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Juli July Juillett

Die Hälfte des Jahres ist geschafft, der Juli hat begonnen und hält hoffentlich viele tolle Sonnenstunden für uns bereit. Es ist offiziell die Zeit der leichten Kleider, der Prints und Sandalen. Aber was uns diesen Monat noch so inspiriert, zeigen wir euch in diesem Post. Florale Sommerkleider von Zimmermann Das australische Label Zimmermann hat es mal wieder geschafft und uns mit seinen floralen Sommerkleidern zum träumen gebracht. Die fließenden Stoffe und die Blumenprints machen sich herrlich am Tag mit Sandalen und am Abend mit ein Paar High Heels (Kleid 1 & 2 via Net-A-Porter). Aber nicht nur ihr Kleider, sondern auch ihre Blusen und die Bikinis haben es uns ganz besonders angetan in diesem Jahr. Leider liegen die Stücke preislich über unserer Schmerzgrenze, aber es gibt zahlreiche schöne High Street Alternativen wie ihr am Ende sehen könnt. Griechische Inseln Während einige von euch sicherlich schon ihren Sommerurlaub geplant haben bzw. vielleicht schon auf dem Weg in die Ferien sind, mache ich mich jetzt erst dran. Durch das jährliche Tanzprojekt und die meine Uni Kurse, verschiebt sich …

Personal Issue: Entscheidungen treffen

Tagtäglich werden wir damit konfrontiert Entscheidungen zu treffen. Dabei variiert die Wichtigkeit und Dringlichkeit der Entscheidungen. Sei es die Wahl beim Shampoo oder welchen beruflichen Weg man zukünftig verfolgen will; eine Entscheidung muss stets getroffen werden. Und oft fällt es uns schwer, eine zu treffen. Einer Studie zu Folge fällen wir rund 20.000 Entscheidungen täglich, oft unbewusst und blitzschnell. Noch nie konnten wir so viel entscheiden wie heute. Und oft wirkt dies wie die große Freiheit, jedoch macht uns diese Vielfalt das Leben deutlich schwerer, als eigentlich leichter. Steht man zum Beispiel im Supermarkt und möchte ein Pesto für seine Nudeln kaufen, muss man sich erstmal durch das riesige Sortiment kämpfen. Und dies gilt auch für unzählige andere Lebensmittel. Während meinem Aufenthalt in New York habe ich die erste Zeit lange im Supermarkt verbracht. Natürlich ist man nicht so vertraut mit den Produkten wie in der eigenen Heimat, aber gefühlt gab es hier noch mehr Produkte, mit noch mehr Unterschieden, Versprechungen, Vor- und Nachteilen. Ich wollte etwas gesundes und halbwegs günstiges kaufen, eine Entscheidung für …

Personal Issue: What makes Christmas so special to me?

It’s the season to be jolly and bright. Nevertheless I have been thinking about these festive days and what makes them so special to me. Because way to often we forget how special these days are and why we actually like to celebrate them. Christmas is a Christian feast on which they celebrate the birth of Jesus on the 25th of December. On the evening of the 24th the people start to celebrate with dinners, worship services and exchanging gifts. It’s a tradition which has become far more commercial and is not only celebrated by Christians anymore. I for myself have no religion. My parents have been baptized as Christian and evangelist but decided to let us decide for ourselves if we want to enter a church or follow a certain confession. I never felt really secure with either of them which is why I decided not to be baptized. But this is another topic I don’t want to illustrate now. My dad worked for the German military and we had to move cities quite …

Blogger Xmas Photoshoot

Working with the squad from COTY is just always a joy. The last two years we have been a part of this amazing team (find a list with at the end of this post with the past events) and just loved all their events, surprises and cooperation offers. So, before telling you a little more about yesterdays event, I would like to take the chance and say thank you! The last two years the Christmas events have been held in Hamburg, which always brought me back to this lovely town. A town I somehow call home too since my Mum was born here. However this time they chose Berlin as their city, which also made me really happy and excited. Yesterday a bunch of bloggers and influencers headed to Delight Rental Studios in Berlin in order to spend a fun day together. The theme of this years event was “GOLD” and the main part was a photoshoot with tow different styles, in two different settings. My first look for the Bruno Banani section was the …

Lunch in Potsdam: Restaurant Urwaldblick

Since the 1st of December we have a new lunch spot in Potsdam. The Biosphäre Potsdam, whom we have already worked together for a C&A collaboration, is now offering a new lunch menu served at their Restaurant Urwaldblick. The benefits of this? You can now also enjoy a delicious dish here without having to buy a day ticket for the whole complex. Meaning, you can just come and enjoy a good lunch. The restaurant serves international and seasonal dishes, which can be enjoyed under the palms trees of the venue. The restaurant is located on the second floor of the tropical complex and offers an in- and outdoor terrace plus an air-conditioned indoor area. Luckily we had the chance to try their new concept and menu on the opening day. They offer a weekly changing lunch menu as well as a fixed one. On that day we all went for something from their lunch menu and were really happy with the outcome. Along the main dish we had a seasonal soup. I tried the halloumi …

December Inspiration

Christmas is coming closer and our schedules just seem to overflow with appointments. Here a Christmas party, there a brunch with friends and then another work deadline. When the year is coming to an end, we are just overloaded with things. Buying presents and setting up the holiday plan has to be squeezed in between all those dates. Nevertheless we want to share our December inspiration with you. Even though the month is already running to its fullest. White combined with silver or gold details are really high on our list. Letting it be our decoration at home or what we wear to the appreciate occasion. Even the Christmas wrapping can get a little glittery touch. Just because it looks more exquisit and wrapping presents in such delicate paper makes everything more bright.

Breakfast in Leipzig: Café Luise

During my short trip to Leipzig we had breakfast at Café Luise, a spacious spot offering breakfast, lunch, cake and dinner. You see, an all-rounder. We came here on a Saturday morning and had made a reservation beforehand since we were seven people in total and it wouldn’t have been easy to get a table for that amount of people. If you just want to drop in alone or with a friend you shouldn’t have a problem to get a table with a little wait. It wasn’t full that morning. All of us ordered different dishes. I wasn’t that hungry and decided to just go for some scrambled eggs and a roll. Others decided to try the English breakfast, pancakes or a Swedish breakfast mainly serving fish. Since I jus opt for this simple dish I can’t give you such a detailed insight to their breakfast. It was good but not overwhelming. The other dishes looked good but nothing we haven’t seen already. I somehow missed the little twist and felt everything was a little …

Personal Issue: About being a university student and why it doesn’t fulfill me

Today I want to open up to you about a topic which has been on my mind for quite some time. And yes, the title already spoils it all. In 2012 I started to study Art History and Theatre science at the Freie Universität Berlin. Directly after finishing school I became a university student. My start wasn’t that great since just five days after the semester officially started I lost my father (you can read about this here). But maybe I have to go back a little further so you can understand why I started studying these topics. During my last school year I decided that I would like to become a dancer and go to a school where I could be trained professionally. Due to all my studying for the final school exams I didn’t have enough time to train as you need to in order to get a spot at those institutions. Which is why I decided I would train for one year everyday and apply for the dancer program during the next …

Staying in Leipzig: Downtown Apartments Leipzig

When traveling to different cities we have experienced that renting an apartment can be a quite good alternativ to a normal hotel. Which is why there have been plopping up so many new renting concepts around various cities. About a week and a half ago, a friend and I took the chance and headed to Leipzig. All planed as a surprise for another friend who just finished her final university examination in order to become a dentist. We wanted to surprise her and come to her graduation ball without letting her know. A few weeks before we browsed through the internet and my friend spotted the apartments called Downton Apartments Leipzig. The pictures got us instantly and we made a reservation with Rebekka, the owner of the apartments. Our first call was easy-going and she already seemed to be a welcoming person. The day we arrived, Rebekka was there to welcome us and give us an exclusive insight to the apartment complex. It was so nice to meet her in person and get to know …

Stripes for fall

These pictures can’t hide it anymore: Autumn is here. But it can be such a beautiful season with all those colored leaves, long walks through the park, cuddly scarfs and a cinnamon spiced coffee. What do you like to do during some sunny Autumn days? We also took the chance to snap some outfit pictures. Next week university life starts for me again and I’m actually not that motivated to go back to the classes. Somehow I love to work for new projects and enjoy some free time on the weekend, not thinking about reading texts and writing essays. But I’m looking forward to see all my study mates again and chat to them. It’s always fun to hear and see what they have been up to during our “free” time. Summer so over so fast and it seem surreal to be back to kind-off normal daily business soon. Coat – Zara Off-shoulder shirt – H&M Skirt – Zara Sneakers – Adidas Stan Smith