It's the Weekend! Are You Working?

It's the Weekend! Are You Working?

It's a Saturday afternoon, and after a coffee date with a new friend and colleague this morning and then a birthday brunch afterwards, I was in the middle of what I call "light working" – you know, a few emails here, drafting some ideas there – when thoughts on working on a weekend began circling around my head, so I wanted to share some of them with you. Like always, I'd love to hear yours, too, you're warmly invited to continue this conversation in the comments!

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10 Ethical Jewelry Spring Favourites

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My friend Alena has been looking for a few new pieces for her jewelry collection, and when she asked me for advice on brands that she would really love to support, I happily started compiling a few favourites. Most of the pieces I personally wear on a daily basis are heirlooms from my mum and mother-in-law or gifts from my husband and friends, and I rarely buy jewelry for myself – definitely something that needs to change in the future, now that I look at those picks! All details below, and you'll find more favourites on our Ethical Jewelry Pinterest board where we'll continue adding new pieces.

 

1 | Luxaa Studs (45 €)  2 | Fremdformat Earrings (29 €)  3 | Bario Neal Band (from 167 €)  4 | Bario Neal Studs (from 315 €)  5 | Bario Neal Studs (from 75 €)  6 | Oh Bracelet Berlin Band (29 €)  7 | ABLE necklace (47 €)  8 | pikfine Earrings (29.90 €)  9 | Fremdformat Bracelet (39 €)  10 | jyoti Studs (29 €)

Do You Write? A Call for Submissions!

Do You Write? A Call for Submissions!

If you're signed up to our newsletter or follow along on Instagram, you probably heard me talk about this exciting new project I'm currently working on – an electronic (and potentially future print) publication dedicated to all things sustainability, travelling and making!

We're currently accepting submissions for this book project, so continue reading if you think you might be interested in teaming up with us, and please feel free to forward this call for submissions to any friends who might want to submit, too!

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City Trip Essentials

City Trip Essentials

Back home from a trip to Copenhagen to visit close friends who moved there a couple years ago, I wanted to share a few city trip essentials (many of which I actually took with me!). When we do city trips, we usually walk around quite a bit and spend a lot of time outside, so I included favourites you can comfortably spend a full day in & with, plus a few things that'll make your next city trip extra special. Tell me, what are your essentials you can't do without?

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How to Be Alone (And Love It!)

How to Be Alone (And Love It!)

Whenever I have one of those rare nights just to myself, I usually opt for a slow night in with good food, a show and maybe some knitting. This week though, I'm home alone for a full 7 days, so I knew I wanted to get a bit more creative with how I spend time alone. Now a week might be nothing to you – I've had my fair share of across the globe long distance years and temporarily abandoned flatshares, too, and it sure is a huge privilege when spending time alone is one of many options instead of loneliness being the default one.

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Midweek Happiness

Midweek Happiness

The last couple of days have been a quite nice mix of work & play – I got back from a lovely family vacation in the mountains, my heart full with impressions of this planet's beautiful nature, and was excited to get back to work. Despite a rather huge work load these weeks, I'm really enjoying working on the projects I have on my plate right now. Earlier this week, I share about the beginnings of my self care journey, something I'd love to incorporate more about here, and I loved the conversation around self care that started from it. Thanks so much for joining in and sharing your thoughts, and I hope you have a lovely week!

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The beginnnings of a self care journey

The beginnnings of a self care journey

Lately, I found myself gravitating towards books that in one way or another bring up the question of how we’d live life if we were more aware of its limits, like Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air or Chloe Benjamin’s The Immortalists, both of which I think are brilliant, by the way.

As much as I might have changed in many capacities over the course of my almost 29 years, what always has, and, I guess, always will be most important to me are the people I spend my life with. Sure, many of the hats I wear are an important part of my identity, but first and foremost, I always think of myself in relation to others - as a wife, friend, daughter (in law), sister (in law), cat mommy, you name it. Leave me with someone I love and I’m a happy camper, no matter what (ok, unless I actually had to go camping).

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Not a Valentine's Day outfit

Not a Valentine's Day outfit

Malte and I never celebrate Valentine's Day, but we do love going on dates! It can be as low-key as a long walk (for which I probably would have opted for flats though) or dinner, date nights are always a favourite around here. I feel good in my own skin when I wear skirts or dresses and Malte loves them on me, too, so more often than not they're my go-to for our dates.

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