Happy Tuesday! It is SO hot outside, you have no idea! Nevertheless, I am trying to soak in as much sun as possible – especially because I have the feeling winter is just around the corner. Seriously, it always goes so fast.
This morning I wanted to use the chance to share with you some of the pieces from Bread and Boxers that I was able to try and absolutely fell in love with. It is a Swedish company and uses the best cotton for the products – hence, the amazing soft feel fo the fabrics! And honestly – the packaging is just so cute! I wouldn’t be sharing this with you guys if I wasn’t really convinced of the comfiness.
I have been following them on Instagram a while now and just discovered their cooperation design with Sara Biderman. I’m really digging the loungewear pants and hoodie (find it here) and think I may be ordering those next! Forgive me, closet!
Speaking of my closet.. I really, really, really need to clear out my wardrobe again. It is seriously about to burst. I know for a fact that I have a few pieces in there that really need to go to into the bin – hoodies I love but have holes in them, super old shirts and pants I just have not worn in forever. So that is a goal I want to accomplish in the next few weeks! Also, I just bought some new stuff at Zara yesterday and so I surely need space haha :)
Happy Monday from Malta! Yesterday, Sunday, I flew to Malta to take a few days off. I wish! Honestly, I came here to see my dentist haha :) I had to get a filling fixed and really prefer my dentist here. Also, we have an apartment in Malta which makes everything so much easier. So I am staying here until Wednesday, enjoying the weather and working from home until then.
Enjoying the heat may sound a little exaggerated – it is SO hot here. At night it only goes down to 27°C if you’re lucky and today we have 33°C. I am melting!
So I thought I’d give you another heads-up of the week and what I have on my agenda – and take you with during the week of course.
Today/Monday – in Malta. I saw the dentist this morning and now am working from home / our balcony. The view is amazing and even though I’d love to go around or go shopping, my inbox is exploding. So it’s all about work today. Tuesday – Another day working from the balcony. I also need to shoot something small which I am super excited about and will show you these days on the blog and instagram if all goes well! I may even have time to go to Zara in the evening and check out what’s new in store. I almost never find time to shop in Zurich so here I may find some time. AND, it’s a whole lot cheaper (around 30%). Wednesday – back to the dentist – getting a second filling re-done so all is set for the future and get my teeth cleaned overall. I’m such a fan of getting my teeth professionally cleaned every few months if possible. Then I will be flying back to Zurich in the early afternoon. Thursday – Hopefully seeing a dear friend for lunch that I haven’t seen in forever! In the evening I have a business event to attend. Thankfully the title is “Sumer Party” so I am looking forward to catching up with a few people from the industry over a glass of sparkling wine! Friday – Nothing is planned so far. Yet, if the weather is good I am hoping for a nice lovely dinner somewhere outside with my love. I hate being away from him and cannot wait to seeing him again!
Last nights dinner: super easy, done in 10 minutes and I’d like to say semi-healthy, too. We had gyozas filled with mushrooms and chicken, which we got at our local asian store close by. I absolutely love these things and may just call them my new favourite meal for when I don’t want to cook for long. Honestly, we only had to steam them for about 10-12 minutes and prepare the salad on the side. For the steaming we used our Thermomix. Samuel bought it a while ago and I am slowly but surely loving it more and more. It really does make life easier sometimes.
Otherwise, our day was rather less exciting: typical Mondays. I worked from home today, took Zaphira to the vet (the bandage was taken off), and we were able to cook at home for both lunch and dinner. We’re trying to cut down on eating out; for health reasons and to try and spend a little less on food. Let’s see how long we can last ;) We did go out on Saturday, though, and really enjoyed that. We decided that once a week we will continue having our date night out with a good dinner at some cute restaurant. Can any of you recommend any good restaurants in Zurich that are not on the top of list of every google search?
Happy Sunday! Our morning wasn’t all too exciting or bright; in fact, we cleaned the apartment. Once Fridolin (the third dog) was picked up, we had a little breakfast (such a good oat meal for me!) and got our bikes ready. Finally! I haven’t been on the bike in way too long and I was excited as a kid. Especially, because I bought a basket for Zaphira to sit in. She wasn’t all too happy about it in the beginning but did calm down and even lie down whilst I was driving towards the end. I ordered this KlickFix Doggy Basket online and I can say: it was worth the money!
Zaphira is doing pretty well again. If it was for her, she would be chasing the ball again at full speed. But because we didn’t want to overdo it yet, the bikes seemed a perfect idea. This way I allowed her some light jogging next to me driving and in between put her in the basket to rest.
Next, I want to try and bike to the city for work during the week when the weather is good. It would be a refreshing change to our routine and surely a healthier option than taking the train everyday. I checked out google maps and it told me I would be riding about 40-45 minutes. That should be do-able.
Now, for the rest of our Sunday we are more likely going to chill. Samuel is training is golf swings, I need to prepare some content and work on an email or two, the dogs will get another walk later and I am thinking about what dinner we could have tonight.
I love all season – really. I love winter and the Christmas season – when all is covered in white (at least in the mountains here in Switzerland) and there is nothing better than putting on the fireplace and drinking a glass of red wine whilst sitting on the fur. Then comes spring, when finally everything awakens again and the birds start coming back to slowly build their nests. The greatest flower fields are usually found in spring and near summer. Summer is just fabulous because of the weather – there is nothing better than being able to wear a t-shirt and shorts and not freezing our asses off. Yet autumn,.. it something special to me. Perhaps because so many of my beloved people are born in autumn, or maybe because we are getting ready for the festive season. Surely, I love the magic of nature – when all leaves turn turn their colors and everything becomes yellow, orange and red. When the sun turns gold in the evening and every look at nature takes my breath away – that is when I enjoy being outside the most.
One of my closer friends and I decided to use this time of the year and start exploring Switzerland just a little more. I can’t believe I have been living in Zurich for nearly 4 years (in spring) and I still don’t really know the country. There is so much beauty – and we decided we want to explore as much as possible of it. Because Zaphira (my puppy) is only 4.5 months old now, we decided not to do a huge trip (she does not have the energy, yet). We wanted something nearby but still go outside the city – outside of Zurich. Quickly, we decided on Einsiedeln. It is a super tiny town just about 1 hour away from Zurich city. There is a huge monastery one can visit, see the Black Madonna inside the church and go for an amazing short hike (or longer, if one has time and feels like it).
Stepping out of the train already made us realise we are definitely out on the countryside. The air was brisk clear – and that is almost surprising as I always believed Zurich already has such clean air. No, Einsiedeln topped it off immediately. The second smell that we immediately welcomed was the smell of horses. Oh, how I love those graceful animals. It reminded me of my childhood, when I used to horseback ride once in a while and loved every minute of it. It now is back up on my to-do list for the future. First, however, I need to get Zaphira used to those “long-legged dogs” which she saw for her first time last Sunday.
After a plentiful lunch that we jumped into right when leaving the train station, we went up the hill and enjoyed nature to it’s fullest. Of course, being “big city girls”, we had to stop about every 5 minutes to either take picture of the surrounding, my puppy, or ourselves (selfie-time for the win!). To not bore you in trying to explain the beauty, I wanted to share some of the photos with you.
I cannot say it often enough – people, go out into nature! There is so much to explore. Sometimes just around the corner – perhaps a few streets aways, but there is always something beautiful if we only just try to see it. It seemed like all the pressure, all my worries, all open tasks – everything just went away for those few hours we were outside. I really recommend it to everyone; for your heart and health!