The weekend is finally here and I couldn´t be any happier. The last couple days have been filled with nothing but distraction and appointments so I wasn´t able to get anything done at home and that always bothers me. A lot. But I had a free day yesterday and got it all done so my chi is restored and I am happy about what the weekend brings for us.
On Tuesday we burried my great aunt and after that all of the relatives went to a typical Bavarian restaurant called – Spitalgarten – in Regensburg. I am not a huge fan of the native kitchen but I have no complaint here. I had fried potatoes with two pieces of meat filled with different ingredients. One was mediterranean filled with mozarella cheese and dried tomatoes and the other one was filled with swiss cheese and ham. Topped with cranberries it was a delicious lunch but it really is not diet food.
Yesterday we headed out with a befriended couple for dinner. We got Sushi at a place we have been many times but I think I have never told you about it here. It is called Oasia and I think it opened about 2 years ago. We had been there several times and always loved it. You can order your sushi rolls via IPad and I think this is so futuristic. The food is made fresh the minute you order it and comes to your place about 10 minutes later. They are super quick and also super friendly.
Also we went to Dean & David´s the week before and had a delicious and healthy chicken bowl. Really good with a ton of fresh and healthy ingredients. Also the chicken caesar salad is a hit.
I got some things I already ordered for our trip to Hamburg. Maybe too soon but I don´t think so because sales are in its full bloom and you can also shop non-winter pieces. These are the embodiment of Chanel class and sophistication but for a fraction of the prize and I also got a pair of sneakers for our trip but since I don´t do no heel I got these platform leopard print sneakers from SheIn which are adorable. Another piece I got are these white jeans from Mango. They have a wider leg and they are also high-waisted so what is not to love about them.
We started and finished YOU within this week. In my opinion it is really thrilling and I got hooked from episode 1. You really start to like him a lot more than her, although he is the crazy stalker guy and she the victim. Can´t wait until season 2.
There is also one new episode of Riverdale every Thurday so this really puts my patience to test but . We are also still watching Supernatural (Season 2 now) and started the 11th season of Big Bang Theory.
I am wishing all of you a nice weekend. See you on Monday.
and happy weekend to all of you. I am checking in today for another weekly round-up so be sure to grab your fresh cup of coffee and stay with me.
Overall through the winter time I get very lazy regarding in times of going out and doing a lot of stuff outside the house. It is just too cold and always dark and it whether snows or rains so not really nice to be out on the street. But despite all the things (and really all of them happended in that one night) we went out last Saturday to a bowling centre with a befriended couple and it was so much fun. We weren´t that bad at all but we really didn´t play to win. Just for fun. After two hours and three rounds of bowling (and upcoming signs of fatigue and hunger) we headed to a nearby restaurant (the Beach House). I have written about this before and they serve – at least in my opinion – the best Ceasar Salad I have found so far. We really enjoyed the nice evening.
On my birthday on Tuesday we went out to have my annual birthday dinner at my favorite restaurant (Tiziano) and had a very nice evening. I got some very nice presents and had a great meal and overall it was a great day. You can read my birthday post including 29 random and personal facts here.
I haven´t gotten too much this week but since I am in full Valentine´s Day mode everything is whether pink or read or heart shaped/patterned. Just can´t help it. It is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Asos has quite the range of hear patterned pieces like this very Moshino like sweater and these cute pair of heart earrings.
Due to all the festivities (Christmas, New Years and my birthday) of the last weeks we have been drinking lots of champagne. Moet & Chandon is by far my favorite. We are usually keeping one bottle at home for a celebratory event but I mostly drink the more inexpensive version called Freixent as I also really enjoy the taste and they have a lot of different ones.
Went on with Supernatural but only saw about 2 more episodes. Also we finished season 2 of Designated Survivor and I am not quite sure if I want to start with YOU. It is super hyped but I have heard positive and negative opinions about it so I am really not sure if I want to waist my time with it (haven´t even read one book in the whole month of December).
I am still not back to my fitness routine but I have recently gotten a workout DVD from amazon. It is called Jillian Michaels – Ripped in 30. There are four rounds, one for every week of the month. You do the same workout every day for one week and then you go on to the second workout for the second week and so on. I did my first on Wednesday and oh boy it was hard. I can´t remember sweating so much and feeling so exhausted and sore after. Took about 25 minutes. Hopefully I can keep up with it.
I have to admit I didn´t read a lot the last two weeks. I started Better Than Before from Gretchen Rubin and I also have read a lot of post from a blog I have recently found called Champagne Colored Glasses.
I personally love the after Christmas sales more than Black Friday because in my opinion the deals are way better and the sale prices are much less than the original prices. I used the opportunity to stock up on dresses and hair accessories I can wear most time of the year. My Zara and H&M order arrived in the middle of the week and I couldn´t wait to try on all the pieces. I have linked as many as possible but things sell fast.
Last Saturday we went to a new breakfast place in Regensburg (not new in general but new to us) cause we got a voucher for Christmas to try it out and what can I say – it was delicious. I personally love breakfast but I can never eat as much as I want in the morning as I am barely hungry, also a reason why we went at 11 a.m. the other reason was that we just slept too long. It is called the Weichmann´s and the café is just the cutest. It has been a former gallery and includes the cutest little wintergardena and also an outside spot for breakfast in the summer. I had the waffles with maple syrup and two eggs sunny side up. They also serve fresh pressed juice but I´d rather take one without the chance of having pulp in it.
We started to watch Supernatural on amazon Prime last week and are currently in the middle of season 1. There are already 12 existing seasons so this is going to last a while. Also I wasn´t sure if I could watch it but there are mainly monsters so I am fine with it.
Another movie I wanted to watch is Bird Box but I have seen the trailer and was already scared as hell so I think I´d rather skip this one. Although I really wanted to see Sandra Bullock in a movie again.
Has anyone already seen the spin-off of Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl called You?? I am not sure if I want to start it. Is it good?
I had a appointment at the hair dresser yesterday as you may have seen on my Instragram channel. I am going to do a post with all the information about my hair very soon, like color and cut and my favorite items to maintain it.
I am not totally back at my routine but I am at the studio at least 2 times a week which makes four days of excercise (included Line Dance on Monday and Latin dance on Tuesday). It feels good to start to get moving again and especially to get back into a routine. The holidays always make me so lazy in the end. I also ordered a pedometer which shows the calorie consumption of a day and also tracks your sleep cycle. I first wanted the original Fitbit one but in my opinion it is way to expensive cause I know myself and I don´t know how long I am going to use it. So I got a slim black one from Medion.
That´s it for this week. We are going out to bowl this evening with a couple of friends and head to the Beach House for dinner afterwards. I know exactly what I am going to eat there – any clues?? Of course, a Ceasar salad with sweet potatoe fries and guacamole.
Oh boy, the month of December is almost over and we did so much and are still not done but I think I am rounding up a little of the last month of the year before all the New Years reflections start to roll in.
December always is the busiest month over here. From decoration to Christmas shopping to attending and hosting holiday parties there is a little time left to visit advent markets or go on a Christmas themed dinner cruise.
So let´s see if I can remember the whole month:
Our annual holiday party has been on the last day of November. Celebrating the Christmas time with our close friends is always something I look forward too cause it is so much joy and fun laughing and talking together. View our tablescape here.
The Line Dance Christmas party has been on a usual training day which means it was on a Monday evening but that was alright with me since we always train on those nights. So it has been lots of dancing plus food.
Florian´s grandmas birthday is on the 5th of December so family is always coming together there for spending the afernoon or evening together.
The next dinner party we celebrated was actual Christmas Eve at Florian´s parents house. We always exchange presents, head to church and have lasagna afterwards followed by chatting way past midnight.
Family Christmas dinner is always at our house at the first holiday. I cook a four course menu and everyone can enjoy themselves while eating and chatting and drinking fine wine. Here is my table decor for this feast, fashionable in pink, black and gold.
For some reason we skipped our December travels last year but we are back on track this year visiting the huge and phenomenal advent market in Leipzig and also took a look at their landmarks during the three days we stayed there. We found a shopping centre that´s like a mini version of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele from Milan called Mädler Passage.
The whole city is decorated with lights and garlands and it is just such a festive atmosphere. Be sure to check out my Leipzig travel guide coming very soon.
The only real dinner we had this month (besides homecooked food) was a 4-course dinner cruise we participated. The interior is fully made of glass and Swarovski crystals and was overall super sparkly and christmassy. I have to admit I have never been on a dinner cruise before and I was a little nervous. View the post including pictures of our dinner cruise here.
If you are in the German area be sure to check out the advents markets. Every city has one and the food they sell couldn´t be more different. From tartes to roasted almonds to different sausages to gingerbreads and pastries is a thing for two for everyone.
The H&M after Christmas sale is my most favortie sale of the whole year. So many pieces which just got into stores are discounted pretty high online on the days between Christmas and NYE. Be sure to check out their page.
To say I didin´t shop for myself would be a lie but about 90% of all my shopping this month has been Christmas related. Whether it was decor or presents. But I got a few things for myself while in Leipzig at Sephora and the Zalando Outlet Store.
Watching: Besides all the Christmas movies there hasn´t been anything new I have watched on Netflix but we are going to see the new Mary Poppins Returns movie in the cinema tonight.
Thanks for staying with me until the end. This has been a long review but it also has been a long month. Now I am planning on new content and new post ideas and also have to finish painting our bedroom.