Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas loves! I hope that everyone had a lovely start into the holidays so far and is enjoying the time with loved ones, family and friends. This time of the year is one of my absolute favorites – it’s all about spending the time together with the family, spendng cozy nights in and having good food. Growing up in European countries, I am used to celebrating especially on Christmas Eve, the night of the 24th. It was all about enjoying the family yesterday for us, unpacking presents and filling out stomachs with lots of food.

It is first year that the family (mom, dad, sis and dog) are spending Christmas at my place in Zurich – and I love it. Seriously, we might need to repeat that next year. The years before were amazing too, of course – with lots of family around (aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents). However, this year we decided to make it small and cuddly. It was amazing. For dinner I made potatoe-maroni puree, added beef filets on top (meat done by dad), topped with glazed apples, differently colored carots and lots of onions made in a red wine sauce. The dessert, hours later – cause we were all too full from the main dish – was berry crumble with vanilla ice cream for the rest. The recipe was amazing, so I shall surely make that again, photograph it and blog about it. Right now though, I cannot see any more food heavy food. Tonight will thankfully be more or less back normal with a lovely mushroom risotto my mom will be making. Tomorrow is Thai evening with chicken and yellow curry – one of my favorite dishes currently.

I will also show you some of the presents in the next few posts coming up. I love them all! What did you get – how did you spend your holiday? Wishing you all a continuing lovely holiday, lots of love, health and happiness! xo

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Christmas Wishlist

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Happy second advent loves! It’s only two more weekends, two more candles, and then Christmas is right around the corner. I’ll be honest I am a little stressed this year with presents, and its seems I am not the only one. Family and friends have been asking me what I want for Christmas, and quite frankly – I cannot think of anything proper. There are a lot of things I see when I am on the go, a lot of things that would be nice to have, but really are not needed, or of course, there are the things that look amazing and you really do kind of want them, but they are too expensive to request them as a gift. That is exactly my position. My goal this weekend was to pick out some items, in no particular order of what I like best to least, but in different price categories with most of them in the rather affordable staple. I noticed that I love myself some nice watches and sunglasses – have you seen this color from the Dior glasses yet? Ahhh – I want them. And the watch, which is almost always sold out (typical, when you want something!). The boots and iphone case are actually found on one of my favorite websites (BestSecret.com), for which you need to be a member to shop. You only become a member through an invitation as far as I know – but do drop me a short note with your email if you want to be added! Another item that is really high on my (personal) list is the BeoPlay speakers – listening to music is like kissing the soul on the right spot. I always have music on when I am in the apartment and what I would love now is a speaker that I can take with me from room to room (let’s not forget I cannot have a huge bass station in one room and kill the neighbors by putting it too loud). The links with the items is right here:

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What are you asking for this holiday? Or even better, what are you gifting? I really need to stock up on some more presents, otherwise the tree will look a little empty this year. For now however, I wish you all a great Sunday. xo

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ps. the first photo is not my own and found here.

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing everyone a jolly, merry Christmas! We are slowly starting the family traditions, the table is ready and the food is cooking. ‘Santa’ should be coming in the next few hours and I am seriously super excited! I will be back posting tomorrow. Lot’s of love! xo 

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Christmas Decorations

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It’s getting all Christmasy here at home – it’s so exciting! We are celebrating today, December 24, and the whole family will be coming in a couple of hours. We are now off to my grandparents soon to have coffee and cake and then afterwards will come back here. I did the Christmas decoration on the table already, so that everything is ready when everyone arrives later on. What do you think of it, are you celebrating tonight?

Wish you all a great day and to those celebrating: a very Merry Christmas!

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Early Christmas for myself

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Happy Sunday everyone! The week goes past way too fast! Actually, I’ve gotten rather ill this weekend and have been in bed most of the day really. It sucks getting sick right before christmas. For one, the business is still running and work is not becoming less as of yet. Secondly, my mom and my baby Elli (my dog) came today to visit. Wednesday we will all be driving back to Düsseldorf (Germany), where I will stay till after Christmas. Although I will be working partly from Germany, I am excited and looking forward to the family gatherings and Christmas. Actually, Merry early Christmas to me! I bought myself the new iPhone 6 (64GB gold) – so, so happy! Isn’t it just too pretty to bare? I actually didn’t want to buy the new one because I thought its not that important. But being one of those people that takes pictures whereever I go and who can never have enough space and a good camera, I couldn’t just not get it. I guess that’s what you do for the love of having a blog, too. Anyway, I’m really happy with it. I thought I would need to get used to it first but actually it’s quite similar (typing wise).

Saturday I will be taking my sister to Amsterdam for 3 days – isn’t that exciting? I’ve actually never been to Amsterdam (I know, so late!) and so I’m really looking forward to it. I also need to get one or two more presents. Do any of you have special tipps for nice coffee places, restaurants, museums or things in general that I just have to see in Amsterdam?

Wish you all a great start into the week tomorrow! I hope I’ll be fit again for running errands – so much to do still!

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