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fall favourites

By Marlene | Published: 3. November 2014
Golden leaves, hot chocolate on the sofa, stews that last for days and a soft light that makes everything and everyone look better – this is the time of year when I forget what winter is like in Berlin, because fall is putting on a magic show. Soon enough, I’ll have to think about wrapping myself in ten layers of thermal underwear, but for now I’m enjoying [...]

timeless beauty

By Marlene | Published: 17. May 2013
My birthday is coming up very soon. Okay, tomorrow. I made a crack in the dinner invitation about the fact that I will then be the same age as George Clooney was when it all started happening for him. I don't know what Clooney's beauty routine looks like. He so rarely invites me around his house to snoop around the bathroom. I imagine it involves slapping [...]

the other woman

By Marlene | Published: 27. March 2013
Lately I've been trying to change my buying habits, especially after the big closet clean out at the beginning of the year. Shopping, when I do, for things that I will get a lot out of. A good quality silk shirt. A classic coat. A blazer that works with everything. Pieces for seven days a week. Extravagant mostly in that I will want to wear them too much. This [...]