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 


Anthropologie Finds

26 09 2013

Some more finds from my recent trip to Anthropologie in Santa Barbara.

I already showed fun DIY Ideas here and beautiful dishes here.

I really liked this hat, the bag, scarf and their decoration. 

More "finds" of others here today...

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Anthropologie Shop Anthropologie Shop

Anthropologie Shop Anthropologie Shop

Happy Day,

Anette 


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Lazy Grey

01 09 2013

...is this months color theme for Color Me Happy.

I immediately thought of this lazy group of elephant seals I photographed on our trip down Highway No.1

You can find the rookery between Cambria and Hearst Castle

So cozy and relaxed...

elephant seals between Hearst Castle and Morro Bay

Wishing you a wonderful lazy Sunday,

Anette 


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Are YOU A Gypsetter?

19 08 2013

"Aren't you loving the Gypsetter-Style?", asked my California friend Lynda while I was marveling about this long lose fit flowing and beautifully embroidered caftan she was wearing. 

"Gyps -äh - WHAT???"

And then I learned what a Gypset and a Gypsetter is.

A Gypset is a person with an unconventional, bohemian approach to life and is characterized by a fashionable exoticism and down-to-earth ease.

And a Gypsetter is a Gypset who has perfected a high-low approach to life that fuses the freelance and nomadic wile of a gypsy with the sophistication and global references of the jet set. It's an alternative way of traveling and living that's based more on creativity then money.

AH - sounds great - doesn't it? 

And then I remembered a magazine article from years ago about the french Mignon-Sisters - THE Gypset-Icons - and their family clan.

I was absolutly fascinated back then by their amazing story. They travelled the world by ship, looked irresistibly beachy, supercool and beautiful with their "Free-Spirit-Hippie-Charm.

Now they run a hip shop and a little hotel in Mexico.

What an unconventional life...sounds like endless summer, happiness and sand between the toes.

"I NEED such a caftan!!!", was all I could think.

Maybe with a piece like that I could also transfer a piece of this glorious lifestyle feeling back home to northern Germany? 

But I also think about the tiny little village in lower saxony we live in and what a sighting I would be in that caftan on my way to get fresh rolls from the bakery.

I sigh deeply.

"Why?", says (clueless) Lynda, "Don't you have the Gypsetter-Style in Germany?"

I decide to visit lovely Rita in Summerland who runs Shop Bonita (and another shop for gypset men in Los Olivos called Toro) where you can find all gorgeous things for the love of Gypset Style. She has also a blog called Bonista.

Please come with me and take a look! 

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Gypsetter lifestyle Gypsetter lifestyle

Gypsetter lifestyle Gypsetter lifestyle

Gypsetter lifestyle Gypsetter lifestyle

Gypsetter lifestyle Gypsetter lifestyle

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Gypsetter lifestyle Gypsetter lifestyle

Rita was just busy organizing an event with designer Rocio G. who made these beautiful bags on the pictures.

Well - all caftans were sold out...

Good for Rita and maybe good for my reputation in the village :) 

I should have bought Julia Chaplins "Gypset Travel" to dream on...

Happy day,

Anette 




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