Recap and coffee

IMG_0550.JPGThe year 2016 has nearly come to an end. Time to get up and get some things done while the old year still lasts. One thing I really want to get into again is blogging (and cleaning my flat, my closet, get my washing machine installed, finally paint my bedroom…) I work with so many inspiring bloggers every day but I stopped to publish (except for instagram) myself. Well, a new year is always also a time for a change. Or better: a reason to start new, positive habits.

Here comes my mid-December recap with some nice coffee-spots to spend the time between the years in my hometown Ingolstadt!

Yes, I spend most of the time at my desk at work, but sometimes my job requires to go outside. I had an amazing photo shooting in the cold with the new Audi Q2, finally found the most beautiful café in Ingolstadt (in my opinion it’s the Café am Schloß!), had some Glühwein at the little Christmas market of the Alte Anatomie (the museum of the history of medicine, a beautiful building that looks like a small castle, just in Ingolstadts city-center), the herbs at the museums garden were covered by the first frost of the year. I finally got to read the new issue of the Kinfolk magazine at a nice coffee-spot as well: one of the oldest cafés in Ingolstadt, the Café Wiedamann. mid-decemberrecap

Café am Schloß

Ballhausgasse 2, 85049 Ingolstadt

Oh this is one of my most favorite places. Nice industrial-interior. Modern but classic, the coffee is excellent and the breakfast contains only regional products. Also the coffee is roasted by their own little roastery – something you’ll taste. They’re also very flexible when it comes to vegetarian alternatives and soy-milk. Something you won’t get everywhere in Ingolstadt!

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Café Anna

Theresienstraße 19, 85049 Ingolstadt

The hot-spot for families and friends alike every saturday. From soja-latte to vegan ice-cream. The Anna has ist all. As well as a little bookshop and a beautiful interior. But be quick. On vertain times you’ll be waiting quite long  in line to get your coffee…

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Café Wiedamann

Donaustraße 1, 85049 Ingolstadt

Craving a piece of really self made cake? This little place is the spot for it. Just near “Vronis Ratschhaus” and the Pop-Up Coffee “Coffee Roasters V” you’ll find this little gem. Mr Wiedamann is still baking on his own. And there’s regular coffee, a piece of cake and a nice atmosphere plus friendly service for under 4€!

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Café Velo

Kreuzstrasse 2; 85049 Ingolstadt

Do you remember the little bike-shop that was in front of the Münster for as long as I can remember? Evi Salt took it over and made it in one of the most cozy and beautiful spots in the whole inner city. And the best thing? Except for the down-to-earth owner Evi? The coffee is served in cups of reasonable size and there’s always the smell of freshly baked waffles hanging in the air…

Special: Try the gingerbread-waffles that are only served around Christmas! Proof of calories worth the intake see below. And they taste even better when shared with some friends 🙂

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Wait for the list to continue, I’m not done testing every coffee of this town yet 🙂

Have a good last week before the Christmas holidays!

Hej Berlin, Hej Swedish Sommar

Time to pack my bags for Berlin. I’ll be seeing The Gaslight Anthem live, be part of the biggest Midsommar celebration outside of Sweden and will hopefully have a good time at several flea- and food markets.

Midsummer, also known as the Summer Solstice is the longest day and longest night and marks the beginning of summer in Scandinavia.

There are many rituals connected to this day, such as dancing around the maypole, which is covered in flowers, biding crowns of local flowers and feasting and drinking and dancing the whole night. It’s a special day as everyone is happy and just celebrating that the long winter is finally over. If I’d be in Scandinavia right now I’d probably celebrate Midsommar in some Summer Stuga (a small holiday house) with good friends and a big buffet of Swedish food. I’ll be finally in Sweden in August. Until then Germany hast to suffice!

So let’s see what Berlin has to offer!

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I already heard that one can bind their flower crowns right at the festival. So maybe they will tell people there as well this old ritual, that girls pick up seven different kind of flowers and put them under their pillow at night so they will dream of their future love…Midsommar is such a romantic and spiritual day. Let’s see if it is as cheerful in Berlin as it is in Sweden.

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Matjessillcheesecake med rödlök, dill och forellrom from recept.se

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Flower Crown for the Midsommar Evening. Here is a tutorial to a beautiful simple one.

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Sweden is just so beautiful during the summer

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Midsommar is also the celebration of love. Today it’s all about to finally meet your crush and tell them about your feelings. Or just to take someone home with you.

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WHAT TO WEAR?: at Rock im Park

Finally! We have arrived in 2015s festival season! I’ll be at Rock im Park, a Bavarian festival near the fabulous city of Nürnberg. The most bands who enter the stage here are Rock, Alternative or Metal acts. I’m totally looking forward to see In Flames, Foo Fighters and Slash live!

Although I already talked about the right festival “fashion” last year: here comes another post. Why? Because all those Fashion Blogs give unrealistic outfit-inspirations for a three-day Rock festival. Rock im Park is loud, crowded and dirty. So you won’t take your most beloved clothes with you. At least I don’t.

Here comes my suggestion:

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Ripped Jeans, boots to keep your feet save and dry, a small bag for some water and tissues (remember: there are only Dixi toilets!), an instant camera, so you wont lose your good one and of course some accessorizes to make you feel good!

And when the temperatures are rising:

Black shorts are perfect as you will be sitting around and waiting for the bands to start a lot. The combination of Bralet, Shirt and Blouse gives you the opportunity to get rid of layers of clothing. One thing at a time. And Chucks are so much better than sandals. Trust me, there will be people jumping on your feet.

By the way, I made a playlist with all the songs I definitely want to hear in two weeks, give it a try 🙂

What are your festival must-haves? Anything I could forget about?

Tell me something I can hold onto forever and never let go. Let go.

Rain calls for Netflix, tea and some sweets? But what if you’ve already seen all available series episodes? And are looking for something new? And fitting for a rainy day? And want to see Blake Lively not only in your next re-run of Gossip Girl?

Then I have a solution. New in the theaters (at least in Germany) is “The Age of Adaline” a moving story about a women who can’t age. But without the annoying vampire-twilight-stuff. What would you do if the world around you changes but you just can’t? What about your loved ones? “It’s not the same when there’s no growing old together. Without that, love is just heartbreak.”, Adaline states. Maybe humanities dream of agelessness has its flaws after all…

Have fun watching! And tell me how you liked it!

My favorite will always be Benjamin Button, when it comes to movies and stories about aging 🙂

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Hell of a dress. That’s the thing about movies with Blake. She obviously has an amazing stylist.

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Still Blake is sitting on some stares. But without the mean gossip-girl schemes this time.

Ellis Jones: So, where are you off to?
Adaline Bowman: Some place with better food, my apartment… Yourself?
Ellis Jones: Back to the party, I just wanted to spend 27 floors with you.