A glance of Mainz Weihnachtsmarkt 

Yes, I’m one of those people who love Christmas and Christmas markets! When I’m lucky enough to be in Germany, I do my best to visit as many new Weihnachtsmarkts as time allows. This year I went to the one in Mainz and although I was hypnotized for the most part, I managed to take a few shots to share with all of you.

City square Christmas tree

Entrance

Mainzer Dom in the background

Be sure to try the glükwein- it’s the strongest I’ve ever had!

I love old school German buildings

Don’t forget to check out all the handmade chocolate and cookies in the many booths around! 

I hope your mood is boosted just like mine after seeing these shots! Let me know in the comments if you like these picture based posts and what else would you like to see? 
Love, Silvia Mèlange 

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A quick TBT

Congrats, Lovies, we almost made it to Friday!! 

If you follow me on social media (@SilviaMelange), you know I made It home safe and sound. I have to catch you up on a few things but for now, here’s a throwback Thursday look from my Wiesbaden explorations. I’m wearing a deep blue knit dress, Nine West cowboy boots and Zara statement necklace and wind stopper jacket:

I’m sure all of us are going crazy with the holidays right around the corner, so you will excuse the quick post! Subscribe to get notified for my next one on places to see and things to do in Mainz, Germany!
Xo, Silvia Mèlange 

Exploring the Rhine river 

Happy Sunday, Lovies! 

In case you follow me on social media (@SilviaMelange), you know by now I’m exploring Hessen, Germany. 

The other day I went up the Rhine river to visit the statue of Loreley and the countless castles along the way. I was hypnotized by the view but I didn’t forget all of you as I sometimes do (guilty!), so I snapped a few pics of my look. I don’t think it’s even worth mentioning how important it is to be dressed warm for outdoor explorations in Germany this time of the year! I was lucky there was no wind so my Zara jacket came, revealing an oversized sweater from Tommy Hilfiger, paired with thermo leggings from H&M and knit Uggs. 

Excuse the face bc the hair is fabulous! 

Like every self respecting fashion blogger, I sometimes search for things on the ground 😂

Visiting this area was a magical experience I recommend to everyone who happens to be in town. Even when it’s chilly, it’s the perfect place for meditation and soul searching or as I call it- getting lost in nature. 

As the end of the year is approaching, we all need some peace and quiet to reflect and plan our next move. What’s your favorite nature spot to chill at? How do you feel about 2016 ? What are you looking forward to in 2017 ? Let me know in the comments below! 

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Love, Silvia Mèlange 

Разходки из крайбрежието на река Рейн



Честита неделя, Любовчета! Ако ме следвате из социалните медии (@SilviaMelange), знаете, че в момента пътешествам из Хесен, Германия. 

Преди няколко дни посетих статуята на Лорелай и множеството околни замъци по крайбрежието на река Рейн. Гледката беше хипнотична, но не ви забравих както се е случвало (виновна съм!) и направих няколко снимки на тоалета ми. Не мисля, че си струва да споменавам колко важни са топлите дрехи по това време на годината. Имах късмет- денят не беше ветровит и времето ми позволи да сваля дебелото яке от Zara и да ви покажа грамаден пуловер от Tommy Hilfiger, термо клин H&M, и плетени ботуши от Ugg. 

Като всеки, уважаващ себе си моден блогър понякога търся неизвестни неща по земята:

Горещо ви препоръчвам да посетите статуята на Лорелай и околията ако ви се отдаде подобна възможност. Мястото е сякаш заредено с магия, перфектно за медитация или както аз казвам- да се изгубиш сред природата. Краят на годината наближава и всеки от нас има нужда от място, където да се отпусне и да рефлектира, планувайки наближаващата 2017-та година. Кое е вашето тайно местенце сред природата? Как се чувствате относно отминаващата 2016-та? Споделете в коментарите долу! 

С любов, Силвия Меланж 

Nightlife in Wiesbaden (A visitor’s guide)

Hey guys! Today I will be sharing my impressions from Wiesbaden’s night life. I was in the area for a week so I gotta tell you, between Frankfurt and Wiesbaden that was a lot of bar and club hopping ;] I love variety so I always try to experience these three basic types of places the least everywhere I go; local, international and high end. That rule of mine goes for everything: bars, restaurants, museums, tourist spots etc. So here are the nightlife locations I recommend in Wiesbaden, Germany:

 

  1. Pupasch Wiesbaden

 

Literally translated, the name means “fart a$$”. It’s totally worth visiting even if it’s just to say you partied at a pub with such a hilarious name! You also get a German style shot at the door just because you came in! It’s a cool place where you can meet a wide variety of people and everyone speaks English. There’s a dance floor and quieter areas if you wish to have a nice conversation while enjoying a German beer and/or munchie foods. Very affordable and fun to hang out!

 

  1. Manoamano

 

If you are looking for a chill, lounge type of place with a huge variety of cocktails from all over the world (made right btw) and countless burger options, this is the place for you! The friendly English speaking staff and the affordable prices make Manoamano the perfect pit-stop for travelers and it’s located close to the major train station. Bonus points from me for having indoor and outdoor options, I will be returning in the summer!

 

  1. Park Café

 

Glam vibe, high-end interior design and a fab drink selection. There’s a spacious dance-floor and stashed-away corners. Park Café is one of the hottest spots in downtown Wiesbaden and I highly advice you to make a reservation prior to visiting. There’s a strict dress-code so bring your A game!

 

  1. Das Lokal

 

An awesome dive bar with delicious German food and plenty of beers to choose from! Perfect for pregame or a brunch with friends after a crazy night out!

 

  1. Irish Pub

 

The full definition of one! From the beer, to the hole-in-the-wall appearance and feeling like you’ve been here before, like you belong, as soon as you walk in. Great live music, open mics and karaoke nights. It’s loud enough to enjoy the music but you don’t have to yell in someone’s ear to have a conversation. The Irish Pub turned into my instant favorite so be sure to check it out!

 

  1. Scarabea Orient lounge

 

If you are into shisha bars, that’s the place to visit! Chill lounge atmosphere with middle-eastern music mixes and the hookahs tasting like you bit into a fruit. You can meet all kinds of fascinating people here so be prepared to hang out longer than you originally planned!

 

  1. Europalace Mainz-Kastel

 

Okay, that’s a 10 minute cab ride from Wiesbaden. There’s a freaking pirate ship in this club!!!!! There are two main halls- techno and hip-hop. Then there are smaller rooms with German music, disco and more! Another “It” place on this list also because of the list of celebrities constantly visiting or preforming in the club! There’s no drink the bartenders can’t mix and there are plenty of affordable options as well as high-end liquors and champagne. Keep in mind they also have a dress-code and it’s wise to make a reservation, especially if you plan on staying all night.

 

I’m sure I missed plenty of cool locations but I only had so much time! Let me know in the comments what places should I visit next time I’m the area? Do you agree with my list?

-Party rock on, Silvia Mélange

Hessische Staatskainzlei and Kochbrunnen Wiesbaden

When I’m a tourist, I’m a tourist! I wear comfy clothes and I try to experience everything truly local as much as possible. While visiting Germany, I stayed at the NH hotel, a 10 minute walk from downtown Wiesbaden. It’s one of those things you have to experience for yourself but here are some of my impressions:

Wiesbaden is a magical city, specially around Christmas! The architecture everywhere is a flawless bland of old, traditional and new buildings and even the most random pic you take is post card worthy! Stay on the lookout for an article about the places you MUST visit if you ever find yourself in the area.

One of them is the Kochbrunnen Wiesbaden, some of the healthiest mineral waters in the world! I’m obligated to warn you the water is really hot and it kinda smells like rotten eggs but I filled a bottle up and once it cooled off, it tasted absolutely lecker (delicious)! It’s located near a playground with some really cool graffiti art. Right across the street from Hessische Staatskanzlei, the Hessian State Chancellery. Formerly Grand Hotel Rose, this building is a piece of art on its own. I could not take a close picture  of it because the day I visited there were barricades and someone important arrived. You can see it behind me on some of the shots below 🙂 I always wear comfy clothes when I have a long day of walking ahead of me and in Germany at this time of the year, you just have to stay warm! My outfit details:

A simple thick black sweater from Mango, Zara denim, necklaces and earnings. Tall chocolate brown Bailey button Uggs and last year’s Esprit bag.

Let me know in the comments if you would like me to upload some vlogs from my trip as well!

Xo, Silvia Mèlange




My top 5 restaurants to visit in Wiesbaden, Germany

If you follow my Instagram feed (@SilviaMelange), you know I recently visited Wiesbaden and Frankfurt am Main. It was my first time in Germany and being a vegetarian, I was slightly worried if I’m going to be able to experience the local cuisine. I’m ecstatic to share with you all that the land of the Wurst is very vegan/vegetarian friendly and considered. Every restaurant, even the street vendors have meat free options and they go way beyond your usual pasta-tomatoes-cheese and pizza or a sandwich with whatever veggies they currently have. The food is very diverse, you can find anything from Irish to Mexican and you know it’s authentic because the owners always come out and make sure you are having the best experience ever! So without further ado, here’s my top 5 restaurants to visit in Wiesbaden:

 

  1. Café De Columbia Wiesbaden

Whether it’s your first or 100-Th time eating Columbian food, you will fall in love with every item on the menu! Authentic Columbian food and hospitality! The staff, the atmosphere and the music will make you forget you are in Germany and you can’t go wrong with some fruit platters. I’m talking fruits you simply cannot find on the German market! How do they do it? – I guess you just have to visit and experience the magic of Columbia for yourself!

 

  1. Wiesbadener Weihnachtsmarkt- Christmas Market in Wiesbaden

You can’t go wrong with any stand! Try the Currywurst, Bratwurst/Rindswurst and don’t forget to add Pommes … There are vegetarian/vegan options to all the wursts as well! Don’t miss out on the Christmas cookies, Stollen bread and for God’s sake, eat a pretzel! Gluhwein is delicious on its own but here’s a little tip I learned from a local: order it with a shot! The cashier will look at you with a knowing, appreciative grin before asking “Rum or Brandy”. They serve it in ceramic mugs and kindly remind you, you get €2 back when you return the cup. Would you return it?!?

 

  1. Al Gusto – Italian restaurant

Very classy and clean place. As soon as you walk in, you feel like you are visiting Italy again! It has a high-end place vibe without the price tag. Owned by Italians, Al Gusto has a very small authentic menu with fresh imported ingredients. I highly suggest you follow the waiter’s tips on what to order when it comes to pairing your meal with delicious Italian wine. Multo Bene!

 

  1. Indian Palace Restaurant

Privately owned and operated by a New Delhi native. Genuine atmosphere and food at a reasonable price. The yellow lentil soup became my new addiction and I’m still going through withdraws as I’m typing this! Hands down, the best Indian food restaurant in Wiesbaden and Frankfurt.

 

  1. Frankfurter Hof- German restaurant

The place that’s ALWAYS full! Seriously, make sure you make a reservation a week or two prior because as soon as 5 p.m. hits, there’s a line out the door! The whole place is designed to look like 1800’s traditional Bavarian house, just the right combination of wood and stone. Make sure you order the “Frankfurter Grüne Soße mit Ei” (Frankfurter green sauce with egg), otherwise it’s like you never visited the area! Great German wine selection, very decent prices and a place that makes you feel at home as soon as you sit down!

 

 

Guten Appo, Silvia Mélange

Bockenheimer Warte (Germany)

Hey guys! I disappeared on you again, I know. I went on a Thanksgiving vacation in Frankfurt Am Main! It was my first time in MainHattan (as the locals call it) and I fell in love! There’s gonna be a few posts about my experience and impressions from Frankfurt, Hanau and Weisbaden, including some must- visit spots, so be on the lookout for that!

One of the locations I absolutely wanted to visit is the Bockenheimer Warte- the world’s coolest subway entrance, designed to look like a train crashed into the sidewalk! That was my very first stop in the city and it looks even cooler in real life! It’s also very convenient for a quick stop when you are entering Frankfurt with a car from the autobahn.

Now the outfit 🙂  I knew I had a whole day of walking and sightseeing and considering it was the end of November, I had to make sure I’m comfortable and warm. My current favorite is the Jessica Simpson bell sleeve wool coat you see me rockin’ on the pictures. I paired it up with my trusted Gucci jeans and tall chocolate brown Bailey Button Ugg boots.

Stay stylish and warm!

XO, Silvia Mèlange


I giggled every time I saw this sign!