6 Tips on how to spend Valentine´s Day as a Single Woman….

loungewear set Asos /

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First off all, no I am not split up, we are still happily married and enjoying each others company very much but I thought why not share my experience with you. If it makes just one of you feel better I have reached my goal.

So I know how it is to spend Valentine´s Day alone and it sucks but there is nothing wrong with it and to be honest maybe you have the better time being home alone anyways. It always has been one of my favorite holidays (what could not be great about celebrating love, either it is self-love, friendship or your partner) and I have been single and even worse, also have been broken-up with on Valentine´s Day. I mean who does this? It is almost like breaking up with someone on his/her birthday. My firm belief is that he did it becaue he didn´t knew it was Valentine´s Day and not because he wanted to be extra cruel but who knows exactly.

So here are my tips to all the single ladies out there to make yourself feel better (they work I promise and you are not less worth if you don´t have someone to spend that special day with, be sure to have that in the back of your mind because I haven´t had that back then and felt pretty lousy and sad):

Cuddle up // For me cuddling up on the sofa has an enormous comfortable and homey factor and I love it. I instantly feel calm and a lot happier than going some place else. Put on your favorite lounge wear (the one I am wearing above is from Asos and I swear it feels like you are wearing a stuffed animal) and binge watch your favorite show / wear a face mask you love. No one is there to complain or switch the channel.

Chocolates // Get your favorite box of chocolates and if you like, eat them all.

Bubbly // Since treating ourselves is right up our alley why not get a bottle of champagne (and I am not hinting to get drunk because you are sad or lonely) as well. It will be a nice and welcome change to your weekday routine to celebrate yourself with a glass of bubbly.

Spoil your pet (if you have one) // It is going to make you feel better if you can give some love to your pet. Make them their favorite food (Chloe´s is chicken) or take some extra time to play with them. Pets are happy if you are focusing/interacting with them and also they love you unconditionally no matter what.

Meet up with a friend (call a friend) // I know this isn´t always possible cause everyone has a different work schedule or a different time zone or even has a partner/kids but if it is possible be sure to spend an hour somewhere drinking a cup of coffee together and find out what is new in each others lives (same goes for talking on the phone).

Treat yourself // Get the one piece which has been on your wish you always waited for a reason to buy. Whether it´s a new handbag, a piece of jewelry or the cashmere sweater you´ve been looking at every other week. You matter and you deserve it!!

Hopefully I could brighten your day a little with these few tips. Wishing you a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

 

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6 things we can learn from the Mary Poppins Returns movie…

skirt H&M / military blazer jacket from Italy similar here and here / shirt manguun collection similar here / heeld oxfords old similar here and here

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Hi guys,

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anyone arround who loves Disney? I just adore it. Every movie, every charakter, every park and every shop. I have to see it. Everytime we visit a new city and we pass a Disney store I am the first one in and could stay there for a long time. 

When we where in London two years ago it was the release of the remake of the Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson as Belle and the whole Disney store was changed into showplaces of the movie. Didn´t want to leave ever.

Some weeks ago we finally went to see the new Mary Poppins Returns movie in the cinema and it was great. Not only do I truly love Emily Blunt as an actress who fit the role perfectly, I also love how drastically a Disney movie can change your emotions by watching it and not only this. 

You can also learn a lot from every Disney movie about life and value and moral and treating other people. So I am sharing 6 things I recognized while watching with you today.

# 1 Be kind // Spreading kindness is absolutely essentially when it comes to interacting/socializing with other people. It really doesn´t cost a thing but can help so much. Whether it is careerwise or for personal matters. You will always ALWAYS meet people twice in your life – you probably don´t know where or when – but wouldn´t it be better if you are meeting on a positive initual situation than on anger or dislike.

#2 Never stop dreaming // You are never too old or too young to have dreams. There will always be the dream smashers who don´t believe in your ideas or thoughts but guess what, not everyone is like that. You have to stick to your convictions like other people before you did or there would be no Starbucks and no Harry Potter. So go on and chase after the stars to pursue your dreams. Everything is possible.

#3 Don´t stuck your nose into things which are none of your business // This is relevant for personal matters as much as for business. Of course we all gossip, if you admit it or not but everyone somehow is nosy and wants to know everything. Keep in mind that knowing too much of a certain thing can also bring big trouble and or real consequences. If someone at all cost doesn´t want you to know something just leave it be. It can only make things worse.

#4 There are always people out there who want your bad // Not everyone you meet on your way through life will be nice and have your best interest at heart. There are lots of people who only do things which which will be good for themselves no matter the cost or the trace of corpses they leave behind. They use you or play you like a foo. If someone turns out to be this kind of person make a big turn around cause many people are only looking out for themselves and this is getting worse and worse.

#5 Don´t judge a book by its cover // This is as old as time but still true. A first impression is important but that´s also all you have. Take some time to get to know the other person a little better before judging. I know we all mostly judge before we question someone/something but this really is something worth the effort. You never know who you possibly could get to know without.

#6 Never loose your inner child // Having fun and being silly from time to time is not wrong at all. Some adults are so serious that it is almost tiring talking to them. These days everyting we do and see (work, news) is so gravely. You have to provide your own fun and don´t take everything and also yourself too serious otherwise this will steal your joy and drown you in fear and resentment.

Have you seen the movie allready ? Do you like Emily Plant as Mary ? Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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Why it is okay to reduce your friends at a certain age..

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Good morning guys,
 
do you remember your school days and mostly your vacation time? We always were a bunch of girls chatting, laughing and talking about the next big party and cute boys. Always in a cluster and it was fine. We attended the same courses, went to the same cafés and stores and also walked together on the way to the train station to catch our train/bus. But then life comes in your way and after graduation people spread all over the country/area. Interests change. Work comes along. Working hours differ. Relationships come along. It is hard to catch up with everyone so the few who are staying – the inner circle – are the ones who are worth the work. 

Yes friendship is work. And the less you have to do the more you can invest your time in your friends. So go back to the time you where having about 10 girlfriends. Of course you knew what everyone was up to. If she had a new boyfriend, new clothes, which destination she went for vacation with her parents, who was heartbroken, who got good grades or the education she was dreaming of…
The list goes on and on. And of course you where able to know cause besides the time you studied or did your homework you always stuck together.
So “after growing up” it gets a lot harder to maintain those. And this is not only my side. I believe everyone is thinking this way. It is when being selfish suddenly becomes development.

After moving to another city and having a partner and building a house and working and having kids to care for there is only a short time frame left of your day and imagine how tiny it would be if you had to call 10 of your girlfriends to update each. So many get lost one the way. Probably some you thought you would stick forever (I had two really close girlfriends while in secondary school and now I don´t even know where they are or what they are doing).

So having two or three or even just one really good girlfriend you can call no matter what, you can always rely on, you can tell everything without getting judged upfront or being unsure what you can say to not hurt a feeling. To have as much fun topics as serious ones. That is enough and worth the work. Although you really should put effort and work into a friendship, it shouldn´t feel like actual work.
 
What do you guys about this topic? Anyone experienced something similar.
  
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A look back at 2018 – my most read posts and more…

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Good morning friends,
hopefully you are fit again after NYE and ready to start the new year. I am not sharing any resolutions but I wanted to share a quick look back on the last year. Favorite looks, what we did, what happended and overall my most liked and read post.
Comfortable winter day                            Streetstyle winter – neutral and chic in brown

January

My birthday is on the 15th of January so usually it is super cold and snowy and just the right weather to be bundled up inside but we decided to spend a few days in Vienna, Austria to celebrate.
 
Our trip to Vienna was great. The city is beautiful even in the grey winter months. So much culture and history and restaurants.
February
I personally love Valentine´s Day. I know it isn´t a real holiday and I also know that you should cherrish your loved ones year round and not only on one day but I think there aren´t any cuter or sparklier red and pink things year round so I love this day. And isn´t it always nice to spend time with someone you love.


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Maritime Vibes                            Easter Candy Baskets

March 
Started to plan our wedding and finalizing on important details like the dress, the suit and our shoes as well as the flowers and our invitations. This has been the most productive month in terms of wedding planning.
April 
Celebrating Easter with a huge family brunch in the color of the year of 2018 and hoping that Spring would come soon. There have been a few warm days but nothing temporary.


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Living room reveal                    Our engagement photos

May 
We took our engagement photos in May. I know this was be a little late but I totally wanted to have beautiful weather and flowers in the pictures.
 
Finally remodeled the guest room. I turned it from a sad box room into a fashionably guest room. So happy how it turned out in the end.
 
Fixed on from finally finishing the guest room I decided it is also time for a little living room do-over.


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Pink Flamingo                                                     Ruffle shirt and apricot lace midi skirt 

June 
We went to Lake Garda in June and it was the best time I have ever travelled to. No crowds at all. A seat in every front row at the lake restaurants and no long lines. Since we have been to Lake Garda a few times now we decided to spend on day in Milan. The architecture and history was so amazing we where amazed for days.
July
My bridal brunch took place in July and it was a really nice morning spent with all the invited girls, chatting, getting to know each other and overall looking forward to the big day.


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August
My bridesmaids and I packed up for a fun and relaxing weekend in Marienbad, a small spa town in the Czech Republic. We talked so much and had so much fun. I really want to to this all over again.


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September
For Florian´s birthday I decided to make a do-it-yourself tacco bar and it was a hit. Everyone loved it.
 
And of course one week later the big day has arrived. Our wedding day. It was the most beautiful day I have ever had so far and got to spend it with the love of my life.
A few days after our marriage we flew to Santa Ponsa, a small town on the island of Mallorca. 


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Oktober
Bunte Beauty Days with my SIL and I made the most hyped recipe I have seen in quite a while – pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (which are delicious by the way). 


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November
Made my first ever Thanksgiving dinner and it was a total hit. Absolutely loved my table scape, my favorite of the whole year. 


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December
So many celebrations going on around Christmas time. We celebrated the start of the holiday season with our closest friends and I also cooked for our annual Christmas party on the second holiday. 
 
NYE was spent with a bunch of our friends playing a crime dinner. This was really really funny and definitely worth a try.
 
Hope you enjoyed it. I tried to keep it really short as there are so many “Year in Review” posts out there and I als get annoyed at some point.
 
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