My Man & I: Attending the Officer Ball

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Happy Tuesday! We had such an amazing weekend and I wanted to share some insights with you. On Saturday the day started off a little hectic – we had to clean up the apartment a bit, Samuel went to the hairdresser, I got extra ready (shaving, peeling, creaming, etc.) and walking the dogs. In the late afternoon we brought both dogs to my parents – whom thankfully were in Zurich and agreed to dog-sit Saturday to Sunday. Then we stopped by the city for a drink – because you know, there’s little better than an apero in the afternoon ;) and then back home again to get ready. Saturday night was the officer ball. Swiss military officers with certain ranks were invited to The Dolder Grand in Zurich for a lovely evening with foods and for dancing.

I wore the black dress I had ordered some time ago from Zalando – such a good catch! Unfortunately I cannot find the dress online anymore, though I’m sure its available somewhere. Let me know if anyone is interested and I’ll make sure to find a link!

I love this picture because I look oh-so-skinny!

We stayed until the end of the officer ball until around 2am. The next day we seriously noticed our age. I am not as fit anymore and I always dread staying up too long! It feels like my body needs days and days to re-generate!

Sunday we picked up the dogs from my parents and took them out to a big field where the dogs could run freely and enjoy themselves with other dogs. It was so fun seeing them have fun and bathe in the river! Afterwards we had a lovely super-late lunch at Fork & Bottle – their pulled beef burger is to die for! But also the truffled fries. Oh, and the ribs. They are so so good, too! I also love the fact that its a huge beer garden, one that is dog friendly, and you can sit outside and enjoy the surrounding nature. I think we stayed a good 3,5-4 hours! It really was lovely.

Wildnispark Zurich – My Sunday Stroll

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Since I have Zaphira in my life I started going for walks so much more; naturally, of course. Yet, I get bored quite easily if the routine hits too hard and seeing the same scenery daily really doesn’t boost my imagination nor creativity. I likewise noticed, sadly enough, that I don’t know Zurich as well as I wish I did. I thus decided to try and find new walking routes at least once a month. This Sunday I started with taking Zaphira to the Wildnespark (Wild Animal Park) in Zurich. It’s really quite the nice walk in autumn – calm, quiet, not too many people but still oh-so-many smells that kept my little fur-friend fascinated at all times. I especially loved that dogs are allowed in the area – at least when kept on the leash. Likewise, there is no entrance fee – which was also nice. The parking (when arriving by car) did cost 10,- Swiss francs; though because this money is used to support the wild park I really didn’t mind the fee (it’s a one-time pay for the whole day). For those that want to go more often, one can also purchase a parking ticked for the whole year (for 100 Swiss francs).

I absolutely loved this new scenery (and loved seeing the Moose!) and will absolutely go back – especially to see the park throughout the different seasons!

Salads & a Sat Outfit

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I am not sure what it is with me and salads at the moment – but I can’t get enough of them right now. I’m having at least one a day and usually make them myself at home. My mom showed me a dressing she always does and I absolutely love the taste! I’ll try to get a few nicer pictures sometime soon and then share it with you -it is super easy and makes any salad just taste so much better!

Also, I was wearing these sick looking jeans on Saturday and received a few compliments that night as well as quite a few PMs on my instagram and snapchat asking where I got these. So here it goes: Topshop! Lucky me I found them on one of my travels to London two weeks ago and I was so eager to finally wearing them. They are already such an eye-catcher that everything else can be kept rather simple I think. I paired it with an old blouse from Zara and shoes from Alto. Voila, easy, quick and eye-catching!

My weekend generally was amazing – I worked a bit on my uni stuff, went out (until 5am – rare for me!), barely slept Saturday night, went to the gym both on Saturday and Sunday (and can still feel it!), met a few new, lovely people and then went for a nice 2.5h walk Sunday afternoon with of my closer friends here in Zurich to enjoy the sun. I love the fact that Spring is coming – and it officially started as per yesterday – and cannot wait for the days to become longer and finally, finally warmer again! This week ahead is rather busy as well. Not just work, but also on the private side – I will be seeing quite a few people to catch up over coffees, lunches and dinners. I absolutely love it! What are your plans for the week ahead – anything good happening on the weekend ahead? xo

Salmon x Spinach

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Happy Sunday! Another week has gone by and it went waaay too fast! I am currently in Hamburg though thought I would update you with a short post. I’ve been seeing my uncle and his girlfriend, my great-grandmother (whom is already 96!), and some of my closest friends. Tomorrow will be my last day and I will stroll around the city and meet up with a friend to catch up a bit. In the evening it will be time to say good-bye and until next time, Hamburg. As much as I love traveling – and, of course seeing my dearest ones – I love coming home as well. The week will be tough though. My studies start again as of Wednesday, I have several meetings and tasks to finish off at work, we have the streetparade coming up on Saturday in Zurich (big, big party!), and I am starting a personal project on Sunday for the upcoming weeks.

I also painted last week quite a bit and shared a few previews on snapchat already. I am always super unsure about my own art – do I like it, or not? Is it something I should share or rather keep in private? What are your thoughts – would you be interested?

The picture, by the way, is of a dinner I made last week before I flew off to Hamburg. I haven’t cooked in forever – as I am almost always out for lunch or dinner and barely ever home. That is about to change, though, as I am planning to slow down on the eating-out a bit over the next weeks. That is, until October – because then I will be on travels almost the whole month through. Super excited about the trips, though. So you’ll definitely be seeing more about those soon! xo

Sundays

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Happy Monday! The weather this weekend was a-m-a-zing! Of course I was stuck in my little dark hole room most of the time studying – but, it’ll only be until Wednesday and then I have two weeks off. I am beyond excited to finish this Master program (early next year, hopefully)! I couldn’t not go outside at all, though. So I went out to Thalwil to see my bestie at the lake, soaked in some sun, and ate from the BBQ kiosk restaurant. It was simple, yet delish! I am crossing fingers that by the end of the week we will continue to have this weather – so I can finally tan again. With my luck, though, I wouldn’t be surprised if it rains. Cross fingers!

Until then, I have quite a bit to do – at the office, evening drinks and dinners this week, finishing/writing two more papers for uni until Wednesday – and meetings on the go. I might go out for a nice dinner on Thursday, though, to celebrate the start of my two weeks “uni-vacation”. What are your plans for the week? xo

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And here is a snapshot (yep, from snapchat) of Saturday’s accessories. I watched “Central Intelligence” at the movies – Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson were SO funny. My pretty choker (necklace) is actually a simple black satin ribbon – used for wrapping presents. I love using it because I can choose what style I want, double-wrapped, with a bow, or singly chic. I’m also wearing Dolce K on my lips from the Kylie collection – I must say these colours stay on forever! Oh, and the glasses, are Gucci. :)

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