Amelie's way to the top
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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.
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.
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.
Dress & Shoes: Italian Design
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.
last week I spent amazing days with my munich blogger crew on a roadtrip trough Italy (@theblondemacaron, @viktoria.kristina, @miss_finny).
We drove from Munich to Forte dei Marmi in about 7 hours, where we stayed in a beautiful house. The advantage of a house instead of a hotel is:
From my perspective the best thing about Italy is always the food, especially everything including sea food. From the six days in total we spent 3 days at the beach and 3 days exploring the area. So here you go with my fav spots from last week holidays:
FORTE DEI MARMI
Forte is very well known for all the luxury shops and celebrities who visit this beautiful little sea village every year. It's very close to the long beach. If you want to relax at the beach, you need to reserve a little tent or at least a sun bed, because there is no public beach in this area. There are multiple opportunities in Forte but we discovered this two beach/sun bed providers as very good choices:
Gilda: is a very old and famous Restaurant/Bar (with GREAT food) ; Tents (including 2 sunbeds & 2 chairs & towels ) from 50 Euro, here.
Bagno Belvedere: If you want to combine a city shopping trip and the beach - this is the place to be. Tents from 30 Euro, here.
Forte is also a very cute village & it's worth a little sightseeing/shopping trip. If you love sea food in a unconstrained atmosphere, the street food at the Restaurant Pesce Baracca is so amazing, that we stopped twice to have lunch there. For all the sushi lovers out there, there is a cute sushi Restaurant called Kooka. You have to try the Lyn Green Roll, it's delicious & looks amazing.
Shopping in Forte del Marmi is perfect for a huge budget. You can find stores of all the famous luxury brands, like Gucci, LV, Dior ..But even if you don't want to spent thousands of euros, there are a lot of cute little italian stores with beautiful accessories, clothes and shoes. Very famous is the shoe designer Mauro Volponi, who is owning a store and a little outlet inside the city with handmade italian shoe design (so in love). We all found some cute things at a little store called Babol ( check their IG here). My fav piece was a self designed vintage levis hot pan. For the early birds there is a market (one of the best in this area with great cashmere products). It's every Wednesday and Sunday from 8 to 12am in the middle of the village.
Forte is very well known for great summer parties. The most famous club is the twiga beach club by Flavio Briatorre located directly at the beach & perfect to enjoy life by the fullest. Not that luxury, but a good & traditional club (since 1923) is the Cappannina di Franceschi club. Girls just wanna have fun.
THE BEST ADVICE
We had Mirjam by our side, who is half italian and knew already most of the great places around Forte. This is so helpful to discover places & restaurants you can't find in your travel guide. So ask locales for advice, they are all very helpful.
Just a few weeks ago I met the team from mime et moi in Munich & their shoe innovation is (especially for #officegirls like us) amazing! The Innovation is a five-shoes-in-one concept. You can switch from flats to heels in only a few seconds. For the shoot I decided to go for the red & gold mime et moi with 10cm heels. They are designed in Germany & made in Spain with the highest quality standards.
I had a lot of fun while shooting this look, so I'm sure you will definitely have fun, too by watching the results.
And a little hint for all the EM football fans among you - I will go with black-red-gold!
Get your own dream heels & more Information about mime et moi here.
why is it so complicated to take decisions? It's because we don't want to face the risk of the consequences. I have to admit it's much easier to continue the life you have, to go with the flow & to do what other people expect from you.
Please answer the next three questions for yourself:
What do I expect from myself regarding my life goals?
What should I change to get to the top?
Am I willing to give up something to achieve my life goals?
If you now think, that you are already in the right place, with the right job and surrounded with the right people. Congratulations! But If you recognize that there is room for improvement and If you want to succeed, than it’s the right time to think about change - Dreams don’t work unless you do.
A few weeks ago I started following Grant Cardone and I’m fascinated by the way he is motivating people. Grant was born in Louisiana and raised in a middle class family. He lost his father at the age of 10, leaving his mother to raise three boys on just a little bit of life insurance money. He said his mother didn't have the ability to create money resulting in a constant sense of financial insecurity for my family. In his very early teen years he told his mother he would do everything possible when he grew up to create enough wealth so that his family would never have to worry about money- and he did.
es ist bereits Mitte Mai und milchweiße Arme und Beine eignen sich leider gar nicht für den perfekten Start in den Sommer 2016. Da die frühlingshaften Sommertemperaturen immer noch auf sich warten lassen, greifen wir dieses Jahr zur gesunden kosmetischen Alternative dem Selbstbräuner.
Genau genommen ist es nicht der erste Versuch mit dem Selbstbräunen – aber das erste Mal, bei dem ich es professionell angehe. Ich erinnere mich ungern an meine missglückten Versuche mit Drogerieprodukten zurück. Einer davon im Gesicht und einer an den Beinen. Danach konnte man mich gut mit einem Streifenhörnchen verwechseln und ich war am Verzweifeln, als ich am nächsten Morgen in den Spiegel starrte.
Auf der Suche nach den besten Selbstbräuner-Produkten bin ich auf Amazon.de fündig geworden. Dabei erwartet einen eine große Auswahl an unterschiedlichen Artikeln, bei der ich mich für verschiedene Preisklassen und Marken für den Test entschieden habe. Grundsätzlich handelt es sich bei allen Produkten um hochwertige Markenprodukte.
Die Kriterien für den Selbstbräuner Test: Wie riechen, bräunen und wirken sie auf der Haut? Konnte ich Nebenwirkungen feststellen und erzielen sie ein gutes Ergebnis?
Grundsätzlich vorab einige wichtige Tipps für das perfekte Bräunungsergebnis: die Arme und Beine sollten vorher mit einem Peeling gereinigt und möglichst enthaart werden. Am besten eignet sich daher der Zeitpunkt nach dem Duschen, da die Haut mindestens vier bis sechs Stunden nicht mit Wasser in Verbindung kommen sollte, um optimale Ergebnisse zu erzielen. Mindestens zwei bis drei Minuten sollte man warten bis man sich wieder anzieht, damit die Kleidung oder Bettwäsche nicht verschmutzt wird. Außerdem wird ein „Tanning Mitt“ empfohlen. Das ist ein sogenannter Selbstbräunungs-Handschuh, mit dem man den Selbstbräuner optimal auftragen und einreiben kann. Ich habe für den Test den „Self Tan Applicator“ von „St. Moriz“ benutzt. Der Applicator kann nach dem Selbstbräunen einfach mit warmem Wasser ausgewaschen und daher mehrmals benutzt werden.