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wanderlust 2016 - how to find the perfect escape

Hi Pearls,

 

letzte Woche hatte ich spontan ein paar Tage frei und bin in meine Heimat an den Bodensee gefahren. Ich wollte für einen Moment raus aus dem Alltagsstress und in Ruhe abschalten. Am liebsten hätte ich mich aber sofort in den Flieger gesetzt um ein neues Land zu entdecken, in dem ich zuvor noch nie war. Ich hatte so richtig Fernweh. Ich wollte an einen Ort über den ich nicht viel wusste und trotzdem Sehnsucht nach ihm hatte. Es gibt Menschen, die permanent das Gefühl haben weg zu müssen- sozusagen die Diagnose „Fernweh“. Ganz so extrem ist es bei mir jedoch nicht. Für mich geht es darum einfach mal abzuschalten.

 

Ich habe mich sehr intensiv damit beschäftigt, meinen Sommerurlaub zu planen. Dabei bin ich auf die Homepage von JAHN REISEN aufmerksam geworden. Was mir gefallen hat ist das der Veranstalter anspruchsvolle Urlaube plant, für Leute die auf der Suche nach ihrem Traumurlaub sind. Oft weiß man ja am Anfang überhaupt nicht, wo man anfangen soll zu suchen. Strandurlaub? Hotel? Städtetrip? All inclusive? Ferienwohnung? Mit oder ohne Hund?

Auf der Homepage von JAHN REISEN gibt es verschiedene Angebote und man kann sich seine Reise individuell nach seinen eigenen Vorlieben zusammenstellen. Verschiedene Kategorien erleichtern die Suche- von Golfurlaub zu Fernreisen mit der Familie oder einen Kurztrip nach Paris. Gerade durch die unterschiedlichen Optionen kann man sehr gut seine individuellen Wünsche mit einbringen. Wusstet ihr, dass es 194 Länder – oder besser: Staaten – auf der Welt gibt? Dazu gehören winzige Inseln wie die Staaten Palau oder Nauru und riesige Länder wie Russland oder Indien. Woher soll man da wissen, welches Reiseziel am besten zu einem passt?

 

 

Aber gut Pearls- die Suche nach dem richtigen Beruf (oder dem richtigen Mann) ist weitaus komplizierter- denn da gibt es nicht mal genaue Zahlen, wie viele unterschiedliche Berufe auf der Welt existieren. Die Auswahl der richtigen Traumreise ist von dem her nicht viel weniger kompliziert als die Suche nach dem Traumberuf. Deshalb habe ich mir die Fragen gestellt: Was macht mich glücklich? Worauf habe ich Lust? Was erfüllt mich? Worin bzw. wo habe ich Spaß?

 

Natürlich kann man die Suche nach dem Traumurlaub und dem Traumberuf nicht vergleichen. Die Suche nach dem richtigen Beruf ist weitaus schwerwiegender- schließlich ist diese meist fürs Leben. Ein durchschnittlicher Urlaub hingegen dauert ungefähr 14 Tage- allerdings tankt man in dieser Zeit normalerweise Energie um wieder voll und ganz im Alltag durchstarten zu können. Nicht ohne Grund gibt es das „Recht auf Erholungsurlaub“ im deutschen Gesetzbuch. Er ist essentiell für unser Wohlbefinden und somit auch für unseren Erfolg im Beruf. Also setzt Prioritäten und hört auf euer Inneres: Was braucht euer Körper bzw. Geist, um wieder vollständig erholt ins Business zurück zu kehren?

 

Ich habe mich relativ schnell für einen Strandurlaub in einem schönen Hotel auf Mykonos entschieden und bin super happy- Traumurlaub gebucht! Ich kann es kaum mehr erwarten mein „Fernweh“ zu stillen... Ich hoffe, ihr findet auch so schnell und unkompliziert euren nächsten Traumurlaub- lasst es mich wissen und hinterlasst euer Traumziel gerne in einem Kommentar.

 

Lots of Love, Amelie

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How a brand changed my mind -  brand management 2.0

Hi Pearls,

 

These days success grows and drops with the flexibility relating to economic conditions of a company and the changing behaviour of the society. The key to success is to be “up-to-date”. To analyse the potential customers on a regular base is essential for the development of a brand. Related to this changes it is important to reflect the preferences of the customers and brands have to keep an eye on that their target group for an authentic brand development. The company should also keep the development from the characteristic and the importance of social networks clearly in mind.

 

Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat- nowadays we love to get impressions and feelings from this kind of media. They show an individual, own touch of the brand. Especially retailers have to build a bridge between business and advertisement. There has to be a clear strategy between the company, the brand, the marketing and the individual customer approach. A brand has to be authentic- just as you have to be authentic- only true things are able to be successful on long term. Only with this kind of behaviour they can reach a constant market position. Everything that stands only on one foot will fall apart one day.

 

Just because of this reason companies should deal with marketing strategies intensely. It is important for the company to look at the value creation chain as a way to find out which marketing strategy lead them to the strongest market position.

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beautiful nails to go part II

Hi Pearls,

 

only a few months ago I tested different do it yourself nail polish alternatives (here). At work it's very important to have well polished & long lasting opportunities for the nails. My problem was most of the times that my nails started to break or tear after a few days. I tried different nail hardener & polishes, but the problem was still the same. Especially during busy work periods I need a solution not to take care about my nails every second day.

 

Some weeks ago I read through an article in one of my fav magazines. Their special recommendation for girls with easily broken nails was to use a glass file instead of a normal file.I was very surprised that the solution for my problem could be that easy & so I ordered a glass file set from Mont-Bleu. They are one of the most famous glass file brands with huge expertise  & it was also a recommendation from one of my colleagues.

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Being Friends With Your Boss Without messing Up Your Professional & private Life

Hi Pearls & happy Monday,

 

When you work full-time, you spend most of your time around your boss & your colleagues. So it makes sense that you'd want a pleasant relationship with your manager. But a working relationship can be difficult to control because he or she will still be your manager no matter how close you two get. The consequences of befriending your boss where just about everyone crossed that working-relationship line into unprofessional territory may be hyped up for television, but the core elements are still very real. So I guess a few guidelines could help for mixing your professional and personal lives in a good way:

 

1. DO be inclusive. Cliques were awful in school and they're also in the workplace. This is especially true when your boss is involved. If you're always making joint lunch breaks or grabbing post-work drinks together, extend an invite to the rest of your team. Ask your colleagues to join and avoid bringing up inside jokes in front of other colleagues.

 

2. DON'T gossip about other colleagues. It's not fair to let your close relationship with your boss affect your colleagues relationships. Your boss shouldn't be using you as a mole to find out dirty info about your colleagues and report back. Make it a rule to discuss current company news only and if that doesn't work, try changing the subject whenever your manager starts fishing. This is also a good way to protect your private life from your boss.

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Inside Munich - Jimmy Choo fashion High tea

Hi (Munich) Pearls,

 

as you already know..I love high teas because of my love to London & the British lifestyle. I already tested the classic after noon tea here in munich, but for summer my girls and I need a refreshment & this new tea is perfect for hot summer days.

 

I have great news for sweets & shoes fans. From today the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Munich is serving a Jimmy Choo high tea. What's so special?

 

The beautiful fashion sweet arrangement is served every day  in their beautiful hotel lounge. The pastry team designed beautiful shoes, cookies, bags out  off chocolate & a delicious ice tea selection. All creations are inspired from the new Jimmy Choo HW collection. So it's a must for every fashionista.

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The truth about - co-operative master degree & Life update

Hi Pearls,

 

I spent the whole summer weekend with my new love - MY MASTER THESIS.

 

Sounds better than it’s actually is. I'm in the last chapter of my student life (finally) and I'm working on my master thesis right now.  I decided to give you a better impression on what I think about a co-operative master study & how you can survive an adventure like this.

 

WHY HAVE I STARTED TO STUDY AND WORK ON THE SAME TIME?

 

I already passed my bachelor degree with a co-operative program and so I experienced the advantage of working & studying on the same time. The advantages are gaining experience, while earning money. If you want to get your master degree (at least in Germany) beside work, you need to plan +10k study fees. I started because I got a promotion from work. That means that my company took over all the fees. I think it was also a great chance to grow my skills while finishing my academic career with a master degree.

 

HOW CAN I COMBINE BOTH?

 

Honestly, it is very difficult. In my case I had to go to University every Wednesday & Friday evening and on Saturdays. So the last two years my weekend mostly consists on the Sunday & during exam periods there was no weekend at all. But this is no reason not to start with a master study, but you should ask yourself if you can live with that situation for a while. To combine both you need the support of your management & your colleagues and of course a very good time management. It’s all about setting priorities.

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ethno summer and gucci dionysus

Hi Pearls,

 

It's Berlin Fashionweek this week & so it's time to show you my fav summer ethno outfit. I like to mix and match colors and brands. For my birthday the present from me to myself was a beautiful large Gucci Dionysus bag & after a few month all I can say is - It's the perfect bag to enhance every cute summer outfit.

 

We choose Cinque Terre as Shooting location.The Cinque Terre  is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia, and comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside.

 

XOXO,

Amelie

 

Dress & Shoes: Italian Design

Bag: Gucci

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The truth about why the generation y is unhappy

Hi Pearls,

 

have you ever asked yourself what happiness means? Happiness is Reality - Expectations. Sounds simple, but the truth is, it's not & especially if you belong (like us) to the Generation Y, there is a long way ahead till happiness.

 

A few weeks ago we found this article  about "Why the Generation Y is unhappy" at one of our fav websites (http://waitbutwhy.com). We count us as members of this Generation & of course we were more than curious to find out more about about.

 

The article is about Lucy. Lucy is a GYPSY, that means Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies.

 

In a nutshell: Lucy’s parents were born in the 50s—they’re Baby Boomers.  They were raised by Lucy’s grandparents, members of the G.I. Generation, or “the Greatest Generation,” who grew up during the Great Depression and fought in World War II, and were most definitely not GYPSYs.

 

With a smoother, more positive life experience than that of their own parents, Lucy’s parents raised Lucy with a sense of optimism and unbounded possibility (Generation Y kids think THEY ARE SPECIAL).  And they weren’t alone.  Baby Boomers all around the country and world told their Gen Y kids that they could be whatever they wanted to be, instilling the special protagonist identity deep within their psyches (GENERATIONS Y are AMBITIOUS AND DELUSIONAL)

 

This left GYPSYs feeling tremendously hopeful about their careers, to the point where their parents’ goals of a green lawn of secure prosperity didn’t really do it for them.  A GYPSY-worthy lawn has flowers.

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wanderlust 2016 - how to find the perfect escape

Hi Pearls,

 

letzte Woche hatte ich spontan ein paar Tage frei und bin in meine Heimat an den Bodensee gefahren. Ich wollte für einen Moment raus aus dem Alltagsstress und in Ruhe abschalten. Am liebsten hätte ich mich aber sofort in den Flieger gesetzt um ein neues Land zu entdecken, in dem ich zuvor noch nie war. Ich hatte so richtig Fernweh. Ich wollte an einen Ort über den ich nicht viel wusste und trotzdem Sehnsucht nach ihm hatte. Es gibt Menschen, die permanent das Gefühl haben weg zu müssen- sozusagen die Diagnose „Fernweh“. Ganz so extrem ist es bei mir jedoch nicht. Für mich geht es darum einfach mal abzuschalten.

 

Ich habe mich sehr intensiv damit beschäftigt, meinen Sommerurlaub zu planen. Dabei bin ich auf die Homepage von JAHN REISEN aufmerksam geworden. Was mir gefallen hat ist das der Veranstalter anspruchsvolle Urlaube plant, für Leute die auf der Suche nach ihrem Traumurlaub sind. Oft weiß man ja am Anfang überhaupt nicht, wo man anfangen soll zu suchen. Strandurlaub? Hotel? Städtetrip? All inclusive? Ferienwohnung? Mit oder ohne Hund?

Auf der Homepage von JAHN REISEN gibt es verschiedene Angebote und man kann sich seine Reise individuell nach seinen eigenen Vorlieben zusammenstellen. Verschiedene Kategorien erleichtern die Suche- von Golfurlaub zu Fernreisen mit der Familie oder einen Kurztrip nach Paris. Gerade durch die unterschiedlichen Optionen kann man sehr gut seine individuellen Wünsche mit einbringen. Wusstet ihr, dass es 194 Länder – oder besser: Staaten – auf der Welt gibt? Dazu gehören winzige Inseln wie die Staaten Palau oder Nauru und riesige Länder wie Russland oder Indien. Woher soll man da wissen, welches Reiseziel am besten zu einem passt?

 

 

Aber gut Pearls- die Suche nach dem richtigen Beruf (oder dem richtigen Mann) ist weitaus komplizierter- denn da gibt es nicht mal genaue Zahlen, wie viele unterschiedliche Berufe auf der Welt existieren. Die Auswahl der richtigen Traumreise ist von dem her nicht viel weniger kompliziert als die Suche nach dem Traumberuf. Deshalb habe ich mir die Fragen gestellt: Was macht mich glücklich? Worauf habe ich Lust? Was erfüllt mich? Worin bzw. wo habe ich Spaß?

 

Natürlich kann man die Suche nach dem Traumurlaub und dem Traumberuf nicht vergleichen. Die Suche nach dem richtigen Beruf ist weitaus schwerwiegender- schließlich ist diese meist fürs Leben. Ein durchschnittlicher Urlaub hingegen dauert ungefähr 14 Tage- allerdings tankt man in dieser Zeit normalerweise Energie um wieder voll und ganz im Alltag durchstarten zu können. Nicht ohne Grund gibt es das „Recht auf Erholungsurlaub“ im deutschen Gesetzbuch. Er ist essentiell für unser Wohlbefinden und somit auch für unseren Erfolg im Beruf. Also setzt Prioritäten und hört auf euer Inneres: Was braucht euer Körper bzw. Geist, um wieder vollständig erholt ins Business zurück zu kehren?

 

Ich habe mich relativ schnell für einen Strandurlaub in einem schönen Hotel auf Mykonos entschieden und bin super happy- Traumurlaub gebucht! Ich kann es kaum mehr erwarten mein „Fernweh“ zu stillen... Ich hoffe, ihr findet auch so schnell und unkompliziert euren nächsten Traumurlaub- lasst es mich wissen und hinterlasst euer Traumziel gerne in einem Kommentar.

 

Lots of Love, Amelie

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How a brand changed my mind -  brand management 2.0

Hi Pearls,

 

These days success grows and drops with the flexibility relating to economic conditions of a company and the changing behaviour of the society. The key to success is to be “up-to-date”. To analyse the potential customers on a regular base is essential for the development of a brand. Related to this changes it is important to reflect the preferences of the customers and brands have to keep an eye on that their target group for an authentic brand development. The company should also keep the development from the characteristic and the importance of social networks clearly in mind.

 

Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat- nowadays we love to get impressions and feelings from this kind of media. They show an individual, own touch of the brand. Especially retailers have to build a bridge between business and advertisement. There has to be a clear strategy between the company, the brand, the marketing and the individual customer approach. A brand has to be authentic- just as you have to be authentic- only true things are able to be successful on long term. Only with this kind of behaviour they can reach a constant market position. Everything that stands only on one foot will fall apart one day.

 

Just because of this reason companies should deal with marketing strategies intensely. It is important for the company to look at the value creation chain as a way to find out which marketing strategy lead them to the strongest market position.

read more 0 Comments

beautiful nails to go part II

Hi Pearls,

 

only a few months ago I tested different do it yourself nail polish alternatives (here). At work it's very important to have well polished & long lasting opportunities for the nails. My problem was most of the times that my nails started to break or tear after a few days. I tried different nail hardener & polishes, but the problem was still the same. Especially during busy work periods I need a solution not to take care about my nails every second day.

 

Some weeks ago I read through an article in one of my fav magazines. Their special recommendation for girls with easily broken nails was to use a glass file instead of a normal file.I was very surprised that the solution for my problem could be that easy & so I ordered a glass file set from Mont-Bleu. They are one of the most famous glass file brands with huge expertise  & it was also a recommendation from one of my colleagues.

read more 2 Comments

Being Friends With Your Boss Without messing Up Your Professional & private Life

Hi Pearls & happy Monday,

 

When you work full-time, you spend most of your time around your boss & your colleagues. So it makes sense that you'd want a pleasant relationship with your manager. But a working relationship can be difficult to control because he or she will still be your manager no matter how close you two get. The consequences of befriending your boss where just about everyone crossed that working-relationship line into unprofessional territory may be hyped up for television, but the core elements are still very real. So I guess a few guidelines could help for mixing your professional and personal lives in a good way:

 

1. DO be inclusive. Cliques were awful in school and they're also in the workplace. This is especially true when your boss is involved. If you're always making joint lunch breaks or grabbing post-work drinks together, extend an invite to the rest of your team. Ask your colleagues to join and avoid bringing up inside jokes in front of other colleagues.

 

2. DON'T gossip about other colleagues. It's not fair to let your close relationship with your boss affect your colleagues relationships. Your boss shouldn't be using you as a mole to find out dirty info about your colleagues and report back. Make it a rule to discuss current company news only and if that doesn't work, try changing the subject whenever your manager starts fishing. This is also a good way to protect your private life from your boss.

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Inside Munich - Jimmy Choo fashion High tea

Hi (Munich) Pearls,

 

as you already know..I love high teas because of my love to London & the British lifestyle. I already tested the classic after noon tea here in munich, but for summer my girls and I need a refreshment & this new tea is perfect for hot summer days.

 

I have great news for sweets & shoes fans. From today the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Munich is serving a Jimmy Choo high tea. What's so special?

 

The beautiful fashion sweet arrangement is served every day  in their beautiful hotel lounge. The pastry team designed beautiful shoes, cookies, bags out  off chocolate & a delicious ice tea selection. All creations are inspired from the new Jimmy Choo HW collection. So it's a must for every fashionista.

read more 2 Comments

The truth about - co-operative master degree & Life update

Hi Pearls,

 

I spent the whole summer weekend with my new love - MY MASTER THESIS.

 

Sounds better than it’s actually is. I'm in the last chapter of my student life (finally) and I'm working on my master thesis right now.  I decided to give you a better impression on what I think about a co-operative master study & how you can survive an adventure like this.

 

WHY HAVE I STARTED TO STUDY AND WORK ON THE SAME TIME?

 

I already passed my bachelor degree with a co-operative program and so I experienced the advantage of working & studying on the same time. The advantages are gaining experience, while earning money. If you want to get your master degree (at least in Germany) beside work, you need to plan +10k study fees. I started because I got a promotion from work. That means that my company took over all the fees. I think it was also a great chance to grow my skills while finishing my academic career with a master degree.

 

HOW CAN I COMBINE BOTH?

 

Honestly, it is very difficult. In my case I had to go to University every Wednesday & Friday evening and on Saturdays. So the last two years my weekend mostly consists on the Sunday & during exam periods there was no weekend at all. But this is no reason not to start with a master study, but you should ask yourself if you can live with that situation for a while. To combine both you need the support of your management & your colleagues and of course a very good time management. It’s all about setting priorities.

read more 0 Comments

ethno summer and gucci dionysus

Hi Pearls,

 

It's Berlin Fashionweek this week & so it's time to show you my fav summer ethno outfit. I like to mix and match colors and brands. For my birthday the present from me to myself was a beautiful large Gucci Dionysus bag & after a few month all I can say is - It's the perfect bag to enhance every cute summer outfit.

 

We choose Cinque Terre as Shooting location.The Cinque Terre  is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia, and comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside.

 

XOXO,

Amelie

 

Dress & Shoes: Italian Design

Bag: Gucci

read more 6 Comments

The truth about why the generation y is unhappy

Hi Pearls,

 

have you ever asked yourself what happiness means? Happiness is Reality - Expectations. Sounds simple, but the truth is, it's not & especially if you belong (like us) to the Generation Y, there is a long way ahead till happiness.

 

A few weeks ago we found this article  about "Why the Generation Y is unhappy" at one of our fav websites (http://waitbutwhy.com). We count us as members of this Generation & of course we were more than curious to find out more about about.

 

The article is about Lucy. Lucy is a GYPSY, that means Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies.

 

In a nutshell: Lucy’s parents were born in the 50s—they’re Baby Boomers.  They were raised by Lucy’s grandparents, members of the G.I. Generation, or “the Greatest Generation,” who grew up during the Great Depression and fought in World War II, and were most definitely not GYPSYs.

 

With a smoother, more positive life experience than that of their own parents, Lucy’s parents raised Lucy with a sense of optimism and unbounded possibility (Generation Y kids think THEY ARE SPECIAL).  And they weren’t alone.  Baby Boomers all around the country and world told their Gen Y kids that they could be whatever they wanted to be, instilling the special protagonist identity deep within their psyches (GENERATIONS Y are AMBITIOUS AND DELUSIONAL)

 

This left GYPSYs feeling tremendously hopeful about their careers, to the point where their parents’ goals of a green lawn of secure prosperity didn’t really do it for them.  A GYPSY-worthy lawn has flowers.

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