Events in Hamburg

New vases collection by Räder

Hello everyone,
Last year in November I was invited to the press event of the German company Räder, for the presentation of their new home collection, with among others some new vases that I am very found of. I will be styling some flowers in those vases this spring, but now that the presentation has been shown to the public (It was shown today at the Nordstil Fair in Hamburg) I can show you some images of those pretty vases. I am so happy to see some more creative vases on the market this days. The mini vases collection is great and I am a big fan of the lady looking at the fishes. The size is really good for bigger branches and bouquets.
The presentation took place in one of my favourite cafés in Hamburg called Herr Max. A very stylish and nostalgic café with a lot of flair. I will show some pictures of Herr Max later this week.
I wish you a great week!
Talk to you soon,
Elodie

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First Feingemacht - Designer market in Hamburg

Hello everyone, A new designer market took place last Saturday in Hamburg. As I was feeling well and baby love hadn't decided to show up yet, I decided to give it a try. It was situated in a very nice part of the Hamburg Conference Centre with a lot of day light and a direct access to the botanical garden "Planten & Blomen". Here is an overview of my favorite exhibitors:

1. Beton Schere Papier:

Beton schere papier is a very sweet brand that produces concrete objects. I am in love with their cute candle holders.

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2. nikoki:

nikoki is a doll maker from Berlin. I have met her several times already in Hamburg and Berlin and I am a big fan of her work. Her little grey giraffe already moved into baby love's little nursery. Her handmade dolls are so creative and she gives so much attention to details. I also love her choice of fabrics and how much she loves Japanese fabric. She is working on her website and there should be some new little animals to buy from next week. I am very much in love with Jean Luc the elephant and Pierre the bear and their little baguette. 

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3. BOUBOUKI

Boubouki offers great solutions to pimp the tiles in your bathroom or in your kitchen, with very beautiful tiles stickers in the standard format 10x10 cm, 15x15 cm, 20x20 cm. You can also order some custom-made sizes on their website.

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4. Frau Sieben:

My friend Trixi from the label Frau Sieben was also there. I talked about her Etsylab on the blog a couple of weeks ago. I love her jewelry and wooden candle holders. I think I need a golden one for my living room. Trixi is also a graphic designer and designed the lovely logo for my sweet virtual baby shower.

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Voila! I hope you discovered a couple of designers you didn't know in this post. My friend Maria also visited the market on Saturday, and you can read more about it here, and see Trixi's beautiful pictures on her blog.

I wish you nice day!

Elodie

Nelly Castro - beautiful postcards from Hamburg

Dear all, Today I would like to introduce you to Nelly Castro. I met Nelly at the pop-up store event of 7 Avenue, and she invited me last week to the presentation of her new postcard collection.
Nelly is a designer and illustrator based in Hamburg, who started producing postcards some years ago - and I really like her fresh style and hand lettering. The cards are printed on a very nice thick paper.
The texts on the postcards are in Spanish (her mother tongue), English and German. Nelly also designs wedding invitations. You can find more information on her website.

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Soirée provençale in Hamburg

Dear all, I had a great start to the weekend. I went to a "soirée provençale" in Hamburg on Friday night. It was organised in the French café called Metropolitain that I already presented on the blog in December - you can read more here.  It was the French concept of "table d'hôtes". Our hostess was the French cook Eve based in Hamburg. Table d'hôte literally means "the host's table" in French. The term is used to denote a table set aside for residents of a guesthouse. Everyone sits down around a large table and makes small-talk. It is not like in a restaurant, there is only one sitting, the price is fixed and the menu set in advance. The theme of the evening was Mediterranean cuisine. We had taboulé to start with, an aioli -  a speciality from Marseilles with cold fish, vegetables and a garlic mayonnaise - perfect for the hot weather we are experiencing, and a lovely fruit salad with a madeleine to finish with.

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We sat at a table with 15 people in front of the Café Metropolitain and the atmosphere was great, we met lovely people, shared a great meal, a mix of French and German conversations started around the table, mainly about food, as is traditional in France.  It was like being in the middle of a Kinfolk dinner. soiree provencale_Metropolitain

We all had a great night and I was very happy to help the organisers Melody, Ulrike and Eve with the flower decoration. Here are a couple of pictures of the flowers and the food:

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The next Mediterranean "table d'hôtes" in Metropolitain will take place on 27th September. You can book on Eve's Website. Have a great day!

Elodie

Etsy Labs Hamburg with Frau Sieben

Hello everyone, On Monday Evening, I attended my first Etsy Labs in Hamburg which was organised by my friend Trixi (alias Frau Sieben), a jewelry designer . I am sure you all know about Etsy - for those would don't know, it's an american online platform that sells handmade and vintage goods all over the world. They regularly organise craft parties in European cities called Etsy Labs - It's a free DIY event, on a special topic. The ones in Hamburg are organised in a brilliant location called LOKAL e.v.. The concept is simple but really enjoyable - you sit around a table with other people (okay, mainly girls...) and do something with your hands, while drinking a lemonade.  Yesterday's Etsy Labs was about creating summery bracelets - and that's what we did! I had a lot of fun with my friends Maria, Christin and Anne. Here are a couple of photos for you:

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Talk to you soon! and see you at the next Etsy Labs.

Elodie

crêpe de chine et macarons

Hello everyone, yesterday, I was lucky enough to be invited to visit the great pop-up store of the label 7 Chic Avenue. This is the gorgeous label of designers Marianne and Jutta. The pop up store is open until this Saturday in the Isestrasse 79 in Hamburg-Eppendorf. If you can't make it, you can purchase their very elegant and feminine creations online. They use some very exquisite fabric such as crêpe de chine. Another highlight of this event was the catering, made by Aurelie Gourmet. Aurélie is well-known in Hamburg for her macarons. You can find them every Saturday at the Marktzeit in Altona (currently on summer break). Yesterday, we didn't just have macarons but also chouquettes - a small choux pastry sprinkled with sugar and cannelés (the sweet speciality from Bordeaux) - and it was delicious - It felt like home for an hour or so. Thank you Aurélie!

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Have a nice Friday evening. Talk to you soon

xoxo Elodie

White dinner in Hamburg

Yesterday I took part in my first white dinner in Hamburg and it was an incredible experience. I spent the evening with a very international crowd coming from all around the world: I had friends at my table from Japan, India, Germany, Portugal, Albania, Mexico and Serbia! Just a sample of the lovely people I met through the Girl Gone International network in Hamburg. We were in the middle of about 5.000 people having dinner outside together. What a feeling!Here are couple of photos I took last night. First is a picture of my friend Merry Merret, who put so much effort into organising our international table: Thanks Merret for this very special evening! That was just magical!

British flair

Today I spent the afternppn at the British F(l)air at the Hamburg Polo Club and I must say I had a blast. Obviously it was raining - but I had my welly boots, so who cares?We saw a Jack Russel running competition (very funny), some pretty old timers and listened to a very nice brass band and we ate some fish and chips. I hope you had a nice week end too.

Der kleine Dachladen

So today I took part for the first time in a designer market: der kleine Dachladen and actually sold a couple of my stuff and not only to my friends! It was really fun to see how people like my products and I loved decorating my stand. ♥ ♥ ♥♥ ♥ ♥♥ ♥ ♥♥ ♥ ♥♥ ♥ ♥♥ ♥ ♥♥ ♥ ♥♥ ♥ ♥♥ ♥ ♥

Aujourd'hui, j'ai participé pour la première fois à une vente de créateurs à Hambourg: der kleine Dachladen (la petite boutique dans le grenier) et j'ai même vendu des trucs à d'autre personnes qu'à mes amies! C'était super interessant d'avoir un feedback sur mes produits et j'ai adoré décorer mon stand.

Hier sind ein paar Eindrücke: Voici quelques impressions:  

Cupcakes by Stücke vom Glück

 a lovely bird by Frei some space invaders by Kleinod

and here is my L.O.D. - Love on Delivery stand: