Interior Inspirations over Lunch

Hi everyone! I absolutely love my job – no doubt whatsoever – and I love the going out for lunches. I love my going-out lunches even more though, when I can get some great inspiration into it topped off with with a lovely talk with a friend over some great food. Is that too much to ask, haha? No, I think it is the perfect combination and one I cannot live without.

So today a friend showed me one of my favorite stores here in Zurich, that I actually know from Hamburg and Düsseldorf. „Herzlich Trend und House“ in Seefeld (Zurich area) is one of those interior shops I could spend all my savings on. I love the white, Scandinavian design when it comes to furniture, the classic silver pieces when it comes to decorations and a great quote on the wall that makes you smile every time you read it.  What’s your personal style you would choose for your home? Does anyone know similar shops in Zurich? I love checking out new places for further inspiration and am always greatful for some insider tips!

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Creating my creative space

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend so far – and a great week, of course! I’m still not a 100% fit and stayed home most of the weekend to get healthy faster. When I’m home that much I normally get completely cracked. I can’t just sit there and wait and hope to be fit again by monday. Instead, I looked at my workroom, which I like to call my creative space, and noticed it is far from inspiring me. When I moved in everything just got kinda placed there, you know? Especially my bookshelfs really annoyed me. They were so messy, all books basically just thrown in without any order. I do however like it when things are in order, or semi-order. In fact, I love my books sorted by color. Don’t get me wrong though, my bedroom can easily become a chaos – luckily, a chaos I always have a good overview of.

So this weekend was dedicated to cleaning up my apartment, moving my furniture around and making it a little prettier. I wanted that this-is-home-feeling. I also moved around the sofa in the living room and gave that room a whole new perspective. I think I quite like it though I will test it for a few days now. I flipped one of the bookshelfs over and noticed that I can fit almost all my books in one bookshelf. Ok, I do have some others which were stored somewhere else. I used the other bookshelf to display my photography-books, my fashion books and most importantly: my magazines. Not all, but the most important ones are all sorted by date. I still have quite a bit of reading regarding those – I actually still haven’t had the chance to look into some of the September ones. Now the October ones are covering the rest already.

So I thought I’d share some of that with you. Next I am going to sink into my sofa and start learning a bit. Yep, I though I had left that one behind with Uni. Obviously you never stop learning as such, but studying has really become an effort after one year not doing it haha. I’ve always wanted to dive, so finally I have taken the chance and bought a course:  I am now learning all the theory parts of becoming an Open Water Diver. How cool is that? Coral reefs – here I come!

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Apple: Bigger, Better, Gold

It’s really no surprise at all: I am a huge Apple-Fan – an Apple freak, almost. It also isn’t too surprising that Apple would again take our breaths away and make us speachless with the power of innovation. Yes, there is a new iPhone, yes, there are two iPhones, yes, the payment method is forever changed, yes, Apple again has changed a way of living (think iTunes!), yes, it’s as stylish as ever. But what really took my breath away, is the Watch. Let’s face it, it might not be a surprise that one was presented, but: the features and the extend of this new innovation are mindblowing. Never, in my wildest dreams (and I can dream, like no other) did I imagine any of this.

The Watch is not only so super stylish – have you seen the rose gold edition?! – but so, so cool. My words are currently failing and all I can say is: I am so excited for 2015 and the release of this new iBaby (ha, new word!). I won’t go into all the innovate features one NEEDS to know, because I would bet most of you have either seen the videos, seen the pictures, read about it or been on Apple by this time. I must admit I was a tinsy, tiny, little bit worried, that the Watch might not be as stylish. Might not work with all outfits – think the business outfit vs. the weekend-slumber look (still, stylish). But how wrong was I: Apple obviously thought every detail through. Not only will they release different colors of the Watch, but also the bands are available in different materials, different colors and can be switched depending on the outfit, the mood or the activity. Think about it: one in black, one in steel, one out of leather for the weekend and a rubber one for the gym. It’s seems so classy, so timeless, yet it is still on-top of all digital-smart-watches on the market. I am absolutely impressed – as always. So yes, I will surely put some money aside for this beauty coming up early in 2015!

Let’s not forget the iPhone 6 (and 6 plus), though! I am not sure of what to think of the large edition, as it seems almost like an iPad mini to me – size wise, but I guess that is everyones own taste and opinion. What really blew my mind, as previously touched upon, is the new payment method coming along with the newly integrated chip. Apple pay is similar like itunes. itunes has changed our way of buying music – we barely go into shops anymore to buy CDs – or do you? I cannot think of anyone buying music regularly, not having an itunes account. Apple pay has the same potentials in my eyes. Who needs credit cards and coins in the future, when one can pay everything with a highly secured chip in the phone that is activated with their own fingerprint. I doubt that we will say goodbye to coins in the next few years. But give it a thought – if all new paying technologies are updated to work with Apple Pay, there really will be no more need one day for coins. Consequences? Well, shopping-addicts that loose sight and control of their savings (due to not having actual paper in their hands), well, might shop even more. Good for the industry, good for the closet and a hell-of-a-good practice for self-control.

Last but no least, for all those not wanting to buy the iPhone 6, not being able to afford it immediately or those just wanting to wait for another year or two (I will most likely keep my iPhone 5S another year), can upgrade to iOS 8. I used to get super bored of my smartphones before owning my first iphone (my first one being the iPhone 2).  Since the iPhone, no boredom arises – ever. It’s so simple, yet so brilliant. With these amazing updates, I always feel like holding a brand new phone in my hands. Of course, I am also super excited for this new iOS 8 update coming out (most likely September 17, 2014).

Now my next question is: Will there be a new iPad presented this year, too? I guess the above easily shows how quickly (too quickly, maybe) I am amazed by these innovate, new, technological, yet classy and super-stylish products coming out soon. Below find a few screenshots from the Apple Website, of my favorite parts. What are you most excited about, if anything?

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Healthy Party Style

Following all of these majorly inspiring blogs out there, I couldn’t help it, but not over-look these amazingly colorful straws. Going into the english bookstore this week to find a special read, I finally found the straws I’ve been seeing all over the web. Honestly, how sad is it, that I can get so excited for paper-straws in differently stripped colors? Well, I can. Not only did I buy one color – no – I bought four. A few days previous to buying them, my lovely mom actually got me the black and white ones. Additionally, she got me the book on how to create the perfect Macarons. Doesn’t this literally scream for some more baking? I surely think so and cannot wait to try making my favorite sweets ever!

The cute green box with the coffee print is from one of my favorite cafés in Zurich – Babu’s Coffeehouse. The food, the coffee, the brunch – the juices – and especially the interior, it’s all made with so much love. I recently went there for brunch with my girls. When I told my mother about it, wanting to show her some cute little places in Zurich, she obviously already knew about it – and loves the place as well! So Babu’s is surely one of those coffeehouses I really recommend to anyone that lives or visits Zurich and loves to enjoy a great coffee, brunch or even green juice (so little places in Zurich have green juices!).

While strolling around the food section at Globus, I couldn’t help myself but stop by this with-love-packed Earl Grey Tea. I love myself some Earl Grey on those chilly days and adding that I still needed a tea strainer for some of my teas, made the decision upon buying it just so much easier.

I am now ready to sip my morning smoothies, color harmonized, with my straws and ready for those more chilly days, which are surprisingly often this summer in Zurich. I seriously cannot wait for my next smoothie!

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In Silver Memory

There are so many things I took with me from Marrakesh, as I’ve told you before, especially the memories I’ll always keep within me. Memories always stay clearer in mind, if there is something to remind you though. Or it seems that is the case for me. Of course I couldn’t leave this beautiful city without taking some things for my new apartment. This silver teapot is not only the perfect decoration piece, bringing some cultural feelings into the room, but also great for winter. I love drinking tea in winter and love it even more when presented in an uber-cute way. This might sound horrible, I know, but I think things can immediately taste somewhat better if they are presented in a great way.

Currently my lovely silver teapot is placed in the living room reminding me of the beautiful times in Marrakesh. I cannot wait for winter, when I can present some tea to my friends in this stylish piece. The first time I saw it in Marrakesh, I really wanted to rub it, hoping a genie would pop out and fullfil three wishes of mine. Sadly, this did not happen, though I would know the three wishes straight away. What would you wish for, if you had three wishes for free? Continuing, I wish you all a great rest of the week!

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