Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Bad Karlshafen along Fairytale Route, Germany
We had such a blast last weekend that I am left with little energy to do anything else on Monday. We started off with some shopping in Kassel. I found the Rouge Matte Chanel lipstick I have been wanting to pick up but OPI nailpolish is no where to be found even in such a big city like Kassel??? I wanted to try on a lacey dress I spotted in Zara but the queue was amazingly long. The WMF store and some fine china store whom I wanted to check out a couple of stuff were so packed too. A lot of people have started Christmas shopping it seems, well better be early than later where one has to beat the crowd I´d say! Talking about economy crisis in Europe, it surely isn´t so in Germany!
Our friend J and his girlfriend Nina took us to a gorgeous Columbian restaurant in Kassel. She tried making reservation early but was told its fully booked. When we arrived, they apparently set aside 3 tables for walk in guest. Good that we arrived very early because soon after, the crowd started pilling up and service went a bit downhill. The food was fine and the ambience and settings were lovely, which high ceilings and all, nicely done up. I had a pot of seasonal mussels serve Columbian way which is with tomato sauce and a dessert I can´t recall its name. We drank of course and afterwhich, J took us for a spin in his new Audi. The only sober one whom stepped on the pedal and the rest feeling tipsy, I swore I nearly dozed off behind the wheels even at 180km per hour. I didn´t know the new Audi has such impressive interior and systems built in. Thats it, I am an Audi convert!
The next morning, our planned breakfast eventually turned into lunch. After two hours, we were on the road again but hubby was still in holiday mood :-) He wanted to see a nearby town Bad Karlshafen seeing Furstenberg´s Store Outlet is close on Sunday. Hubby wanted to pick up something for his mum as gifts for Christmas but I guess, we have to make do with something else then. They, Furstenberg company makes very beautiful, high end porcelain that I would love to start collecting. But it is something I have to think about not just in terms of how much will it cost for a minimum 6 person service set but also where am I going to display them ...
And so ... after some discussion, we´re going to embark on some serious livingroom refurbishment coming February. Excitement one after another :-D