A Healthy Coconut Flash

Happy Sunday everyone! For those of you following me on my instragram – you might have noticed my slight obsession with smoothies lately! A few of my friends have asked me about what recipes I use and so I’ve decided to share one of my favorite smoothies with you today. I’ll be honest, normally there is no fixed recipe to my breakfast smoothie. I shop all different kinds of fruit and always have a large choice at home. Upon waking up I spontaneously then decide what will go into my smoothie. Rarely do I ever prepare them the night before, unless I know I won’t have time in the morning.

Here are the ingredients for this delicious fruity coconut-water smoothie:

– ⅓ mango
– 1 peach
– 1 kiwi
– 1 orange (peeled, of course)
– 1 apple
– 330 ml coconut water

Quickly cut everything into pieces and peel the fruit (apple and peach upon choice), throw everything in the mixer and add the coconut water to it – voila – there goes the amazingly refreshing smoothie. This one was actually a lunch I took with me to the office, as I knew I wouldn’t have too much time that day.

Do you guys have any smoothie recipes, that you cannot live without? I’d love to hear all about them!

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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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Now We Are One

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have been able to enjoy this past week and taken advantage of the amazing sale, which has once again hit us. Obviously it’s been around a little longer now, but only now are things down up to 70%. My heart literally skipped a beat this past week. I finally bought some new shirts and can now throw out some old ones. Also, I finally found an amzing one-piece (photos will follow!).

I did not only buy clothes in shops this time, but also online. One of my favorite online shops (basically the only one, where I ever order things) is surely BestSecret. If any of you  need access by the way, drop me a quick comment with your e-mail and I’ll be more than happy to invite you. Living in Switzerland it makes it harder to order some things. Thankfully, my mother still lives in Düsseldorf (Germany) though, so I can always order my stuff to her place. Since my dad also flies over every weekend, I get my clothes way faster. Also, BestSecret normally only takes 2 to maximal 3 days to deliver the products. Usually I’m much more into feeling the materials before buying things, though this online store always has massive sales on great brands. During sale season, and now during the WorldCup, there is even more sale. I especially fell in love with 4 shirts, which I bought straight away. I also bought a fifth one, which I gave my sister as a present for finishing tenth grade – Congratz again!

Here are two of the four I got myself on BestSecret. I felt like bringing a flash of color into my closet, since I usually only wear black, and think summer is always a good time to wear some colorful statement pieces. What’s your favorite online shop, do you have one?

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NOW WE ARE ONE tanktop BROADWAY NYC FASHION

LEOPARD by Monkey Business

Drinking with Style

Call me a drinker, an addict, an alcoholic – or, call me human. Of course I don’t drink every day and I know that alcohol surely is not the healthiest drink out there. To be fully honest though, I think a great glass of wine can round up and accentuate a meal like nothing else. I love having my glass of white wine next to my truffle-pasta, my glass of red wine to go along with the roast beef or a glass of rosé on a chill evening at the lake with my friends. What I do not do, is drink by myself. As much as I enjoy drinking a glass at a nice evening with good food, I never drink at home when I’m by myself.

Now that I’ve spoken so unnecessarily much about drinking, I’ll get to the point of this post: drinking with style. Style is a huge factor in my life. Whether it comes down to my clothing, my food, which I always try to nicely arrange, or my apartment, I love living in style. Surely, I do have things from IKEA and my apartment is definitely not a designer-piece in itself, but I do try to buy everything for it to harmonize. My style is surely not everyone’s style – therefore called personal style – though I would say it’s not too bad. I love Swedish interior design, mixing antique with modern pieces and vice versa.

My newest buy: wine glasses (getting back to the drinking topic). Prior to my new glasses, I had white wine glasses from IKEA. Not bad looking at all – they were absolutely fine and did their job. After a short time though, I was left with two from six glasses – they break way too easily. So it was clearly time to buy new white wine glasses. Yes I keep saying white wine glasses and differentiating it from red wine glasses, as white wine glasses are usually narrower and smaller in size. I had been looking for new glasses weeks now, though did not want the regular supermarket ones.

Now that I have my first apartment, I try to invest into my buys. Slowly but surely my style has evolved to a point, and been there for quite a few years, where I feel safe investing into it.

One brand I love is Villeroy & Boch. They have amazing cutlery, plates, glasses, … – you name it!  I’ve been love-eyeing with these glasses for a while, though really did not want to spend so much money on one single glass. Remember, you need at least six to eight glasses, if you really want ones to keep a bit longer. Also, I think its important to have a certain number of the same glasses, in case guests come.

I fell in love with these glasses and fell in love in a second round, when I saw they were on sale. I only paid a third of the price per glass – now is that not a great deal? I immediately had to buy them, eight of them. Now I cannot wait for my mother to come visit me here in Zurich – she is bringing some bottles of wine to store (remember, I always want to be able to serve good wine with dinner for guests) – meaning we can use the glasses first time round this weekend. I feel almost silly getting so excited about this – is it normal to be so happy to have invested into wine glasses? I surely hope I’m not the only one out there. What have you in invested in last? Do you invest money into these kind of things?

I wish you all a wonderful remaining day and a great start into the week!

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