I grew up in a 70-person village in rural Germany. When I was 13, my parents dragged us to the States very much against my will, but I quickly learned to love it there. After returning to Germany four years later, I desperately wanted to go back. A few years later, I enrolled in journalism school and later lived and worked in one very beautiful (Santa Fe) and one very exciting (New York) city in the United States. In 2010, I became art director of GQ Germany and dragged my American husband to Germany somewhat against his will (ha!). But he learned to love it here. We’ve lived in Munich for 8 years and have a 4-year-old daughter.