PARIS, MON AMOUR

Forget the Eiffel Tower! Here are three things to really do when in Paris:

  1. Get at least three scoops of the best ice cream at Berthillon
  2. Skip the Louvre, go check out the Picasso museum
  3. Treat yourself to a dinner at La Couple – and get the Indian lamb curry!
    Famous since 1927 and SO yummy.

Oh, and if you still have time:
Have your friend take a picture of you casually leaning against an original Parisian wall. Voilà!

Mara Kim in Paris

Random Facts

Things I like:

  • • Sundays with friends and fresh fruit smoothies
  • • Sitting on the beach, toes in the sand
  • • Men in hoodies. Yes, seriously.
  • • That moment when you are too happy to fall asleep

juice with friends

Things I don’t like:

  • • Milk-skin!! Hate it.
  • • Bread crumbs in bed
  • • Wet feet when it’s cold
  • • Diets. I love food too much.

 

Stolar!

Music is wild. It has gotten me into all sorts of situations. Some of them were… let’s say: interesting. Like that one time in Compton. Yeah, that was actually a little scary. But no, this week was the good kind of wild!

Jay Stolar

Jay Stolar in the vocal booth

I told you I went to NAMM to meet friends. Well, one of these friends is the fabulous Fab Dupont. He works with Jay Stolar, a warm hearted, extremely gifted singer and songwriter from New York. Jay and I had an instant music connection and ended up writing a killer song together. My Berklee friend Sam PK joined us later in the week to produce and write another one with us at the BMG studios. It was as great as it was unexpected. Jay has laid down the vocals for two tracks already and I am looking forward to the moment we can share them with you. In the meantime, make sure you show him some Facebook love and follow him on Instagram.

Sam PK

Sam PK

 

NAMM Time is Family Time

No matter where I live on this planet, I always miss someone. Be it my family, a childhood friend, college roommates or my music colleagues. It’s because we’re all spread out across the world, doing what we love and staying in touch with FaceTime and Skype.
And in the meantime… I miss them.
That’s why I love NAMM: It gives us a good reason to pilgrimage to Anaheim. Yes, we’re here to check out gear, too, but mostly to get together and catch up.

NAMM 16

Andrew Scheps, Mara Kim, Tony Maserati, Fab Dupont

Gracias, Bryan.

My first day back in LA and I am loving every second of it. Very much in contrast to the German stereotype, I haven’t made plans up until this morning. I feel ‘going with the flow’ always holds fun little surprises. Like today’s, when the one and only Bryan Adams showed me this vegan Mexican restaurant on Melrose Ave, Gracias Madre. If you find yourself in Beverly Hills some time, get their green smoothie. Super delicious!

green smoothie

STREET CONCERT MARA(THON)

donations42 concerts in 42 hours–
That was quite the marathon!

As part of the charity campaign ‘Radio 7 Spendenmarathon’ my friend and guitarist Siggi Schwarz and I teamed up to do a street concert tour.

We performed my charity song ‘Uns gehört die Welt’ just about anywhere –on market squares, in cafes, bars and in shopping malls. And as unglamorous this sounds, it actually was a lot of fun!

Best feeling: all donations go straight to the ‘Radio 7 Drachenkinder’ charity, supporting terminally ill children and their families.

You can make donations throughout the year!