Web Wants 02 2015

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Happy FriYAY! Yep, the week has gone by already – once again! It’s been a really busy week so far – actually, I have the feeling it’s still the beginning. My weekend isn’t much different scheduling wise: I will be diving tomorrow and Sunday, need to get up early on both days, have to write some texts on tonight, Saturday and Sunday, have guests coming on Monday (so need to clean!) and will be going out a club this Saturday with one of my girls here in Zurich. As much as I’m looking forward to each and every part of the weekend (except for cleaning..), I doubt I’ll be getting any sleep – I surely won’t get to sleep in. I haven’t slept in for weeks now and I swear, it kills me. I love sleep – so being deprived from one of my favourite activities might make me a little moody from time to time.

Hopefully everything will go well with my last dive on Sunday – going into the lake tomorrow and Sunday (brrr…)! Upon completion of the course I can finally call myself a PADI Open Water Diver – looking forward to it! With that, of course, I am super excited for my holiday coming up now in March. Obviously, I have been searching the Internet for adequate outfits already – believe it or not, I am short on everything that has to do with hot temperatures. It only shows how little I have been at the beach in the past two years – so depressing!

Here are some of my current favourites from River Island, which I have been love-eyeing with. What do you think? With hot temperatures I always think of a nice tan, bikinis in floral prints and pastel colours (so fresh!), a large summer hat, some footwear and of course: sunglasses! I decided on buying one or two “cheaper” kinds, as I do not want my other sunnies to get ruined by the salt water and sand. I am now off to lunch with a friend and then I’ll be back at the desk – oh so fun!  xo

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I’ve been good this year, St. Nicholas

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Happy St. Nicholas everyone! To those who are celebrating it, I dearly hope you receive some chocolate. I know that a lot of people don’t care about it, unless they have children or are children themselves. Honestly though, I never want to grow up in regards to these kind of events. How exciting is it to wake up and see the filled boots in front of the door? And really, who doesn’t love receiving a few little things! I sure was excited this morning when I woke up, remember that I had put out my boots the night before haha. And St. Nicholas come indeed – means I must have been a good girl haha. I’m especially loving the light and white little wooden house – one can never have enough decorations at home!

Today has been quite calm; the apartment is now clean again and I went grocery shopping. And guess who I ran past during my little city-trip? St. Nicholas himself! How exciting, haha! I couldn’t let him walk past without a photo – but I’m sure he enjoyed it, too. I even received a little bag full of nuts, chocolates and a few mandarines.

Tonight will probably be an early night too. I was out for drinks with a friend last night, and even discovered a new, nice bar here in Zurich. The gin was amazing! Anyway, I’m thinking of taking my dad out for a few drinks tonight for a change – as he is almost never in Zurich on weekends. Tomorrow I might do a spa-day – I’m in need of a sauna!

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Drinking with Style

Call me a drinker, an addict, an alcoholic – or, call me human. Of course I don’t drink every day and I know that alcohol surely is not the healthiest drink out there. To be fully honest though, I think a great glass of wine can round up and accentuate a meal like nothing else. I love having my glass of white wine next to my truffle-pasta, my glass of red wine to go along with the roast beef or a glass of rosé on a chill evening at the lake with my friends. What I do not do, is drink by myself. As much as I enjoy drinking a glass at a nice evening with good food, I never drink at home when I’m by myself.

Now that I’ve spoken so unnecessarily much about drinking, I’ll get to the point of this post: drinking with style. Style is a huge factor in my life. Whether it comes down to my clothing, my food, which I always try to nicely arrange, or my apartment, I love living in style. Surely, I do have things from IKEA and my apartment is definitely not a designer-piece in itself, but I do try to buy everything for it to harmonize. My style is surely not everyone’s style – therefore called personal style – though I would say it’s not too bad. I love Swedish interior design, mixing antique with modern pieces and vice versa.

My newest buy: wine glasses (getting back to the drinking topic). Prior to my new glasses, I had white wine glasses from IKEA. Not bad looking at all – they were absolutely fine and did their job. After a short time though, I was left with two from six glasses – they break way too easily. So it was clearly time to buy new white wine glasses. Yes I keep saying white wine glasses and differentiating it from red wine glasses, as white wine glasses are usually narrower and smaller in size. I had been looking for new glasses weeks now, though did not want the regular supermarket ones.

Now that I have my first apartment, I try to invest into my buys. Slowly but surely my style has evolved to a point, and been there for quite a few years, where I feel safe investing into it.

One brand I love is Villeroy & Boch. They have amazing cutlery, plates, glasses, … – you name it!  I’ve been love-eyeing with these glasses for a while, though really did not want to spend so much money on one single glass. Remember, you need at least six to eight glasses, if you really want ones to keep a bit longer. Also, I think its important to have a certain number of the same glasses, in case guests come.

I fell in love with these glasses and fell in love in a second round, when I saw they were on sale. I only paid a third of the price per glass – now is that not a great deal? I immediately had to buy them, eight of them. Now I cannot wait for my mother to come visit me here in Zurich – she is bringing some bottles of wine to store (remember, I always want to be able to serve good wine with dinner for guests) – meaning we can use the glasses first time round this weekend. I feel almost silly getting so excited about this – is it normal to be so happy to have invested into wine glasses? I surely hope I’m not the only one out there. What have you in invested in last? Do you invest money into these kind of things?

I wish you all a wonderful remaining day and a great start into the week!

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