Welcome to Love von Beauty von Love!

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In the beginning there was … Love & Beauty & Life & Light & Spark  & Prosperity & Style & Soul & Bliss & Happiness & Wonder & Joy & Courage & Vision & Solidarity & Childhood & Freedom & Dream & Faith.

And then their step-brothers and step-sisters – hatred, lust, death, darkness, poverty, plague, immorality, scandal, despair, expectation, sorrow, envy, blindness, ego, greed,  cynicism, grievance, hunger, terror, fear, bullies –  made room and started messing things up … all for a reason, a very basic reason: to make our life more worth treasuring, every single day, every single moment.

I started this blog from a purely egocentric need: a need to remind myself of beauty and love.

In the beginning there was … Love & Beauty & …whatever we wish for!

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Shining on a rainy day

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– Happy Birthday! I greeted my colleague the morning of her B-day. I wish you all the very best. 

– Thank you. I wish for a better weather than this, she said pointing at the dark grey sky outside in disapointment. 

– YOU ARE shining, I responded. 

– This is the nicest thing i was told in a long time. And she shone even more. 

Let it rain. Shine. 

Thank you Munich

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Thank you Munich

for your rainy-sunny late August days,

a pleasant walk in your zoo

the wonders of the Deutsches Museum, where we learned by playing about science and progress, from mining to astronomy:

your biggest public park in Europe: the English Gartden of Munchen where you can watch surfers, have a beer next to a Chinese Tour, enjoy a ride in a 100 year old carousel or just enjoy a walk

Thank you Salzburg

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for your warm and sunny August days, a perfect picture frame for my birthday,

for the feeling of humbleness in front of your magnificent views from the 1000 year old Hohensalzburg Fortress,

a renewed feeling of romance in the splendid Mirabell Gardens


your special Makartsteg reserved exclusively for pedestrians and cyclists, flanked by talented musicians, who offered me a splendid piece of music on my birthday! Thank you!

a gorgeous hand embroidered pillow case and table-cloth from Salzburg Heimatwerk, where you can purchase both finished pieces as well as folkwear fabrics,

the taste of Italy in cafes and ice cream stands,

the unique and absolutely gorgeous Hellbrunn Palace and its Trick Fountains, built by ingenious minds. And the fun we had with surprise water jets!

the fun and educational Haus der Natur, where small and big get to become scientists 


1525 kg – that’s my weight on Sun, if you are wondering. Big time lady! 🙂

and, last but by far not least your wonderful Hellbrunn zoo, where we reconneced with our animal world friends:

Thank you Graz

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Thank you Graz

for your warm August days,

a fabulous view from your 376 m high Schlossberg after a successful ascend


a proud and filled with history Clock Tower embelished by a beautiful garden


a spectacular way down in a glass lift inside the mountain, putting to test my claustrophobic limits.

wonderful architecture, 

your many fun children playgrounds in Stadtischer Augarten,  

a stroll along Mur,

ice cream and espresso at Roma cafe,

celebrating young Austrian designers in many of specialises shops with very chic dressing rooms

a new discovery – the Chic and Ethic store,

an evening walk with ducks in Burggarten,

a well located Hotel zum Dom where past meets present,

lunch at Kusthauscafe 

yout many rooftop views

a designer island on Mur where you can shop in a small designer shop and have a drink in a cafe while enjoying the Sun on an open terace

Magnificent Landhaus – one of most well preserved Italian Renaissance monuments of architecture 

your talenterted street musicians. “Dad, mom is having again the Ah! moment looking at the blue-eyed musician” :),

your gems hidden in courtyards 

Dinner at L’Osteria served by the Greeck waitress Eleni with the warmth of her helenic smile and Italian language lessons on loud speakers in the ladies room. Combining pleasure with necessities,

hours of fun at Frida und Fred Kindermuseum, where we got to live circus artists lives and to create our own decoration: as i did for my bag:

and humble moments of urban walk reconnected with Mother nature

There are Better Things to Talk About Than Other People (and How to Gossip Less) – re-post

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I read this wonderful piece written by JOSHUA BECKER. https://www.becomingminimalist.com/there-are-better-things-to-talk-about-than-others/

And then this quote came to my attention; “Judgment is but a mirror reflecting the insecurities of the person who’s doing the judging.” (Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus https://www.google.fr/amp/www.theminimalists.com/irony/amp/).

Judging is so human. I remember  senour ladies on the bench in front of their houses in my childhood neighbourhood. Passing judgments was their fave pastime. Seeing them now makes me want to bring them mirrors :). I know, it’s kind of mean.

Judging is a choice – thought of the week for me.