Comptoir 102, Dubai


Comptoir 102 Dubai

  Every time I come back to Dubai there are so many new and cool places to discover! I always have to plan in advance which places I’m going to visit because there is so much to see, do and eat that I don’t know how to squeeze it all in! So this time we tried Comptoir 102 which Robin recommended …


Schloss Elmau Retreat Getaway


Schloss Elmau G7 2015 München

I was looking forward to the last weekend because I was invited to stay for two nights at the Schloss Elmau Retreat to share my experiences here with you. Well, what should I say? I slept so well and enjoyed every minute of it, I din’t want to go home!  This change of scenery was really good for me and it was lovely just to …


Azzedine Alaïa

Fashion, Travels


I already told you how cool and hip Seoul is and that you can find even 2 of the 10 Corso Como Stores there. When we were visiting one of the stores we noticed an Azzedine Alaïa exhibition to celebrate the 7th birthday of 10 Corso Como in Seoul. I noticed that most of the Alaïa designs are several decades old but …


My Visual Seoul Diary

Photography, Travels

Seoul, South Korea 2015 | Mangobluete Life & Style Blog

Seoul in South Korea was the last stop on our Asia trip. This time we were so exhausted that we wanted to slow down. That means having a late breakfast and go by taxi to a location and explore from there on foot.  To get to Seoul, we took a 2 hour ride on a train from Kyoto to Osaka and …


My Visual Kyoto Diary

Fashion, Photography, Travels

Kyoto, Japan 2015 | Mangobluete Life & Style Blog

Kyoto – culturally and historically one of the most important cities in Japan. Very traditional, much quieter than Tokyo, beautiful and very picturesque and yet rich in contrast. Every corner was picture perfect and I couldn’t stop being amazed. I felt like on a filmset of an old Japanese movie about Geishas – sorry – Geikos. And the actors walk around in …


Robbie Williams in Bratislava, 2015

Music, People, Travels

Robbie Williams Bratislava 2015

Oh yes, I still remember this moment like it was yesterday: an evening in Dubai in the year of 2000, me holding a Bravo Hits something CD in my hand, in the other a walkman. I’m wearing headphones and suddenly I hear violins, a voice and am sold. Robbie Williams – Millennium.  So this is how it all started. I’m …


Where to stay in Kyoto?

Travels, Where To Stay In ... ?

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto | Mangobluete Life & Style Blog

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto. This was – and I’m not exaggerating – the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in! And it’s not because of the most comfortable bed, the big room, the amenities, the complimentary water, tea or coffee, the view, the big bathtub; even the “welcome” strawberries in the room were perfect!!! In the end it’s the details that matter. The concierge …


Lunch @ Tempura Kondo, Tokyo

Food, Travels

Tempura Kondo Tokyo

A quick 2-Michelin-star-lunch in Tokyo? Why not? That’s what we thought and asked our concierge to try and book a table at Kondo. Days later we were two of 10 people sitting at the Kondo counter, in front of us three chefs. They cooked the freshest tempura – even the prawns were still alive (and you also eat the crunchy prawns head …