TBT NYC

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Another day of meetings has passed, the electricity shut down on us today for almost an hour in the city of Zurich, the internet was dead for hours afterwards at the office, I handed in my assignment and it’s almost time to go to bed – finally! I remembered that I wanted to share a few more photos from NYC when I went back in March – and still have not done so. In looking through the photos I really miss it – it was such an amazing trip (yes, business mostly – but I had the chance to get a little of that ‘NYC lifestyle feeling’ on the weekend). Will I go again? For sure! Yet, I have not planned anything and am slightly doubting I’ll find the time this year. It’s only the end of April, I know, but I have been booking fights for every month up until November this year. It’s usually small trips, several short weekend trips, some business trips, and I will be booking a combined business-vacation trip for October soon, too. I am so excited it’s beyond words – and of course, I have to use this chance to tease you a little! Once it’s all booked and final (hopefully by the end of next month), I’ll make sure to update you though.

Now I quickly need to pack my stuff for the upcoming days: Düsseldorf and Norden (city up in the north of Germany). I’ll be flying tomorrow after work, meet the family, enjoying a girls-day with my mom and sister on Friday, and then we (including dad) will drive up to Norden on Saturday morning to meet the rest of the gang (aka the family). My grandma is turning 70, so almost the whole family is getting together, joined by some of her friends and neighbors and we will be going out for dinner and ‘partying’ afterwards. I haven’t seen them (all bundled up together) in quite a while, so I am surely looking forward to seeing them! Especially my little cousin, whom turned yesterday 3 (already!!). She is the most adorable kid and so incredibly mature for her age (she acts like she’s 6, at least!). With that, I should jump of social media, pack my stuff and jump straight into bed. xo

ps. make sure to add me on snapchat if you want to see more of my daily life (ranging from exquisite to double-chin-like selfies, daily impressions and of course little take-outs of my activities – and travels coming up)! @stylephantom

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Sign of Life

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Good morning from Alicante! I know I’ve been offline the past couple of weeks and I apologize for not updating anything – really though, I’d rather leave my page somewhat empty than fill it with trash. However, I wanted to send a sign of life – yes, I am still alive. Work and uni have kept me extremely busy in the past weeks and now I am finally taking some days off in Alicante (Spain). That being said, I will start regular updates again after my vacation :-)

I am currently spending my days morning till late afternoon on my grandparents boat, whom I am visiting, swimming all day and trying to get in as many tan sessions in as possible! Oh and the food! – We go out for dinner almost daily, and let me tell you I think I gained 100 pounds by eating all this seafood and drinking it down with good wines. Delicious!

I arrived Sunday afternoon and will be leaving tomorrow evening already – short trip it was once again. The weekend then is packed as usual, with a million events happening in Zurich in the upcoming days. Monday I am back to my work and uni routine – so that’s when you’ll hear more of me again. Till then, xo

One last time; Summer

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Hi all – I am back! It feels like I’ve been gone for ages. Actually, I tried posting earlier, but I had some problems uploading the photos and content during my actual trip to Alicante. It was LOVELY. It’s always somewhat special when visiting the grandparents. No matter what age, one is almost always treated like the little one that never grows up. Oh, how I love that feeling. Except for the wine-part – I love enjoying a glass of wine to my dinners, thankfully that was no matter to discuss.

We went out for dinner almost every night – except Thursday, when my grandpa cooked us his delicious, various specialties. Thursday is also their traditional night of shooting. They meet up with friends of their age at a specially rented place and do some “fun-shooting” as they call it. Guess what: Not only did I participate, but also did I win that night with the most points; even setting up a new record. Yep, I think I’ve found a new talent, too.

Besides swimming in the ocean everyday, except for the first day (was a little bit too wavy), being on the boat daily and going out for dinner, I managed to get quite the tan after only a few days. Oh how I love being tan. I am usually super pale, which ends  in people frequently asking me if I am feeling ill or if that is my “natural” paleness in winter. Yes, I am super white in winter. The happier I was, that I managed to increase my tan-lines before the summer came to an end.  This year’s winter goal: keeping that tan as long as possible!

Speaking of summer-endings: It’s officially autumn (or fall) as per today – at least in our calendars. As much as I love(d) the summer, I am eagerly excited for autumn. I love it when the leafs change their color, when everything around me turns red, orange and yellow and when I can start wearing all the layers again. Speaking of, have you seen the new collections coming in? It seems I am endlessly drawling over the new pieces when walking around town. This “I-really-need-to-start-saving”-mode has just not yet arrived haha. Anyone have similar troubles?

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One Word: Vacation

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I love the summer, more than anything else – and I cannot believe that it’s basically coming to an end this year, once again. Luckily, I still have one small mini-vacation infront of me. Yes, you heard it right: off I go to Alicante! I love Spain, and although I haven’t been there since a while I cannot wait to see my grandparents again. If only, for a very short time. I will very much try to soak in as much sun as possible. Seriously, summer is only coming to an end and I already have the feeling I am completely pale haha. How can that be?

So now the packing begins! I will be taking a very, very early flight tomorrow. I hate waking up early – I get so moody, it’s horrible. Luckily, I never take it out on the outside world haha. I’m not sure if any of you know this problem, but I’m sure to not be the onlyy one with this problem. I pack too much! Seriously: it does not matter if I travel 4 nights or a full 2 weeks, I always manage to fill a whole large suitcase. It’s killing. I would bet with you that I will manage this time, as well. I mean, you have to think of everything. Mostly I will be in the ocean, on the boat and wearing a bikini. I will need one outfit for the evenings – there are four. That should be it: but, what if a storm comes up, I don’t feel like wearing one of the pieces or I buy something small that totally needs a new outfit? Yes, those are my packing problems… (*think me rolling my eyes here!)

For the quick flight I don’t really need much. I am also hoping to not check e-mails much and fully relax. Unfortunately, technology is one of my biggest loves, not giving me the opportunity to fully, fully let go. But imagine, no blog-readings, no instagram, no texting my besties? I would die. So I will take my iPad mini, my fr(i)ends for music and super importantly: my small Canon (EOS M). Ahh.., I cannot wait! I actually just bought the iPad mini last week – is it not SO cute? My old one, Version 2, has kind of died upon me. It is slower than slow and now the microphone is broken, too. I’ve been hoping on a new iPad presentation by Apple but to my astonishment there is nothing new coming out so far. I had been planning to buy the “new” iPad since the beginning of the year and was totally fed-up with not having seen a new one coming. My only decision, till the very last second, was the size. iPad Air vs iPad mini. I chose the mini and am SO satisfied. It is absolutely enough for reading on the go and it fit’s perfectly into every bag – even this new clutch from Friis & Company. Okay, it’s really not that new, but as you can see on the tag, I did not have the chance to take it out yet. So this will be a first in Spain for the WORD – ahh, how I love first-ies! ;)

Now enough talking, I really should finish up the packing! The flight, like I said, is waay too early. On the good side, I can enjoy the whole day in Alicante and be out on the boat already by 11 am tomorrow – so fun! Wish you all a wonderful rest of the week!

**You know when suddenly your computer shut’s down and everything you had written is suddenly gone? Well, that is what happened with this post. I was so fed-up that I left it, took a drink to cool down and then to re-start typing. Obviously, it turned out totally different haha!**

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