Sit down, and grab a cuppa, cos this week’s Weekends Read is a long one. A bit later than schedule, but hey, better late then never if you ask me. Catch up with me and hear all about what happened in Berlin this week, and check out some of my recommended weekends reads:
This week I had the pleasure of attending Geschenkidee‘s* blog event where two incredible bloggers, Matze from Mit Vergnuegen and Jasmin of My Berlin Fashion talked about the advice they would give to other bloggers. I always enjoy hearing about other bloggers’ journeys as well as what they have learnt along the way and completely support openness, helpfulness, and transparency amongst bloggers and within the blogging community.
I also feel like blogging can feel like such a detached and isolating job at times when the bulk of the work is done from home, so being able to participate in events with other bloggers that isn’t an opening or launch but focused on supporting fellow bloggers and growing the face-to-face community was a very rewarding and welcoming experience. If you would like to learn more about the event and find out more about all the other bloggers who attended, click here.
Also attended BeCycle‘s and Fabletics‘ spinning event. Now let me tell you – I am not an athletically inclined individual. Besides skateboarding and clubbing, and that one time where I got really into fitness for a few months a few years back I don’t really “do” exercise. But I would like to and I would really like to get back into some kind of regular routine, so attending a spin class was a perfect entry into trying to become more athletic.
I am pretty sure I would have never signed up for a spin class on my on accord – mainly because the idea scared the shit out of me – so having been given the opportunity to do so through blogging was a pretty rad experience and although it was as hard as I expected – I was sweating buckets and privately swearing to myself the whole time – I made it through the class and even got a “runner’s high” halfway through. Seriously considering trying to incorporate a spin class into my week. I have to say that I was also extremely impressed with the instructor and her ability to motivate. Having someone shout at you for 45 minutes has never felt more good. I swear when it comes to fitness or learning something, the instructor makes all the difference.
Be Cycle takes fitness to another level not only with their course, but their facility – they have towels on hand for your workout as well as towels on hand for showering, private showers equipped shampoo and conditioner, blow dryers and lockers (WITH USB CHARGERS INSIDE, WUT?!). It’s definitely a luxury, but I love this concept because it means you do not have to bring a bulky gym bag with you which is a huge time saver if you are living in a city and want to actually do stuff after your course. They are also attached to this incredible healthy cafe called My Goodness Berlin, which means you can nourish your body with engergy balls and smoothies after you kill it on the bike for 45 minutes. My only complaint? My arse is STILL sore.
Other than that, the rest of my time has been spent with the boy (I swear I find new reasons why I like the guy each and every day), getting together one last time for drinks before one of my dearest friends Betti and her boyfriend move back to the UK and working with Leni on two shoots, as well as finally sitting down and catching up with the blog.
Current Giveaways – the winner
On the web
001: Totally crazy about these delicious gingerbread Lara Bar balls! If only they carried Lara Bars in Berlin – I literally lived off of them while studying at NYU back in university during the summer.
002: The 13 most empowering movies of the 90s.
003: Absolutely in love with these festive vibes.
004: Why Times’ Trump cover is a subversive work of political art.
005: Zoé Lawrence makes the experiences of women of color visible.
006: Definitely need to try out these sugared cranberries.
i-D Meets: Hari Nef
I absolutely love what Hari Nef has to say. If you haven’t met this incredible human being yet, then watch this video RIGHT NOW.
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