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Monthly Archives: August 2013

my favourite new bag

By Marlene | Published: 30. August 2013
Of course, I don't just love James because he makes beautiful handbags. But it might make me love him a little bit more. Every time he designs something, it's inevitably my favourite new thing. And now – be still my heart! – he has made the Nora shopper in a lovely full-grain leather. The bag waited for me when I returned from my summer holiday. Suddenly [...]

the hotel portixol

By Marlene | Published: 28. August 2013
When Steffi and I started planning to go on holiday to Majorca together, we made no plans of what to do once we were actually there. Except this one: do what we felt like every morning. And if we felt like going to the same beach for the third day running, we'd do exactly that. Until one morning Steffi said: Hadn't we at one point thought about doing a spa [...]

prolonging the holiday

By Marlene | Published: 26. August 2013
While on holiday I read in the paper that the holiday feeling lasts for one week after you've returned home. However, the blues of no longer being on holiday lasts for four weeks. I immediately put the paper to the side and jumped in the pool once more. I've been back in Berlin for a week now and, kids, don't believe everything you read in the papers. [...]

on majorca: my mama’s blouse

By Marlene | Published: 21. August 2013
My mama first wore this blouse on Formentera the summer before I was born 35 years ago. I discovered it in her closet when I was a teenager and, probably without asking her permission, decided that I was going to keep it. The cheesecloth is frayed to the point of disintegrating and I love running my fingers over the fabric, the places where it's almost see-through [...]

book love: der berliner stil

By Marlene | Published: 15. August 2013
I wanted to wait until I'm back home in Berlin to post this, until I could open my own copy of the book, but damnit I'm too impatient! „Der Berliner Stil” is now out, a book by Angelika Taschen about, you guessed it, Berlin style. Her co-author, co-conspirator and allround co-star is the wonderful Alexa von Heyden. Sandra Semburg took the pictures [...]