Montag, 19. Dezember 2011

Christmas Season in Leipzig/ Leipzig favourites

I love, love, love this town. Even in dark and cold winternights I feel cosy, welcome and pleased in thid town.

On one hand, I have great friends here. It is allowed to me to spend my time and to share my flat and my live with great persons. I am thankful for being with boys and girls with awesome and interesting personalitys and big hearts.

On the other hand, christmasdecorations are the best here in Leipzig.

Then we have christmas markets here in Leipzig. A traditional and huge one and a more 'alternative' and cute one.

Leipzig favourite

The second christmasmarket is locatet in WerkII in Leipzig Connewitz. You find a lot of arts and crafts, selfmade clothes and jewelery, toys, biofood, designproducts and a lot of very interesting graphic fabrications (paper, papertoys, comicbooks, graphics, calenders). Furthermore you have a lot of barns where the social and subcultural associations organize 'Donationgifts'. They offer secondhand books, toys and jewelery and you can give them a free choosen amount of money for the things you want.

 My 'harvest'

Büchergilde Gutenberg

Absolventen der HGB Leipzig

Best Calenderposter ever from Büchergilde Gutenberg

News before the hollydays

Oh hai,

I hope you still read me thoug I've scared you away with my blog-break.

This is a post about a few things, which I've done in the last weeks.

Two weeks ago I had a little christmas party. My friends and I backed these yummy cookies and afterwards we enjoyed the christmas market.

 Then was ''Nikolaustag'' its a little cute tradition in Germany. At the evening of 5.december people clean their shoes. In the nigth Nikolaus comes and puts sweets in the clean shoes but cole in the dirty shoes (so better watch out that your shoes are clean ;)) Its traditional to put nuts, cookies, tangerines, apples and chocolate figurines (Schokonikolaus) in the shoes.
 Me with my new glasses. I look intelligent, dosen't I ?
 Advent is a time to tinker and do handicraft for me so I made a makeover of my Marimekko bag. The blue gemstones make her look very girlysh. But they can be easily removed.

I also wrapped the christmas gifts. Here`s a selection. I love the paisley paper.

Sonntag, 27. November 2011

Advent, Advent

A warm and delightful welcome.

I hope you enjoy christmas season as much as I do. Baking cookies, enlight candels and decorate the rooms with selfmade stars, bows and a lot of glitter.

What do you enjoy the most in christmas season?

 The making of: Vanillekipferl (german cookies with vanillery taste and almonds, sooooooooo yummy)

 Thats how they looked after they were baked. A lot of powderd suger.
 In the oven.

My glammy, glitter 'Adventskranz'. (1. Advent you enlight 1 candle, 2. Advent you  enlight 2 candles, 3. Advent 3 candles and then on christmas you have 4 lights which glow in your nights)

Mittwoch, 23. November 2011


Because I can`t adopt a cat (I don't live in Kuala Lumpur)  I hope you know how to help in this case. The bloggeuse of Vanillery Garden have posted this:

Samstag, 19. November 2011

Tango Argentino


Thursday my friend K. and I went to our first Tango Argentio training. It was so cool. Dancing is fun and dancing Tango is pure joy. Just look at these pictures. The elegance and the melancholia of this dance is just loveable. I hope after the training, I am able to attend a Milonga. The Milonga is a regular occasion. Dancers, pro`s and beginners, come together to enjoy the beauty and joy of Tango. The women and men have to dress up of course. Dancing shoes, flirty and fancy dresses and elegant but still legerè suits are the dresscode.
The couples almost 'float' over the floor and are charmend by the music and focused on the movements of one another.

Donnerstag, 17. November 2011

Weimar and two new roommates


Yesterday was a holyday in Saxonia. My beloved M. and me went to Weimar the so called 'Wiege der deutschen Klassik'  (cradle of german classic) because a lot of the most popular german poets,writers, componists and musicians, artists and painters in the period of time 1738-1832 where spending some time here. Artists like Goethe, Schiller, Tischbein, Bach, Wagner and List spend a lot of their life time here.
Furthermore Weimar is an Unesco heritage and after the period of classic many popular artists went there. Weimar is also one of the towns the Bauhaus established a school.

 At this  'beautiful' trainstation we had to change the trains.
 Outfit details.
 Rings: Iam and

blue: vintage
babyblue and dark blue: Promod
Silver: from Praha
with ornaments: vintage from the flea market
nailpolish: Artdeco
 In the City Museum of Weimar. A special exhibition about the 'Schützen mit Armbrust'.

 The complete original intererieur  of the atelier of graphic artist Alexander Olbricht
 I have to say that my focus was on the interieurs and historic clothes, which are regulary exhibit in this museum. This 'Röhrenofen'(think it was brougth from the french) is a typical oven for this region of Germany in that time. In contrast to the ovens, which were popular in the prussian regions and the nothern regions of that time. There, 'Kachelöfen' were popular. The dutch Aristocrats (Oranier) brought them to Prussia.
 Here we have a beautiful and appropriate golden dress, which every Jane Austen fan  may dreams to wear.
 This is a typical prom dress inspired by the french fashion at this time. Very romantic and delicate.

 I`d like to have a tea party here. ;-)

 Some fashion for young women from the so called Biedermeier period.
 And a Biedermeier prom dress and a jacket.
 Fashion from the edge to a new time -> the roaring twenties aren`t far from here

I love the blue material and the very decent hat

 From the design school of Weimar. You can see the Art noveau tooked place in Germany too.

 Excavation of a cementary.
 It was sooooooooooooooo f**g cold in Weimar I had to buy a warm cap. In a sweet little botique I found this new roomate. Lilly, the racoon-looking-cap
 For my lovely C. -> a penguin!

My new roomate Nr. two: Wilhelmina the ficus.