Dienstag, 25. Juli 2017

Roming around Italy - One Day in Rome


I am so excited to finally share the Rome trip Marie and I did in the beginning of July. To put it in a nutshell: it was a great, hot, touristy day with good food and taking lots of photos. But for anyone who would like to hear me rambling a bit more about our less than 24 hours stay in Rome keep reading.

Basically the two of us planned to go on a little trip months, well maybe years ago. But due to different uni schedules, other plans and being not the best decision makers it has always just been an idea of us. Until we finally looked more seriously for a rather cheap flight anywhere in Europe (we were pretty open for any place to discover). Rome has always been on my list of places I wanted to see so when we came across a cheap flight to Rome on a day that worked for the two of us - we booked! I just wanted to see the beautiful architecture Rome has to offer with my own eyes (along with eating some traditional Italian pizza of course. Who doesn't love food, right? Not me FOR SURE.)

It has been an early morning (waking up 3:30am ... not to mention we stayed up until midnight). But I don't want to complain because Rome was waiting for us.
We had a rough plan of what we wanted to see (that's why we stayed up until midnight because we haven't really made a plan before that haha). So on our list was the Colosseum, Vatican City, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. We started with the Colosseum and walked to the other places which was in my eyes the perfect way to get around because this way we didn't miss out on Rome's cute little streets, shops and other not so famous but just as beautiful attractions. I would highly recommend just walking around the city you want to explore. Just grab a map and you're good to go!

I couldn't even say what my favorite spot was because the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, I couldn't wait to see, took my breath away but obviously there are so many tourists around that the vibes and atmosphere in different locations is just as beautiful and not as packed.

Have you ever been to Rome? If so, what was your favorite thing about it?

- Nina x





Sonntag, 4. Juni 2017

Treasures ✨


When I was around 14 years old, so 7 years ago (oh gosh time is honestly flying by like crazy haha) I liked to have all sorts of especially earrings and necklaces. Stars, rainbow colored pearls, flowers whatsoever. What mattered was that it would go with my shirt or outfit in general. And looking back at it I think it's a cute and funny memory of going and growing through different stages in life. Today and right now I'm definitely in a different stage. A stage where I appreciate having something with a meaning and something I'm not gonna take off whether I'm at the lake, in uni or sleeping. You can also call me lazy haha but also patient as I was waiting around 6 weeks for this precious little magical necklace making its way from the other side of the world to me. This post isn't sponsored or anything I just want to share it with you and also show you that sometimes less is more. I found minimalism in life not only helpful for you but also our environment. It makes you appreciate something ten times more💎✨
YCL Jewels makes ethically and cruelty-free jewelry which is something I love to support and if my future husband is reading this ... they make beautiful wedding rings as well haha.

My Instagram: @ninaatatjanaa

Sonntag, 30. April 2017

NOW

Wake up early to see the sunrise. Buy fruits. Sell some old clothes and get a new piece you’ll love and wear to death. Be strong. Be patient. Listen. Start jogging. Be impressed by nature. Smile at strangers. Call your mum. Post an Instagram. Get the piercing or tattoo you always wanted. Drink coffee. Book a plane ticket. Look at the stars. Drink more coffee. Love your body. Write down your thoughts. Meditate. Learn to stand being alone. Make compliments. Watch a movie and eat popcorn or chocolate or both. Shave for yourself. Laugh. Learn a new language. Paint. Go on a road trip. Water your flowers. Take lots of photos. Cry when you feel like crying. Learn to be with yourself.


Sonntag, 26. März 2017

NATURE ft. BEAUTIFUL NEW ZEALAND SPOTS ON THE SOUTH ISLAND

 - LAKE TEPAKO -

 - LAKE OHAU -

 - MIRROR LAKES -


- MILFORD SOUND -

People feel connected - either to other people, to a certain sport, to a religion etc and I have found myself recently and especially in New Zealand connected to nature. We live in a world with so much to explore and so many different landscapes. It makes me so happy to be in a place where the nature is just so different to what I'm used to and to just intake each unique feeling a place gives me. My favorite spot in New Zealand was probably Milford Sound. A truly beautiful and magical place!

Freitag, 24. März 2017

Traveling On Your Own 🌏 Being A Female Solo Traveler

So about one month ago I stepped onto an airplane, having an 36 hours journey ahead of me, and that was the start of the first time I was traveling on my own. I have always been the kind of person that enjoyed traveling with a friend or my sister but this time I decided that I wanted to try out something new, well even something I was a bit afraid of doing. So I booked a trip to New Zealand and okay I have to admit that I wasn't completely on my own since I booked a tour where I was with a bunch of people and everything was basically organized for us but I'm taking baby steps here right? 😄 And since I didn't know any of these people beforehand it was definitely something a bit scary yet super exciting. However I've spent multiple hours on the plane on my own, killed a 10 hours layover at Perth Airport on my own, etc when I was basically never completely on my own because I met super nice people along my way and it's crazy how much more open you are when it's just you and you simply find yourself being open and happy to start chatting to anyone who is around you.
During the tour it was a great experience to get to know around 50 amazing yet so different people from all around the globe and it was really easy to connect to those people as we all had something in common - the love for traveling. We were all so keen to have the best time in New Zealand and in the end that's was we had indeed!
I'm so glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone and that I did something that challenged me in so many ways. In the end I must say that I'm a person that can probably enjoy a trip and also look forward to it a tiny bit more when I can share this excitement with someone but I wouldn't say that this trip was the last one me as a solo traveler.
There are definitely pros and cons to traveling on your own as well as traveling with a friend and I guess everyone is different and therefore prefers a certain type of traveling but I would recommend to anyone to just be open and try out things. It's great to share moments and memories with someone you love and that's something I missed a bit but doing this trip on my own probably taught me a lot more about myself and the only person you have to worry about is yourself - no compromises as you can do whatever YOU want to do. 😋

"If you want something you've never had. 
You have to do something you've never done!"


Samstag, 11. Februar 2017

A BOWL FULL OF LIFE (ACAI BOWL)*

Because it's winter in Germany and also just because it's Germany it's pretty hard (well more likely impossible) to find a place where I could buy an acai bowl. But fortunately it's super easy to make one at home. I simply mixed together two frozen bananas, some frozen raspberries, about a teaspoon of acai powder and some water and then I topped it with some fruits, chia seeds and agave nectar as a sweetener. But what actually made it even better tasting was that I could enjoy it out of a coconut shell bowl! It's not only looking really nice but the fact that it's something so sustainable makes me really happy and made me want to share it on here with you guys. Sometimes it doesn't need much to live a little bit more conscious and every little step counts :)

Here's where I got my beloved coconut shell bowls from CLICK
Also check out their Instagram: @koko.andco


Dienstag, 3. Januar 2017

A FRESH START


Let's take a little less and give a little more in 2017! Because true happiness comes from within us and what's a better feeling than knowing you're the reason for someone else's smile. Let's use this year to share happiness and throw kindness around.

"We rise by lifting others!"

Walking through life we're in charge of choosing to look at all the bad and terrible stuff that is happening around us OR we can look at the bright side and all the beauty and positivity. Even though we often don't realize it but we can have a positive impact on others and the world just by being the best version of ourselves that we can be. Because in the end what matters is h a p p i n e s s.

Montag, 2. Januar 2017

Page 2 of 365 - First Day of Snow!


It's amazing to live in a country where we are lucky enough to experience all the four seasons. But I must say that I absolutely love warm and sunny places (especially near the ocean) and I would love to live in a place like this one day because I feel like that's where I belong and feel most happy. But I can't deny that I would probably miss these cold snowy days if I would have summer all year around.

Today we had the first real snow this winter. What a beautiful start to this year, am I right? It just looked so magical, so my mum and I went for a walk near a little river. I'm not gonna lie that I was freezing after our little walk but I still made the most of this snowy day since this snow always melts way too quickly and then we're just left with this brown sticky mud on the streets ;)

I hope you all had a great start to this week :)





Sonntag, 1. Januar 2017

Cheers to 2017🍾🎊



Happy New Year everyone! 

Looking back at 2016 it was definitely breathtaking in so many ways. I guess every year has its ups and downs and so did 2016. But there were definitely so many amazing, unforgettable and precious moments which I will always have captured in my heart and this is to many more to come in 2017! Last year was a year where I had to figure out what I want to do in life (at least to a certain extent) which was for example changing my uni course and also following a less cruelty filled lifestyle. I have been vegetarian for around 6 years and realized following a vegan lifestyle doesn't only make me feel heaps better but is also better for the animals and our planet🌎🌿💚 So one of my new years resolutions is to keep doing this along with doing more sports. As well as to have an early start to the morning more often, to stop overthinking everything and to just do what feels right and makes me happy, to be more productive with school stuff, to take more photos and videos and to always look on the bright side and enjoy life!✨

What are some of your new years resolutions? And I realize that it doesn't have to be a new year to start something new but I still like the thought of a new year with new chances, new opportunities and new adventures.

Let's collect many great moments in 2017!