Happy new week my friends! As you see, today is a Monday off the beaten path - I am taking you today very local: Join me on my Christmas cookies baking session at my friend Claudia's home in Munich. A sort of very personal 'From Place To Space' if you want so. Last weekend a few friends of mine gathered at Claudia's home for some fun Christmas cookies baking and I've decided to cover that fun day for my blog and share it with you.
What I love about the advent time here in Munich is that I tend to spend more time with my friends during this period. Mostly, we take the Christmas markets as an excuse to meet up, but Christmas cookies baking is as good as an excuse, too. So while it was snowing outside, we were baking four different cookies: simple cookies, German traditional 'Bethmännchen' (the round cookies with almond halves), 'Angel eyes' (the cookies with the raspberry jelly in the middle) and Nutella sandwich cookies. If you're still up for some Christmas baking, find all recipes linked by clicking on the names. Oh a little tip: Make sure you squeeze in a little champagne break to keep the spirits high!
As I clicked away with my camera, I felt like I could spice up the blog post with a few snapshots of my friend's abode. Her home is very lived-in and authentic, it is absolutely like my friend Claudia: a tad chaotic, feminine, playful, warm and welcoming. I love her mix of mid-century finds, flea market goodies, Ikea basics and tchotchkes from her travels - all added together into a very personal home style.
Have you been baking for the holidays already?
Photography by Igor Josifovic