Let’s make this a thing

rae of lovefromberlin - new advice column in the form of a newsletter

For those of you who read my monthly recap, you will already be aware that I am starting an “advice” column in the form of a monthly newsletter called, “Unsolicited Advice from a 20-something-year-old hot mess,” which is, in fact, not entirely unsolicited, as the concept is as follows: you will write me questions and I will answer them. So actually, it’s entirely solicited, but whatever. Abusing the vernacular is what being twenty-something is all about… amongst other more exciting things.

I’d like to think of “Unsolicited Advice” as a “Dear Abby” but written by a 20-something-year-old (in this case, me) who still hasn’t figured out that 2 am is not a proper bed time and who thinks that burritos should be their own food group. I will do my best to give you some sound advice about what you should do in your situation …And then I’ll tell you what I would do. Sounds fun, right? Right.

So this is how it works, folks – you write me questions concerning the curve balls life throws at you and I will give you my two cents. So go ahead and tweet me with the hashtag “LFBadvice,” leave a question in the comments below or ask me anonymously and I will be sure to answer your question as responsibly as possible… and then answer it again, truthfully, based on what I actually would do.

I’m thinking it will go a little something like this:

Dear twenty-something-year-old hot mess,

I have to go to work party and face my colleague, with whom I had awkward sexytime with last weekend and have been too afraid to face ever since. What should I do?

Sincerely, Confused in Seattle

Dear Confused in Seattle,

Boy, That is quite a tough one. I definitely do not envy your position. What you should do: Something responsible like have a normal conversation with him (or her) to show him (or her) that you guys can still remain professional and polite despite having seen each other’s downstairs bits. Everyone’s slept with a work colleague (guilty!) once or twice. It’s not particularly wise, as you are now finding out, but life will go on. Cos that’s the thing about life, hey. What I would do: Drink all the alcoholzzz and silently pray to the gods that be that we do not bump into each other, while secretly stalking him behind strategically placed houseplants that barely hide me, let alone my shame, to see if he is looking for me or has brought a lady friend, because pride? What’s that?

Sincerely, A twenty-something-year-old hot mess

Except a lot wittier, or something.

So sign up now, and participate by asking me questions (on or off anon) or just soak up all the awesomely awesome advice I’m gonna be throwin’ your way, cos this is going to be fun. A bit controversial? Perhaps, but really think it’s gonna be good.

“Unsolicited Advice” will take the form of a monthly newsletter so do be a dear, sign up, and start asking me some hard-hitting questions because I really sincerely hope to make this into a thing.

photo taken by: Johannes Husen

Herzlich, Rae
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In the Home 006

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In the Home is all about interior design and making your cozy space your own.

As all of you know, I am currently in the process of re-doing my flat.( Which is basically like this long drawn out never ending process which I am entirely okay with since I have this fear that whenever I feel my flat is finally “finished,” I’ll want to re-decorate the whole damned thing all over again. That, and I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist, so I am always thinking of new things to add or change in my home.) Well, this weekend, I made it over to ikea and picked up a few things for the kitchen and bedroom which I will be sharing with you guys soon. In order to stay motivated and inspired, I hopped on the good ole pinterest for a session of digging up even more photos of interiors to covet, pin to my boards, and help inspire me during this re-decorating phase.

Scrolling through these images should give you a good idea of the current interior focuses:

1: Foliage, and lots of it – just picked up two new plant friends this weekend at ikea
2: Low beds – still need to build a frame for my matress
3: vintage furniture in white or natural woods – working on it
4: candles – check
5: textiles with interesting patterns and prints – working on it
6: witchy details – working on it

Now if only Berlin had the kind of goodwills we have in Virginia full of cheap kitschy artwork and vintage dishware for two bucks a pop…

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bohemian interior design inspiration

bohemian interior design inspiration

bohemian interior design inspiration

bohemian interior design inspiration

bohemian interior design inspiration

bohemian interior design inspiration

bohemian interior design inspiration

bohemian interior design inspiration

bohemian interior design inspiration

Herzlich, Rae
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Monthly Recap: August 2015

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Oh hey, it looks like it’s that time again. One month is over and a new one is about to begin. I always have that feeling that hours feel long, but days too short, weeks just about right, and months just seem to go by in the wink of an eye. August was full of new adventures in my life in the form of finally concretely going after the dreams I have, discussions about travel, exploring just exactly how we view time (or rather should view time), exploring the difference between objects and things, and more. I have also taken the time to do a bit of cleaning up and revamping things on LFB slowly. (You may have noticed that I have tweaked LFB’s branding and have revamped LFB’s about me page.Love from Berlin has also added podcasts to longer posts so you can now catch up with LFB on the go or at work regardless if your boss is looking.


In case you missed it…
Conscious Living 001 | Instafinds 020 | Photograephie 007 | Globetrotting 008
Weekly Roundup 017 | Visual Stimulation 041 | Weekly Roundup 018

What’s in store for September?
As I continue through this transitional period in my life, expect more interior adventures as I continue to turn my living space into something pinterest-worthy (half kidding, but only half), conversations about starting your own business, updates about my wedding photography, a return of “anatomy of an outfit” (yes, I know they have been missing for quite some time now) and more posts about Berlin life.


Also, I am taking on a new project/revamping the monthly newsletter, with a new feature entitled “Unsolicited Advice from a 20-something-year-old hot mess,” which is, in fact, not entirely unsolicited, as the concept of this project is a bit of a “Dear Abby” but with a twist. So this is how it works, folks – you write me questions concerning the curve balls life throws at you and I will give you my two cents. I’m thinking this will be quite the fun twist on all the advice giving out there that is happening across the blogosphere these days – I mean I’m all for good advice, but if I read another fucking blogpost about 5 ways to start my morning off right, I might quit blogging all together. Kidding. But really…

So go ahead and tweet me with the hashtag “LFBadvice,” email me at contact@lovefromberlin.net, or leave a question in the comments below and I will be sure to answer your question as responsibly as possible… and then answer it again, truthfully, based on what I actually would do. (For those of you who would prefer to ask anonymously, ask here.)

“Unsolicited Advice” will take the form of a monthly newsletter so do be a dear, sign up, and start asking me some hard-hitting questions because I really sincerely hope to make this into a thing.

Herzlich, Rae
instagram | bloglovin | Twitter | work with LFB

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Weekly Roundup 018

Weekly Roundup is a series featuring interesting finds on the web, a recap of LFB’s posts, and current happenings from that week. On the web 001: Gamestop just proved why you should definitely start making it a routine to read Terms of Services rather than just scrolling by and clicking “accept”. 002: In some alternate…

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Bespoke Globemaking in London

Visual Stimulation 041: Bellerby and Co

This blogpost is also available as a podcast! Take a listen and please let me know what you think! Now you can listen to LFB’s longer posts while at work so you won’t get in trouble by your boss for reading my blogposts. Visual Stimulation features the best of all things visual, creative and inspirational….

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Weekly Roundup 017

Weekly Roundup is a series featuring interesting finds on the web, a recap of LFB’s posts, and current happenings from that week. On the web 001: Inspiration from pop culture is pretty common but this couple has taken it to an entirely new level 002: It’s all about Cutting yourself some slack 003: My future…

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Globetrotting 008: A fourth kind of travel

Globetrotting is series is all about my adventures in travel. They include my tips, takeaways, and realizations about travel, as well as recommendations for food, culture, and nightlife. I have previously said that there are several ways to travel, based on accommodation. In my humble opinion, they can basically be broken down to fit three…

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Photograephie 007: a whole new sort of thing

This blogpost is also available as a podcast! After all of the amazing feedback I recieved from LFB’s first podcast, I have decided to continue broadcasting posts that are text heavy. Photograephie is series is all about my adventures as a freelance photographer. After my my realizations about time and how best to spend it…

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Conscious Living 001: On time

This blogpost is also available as a podcast! Take a listen and please let me know what you think! Now you can listen to LFB’s longer posts while at work so you won’t get in trouble by your boss for reading my blogposts. For all future td;lr posts provided you guys like this idea), I…

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Work vs. Play on Holiday

If you have been following along on instagram or snapchat (@lovefromberlin), you may have realized that I am currently in the US (and will be until the 1st of June). For the past three days, I have been vacationing in Florida with my family, soaking up the sun at the beach and cooling down in…

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DIY 008: Geometry

As you all know, I am currently in the process of re-doing my flat. My flat in Germany has actually gone through a lot of interior design phases over the past 4 and half years. It’s first incarnation was that of an extremely feminine sickly sweet pastel shabby chic flat with some “kawaii” Japanese influence….

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Interior Adventures 002

interior adventures is a series all about my adventures (& misadventures) in re-doing and re-decorating my flat. This is the story about how I ended up with a mattress 20 cm too long. Once upon a time (about 3 weeks ago), I decided it was high time to replace my mattress. Maybe it was the…

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VISUAL STIMULATION

Bespoke Globemaking in London
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ANATOMY OF AN OUTFIT

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GLOBETROTTING

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Indian food in Fuerteventura

IN THE KITCHEN

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PHOTOGRAEPHIE

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP

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