Welcome to MyTreeAndMe, a blog dedicated to travel, lifestyle, beauty & well-being.

My name is Franziska, I am a millennial Gemini, born and raised in Europe and currently living in California. By no means am I a professional writer, English isn’t my native language, which is why some of my posts are in German also. I work as Director of Spa Operations at a glorious resort on California’s Central Coast, and have worked in hopitality since I graduated from University. I worked through the better part of receiving my Master’s degree which is the reason I celebrate 14 fab years in hospitality this September. I have passion for travel, beauty and to work hard. Because the harder I work, the luckier I get and the more I get to travel. Let’s go!

“If you never travel, you only read one page of the book!” 

How did you come up with the name MyTreeAndMe?-

First of the obvious, I do love trees. When I worked on my masters degree in hospitality and spa management, we got to create a spa consulting company along with all the bells and whistles.
The company name I created was MyTreeAndMe. I wanted the name of the company to combine things that I like and reflect me all in a spa-ish manner and MyTreeAndMe was born. Trees are pretty fabulous and I took the name creation like a literal thinker would.
Fun fact: the spa project I was creating was named ‘One Hundred And Six Degrees’. 106 degrees (Fahrenheit) is the perfect temperature for me (I adore heat), and if you break the numbers apart they make my birthday (10. June).

“Literal: 1. In accordance with, involving, or being the primary or strict meaning of the word; not figurative or metaphorical: the literal meaning of a word. 2. following the words of the original very closely and exactly: a literal translation of Goethe.” – word meaning from the dictionary


Dora Lunerkind is a medium length Miniature Dachshund, she was born on 13. July 2011 in La Jolla, California. Daniel picked her out and she came home to us in October of that year. Dora was a gift from Daniel for our first anniversary. We adore her to pieces. Danny picked out her first name and I picked out her middle name, another very literal concoction. Dora was looking out the window as we had a supermoon. I asked if Daniel knew the German word for moon (it’s Mond) and his answer was lunar, and it made me laugh. So I came up with Lunarkind. “Kind” is the German word for child. She’s our moonchild.

“Dachshunds have their own agenda and can be stubborn about seeing their plans through to completion. What Rosie lacked in consistency, she made up for in enthusiasm. Most of the time when I called her name, she sprinted back, her long ears cocked and flying like a little girl’s pigtails. Each encounter was a glorious reunion, even if we’d been parted for only a minute or two. I had never felt so loved.” -American novelist Mary Doria Russell about her Dachshund Rosie

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