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Sea glass

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Do you recognize these stones when you see the photograph? The little pieces shown above are sea glass stones created in the sea. Due to the salt water, there are weathering processes that produce natural frosted glass all over the world. That is why you can find these stones on every beach, but the best times to look are during spring tides especially perigean and proxigean tides, and during the first low tide after a storm. And what if you never seen them before? Take a close watch at touristic places, because you can find a lot of jewellery that is made out of sea glass and there are also a lot of shops that sell the stones per piece. Or see it as a change to go to the beach this weekend. Maybe you can find a few while you take a long walk in the breezy wind of the sea.

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‘Original Unverpackt’. The new supermarket

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I am crazy about inspiring new ideas to create a better and cleaner environment. And the concept from Sarah Wolf and Milena Glimbovski has got it all. They came up with the idea to design a supermarket where you can buy every product, but without the packaging. No more plastic bags and lots of trash. Instead of that, you will only buy as much as you need from every product and use your own pots to refill the products. So people will buy consciously again. I love this idea and luckily many more people. They needed 20,000 euro’s to materialize this concept and the Berliner company already did so within twenty-four hours with crowd funding. The first supermarket will be opened in Berlin this summer and if we may believe the founding girls, next ones will be opening soon after that in several countries.

Drop Coffee, Stockholm

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There is a new hotspot you can add to your list of must go’s! If you are living in Sweden or planning to go to Stockholm soon, please visit Drop Coffee to taste the best brewed coffee there is in town. This company makes each cup of coffee from its own roasters and the focus lies on traded coffee. According to their website they believe that if they pay the farmer a good price for the arduous work to produce the coffee, it will benefit him or her, their families, communities and the local environment. So with each cup you are drinking, you help will help others to build a sustainable life. Isn’t that inspiring to drink even more coffee? Well, back to the coffee bar itself. Drop coffee is located in one of the hippest areas of Stockholm and the moment you walk in you feel a relaxed atmosphere where you can either have one coffee or go for a lunch with some friends. I must say, the soup and sandwiches are also very tasteful! But be on time, especially on Sundays it is always a little crowdy. So to make sure you got a seat, go a little early.

 

Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 10
Monday – Friday: 07:30 – 18:00
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00

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Goodmorning sunrise

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A new life in a new city can be exhausting. Every new day is filled with new things, new stimuli and new experiences. You meet a lot of new people and cannot find the time to stand still and think about all those things. So here is my new start of this blog with a new photograph from the rising sun in the morning. It is the best feeling to wake up and drive to the beach and see how a new day rises from the sea into the sky. It works a bit like running, but this time you do not have to strain to make your head free. I am truly inspired by nature. Are you? Have a good day with lots of inspirations!

Nike Roshe Run id

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Nikes. Everybody has at least on pair of those and they all look the same.  So I thought, why should I buy one of these sneakers, if half of Berlin has the same one? Well I must say that if you close your eyes, it feels like you walk in heaven on earth. These shoes are the best sneakers you can have today for walking and running! They already provide a customize program for the Nike air max, but for those shoes you can only choose between colours. But recently they created a new program for other shoes than the air max.  You can now actually customize your own Nike Roshe Run id! They provide many options for colours and prints and this time you will definitely get your own brand new customized sneaker. So get ready for the festival season with your new pair of accessories on your feet. Get inspired!

With this link you can create your own pair of Roshe Run id’s: http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/product/roshe-run-id-shoe/

Avocado chicken salat

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One of my favourite things on bread is chicken breast with avocado. It is healthy and gives you lots of energy during the day. But why are those ingredients really that healthy? Well, chicken is a low fat meat and is full of proteins and magnesium. Avocado contains a lot of fiber, sodium, is cholesterol free and contains nearly twenty essential nutrients, including omega-3, vitamins A,C,D,E,K and the B vitamins. And food that is high in omega-3 is worldwide known as the secret behind a healthy heart, a high concentration and good eyes. But enough about why it’s the good for you and back to the recipe, because this is simply to good! The recipe is quite easy and the ingredients for this avocado chicken salat are:

– 2 Boneless chicken breasts
– 2 Avocado’s
– ¼ Chopped onion
– Juice of ½ a lime
– 2 Tablespoons of cilantro
– Salt and pepper to taste it

How to make it? Cook the chicken breasts until it is done. Cool the meat and then shred it. Make a cream of the avocado and add the other ingredients to it. Last but not least, add the shredded chicken to the avocado cream and you are done. My suggestion is to eat it with multigrain bread or with crackers. Get inspired!

Lake Bled Castle, Slovenia

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Why is it that we always choose for vacation holidays in countries that we already know? Why is it that we are afraid to experience something new and stick to the old known habits? That was the question that popped up in my head when I saw this breath-taking photograph of a lake in Slovenia. Do we choose those trips based on safety, because we ‘know the place and it is good?’ Well my goal is to always search for something new, the unknown. And I think Slovenia has definitely made it to my list of must go’s! This country offers just about everything what anyone could wish for. The diverse landscapes with magnificent rugged alpine peaks, some of the most beautiful lakes in Europe and more than 8000 subterranean caves and coastal resorts that nestle on the sunny turquoise Adriatic sea. But it is not only the breathtaking scenery why Slovenia is a must go, it offers also a great value for money and a vast array of experiences to enjoy. And I can already say that slovenian food is real tasteful and healthy! So what do you think, will it be Slovenia for the summer? Get inspired!

Old fashioned shaving

 

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What is it these days with all the beards and moustaches? More and more guys want to grow one and in Brooklyn is it normal to get facial implants. Or like they call it a beard implants. Crazy isn’t it? Well to be honest, I do love to see beards. But for most of the time I see really messy ones and definitely not properly cut and shaved. I think that proper shaving has become a lost art. But with the trend of beards and barbershops, I think the traditional wet shave -like our grandfathers did- is making a comeback. All over the Internet you can find tutorials how to shave your beard properly with an old fashioned razor. You may ask your grandfather if he still got one of those vintage razors. And if you cannot find it at his place, check antique stores or the Internet. You can still buy blades for those razors anywhere. Well, with your old fashioned razor you will be nothing less than a bad ass. Think about it, the traditional wet shave was a ritual that great men like your grandfather, John F. Kennedy and Teddy Roosevelt took part in.  Get inspired!