Goodbye 2014; Welcome 2015

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Happy New Year everyone! It’s amazing how fast time passes – 2014 is officially over and 2015 has started. I love the saying ‘you’ve got an empty book of 365 pages ahead of you (well, 364 now) and it’s in your hands to write the story.’ If you think about it, it really is us – we are the ones writing our own books, creating paths we want to follow and living the life we want to. At least, that is what I try on a daily basis.

If I look back to the beginning of 2014, 12 months ago, it seems that the year has ended too fast. On the other hand, so much has happened and I have enjoyed almost all of it. Yes, there have been little ups and downs but really, it’s been a great year. I have moved from Hamburg to Zurich, went from an internship position to a full-time job, started StylePhantom, met some amazing people, people that I will surely keep in my heart forever, have travelled and seen different places. 2014 has been a good year for me and I am keen on making 2015 an even more prosperous, an even more exciting, and more fulfilling year than 2014 has been.

I have so many little plans for this upcoming year, so many larger, great ones too. I want to travel, I have picked out places already, I have personal projects, I have plans for changing my apartment a little and I am so excited to making all these things happen – to sharing them.

Then, of course, there is so much I do not know. I don’t know what exactly will happen in 2015, I don’t know who I’ll be meeting next, what other projects I’ll be starting and what projects I’ll be finishing. I have no clue for so many things and the great thing is, I am so happy to be in the unknown sometimes. I love waking up and planning ahead of time and then having to throw over all my plans for something else. I love discovering each day by the day, each hour by the hour!

I am absolutely looking forward to this year and I surely will be writing my own little book – excited to fill in the next 364 days. And, obviously – wishing you the most prosperous year with the most breath-taking moments. xo

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(These pictures are from the Amsterdam trip at the ‘Die Port van Cleve’ Hotel)

 

Waking up in Amsterdam

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Good morning folks – and happy Monday! Today is our last day in Amsterdam and we are leaving in the afternoon to go back to Düsseldorf. The time here has passed so far! We did some major sight seeing, went to museums and last night to the coldest bar in Amsterdam- the Ice Bar. I’ve tried to take as many photos as possible so stay tuned in the upcoming days. Oh – and it’s Christmas so soon, I cannot  wait!

Staying in this hotel has been a blast – I’m loving the fact that it’s so close to everything. We just had a lovely breakfast in one of the cutest cafés ever – went for a little walk, came back to the hotel Die Port van Cleve and now need to check-out. We want to go a little shop today, but I need to hold back, because sale will start soon. Knowing myself I’ll be shopping after Christmas, as well! So I need to quickly pack now, because my sister is already waiting for me! Stay tuned.

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Amsterdam; Die Port van Cleve

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Hi everyone – wishing you all a great Saturday! My sister and I arrived in Amsterdam this morning and first went to check-in at our hotel. We got an amazing room, a suite even! I love it when you’re away from home but almost feeling home due to the great accommodation. It’s super clean – which is the first thing I look at – and the wifi works amazingly (always super important to me).

The most breathtaking part about the hotel is the view we have. There are windows everywhere but especially the large glass front in front of the bed is heavenly beautiful! It’s so calming to lie on the bed with such a spectacular view. I’m actually lying here right now writing this post – how cool is that?

We’ve been running around the city the whole day so far and just came back from Madame Tussauds – the wax figure attraction. It was so much fun and I’ll definitely show some of the hilarious pictures we took. We will probably continue to another museum soon, then dinner and tonight at 9 we want to go to the Ice Bar! I’m already exhausted haha, but I’ll keep going for now!

Here are some first impressions of the great hotel, called Die Port van Cleve. It’s also right in the city center and about a 7-10 min walk from the central station, making it really easy to get around and pop back in if we’re tired like now!

We’re here until Monday evening so I’ll definitely have a few more posts to share with you! Do any of you have must-see tips for me?

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