2017 Jahresrückblick/Looking back

About two hours until 2018 here in California- time to look back! Oh 2017, it’s been a year. Rollercoaster of a year. I can’t quite remember a year where there had been such lows but also such highs…. Read More


There is something about California in October. The Golden State. Golden for a reason. Driving down the highway leaving Salinas, heading south over Paso and San Louis Obispo. They call it Monterey wine country and it’s pretty fascinating… Read More

What’s in my basket for the Sephora Beauty Insider Sale 

I’ve been a Sephora member on Rouge status for a lot longer than I care to admit.  I absolutely adore purchasing beauty items. It’s a thing. What’s also a thing is the yearly Sephora Beauty Insider Sale. 20%… Read More

And who holds you back?

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” There is something about fortune cookies that I like. It’s like your own little piece of gypsy wrapped in a carb baked cookie… Read More

Autumn equinox and why I care

“Life starts all over again when it get’s crisp in the fall.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald Full disclosure that as a child I didn’t particularly care about fall. It only meant shorter, colder days and back to school. I… Read More

Rising to the occasion

The next level. Every next level of your life will demand a different you. Every next level of your life will demand growth, change and adapting. And every next level should push you to become the person you… Read More


“My eyes are filled with wonders, my heart is filled with spirit, like coffee for the soul, gelato for the brain, travel makes me sing, Mallorca and Spain.” – Samantha Richardson Palma de Mallorca is to Germans what Cancun… Read More