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LIVING // OUTDOOR PICNIC

Category: living
Published: 20 June 2017
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on this special day, when the sun shines longest and summer reaches it's height, here comes a summer inspired blogpost! i have to admit, summer is not my favorite season - there i'm at one with that farmer we met on a trip to Ireland some years ago, who said (with that lovely Irish accent which makes my heart ache everytime i hear it!) everything above 25 °C is simply too hot... but one thing i love about summer is the long evenings, when a little mountain breeze starts to blow, and it's cooling down  - perfect to gather for an outdoor picnic.

last saturday, david and i transferred our traditional thursday evening tête-à-tête (which we neglected, lately, being busy raising two sweet little happy kids - hence the saturday evening...) outdoors. we went to the Suld Valley, located near the place we live. and found a perfect spot beneath the creek, surrounded just by mountains and trees, and some grazing cows and goats. it was such a simple way to spend an evening together, so lovely and inspiring.

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RECIPES // ELDERFLOWER SYRUP

Category: eating
Published: 14 June 2017
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here with us, the black elderberry is in full bloom. i love the scent it's spreading, so sweet and subtle. and the flowers are little beauties, with their assembly of those tiny white flowers. black elderberry grows in the woods, but have you noticed that they can often be found beneath houses and sheds? it's believed to be a holy plant, deeply intertwined with the fate of the whole homestead, and home of friendly ghosts, fairies and goblins. and it was believed to be a gate to the otherworld, which is why people would make sacrifices of milk, bread and beer under it.

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ABOUT // HOME TOUR

Category: living
Published: 27 May 2017
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this is a sneak peek behind the scenes. i wanted to do a post about our home for some time. here it is. we live in an old house - the oldest house still inhabited in the Kandertal, in fact.  Nobody knows how old it really is, but it's estimated to have been built before 1500. It's believed to have been a rectory. in the 1950s, it's been saved from being demolished, and since then its owned by a non-profit association, dedicated to preserve this unique house. the last time it's gently been renovated was just before we moved in. now it's a little bijou with all the modern amenities, but without destroying it's old charm - they got the old walls out, kept the wood stove, the blackened walls and ceiling in the kitchen from the former open fire, the vaulted ceiling in the living room, the old doors and windows.

 

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DECORATION // DREAM CATCHER

Category: living
Published: 04 May 2017
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for last christmas, anouk and i made dream catchers for everyone. i love this concept of making the same present for everyone. and the dream catchers were really nice to make. i researched a little on pinterest before we started, and there are so many ideas! we made really beautiful ones, in white, in black, with a corcheted interieur (selfmade), with lace, or classic ones. of you need help, you will find lots of TUTORIALS how to knot them on the web. for most we used twigs from the woods, which ads to the charm - because it's natural material, and because they are not perfectly round. traditionally, you use willow for the hoop, and decorate it with findings, bits and pieces of everyday life (feathers, beads, ...).

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back from // hotel wetterhorn, hasliberg

Category: traveling
Published: 03 May 2017
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last saturday we dropped of the kids at my parent's and went to a concert from YOKKO. not only the concert was great, but also the location. the HOTEL WETTERHORN on the HASLIBERG has quite a history, being originally a summer residence and now transformed into a modern hotel. it's run by a young team with a focus to fuse nature and culture. we loved it! the event location is located in the underground of the hotel. i really loved the style mix between industrial, wood and chandeliers. very rustic, but cool and stylish. it's not big, but in my opinion that only ads to the charm. unfortunately, we were too late to book the KULTURMENU - it's said that the food is great as well in the WETTERHORN. we will check that out next time.

 

 

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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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the song PARIS from MARIUS BÄR, supporting act at a YOKKO concert we went to, and guest of the event series DER LANGE FRANKULIN #1 at HAUPTSITZ - COWORKING UND KULTUR in bern.

 

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