November Reading List + December Bucket List including our Swarovski dinner cruise…

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Hello my dearest friends,
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it is Sunday and what´s best to do for Sunday´s than read?? Anyone with me? I am sharing another round of my reading list today. All of the books I have read in November (I wish they where more but with all the beginning of the Christmas hustle and bustle, Thanksgiving and our Holiday Party there wasn´t just enough time).


Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty //
Sensible Lyn is struggling to balance being a mother, wife and
businesswoman without losing her mind. Cat, whose perfect marriage is
the envy of all her friends, never suspects that her husband has been
hiding a secret that will tear her life apart. Directionless Gemma
changes jobs and boyfriends every few months and has just met a new man
who could be the one to unlock her hidden past.

Through
everything, the bonds of the sisters are strong enough to withstand
whatever life throws at them. That is until the night of their
thirty-fourth birthday dinner, when home truths are revealed and things
are said that can’t be taken back.

My opinion: A nice read. I really love her writing style. I absolutey adored Big Little Lies and this book is also really great. Not as got as the other but a gread read. 


The New Fashion Rules by Victoria Margrath //
The rules of fashion have changed. The new digital era is all about
being seen, liked and inspired. So how do we define ourselves through
style? And why has the evolution of the Internet changed the way we buy
and wear clothing? Superblogger Victoria Magrath reveals the pivotal
moments that have transformed the fashion world, from the Nineties
through to the Noughties, and shares insider secrets and practical tips
for navigating the ever-changing fashion landscape. Find inspiration
from the new diversity movement which embraces all shapes and sizes,
relive the moment Cara Delevingne recorded a selfie on the catwalk and
discover how internet sensations like Instagram and ASOS are changing
the landscape of fashion permanently. These are The New Fashion Rules.

My opinion: Loved it and totally recommend it. I shows you Victoria´s perspective on the change of fashion from a few years ago and today´s fast fashion including more fashion shows than ever and new trends as fast as the Internet can share. If you are a fashion lover you can totally relate to the them and you will love it.


White Lies by Lucy Dawson //
Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her
patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the
boundaries between duty and desire blur… well, she’s only human.
But
when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she
knows she’s gone too far. Jonathan is obsessive, and to get what he
wants he will tear Alex’s world apart – threatening not only her career
but her marriage and family too.
Soon Alex finds she’s capable
of doing almost anything to keep hold of her perfect life, as it begins
to spin dangerously out of her control…

My opinion: I couldn´t get into it for the frist 20 to 30 pages but at somepoint it has an interesting twist a way I could have never guessed it and it got me hooked from the minute this happened so I had to finish it at once. Super thrilling. You will not believe what and how it is happening. Highly recommend this one.


Pictures from our Swarovski dinner cruise

December bucket list:
– visit another city for different Christmas lights and Advent markets (just came home from Leipzig)
– bake a gingerbread house (done – view post here)
– make your Christmas signature drink (view post here)
– deck your front porch (planning to get this done this week)
– watch a Christmas performance (ballet, theatre)
– go on a Christmas inspired dinner (we took a Christmas dinner cruise last week)
– create your own Christmas playlist 




Is there anything I have missed ??


Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.








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10 Days of Christmas Giveaways – Day 5 – Hot Chocolate Station + Anthropologie mug…


sweater H&M / skirt old similar here and here / pumps H&M / lips NYX Perfet Red and Liner Spicy

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Good morning you all,
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who doesn´t love a cup of hot chocolate am I right??
There is almost nothing better for the cold and frosty Christmas/winter time than a hot cup of cocoa with a little whip of heavy cream, marshmallows and some colorful sprinkles (definitely no diet drink). 

I for myself love a big cup of white hot chocolate over a dark at any time. So for our hot chocolate at home we don´t use powder, we melt real chocolate chips and stir them into hot milk. Afterwards you can add whatever you like.

Ingredients:
– white chocolate chips (I get them in small batches from amazon)
– oat milk (you can use any milk you like)

– heavy cream
– mini marshmallows
– Christmas sprinkles

Enjoying your hot chocolate at home just screams something so cozy and comfortable. I wish I could do this everyday but work and calories cross my way. But why not invite your bestie to a cup of hot chocolate and a cheesy Christmas movie. This would be such a nice gesture and also a lot of fun.

Since I have found this Anthropologie mug with my monogram during our London trip last year I have used it quite over a hundred times. This is the perfect addition to your cupboard to have coffee, tea or hot chocolate with. That is why I am giving away one Anthropologie mug to one happy reader. Since mine isn´t available anymore I am giving away one of these beautiful tile inspired mugs with your personal monogram. 

Be sure to enter the giveaway below and also add which monogram you would like to have.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck.
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