Baby Blues

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Look at this little bundle of love! This is the friends baby that we visited over the weekend and I was sooo in love with. Seriously, this little boy basically never cries, slept 7.5h through Saturday night and only gets “loud” when he is hungry. He is such an easy baby and I really, really hope ours will be too in the future! Don’t get overly excited though, I am not pregnant nor planning to be in the next couple of years haha! There’s still too much going on in our lives and we want to enjoy the time we have for now :) Nevertheless: wouldn’t I be such a cute mom?! haha

Today I’ll be at the conference the whole day that I wrote about yesterday – let’s see what that will be like. Surely am looking forward to it!

Baking Season

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“In der Weihnachtsbäckerei, gibt es manche Leckerei, …” does anyone know this German Christmas song? I was in Germany, Ingolstadt (near Munich), this past weekend to see most of the family. My uncle turned 50 last week so everyone came together and we had some wonderful times there. My grandma listened to this German song in the car when they drove down from the north of the country to meet us. She had it stuck in her head the whole weekend and kept on reminding me that it used to be my all-time favourite Christmas song when I was younger. Fact is, I still do very much love it. It really brings back memories from when I was a child, baking and decorating cookies with my grandparents, mom and sister. I loved it. I still very much do love baking – which is why this season is one of my favourites when it comes to making dishes in the kitchen. It’s the perfect excuse for baking cookies and cakes. For cooking warm, hearty and stomach-filling foods. For drinking a glass of wine in the evening and ending the night with a hot chocolate and a marshmallow. And that is exactly what my boyfriend and I did last night – we took a rather semi-spontaneous trip down to the kitchen and made ourselves some hot chocolate. Amazing. Thank god we had some lactose free milk on hand!

This upcoming week should be rather calm at the office, which is nice. There is still loads to do, especially before the holidays start, but it’s not as filled in regards to events and outside meetings. I do have to get up super early tomorrow, though, to attend a 8am presentation. Way too early for me. Good thing is, with the sun setting so early and the sky darkening so quickly, I go to bed rather early these days. Especially after this weekend I will need to catch up on some sleep again during the week. I might be travelling this weekend on a spontaneous note, too – but the plan right now is that we will stay in Zurich and enjoy another weekend here before I leave to Malta again next week. Maybe I can bake a few more cookies on the weekend? There is always some kind of excuse and I’m sure I’ll find another one if needed this weekend, too. Besides, who needs an excuse for baking cookies? xo

Travels & Birthdays

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Wednesday already! How did that happen? The days are flying by – and so are the birthdays. I might have told you this before, but I swear almost everyone I know is celebrating their birthdays these days. November-kids for the win! Today is my sisters birthday: so all the best, also from here, to the sweetest and kindest soul on earth! Tomorrow it’s my uncles birthday. I’d love to be there, in Hamburg, but unfortunately my travel plans don’t allow for it. I’ll be flying into London tomorrow – a day trip, only. It will be quite busy. Boarding at 6.45 am (too early!) and arriving back in Zurich at around 9pm. I’ll have to wake up at 5 am tomorrow, so I am already complaining on the inside. Next week I’ll be in London again, though less stressful, as I am staying overnight. I’ll be there Tuesday to Wednesday, and attending a bigger event on Tuesday night. Then Friday next week I’ll be flying to Malta for the weekend (well, until Monday afternoon) to celebrate my dad’s 50th birthday next Sunday. And then November is already over. Annnnddd we will be going into December, starting the Christmas season, and jingle bell songs will be filling my apartment at all times. Alright, maybe not at all times, but surely from time to time when the cookie-baking-season starts. So excited!

I’m still debating whether to decorate my home or not. Usually, I am all in for it. This year, however, I will be spending Christmas with the family in Malta, and already flying there on December 21st. Not sure if it’s worth decorating for 3 weeks? I most likely won’t be able to decorate anything, time wise, until the start of December, or maybe this upcoming weekend. However, the first weekend in December (or second?) I will be traveling again, to Ingolstadt (south of Germany). As you can see, I am not home many weekends before Christmas arrives and so I really am debating whether to “skip” the decorating this year. What do you think?

Now I’m off to dinner with a good friend of mine. It’s always funny being around him and I can’t wait to eat. Already hungry. The next debate is what to eat. I am somewhat craving sushi (as always), but we may try out something new! Anyways – need to jump now. Till next time!

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Graduation x Family

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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

Kylie’s Lip Kit

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Saturday already! I really wanted to post earlier this week, but – surprise, surprise – was caught up with business and studying once again. At the end of last week I finally received the lip kits from Kyle Cosmetics. I have always been wondering how these products are – if it’s really good quality as always talked about or rather a hype because, well, it’s Kylie after all. It all started rather dramatically, however, when I went to the post office in full agony to receive the package. I knew it had to be the Kylie packet – after all, it was the only thing I had ordered from the States that time around and was the only one I understood why I had extra customs costs (thank you, Switzerland – not!). Best part of the story, though, is that they lost the package. They couldn’t find it and left me standing without anything to take home that night, though promising me that they would search and call me later that day. Already purchasing these products was harder than ever imagined. All products seem to be sold-out constantly. Kyle oftentimes announces a re-stock, but I usually only see it the next day (due to the time differences). So annoying! Until, one night late after studying, I saw that she had just made a new annoucement – and, I was lucky! I was able to purchase all three matte liquid lipstick & lip liner kits I so desperately wanted to try myself: Dolce K, Candy K, and Koko K.

Those of you that know me personally and those that follow my snapchat, know that I love both Candy K and Koko K! Both are ridiciously good at covering up, are a perfect matte, stay on for hours, do not dry out your lips and are perfect nudes to combine with almost every outfit. I still haven’t had a chance to wear the Dolce K in public, as it is quite a bit darker and rather for the evening (in my opinion). Speaking of evening, I might get the chance to wear it tonight, when I am hopefully going out for dinner (and if not, I will order something, for sure!).

The past days, as I’ve mentioned, have been rather busy. Next week isn’t any quieter. I will be traveling to Geneva on Monday through to Wednesday for business, and will be flying to Germany (Düsseldorf) on Thursday. There I will be with the family until Sunday night. Friday my sis has her high school graduation and we are planning on a lovely dinner high up in the sky! Can you guess where? I’ll try to take pictures, even if it is dark, though surely you can follow all happenings on snapchat. Until then, however, and very important as well: the EM has started! Although I am not the greatest soccer fan on a daily, and I do not watch every match and every league, I am beyond excited to (hopefully) see Germany play and succeed in the following weeks. Tomorrow’s first game is against Ukraine. Cross fingers! Though, of course, I will be fair and agree that the better shall win!

With that, I wish you lovely continuing Saturday! Stay tuned on snapchat to receive daily updates. xo