Heading To Hamburg

January 11, 2011

I’m leaving for Hamburg for some girl time with a friend but don’t worry, I’ll be back on Wednesday with posts and inspiration, and I will also post the Etsy take five on Wednesday as well so you won’t miss your round-up for this week. We can’t have that, it’s business as usual — well, sorta. :)

Heading To Hamburg

We’ll be hitting some fab design stores and eating out, you know — doing what two friends passionate about design do best! I will share some of my Hamburg moments with you when I return because I’m bringing my new camera and lens with me to practice. I hope to get some good pics to share, especially of a store I can’t wait to visit that specializes in vintage and industrial decor. I’m bringing some Euros because I hope to come home with a few things for my apartment so if I score some finds I’ll share them with you.

While I’m away you can catch a blog post that I wrote for designer Vicente Wolf while he is in Istanbul. I was so honored that he asked me to guest post for him. It will go live here sometime on Tuesday, so keep refreshing his blog until you see a post from me. It’s about the importance of social networking for designers but really it can apply to all creatives who are looking to get the word out about their business. Enjoy!

By the way… thank you SO MUCH for leaving your nice comments on Anna-Malin’s first post today. She was so happy to receive your warm, virtual hugs and nods of approval regarding her first installment on decor8. It’s always scary to go before a new crowd, but she handled it just lovely and her project was tops.

Okay then my sweet friends, see you soon!

(image: anthropologie, I’ll share more photos and tell you about these limited edition products when I return.)


  • Reply Jeanne January 11, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Have a wonderful time with your friend!

  • Reply Jem January 11, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Hamburg is a lovely city! Hope you have a wonderful, inspiring time! :-)

    Jem xXx

  • Reply se7en January 11, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Bon voyage… I just love that suitcase!!!

  • Reply Jessica @ FLOURISH January 11, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Have an awesome trip AND I’m in love with that suitcase – can’t wait to hear more!

  • Reply A Plum By Any Other Name January 11, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Can’t wait to hear about your trip. (And see all your finds!) Hope lots of inspiration awaits you on your travels!

  • Reply laura evans January 11, 2011 at 7:44 am

    have a wonderful time in hamburg … excited to hear what you think as i want to visit before we leave germany. safe trip & take care. xx

  • Reply red riding hood January 11, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Aouuw Hamburg ! We were living at Kiel once upon a time :)

  • Reply Rocio Rincon January 11, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I too love the suitcase!!! I hope you’ll find many design treasures and lots of inspiration! Xoxo

  • Reply juliette January 11, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Oh we enjoyed Hamburg last summer and want to return! It really reminded me of Boston. Have fun!

  • Reply el {what you fancy} January 11, 2011 at 10:55 am

    What a beautiful suitcase… from Anthropologie (a.k.a. heaven), where else?! Enjoy Hamburg!

  • Reply corinne January 11, 2011 at 11:19 am

    bon voyage ! and come back quickly…. :)

  • Reply Alexandra January 11, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Oh my lordy that suitcase and I must meet each other! That is just the most beautiful suitcase I have ever seen. *sigh* That Anthropologie, its a drug and I can’t step away! Must read catalog every month…when I go there, I try to pretend its a museum and nothing is for sale. It doesn’t always work though. ) :

  • Reply Casa e Cose January 11, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I adore the suitcase too!!! Where did you get it? Have a good friend trip – I need one too very soon!

  • Reply laura trevey January 11, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Have fun! Love the whimsical suitcase :)

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente January 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Hope you have a fantastic time hun! It sounds like so much fun!

  • Reply Mikkili.com January 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Goede reis….Hamburg sounds great.

  • Reply Anna January 11, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I’m pretty in love with that suitcase!

  • Reply Tracy Kunzler January 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Wishing you safe travels and a fun trip! Now I want that suitcase…

  • Reply Fresh Design Blog January 11, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Enjoy your trip!

    (Love the design and colours of the suitcase in the picture).

  • Reply Katie Stephenson January 11, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    What a beautiful suitcase. I don’t think I could risk taking it anywhere, ha!

  • Reply Renee January 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Have fun Holly! Can’t wait to see all the pics.

  • Reply Ruthie Staalsen January 11, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Capture it all in!!! Can’t wait to see your photos and hear your two cents worth!


  • Reply frau p. hat heimweh. January 11, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Enjoy your time in Germany’s most beautiful city…and make sure you visit “Das 7. Zimmer” in Eppendorf :)

  • Reply Ludmila {creamylife.com} January 11, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Safe trip and have fun, Holly!

  • Reply Angela DiGiovanni | Blog Giveaway NOW! January 12, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Oh, my gosh – have a great time in Hamburg!!! Congrats on your guest post :-)

  • Reply michelle chafin January 12, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I love girl time…my sister and I went on a shopping spree to Singapore and it was just FANTASTIC!! I love the post you wrote for Vicente Wolf.
    Enjoy your trip!!!

  • Reply Lisa Blum-Minkel January 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

    just “discovered” your great blog and am seeing you are staying in my hometown today! There are sooooo many great places and stores here to recommend, but at least there are three i want to mention here:
    interiör (Osterstrasse), Oschätzchen (ABC-Strasse), Mutterland (at a corner next to the Hauptbahnhof, food and more made in Germany).
    have fun

  • Reply Amylee January 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Always a pleasure your blog. Sincerely !

  • Reply Tricia McKellar January 12, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    THAT is an awesome suitcase!

  • Reply Yvonne January 12, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Oh Vicente Wolf – how great! His “Learning to see” has been with me since I went to live in Istanbul 10 years ago. it opened my eyes and the pages of this book are laying opened on our bookstands here to brouse all the time. (They are even laying on the Turkish Koran stands which are so perfect for displaying books open). Cannot wait what he will be telling about Istanbul!
    An Hurray for your co-writer: she is great!
    Hope you enjoyed Hamburg and I was so surprised you did not know the gems of Schanzen- and Karolinenviertel. it is so much better than the stiff upper lip City Center and full of life and vibrant. Moritz and Pauline love to go there telling us it reminds them most of Istanbul where we were roaming the streets…
    See you!

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