ENG: We are back from our road trip through Italy and are currently enjoying our time in Hamburg. We have been back in the country since Thursday and went to the Justin Timberlake concert alongside my parents the same night, which was unbelievably great and had an incredible atmosphere. We then went back home on Friday for just a short trip to rewatch the video and the photos of our wedding. The atmosphere was so wonderful, and everyone was back in full wedding mode straight away and we all would have loved to just turn back time and be back at July 7th. Saturday Lauri celebrated her 30th birthday in Hamburg, for which Karin came from Salzburg and then stayed at our place for the night. The party was amazing, everyone gave everything and we danced until the break of dawn. We therefore spent the sunday rather relaxed on the sofa.
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To Do: We will be in Hamburg almost all week, which I am really excited for, because we will be able to attend a few meetings with clients. I will take you on those over my Instagram account during the next few days, there are definitely some very exciting ones coming up. In addition to that, I will publish a blogpost on our Italy trip in the next few days, too. I received so many questions from you guys, which is why I want to focus on the particular spots and stops and my personal highlights in the upcoming post again. This weekend I will be going to the Dockville Festival in Hamburg with my guys Pascal & David, which was a birthday gift from a while ago. I am looking forward to the weekend with the two so much, before I am headed to Berlin for a big project this Saturday. I can tell you this much already: we are shooting for four days with Desenio for a new campaign, which I am so excited for. I hope that I can tell you more next week!
ENG: Ciao! We are still in Bella Italia. Our spontaneous road trip was such a great idea and I am already excited to write a detailed post about it soon. We are currently in Rapallo, since from here we are able to take the ferry towards Portofino and Cinque Terre. We have spent the last couple of days in the beautiful Forte Dei Marmi, at the Tuscany coast, where many Italians spend their summers. It is absolutely dreamy here, but as I said: More to come about this trip and the different stops soon.
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To Do: We will be in Italy until Wednesday, before going back home to Hamburg. My parents are coming to our house on Thursday night, since the four of us are going to the Justin Timberlake concert, which we have been looking forward to for weeks now. Unfortunately I won’t be able to take part in this season’s Copenhagen Fashion Week, but I hope that everyone who is going will have an amazing time. We are starting our Fashion Week Season in New York this September. On Friday we are going back to my childhood home in Bremen, where my mom will be hosting the entire family to look at the photos and watch the wedding video, to relive our wedding. Crazy to think that is has been an entire month of being married already! The on Saturday we are celebrating Lauri’s ‘Dirty Thirty’ in style in Hamburg, and we are already looking forward to the reunion with many dear friends and of course to a spectacular party – I have high expectations. ;-)
New In: I have been a really good girl in terms of shopping here in Italy, and really only bought the pair of Balenciaga Boots at the designer outlet ‘The Mall’, which I had been wanting for such a long time – and they were on an -80% sale! Even though my colour combination is from the last season, it was always out of stock, which is why I am even happier now to have them. You can find here the new autumn/winter color combination. I was obviously tempted to buy an entirely new closet at the designer outlet near florence or in the many boutiques in Forte Dei Marmi, but just being able to get so much inspiration for new stylings is already worth so much. :-) I hope you all have a wonderful week and I am sending you love from Bella Italia!
ENG: Bongiorno from Bella Italia! At the moment we’re staying at the wonderful Lake Garda in Italy. This is the first stop of our current road trip through Italy with Verona and Florence as next stations. One week ago we stayed at the amazing Ritz-Carlton Vienna and were allowed to spend three great days in this luxury hotel. During our stay we could take advantage of all the hotel’s amenities like the rooftop bar with an amazing view over Vienna, the cocktail bar on the ground floor and an incredible steakhouse called ‚District‘ with the best steaks and cheesecake in town. For us it was the first stay in the Austrian capital and one thing is definitely clear: we will come back as soon as possible. Almost every building, corner and spot in this city is impressive and suited for taking photos. We made a city tour with a local blogger and got some insights about the culture and history of Vienna. From my point of view the perfect spot for an unforgettable city stay in Europe and the Ritz-Carlton with its central location, the luxury interior and the great service is the perfect starting point for your next Vienna adventure. Back in Hamburg we had a very interesting meeting with the Pandora family. We’ve spoken about new collections and campaigns this year and one thing is already clear: the new jewelry is awesome and you can already looking forward to the launch of the autumn and winter collection. Since Sunday we’re on our way through Italy with some great impressions from our first stay here at Lake Garda. :-)
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To Do: The actual reason for our current Italy road trip is our Jaguar collaboration with our new E-PACE SUV. From tomorrow on we will go on to Verona, Florence and the Toscana until the middle of next week. I already got several requests about our stay and plans in Italy, therefore I will write a very detailed travel post about the whole road trip and the vibrant Jaguar SUV afterwards. During the next days you can follow me via Instagram Stories. :-)
ENG: Even though it is a little later than usually, I still wanted to keep you updated on past and upcoming projects. Let’s begin with the last week, which was very eventful, since I spent two days in Munich with the Westwing Team, to produce a video – but I am only allowed to tell you more about this in August In addition to that we used the last week to get back into our daily grind, which was especially hard on me. I had to fight tiredness, exhaustion and missing motivation, even though I didn’t feel ill at all. It was probably the remains of the wedding parties lingering on us and the subconscious stress, but luckily everything is back in balance now. I would still love to post photos of the wedding daily, but I want to give you guys some air to breathe. ;-) On Friday we met with th PR Agency of Dior Fashion at the new ‘The Fontenay’ hotel in Hamburg, which I can only recommend for a lunch date or a cocktail at the breathtaking rooftop. As you have probably noticed, we spent the beginning of this week in Vienna, but I want to go into more detail about the trip with the next ‘weekly focus’.
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To Do: Back from Vienna we immediately met with the dear Pandora team today, to talk about the fall/winter campaign and I can promise you guys one thing: you will LOVE the collection! Unfortunately I am not allowed to tell you any more details, but as we all know, excitement is the best kind of happiness. :-) We are also really excited, that from tomorrow own we will be provided with the new Jaguar SUV E-Pace and are spontaneously planning a little road trip through Italy. It is supposed to start this weekend, and we got so many tipps and recommendations from you guys, which I want to thank you for again. We have the following stops on the agenda: Lake Garda, Florence, Verona and Tuscany. We are so excited and a little nervous, since everything is a little unplanned and spontaneous, but that is what road trips are for! You can come with us on the trip via my Instagram stories starting Sunday.
New In: Last week’s focus definitely as the #DiorSaddle Bag, which has been reinterpreted after 18 years and is now available on-and offline in the new version. After I had been desperately searching for a vintage Saddle bag for months and couldn’t find one, I am even more excited to have gotten the mini-version. I am also really happy to have gotten this Jacquemus blouse on sale. In cooperation with MyTheresa I am also really excited for the arrival of my Balenciaga Slingback heels and stylish Fendi socks. We will of course shoot the whole look for you in Italy. :-)
ENG: I 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.
New In: You 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! :-)
ENG: Where 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…
ENG: This 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. :-)
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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.
ENG: It’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. :-)
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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.
New In: Do 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.
ENG: Last 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. :-)
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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!
ENG: We 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.
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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. :-)
New In: Last 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