The internet and just about everyone was asking me: are you planning on Black Friday? Did you get your codes? What did you shop? (And don’t get me even started on Cyber Monday!)
This is pretty new for me: I had heard about the big Black Friday sales in the US; seen some videos of people going crazy and basically the decadence of human beings becoming animals fighting over “stuff”.
Using the excuse of an evening invitation in Lille, we recently spent a day in the capital of Flanders, where we were lucky to see the city at its best with the Indian summer sun shining on its red brick buildings.
Indeed, as soon as we are in Lille, we always try and make some time to shop some "classics" to bring back to Germany where we currently live.
We started with a café au lait at one of the many cafés of the Grand Place, Lille's main square.
As soon as I spend what seems to me like an eternity in the same city, I need a little break. This time, I decided to have a day trip to Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine Westphalia. It is a pretty city where I don't go enough. I long underestimated Düsseldorf. It has so many different faces - between the romantic Rhine side, the quaint old town, the numerous show-rooms or the world-known luxury shopping street... It is a city bubbling with new fashion, beauty, food & drink trends...
After so much travelling, we decided to stay in Frankfurt for once last week end and enjoy the gorgeous autumn weather which was announced. It was great to re-discover the city we live in as expats and now with a baby. Thanks to Baby Lifestylette we wake up so early that we now have the feeling we have a whole bunch of extra days in the week-end to squeeze in lots more. Frankfurt has just officially opened its 'new old town' so we decided to go and have a look at it. We moved to Frankfurt some...