RECIPES // BIRNEN KÄSE KUCHEN

Category: eating
Published: 20 October 2017
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when i was writing this, i was sitting in the sun, surrounded by the mountains of lauenen, gstaad. we were spending a week there, in an old house, enjoying the art of slow living by sleeping late (as late as possible with two kids), eating, hiking, and playing. we love this spot, where we spent two summers working and living on an alp (see also our exhibition ALPSOMMER, which resulted from our first stay here in 2014), and where we now came back to spend our holidays. it's an unique place, and we especially love the fact that it's secluded. at the end of the valley, before the mountains start to rise, you find the famous LAUENENSEE - another gem!

returning from our holidays, we somehow lost ourselves in a happy end-of-holiday-and-back-to-school chaos, and here we are, two weeks later... and as routine kicks in again, i finally find time to share this. the recipe below (in german) is from a book called ALPECHUCHI, written by martin bienerth - a book dedicated to stories, observations, and products coming from the alp, illustrated by many lovely photos made by the author. the pie is a blend of some of the best products autumn has to offer: potatoes, pears, and cheese. add a green salad and a glass of wine, and you have a perfect meal for a cosy autumn evening.

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WHY NOT...

Category: living
Published: 13 October 2017
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...paint a wall in deep blue (or any other color you like)! we do not have many white walls in our house, but if we had, i would start painting them. i love this combination with the wooden floor & furniture - and the chandelier, of course! and did you notice that the wall is not painted to the ceiling? a little but important detail that makes it lighter, and very stylish.

 

idea and picture via SCANDINAVIAN LOVE SONG.

 

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INTERIORS // RUGS & CARPETS

Category: living
Published: 29 September 2017
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i have this friend of mine, who lives in quite a new apartment - with a black tiled (!) glossy (!!) floor in the kitchen/living room area. i mean, who chooses black GLOSSY tiles for a flat, combined with white walls, big windows, and hardly any cachet... obviously, some do. she wanted my opinion as how to furnish her living room so as it would be less cold and more inviting. well, not an easy task - she already has it furnished as cozy as possible with a comfy sofa, cushions, throws, and furs, and a big wooden table. and it's hard to know what else to do.

the crux of it is not only the glossy black floor, but also the white walls, big windows, and her white curtains. i miss warm tones and natural materials as construction material. so we have to add those with the interiors. that's why the next two interior posts will be about rugs & carpets on the one hand, and curtains on the other. and i hope she will get some inspiration out of them!

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RECIPES // APPLE SPICE SCONES

Category: eating
Published: 22 September 2017
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autumn always puts me into baking mood. and so we end up with a new favorite fall recipe each year... mostly it involves apples, spices, and/or pumpkins - the classic fall flavors. this year we are addicted to those scones i found on EVERYDAY OCCASIONS. originally, jenny makes them with apple cider, but because i only had apple juice at home, i slightly changed the recipe and it was delicious, too! up to you which version you prefer. if you choose apple juice, be sure to buy the freshly squeezed and organic one you can buy now, and not the one made of concentrate

these yummy scones make a perfect breakfast with a good coffee, but also work as an after school snack in the afternoon with a good cup of tea. AND: for more fall/autumn recipes and inspiration, see my AUTUMN GUIDE.

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WORKSHOP // CHAMPAGNE & FLEURS

Category: projects
Published: 08 September 2017
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so, so excited to announce my first VIOLETS & APPLEPIE workshop CHAMPAGNE & FLEURS! we will drink champagne, eat some delicious fingerfood, and make wonderful floral wreathes for the holiday season in a cool location. i have partnered with FÜRLILIE BLUMEN & DEKO, who will provide the greens and flowers and know how. AND i was able to partner with MAULER & CIE SA, GRAND VINS MOUSSEUX from môutiers, neuchâtel. they have provided us with six bottles of their organic CUVÉ BIO BRUT, which we will of course drink! they are a familiy run business with a long tradition of producing vins mousseux, honoring traditional methods and the spirit of the old monastery they are based in.

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ich freue mich wirklich sehr, euch meinen ersten VIOLETS & APPLEPIE workshop CHAMPAGNE & FLEURS zu präsentieren! wir werden cuvé trinken, häppchen essen, und wunderschöne herbstkränze binden - und das in einem coolen, inspirierenden ambiente im HAUPTSITZ im Progr, Bern. partnerin ist katharina von FÜRLILIE BLUMEN & DEKO in reichenbach, sie wird uns mit ihrem fachwissen, blumen und grünzeug unterstützen. Und wir werden gesponsert, von MAULER & CIE SA, GRAND VINS MOUSSEUX aus môutiers. dieses familienunternehmen stellt in jahrhundertealter tradition vins mousseux her - unter anderem den CUVÉ BIO BRUT, den wir degustieren werden!

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I LOVE AUTUMN MORNINGS, A FIRE IN THE STOVE, DRINKING A NICE GLASS OF WINE WITH MY MAN, COMFORT FOOD, BAKING WITH MY DAUGHTER, MY SON'S SMILE, READING A GOOD BOOK, A CUP OF TEA, SNOW WHITE MOUNTAINS, FAIRY LIGHTS, FLOWERS, BEING OUTSIDE, MAKING OUR OWN CHEESE, BOOKSTORES, A CAT SLEEPING ON THE SOFA.

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AGNES OBEL's album AVENTINE, especially the song FUEL TO FIRE - the perfect music for cold, misty autumn days.