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22. Mai 2018

ENGHappy Pentecost Weekend! I hope you get to enjoy the holidays with your loved ones and have a few relaxed days during this perfect weather.
We had a rather quiet week in Hamburg and met up with friends, had smaller meetings and also eyed the wonderful weather. On Tuesday night we were invited to Izakaya to enjoy an exclusive dinner, which wasn’t only spectacular on the culinary side, but also the ambience an the group of people was just right.
On Saturday Milena and I hosted a blogger flea market at the secondhand store “SeconElla”, which was really fun and gave us great feedback. The atmosphere was great, which is why we will probably start another blogger market soon.
We spent the day yesterday at the baptism of our friend’s son and had a nice time. We spent the day with many friend and it felt good not to hold the phone for 10 hours a day and be practically ‘offline’ – I will do it more often in the future.

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To Do: It’s my big brother’s birthday today, which is why we are going to Bremen to the city to celebrate him properly. Other than that this week will be relatively quiet too, before flying to Ibiza with Karin and Georg next week. We got to each other properly on the island last year and are always in touch since,  and are looking forward to the revival. Other than that we have a call for an important project for the end of the summer today – keep your fingers crossed. Maybe I can tell you a little more by next week already. :-)
On Friday I will visit the Très-Click Team because I will be interviewed for their new section “It-Girls trying It-Things”.

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New InI ordered loads at H&M last week, since I love the current collection. This black dress, a summery oversized-coat, an oversized black and purple blazer are a few of the things that moved in with us.
Other than that I have also told you that we have been working on our balcony in cooperation with Westwing a little, and you can find out outdoor furniture here.

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15. Mai 2018

ENGWe have spent most oder last week in Mallorca, to plan and organize the last bits and pieces of our upcoming wedding, and after the months and months of planning, the excitement grows every day.
Besides other things we visited our wedding location again, which is right in the center of Palma and an absolute gem to me. In 50 days we will be back on the island again and until then we will try to enjoy the last preparations, which can be a little tricky. In the coming days I will also post a “Best Of Mallorca” since I got many tips and recommendations from you and I want to put my favorites together in a blogpost for you.

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To Do: There is lots do to this week! Tonight we will go to the beautiful Izakaya Restaurant, which is located in the Sir Nicolai Hotel, because we were invited to end exclusive Japanese-Peruvian Dinner, which I am very excited for already.
Apart from that I have another important announcement to make: Together with the lovely Milena we will be hosting a Blogger Flea Market on Saturday the 19.5.18 in Hamburg. We will sell maze of our precious things at SecondElla, and here you can find all the details to the event. We would be so excited to see you there! :-)

Favorite post of the weekwhite bohemian Etro dress | Palma de Mallorca

New Ina huge delivery from naked arrived, which I have shown you in detail on Instagram already. I will show you my favorites here again: this Leo-Dress, a white and gold Maxi Dress this cool oversized denim jacket by Levi’s, a leopard blouse by Gestutz and these causal, round sunglasses. Psst… with the  code “AylinK20” you get 20% off on all NA-KD products! You should definitely take a look, it’s worth it!

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8. Mai 2018

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ENGHola from Palma, where we currently are for the last preparations of our wedding. But before I tell you about what’s expecting us on the island within the next few days, I would like to get back to the most important thing of last week. My personal highlight was of course my birthday, which I spent in beautiful weather by the beach in Hamburg, surrounded by my family. As soon as it gets warmer, Hamburg has so much to offer and especially the beach by the river is very relaxing and just incredibly beautiful. We were planning on just having a relaxed sit-in that evening, but it escalated slightly and turned into a party that lasted until 3 am. ;-)
After an event at Vagabond in the Europapassage last Thursday I went to Berlin on Friday, to celebrate the new perfume ‘Omina Pink Sapphire’ by Bulgari. I really appreciate being able to travel so much and meet so many interesting people, who share my passion for fashion, lifestyle and travel. After we took our dog Summer to my parents over the weekend we then went on to Mallorca yesterday.

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To Do: We will stay on the island until Friday, to hopefully make all last decisions regarding our wedding. This afternoon we have our first appointment to take a first look at the final table decor. I am really excited for it, especially since I got so much inspiration from Pinterest and love details. Tomorrow we then proceed with the tasting for the Pre-Event, which will take place on the evening before the wedding. The excitement is huge for this, since I am a big fan of the location and the service in Mallorca is incredible. Besides some more appointments with service providers we would love to just go and meet with an estate agent and look for a vacation home on the island. Deep down I am just a full blood Southerner, which is why we have the thought of a home in the south in our minds all the time. Unbelievable, that we will be married in just two month. Since we booked a car this time, we want to explore the island a little more and of course, create content, which is always interesting under these circumstances.

Favorite post of the weekWedding guest outfit inspiration

New InI keep shopping at Edited, since the new collection is just breathtaking. These super cool cowboy boots moved in with me, as well as a striped bathing suit & a striped bikini, a light summer coat (the one you saw and celebrated on Instagram yesterday, haha) a crop top and a mint coloured dress for a summer wedding, and a white jumpsuit. Apart from that the dear Mumshandmade-Team sent me a white, chunky knitted cardigan, which I love already.

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23. April 2018

ENGA sunny week of spring is just behind us now, which we mostly spent shooting new projects. I am very excited to post these and get your feedback on them. Saturday I went back to Kathleen, to get my hair curt back to shoulder length, which was unusual at first, but I loved it now. Because of the wonderful weather we have gotten our balcony back on track last week and made some more preparations for our wedding. It is incredibly, how much energy and time the planning of a wedding can take, but luckily it is going well, which is why excitement and nervousness are slowly growing.

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To Do: I have a number of personal things on my agenda for this week. I finally want to have a littöe Sale via Instagram Stories, and am additionally thinking about starting a Live-Video, to be able to interact with you directly. How do you like this idea generally?
Apart from that I am really excited for our dear team member Sarah to come to Hamburg on Thursday, so we can contemplate more future projects. I have many ideas in mind, which include the blog as well as new projects and areas. Even though I love blogging and my Instagram, I have had a passion project since college, which I can hopefully make a reality after the wedding. Of course I will keep you updated, when it is time, but I also want to point you to our newsletter that will be sent out by the end of the month: In a couple of days it’s time again and the extra dose of Aylin Köniug is waiting for you with a new designer sale and important topics from the month of April. Sign up on the landing page of my blog, for when the newsletter will be sent out at the end of the month.

Favorite post of the week: outfit | spring time in Hamburg

New In: An absolute dream dress by Temperley London with matching sandals arrived here last week. We have improved our balcony with a couple little things such as an outdoor carpet, a golden torch and a black watering can. On top of that I added this long silk dress, a caftan and a pair of mules from the H&M Conscious Collection to my closet.

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17. April 2018

ENGWe have been back from vacation for a couple of days now and enjoy Hamburg incredibly, since spring has finally arrived and the vibe in the city immediately changes positively straight away. On Thursday, right after the H&M Take Care Event, we went back home to pick up our dog, who we miss so much on every trip. Yet, we know that she really enjoys her ‘vacation’ at my parents house – haha. Other than that last week was relatively quiet, except for some time spent with friends and family.

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To Do: The week started out with a visit of the Pop-Up Spa by M2 Beauté, which is still open until today at the AEZ in Hamburg. You can get a beauty treatment and find out more about the great brand there. I am a huge fan of the lash serum. Furthermore we have some interesting press days and meetings coming up this week, which I am really looking forward to. Apart from that we are planning another little trip to Mallorca, to make some final decisions for our wedding and will take a little trip to Ibiza in line with that.

Favorite post of the weekSummer looks Dubai & Abu Dhabi

New In: Since I love wearing adidas slippers during summer, I went for a white pair. On top of that a black Free People dress moved in with me, which I own in creme already and another boho style maxi dress. That’s it! :-)

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9. April 2018

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ENGHello from Abu Dhabi, where we are arrived yesterday. After five days in Dubai it now took us to Abu Dhabi. We wanted to get our own impressions of the city, after friends and family had very varying opinions on it. While some prefer Dubai, many are convinced of Abu Dhabi being the more beautiful emirat, so we are very excited for the next couple of days and the direct comparison of the two.
I am getting many messages on Instagram asking if I will be writing a more detailed travel report on our stay in Dubai, and I can definitely say YES! We will definitely put together a blogpost on our stay in the emirates, with all my impressions and tips and recommendations for when you are planning a trip to the United Arab Emirates too. I don’t want to give away too much, but so far we’ve had an amazing time, so stay tuned. ;-)

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To Do: We are currently in the beautiful Shangri-La Hotel in Abu Dhabi with a direct view of the breathtaking Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which we want to visit today straight away. The hotel doesn’t only have a beautiful pool area and a great section of the beach, but also their own little wharf, to go on canal trip to the nearby ‘Souk’ (traditional market). Our first impression of the hotel is absolutely positive, but more on this will follow after we are back. :-)
Once we are back in Germany we are immediately off to an event on Thursday in Hamburg, which will be at the H&M Showroom, where the new ‘Conscious Collection’ will be presented. I will take you there via my Instagram Stories of course, and I have also fixated my stories from Dubai on my account. Please feel free to take a look.

Favorite post of the weektrend report | white summer dresses

New In: After I had been out off in Milan, Paris and a number of German cities while looking for the DIOR Tote Bag, I finally found it in Dubai. One last bag was available at ‘The Mall Dubai’ and I just couldn’t resist. The new Edited the Label collection is online too, and I immediately fell in love with this One-Shoulder dress, which is available in brown and orange. In addition to that an oversized blouse in white and a casual pair of jeans landed in my basket. Last but not least and as I have mentioned on Instagram, we have decided to get a Leica camera, since our Canon reflex camera was just too large and heavy for our travels. First impressions? We are so, so happy that we decided to go for the Leica Q, the quality of the pictures, the handling of the camera and the functionality are absolutely positive and has more than convinced us already.

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4. April 2018

ENGHello from Dubai, where we are since yesterday morning. We are here for the first time and absolutely blown away by the scenery and the city – it’s just incredible. Let’s see what we’ll experience in the next couple of days before flying to Abu Dhabi on Sunday. The last week was relatively quiet since we spent most of it in Hamburg and the Easter holidays with our families.

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To Do: We arrived yesterday morning after a night flight and that meant we weren’t able to check in straight away – which wasn’t a problem at all, since we just went straight to the beach to catch up on some sleep. We are staying at the Five Palm Hotel and are absolutely amazed by the service and the feeling that we got from our first impressions. Only the building sites surrounding the area give a hint on what developments will be happening in the near future. Especially the rooftop with the bar panoramic view is amazing and the interior of the hotel is great, with the rooms being modern and inviting.
Completely tired but really intrigued we then went on a discovery tour last night and went downtown to see the Burj Kahlifa and the water fountains from close by. We went to the Turkish restaurant “Günaydin” to enjoy the breathtaking ‘fountain show’ during dinner. Afterwards we went to the largest shopping center in the world, ‘The Mall Dubai’. What can I say: it was just impressive and incredibly beautiful. I think you’d need an entire day to discover all the different parts of the mall.
Dubai isn’t only stunning, but I’ve also never seen a city this clean and well taken care of. The hospitality and activities we are offered are rich, which means that the next couple of days will hopefully be just as interesting as the first.
I will definitely keep you posted on Instagram and would like to take the chance to thank everyone for the great tipps and recommendations. :-)

Favorite post of the weekWhat´s in my bag for Dubai/Abu Dhabi 

New In: Some great Revolve pieces will be moving in with me, which unfortunately didn’t make it in time for Dubai – but that just gets me excited to come home to them after the holiday.
One of them is this whit the body and the matching skirt, a beautiful cropped top and a play suit. It would have been perfect for the summer vacation, but they will just have to come with me next time! In addition to that I added a cropped hoodie by Acne to my collection last week.

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26. März 2018

ENGHello Spring, and even though it doesn’t necessarily feel like it just yet, I am already excited for the days to become longer again. During these last few days my longing for warmer days has become increasingly intense, but I guess many of you feel that way. Last week I went on a small trip to Amsterdam to celebrate the new bathing suit collection by the lingerie label Marie Jo. The event took place in the spa area of a hotel, which offered a perfect ambience to the beautiful and high quality pieces. Besides further events by Sylvie Meis and the Aspira in Hamburg we have again invested much time into our wedding preparations and have a photographer, the wedding dress, the dinner and the DJ set, which reliefs me of some nervousness and anxiety and I can finally get excited about the bigger picture of the wedding.

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To Do: We are currently still in Hamburg, even though we would have loved to go on vacation this week already. Even though some projects got in the way and the dear Nina Suess will come by in the next couple of days, we will hopefully head South for a little while just after Easter. Keep your fingers crossed, because I definitely need some Vitamin D and warm rays of sunlight.
Since we are in the last week of March already, it is also time for our next Newsletter soon. I am thinking about what to put up on the Designer Sale this month, but I will definitely have some exciting pieces for you. You can sign up for the Newsletter on the landing page of my blog and you will get the chance on a sweet Easter Deal!
In addition to that I am currently investing some thoughts into my visuals on Instagram. I have watched a few tutorials on YouTube and definitely want to try some new things in terms of photo editing. What do you guys think? Do you like my current imagery or are there certain styles you like especially?

Favorite post of the weekTrend Report | spring two-pieces

New In: Even though the weather hasn’t changed as much this March, I just can’t avoid spring clothing anymore. I have found a number of pieces from the current Zara collection that I can’t link for you guys here unfortunately, but you should definitely stop by your favorite Zara some time and take a look. Other than that I got the dark blue Adidas Originals buttoned sweat pants and I have to say that it is incredibly comfortable and still stylish.
To contrast that I got some Alberta Ferretti velvet slippers in yellow for the warmer days. I also have to confess to a sin: This Chanel Bag made my week, and I am currently waiting for it to be delivered. How do you like this model?

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19. März 2018

ENGWith every week we are slowly getting closer to spring. Even Though the last couple of days have been absolutely joyous in terms of sunshine, it is still extremely cold and windy here. We have spent the entire last week in Hamburg, since we had two interesting events here on Wednesday and Thursday. One of them was the presentation of the PANDORA Shine-Collection, which definitely is one of my favorite jewellry collections based on their optics and quality. In addition to that we were in the Hamburg Store of italian brand ‘Fabiana Filippi’, which is mostly known for exclusive knitted products, modern designs and high-quality fabrics on Thursday night.
Other than that we are still in the process of furthering our wedding preparations and getting our apartments ready for spring. I can’t wait to leave the house in dresses and spend my free time on our balcony, but I guess most of us feel this way. :-)

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To Do: We will be in Amsterdam for an event by the wonderful lingerie brand Marie Jo on Wednesday night. I am especially excited for the stay, because the bloggers like Lena and Liberta wil be there as well and we will hopefully have a great and exciting time. From Thursday on we have a number of events in Hamburg, where I will of course take you via my Instagram Stories. In addition to that we are currently planning a trip South, since we haven’t been in the sun in what feels like ages and we are longing for some warmer days. I would love to just produce ‘summerly content’ on Instagram 24/7 and get your opinion on dresses and summer trends. About a year ago we went on a trip to the Maldives – but who knows where our planning will take us this year. The Maldives are definitely worth a trip. ;-)

Favorite post of the weekParis Fashion Week | Street Style

New In: Since the sun has been back in Hamburg a couple of times now, which has me planning my balcony a lot! I found some wonderful products on Westwing and found a little Sofa over the last weekend that I really liked. You should definitely take a look at westwingnow.de, where you can find the new outdoor line since the past weekend. We have also ordered a little bench for our hallway, which I am incredibly excited for already, too.
Since so many of you asked about my beige Fabiana Filippi dress, I have linked it in light blue and cream down below. The looks as well as the quality of it are absolutely recommendable – I definitely love it!

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12. März 2018

ENGI have spent most of last week in Hamburg meeting friends, which is always especially nice and pleasant after the Fashion Weeks. Of course I am thankful to be able to travel and for all the amazing experiences along the way, but the most beautiful moments are created from time spent with friends. Since I am finally back on track with my health and have overcome the annoying cold, the blog will be a bit more busy in the near future too, and I have also prepared a ‘Best Of’ post with my looks from Paris, which I really want to share with you this week. I have also gone through my closet with the end of the Fashion Weeks and picked some high quality pieces for the Designersale at the end of the month. You can easily sign up for the newsletter on the landing page of my blog and have the chance to get your hands on some exciting designer pieces.

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To Do: I will spend this entire week in Hamburg, since two important events are on the schedule: I have an important meeting this afternoon in regards to our wedding this summer, and then on Wednesday PANDORA will launch their new collection in Hamburg. I am not allowed to give you any insights at the moment, but if you take a quick look at my Instagram profile you can find a Teaser-Post with some pieces of the collection that are absolutely dreamy.
Other than that the wedding planning takes up much of our time, even though one of the most important decisions has already been made: I have found my wedding dress and am just so HAPPY that it all worked out. I will promise to show you many many photos on the blog and on my Instagram in the summer,  but I have to ask for your patience until then. :-) To be completely honest, it just feels crazy that I will officially be married in about four months. I am incredibly excited for the moment already and am getting emotional just thinking about the wedding. To be a little tanned for the wedding we are currently planning a holiday in Dubai and/or Abu Dhabi during the spring. Since we have never been in either of the two places we are unsure how to best plan the trip. Do you have any tips or recommendations that we should definitely include?

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New In: Maybe you can remember the Burberry Shopper from Milan? I just found the bag so practical that I decided to keep it. I also ordered a yellow cardigan, a striped oversized blouse as well as a jumpsuit and I can’t wait for the warmer days and for the ease of summer to finally compa back to Hamburg.

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