Please come upstairs

20 08 2012 Happy World

.... to visit "Upstairs" with me!

You will find this nice shop in Montecito, the upscale neighborhood of Santa Barbara, which is home or at least second, third or fourth home to more or less famous people.

Upstairs is located above a fun clothing store, so you get to check out at least two great shops when you come out here...

But let's focus upstairs now:

I love to come here in the morning hours with enough time to wander thru their spacious rooms while it's still quiet.

The very friendly staff let's you roam free, which i always appreciate in this kind of shops, to discover all the great little and big goodies. If you need help, they are of course happy to assist you.

The shop is an eclectic mix from all over the world - esthetically decorated in an inspiring way.

It's a bit like traveling to different country's ... cozy throws from Peru, handmade items from Africa and much, much more...DID i already tell you, that i love traveling?

Here are my favorites from my recent visit:

colorful rugs and throws                                                     colorful covers

colorful comforters

colorful papers

color your life!!!

XOXO, Anette

Best Of

21 06 2012 Happy World

My last day at the Austrian herb farm - in case you missed day 2 , day 3, day 4 and the story how it all happened, please read here and here if you like.

I am completely filled with all those wonderful impressions of my Sonnentor-Maria-Andi-Austria-adventure.

I saw sooo much - and had soo many great experiences.

What was the best? Hard to say....

There is of course Maria - the spiritual organic herb-farm specialist, joy-yoga teacher and fasting expert, who made a deep impact with all her wise and kind words.

Or friendly and fun Andi and his oh-so-old tractor.

Maybe it's the fact, that i now know how a lentil plant looks like.

Could be the wonderful birds nesting and feeding their young right outside my bedroom window - and cats, too...and of course Jette, the cute baby cow!

Or the funny dirt lumps jumping joyfully to the sky from the wheels of the tractor on our tour thru the fields.

Not to forget my (almost) successful fights at night with Sonnentors' blog software. Currently Peter, one of this years candidate, visits another herb farmer of Sonnentors'.

I guess it's all together. All the big and small moments and wonders who made my time in Austria so very special.

A THOUSAND THANKS goes to Sonnentor, Andi and Maria for taking such good care of me. I will miss our talks and laughs and this beautiful country, but of course:

I ALWAYS look forward to the next great fun adventure!

XOXO, Anette