2017 RECAP

January 10, 2018

Hello loves, its time again for a yearly recap! It’s always fun to go through the gallery for photos and to put it all together, makes me remember everything so clearly and appreciate all the fun things we’ve done. I did one for 2015 and one for 2016, but now let’s dig into Recap 2017!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR 

This year was definitely a bit wilder than the last one, first of all we got engaged, wihuu, we went to LA for the first time, rented an apartment in New York for the summer, Klemens turned 30 and we had a huge weekend party and we won an influencer award! But let us check out what else happened…

JANUARY

So we start January with our first picture of the year, our couple shot on a roof beside our house in Mallorca, where we stayed for some extra days after new years, one of the highlights was our little road trip around the island and saw donkeys and watched the beautiful landscape Mallorca has to offer. We made our first and only youtube video as well during that time, see it here, we should do some more!

After Mallorca we went to Milan for some shootings, then back to Berlin where I finished my self knitted sweater that I had been working hard on during Christmas, I love how it turned out (even though the sleeves were way too big), see more here, I really want to do some more! Later it was Berlin fashion week which we attended and just stayed in Berlin for the rest of the month.

FEBRUARY

In the beginning of February Klemens and I rented a little car and drove down to Austria and Switzerland for a skii trip. We had so much fun skiing for a week and driving around in the snow, but best part of all, he proposed! It was such an amazing day and trip in general, I was so surprised and everything was so so so beautiful and perfect, if you’re missed the story you can see it here. After our trip fashion month started and we went to London and after that to Milan!

MARCH

Then we went to Paris fashion week for some days, doing what we always do on fashion week and I wore my favourite t-shirt from Zadig et Voltaire. In between Paris we went to Switzerland with Alfa Romeo to try out their new car, and then back to Paris again <3 To finish the month we went down to Marbella for some days to get some sun!

APRIL

In april we spent three weeks in LA with our Fab4 family, we went to Coachella, shot in the desert, drove around with our Lexus sports car and enjoyed life under the palm trees. We stayed in a big house up in Hollywood hills with the most amazing view to wake up to every morning <3 This was definitely a highlight, it was the first time for both of us in LA so it was really exciting to visit all the places we’ve heard about or seen in the movies. Looking forward to go back this year! Posts about it herehere, here and here.

MAY

After LA I went to Mallorca to visit my family where my sister, my mum and I made a love tattoo together, a little heart on the wrist, love it! After that I went back to Berlin, Klemens and I packed our bags and flew over to New York where we had rented a loft to stay for a month, this was definitely the best part of the whole year and maybe even in my whole life! I’ve always been dreaming of living in New York and even if it was just for a month it was as if we were living there, I loved it so much. We had the most beautiful factory loft where we made our coffees in the morning and later walked around the city, taking photos and having the best time ever! Posts here, here and here.

JUNE

We stayed in New York for half of June and when we came back we went to Klemens’ mums house on the country side to chill, we didn’t touch the computers for some days and just laid on the grass reading books all day long! After that we went to Munich for a shooting with Marc O’Polo, result here, and afterwards we went to Corsica to attend Calvi on the Rocks festival with Ba&sh, post here. And to finish the month we hung out with our friends by the canal in Berlin <3

JULY

After some days in Berlin we went to Kos to visit the new hotel of Casa Cook, we were there in 2016 as well but in Rhodes and its definitely one of my favourite hotels out there, I just love their space, interior, energy and locations. Find post here.

After Kos we went to Mallorca to visit my family for some days, always need a little bit on Mallorca love in between!

Another highlight of this year was definitely to see Robbie Williams at the 50 year anniversary party of Marc O’Polo, it was a great and huge party with food trucks, drinks, runway show and an amazing performance by Robbie Williams, will never forget <3 Post here.

To finish July we went to Paris for the launch of a new fragrance by Zadig et Voltaire, we stayed for some days and enjoyed Paris. Love Paris in summer! Post here.

AUGUST

August we spent in Berlin enjoying summer and hanging out with friends. We had a little home-makeover where we changed the walls and got new furnitures, etc etc, love how it turned out, see more here and here. We also had a big birthday party for Klemens and his best friend Konrad who both turned 30 last year. We organised a party out on the country side where people slept over and we celebrated for 3 days, definitely a highlight as well! Will make a blogpost about the whole thing :) Better late than never, I have so many photos and get so happy when I see them!

SEPTEMBER

In September it was time for work again, first off was London for the opening of their Reserved store together with Kate Moss, straight after we went to New York again for NYFW which was so much fun, my favourite part was the Zadig et Voltaire show which you can read about here and also to meet new and old friends, connecting and discovering new brands, best thing about the fashion weeks.

After New york we flew over to Marrakesh together with a bunch of other influencers to attend the Oasis festival, it was our first time in Marrakesh and it completely stole our hearts! Posts about it here and here.

OCTOBER

October was probably my favourite month, but also most stressful, but definitely the most fun! We started the month in with Paris fashion week where we did so much, attended so many events, went to parties every night (one with Leonardo Di Caprio, hihi), I met and sat beside Olivia Palermo at the Paul & Joe show (still amazed) and got to know some of my favourite bloggers, and of course taking a lot of pictures and working during the same time… was so tired. BUT it was so much fun! Blogposts here and here.

After Paris we went to Prague and Antwerp to shoot content for Hogan, it was all about shoes and searching for locations, a really exhausting job but I love the outcome, and the shoes! When we were done with all the Hogan pictures we had a job in Ibiza with Marc O’Polo, we were at the most beautiful location called La Granja, see post here, it was also my birthday and after the job we stayed an extra week on the island shooting content for ourselves, see post here, and enjoying the end of the summer until we went back to cold Berlin. Best time ever! <3

NOVEMBER

And then it was November, the year passed so fast and we decided to stay in Berlin for the last weeks before Christmas to catch up with life and work from home, which was nice, I love travelling but I also love to be home. The highlight of November was of course when we won the lifestyle category at PlacetoB! Yihaa, we were so so happy and it was a great night full of party-party! This wouldn’t be possible without you guys, thank you so much for following our journey and for all the love and support! <3 By the way, love the b/w picture of Klemens, always such a poser!

DECEMBER

The plan of staying in Berlin until Christmas didn’t last very long, we got bored of shooting in the city and needed something new so we went over to Amsterdam for some inspiration, we got very inspired and took so many photos, Amsterdam is absolutely amazing!

For Christmas I went up to Sweden for a road trip with my family, we visited Stockholm, celebrated Christmas with our family in Råsbo and later drove down to Malmö and last Copenhagen, see post about the trip here, here and here.

Last but not least we went to Mallorca where I met up with Klemens and celebrated New Year with our lovely friends, we ended the year on Instagram with this glamorous picture of us both and our Moet! <3

So as a conclusion I’m very happy with 2017, we took nearly 100.000 photos, travelled to over 20 different countries and places, worked with some of our favourite brands, became friends with incredible people we are both looking up to and Klemens and I got engaged. I couldn’t have asked for a better year!

For 2018 we want to continue on the same road, I’d like to focus more on the blog, update more often and become better with the diary posts, maybe become a bit more personal. Let us know if there is something you want less of, more of or any changes in general :)

With travels we will of course still travel to our common places like Paris and New York, for work and fashion weeks, but we want to discover new ones where we haven’t been before. First on the list is Sri Lanka where we will go this month, we will backpack around the country, go with the train, hike in the mountains and surf in the south. Another place I’d love to visit this year is Tokyo, it has always been on my bucket list and I feel like this is the year! We will again go to Los Angeles for some weeks to attend Coachella, also do a road trip with our friends and work on some fun projects. Instead of renting a place in New York like last year we’ve been thinking of staying in Paris for a while, to get to know the city better and to spend a part of the summer in that romantic city. Klemens wants to surf so we will try to put that into the schedule as well, maybe a road trip around Portugal coast? You never know what happens tomorrow and you have to take your chances and do what you want to do now! There are so many places to visit and so much to do, I want to explore as much as possible this year before we settle down and decide maybe where we want to live, I’m not sure Berlin is the place, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t – so this is the year to make up some minds :) But you never know, I don’t like making too many plans, we’ll see where it takes us which is also the most exciting thing about life, but we will of course always bring our camera and document every step of our journey!

I hope you will continue and follow our trips, we appreciate all your support and love throughout the last years, without you we wouldn’t be able to do all this and we are so happy for that!

Lots of love to all of you! xx

Mikuta + Klemens

You may also like

17 comments

Kim January 14, 2018 at 11:46 pm

Hello. I recently discovered your blog and love it! It’s very inspirational. I would love to see hear how you stay so fit, especially with all the travels. I woud like to read about any products you like as well. Look forward to your blog in 2018!

Reply
Zane January 13, 2018 at 5:16 pm

The frozen lake image at the start of your post took our breath away!!!! Such an amazing and fun filled year, hope 2018 can bring you even more adventures!!!

Rock Renee Blog

Reply
Jacqueline Mikuta January 13, 2018 at 6:01 pm

Yes its beautiful! <3 Thank you so much, I wish the same for you! :*

Reply
Katie January 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm

Love it! Y’all should come to Austin, Texas sometime!

Reply
Jacqueline Mikuta January 12, 2018 at 12:28 pm

Yeah that’s a good idea, I’m curious to visit and discover Texas! <3

Reply
Anika May January 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Such an amazing year! Loving the photography from each month, your content is amazing!

Anika | anikamay.co.uk

Reply
Jacqueline Mikuta January 12, 2018 at 12:28 pm

Thank you so much! <3 :D

Reply
OLGA I MY INNER CITY LIGHT January 11, 2018 at 11:16 am

Dear guys,
It wa s very nice you put such a summary of the 2017. I love traveling with you;) and it was nice to see all the adventures gathered in one post. I enjoyed it a lot. Thank you for that! It’s good to ‘have you’ somewhere in/around the world and share the joy of live with you ;) happy new year!

Reply
Jacqueline Mikuta January 12, 2018 at 12:27 pm

Hello love, thank you so much, we’ve very happy you enjoyed it! <3 Will keep you updated with more travels soon! :D Have a wonderful weekend! xxxxx

Reply
Angie January 11, 2018 at 9:57 am

Wow!! What a year! Looove it <3 i would love to see more diary posts! And your amazing travel posts of course!!:) Besosss

Reply
Jacqueline Mikuta January 12, 2018 at 12:28 pm

<3 <3 <3

Reply
AnnCha January 11, 2018 at 8:52 am

Wow! What a year, you guys rock…as always! I would also like to see an other vlog ; ))
Keep up your good work, and i will follow your steps <3

Big kisses!!!!

Reply
Jacqueline Mikuta January 12, 2018 at 12:29 pm

<3 <3 <3

Reply
Ines January 10, 2018 at 8:11 pm

Hello Klemens and Mikutas !
First of all, thank you so much for all the beautiful content you’ve shared with us throughout last year ! While going through this post I realized how much your work is one of the best (even if I already knew it, deep inside me ^^). Your outfits Mikutas are always on point, your travels make me dream of seeing more the world around me, and you are such a powerful couple, full of love and inspiration ! I loved following you during this year, and be assured that I’ll be there in 2018 to follow your adventures (what a big adventure is awaiting you, your wedding, whihuuuu !!). I love your energy, your simplicity and honesty in your posts, on Instagram or even here on the blog, I think this is why I still follow you since I discovered you :)

What a wonderful idea, to live in Paris for a month like you did in New York ! I live here, and I can tell you, even in a lifetime I don’t know all the magical places that Paris offers, hihi :) But it could be fun to see my beloved city through your camera and thoughts (even if you don’t like the coffee we propose in our Cafés héhé :) ).

I really hope you’ll do more diary posts on the blog, and maybe a new vlog ? Your first one was so nice, I discovered another aspect of you, and it made me like your couple even more :)

Hope you both have a wonderful evening,
lots of love, <3

Ines

(sorry for the long comment ahah)

Reply
Jacqueline Mikuta January 12, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Hello Ines, thank you so much for your wonderful message and your support throughout the year! <3 Makes me very happy to read your thoughts and compliments! That's so nice that you live in Paris, I'm jealous, it's such a beautiful city! Can't wait to discover it more this year, and with our coffee addiction we will probably get used to the Parisian coffee pretty fast ;) Our wedding will be next year instead, summer 2019, but time passes fast anyways, very exciting! <3 Good idea with the vlog, will absolutely try to make another one asap, maybe about our next trip in Sri Lanka :) Have a wonderful weekend love! xxx

Reply
Elfie January 10, 2018 at 7:47 pm

Beautiful 2017! <3

Reply
Jacqueline Mikuta January 13, 2018 at 6:02 pm

<3

Reply

Leave a Comment