Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Happy Sunday! What more to love than waking up to already prepared and ready-to-eat breakfast? I am the biggest breakfast lover ever, brunch too. Especially when it needs to go fast during the week and you need to jump to work. I actually took this (1 portion only) to the office, as I love eating breakfast at around 9 or 10am – not right after waking up at 7am. Although this is not the healthiest overnight recipe ever I would guess (but hail to the love for peanut butter), it is absolutely tasty and super easy in the making. The portions are actually so filling that I usually took a break and continued eating later – unless your super hungry.

What you need for two portions

1 ripe banana
¼ cup peanut butter (try getting one with less sugar, unless you want it sweet)
1 cup of gluten-free oats (or normal, if you don’t need it)
1 cup lactose-free milk / or almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
½ tablespoon cinnamon
½ tablespoon vanilla sugar / or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 tablespoon agave syrup 
2 glasses or cups that can be covered 

For my toppings I chose

blueberries
rasberries
and some chocolate chips,
though you can also add some slices bananas or anything else that makes you happy

What to do

1) place the banana, peanut butter, oats and milk into a mixer and mix well
2) add the vanilla, cinnamon, and chia seeds – now mix again
3) lastly, add the agave syrup, mix it again – and add more if you need it sweeter
4) fill the porride into two glasses – possibly ones that you can cover-up and are air-tight if you want to keep it in the fridge for longer
5) place the nights into the frigde and let the magic happen over night (or at least 3-4 hours)!

Now you can

1) take it with you to the office/school
2) surprise someone the next morning with home-made overnights
3) or indulge into it by yourself. 

Lastly, it doesn’t have to be a breakfast – of course – you can also eat it as an afternoon snack or after sports; though I cannot promise that you might not add on some more calories to your diet :)

With that, I wish you a lovely Sunday evening and a delicious breakfast in the morning! xo

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& So I started Again

TGIF. That is exactly what I was thinking last week, as well – right before I jumped on a plane to Hamburg. The trip was too short – as always – though I loved seeing everyone. After I came back quite late on Monday, Tuesday started early again at the office. Though it was a short week for me with only 4 days, it felt like forever.

As you might remember, I told you last week about me getting back into painting. I love it – it calms me down to mix the colors and then melt them together on the canvas without really knowing where it will take me or what the final product will look like. I got inspired by a digital drawing by @mersedova (instagram), and decided I want a Baywatch-like woman in my house, too. I think there is something incredible about the picture she drew – it’s both sexy and showcasing an empowering, self-loving and independent woman. Exactly what I like! So here is my final version of it – fully painted with palette-knifes and thick acrylic paints. I don’t use brushes and try to stay away from details as much as possible. Also, this is the first time I „painted“ a face. I usually leave the face blank because 1) I am no good at them and 2) faces often define emotions. I want my viewers to be able to place their own emotion and feelings into a painting without being pre-stimulated by a facial expression. Nevertheless, this woman surely needed one – otherwise it would have been „incomplete“ – or so I feel. What do you think of the painting? I’d love to hear opinions!

And now – off to jumping into the weekend (and studying, again…) xo

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Salmon x Spinach

Happy Sunday! Another week has gone by and it went waaay too fast! I am currently in Hamburg though thought I would update you with a short post. I’ve been seeing my uncle and his girlfriend, my great-grandmother (whom is already 96!), and some of my closest friends. Tomorrow will be my last day and I will stroll around the city and meet up with a friend to catch up a bit. In the evening it will be time to say good-bye and until next time, Hamburg. As much as I love traveling – and, of course seeing my dearest ones – I love coming home as well. The week will be tough though. My studies start again as of Wednesday, I have several meetings and tasks to finish off at work, we have the streetparade coming up on Saturday in Zurich (big, big party!), and I am starting a personal project on Sunday for the upcoming weeks.

I also painted last week quite a bit and shared a few previews on snapchat already. I am always super unsure about my own art – do I like it, or not? Is it something I should share or rather keep in private? What are your thoughts – would you be interested?

The picture, by the way, is of a dinner I made last week before I flew off to Hamburg. I haven’t cooked in forever – as I am almost always out for lunch or dinner and barely ever home. That is about to change, though, as I am planning to slow down on the eating-out a bit over the next weeks. That is, until October – because then I will be on travels almost the whole month through. Super excited about the trips, though. So you’ll definitely be seeing more about those soon! xo

Dionysus Blooms Love

I can finally call this beauty mine! I’ve been looking to invest into a new bag for quite some time these pasts months and it took me almost forever to decide – and I could not have made a better decision. I’ve been thinking about getting a Chanel for really long – but the fact that everyone (and I mean, everyone – here in Zurich) has it, didn’t make it all too special anymore. It’s still on my wish-list – of course – but that will be another time. I fell in love with the Dionsyus designs by Gucci from the day they came out: and I had to have one. I’ve been thinking long about which one of these to get and almost got the simple one with black suede leather inbetween. In the end, it probably fits better with most outfits. I had both on in the store and it took forever for me to decide. Lastly, I chose the Blooms version and decided – for once in my life – to go for some color. The print is amazing. I am a firm believer that it can be worn with almost everything (considering my wardrobe isn’t all too colorful anyway) and surely can add some warm blossom-feelings in winter. Lastly, it’s a bag I don’t see all too often on the street. Quite frankly, I have not seen one thus far here in my inner circles. Yay!

I’m wearing this bag 24/7 at the moment, though did put it aside on the weekend when the parties seemed a little „too crazy“ and I was scared it would be ruined first thing.  I am debating whether I should take it with me tomorrow – as I will be flying to: Hamburg! Finally going back to my fav German city to visit some family and friends. Most likely, this piece of love (ahem, the bag) will join me. This week has been rather calm actually – finally – as I took off a few days to really sleep in and get some other projects going. For those of you following me on snapchat, you already saw that I started painting again. There is seriously nothing more relaxing than sitting down and painting for a couple of hours. The last strokes were finished-up this morning. Once its dry and ready for hang-up, I will take a second look at it (whether I actually like it haha) and might just share it with you on the blog. I am deciding whether to start a second one today – completely different direction, though might need to move this project to another time. Next week Monday I return to Zurich only to jump back into my hectic lifestyle (aka uni and work). Till then, I will try to make the best of my free-time. xo

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Gotta-Catch-Them-All

I admit it: I did it. As soon as I finished my last final course project last week Thursday, I downloaded Pokémon GO Friday during lunch. The fever hit me – I gotta catch them all. No but honestly, the game brings back so many fun childhood memories. It’s incredible. I don’t have time to run around all the time and I still do got to work. However, I did notice myself walking the one or other longer way to get to a destination – carried by the hope that I’d see another Pokémon on the go. Want to catch a Pikachu right away? Wait a little while before trying to catch your first (out of 3 optional) ones, throw around a few balls and voila – Pikachu will be at your feet. It might sound super childish – and I admit it is – but I really do love the game. Neverthless, I wouldn’t be surprised if it is a hype. Let’s see how long it stays that way.

During the week I don’t have much time either way – though today during the lunch I walked around a bit before getting food and – yes, I’m loving it – caught a few more Pokémon. The upcoming days will be rather stressful though. I’ve got a few meetings coming up tomorrow, need to fly to London Wednesday (just for the day), got more meetings in Zurich on Thurday (plus celebrating a colleagues birthday), and a few more things to do on Friday. Then, finally, I have a week off. August 1st (Monday) will be off anyway, as we have a national holiday here. Tuesday-Friday next week I took off – I want to calm down a bit (use my way-too-many vacation days) and: paint! I finally ordered new materials and want to work on two large paintings again – one for the bedroom ,one for the living room. I’ve got quite a few ideas, and two concrete ones, though I need to fine-tune them and decide on how it will (more or less) look like in the end. Since I work a bit more abstract, I can’t plan it all too much, anyway.

Now that it’s raining and I don’t have to work on any uni stuff for the next two weeks, my evening will entail starting a new book and maybe some TV. Very relaxing! What are your plans for the week? The weather in Zurich is a catastrophe right now – its seriously pissing outside! xoIMG_6945

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