Wednesday, 7 December 2011

the first sip... of glühwein

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This picture really was the first sip... I'm pretty sure I was jiggling around impatiently at this point saying "I want my Glühwein" or equivalent.

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Scary/hilarious mounted fake moose head that moves, blinks, and appears to be singing to itself!

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I'm going to go in the next few days and capture the Bonn Christmas markets by day so I can show you all the exquisite German Christmas ornaments and the real colour and texture of proceedings, but in the meantime, suffice to say I am in some kind of perpetually tipsy, cinnamon flavoured heaven. Bratwurst for dinner three times this week! Stollen for breakfast! Pretty lights and Christmas trees everywhere I look... man-made skating rinks (tonight there appeared to be a curling match going on) but most of all... mulled wine. I have to get past my adoration of the traditional recipe so I can try all the other types... like mulled white wine, mulled cherry wine, eggnog punch, and other things I can't really pronounce.

So much happiness.

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the second sip...
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44 comments:

Swans and Lists said...

Lovely post! Reminds me of spending Christmas with my grandparents in Germany, I love the Christmas markets. And Glühwein of course! I'm intrigued by the different flavours... I guess I'll just have to make do with the biscuits and cakes my German teacher has been bringing to our lessons :)

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Love these pics. Tres festive.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@ Swans and Lists: My Anglo-Saxon professor brought us mead one year! I say make friends with a German... the ones I know are really amazing about mailing chocolate and advent calendars and things!

Lina said...

Magical! I miss the holiday markets of Europe SO MUCH this time of year. . . the canal in Ottawa tries it's best, and yet and yet. . . .

Nina the Little Nomad said...

Ah this is making me all nostalgic for a German christmas. Probably the best time ever to be in Germany. I miss Glühwein terrible but will be testing the French version tomorrow so maybe it'll bring home closer.
Gorgeous photos
x
Nina

Arielle said...

What a festive place to be! I love it :)

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CessOviedo said...

I'm so craving that hot dog, so big! Food you can't pronounce its name is usually the best one!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

rose said...

hola emily me encontré con tu blog a través del blog de annebeth.las fotos son hermosas, este es un lugar maravilloso. Yo vivo en Japón, pero soy de Brasil,
nice to meet you.
rose-in japan

Virginie's Cinema said...

I'm loving all the different cities you are showing us during the Holidays! This reminds me of the hot maroon post you did in Barcelona, love it!

You look so pretty all bundle up (little Canadian you!).

Virginie ★

Natalie Suarez said...

amazing! i love it :)

xx

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Closet Fashionista said...

I want to go! So amazing!
and that moose sounds hilarious, haha :)
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The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Visiting Chicago's Christkindl Market is my favorite event of the season so I'm infinitely jealous you get to experience Germany during the Christmastime. Your bratwurst looks delicious and I love gluhwein too. Can't wait to see your photos of the market during the day.

Maria Elyse said...

Ahhhh, this post is so happy! Haha. :) It reminds me of walking around the city my mom's family lives in around Christmastime. :)

I love German advent calendars! They're so beautiful. We had a handmade one my aunt gave to us but I have no clue where it went...

Thanks for your comment on my post earlier! It helped loads and I loved it. ♥

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Monique said...

Yummy Bratwurst, I've never had mulled wine. Germany must be such an amazing place to be this time of year! Lovely photos

NRIGirl said...

So much happiness! Indeed!

Marisa Noelle said...

Aw, a German Christmas!! Seeing this post really made me smile as my grandmother was a german girl and we celebrated Christmas at her house every year with plenty of stollen, rolladen, pfefferkuchen, and so on. Her vintage ornaments from Germany were my favorites.
Your photos are all so lovely and quite charming. Definitely seems like a magical and quite delicious place to spend the holiday season!

April said...

Love the atmosphere in these!

out of order said...

ooh I love Stollen! or anything involving marzipan ;) My mom is from Germany, I wish I were there for Christmas! I haven't been back since I was too young for Gluhwein

<3Meghan

valerie enríquez said...

Gotta love Christmas markets! I wish we had more in the states, and not just mega-malls. I only ever experienced a Christmas market in Prague and it was so cute. Delicious hot drinks as well!

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

Ah yum, I love gluhwein.. The Germans really know how to do the Christmas market. xx

Michelle said...

This sounds a bit rude but that bratwurst is huge! I'm looking forward to our first mulled wine of the season this weekend. Enjoy the haze.

TheHeadlessMannequin said...

Awww...exams and assignments are currently cramping my Christmas spirit so your blog post has brought a much-needed dose of festivities my way :)

Laura (White Winters) said...

I would love to go to Germany one day. The Christmas markets look amazing!

Laura
whitewinters.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

oh, you are in Bonn! I live there, and I am very happy to see that you like - especially the Weihnachtsmarkt. Enjoy your journey! How long do you stay?

Petra

Jenelle Witty said...

Oh I love Germany at Christmas! It smells amazing in those markets! Yummo.

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Jenelle

A said...

The first picture is so good. :)))

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@The Headless Mannequin: Oh, poor you! I know how that feels... that was me last year : (

@Petra: I love Bonn (especially the Weihnachtsmarkt and the Glühwein)! I'm here until Sunday, but I visit Bonn about once a month. : )

Teddi said...

dear emily, you have stunning photos, & my fave line: "perpetually tipsy, cinnamon flavoured heaven."

Elisa said...

beautiful pictures, puts me into a christmas mood!

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Amber said...

oh my gosh so many lights! that looks beautiful. I think after a few Glühweins that moose would scare the crap out of me...or I would become its duet partner.

thevintageblues said...

Haha so German, enjoy your Grlühwein! Scholl!

dusanabotswana said...

Mmm bratwurst! And I'm so jealous of you getting to try all those types of mulled wine! If I wouldn't die from the cold I'd love to go to Germany over Christmas sine so many of our traditions supposedly come from there. You look super adorable all bundled up in these pics too!

Anita said...

Lovely blog.
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Rock 'n Style said...

It feels like christmas!

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I'd love to hear more from you in the near future!

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Zane said...

great photos, really enjoyed reading this

Paula said...

I love our Bonner Weihnachtsmarkt :) I walk past it every morning on my way to university, very awesome I have to say! enjoy your weekend!

Ana said...

I lo9ve all your photos!! Looks like ana awesome nigh! And omg that's a huge hotdog!!!:D
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Ashley said...

So you are saying that wine is where happiness can be found, right? :)

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

I love Christmas markets! Today, I went to the one in Brussels... so much fun!

Penny said...

ooh I cannot wait for Christmas!and a cristmas market although not a very greek custom- after 3 years of living abroad- it has become an indication that christmas is coming for me as well!
btw, i had not realised that gluehwein and mulled wine are the same thing! :$$

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I'm convinced that Christmas/winter beverages are the best :)

Ron McQuade said...

I'm super jealous! I miss Bonn, the Christmas market can't be bested! It's small enough not be tiring but it had enough variety. And the food, especially the poffertjes!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

These are so festive and wonderful, I want to go there!

Johnson said...

I love our Bonner Weihnachtsmarkt :) I walk past it every morning on my way to university, very awesome I have to say! enjoy your weekend!