December 13, 2011

P.S.- I made this..

Last weekend I visited one of my friends from Germany. We graduated together and now she is in the US, too. It was very nice to see her again, now I don't feel homesick anymore. I got a delayed birthday present from her and I like it a lot. 

It is a Do It Yourself book by Erica Domesek. This small book is very inspiring and now I am thinking of doing some accessories. Here are more ideas and instructions: PS- I made this..

Let's try! :)


This is what I got in the last few weeks at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in Manhatten, NYC.

I have a passion for old, used accessories, especially vintage handbags and scarves. I like to combine old stuff with new ones. It is a lot of fun to go to flea markets and second hand shops to wander around and to discover some treasures. All my friends know that I am a small fleamarket- addict and I am always looking for some new handbags. But HEY, sometimes you get great deals and you cannot say NO.

Compare to Germany it is more expensive and you cannot always bargain with the vendors, 
but you can find very popular brands like Coach, J.Crew. and many more.. 

And at the fleas in the city there are young designers as well, 
so you could find handmade jewelry or unique shirts. 

November 14, 2011

The couple in the city recommended me the movie: Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner
I watched it in the morning and it is more like a documentary about the food industry, especially farming in the US. If you have time, you should definitely watch it. We should know and be aware of what we eat and how it is produced.

I found this web page and here is some advice how to change your habits relating to nutrition

Very interesting as well:

An inconvenient truth by Davis Guggenheim

Korean food, one night in the city and Princeton!

Wow, I had a great time this weekend! 
On Friday I got new ear piercings and I couldn't resist to go shopping, of course in the mall! :-)

I spent Saturday and Sunday in the city. 
First of all, I met an asian friend on Saturday and I really really wanted to eat some vietnamese food, but we couldn't make it to chinatown, so we decided to stay in K-town.
She showed me Korean Town and I have never heard of it before. We went to a korean restaurant and it was very good! It is so funny to see so many different parts of NYC like Chinatown, K-town, Little Italy etc. 

I miss eating asian food and using chopsticks! 
She brought her Polaroid Camera from Japan. The first time I saw such an old one! 
The rest of the day, we spent on 5th Ave and we just went Window Shopping :-)

In the evening I met a german girl, I met her once before at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market and we stayed in contact. She and her boyfriend live in Harlem, so I could stay there for the night. We cooked some pasta and made some salad. It was really nice with them, I do miss the time with my friends in Germany, just hanging around at each others place and talking. The couple was so in harmony and they were really nice people. We talked a lot about this and that.
Here, some music we listened to: SBTRKT

It has something of lounge atmosphere.. I liked it!

On Sunday the german girl and I, we went to Princeton University in NJ. We did a campus tour and a tour in the art museum. It was really interesting and I didn't know that the Frist Campus of the University is used in the aerial screen shots for the serie: Dr.House
The campus is very nice and so beautiful :-) I could spent my student life there if it wouldn't be so expensive ;-)


 It reminded us of Harry Potter :-)

After our One-Day Trip to Princeton, the german girl showed me the High Line, NYC. It is so romantic there and I have to go there again in the spring when the plants are much prettier! If you are in the city, you have to go there for a walk or picnic!