MONDAY MOOD BOARD – Happy Chinese New Year of the Dragon

Today is the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the Water Dragon. Water has a calming effect on the Dragon’s fearless temperament. Water allows the Dragon to re-direct its enthusiasm, and makes… Continue reading

VIENNESE ON WEDNESDAY – heit hods an fodn

I am Viennese by birth. I love the Viennese dialect and its quirkiness. Usually I speak ‘proper’ German. When I fall into strong Hernalser dialect (Hernals is the 17th district of Vienna where… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD: NEW, CLEAN, AND SHINY

It’s that time of the year again: new resolutions, good riddance to bad habits, best of intentions, shiny new slates, new gym memberships, clean house and healthy recipes lined up. Wishing you all… Continue reading

PEACEFUL HAPPINESS TO ALL

The hectic part of the Holidays is over. Cards have been sent (or are almost on their way), presents have been wrapped (and already unwrapped), decorations are in place, special pastries have been… Continue reading

WHO KILLED THE DEAD END?

There it was, right in front of my house: the Dead End! I can’t believe this, it was perfectly fine when I left this morning. And now… I mean, there were signs. All… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – Language is Art

I love looking at the EST Mood Boards every Monday (well, almost every Monday…). Interesting topics, beautiful artwork and composition, inspiring little stories that go with them – it’s like a weekly trip… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – Stay Warm, Alternatively!

Temperatures are dropping, it’s time to get out the winter clothes and warm boots – or go shopping for them! How about rethinking materials this season? It takes a little bit more time… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – Happy Halloween!!!

    The Witches’ Spell Act IV, Scene 1 from Macbeth (1606) by William Shakespeare   A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder. Enter the three Witches. 1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – Happy Dogs

I just came back from a visit to the dog park with my Chow-Chow/Border Collie mix Shadow. There is something about watching dogs running on a field with unbridled joy that immediately lifts… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – FALL IN NEW ENGLAND

Fall in New England is magical. The leaves seem to be burning with reds, oranges, and yellows. The sky is a bright blue with delicate wisps of clouds (that is, if it is… Continue reading