29 January, 2012

Spirit lifting......

.... thoughts for the weekend and for all year round:

Ways to add a little sparkle to your life -

Don’t save your favourite things for ‘a special occasion’. Life is the special occasion! Treat every day special and pile on your favourite jewels each day, wear your favourite dresses often, and spritz your favourite perfume as you rush out the door each morning.

Add loveliness to your home. Buy yourself flowers (they don't need to be expensive), buy bed sheets that make bed time feel like a hotel stay, light a gorgeous candle when you come home each evening, and collect treasures that evoke happy memories.

If you’re in wardrobe rut, make an effort to do your hair and put on your cutest heels for no particular reason at all. You’ll spend the day feeling that little bit prettier.

Don’t let grey skies get you down. Treat it as an excuse to wear a pretty pink nail polish or lipstick, a cute umbrella and perhaps a shot of pastel or fuchsia in your outfit (the same optimistic rules apply to bad days or frustrating situations).

One day every week, go on a date with someone you love. It doesn’t need to be grand or over the top. Why not go somewhere fabulous with your best friend every single month for a single cup of tea or coffee, even a cocktail? Or get dressed up and go to dinner once a week or go see the sunset with your loved one. Whatever it is, make time for special moments with the people you love.

Treasure small moments of happiness. Have breakfast in bed on the weekend, smell every rose you pass on an evening walk, put on a movie that makes you laugh, pause to watch the sky turn pink at sunset, have picnics and walk barefoot through the grass on warm summer evenings, just watch a movie at home or go for a walk with the one you love.

If you’re feeling uninspired, broaden your horizons. Make plans to take a trip to a city you’ve always wanted to explore, go see a new movie, or just pile up old photos of good memories to see. Instant inspiration!

28 January, 2012

Chanel fashion show...

Celeb guests at Chanel:

Diane Kruger

Vanessa Paradis

Elisabeth Olsen

Clemence Poesy

Cameron Diaz

25 January, 2012

Giveaway - Win a Prada bag!!!

A chance to win a limited edition Prada bag (backpack) that was only available in the US for a limited time, and an exclusive goodie bag with Perfect Skin beauty products.

If yes, just follow my blog via Bloglovin and leave a comment under this post with a valid email adress.

If you have a blog, write about this competition and link my blog, so you have a double chance of winning!

The competition will end on February 15th!

16 January, 2012

Manic Monday.......

I've had so much to do today and I hate Mondays, so it was a good way of keeping me busy. Sushi dinner and watching the Golden Globes re-runs.

Globes best dressed in my opinion:

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Jessica Alba in Gucci

Shailene Woodley in Marchesa

Elle Macpherson in Zac Posen

Nicole Kidman in Versace

Mila Kunis in Dior
Julianne Moore in Chanel
Angelina Jolie in Versace
Kim K in Bruce Oldfield

A moving story for some moving thoughts that will instantly make you feel better:

"There was a blind girl that hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, “If I could see the world, I’d marry you”. One day someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked her, “Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?” The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn’t expected that. The thought of looking at him for the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him. Her boyfriend left her in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying; “Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.” This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what our life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations. Today before you say an unkind word – Think of someone who cant speak. Before you complain about the taste of your food -Think of someone who has nothing to eat. Before you complain about your husband or wife – Think of someone who’s crying out to GOD for a companion. Today before you complain about life – Think of someone who went too early to heaven. Before you complain about your children – Think of someone who desires children but they are barren. Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn’t clean or sweep – Think of the people who are living in the streets. Before whining about the distance you drive -Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet. And when you are tired and complain about your job – Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job. And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down – put a smile on your face and thank GOD you’re alive!"

15 January, 2012

My wish list.....

a ski trip to Kitzbuhel:

a relaxing holiday at the Bahamas or Grand Cayman:

Chanel Jumbo Flap bag:

a Chanel Mademoiselle clutch:

a Rolex Daytona watch:

Fashion news......

Anna Dello Russo's style is modern, fashionable & chic (as always):

Lara Stone in a new ad for Mercedes SL:

Gisele for Givenchy S/S 2012:

Chanel concept car - I would buy it :-)

Favorite pics of the week:

Best dressed of the week...

Charlize Theron

Miranda Kerr

Emmy Rossum:

Emma Roberts:

08 January, 2012


Happy New Year!


There was something exciting & magical about that moment when the clock tick over to 00.01 on January 1st and a new year began. With it comes the prospect for new beginnings, a somewhat clean slate, the hope to fulfill grand plans and resolutions.
2011 has not been a great year, so I'm really hopeful that this new year will bring a new perspective and I will try to do my best to achieve everything I've been working towards...
- After a major health scare last year, I know that I can't take my health for granted just because I’m young, so I have to take better care of myself. 
- I aim to get more sleep.
- I will work on reducing stress in my day job, as well as in my personal life.
- I'd love to take things less seriously.
- Eat more healthy, at least 90% of the time.
- Get more exercise and drop a few pounds with running, cardio and yoga.
- Have a positive attitude despite challenges.
- Blog more.