Posted on: January 30, 2013
It was on a rainy day in summer, when the craving of a hot cup of chocolate was the only thing I could think of while running around Brooklyn with an umbrella. When we finally stood in front of the doors of Mast Brothers Chocolate, I knew that despite my wet feed the only thing I had to think of would be whether to taste their delicious semi- or bittersweet chocolate.
Mast Brothers Chocolate
111 North 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Posted on: January 29, 2013
Collecting things from different places is like to have the whole world at home. When I sit down on the breakfast table in the morning and sip out of my french bol, it tells a story:
The story of a beautiful spring day with beloved friends spent in Paris. Strolling down the streets, stopping here and there for a crêpes or a macaroon, doing some window shopping, when finally there were these milkbowls - but I wanted to 'think about it'. After a few days when I couldn't get it out of my head, I realized I needed to buy these bols but then the shop wasn't to open until half an hour earlier to my depart. So I locked my luggage in one of the lockers at Gare de l'est which was too small and too expensive and then I walked the way along to the shop, so that I knew how long it will take me to get back to the train station. When I looked at my watch, I was still too early, so I sat down on a bench at the Canal St Martin, enjoying the silence until I had to hurry back to my train, when I could finally buy these bols. Moments later, I made it to the train just in time with a smile on my face, because I had a piece of Paris in my bag.
A nice notebook to keep track.
This shop in Berlin has all the wonderful magazines out there in stock, so you'll never miss an issue.
What about collecting letters?
I bought my first cookbook - the beginning of a long lasting collection.
Posted on: January 27, 2013
After going for a walk, especially in the winter months there is nothing better than to go to your local café and give yourself the treat of just to sit down. To drink your favorite tea or coffee, ask which homemade cake is on the menu and then share a piece with a good friend while talking for hours without looking for the time. Or just to watch the other people and read in a good book when you need time for your own. And to smile every now and then when you recognize a nice tune, because this is what makes a café your favorite - good coffee, good food and good music.
Is there anything more cozy in cafés than a candle on every table?
If you happen to be in London, you can sit down on vintage school desks.
Best brownies in DC to go with a coffee!
Photo above taken at my favorite café here.
Posted on: January 23, 2013
Whenever a dear friend comes around, I try to make it as comfortable and 'to feel at home' in our appartment as possible. Besides candles, lights around the window, nice music and a pot of tea, I like to prepare a little snack - which doesn't take too much time and gives this cozy feeling, wrapping the appartment in a wonderful smell, to show my friend, that I am happy to have her around.
Labels: GOOD FOOD