SONNENTOR Advent Raffle

14 11 2011 Happy World

Here we are again! The next fun little SONNENTOR package snowed over from beautiful Austria... 

Sooo - get on your writing mittens, wrap up a fluffy comment-ball and throw it at the end of this post to participate in our November raffle. 

The winning snow queen or king will be drawn and pronounced next week!

One of my very most important christmas ingredient is an...


The concept of counting the 24 days before Christmas in a special way is been around for more than a 100 years. 

24 little pictures on the wall

24 straws to be put into the cradle

24 chocolate pieces melting in tiny hands

24 times lighting an Advent candle


and since a few years:

24 wonderful Sonnentor tea bag creations from purely organic farming nestled in a cheery seasons box and ready to spark your Christmas spirit. 

One a day for a perfect little X-MAS-tea-moment-time-out:  

Grab your cozy blankie...

Put your toasty feet up...  

Get inspired by the little Sonnentor booklet which comes inside the tea box...  

AHHHHHHH - a magical Christmas dream coming TRUE! 

Or is there ANYTHING missing for you in THIS collection???

1.  "Thank you"  Tea
2.  "All the Best" Spice and fruit tea blend
3.  "Fruit Delight"
4.  "Be well" Throat Comfort
5.   "Be well" Tummy Feeling
6.  "Santa's Secret"
7.  "Breathe Easy"
8.  "Bedtime Sweets"
9.  "Base Harmony"
10. "Fortune Tea"
11.  "Sweet Dreams"
12. "Winter Night"
13. "Protect & Power"
14. "Calm Your Nerves"
15. "Tea Luck"
16. "Listen To Your Heart"
17. "Good Mood"
18. "Hello Sunshine"
19. "Happy Birthday" Tea
20. "Liberate Your Liver"
21. "Lemongrass Green Tea"
22. "Sea Buckthorn Pleasure"
23. "Cheery Fruit Tea"
24. "Christmas Delight Tea"

As usual - a little extra treat next to the calendar from Sonnentor will surprise the lucky winner!

Now it's YOUR turn! What is YOUR Nr.1 most important Christmas ingredient? Do you have a special memory about an Advent calendar? Or what about snow? Are you looking forward to it?

EVERY comment will enter for the raffle!

And please visit the wonderful and talented Biene - last month's winner - who really loved the little Sonnentor package...


Holly Becker's Book Party and Blogger Meet up in Berlin!

13 11 2011

Blogging is fun - I knew that before - meeting other fellow blog enthusiasts in PERSON is GREAT fun! 

Meeting a blogger turned book author is INCREDIBLE fun!!! 

WOW - sweet Holly Becker- what an inspiration. We had such a great time listening to her story. From the very first beginning of her blog adventure until the coming to life of her latest project: the book [amazon_chooser]1906417504,ForeignBooks[/amazon_chooser]

She's not only an extremely talented decorator - she's also a gifted speaker and a really nice person who shared her great knowledge in a very fun, exuberant and uplifting talk.

Ohhhh - and the cupcakes we got to eat during the little break! YUMMY! PRETTY! DELICIOUS! ... 

But we were in for another REAL treat after the break:

Matt Stinchcomb - one of the first ETSYs - told his story. What a great and funny guy!

I LOVE these entrepreneur stories so much. Whether they start in a garage in Cupertino or in a shared apartment in Brooklyn like Matt's and his roommates did...We had so much to laugh - and so much to think, because Etsy did his homework. They have a clear straight mission highly valuable for these economic times we are in right now: "Our mission is to empower people to change the way the global economy works. We see a world in which very-very small businesses have much-much more sway in shaping the economy, local living economies are thriving everywhere, and people value authorship and provenance as much as price and convenience. We are bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more sustainable, and more fun."

Thanks so much to Brigitte (also for providing these pictures), Etsy and Callwey for making this event possible!

And of course to my dear friend Gabi, who made this Berlin trip extra special!

Here are some more pictures: 

Soho House, Berlin

Holly's session

Deco on Tables

Holly fills the room