New Whites

Happy Sunday! Remember when I spoke about wanting to change my interior a bit and freshen things up with more white? Well, it happened faster than expected – and I am so happy with the result. I finally got myself a new sofa yesterday, and it completely changed the feeling of the room. It’s much fresher, welcoming, and lighter than before. I loved my old sofa – no doubt – it was a really good one, of great condition, and extremely robust. Yet, it wasn’t white. Most people actually warned me and told me not to get white. The typical “what if it gets dirty?”, “it will be so much work to get it cleaned everytime”, “you won’t be able to eat or drink near it anymore” arguments and questions came down on me daily. Still, I insisted. I did not want to spend too much money on a new sofa and fell in love with this Ikea Ektorp 3-seat one. I picked it up with a friend yesterday morning (after having sold my old one Friday evening) and built the whole thing in less than 2 hours – by myself. It really isn’t hard. I remember 10 years ago, Ikea furniture often turned into an hour-long nightmare. This one was super easy, though, and the covers were put on super fast. What I love about it, is that you can change the covers often, wash them and it doesn’t take long to put them on. You can also buy new ones or choose a different color. Of course, I can’t speak from experience yet, but so far I love it! If you want, I am happy to share my thoughts in a couple of weeks/months, too. By the way – I got asked this several times – the white “&” pillows are one of my newest additions, and can be found in Manor (Zurich) for only CHF 15 each. They also have cases with different letters on them, so do check them out if you’re looking for something modern and fresh.

After spending a night in on my sofa yesterday (I really needed a calm night), I woke up only to have one of my favorite breakfasts on my new couch. I prepared a chia-pudding last night, added rasberries and topped it off with a peach! If you like, I’ll share my recipe with you – it really is a 5-minute act only.

Now I’ll go outside and enjoy the weather a little. It’s lovely sunny in Zurich and I thought I might go walk around a bit and explore nature!
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Friday

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Friday night it is! I’ve decided for a super cozy evening on my couch, had a great dinner previously and am now surfing the web whilst watching CNN on the side – I couldn’t ask for more! The week has gone by fast, obviously – we had Monday off. Now here it comes: I have the upcoming Monday off again! How cool is that? It’s a public holiday in Zurich (not in all of Switzerland), so I can relax and enjoy the (finally) great spring weather. It was beautiful today – around 20°C and it was absolutely amazing to walk around in a t-shirt.

The only thing that seems to be missing is THIS pool we had at the Sifawy Hotel in Oman, and well, maybe the beach! I cannot wait for the next holiday to come up! I am planning my next trip with the family, so let’s see when and where that will be (either late summer or autumn). However, it will surely involve some beach and hot bikini weather – so exciting!

Now I’ll continue listening to potential future scenarios in Cuba (all on CNN), whilst surfing some of my favorite blogs, and wish you a great Friday night! xo

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Breakfasts in Bed

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Happy lazy-sunday everyone! It’s really no secret: I love my lazy sundays. And even more, I love my breakfasts in bed. So after sleeping in quite long again today, I decided to make a lovely breakfast and jump right back into bed. The week has passed enormoulsy fast, again! My weekend has been pretty calm though, as the week has been really long and my calendar for the week to follow is packed with appointments. I love it, don’t get me wong, but I also really needed to just lay-back this weekend. So I did, and loved it. I went shopping yesterday, got caught up in buying new make-up and my lovely new HOME-tray in white. It’s perfect for those lazy sunday morning breakfast in bed!

I’ll get ready soon and then head out to go for a nice sunday walk: the weather is breath-taking. We have a super blue sky here in Zurich and actually stil 23°C today. I wouldn’t be surprised if that is the last amazing weekend though, before slowly but surely the autumn and winter days will hit us. So it’s only natural to go outside and enjoy the weather whilst we still have it. I’ll also need to do some sunday cleaning today, as well as watch a 3h long DVD for my divers license. Fun, fun! What are you’re plans?

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Wooden & Glass HOME tray from Depot (here).