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the green issue

By Marlene | Published: 19. February 2015


It’s nothing personal. Really, I don’t have anything against spinach. No traumatic memories of a childhood spent pushing away the greens on my dinner plate. No particular dislike of the taste. No aversion against the consistency of cooked spinach. It’s just that I can think of roughly 12 other vegetables I’d rather eat.

And 40 things I’d rather put in a smoothie. Like blueberries. Or bananas. Strawberrys. Ice cream. Chocolate sprinkles. Maybe it’s the colour of a spinach smoothie that I find off-putting. That green doesn’t just look healthy to me, but as though it tastes healthy. And by healthy I mean like an obligation. So, no thanks.

But then I discovered Ella Woodward’s blog.


a month in fashion (and other stuff) #2

By Marlene | Published: 12. February 2015


February – the month I wouldn’t mind skipping every year. The one thing I enjoy about it is that it only has 28 days. Here are some nice things to fill the rest of them with, beginning with the ones in the picture.

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yarok haircare

By Marlene | Published: 2. February 2015


One of things I enjoy most about my job is that I get to hang around some very talented people who let me peek over their shoulder and be a nosy parker, who share little secrets and favourite addresses with me. One of the things I enjoy most about writing this blog is sharing those whaaaaat-that’s-amazing-tell-me-more moments. A moment like the one when I recently met Thorsten again on an assignment. Thorsten the magician I should call him, because he made me up into a Hollywood star for a story in Couch when I was heavily pregnant and looked about as far away from Hollywood as Hannover. I adore him even more since he came up to me during a break on set last week, held a few bottles and jars under my nose and said: „Do you need something new for your blog? I got something!“

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