STUTTGART: There is no better way to begin the day than with a raspberry flavour like our guest editor Madeline Lu loves to do it. Either in a freshly blended raspberry smoothie or homemade raspberry jam on toast with salted butter.

The first variation of course makes your morning fuelled with energy and gives your skin the perfect glow. The second version is recommended for the weekend because you will not just enjoy one toast but several. All in all raspberries are a mood enhancer, they have a green, flowery aroma with a primary scent of violets. They smell sweet and their velvety texture in combination with the minuscule seeds make the consumption of a raspberry exceptionally good.

You just have to think of summer, and whether it is the colour or smell, I want to raspberries my life, wear different raspberry-coloured hues along with painted nails and I wish I could also find a perfume which has the perfect mixture of sweet raspberries and harsh earth in the forest. In the meantime I will enjoy raspberry smoothies by Madeline Lu or plain raspberries with crème fraîche for dessert.

A homemade raspberry smoothie by Madeline Lu, use fresh raspberries in summer and frozen ones all year round, the bikini I want to wear by Lisa Marie Fernandez, seen at Alexis Eagle, Soho House Berlin, the perfect colour for a suit in autumn by Gucci Resort 2016
A homemade raspberry smoothie by Madeline Lu, use fresh raspberries in summer and frozen ones all year round, the bikini I want to wear by Lisa Marie Fernandez, seen at Alexis Eagle, Soho House Berlin, the perfect colour for a suit in autumn by Gucci Resort 2016

DETOX RASPBERRY ALMOND SMOOTHIE

Serves 2

What you’ll need & how it’s made:
1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries (or blackberries, blueberries, etc).
1 banana (fresh or frozen)
1 tbsp ground almond
250 ml almond milk (or rice milk, oat milk, etc)
Blend all ingredients together until smooth.

Homemade nougat tarte with raspberry flavour, seen on the market in St. Remy, Provence, any kind of pink, rosé and dark red hues will make my flower decoration for now, a sketch inspired by the Resort Gucci 2016 Collection by IRMA
Homemade nougat tarte with raspberry flavour, seen on the market in St. Remy, Provence, any kind of pink, rosé and dark red hues will make my flower decoration for now, a sketch inspired by the Resort Gucci 2016 Collection by IRMA. The dress in the slider is from the Chloe Resort Collection 2016.