January 2017: The First Two Weeks of a New Year

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Courtesy of http://www.listchallenges.com

We are halfway through January on this beautiful weekend day. How have you guys been experiencing the brand-new year of 2017 so far?

I am off tomorrow thanks to Martin Luther King Day (a floating holiday in the US). So today is practically my Saturday, although it feels like quite a peaceful and productive Sunday, too. I managed to sleep in a bit and wake up refreshed. Read More »

First Magical Exhibition of the Year: Pixel Forest at the New Museum


Today I went to a magical exhibition at the New Museum. One of those once-in-a-while moments that kind of take your breath away without you really knowing why. Pipilotti Rist’s Pixel Forest has been on display in the Lower East Side since October 26th of last year. Spread across the three main floors of the museum, she features a quite magical artistic composition of art installations made of video projections, curtains and more. Read More »

End of Year Reflections: Why 2016 Was Not the Worst Year in History

Its’ the last day of the year 2016 and you know what that means: Time for the Year in Review!

NYE 2015/2016
NYE 2015/2016

This year has been certainly one of a kind (well, aren’t they all, the years?!). It seems that the continuous line of change, which has been a very strong part of my life since 2014 perhaps, is slowly but surely progressing. Change – in every way possible – I feel that is the code word of 2016, if any. Read More »

Es Weihnachtet Sehr: Getting Into the Spirit of the Holiday Season in New York City

SantaCon in NYC
SantaCon in NYC

It’s eleven days into December, which means there are less than 3 weeks left until the end of this year. Crazy! This month is usually the month during which all things festive start popping up. After Thanksgiving all stores have somehow let loose and are now in the right spirit for Christmas, or Hannukah, or the holidays in general – whichever is more important to you. Read More »

San Diego: Overall Impressions of Three Short Days

San Diego skyline at night
San Diego skyline at night

San Diego as a city managed to surprise me in every good way possible. I spent three full days in SoCal and, from what my coworkers, family and everyone else were telling me, that should have been enough to bore the heck outta me. Well, surprisingly, I found these three days just the right amount of time to get to know this lovely town and, contrary to my previous beliefs, I wouldn’t mind spending even more time here or re-visiting the city. From the first day, I saw quite some diversity in SD. Read More »