Favorite Places

10 08 2012 Market day

I just arrived in California a few days ago. So lovely - I missed it a lot! If you would like to get up-dates it would be wonderful to connect via twitter and Instagram!

Meanwhile here is a re-post from last summer: 

Back to my old home town Santa Barbara for a few weeks.

Well, what's new?

Not to much - i guess, and that's a good thing...the wonderful sun, the beautiful beaches, the ice-cold ocean, relaxed easy living...

Let's take a look then at some of my favorite places around town over the next weeks.

Are you ready for some more fruit and vegetable pics? Because I'll start with my deeply beloved farmers market!

Santa Barbara and it's neighbor cities Goleta and Montecito put on a farmers market in different locations on each day of the week! 

Fantastic - I have been so grateful for it all those years we lived in Santa Barbara and basically never missed my 'market days'.


I have always been treated to the most wonderful, sun-kissed produce.


It's all fresh, local and mostly organic. If you are a regular at the market you get to personally know many of the farmers, which makes your shopping an even more fun event.


Some of my favorites at this favorite place are:


Hmmm - I"m off to lunch now...

XOXO, Anette 



Pure Nature - Perfect Balance

01 07 2011 Happy World

Oh, look at this! Probably not easy to digest when taken orally - just coming back to my last post - but irresistibly wonderful on your skin!

It's one of the very few 100% natural eau de perfumes available on the market these days.

Called "Lebensfreude" which means "Joy of Life" in english and made by german Company 'Primavera', who celebrates it's 25th anniversary this year with a limited edition of some beautiful, bountiful and blissful smelling products.

Primavera is the Italian word for spring. And just like spring greets the world with its exuberant and vibrant renewal, Primavera's philosophy honors nature and its abundance in a very conscious way.

"Our holistic products are made of pure, natural, organic ingredients of highest quality. Combined with loving care and responsibility for humans and nature together with fair relationships at all levels of production and distribution, our products draw their strengths from the immense wealth of the natural flora to bestow inner and outer balance."

I immediately liked the summery colored package design with the pink " Tree of life" and of course the wonderful citrus aromas of the natural essences mixture. Once it's on your skin you can close your eyes and find yourself back in a blossoming orange orchard in Spain.....Hhhmmm...-

To make life just perfect, there is also a shower gel, a massage oil and a little gift set available.

So, treat yourself to some wearable "joy of life" and have fun!




Fun, fun shoes

03 05 2011

Another great company i discovered after relocating from the US. It's name is EJECT and they are based in beautiful, sunny Portugal.

Ahh,....traveling.....It's been ages, that i have been to Portugal. I remember, i was three month pregnant with my son Olv and he is turning twelve this year!

Anyway, this small company designs, and, from what i heard, still handcrafts, ecological conscious, fantastic, fun shoes. I can also tell from the two pairs i own - so far - that they will definitely last longer than an average shoe because they are so well made inside and outside.They are also very comfy to wear. But their best feature of all, for me, are  the vibrant, happy, jump in the air color choice on many of their styles.

So, get ready for your next adventure by checking out Eject shoes!