May is a great month. It’s one of the best and most beautiful spring months (even though the weather right now here in Germany is crap) and it is my birthday in May. In fact it was my birthday just four days ago and I granted myself a little and relaxed sunny breakfast – and I though hey, here we go, the ideal moment to immortalize the moment for this month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers topic!
As you can see it was no big deal. I really did not make a huge effort this time which is mainly due to an insane workload. I was simply struggling with my time management this time. So I hope you will forgive me the simple and unspectacular setting. However, my breakfast was really yummy – I prepared some French toast accompanied by fresh strawberries, mascarpone and fresh mint leaves. Everything was washed down with a glass of orange juice and a Chemex of good, slow drip coffee from Costa Rica – thanks to my friend and work colleague Johanna who brought a pack of locally grown, organic coffee all the way back to Munich.
I have consciously chosen a breakfast table setting for this month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers theme because I really love a quiet and slow breakfast on one of the rare weekends when I am in Munich. Quite often I only manage to have such a breakfast on a Sunday as Saturdays are too packed with chores and other to-dos that do not allow for a long and relaxed breakfast. But for this post I managed to capture the moment of one of my slow Sunday breakfasts.
Apart from the scrumptious food, I was accompanied with a few of my plants of course. For this breakfast table I opted for a few cacti and succulents that look pretty cheerful on the little ochre placemat. I particularly love my Stapelia plant because it comes with a little story: 1,5 years ago I went to a birthday dinner at a Greek restaurant here in Munich and I spotted a huge Stapelia on the windowsill next to my seat and I couldn’t help but take one cutting with me and plant it at home. It was one little cutting and in the meantime it has grown many new arms and it keeps growing! I hope one day it will bloom too – Stapelia grandiflora have amazing flowers! We will see! Enough now, I am off to read your Urban Jungle Bloggers posts now!
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on our website, Facebook page and Instagram account. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we’ll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let’s bring some green into your homes and blogs!
Photography by Igor Josifovic