Winter Wonderland – Over the Flüela Pass

White and pure. I could walk around anywhere and I would find the beauty in nature. Yet, there is something very special about the mountains in winter I find. Everywhere you look it seems to be white. It always looks so peaceful, so quiet, so pure. It is something I could stare at for hours and most likely explains my love for the mountains and why I wouldn't mind having my own little chalet up ...

Weekend-Getaway at Quellenhof Luxury Resort

It was the perfect end to the year: a weekend-getaway in December with my girls at the luxury Quellenhof hotel in South Tyrol (Italy). For those that know me, know that I am a sucker for weekend retreats. Although I don't get the chance all too often, I love doing absolutely nothing. This weekend was exactly that. We went 3-4x a day to the sauna, then to the hot steam baths, enjoyed the inside and ...

Last Minute Gifts for Him

Surely cannot post about last minute gifts for her (see last post), without giving some ideas for him, right? Well, without any further due, here is a list of ideas what you can gift to your significant other, father, brother, best friend, uncle, etc. My two absolute favorites are most likely the whiskey glas set and the espresso glas cups - a cute present and something stylish for the home. And who doesn't love a sneaker cleaning ...

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Her

The gifting season is just around the corner and once again I receive all so many questions. Most of them sounding somewhat like "What do you want for Christmas?" or "Any idea what I can gift my mom/sister/best friend for Christmas?" It's definitely not easy - especially when you wan to gift a little something, say thank you and come to the party with more than just a smile. Yet, that is exactly what most people ...

Linzertorte – Daddy’s Birthday Cake Recipe

Happy belated Birthday via this blog, dad! Last week was my dads birthday. Since seemingly forever, one of his all-time favorite cakes is the so-called Linzertorte. My mom used to bake it for him every year at least once for his birthday; sometimes just in-between during the winter season. It's also a traditional Christmas season cake in Germany. This year my dad was in Zurich for his birthday - mom joined, too. Because they arrived the ...