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I love technology – could one have guessed? Obviously. This new MacBook Air is now officially part of my Apple family – I cannot get over how pretty and how light it is. I love having a laptop again. I gave my “old” MacBook Pro to my sister almost a year ago, thinking I don’t really need one anymore. How wrong was I? Fair enough, I only started getting active with my blog around one year ago again and I do have all other necessities to blog at home (iPad, iMac, etc..). Now that I have officially started studying again (yup!), all whilst working, I really needed a laptop again. It is just so much easier when traveling, and of course, it was the perfect excuse to buy a laptop for being able to blog when on the go. I took ages to decide whether to go for the Air or the Pro, but in the end, I like having things light. I tend to carry around way too much stuff with me already, and who needs a drive nowadays anyway, when everything is done via USB or SD cards. :-)

I’m actually still in Düsseldorf – practically, I can work from anywhere if I have a laptop (finally do again!) and Internet. I wanted to leave yesterday already but the 7 hour drive was just too much after having driven already 7 hours here on Friday. I decided to stay a day longer and enjoy the family time a bit more (when not answering emails or calls) and will leave tomorrow morning back to Zurich. I could stay here much longer if I could – my mom cooks amazingly, I have a bed, I can (kind of) sleep in because I can work from home and don’t need to rush to the office. However, I do have meetings coming up Wednesday onwards and will be back in Geneva on Friday – no time for taking time off. Then again, I’m flying into vacation next week Friday already! I am SO excited :-)! My best friend and I booked a hotel in Oman (here it is, I couldn’t keep it a secret any longer!) and we will be diving twice a day for 5 days straight. It will be amazing – and I cannot wait for the summery temperatures. Finally I can wear a bikini again! Have any of you been to Oman before – any must-see places I need to visit? We will have a day or two in Muscat (city) so we will be exploring the culture as much as possible in those hours.

Now that I’ve taken my little lunch break – off I go continuing my work. xo

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Traditions, Mondays & Mud

Happy Monday Morning it is! I hope you all had brilliant weekend – mine has been fantastic. It was just the right balance between seeing friends, going out for a few drinks and majorly relaxing yesterday. My saturday started with a perfect breakfast at home (you know I love eating haha) and then continued for coffee and some chatting at my friends place. Back home I got groceries and did all the “usual” saturday things (cleaning, etc). I also decided to finally paint one of my walls in the living room. I have wanted to do it since ages though never really found a color I liked. Back in Germany, about 2 weeks ago, I finally found the color I love. I like calling it a light “mud” color, as I wouldn’t know any other name for it. So after taping all the corners and the door frame, painting the sides all carefully and then finally getting the whole wall done – I now found slight stripes that I can see from one corner in the room. How annoying is that? I almost died this morning when I saw it, these things drive me insane.

I wanted to show you a picture of the whole wall with the furniture but since I don’t quite like the “imperfections”, it will have to wait until next weekend. My dad said he can fix it – thank god I have him! The color itself though is amazing – just like I had wanted it to look like. Depending on the light that shines into the room (or doesn’t) the color seems to slightly look differently. I swear I found five different tones already haha. If anyone is interested, I am happy to share the details of what color it is and where to buy it! Oh, and aren’t those tulips so lovely? They are probably one of my favorites, after peonies, and I especially love the white and pink ones.

And: Merry late Christmas to me! Am I even allowed to still use that as an excuse for buying myself this adorable, pretty little thing? Probably not haha. I’ve wanted this LV Agenda (size PM) for numerous years now. I’ve asked for it and then always said I’d get it myself afterwards. It took me almost 3 years now to finally just go into the store and spend the money on it. I love it – as much as I had wanted it, I am so happy I did. I love writing things down by hand in general (am more of the traditional one), and it’s just perfect for writing down private meet-ups and to-dos that are on my list. I normally have everything digitalized on my iPhone as well, especially all the work meetings. But I missed writing things down by hand like I used to in school or at uni. The best part: I got it personalized, love it! I wasn’t sure of what color to get – whether to choose the traditional gold initials or not. I decided on letting out the girly part of me and went for the new pink they have in their color scheme. I have filled in all the birthdays already and love using it on a daily basis for my own to-do list.

Before writing this post I just had breakfast (duh, haha) and was actually thinking of starting to write letters again. It has become so unusual for our generation to write letters and postcards to one another and it’s almost sad I find. Technology is great – no doubt. I wouldn’t be able to blog, I wouldn’t be able to “stalk” other blogs, get creativity in such a short amount of time, be in the contact I am with my friends – life would not be as we know it without the internet and technology. But aren’t you happy to receive hand-written letters and cards? I always get really excited when I receive a postcard from one of my friends or when I get all the cards for my birthdays. Other than that, I barely receive anything in my postbox other than bills – sadly, haha. These little surprises are amazing though and I’ve decided to start writing more by hand again. I’ve got myself covered on nice letter paper but my old fountain pen has sadly kicked the bucket. I believe I just found my new investment! What are your thoughts on the traditional hand-writing and all the such?

Now I’m quickly off to work – have a great monday! xo

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