Apr 17, 2015

Friday Awesomeness

Just gorgeous this little ring via fronlineshop! | I want this Ralph Lauren dress via FashionID! | Check out these golden Birkenstock sandals via FashionID. | I like this cute hat via FashionID. | Awesome Tree Houses book via Taschen!

Apr 16, 2015

Craghoppers – The Nosilife Collection

Soooo... here is something new: The brand Craghoppers has a special collection called "Nosilife" – which is pretty amazing. Why? Because they are the first brand worldwide with a permanent anti-insect technology woven into their cloth. It is proven up to 90% protection from mosquitos and any other annoying biting insects. Amazing right? So when you go outside, hiking, climbing or traveling in a hot country, these cloth will protect you from those tiny monsters and even from the sun. I will dress up my boyfriend from  head to toe in Nosilife, since he's draws to ticks magically... :-) More inventions like this please!

Apr 15, 2015

Let's go & stay in the woods...

...yes pleeeease, let's just pack our backpack and go into the forest! Preferably in Canada. But I am just dreaming... dreaming of me sitting on a cozy blanket, singing and playing on my mini-guitar. I can proof, this is just a dream, cause I can't sing and can't play the guitar, but anyway, this would be awesome, right?

backback: Burton | pullover: Roots | lotion: Stop The Water While Using Me 
blanket, guitar, pouch and tiny photo album: all stolen from grandmas attic :-)

Apr 13, 2015

WHAT I WEAR – Dressed up with Hallhuber!

Remember this post? << CLICK >> This is what I wore to the event – the classic dress and a simple black coat. I like this grown-up outfit very much – but do you know the best part about it? You can style the coat even with ripped jeans a sneakers. I will show you later. And the dress is just perfect for special occasions! So when is the next dinner party? :-) I am ready with my baby-blue Hallhuber dress!

my weekend according to my iPhone pictures

Sunny weekend – filled with BBQ, new bike trails, garden work and sunbathing/-burn! We found a really awesome trail, which is not new, but super magical. Wanna take my girls there and take some photos! I just have to say it, I looooooove where I live! In less then 5 min, I am deep into the woods, by the river or at a tiny lake. Love it! (Ok to be fair, I also have to admit, that I recently wrote a friend, who just moved to Berlin for a couple of months, that I'm kinda jealous. I would love to live in a big city for a while. Like 3 month or so.... and then come back!) Happy Monday!

Apr 10, 2015

Friday Awesomeness

Awsome Stine Goya case. | I like simple H&M shirts. | I want this cute jeans via Lala Berlin. | Just gorgeous this little paper bunny via ChloƩ Fleury | Check out some nice Adidas sneakers via Blue Tomato!

Apr 9, 2015

Ucon Acrobatics SS15 Lookbook

Wow – I am having a major crush on nearly every single piece of the new Ucon Acrobatics Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Check the whole collection <<here>>. I love the colors and fabrics. If I wouldn't know, where the founder is from (my hometown woop-woop) I would say he's scandinavian, because of the clean cuts and the minimalistic designs. Anyway... I do love this collection and believe me, the pieces for men are as rad as the images below.

ACTION GIRL OF THE MONTH: Laura Lawson Visconti

I discovered Laura through Nikita Clothing, since we both are part of the NikitaNATION. I clicked through her blog and could't stop reading her story and looking at those amazing images. This girl is just rad! I love her positive vibes and also her amazing style. Ok I will stop worshipping now, but honestly this girl... Here is a little interview I did with her, enjoy and get to know Laura! 

Whats your name?
Laura Lawson Visconti

What do you do for living and where do you do it?
I am a personal trainer! I work in downtown Portland, Oregon. 

Whats your favorite part of your job?
I love helping people get healthy and watch their quality of life improve. I am definitely a people person, so being able to work one-on-one with individuals and help them in such an important way means a lot to me. I like to think of it as preventative medicine. My motto is that you shouldn't spend your life in the gym; you should spend a little time in the gym in order to enjoy a lifetime outside. That's really what it's all about!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Oh my gosh, what DON'T I like to do in my spare time?! I am a watercolor artist, author, blogger and photographer. On the side, I partner with brands shooting social media projects for my Instagram account. I also love being outdoors (of course), doing all the "ings": trail running, biking, hiking, kayaking... you name it. My husband (former professional snowboarder Nick Visconti) taught me how to snowboard a few years back so I'm enjoying learning that as well, and getting into the mountains as much as possible! I love weight training and yoga and make time to do both a few times per week; they balance each other out really well. I love living in Portland and exploring the foodie scene; good coffee and good whiskey are both musts. I'm also super involved with my church - my faith in Jesus is the most important thing in my life and it's so wonderful having a community of like-minded people around me!

What was your last travel destination and what will be the next?
I travel whenever I can. The best feeling in the whole world is being on the road, exploring new places, making new memories, meeting new people. Nick and I recently went on a vacation to Kauai with his family which was pretty magical. The last time I traveled internationally was to Shanghai, China a year ago. No major travel plans right now - we've been pretty tied down in Portland as of late, which has been a nice change... but admittedly I am itching to pull out my passport again! Never not wanting to hit the road and explore.

​Favorite city?
Oooooh. That's a tough one. My favorite city in the US is Seattle, which I recently lived in for a few years and miss every day. My favorite international city has got to be Barcelona, Spain. I have such an inexplicable draw to that place. Take me back!!

​Are you on Instagram, if yes can we follow you? :-)​
Yes of course! ;) @lauralawsonvisconti

Show me your 3 favorite Instagram images you took!
Here are a few random favorites over the last couple of months.

​Who do you like to follow on Instagram and why? 
My answer to this changes all the time. Right now, I'm loving @mountaingirls, @morganmaassen, @viewfromthetopp, @ioegreer, and @nikewomen is always a fave.

Summer or Winter?

Dress or Jeans?​
Jeans all the way (or even better, yoga pants). But dresses from Free People will always have my heart ;)

Tv-Show or Movie?

​Cheese or Bacon?

​Ocean or Mountains?

​Name 5 things you can't live without, when you are going on a roadtrip!
1. My husband Nick. He is my favorite adventure partner!
2. My iPhone. I love capturing images along the way and editing them for Instagram while in the car.
3. Workout clothes! It's important to stretch your legs after sitting for long periods of time. I love getting a good workout in while on the road.
4. Music! I always make sure to have a long playlist ready.
5. Good conversation. I know this is a cheesy answer, but it is also very true to myself. I live for a good heart to heart conversation. Your mind starts to unravel while on the road; it's so cleansing. To me, this is the best part of a roadtrip!

​Ok, last question: ​if you could be an animal, what would it be? 
(Unicorns and dragons are counting as well!)
I think I would be a bird. I love the idea of flight - so carefree!

Anything else you wanna say?
Thank you for taking the time to interview me! Your blog makes me smile, so I hope my words made you smile as well! XO LLV

Apr 8, 2015

Spring Vibes with Blue Tomato

Uh yeahhhhh... spring is back, back, back! After super cold Easter holidays, the sun is finally back and I can wear my brand new PINK Vans sunglasses. Hrhrhr... but to be fair, it's still kinda cold, so I prefer wearing something cozy, while sun-bathing – the super cute Element Eden pants with tiny hot-air balloons on it (the first sweat pants, which are boyfriend-approved). :-) And the pink Herschel wallets brings the spring vibe, even when you go shopping... In my case for flowers! So I am ready, are you? 

You can get all my current spring essentials via blue-tomato.com

The "Wild Boots" – Danner

Last weekend I finally watched the movie "Wild" with Reese Witherspoon. This movie is really inspiring. And I could resist to google these boots she was wearing, right after we finished the movie... :-) I am probably not the only one, but I though I share these amazing images with the famous Danner boots! And all I wanna do now, is hiking, hikin, hiking. Just packing my backpack and GO!!!!