Xaver’s Wirtshaus

Xaver’s Wirtshaus

German food? YES first thing on everyone’s mind is typically images of our lovely bavarian eats like Schweinebraten or Schnitzel or a great big ole Brezn, but let me tell you, here in Munich they have a way of mixing traditon with modern.

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I was recomended to go to a reletively new wirtshaus in Glockenbachviertal called Xaver’s. It was founded and is owned by three siblings from a local Munich family. I checked out the menu and it seemed pretty tasty ( also mainly localy sourced, so super cool!) and called them up, invited Hayley and we went for a meal.

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The oldest of the siblings was there to show us around, chat a bit about the Xaver’s way and give us a bunch of ssseeehhrr sehhhrrrr lecker food #teamjakob

Peep some of our delicious meal here

but don’t let me carry on here, see the vlog bellow to get the full feel and enthusiam

xx A

Playing about Paris

Playing about Paris

What better way to begin your first eurotrip than with a trip to Paris?

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and no no, I’m no spring chicken when it comes to the euro game, but my Californian cousin S sure is. She planned to finally get out of the country with a three week trip to stay with me, and naturally we had to plan to do some traveling elsewhere.

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As  I have ( or havent) previously mentioned, I used to live in Paris. So for me, it was more of a revisiting my youth.

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but onward to the trip. It started out great, we even made a friend on the plane

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When we arrived in Paris it was sunny and divine. We met up with my friend N from London

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Pose pit stop

and headed straight to the Parisian Paradise that is LadurĂŠe

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my happy place

We had a marvelous afternoon tea and were in Macaron heaven

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take away treasures

We unfortunately were only in Paris for two days, so the rest of the time we ran around doing all the splendid touristy things and sight seeing.

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We ran around all the major monuments,

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Notre Dames

strolled by the Sein

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a little pop by the Moulin Rouge

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and ate in far too many cafes

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So many decisions, so little time

I must admit, I really do love the culture in that city. It can be very difficult at times(a reason I didnt stay) but as a visitor its nice to see how everyone moves so casually and in their own way. They seem to do what they want, when they want and dont care otherwise. The cafe life is much different as well.

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late nights in Montmartre

Going out is about spending time with people, not a focus on the eating itself. You enjoy your company, the view, the time. Theres no pressure or rush to do anything else but enjoy yourself.

Although our trip was brief, it was grand. And the perfect european introduction for S.

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Paris 101: Bread is life

As for me, I will be back very soon… as my macaron stash is getting low

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Laduree all day

 

 

Hoover & Floyd

Hoover & Floyd

Eaaassyyy like Sunday morniiinngggg

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Here we are now with another of Aspen’s Munich cafe recomendations. Todays highlight being: Hoover & Floyd aka the cafe shop that looks like it was decorate by a multitude of enlgish grandmothers with an affinity for textures.

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Not to say it isnt completely fabulous,

The decor is so alive and aethetically appealing

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I have only come here for coffee and drinks ( both I can highly recomend)

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Some light snacks and cakes I have dabbled in-cakes always good! but I must confess I mainly come for the atmosphere. The ladies working there are always so lively and happy, the music is usually a cheerful 60-70s blend and in the evenings the colours are wild and superb

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Its nestled up in Glockenbach-naturally where all my spots are-just a short walk from mĂźllerstraße…

Unfortunately I couldnt brunch myself today ( already used up my cheatday, boohoo) but soon I’ll be on it and back to ya’ll..but if your in the neighborhood I highly recomend you got there for a visit, and If its before my next trip let me know the deets on the eats (;

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Ickstattstraße 2, 80469

 

 

 

Playing around PĂźrschling

Playing around PĂźrschling

The snow season is upon us, and what better way to enjoy the outdoors than…

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Sledding!!

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I had to accept a kid sled because the adult one was too big for me ):

..and hiking!

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Luckily here in Bavaria they really know how to enjoy the wintery months, and have ways for everyone to do it. If your like me and have never skiied before and dont quite have the time, sledding or rodeln is the best way to enjoy sliding around in the snow without getting too messy.

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This past weekend we headed over to Unterammergau where the PĂźrschling trail is

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A great year round hike, that just so happens to be a great ski spot in the winter with a superb sledding path. ( you hike up and sled all the way down, how fun is that?!)

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We didnt have our own sleds,but luckily when we stopped for a prep coffee

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in the worlds cutest gasthaus,

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they were renting them out and our day was made.

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So with  a little extra pep in our step and stomped up that mountain

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and let me tell youu, it was an absolutely gorgeous hike.

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Fozen rivers lining the trail, fellow sledders speeding down the hill, giggling the whole way

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the sun was warm on our cheeks as the cold our nipped  our noses

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Now I must admit, we didnt quite make it to the top- after 3,5 km uphill in the shin deep snow the fun had turned to some serious work and we were ready for play

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Der alte Rodeln bär

so WOOOSHHH we headed down down down the slippery mountain face.

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ice ice baby

Ending up at the bottom soaking wet ( next time definitly bring snow pants) hands frozen but overal bursting with bliss. We then decided to quickly get warmed up with some scrumptious  steamy soup and a well  deserved alcohol free weißbier

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Pro tip: Always end with soup

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Ooh baby I like it raw

Ooh baby I like it raw

No, its not a secret confession just the name of  one of my favourite  cafes.

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Nestled up cozy in the Glockenbachviertal sits this environmentaly casual cafe. Everything you need and more.

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Probably one of my top choices when I am craving a good piece of cake ( which I must admit is often my weakness) They have so many options as well. Most of the time gluten free and dairy free are on the menu, woohoo!

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And that mint infused water, honestly how sweet can you be

Might I go onward and add their weekly menu is fresh ta death.

Every week a new specials menu is posted on their facebook page. The set menu is pretty hard to beat. With fresh baked bread, soups, salads and oh so fabulous brunch options the owner and I are quite familiar with eachother.

Ooh baby  I like it raw opened in September 2015, although I’ve spent most of my time there during this past  summer when they served up some of Munich’s best sunshine ready spritzers. However now that the weathers cooling down, Ive found out they know how to keep the heat up.

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Rumfordstraße 39-80469 München

So yourself a favour and head over. Cozy up with some cocoa or coffee and get your cake on  Aspen style. Promise you, you wont regret it.