zurich is such a beautiful city. though it's neither as big as new york, nor as fancy as berlin or as chic as paris, to me it's just my beloved home (and you know what they say? they say that home is where the heart is). so, yes, i suppose i do love every angle of this city. especially on a sunshiny day with brilliant skies, like we had one only recently. right there and then, i coulnd't help but think that we should take some time to stop and stare more often...
and then we had 5 o'clock tea at the beaur au lac hotel's preppy lounge. so, after stopping and staring some while, it is just good to continue with some cake therapy. i still fantasize about that rasperry dream!
good night, moon over zurich...
Jan 28, 2011
all the same, i think if you love someone it's nice to go on a date now and then. dress up, make yourself pretty for your mr. right and feel the butterflies in your stomach while spending a romantic night out at your favorite restaurant.
my favorite outfit for such a date night with mr. right would be a flirty dress, with a hint of red (not too pinkish, obviously) combined with a little sparkle and maybe a heart-shaped clutch or jewelry.
1 thomas sabo strawberry charm
2 h&m pale pink heart shrug
3 tibi sergennti strapless silk dress
4 forever 21 heart charm necklaces
5 matthes williamson leopard-print silk dress
6 forever 21 heart charm necklaces
7 hard candy mr. right laquer
8 paul & joe sister polka-dot silk dress
9 tally weijl sequined heart box clutch
10 new look red bird dress
11 bubble gum lipgloss
12 h&m heart print strapless dress
13 topshop blue dotted wrap dress with bow
14 louis vuitton heart laquer coins purse
15 asos strawberry bag
16 topshop red bow platform sandals
let love rule!
Jan 25, 2011
the weekend in vienna was amazing. not only did we spend some time with the most adorable people imaginable, we also did some shopping (me only the obligatory sacher torte), and, despite the bitter cold, some (admittedly very brief) sightseeing, too.
don't you just have to love vienna? see for yourself.
with love from vienna
don't you just have to love vienna? see for yourself.
with love from vienna
Jan 19, 2011
vienna is the city of cities when it comes to balls. and this weekend, i'm going to be part of one. actually, i will be attending the first ball in a long, long time. no, rewind: i haven't been to a ball since i was a teenager. i think. so you can be pretty sure i am both, nervous and agitated.
and ugh, the outfit matters are causing me a major headache... i want to dress according to the ball dress code, of course. and all the same i am striving for a no-frills look. so here's a list of my favorite black tie pieces.
1 lee angel piper crystal bracelets
2 matthew williamson grey 3/4 fur shrug
3 lee angel piper drop earrings
4 jimmy choo crystal heel sandals
5 prada satin box clutch
6 lanvin draped silk gown
1 random sable fur shrug
2 lanvin pleated chiffon gown
3 kenneth jay jade drop earrings
4 miu miu crystal-heel satin sandals
5 swarovski crystal embellished clutch
happy ball season! cross your fingers so i won't be standing on c's feet (all the time).
Jan 18, 2011
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we were tought the word 'astaya', which in sanskrit means 'non-stealing'. 'non-stealing' invites us to not harbour any feelings of covetousness, either toward persons or objects, but to share and be generous instead. it invites us to be good towards others, not only with deeds but also with thoughts. the overall idea is to that by making someone feel good, you will feel twice as good. and by making someone feel special, you will feel twice as special.
so, i'm trying to make sure, within the next few weeks or so, that my special someone(s) feel loved. i'm thinking maybe a simple but nice dinner now and then, spending time listening to others and generally just being more alert to what others need and feel. i call it my love-scheme. fun! what would you do in order to make your special someone feel really special and loved?
Labels: thought of the day
Jan 11, 2011
it's been a bit more than just a week (in objects). honestly, this winter, i've already been to the most beautiful places. i've seen many a brillant winter sky (and if you're a regular reader you might have read about my sky-obsession before), snowboarded on perfectly snowy slopes, drank in lovely wooden bars, ate delicious rustic food and marched in casual, functional boots. welcome to my visual diary of the past few weeks; it's winter bliss.
the sky above st. moritz / sternen grill sausage jetons in 'sterling silver' / the best sausage in the world / wine cave / huge fire place / sky over lech / deer table-cloth / boots for every weather, inlcuding my new rubber boots / window across the alsace sky / train-station in strasbourg / ski-lift and the palace in st. moritz / trainride back from the mountains / pretty old houses in strasbourg
Jan 10, 2011
the weepies are a californian folk band based around the married couple deb talan and steve tannen, who first met in a cambridge folk club. since their get together in 2004, the weepies have progressed from an indie duo playing house concerts to ranks on the billboard charts. their accoustic folk and pop music is soft like ice-cream and it tastes of healthy country days and long nights by the fire, drinking hot chocolate.
my favorite song is 'the world spins madly on' off their second album 'say i am you' is my new favorite song - and i'm positive that it will make it's way into my personal top ten charts even once january is over (you can watch the official music video here on youtube).
gee, all in all, the weepies really shouldn't be an insider tipp any longer. plus if you like angus and julia stone enough, you will love the weepies. unfortunately, they haven't been touring a lot recently, since their son, theo, was born in 2008. hope is they will be making their way to europe soon enough.
thank you, the weepies, and i wish you only love and inspiration for many more fantastic albums.
Labels: folk favorite
Jan 7, 2011
i am not a big fan of new year's resolutions... mostly, i've already skipped half of them before january is even over. but one thing every turn of the years makes me want to do is clean and tidy up everything around me. my flat, my clothes, myself. like a big sweeping detox.
here are a few things that will help you to kick-start 2011 and pamper yourself, your skin and your wardrobe. thus, you will be able to face the things ahead of you fearless and with a smile (and a lovely, glowing skin, obviously).
1 benefit cosmetics lemon aid lid primer
2 h&m suede ankle boots
3 h&m satin peach t-shirt
4 topshop owl studs
5 hope in a jar skin care
6 h&m striped shirt-dress
7 benefit cosmetics depuffing action eye gel
8 philip lim nude blazer
9 kiehl's supremely restorative argan body cleansing oil
10 topshop boutique stone scallop hem silk shorts
11 vintage box of herhey's kisses
12 kusmi tey detox
13 miu miu light blue leather foldover wallet
14 clarins super restorative wake-up lotion
15 hotel chocolat liquid chocolate caramel
16 sonia by sonia rykiel cherie cotton and wool-blend t-shirt
17 pretty ballerina butterfly flats
18 beauty junky strawberry face mask
19 origins make a difference moisturizing cream
20 mulberry leather heart keyfob
21 topshop enamel fish ring
22 sass & bide passing boyfriend-fit shorts
23 rescue beauty lounge nail varnish
24 repetto red ballerina
25 marc by marc jacobs natasha leather bag
26 calvin klein saman cropped cashmere-blend sweater
27 topshop mushroom studs
28 sephora sparkly silver eyeshadow pigment
29 the body shop seaweed ionic clay mask
30 topshop nude jersey lace trim cami and shorts set
31 aromatherapy comfort scented candle
32 balmain white acid wash skinny biker jeans
33 boots cold cream
34 moroccanoil hair treatment
35 faith in nature restorative hand cream
36 tory burch valentine cotton and linen-blend cardigan
37 pretty ballerina nude bow flats
38 the body shop pure detox refreshing body gel
happy new you!