We don’t sleep – Weekend Recap

After being in Munich for the past 3 weeks and travelling every weekend with my dad to visit friends and family, I was looking forward to a weekend with my friends back home in Zürich. Despite knowing many amazing people all over the world, Zürich will always be where I am happiest (and yes this may partially be because I know the city like no other and grew up here. I know I would need to spend major quality time with my next “chosen home” to really be able to know where I belong, but for now it’s Zürich).

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As soon as I got back to the apartment, I started up Spotify and listened to “Small Bump” by Ed Sheeran on repeat while starting the grueling task of washing 3 weeks worth of laundry…

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There were a few more loads in the bathroom…

It was a bit overwhelming to start doing this much laundry at 11 pm… so I made myself some banana protein ice cream for motivation and fell into bed around 1. I make a point of trying to eat all my favorite foods while back home and used being up this late as the perfect excuse for a midnight snack 🙂 I don’t really feel comfortable using the kitchen much in Munich and it’s been hard to keep up with my healthy eating habits…Going back to my favourite ways at home is one thing I’m looking forward to after my internship (but I will really really miss my job 😦 )

I woke up early on Saturday for brunch with this beauty at Le Pain Quotidien:

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I normally have oatmeal and/or a pain au chocolat (they are divine here!) but decided against the “non-stop hunger” that wheat causes me because I had a dance class later in the day. Their scrambled eggs and fruit salad were nearly as great, but I did miss their White Chocolate spread 😉

After dance and yoga I met up with another friend for a Cool Lime Refresha at Starbucks. I hadn’t seen him in FOREVER and it was great to catch up. I also managed to squeeze in some grocery shopping before running home to get changed for dinner with two of the best girls in the world.

fotoThis is an old picture from our 3 week trip to Oxford with our class 4 years ago. It’s high time to take a new picture, my two better thirds 😀 ❤

We went to Tiffins, and guess what: I remembered to take pictures of the food BEFORE eating! It all looked so scrumptious that I naturally whipped out my phone! #instagram #instinct

Panaeng #foodporn

Panaeng #foodporn and across from me: Cashew Chicken

Satay Tofu

Satay Tofu

After dinner we drove home to finish getting ready for a party. Meanwhile, buckets of rain poured from the sky. Ugh. We spent an hour listening to the latest party songs waiting for the storm to die down before braving the outdoors.

I stayed at the party for about an hour before heading into town for my next “date” #jampacked #sociallife 🙂

IMG_1721These two are the BEST ❤ I hadn’t seen them for too long and it was great catching up and turning night into day on the dance floor. You know you are among your best friends when you don’t notice the lights being turned on in the club and are shocked when the DJ announces his last song because you are too busy boogying to notice it was already 4.30 am…

This has been happening waaaay to frequently lately as I am only ever in town for 2 short nights and never want them to end. My tired body and designer bags under my eyes will thank me when my internship is over though so I can finally fully detox, sleep and meet friends during the day again 🙂

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But a little party never killed nobody, am I right? 🙂

I was so grateful to see some of my closest and most important friends this weekend. I missed my best friend this weekend as she was studying for her finals and hope to catch up with her and the others I didn’t get to see this time round very very soon.

Thanks to all of the fabulous people around me, a weekend in Zürich is without a doubt always absolutely marvelous 🙂

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo

 

 

 

 

Manicure Monday – Fierce, no Fear

I’m wearing heels at work today. For the first time. In forever.

Seriously… I cannot remember the last time I felt this ladylike at work. Probably last year when I was working at the bank (coincidently possibly also the last time I  even wore this outfit as I decided to go with a rather businessy, polka-dotty blue dress today that is not short and skimpy enough too long and I want to say “elegant” for daily wear). The dress was screaming to be worn with heels – it couldn’t bear the idea of flats, so I went with it. And it feels magnificent! Perhaps too magnificent as I tend to enter this “I am wearing heels and I am awesome zone” whenever I wear heels and feel the sudden need to walk as if I were 1.80 m, on a catwalk and in Chanel Couture. #sorrynotsorry

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I’m pretty sure this happens to the best of us. It’s just something about finally being slightly taller that gives me the sudden urge to strut my stuff on my morning walk to work. I can even remember the first time this happened… it was a couple of years ago and I was über-excited to be going to Kaufleuten with some girlfriends. I had never been before and had been looking forward to that night all day. I changed my outfit 1500000 times (still do this, but who doesn’t) and grabbed my only pair of heels that I owned (yeah, I once only had a single pair of simple black heels – still wear them!) I was super-nervous we wouldn’t get in – I was only 16 and unlike my friends hadn’t known to ask anyone older for their ID card… oh the good old days..

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Anyhoo we got in without any problems as some of the people of our group were on the guest list (Woohoo for VIP feelings). We checked our coats and by the time we had done a last lipgloss check (I didn’t wear crazy amounts of mascara back then) I was dying to hit the dance floor. I remember this night as if it were yesterday (although honestly I still always do this): Kid Cudi’s Day ‘n’ Night was playing, I was in the afore-mentioned “I am wearing heels and I am awesome zone” and couldn’t help but STRUT onto the dance floor, flipping my hair off my shoulder while accentuating the “hip-bop” with every step. I was being FIERCE – Just like Tyra Banks taught me while watching all those episodes of America’s next top Model. My friends then grabbed me and pulled me back.

Apparently girls are meant to enter the dance floor together and shouldn’t “strut” or seem confident or be embarrassing.

But I didn’t let their comments get me down: I still do this. And I don’t get held back anymore. It’s become my THANG… I am woman hear me roar.

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But I digress. Oh how memories can be awoken by one single nail polish name. Now do you understand why I love them? 🙂

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Essie’s “fierce, no fear” is a nice brown-grey – which has time and time again proven to be a trend – with highly pigmented colour. It’s a great choice for the Summer. As always, the nail polish is easy to apply and looks all nice and shiny without needing an extra top coat.

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I wish I had worn this that night at the club. Then, when I was pulled back, I could’ve just flung my nail polish in their face and be all like: “fierce, no fear” and continued my strut to where the DJ was standing. If I could turn back time… 😉

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Did you know that Essie also has a nail polish called Strut your Stuff? Where were these nail polishes when I needed them! 🙂

Hope you are having a fantabulous Monday! Strut a little – be fierce – and make Tyra proud 😉

With extra oompf in my attitude and awesomely-fitting nail polish, Anoushé xoxo