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Posted on August 21, 2012

Sailor girl

Dresses/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

I know I mentioned this a few times now  so bear with me.  After four months of torrential rain on the British isles (April – July) we did deserve a phenomenally hot August! And this weekend was one of those hot, hazy summer days you will dream of in the middle of winter – so I packed Mr Romantique for a rowing trip on the Thames in Richmond.

Richmond is an idyllic hidaway from the chaos of London City, I especially love it’s arched bridges which remind me of Paris, seen here in the background.

The dress code for the hot day was breezy and comfortable, nothing to clingy. This cute sailor dress was a steal for just 12 EUR from the Mod box at TK Maxx!! I ramped it up with accessories from Moschino. Kindergarten bag “Olivia” from Moschino…

….and cream coloured sunglasses from Moschino – heart shaped tan line included for prolonged tanning sessions!

Richmond seen from the boat

Posted on November 15, 2011

Autumn enchantment

Travel/ Trousers/ Wardrobe
It was my Birthday weekend and oh boy was I spoilt! Not only with presents, but also with an unusual warm, golden November day and magic light. Richmond, a London suburb, with it’s pretty lanes,  boutiques and bustling river promenande, provided a glorious backdrop for the pictures I took in the warm, late November sun.
Me playing with leaves in my autumn gear: Brown corderouys from Stefanel with calve zipper, quilted jacket, shoulder Poncho from Max Mara.

Cooled Almdudler at Stein’s: A popluar German outdoor Restaurant by the riverside. Tuck into a hearty schnitzel while enjoying the pretty views of the riverside.

Paris or Richmond? Richmond!

If you are in Richmond, just 20 min away from the city centre by overground train,  make sure to visit the Roebuck pub. Located overlooking the park, it provides spectacular views over the area.


Posted on August 3, 2011

German beer garden in London

Cuisine/ London/ Romantique/ Travel

When it comes to German restaurants in London, I have tried some pretty awful ones. German restaurants often cater for British people and what they think is typically German, think greasy sausages tasting like soap and gallons of beer.

So I was delighted when I found this gem: Stein’s, a delicious German beer garden situated next to the riverside, just a couple of hundred metres from Richmond Bridge, the perfect destination for a day out.  Wooden outdoor benches and tables make a German feel right at home here.  Everything hearty will be served from Currwurst and potato salad to a Bavarian sausage platter and Sauerkraut. For the more calorie conscious, tuck into a fitness salad or into the “Raditeller” – deliciously fresh rye bread topped with cream cheese and decorated with radish. Also the deserts are to die for – Choose from a fluffy Black Forest gateau or a typical German cheesecake made with Quark (a low fat soft cheese and light alternative to common cheesecakes).


Die meisten deutschen Restaurants in London sind ein einziges Graus – sie bedienen nur die typischen Stereotypen, die die Englaender von uns Deutschen im Kopf haben – serviert werden meist nur fettige Wuerste die schmecken wie Seife und Unmengen von Bier – als ob wir uns von nichts anderem ernaehren!

Ich war also sehr erfreut, als ich das Stein’s Restaurant in Richmond entdeckt hatte: Ein deutscher Biergarten, idyllisch gelegen direkt an der Themse, die hoelzernen Tische und Baenke lassen sofort Heimweh aufkommen. Gute Hausmanskost wird hier serviert von der Currywurst bis zur Schlachtenplatte, aber auch die Kalorien bewussten Damen kommen auf ihre Kosten: Ein Raditeller (Krustenbrut mit Radieschen und Kaese) oder ein Fitness Salat mit Huehnchenstreifen schmecken auch lecker.

Die Deserts lassen  keine Wuensche offen: Lockere Schwarzwaelderkirschtorte oder Kaesekuchen mit Quark lassen auch Englaender Herzen hoeher schlagen.


Posted on July 31, 2011

English summer day out

Dresses/ Romantique/ Travel/ Wardrobe


At last,  this weekend we were lucky enough to get some sun after a (even for England!) below average temperature and rainy May, June and most of July. So we ventured off to Richmond to soak up the rays and for some fun in the sun. Richmond is a great part of London, easily to reach by overground from central London, beautifully situated next to the river Thames with pretty little cafes, typically English pubs full of character and great shops just off the main road in charming alleys. You can hire bikes or rowing boats and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the lush English countryside. Richmond Park is the largest royal Park in London and even contains 650 deer.

I’m wearing a marine dress that Rebel bought for me from the Mod box at TK Maxx – love it, thanks so much again! It’s great having a sister who knows my style and what I like even more than me! My shoes are from Tamaris.

Endlich, nach einem total  (sogar fuer Englische Verhaeltnisse) verregneten Mai, Juni und Juli durften wir an diesem Wochenende endlich mal wieder Sonnenschein bei mediteranen Temperaturen geniessen. Also haben wir uns nach Richmond aufgemacht. Richmond ist ein herrlicher Teil London’s, von der City ganz einfach mit der S-Bahn zu erreichen. Sehr idyllisch gelegen direkt an der Themse, mit vielen huebschen Cafes, typischen Englichen Pubs voller Charakter und Boutiquen in kleinen Seitengassen. Man kann sich Ruderboote ausleihen oder Fahrraeder um die naehere Umgebung zu erkunden. Richmond Park ist der groesste Koenigliche Park in London und ist das Zuhause von ueber 650 Hirschen und Rehen!

Ich trage ein Marine Kleid aus der “Mod Box” von TK Maxx und Bastschuhe von Tamaris.

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