A day in Düsseldorf, Germany

Cold, mist, rain and wind could ruin our Christmas spirit last Thursday. We’re hardcore. Mom, grandma and I drove down to Düsseldorf in Germany on a grey morning to enjoy a day full of lights, gifts, funny Christmas mugs, mulled wine, hot cocoa, reibekuchen and lots and lots of shopping. Grandma bought me the prettiest hat and mom got me a new winter coat after dad shrunk my old one. I have no idea how he managed to do that! I can’t wait to show you my new winter look, but in the mean time, enjoy these festive photos.
In regards to my last post: THANK YOU. I was hesitant to post about my physical flaws, since I’ve had it happen before that people take advantage of such posts to get at me. I know Thanksgiving has gone and past, but today I’m thankful to have such amazing, supportive people read this blog and help me get that one step closer to accepting who I am.
I have to go now, and sweat my ass of working a little more on my thesis. That thing is ruining my mental well-being. I am in SO much stress, it even keeps me awake at night. It’s just, I have no idea what I’m writing or doing and I’m going to panic people, panic! The fact that I can’t reach my coach doesn’t help me much either, hehe. It’s come to a point where I feel like crying from frustration everytime I open that document. Okay. I’m an emotional mess. Yes. Phew. I’m calm. Or not.
There are more photos after the jump! Hope you’ll take a peek!




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  • I still really want to go to one of the big German cities for these kind of Christmas markets. It looks amazing, love the ski lift ferris wheel. 🙂 Great pictures!

  • Sounds like a perfect day! I love Düsseldorf, I've spent a week there a few years ago and I would love to go back someday.
    Keeping my fingers crossed for your thesis! I know how it is, not being able to sleep when you're stressed out, I hate it too. 🙁

  • very nice pics there baby


  • Such beautiful photos! And good luck with the thesis — I've been there so I don't envy you at all. What's it on?

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  • It looks beautiful where you are!


  • Germany is so fantastic this time of year…love it!

    The Glossy Life

  • beautiful images Nikki!!! love the one with the stars and the one with the ferris wheel, awesome!! I replied in the comments on the question you had about my christmas tree pictures, I was using a long exposure in those to create many of the effects. I hope you have a beautiful day, I'm sorry for your stress. I remember being at university and all the papers I had to write. Sounds like you need to step back a little, take a break, think about the thesis in terms of the concept you want to write about, talk about it, make a little outline perhaps, a little time away from the document itself to refresh your creative juices. best of luck with it, I know you'll overcome this block!

  • These photos are adorable! I love European cities. So classy, such architecture! Will you post a photo of the hat?

  • Love your photos and it sounds like you ladies had a fabulous and festive day 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • I know where you are! We lived there a year ago. Bask in the Christmas markets for me! xx

  • When I said let's trade cities, I was serious. And now I want to trade an entire continent. These photos are beautiful and so festive! Did you ride in the ferris wheel?

    Also do you celebrate Sinterklaas in Belgium or is that just the Netherlands?

    And I love your new photo on your sidebar. You are the prettiest red head I know.

  • Beautiful! I LOVE Christmas markets! When I lived in Paris I used to visit the Champs Elysées market every single day!

  • amazing photos! I would love to visit Germany one day!

  • I just love how the weather wasn't going to dampen your holiday mood. How on earth did your dad shrink your coat?? lol! And don't stress out too much over the thesis. Deep breaths….

  • What a beautiful, fun looking day!

  • Your photos are beautiful!

    And I've only just read your last post and I was so angry on your behalf that past readers have ever been mean, but also because people would tease you for your hair and teeth. What jerkfaces!

    I LOVE your hair.

    And your teeth, I think your smile is beautiful. I would never have known that it was something you were uncomfortable with.

  • What a great post! I love all the wonderful photos, thanks for sharing!

    xoxo, Julie @ OBSESSED

  • Great photos you post here… awesome!

  • Gorgeous photos!

  • I hope you don't stress yourself out too much on your thesis! It will all be done soon enough 🙂


  • absolutely beautiful photos and i love your style!!



  • These are such beautiful photos! There isnt any sort of festival like that near me, but I'd love to go to something like that someday 🙂

  • Germany is so gorgeous! I love it there this time of year 🙂

  • Dont worry everyone is college feels like that sometime or another but you will get through and it will all be worth it. I look back know and know I can get through anything. Suite!


  • Beautiful photos, the lights are so pretty!

    Hope you get your thesis under control soon – I know you can do it! 🙂


  • Thank you for sharing the photos – so festive and beautiful!
    Don't panic too much about the writing – there has never been a case of somebody NOT finishing one of those things, so you might as well relax a little. xxx

  • Nikki! I'm new to your lovely blog.
    I'm so glad I stumbled on it.

    Your blog had me at hello.
    I'm a sucker for good design and I'm in love with your clean, minimalistic, and sophisticated style.
    Gosh, wish mine was like yours!
    Did you design it yourself?

    I would love to keep in touch!

    I'm your newest follower!


  • Oh wow. I love posts like this. Thank you for bringing us into your world!