Travel Plans 2014

24 03 2014

I have to admit: I am quite exhausted after our recent move.

I can't believe all this stuff we managed to pile up in the last four years after relocating from California.

I gave a lot away before the move but we still have so many boxes left. We already filled again two large storage rooms in the cellar of the new space!

I wouldn't want to go on a vacation right away since there is still so much exciting work to do in the new apartment like choosing lampshades and decorating, but I love to dream up some destinations we could go visit later this year.

I am inspired by other bloggers lists here but with the cost of the move we probably won't do any big overseas trips this year.

Last year around this time we went to the north cost of Germany and visited the island of Sylt.

We had rented a cute little house together with my brother and my sister in law and their Golden Retriever "Chaney"

It was totally fun and we really want to do it again this year. 

HouseTrip for example offers a great selection of vacation rentals worldwide and also rentals at the North Sea for dog owners, because "Chaney" doesn't like to travel too long to a destination. She hates driving the car - even just the three hours from our town up to the cost.

Fernweh Nordsee Fernweh Nordsee

The beaches and waves can be amazing on the north cost of Germany - very inviting for long beach walks.

Fine white sand and beautiful dunes. Lot's of wind and fresh air.

And afterwards a yummy seafood dinner :) 

Fernweh Nordsee

Sylter Stadtgeflüster in Westerland is a great restaurant offering homemade food. The interior is cozy and inviting decorated in Long Island style.

They also offer freshly baked cakes and cupcakes for afternoon tea. Unfortunately I learned about this place after our trip last year, but I heard only good reviews about it.

So, we definitely need to go to this island again!

What about you?

Do you have travel plans for 2014?

Do you like to go really far away or do you like road trips and destinations close to your home?

I would love to hear about your travel plans! 

Happy Monday,

Anette 

P.S. Thanks a lot to HouseTrip for the cooperation in this post.


All New - Online Interior Shops

16 01 2014

This weeks BIWYFI theme is "All New" and that fits our current situation perfectly.

In just a mere 6weeks we will move to the city loft!

Sometimes I can't believe we are really doing this - it's so exciting but at the same time also a bit frightening.

So much needs to be organized and planned while the apartment is still undergoing major renovations and is not finished yet.

I had so many jewelry orders and other design work to do in the last couple month that there was basically no time left to plan the interior.

Since we live in a half furnished space right now we will need a lot new furniture.

For example our old apartment has build in cabinets - which is a rare thing in Germany - but the new one hasn't. So I am looking at different cabinets right now to store our stuff.

Maybe we will end up with a sort of camping in the new place for the first weeks because I found it difficult to decide on so many important things all at once without even having a chance to develop a feeling for the new space.

At least we decided on who gets what room. It has been my priority that the kids are happy with their choice because the relocation makes them feel anxious.

Especially my ten year old daughter is afraid of the changes and feels quite insecure about how life in the city will be.

I am trying to comfort her by painting a positive outlook (which I truly believe in) and It's only 15miles away from the old village but still it will be a major change and she is old enough to know that. 

concret and plants lebenslustiger.com, Beton und Pflanzen

In the midst of crazy planning for the things we "need" I do like to search for the pretty things - also for the sake of relaxation.

It's so nice to dream up the time when finally everything is done and in place and you get to decorate and personalize the new rooms.

Those are anyway the more important things, don't you agree :-)

So here are my inspirations and findings from last week. 

(In case you missed my last online finds you can look them up here, here, here und here.)

- Restored - from the Netherlands: "Restored is all about beauty, balance and originality. We keep having faith in a revived world, where all fits together."

- &-designshop  - "Design is in our nature" - embracing young designers and fresh brands.

- Indoors/Outdoors - beautiful Tumblr!

- "Everyday Needs" - fantastic shop collection - located in New Zealand

- Jelanie - great home tours and lots of other inspirations around living. Also a shop.

- Matraskussens - custom order!

- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint 

- The Goodhood Store  - free worldwide shipping!

Happy Day,

Anette 



Snowy Mountain Pictures From The Alps - Print Give Away

05 01 2014

Happy and Healthy New Year to you!!!

Yesterday we came back from our little mountain trip to the austrian alps.

We had - just like last years ski vacation - a great time and wonderful sunny weather with bright blue skies most of the time.

But when I looked thru the many pictures I took, it were the ones from the snowy and overcast days which intrigued and fascinated me the most.

I love how snow and sky become one and the mountains, trees, sheds and shrubs look like sketched in!

All pictures were taken with an iPhone 5s and all I did afterwards in Aperture was adding a little bit more exposure - making them a bit lighter.

No color was changed or added. 

They are similar mood wise but at the same time so unique with their different structures that I had a very hard time picking just a few.

In fact - It would be great if YOU could help me pick one of these for printing.

Just leave a comment and let me know your favorite in this row of 8 photographs - starting top with 1 -  and receive a free high quality print of the one we decide on.

Thanks so much for helping you lovely readers!!!

Your favorite is picture No.3 followed by picture No.5!

I will have them both printed by a local business here in town in the next days and then send them out to you - THANKS again for participating.

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

More pictures - also with blue skies - on my IG...

Happy Day,

Anette 


Holidays Without Stress

25 12 2013

...is my wish for you and actually myself, too.

Hopefully you can spent lot's of time with your family and/or friends. Sit together, go for a walk, play, relax and of course have a delicious meal together.

It's so precious to create these moments which will become wonderful memories to keep.

I worked until the very last minute yesterday but we spent a wonderful Christmas Eve together with family.

Today I will pack for Austria - if you like to follow along our mountain trip, here is my Instagram.

Thanks so much for visiting lebenslustiger.com. I am so grateful for my dear readers and customers. You are the best!

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!!! 

Helleborus Christrose by lebenslustiger.com

Helleborus Christrose by lebenslustiger.com

Happy Holidays,

Anette