Antique Jewelry

Jewelry in Autumn Hues

{Alster Lake, Außenalster, Hamburg} I’ve been doing A LOT of thinking about this blog lately.  {In part because of a <<FAB>> online blogging course I just finished.  More on that in a future post.}  I’ve realized that I’ve been squandering the opportunity to share one of the coolest things about my life…that I live abroad.…

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How to Spend a Weekend in Europe

It’s true that weekends here can be tricky – for the local and visitor alike.  At least in Continental Europe, pretty much everything is closed on Sunday and many small shops close early on Saturday.  (In our neighborhood in Hamburg, everything except the grocery store is closed by 2pm on Saturday –  including all THREE…

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Lübeck, antique jewelry town

  This past weekend my husband and I took a quick day trip to Lübeck, Germany, about 45 minutes by train from Hamburg. Our first order of business: get to as many of the antique shops and auction houses (Auktionshaus in German) as we could before they begin closing at 2pm! (Small and independently-owned shops in…

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