Let’s skip the „can you believe another year has passed“ bla-bla, because let’s be honest…who really can? 2015 has been some kind of a rollercoaster for me, with lots of ups and downs, milestones reached and lessons learned. I finished my degree, dove right into an early twenties crisis and got to see a lot of great places all over the world. Dreams came true, dreams got crushed, and new dreams took their place. I didn’t blog nearly has much as I could have/ should have, but hey – I’m still here. And if you’re reading this that means you’re still here, too! Personally and professionally 2015 might have been a rollercoaster but popculturally there’s really just one thing left to say:
„We’re on a rollercoaster that only goes up, my friend!“
Without further a doe, here’s what I loved, listened to, obsessed over, read, cried and laughed about!
B R E A K T H E I N T E R N E T
Let’s be real: a lot of things supposedly broke the Internet this year, but lo and behold, it still exists. Between Kardashian Asse(t)s and Hot(line Bling) Dance Moves, there was a lot of good going on for the iGeneration.
# Matt Bellassai
aka. my new-found spirit animal bringing joy to Wednesdays and the World (if you haven’t watched Whine About It religiously every week, you should do yourself a favor and catch up on all episodes stat – you’re welcome!)
# James Corden
Carpool Karaoke is the gift that keeps on giving, and since it made the world fall back in love with the Biebs, I am all here for it. The video currently has 46 Million views, half of which are probably mine.
# The Kardashian-Jenners
They’re everywhere. And I love it. It’s no secret I’m an avid follower of the bunch, and sometimes I think I’m keeping up better with them than I am with my own life, but I find them highly entertaining. Plus, hate them all you want – they’re smart, HILARIOUS business-women kicking ass left and right, and we’re all watching whether we like it or not!
A L B U M S
2015 has been musically blessed, and I’m sure I’ve bought more albums than ever before in my life. This is a fraction of those, but probably the ones I listened to the most!
# Years & Years – Communion
# Justin Bieber – Purpose
# The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
# Tove Lo – Queen of the Clouds
# Tove Styrke – Borderline EP
# Ryan Adams – 1989
# Halsey – BADLANDS
# BØRNS – Dopamine
# G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out
#LORDE – Pure Heroine
and the best of the best, drumroll please….
# Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood
…because it’s a beautiful album, with no song out of place, beaming perfection from start to finish! Loved by both critics and celebrities, my bet’s on him to rise to super-stardom in 2016!
B O O K S
# Aliza Licht – Leave Your Mark
# Jennifer Niven – All The Bright Places
# Alexis Jones – I Am That Girl
M O V I E S
5 Years # The Intern # The Riot Club # Scatter my Ashes at Bergdorf’s # Dior and I # Whiplash # The Theory of Everything # Still Alice
T V – S H O W S
How to get away with Murder (!!!) # Modern Family # Suits # The Royals # The Originals # Made in Chelsea
G O O D R E A D S
G I R L C R U S H
ALL! THE! WAY! UGHHHHH, she’s everything and
every day sometimes I wish I could be her, or her friend, or just in a room with her! #TEAMGIGI #FOREVEROBSESSED
C O N C E R T S
Sam Smith # Casper # Taylor Swift # Years & Years # Florence & The Machine # Alt-J
P L A C E S
Berlin # London # Chicago # Toronto # Belek # Miami # Orlando # Paris
and of course always…Frankfurt and Munich! <3