Fundraising event at Film Casino with Norisha Campbell

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Are you looking for a place to go for amazing musical talent combined with beautiful singing voices? Well then make an effort to go out to Film Casino next week on July 23rd. Norisha Campbell, a Munich based entertainer and moderator who found fame as a contestant on the Voice of Germany, will be performing alongside Emily Intsiful, Ashonte “Dolo” Lee also talented contestants from the show on that night.

They are performing to raise money and awareness about a their upcoming project, an album featuring 11 contestants from The Voice of Germany 2013, re-united as  Voices of Grace.

The album is being produced by Norisha Campbell and Matthias Lingenfelder from Clangstudiosand Herztöne e.V. and will be released later this year.

Tickets are 10 EUR at the door and the proceedings will help fund the CD recording. I hope that many of you can attend, it will be a wonderful evening of music! Munichmom will definitely be there.

Meet Kristin Speed

Hello friends of Munichmom. Have you noticed something cool going on around our blog? Well, have you? We have been adjusting the site, cleaning things up and making improvements. One of the best improvements that we have made are of the wonderful photos being displayed on our page.

Those photos have come to us by way of collaboration with the wonderful Munich based photographer, Kristin Speed. Kristin is an expat like us, and many of you. She hails from New Jersey in the United States. She has been living in Munich now for over a decade.11414537_10206889233938952_712412634_n

I first met Kristin three years ago when we moved to Munich. We were looking to celebrate our move with family photos. I spent so many days searching online for the perfect photographer to match the vision of what I wanted. I came upon Kristin’s site and fell in love with her photos. Particularly the ones of families that photographed in the Englischen Garten. At that time I was spending so much of my time there with the kids and my husband, that I felt that it was a place that I wanted to be photographed in as well.

It was a plus that she was American, because being newly here, my German was atrocious. It still is, but it is better ;).  She was so easy to talk to and she had all of these great ideas of where in the garden to be photographed. Unfortunately our first attempt at a photo shoot went south. As soon as we got to her perfect spot, the sky erupted and we were caught in a down pour of rain. It was hilarious trying to wrangle a 6-year-old a 3-year-old and a puppy through the mud. She took it in stride and laughed the entire trip back to the car.

Our second attempt was much more successful. It was a beautiful fall day, that gave us some of our most memorable family photos to date.

Recently Kristin participated in a fundraiser that we covered on munichmom for Daniela(http://wp.me/p5bcsF-fr). She was one of the volunteer photographers that worked on shooting families to raise money for Daniela’s surgery.

We also worked together again in May for photos for my anniversary. Perfect photos once again.

Munichmom is so happy to have Kristin joining in collaboration with us. We know you will enjoy her work just as much as we do.

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If you would like to work with Kristin Speed, then please use this information to reach out to her. Stop by her webpage and take a look at her work. You will not be disappointed.

http://www.kristinspeed.com

Telephone:0176 66852388

Feel Good Friday !! January’s Second winner!!

Our second lucky winner of “Feel Good Friday”, Marion Berninger recently received her pampering session. Marion  is a native of Frankfurt, but she, her husband and her son have made Munich their home for the last seven years. She and I met up with Antonio Francisco Gonzales at Salon Pauli a lovely salon located above Cafe Luitpold on Brienner strasse. I must say what a grand entrance for a salon 🙂DSCF6016

Upon arriving at the salon, Antonio gave us a tour and introduced us to Salon owner Stefan Pauli and the rest of the friendly staff. Continue reading

Ridiculously awesome list of things to do for Silvester in Munich!

Another year is coming to an end. It feels as if I blinked and now 2014 is nearly over. A brand new year full of new chances is right on our heels. People have already started to take a critical look at them-selves to assess what they should start doing or what they should give up!

For many people out there, this is an opportunity to fail at our resolutions after a 1-2week attempt  🙂 Mostly, these resolution makers come in the form of delusional but determined gym rats who for a very short time frame take over your favorite treadmill at your local gym! Continue reading