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16. Juli 2018

ENGI still don’t know how to deal with all these feelings of joy, but one thing is for sure: The past two weeks were the most beautiful of my life. It might sound cheesy, but we had the most fun and emotional time in Mallorca, and I posted a little recap of my thoughts and feelings yesterday.
This week another post with all your questions regarding the wedding will be published; for example who our wedding planner was, what catering and florist we worked with and so on. Unfortunately we only spent three days in the beautiful Cap Rocat Hotel after our wedding, which is by far one of the most beautiful hotels I had the privilege to stay in. The plan is to book another little honeymoon trip soon and then have a proper honeymoon at the end of the year, and hopefully the feelings we currently have will still be as present by then. :-)
After our return on Thursday we were invited to a wedding in Aachen on the following day to celebrate that Tobi’s friend from school married his long-term girlfriend, which we celebrated accordingly of course.

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To Do: Unfortunately lots of things had to be put on hold lately, which is why we will have to use the coming days to work on our to-do list. I will be in Munich as of tomorrow to produce a video shoot alongside some amazing bloggers together with Westwing. I am so excited for this project and will definitely take you on the trip via Instagram stories.
Then on Thursday there is another exciting meeting in Hamburg and to be honest: I am a little happy to be back in the ‘Daily Business’, which came a bit short lately.

Favorite post of the week: #AylinundTobi

New InYou know that I am a Vintage lover and couldn’t resist: I had to get this beautiful Chanel necklace and even more because I wasn’t able to get it a couple of weeks ago, I am even happier now to call it my own. :-) 
Who of you saw my NA-KD Haul in my IG Stories yesterday? Here I introduced you to this red and dark blue dress by Gestuz. A few other products of the haul were a pair of  Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses, a bast bag, a pair of destroyed jeans and an oversized blouse in khaki. The best of it: With the code Aylink20 you can get 20% of the entire product range. Have fun shopping! :-)

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15. Juli 2018

ENGWhere do I begin and where do I finish? I had to let a couple of days pass, in order to relive and capture everything. We have been working on and thinking about the wedding in Mallorca for 13 months overall, and there were ups and downs but our excitement was always there. We could have never imagined the wedding to be this amazing, but let’s go back to the beginning.
We flew to Mallorca with our best man and maid of honour last Wednesday, and slept at the wonderful Es Princep Hotel, which is in walking distance from the cathedral of Palma and therefore the perfect starting point. The atmosphere amongst us friends was amazing right from the start, and we spent the two days almost exclusively by the pool and on the rooftop of our hotel. Right from the start our closest friends were with us and we had so much fun. Thursday and Friday many more friends checked into the hotel. You can’t imagine how amazing it feels that so many friends took out the time to fly to Spain to share these special moments with us.

DEWo fange ich nur an und wo soll ich aufhören?! Ich musste erst einmal ein paar Tage vergehen lassen, um all das Geschehene für mich einzuordnen und festzuhalten. Insgesamt 13 Monate haben wir uns mit der Hochzeitsfeier auf Mallorca beschäftigt, es gab immer wieder Höhen und Tiefen, dennoch war die Vorfreude stets ungebrochen. Wir hätten uns im Nachhinein niemals eine solch traumhafte Hochzeit ausmalen können aber fangen wir von vorne an.
Wir flogen am letzten Mittwoch mit unseren Trauzeugen nach Mallorca und nächtigten im wundervollen Es Princep Hotel, das fußläufig zur Kathedrale in Palma liegt und damit der ideale Ausgangspunkt für uns war. Schon bei der Ankunft war die Stimmung unter unseren Freunden einmalig positiv, die ersten zwei Tage verbrachten wir fast ausschließlich am Pool auf der Dachterrasse unseres Hotels. Von Beginn an waren unsere engsten Freunde dabei, mit denen wir in der gesamten Zeit unglaublich viel Spaß hatten. Sowohl am Donnerstag, als auch am Freitag haben dann nach und nach weitere Freunde bei uns im Hotel eingecheckt. Ihr könnt euch nicht vorstellen, wie toll dieses Gefühl ist, zu wissen, dass all eure Liebsten sich die Zeit nehmen und nach Mallorca fliegen, um gemeinsam mit euch diese besonderen Momente zu teilen.


Friday, 06. July 2018 | ‚get together evening’

 

ENG: Before we had the official part of the wedding on Saturday, we held a little ‘get together’ with almost all wedding guests the night before at the beautiful Puro Beach Club in Palma. It was really important to us that that friends and family could have some time to themselves the day before and get to know each other. The kick-off was at 8.30pm with canapes and drinks, surrounded by one of the most beautiful sunsets Mallorca has to offer. Everyone was filled with positive energy that night already. We left the location absolutely happy at midnight, and just as after the civil wedding, we were overwhelmed with emotion and could barely believe our luck.

DEBevor es am Samstag mit dem offiziellen Part der Hochzeit losging, gab es am Vorabend noch ein kleines ‚get together’ mit beinahe allen Hochzeitsgästen im wunderschönen Puro Beach Club in Palma. Uns war es in der gesamten Vorbereitungszeit extrem wichtig, dass sich Freunde und Familie schon vorab auf der Insel sehen und  sich Zeit füreinander nehmen können. Um 20:30 Uhr ging es mit einem Cocktail-Empfang und leckeren Canapes los, eingebettet in einen der wohl schönsten Sonnenuntergänge, die Mallorca zu bieten hat. Alle versprühten bereits an diesem Abend ausschließlich positive Energie und Lebensfreude. Um 24:00 Uhr verließen wir glückselig die Eventlocation, nach dem Standesamt überkamen uns hier wieder die Gefühle und Emotionen, da wir unser Glück einfach noch nicht fassen konnten. 


Saturday, 07. July | ‚big wedding day’

ENG: The start of the day could not have been much worse for me to be honest, since my body was suddenly going crazy. I am usually not someone to be nervous a lot, and even this time I was relatively relaxed, but my body said differently than my brain. The official part of the preparations with my bridesmaids was supposed to start at 1pm, but as you can imagine it was postponed a couple of time since I had to throw up numerous times and was barely able to leave the bed.
I started to panic, since I had been a wreck for a couple of hours by then, and my wonderful groomsmen (Pascal, David and Adri) tried everything to get me back on my feet. Eventually I felt as though I had to cancel the wedding. One thing beforehand though: I am not pregnant… haha.
David then called a doctor who came from Palma straight into my hotel room to give me a proper injection. Until today I have no idea what that injection actually was, but it worked wonders and after a couple of minutes I was back on my feet and felt relatively fit for the first time in a while.
When I came back to my suite to welcome my girls, they were in best company already and were getting pampered by Nevil (Make-Up Artist from Givenchy Beauty) and Kathleen. We got into our Agent Provocateur robes and enjoyed the calm before the storm.
The ceremony was planned for 6pm, even though it got serious at around 5pm already. My girls got the wedding dress and helped me get into my Galia Lahav dress, and this was the moment I suddenly felt incredibly nervous. The first, very emotional part of the day happened right in front of the hotel in a small alley, where my dad saw me in my wedding dress for the first time, and we both had tears in our eyes immediately. Alongside my parents, bridesmaids and groomsmen we then left, and my heart was beating like crazy and wouldn’t calm down anymore.

DEDer Start in den Tag hätte für mich ehrlicherweise nicht schlimmer starten können, da mein Körper schlagartig komplett verrückt spielte. Eigentlich bin ich kein Mensch, der häufig aufgeregt und nervös ist, auch dieses Mal war ich vom Kopf her relativ entspannt, nur mein Körper hat plötzlich einfach versagt. Um 13:00 Uhr sollte der offizielle Teil der Vorbereitung mit meinen Brautjungfern starten, wie ihr euch vorstellen könnt, hat sich dieser Moment doch um einige Zeit verzögert, da ich mich noch immer regelmäßig übergeben musste und keine Kraft hatte das Bett zu verlassen. Panik schlug in mir auf, ich lag bereits mehrere Stunden flach und meine wundervollen Trauzeugen (Pascal, David und Adri) haben wirklich alles versucht, um mich wieder auf die Beine zu bringen. Schließlich war ich an einem Punkt, wo ich einfach keine Kraft mehr hatte und kurz davor war die Hochzeit absagen zu müssen. Eines vorab: ich bin nicht schwanger… haha
Kurzerhand rief David einen Notarzt, der direkt aus Palma in unser Hotelzimmer kam und mir eine ordentliche Spritze verpasste. Ich habe bis heute keine Ahnung, was sich in dieser Spritze befand, allerdings bewirkte sie Wunder und ich war nach einigen Minuten wieder auf den Beinen und fühlte mich das erste Mal einigermaßen fit.
Als ich in unsere kleine Suite zurückkehrte, um meine Mädels in Empfang zu nehmen, waren diese schon in bester Gesellschaft und ließen sich von Nevil (Make-Up Artist von Givenchy Beauty) und Kathleen zurechtmachen. Wir schlüpften alle in unsere Agent Provocateur Morgenmäntel und genossen die Ruhe vor dem Sturm. Um 18 Uhr war die Trauung angesetzt, wobei es bereits gegen 17 Uhr richtig ernst für mich wurde. Meine Mädels holten das Brautkleid und halfen mir beim Einstieg meines Galia Lahav Kleides, in diesem Moment kam plötzlich eine positive Nervosität in mir auf. Der erste, sehr emotionale Part an diesem Tag fand direkt vor dem Hotel in einer wunderschönen, alten Gasse von Palma statt, wo mich mein Papa zum allerersten Mal in meinem Brautkleid sah, uns beiden schossen direkt die Tränen in die Augen. Gemeinsam mit meinen Eltern, Brautjungfern und Trauzeugen fuhren wir los, mein Herz pochte und wollte sich nicht mehr beruhigen.


The ceremony

ENG: The most emotional part of the post is coming now, and I immediately have tears in my eyes again. Once we had arrived at the location, which was by the way a military fortress from the middle ages, it got serious. Our wedding planner Katja had waited at the entrance and told me that all guests are impatiently waiting in their chairs and that Tobi was waiting for me. By girls adjusted my dress one last time, before our singer Jo Laureys started to sing the song ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran, and of course I had tears in my eyes straight away, too. My two best men David and Pascal were the first ones up, followed by my four bridesmaids Laura, Julia, Vanessa and Nina. Shortly after my dad took my hand, to give me to Tobi at the wedding arch.
I can’t tell or describe to you how emotional this moment was, when I looked into Tobi’s eyes for the first time, having the dreamy view of the ocean on top, a breathtaking singer and very emotional wedding guests. Our wedding speaker Michaela made the ceremony incredibly personal and calm, which made it impossible to stop our emotions – so we have been giving the tissues around in a circle. :-)
Even though we have been together for many years, I don’t think I have cried as much as I have in the last two weeks – it is a magical feeling, which is indescribably beautiful and touching. I am sure many of you know the feeling and it is so strong, that all of the work and dedication beforehand was totally worth it.
The night was perfect – you know that a wedding can be planned to the last detail, but if the wedding guests are not in the right mood or don’t engage properly, the best organized wedding can be disappointing. We had the best friends there BY FAR, and really EVERYONE gave 200% and went along with the entire wedding. When we started planning 13 months ago, it became clear relatively quickly that we wanted to get married in the South, somewhere with a view of the ocean and dance under the sky full of stars. Our idea was received well by our guests and that we really went through with everything and everyone  in the end is just positively crazy.
I can remember the very emotional moment when I was on the dancefloor at four in the morning and looked at my friends and how happy I was to be with this group. Everybody danced, got along with everyone and that feeling can’t be bought with any money in the world. We speak about the moments every day and I cry almost daily too, when I think about these wonderful moments and how thankful I am for them. We danced until the sun came back up and could have doe even more, but as you know you’re supposed to stop when the party is at its peak.

I gave you an, as I think, very personal insight on our wedding and even if not everyone is ‘d’accord’ with it, you guys give me so much love, encouragement and courage, that I wanted to share my feelings with you. I have never gotten as many private messages (5000) and also the comments under the photos #AylinundTobi are overwhelming. I am so sorry that I can’t reply to everyone and I hope you understand. You can definitely believe me when I say: I am soooooo happy about my readers and I could not imagine better followers. Thank you SO MUCH for everything. :-)

DEDer emotionalste Teil dieses Beitrages folgt wohl exakt jetzt, da ich zur Sekunde wieder Tränen in den Augen habe. An der Location angekommen, bei der es sich übrigens um eine alte Militärfestung direkt am Wasser in Palma handelt, wurde es ernst. Unsere Hochzeitsplanerin Katja hatte schon am Eingang auf uns gewartet und verriet mir, dass bereits alle Gäste gespannt auf ihren Stühlen sitzen und Tobi oben auf mich wartet. Meine Mädels rückten noch ein letztes Mal mein Kleid zurecht, bevor unser Sänger Jo Laureys das Lied „Perfect“ von Ed Sheeran anstimmte, natürlich kamen mir auch in diesem Moment wieder direkt die Tränen. Meine beiden Trauzeugen, David und Pascal, machten den Anfang, gefolgt von meinen vier Brautjungfern Laura, Julia, Vanessa und Nina. Kurz danach nahm mich mein Papa an die Hand, um mich vor dem Traubogen an Tobi zu übergeben. Ich kann euch nicht sagen, geschweige denn beschreiben, wie emotional dieser Moment war, als ich das erste Mal in die Augen von Tobi schaute, dazu noch dieser traumhafte Blick aufs Meer, ein atemberaubender Sänger und eine ebenfalls emotionale Hochzeitsgesellschaft. Unsere freie Rednerin Michaela hat die Zeremonie so wahnsinnig persönlich und mit einer Ruhe vorgetragen, dass wir unsere Emotionen nicht mehr stoppen konnten, ständig schoben wir uns die Taschentücher von links nach rechts.
Auch wenn wir schon seit vielen Jahren zusammen sind, so viel, wie in den letzten zwei Wochen, haben wir vermutlich noch nie geweint – es ist einfach ein magisches Gefühl, das einfach unbeschreiblich schön und ergreifend ist. Sicherlich kennen einige von euch dieses Gefühl und es ist so stark, dass sich all die Mühen und der Aufwand vorweg mehr als gelohnt haben.
Der Abend war rundum perfekt, wisst ihr, eine Hochzeit kann noch so gut bis ins kleinste Detail geplant sein aber wenn die Hochzeitsgäste nicht in der richtigen Stimmung sind oder sich auf das Ganze einlassen, dann kann auch die organisatorisch beste Hochzeit enttäuschend werden. Wir hatten mit ABSTAND die besten Freunde und Familie vor Ort, wirklich JEDER hat 200% gegeben und sich auf die komplette Hochzeit eingelassen. Als wir vor 13 Monaten anfingen zu planen, war eigentlich schnell klar, dass wir im Süden heiraten möchte, am liebsten mit Blick aufs Meer und unter freiem Sternenhimmel tanzen möchten. Unsere Idee kam zwar schon damals bei den Hochzeitsgästen sehr gut an aber das wir es am Ende mit allen gemeinsam auch wirklich so umgesetzt haben, ist nach wie vor einfach im positiven Sinne gestört.
Ich kann mich noch an diesen für mich sehr emotionalen Moment erinnern, als ich um vier Uhr morgens auf der Tanzfläche stand, mich meine Freunde anschauten und ich einfach nur glücklich über unsere Truppe war. Jeder hat getanzt, sich mit Jedem gut verstanden und genau dieses Gefühl ist mit keinem Geld der Welt zu bezahlen. Wir reden noch immer täglich über diese Momente und ich weine auch noch täglich weil ich für diese unbezahlbaren Momente wahnsinnig dankbar bin.
Wir tanzten bis zum Morgengrauen und hätten noch Stunden weitermachen können aber man soll ja bekanntlich aufhören, wenn es am schönsten ist.

Auf Instagram habe ich euch einen, wie ich finde, sehr persönlichen Einblick in unsere Hochzeit gegeben und sicherlich ist nicht jeder ‚d’accord’ damit aber ihr gebt mir jeden Tag so viel Liebe, Zuspruch und Mut, so dass ich euch an meinen Gefühlen einfach teilhaben lassen möchte. Ich habe noch NIE so viele private Nachrichten bekommen (über 5.000), auch die Kommentare unter unseren Bildern #AylinunTobi sind überwältigend. Mir tut es vom Herzen weh, dass ich nicht Jedem antworten kann und bitte um euer Verständnis. Eines könnt ihr mir auf jeden Fall glauben: ich bin sooooo glücklich über meine Leserschaft und könnte mir keine besser vorstellen. Vielen lieben Dank für ALLES!

 


Photocredit: Tali ♥

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2. Juli 2018

ENGWhere do I even start? This past week has just been crazily intense, emotional and unforgettable. Before we celebrated our civil wedding, we went to Berlin on Thursday to see the Bexoncé x Jaz-Z concert. Alongside my best men (Pascal & David), Laura, Julian and my husband we had a beautiful night and could barely believe the amazing atmosphere at the Olympia Stadium. We went back in the middle of the night and I was finally in bed by 3.30am, just before we had our appointment at 9.30am the next morning. Kathleen came to our house to get my hair wedding ready, and afterwards I made my way to ‘the beautery’ to get the perfect wedding make-up. At 1.30pm it was finally time for our big day. Our loved ones were part of this day and created an unbelievably emotional and indescribable atmosphere at the civil wedding venue. We are still incredibly touched by how much love so many people invested in making this day so perfect. After the ceremony we took about 40 if our guests on a boat tour on the Alster, to ship through the various channels of the river. The weather wa Andrang and the atmosphere amazing! We danced until 3 in the morning at our home and had the time of our lives. The next day we celebrated the beautiful wedding of friends at the Fairmont 4 Seasons, so it was an eventful and emotional week for us.

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To Do: Today and tomorrow are really busy days, before we’re making our way to Mallorca on Wednesday. Unbelievable, that an entire year of planning is coming to an end. Our hearts are definitely beating for the ceremony in Spain, which will be over the weekend.
We are already overwhelmed that all of our loved ones are coming to Mallorca with us to share this exciting time and celebrate. I am soooooo excited, and I am becoming too nervous to even describe. More about this will follow next week…

Favorite post of the week: weekly focus 27 | 18

New InLast week a dreamy package by Revolve arrived at my home. I fell in love with this offneres dress with the deep neckline and a maxi dress in blue. In addition to this I also got this dreamy white dress and this amazing body. The rest of my news are in regards to the wedding, so I will show you all of those plans next week on the blog.

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25. Juni 2018

ENGThis will be my last ‘weekly focus’ as an unmarried woman, how exciting. And then Friday it’s finally time: We will have our civil wedding in Hamburg, before flying to Mallorca next week. But let’s go back to last week, which was quite eventful.
I went to Frankfurt right at the start of the week, to celebrate the opening of the NARS Cosmetics Counter at Douglas together with Nina. NARS is finally available in Germany too, and the products are really great – take a look at douglas.de for all the products. Then on Wednesday I had my test make-up done with Givenchy Beauty, who will be by my side in Mallorca for two days. You can probably imagine how excited I am for them to take care of my bridesmaids and me. Afterwards I had my first and very exciting meeting with Dior, and I would have loved to just get locked up in their showroom. Dior is my absolute number one in the ‘ready-to-wear’ segment and I am not lying when I say that I would love to purchase the entire collection. The day after I held a little presentation at liketoknow.it in Hamburg and tried to give a little advice to my colleagues there. Do you follow me on the liketoknow.it app? You can shop all my looks with one click or just get some inspiration.
By the end of the week, on Friday, Laura, Mandy, Riccardo and me went to London for a night to see the Taylor Swift concert together with Universal Music.
The atmosphere at the Wembley Stadium was amazing, and even if I am not Taylor Swift’s biggest fan I still had goosebumps all the time. Back from London we watched the dramatic German match Saturday night. What a week, even though this upcoming one will be even more exciting and emotional. :-)

Favorites of the Week: 

To Do: We are very much looking forward to Friday, but our focus clearly lies on the big celebration in Palma, where we will have the ceremony and therefore probably also the most emotional moments. We still can’t believe that no one we invited had to cancel and we will be an amazing crew in Mallorca.
We very consciously tried not to have any more projects coming up this week, so we can get the last bits and pieces for the wedding done. I will also pick up my wedding dress today and take it home – unbelievable. One more thing before the wedding though, haha. We will be going to Berlin on Thursday with friends, to see Beyonce and Jay-Z. The last event as unmarried people, so to say.

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New InI ordered another, golden chain belt by Chanel at Vite-Envogue and with the CODE: aylin2X18 you can get 15% off on all products until the 30th of June. I bought this wonderful Dodo Bar Or skirt that was on sale in London, a pink dress by Maggie Marilyn as well as an oversized knitted sweater by Free People. I also didn’t get around this dreamy Chanel ring, since I had been looking for a similar model for ages.

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19. Juni 2018

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ENGIt’s crazy how time flies – the countdown to our wedding is running, which is why we spent every free minute on the last preparations. Last week Laura and I were in Berlin for a night with the Axel Springer Publishing House, before we hosted the opening of the bridal boutique IamYours  from our dear friends. You can shop wonderful wedding dresses in the Anita Hass location in Eppendorf, Hamburg, and get inspired by wedding accessories. Not only the dresses and the interior are fantastic, but the team is so helpful and kind. I can only recommend IamYours to all brides-to-be. I also had my own final fitting and am jut so happy and excited for what the feedback from friends and family is going to be. Please excuse the wedding spam, but the topic just rules my every day and my thoughts. :-)

Favorites of the Week: 

To Do: Yesterday, Nina Suess and me went on a short trip to Frankfurt, to celebrate the NARS Cosmetics Counter at Douglas. After opening a counter at the Oberpollinger in Munich at the beginning of the year, you can now shop the high quality makeup products of the American brand in Frankfurt-Zeil, too.
I will be spending all afternoon with my dear Kathleen, who will get my hair wedding-ready. Tomorrow I will get my test-make-up done and am already so excited, that Givenchy Beauty will be a part of this special occasion.
Thursday I will be interviewed for the Rewardstyle Masterclass, which will take place in Hamburg. I am very excited for the event and the discussion afterwards. Lastly, Laura, Mandy and I are flying to London for a night to see the Taylor Swift concert at the Wembley Stadium. I am looking forward to seeing the concert and the stadium, since so far I’ve only seen as a soccer stadium when my fiance was watching – who, by the way, is pretty jealous. ;-) Where my head will be from Sunday onward you can probably imagine.

Favorite post of the weekIbiza & Formentera – my favorite places

New InDo you remember my leopard bikini by Sommer Swim? I wore it about two weeks ago in Formentera and also posted it around that time. I love the way it fits and have now bought another bikini in bordeaux red. Take a look at the Sommer Swim shop, the EU Online-Shop has now been online for a while, and especially the leopard bathing suit has caught my eye. Other than that I finally found the Chanel Beach Bag with gold elements, which I had been searching for for a long time, since I only ever saw the silver version.
I also got a new, rose coloured Stine Goya dress, which I had found on Instagram, and there has been so much positive feedback. Especially during the summer this dress is perfect and definitely an eye-catcher.

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11. Juni 2018

ENGLast week was a bit more quiet, which was nice, since it enabled us to get some things off of our wedding-to-do-list. I still had a funny interview with the girls from  Très Click, which will be going online soon. In addition to that I was at a blogger flea market last Saturday, where many of you came by and said hello, and I had some great conversations: I love and appreciate these moments so much. With some friends and known faces we then went to the river that night, where we celebrated the ‘Grand Day’ by Moët, which is about small moments of joy in life.
With more than 30 degrees we celebrated in the evening sun and a great location – and wonderful atmosphere.
Oh, and something small: Have you noticed my new landing page of the blog? I would love your feedback on your first impression. :-)

Favorites of the Week: 

To Do: Tomorrow I will be going to Berlin for a night, to take part in the ‘Place to be’ Dinner by the Axel Springer publishing house. In a small group the new faces for this year’s ‘Place to be’ Award will be named. Back from Berlin I will then have my last fitting of the wedding dress with my mom, and my nervousness is just rising and rising – haha. On Thursday night Laura and I will then attend the opening party of the IamYours bridal boutique, which is so wonderful,and now finally in Hamburg, too. I love the entire team, the dresses, accessoires and the atmosphere in the store. You have to pay the store on the Eppendorfer Weg (next to Anita Hass)  in Hamburg a visit and get inspired – it is wonderful!

Favorite post of the weekblack & blute in Ibiza

New InThe sale has begun and I have ordered such wonderful pieces. One of them is this dreamy off-shoulder dress by attico, which I have been looking at for ages now. Attico is currently one of my favorite brands. I was then able to get this dream dress by Zimmermann, which was sold out in seconds – at least that’s what it felt like. Another white Zimmermann dress and a yellow Self-Portrait dress are also on their way to me. I then ordered the new ear-cuff by Saskia Dietz – and I can’t wait for the products to get here. I then ordered a wonderful leopard printed kimono, a leo-playsuit, a white summer dress and a straw hat at NA-KD, and I love every single piece. By the way – with the code AylinK20 you get 20% on ALL NA-KD products! Happy shopping!

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5. Juni 2018

ENGWe are back from Ibiza, very relaxed and full of energy and beyond ready to get started with the new week. Ibiza was so good for us, especially the constellation with our friends Karin and Georg was just so good and extremely funny – I dont think we have laughed as much as we have here in ages. That’s also the reason we decided to make a June trip to Ibiza a tradition from now on, and we have done two years in a row alredy. ;-) Since you asked me for personal travel tips regarding hotels, beach clubs, restaurants and shopping opportunities, I will publish an additional ‘Best of Ibiza’ post soon. There are just so many things to do and discover and experience on this wonderful island.

Favorites of the Week: 

To Do: Only a few more weeks until we say ‘I do’, which is why the last preparations are in the hot phase now. My fiance is trying on his suit today and we took a three-hour dance lesson this afternoon, to be able to dance at least a little better. To be honest it didn’t even go that bad, but we deeply respect professional dancers; such an insanely hard exercise!
Tomorrow I will make up for my interview with the lovely team of Trés Click, an online magazine in the fashion and lifestyle sector. Then this weekend we have a relaxed family birthday coming up, and most of the next few days will probably be invested in wedding preparations. Even though I have said it many times, it is just unbelieveable to think that I will be married when sending out the first weekly focus in July. :-)

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New InLast Sunday I showed you the retro sneakers by Bally, that I really love by now. Luisaviaroma then surprised me with a beautiful package, in which I found Miu Miu wedding shoes, as well as a dreamy white bathing suit, which is perfect for our honeymoon. Even though I still don’t have everything for the wedding, the outfits are more and more ready: Stay tuned, because I will show you my favorite dresses and accessories soon on the blog

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29. Mai 2018

ENGThe last week started really relaxed and then ended with a huge surprise for my fiancé and me. Our friends surprised us with our bachelor parties over the weekend, which Tobi celebrated in Hamburg and I was surprised by Pascal and Laura at 4am at my door.
I got the instructions to get ready within 20 minutes before we made our way to the airport.
Up until the last second I was not allowed to find out about the destination we were headed, which is why we even sat at the wrong gate for me to think we were going to Cologne. Instead we then went to the pass control quickly, to spend a dreamy weekend in London.
Once we arrived in London, one of my closest friends from Cologne stood in front of me all of a sudden, while shortly after two more friends waited for us at the hotel. Afterwards we had breakfast, where my best man walked around the corner and surprised me.
Back at the hotel and after a few glasses of wine, two friends from Bremen joined us, so that my bachelorette party was complete. You have no idea how happy I was about the surprise. We spend a lovely weekend in London with extensive Dinners, visits to Pubs, and a legendary party st the “Scandal Club”.
With perfect weather, the perfect crew and the perfect plan in the perfect city the bachelorette party was absolutely unique and unforgettable.
Only a few of our return flights were cancelled on Sunday night, which is why we had to spend another night in London, but even that will be unforgettable. ;-) I then wanted to take the plane on time at 1pm since we left for Ibiza this morning. What can I say? My flight was cancelled again, but luckily i was able to get a seat on the evening flight. In a night shift I then unpacked and re-packed my suitcase, but I am still smiling when I think about this past weekend.

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To Do: Together with our friends Karin and Georg we will spend this week in Ibiza and I am so excited for our time together.
We really got to know each other exactly a year ago and just love each other. We love Ibiza more than anything and will try to create content, visit Formentera and get the “first tan” for the wedding.

Favorite post of the week: weekly focus 22 | 18

New InLast week I was able to get this vintage chain belt by Chanel and am so happy about it. Take a look here, maybe there is something fitting for you too. In further collaboration with Monnier Frères I am able to give away a super cool Burberry Bag this week oh my Instagram and am really happy about the opportunity. Take a look here to find out which model it will be. :-) In addition to that I got this beautiful Valentino Bag, which I had an eye on for a long time.

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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”.

Favorite post of the week: weekly focus 21 | 18

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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