- For the very first time, I will attempt to make my own nut milk by following this recipe
- I have become a chia seed eater. It’s a great breakfast before work and keeps me more or less satisfied until my lunch break.. that doesn’t keep me from snacking on things before then though (and yes, I am aware that it looks a lot like baby food..)
- I REALLY want to get this perfume as soon as it hits the stores
- I also wouldn’t mind trying and testing this BB Cream
- I’ve become a big fan of “detox” water. Simply add lemon, peppermint, other citrusy fruit and maybe also some cucumber – and voilà: perfect refreshment
- I desperately want to try making this
- This is my favourite quote of the week. It’s hanging outside one of the doors at the office.
- Speaking of the office, this is outside my door:
- This is one of my favourite advantages from spending a month in Germany: Katjes Yoghurt Gums! I was so excited I nearly ate the whole bag.. now I don’t want to see a single sweet again With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo
Dear Blog World,
With a heavy heart I regret to share this devastating news with you. A week ago today, our precious best friend, cuddle bear and pillow-hogger found her way to doggy heaven. Her passing came as an extreme shock to me – it wasn’t necessary, nor expected. Now, seven days later, still with tears streaming down my face, I’m typing this post in loving memory of Bala, the ever-hungry princess who always managed to cheer me up with her naughty yet loving personality. Sadly, her hungry nature led to the two operations that caused her fleeting strength to live. She chewed and swallowed some sticks on one of our walks and needed immediate care – the first operation left us with high hopes, but after three days an infection was traced and she needed to be treated again. It was all too much for her.
Forever in my memory <3
Picture the scene: I leave for the office around 9, which in Swiss working hours is extremely leisurely, and get to Beauty bright and “early”; only to find myself locked out! No one else was there yet… I didn’t know where they kept the key to the door so I ended up camping outside the door until the Editor in Chief of the WHOLE MAGAZINE finds me like a lost puppy scratching at the door trying to find a way to get it open – not a pretty sight.
Upon discovering my predicament she sent me down to the main floor along with another intern to pick up the “krapfen”, which were specially ordered for today. Might as well do something useful, I guess… For those of you how don’t know, Krapfen are basically doughnuts filled with a multitude of delicious things, varying from Nutella, to applesauce – little bites of yum, terrible for my diet.
Not really being able to get a grip on the concept that people working for a fashion magazine actually ATE anything, let alone a Krapfen, I walked back to my office in a haze without realising the door was magically opened in the short time I had left my guarding post. I left the other intern to deliver the doughnuts to the non-dieting employees and went to my desk.
One of my many tasks today was to try and test the JAWBONE Up tracking device. One of the many things I’ve been wanting to try lately was the FitBit flex, so you cannot believe how hard it was to contain my excitement when my boss dropped the bracelet off at my desk and asked me to test it for a week! You guys will definitely be hearing from me
Another highlight today was calling a Swiss company to ask for the press release information of a sunscreen coming out in April. The reason I was enticed by the phone call was that I got to speak Swiss German again! You can’t imagine how much you start to miss your dialect when you have to speak “high German” all day – it’s weirdly exhausting!
I had the afternoon off because of Fasching – also the reason for the Krapfen this morning. Fasching, also known as Karneval in Germany or Fasnacht in Switzerland, is a festival season that leads up to Lent where people dress up in funny costumes and parade around town. There is singing, dancing and plenty of partying. I, unaware of the celebration, didn’t realise I would only be working in the morning and leaving the office at one with confetti in my hair… thanks to one of our coworkers walking around with oversized glasses throwing the little itsy bits of colourful paper everywhere. Not knowing what to do, I tagged along with the other interns who wanted to avoid the festivities and joined them for chai tea lattes at the cute Barer 61 on the other side of town. I was really happy to see they could make everything with soy milk It’s the little things..
After sipping the last dregs of frothy milk from our mugs we decided to walk to café Jasmin – apparently the oldest café in Munich! The interior was a gentle mix of light green and gold; comfy, cozy yet slightly majestic. Here I had some green tea and enjoyed an hour of people watching while gossiping with the girls about life
I have to say, while it might have been fun to see the people all dressed up in their craziest gear, it was nice to get to know the people I’m working with for the next month while enjoying a bit of the city I have yet to discover entirely!
Hope you guys are having a wonderful Tuesday
With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo
Life – it has recently taken over in the kind of way that leaves you longing for your bed where you could curl up and watch Will and Grace reruns. Things have been all over the place lately, both good and bad, and it was hard to find time to sit down and type…
For example, my little cuddly Bala had to be operated on last Thursday. She wasn’t feeling well after one of our walks and after a trip to the vet, I had realised she had eaten a lot of wood.. not good.
With her at the hospital, I’ve been spending a lot of time at home with the other munchkin so that she wouldn’t get lonely. It’s weird having only one dog at home and I find myself including her in a lot more of my activities; we watch TV shows together, we eat our meals together and she even sat in the kitchen while I was baking cookies!
I followed this recipe, not adding the raspberries and using peanut butter, and they turned out super healthy and super yummy!
I PASSED MY TEST
And the last thing keeping me away from blogging was trying to figure out what I will be studying this September. I’ve been reading descriptions, checking lecture times and gazing far into my soul to figure out what it is I really want to do… it’s tough work!
Things will hopefully return back to normal soon. I have a lot of plans for the blog and can’t wait to share them with you!
Hope you are having a great Tuesday!
With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo
Did you guys survive Valentine’s Day?
I went out Friday night and noticed a lot of lonely souls drinking their sorrows away while scouting for single significant others. Really depressing guys, really depressing..
Now I’m a major fan of the day of luuurv and have always enjoyed celebrating it. I used to be that girl who drew pink and red hearts in everyone’s diaries, along with a scribble of “VALENTINE’S DAY” in thick, bold letters. I even brought little chocolate hearts along to school to spread the love and joy. Everyone knew me as the love-crazed one, the one who believes in fairytales and Prince Charming – I still do, even when I’m not technically in love…
The power of love is strong and I don’t believe in moping around because I’m single. Love can so easily be translated on to friendships and family, or even on to your pets or a passion for a hobby that you don’t need to focus in on a missing “better half”. It’s a hard adjustment, but remembering to concentrate on all the things and people that make you happy instead of things that might be missing on this commercial holiday really can make up for the lack of materialistic surprise presents of red roses or chocolate.. or Tiffany Blue Boxes.. that you could all technically buy yourself too if that would make you happy..
If you do however need a quick Valentine’s Day blues pick-me-up, but don’t want to spend your money on things you either consume immediately or that wilt away quickly – and makes less of a dent in your budget – I always find nail polish to be quite enchanting.
With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxox
I like metallic effects when I’m out and about and don’t really mind if it matches my outfit. I also enjoy metallic colours more during the winter months because they glimmer and shine when just a speck of light hits them and really brighten up a dreary day. This time I felt a little too old for the whole metallic thing…
I was suddenly very aware of the fact that my nails were bright purple and would shine no matter how you held them to the light. It was a very pretty colour, but left me feeling too self-conscious to really pull it off. I ended up removing it within the week (and replacing it with a similarly “out-there” colour I never learn…)
Have a great Monday!
With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo