebkuchen Brownies Recipe and Giveaway

SoLebIch Adventskalender

Head over to solebich.de and find out what is hidden behind door number 6 of the SoLebIch Advent Calendar...I promise it's delicious! No, it's DOUBLE-delicious! Plus you can win some of our HONIG & PFEFFER Lebkuchen over there...

SoLebIch Adventskalender