Thursday, January 1, 2015

Fresh start of 2015 in Hamburg

After the blissful christmas holiday in Stralsund, Me and Falko left double loaded (our luggage, which I of course overpacked+gifts) to Hamburg to celebrate new year's evening with friends. As it was first time for me to visit this beautiful city, even though we were all very tired from the night before, we forced ourselves to stand up early and explore the city. Even more, when we were extremely lucky to have sun in the early afternoon. It seems Hamburg is very well known for its rainy and often  unpredictable weather changes. However, as mentioned above, we enjoyed a full day without a drop of rain. Ok, it was quite cold and foggy, but this only adds charm to the winter. 

Suprisingly, lot people were out to enjoy their first day of the year in the city. If sincerely, I expected it to be full of garbage from last night and empty, because one thing that I have learned in Germany is that holidays are holly here: everyone at home. everything closed, streets nearly empty. Shortly, you might feel yourself being like in some weird horror movie. Contrary to that, harbor area was so full, that it was difficult to pass by people. Although, hereby, I should admit that I do not wonder what attracted them to here. Despite the coldness, it was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. Furthermore, all tourists want to take a look on the port of Hamburg, which is the second largest port in Europe (After the port of Rotterdam) and if we believe wikipedia, tenth largest worldwide.  
Everything was adding to the festive mood.The brick buildings being decorated for the fest and looking over the Elbe, ravishingly reflected on the water surface. The gorgeous christmas tree still decorated floating on the Elbe, Gl├╝wein and bratwust huts all along the river side, what can one wish more. 

So, hereby I will share with you some pictures of this beautiful day and wish you very happy year ahead. Make it memorable, worthy and happy for you. 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Story behind the iconic Speedy 25

Louis Vuitton has been making keepall duffel since 1930, which is very famous even nowadays as a shick travel bag among many fashionistas.  However, Many of you might not know how the iconic Louis Vuitton speedy 25 was created, which basically represents a mini-daily handbag version of the famous keepall.
In 1965, four years after the ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ was released and a year after ‘
My Fair Lady’ Audrey Hepburn was a top film star, well-known all over the world for her beauty and performance. As most of the stars, she traveled a lot. Having a slender figure, she found it not so comfortable to carry around the bigger bags like Keepall. Her wish to have a smaller version of Keepall was satisfied by Louis Vuitton, which created the iconic speedy 25, which became her signature bag. Apart from it being on the relatively affordable price category (currently retailing as 645 euro without a shoulder strap – which was added in recent years), the fact solely, that it was created for Audrey Hepburn has strongly influenced the fact that it has been Louis Vuitton’s most sold bag overall.
And even after almost 50 years, speedy 25 is still considered as a must have for the purse collectors. The bag is considered as classic and is seen as a synonymous of good taste. It is surprising though, though that Louis Vuitton has not renamed the bag after Audrey Hepburn, who made it wild famous like other high end brands did for their handbags (Hermes ‘Kelly’ – nanmed after Grace Kelly, Gucci  ‘Jackie’ – named in honor of Jackie O).

Anyone who has been in my house cannot question that I am quite a fan of Audrey Hepburn. Moreover, having an addiction to collect handbags as a way to accessorize and make my outfits look fun, I definitely had to own a speedy 25 too.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sparkly advent

Chtismas is around the corner, which means amazing deals on the market and high temptations everywhere. No doubt that this is my favourite time of the year. It is simply amazing to take your time and walk around the streets, enjoy the christmas decorations everywhere, drink hot wine, eat lots of sweets and listen to christmas songs.

Here are my couple purchases for this christmas:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Day 3: Lichtenstein and Hohenzollern castle tour

Today we visited two very beautiful castle in Baden-W├╝rttemberg, namely Schloss Lichtenstein which you see on the very first picture and Schloss Hohenzollern on our way back to home. Weather was playful whole day, switching between rain, cold wind, followed by gorgeous rainbow and sun. The pictures are not edited, thus you can clearly see how beautiful experience it was to live a day like.