Obsessed w/ that Croissant light on the wall!!!
I want one because seriously is there anything better then a perfectly flaky and butter croissant. I think not hehehe!
Freaked out there were like 6 impeccably groomed Shih-tzu's just strolling down the street. Sadly didn't get a good pic but it was cutest thing ever!!
|Semi-Sweet Dark Chocolate Brownie|
Densest Brownie ever.. so rich and decadent!!
Hello Kitty x UglyDoll Collab!
I'm actually slightly obsessed w/ the concept of UglyDoll. You can read all about it here on it's Wikipedia page but essentially the concept is that "ugly" actually means "unique" & "special" and to remember that we're all unique!
I think (especially) in a world of "blogging" & "bloggers" everyone (bloggers, subscribers & yes even the haters!) become obsessed with this idea of "perfection" or what I like to refer to as "controlling the narrative" ie. what people perceive as reality.
I've try not to subscribe to that mentality - I don't even consider myself a blogger I just "journal" my life and if you care to follow along you are more then welcomed to and if you don't want to don't! :)
Life is hard and it's a struggle. I don't always blog about my struggles mostly because I didn't start blogging to talk about my struggles I wanted a mindless space to just talk about my life loves (The Hubs, my Fur Babies, Friends & Family) & my superficial loves (Luxury Goods, Travel & Food - the most important one lol!).
The UglyDolls serve as an amazing reminder to be true to yourself and that we're all just human!!
Obsessed w/ the mirrored glass subway tiles.
This would make a gorgeous kitchen backsplash!
Although now that I think about it would probably be a pain in the butt to keep clear lol! The fingerprints and smudges!!! Eeks!
His work is so amazing!
This space is so kitchy and fun if you're ever in Dusseldorf it's worth a stop in for an afternoon pick me up :)
If you're into Pop Art the Ludwig museum right next to the Cathedral and it's pretty amazing (it's the unique metal looking building on the left)
Was randomly walking through Hotel Nikko and fell upon this MCM display!!!
Kushi-Tei of Tokyo
One thing I miss from Hawaii is Japanese Izakaya food!
Essentially it's a "drinking establishment" that serves Japanese bar food. Luckily we were able to find a really delicious one and their menu is HUGE!!! It sort of looks like a news paper advertisement and was 4 pages long!
|Sesame Chicken Wings|
The most PERFECT fries I've ever had in my ENTIRE life. I don't really know how to describe it but the outside was perfectly crispy and the inside was the perfect amount of potato and consistency. It was really bizarre but good lol!
|Green Onion & Steak, Bacon wrapped Asparagus, Quail Eggs, Yakitori, Chicken Meatballs & Liver|
My little family :)
|Waygu Beef burger w/ Aged Cheddar & a Fried Egg w/ Onion Rings|
|Super rich Semi-sweet chocolate milkshake|
I have to say I was never ever really into Chocolate but I realize after moving to Germany it was just because I wasn't into the Chocolate in the US. European Chocolate is a breed unto itself. Not too sweet and the flavors are all very delicately balanced.
The colorful little balls were fruity & tart candy pieces!!
Japanese baked goods for the drive home :)
Bye Cologne & Dusseldorf you've been amazeeee!