Sunday Selections

March 30, 2014

Berlin welcomed us home on Tuesday after a long 24-hour transit with a hailstorm of all things! Needless to say, I was less than impressed. The weather Gods have more than made up for it this weekend, however, spoiling us with the most gorgeous spring weather. I even wore a t-shirt out today! How exciting is that?

Falkplatz Cherry Blossoms

WATCH: I’m super pumped that one of my favourite journalists and broadcasters, Louis Theroux, is back on air with his brand-new documentary series, ‘LA Stories’. Whilst I’ve only seen episode one, ‘City of Dogs’ so far, already I’m hooked and can’t wait to follow the rest of the series. Theroux has such an inquisitive and forthright way about him that naturally creates trust between himself and his subjects, therefore resulting in a greater divulgence of information between the two parties. This all makes for great viewing. This series examines various aspects of LA life ranging from mental illness and crime, to life and death. Sunday nights just got a whole lot better. Thanks to my friend Jess for the heads up!

READ: I can’t wait to head to Street Food Thursday at Markthalle IX again after reading about all the yumminess there in Stil in Berlin’s recent blog post. The Mogg & Melzer pastrami sandwhich is looking mighty fine.

COOK: If you’re lacking on the cooking inspiration front right now and you’re somewhere around Melbourne, you absolutely MUST book a table at Añada, my most favourite restaurant. With such generosity, our dearest friends, Jess and Nick, took Ben and I out to dinner here for our birthdays last weekend when we were in Australia. I’m still dreaming about the soprasada with honey and the Otway Ranges pork belly with fennel seed and smoky aubergine. Too good.

MAKE: My skin is feeling a little dry and flaky from getting a tad sunburnt from that strong Aussie sun. This DIY Homemade Mandarin Body Scrub could be just the thing it needs. The oil found in mandarins has been found to aid in the production of new cells and restoration of tissue. Perfect.

DREAM BUY: How dreamy does the Palazzo Avino on the Amalfi Coast in Italy look? A week here with these sweeping sea views would do so much good. Ah, a girl can only dream…

BUDGET BUY: I love visiting the Turkish Market in Kreuzberg on either a Tuesday or Friday to stock up on the freshest and cheapest local produce. It gets crazy busy by mid-afternoon, but it’s oh so worth it. This week’s highlight was the beautiful punnets of fresh strawberries and raspberries for €1 each. I love the fact that summer berries are available again!

GO: I’m currently looking into booking a couple of long-weekend escapes in May. Not making the most of the long-weekends over here would just be a crime wouldn’t it? Italy is looking mighty tempting, albeit a little pricey. Can I really say no to Italy though? No! Let’s go!

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  • Reply Vicki Bale March 30, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Once again, a great, interesting read Rach! Looking forward to the next one. X

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