I scream for Ice cream

It is hot (!) outside. We currently have 33°C in the shade in Zurich today and you can’t imagine the heat in the office. Although it feels „cool“ when coming into the rooms, it also gets warm after a while. And of course, it is even hotter outside. Today was a long day – I had a meeting that took well over 5hours; though thankfully it went well. Now I just packed my things together, will leave the office and go to the pool for a swim. It’s so relaxing and refreshing – yet it feels like the water is ice-cold compared to the temperatures outside haha. I also had the most delicious banana ice-cream the other day with my bestie (bought in front of Globus) – and I am really craving another one. The heat is the perfect excuse, so I might jump on the bike after and get myself one. Seriously though, if you are ever in Zurich, try this ice-cream. And make sure to try the banana one. I haven’t tried any others to be honest (most are not lactose free), but this one is insanely good. And I am very, very picky when it comes to my sweets. Quite frankly, I am not the biggest ice-cream lover out there – but this one got me totally hooked!
Tonight will be, sadly again, all about studying. Thankfully, it’s my last night before I have two weeks off of uni – means, I will finally be able to enjoy the weather. If it stays well – so cross fingers! xo

Sundays

Happy Monday! The weather this weekend was a-m-a-zing! Of course I was stuck in my little dark hole room most of the time studying – but, it’ll only be until Wednesday and then I have two weeks off. I am beyond excited to finish this Master program (early next year, hopefully)! I couldn’t not go outside at all, though. So I went out to Thalwil to see my bestie at the lake, soaked in some sun, and ate from the BBQ kiosk restaurant. It was simple, yet delish! I am crossing fingers that by the end of the week we will continue to have this weather – so I can finally tan again. With my luck, though, I wouldn’t be surprised if it rains. Cross fingers!

Until then, I have quite a bit to do – at the office, evening drinks and dinners this week, finishing/writing two more papers for uni until Wednesday – and meetings on the go. I might go out for a nice dinner on Thursday, though, to celebrate the start of my two weeks „uni-vacation“. What are your plans for the week? xo

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And here is a snapshot (yep, from snapchat) of Saturday’s accessories. I watched „Central Intelligence“ at the movies – Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson were SO funny. My pretty choker (necklace) is actually a simple black satin ribbon – used for wrapping presents. I love using it because I can choose what style I want, double-wrapped, with a bow, or singly chic. I’m also wearing Dolce K on my lips from the Kylie collection – I must say these colours stay on forever! Oh, and the glasses, are Gucci. :)

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Malta Memories

Back in Zurich and already missing my mini-vacation-vibes. Malta was filled with work, moving, unpacking boxes and – sun. Especially the last few days I was able to fully calm down and relax. It was really needed. I’m not sure if you know this – but I kept on hearing my ringtone and my phone getting messages, even when it wasn’t ringing or making any noises? I guess it was my body telling me that I need a break. And so I did. It took me about two days to fully level myself and calm down but it surely helped. I got my hair done (just the roots  and a trim), went to get my nails done, did a little shopping trip, and fully relaxed in the evenings over some good food and wine. Wednesday morning I flew directly to London for business, which is why, my update lacked majorly. Like I’ve said, things have become a little heavy the past few weeks and the times that I actually had „nothing“ to do I tried to enjoy – and catch up on sleep! Friday evening I landed back in Zurich. Oh, I love coming home. As much as I travel, coming home to my own bed (let’s be honest – everyone loves their own bed) and my own full closet was heartwarming. I saw my friends and my bestie yesterday, went to a house/pool party and enjoyed the full afternoon and night (after finishing my course project earlier in the morning).

Today has been similarly relaxing. I tried to really not stress myself with anything – slept in, indulged in some (gluten free) pretzels and made myself a small brunch. The afternoon was filled with a sun-bathing session outside the city swimming pool and followed by my routine 1km swim. It feels so good to get back into routine! Now I’m lying on my couch watching the final match. Whom are you supporting, Portugal or France? I really can’t choose, because neither teams are MY teams. Yet, I do have a tendency towards Portugal! After the game I’ll surely jump into bed though, as the next days will be busy with work and I need to catch up on 2 weeks not being in the office. Joy!

Have a lovely Sunday evening! xo

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Malta x Moving

Good morning! I am awake since 4.45am this morning and we are waiting for the truck. Of course, one disaster follows another. The truck wasn’t allowed out of the harbor because they made a mistake at the border control office. Fast forward 2 hours, I am now sitting here in a still empty apartment, but – with good news. I just got a call from my dad (whom went to the harbor at 5), that they are now allowed to continue. The truck should be arriving in 20-30 minutes from now and then we will start unloading. Unpacking is the theme for the next couple of days.

I thought I’d use this little mini-break though to update you and, provide you with some iPhone photos I was able to make last night. Since arriving here, we have been running errands constantly and in between I have been working on my laptop (business and studies – so much for vacation..). Now I am crossing fingers that everything goes well and that I can then enjoy the weather a little bit on the weekend. I brought so many nice, new bathing suits! It would be a shame to not use them. And of course, I want to use these few days to tan a little if possible.

The photos are from lasts nights dinner (horrific quality, I know), when we went to Surfside (a Restaurant here in Malta, right at the water). It has an absolutely breathtaking view and the food was amazing. At least, I can surely say that about my fresh salmon – and I can only recommend the place to anyone visiting Malta. The Restaurant has 3 floors to it, with a Shisha bar at the beach, a more lounge/bar area for enjoying just drinks and some great music (and from time to time supposedly big parties).

Now I need to jump – the truck is about to arrive! xo

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Graduation x Family

I am back from Düsseldorf and seeing the family – and already miss them (especially my baby, aka dog)! I have quite a few photos to look through from graduation, though wanted to share one with you already. Here you see my grandpa, grandma (shortly after tears of joy), my beautiful sister (congratulations, again!), my stunning mom, and myself. My dad sadly isn’t on the photo, as he was standing behind the camera. Though, I should have a few photos together with all of us. I love family photos – they caption so many memories and are super fun to look at in later years. Sadly, the whole family doesn’t get together all too often (other than my parents and myself), so I always try and capture some of the moments. The graduation was on Friday, and Saturday we had my aunt, uncle and the three kids over and went out for another dinner. Speaking of dinner, we had the most amazing dinner with a breath-taking view on Friday – we went to the „Rheinturm,“ which is the highest tower (218m) and offers a view over the whole city. We were also really lucky with the weather, as it was supposed to be rainy and quite cold. Luckily, it turned out to be quite warm – thankfully, as I only brought summery clothes.

Now I am back in Zurich for the week, catching up on work and preparing for the next weeks ahead. On Sunday I leave to Geneva again for business, returning Monday evening, and leaving to Malta Tuesday. As you might remember from an earlier post, my family is moving from Düsseldorf to Malta, so I will be flying over to catch some sun hours and help with the unpacking. I’ll stay in Malta one week, and then on July 6, early in the morning, I’ll fly to London to stay for business until Friday afternoon. Things should calm down once I am back in Zurich and my agenda seems less full – so I am crossing my fingers that the summer finally arrives in Zurich until then; it’s been dreadful the past weeks! If you’ve been following me on snapchat (@stylephantom) you saw that I was quite active on it over the past weekend – and I am planning to keep it up as I travel: it’s such an easy way to share special moments with friends and family (and lets not forget the utmost joy these filters bring)! xo