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SS17 - Officegirls feat Spring 2017

Hi Pearls,

 

how to create a business outfit, which fits perfectly for spring but is still elegant and perfect for the next business trip?

 

I started with a printed skirt with different spring colours like rose, blue and white. In my opinion to mix at least two colours and not go for more than three is the key of a great work style.

 

The key piece is the beautiful rosy coat which is my fav part of the outfit.It enhances the look and on the same time it's perfect for a too wintery Spring (like we have atm).

 

Some more trends this Year?

  • Go for floral patterns, stripes and add ruffles to your wardrobe.
  • Yellow power: This season shades of red and blue for yellow. A yellow top or a stole can add zing to your otherwise boring outfit.
  • Ruffles trend doesn't seem to be dying anytime soon. They are fun, feminine and can take any outfit to a dramatic high. A green plain collar pleated blouse with ruffles on the sleeves can enhance your office look immediately. Slip on an off-shoulder white ruffle layered blouse with a pair of jeans or a tie neck ruffle top and a leather midi skirt for a night out to ramp up the cool-girl vibe.

Details:

 

Rock Key - here:https://goo.gl/fL2kJz

Ledergurtel Odile - here: https://goo.gl/NZfYpC

Trenchcoat Kool - here: https://goo.gl/zAs2gj

T-shirt Next - here: https://goo.gl/bCbILu
Jacke Maite - here:https://goo.gl/xiBPO4

 

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Thanks to 1 2 3 Paris!

 

Love, Amelie

 

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Munich - one week with my new bike

Hi Pearls,

 

Das neue Semester stand kurz bevor und damit auch die Frage für uns Münchner Studenten: „Semesterticket für die nächsten sechs Monate - ja oder nein?“

 

Für mich keine einfache Frage, denn ich bin an sich ein sehr bequemer Mensch, der auch für die kürzesten Strecken gerne Auto & öffentliche Verkehrsmittel nutzt!

 

Daher wollte ich, um mich besser entscheiden zu können einen Versuch wagen und eine Woche alles auf dem Fahrrad erledigen. Mein altes Mountainbike mit verbogenem Korb erschien mir dafür allerdings zu unpraktisch und ein bequemes Hollandrad hatte ich mir eigentlich schon lange gewünscht.

 

Im Internet findet man ein breites Angebot an Fahrrädern und kann ganz gezielt nach dem gewünschten Modell in der perfekten Farbe suchen.

 

Meine Wahl ist auf das hübsche mint-grüne Hollandfahrrad gefallen, das ihr auf den Bildern sehen könnt - Liebe auf den ersten Blick sozusagen! Besonders gerne mag ich die hellen Reifen, endlich mal etwas anderes als schwarz & perfekt für den Frühling.

 

In meiner Fahrradwoche habe ich feststellen können, dass es wirklich wahnsinnig viele Vorteile hat, nicht faul zu sein und auf das Rad umzusteigen.

 

Einer der schönsten Nebeneffekte ist der Fitnessfaktor. Vielen von uns fehlt die Zeit, jeden Tag ins Fitnessstudio zu gehen oder im Park zu joggen. Zur Arbeit oder Universität muss allerdings jeder von uns! Wieso die Zeit also in U-Bahn oder Auto absitzen, wenn man seinen Tag direkt mit einem kleinen Sportprogramm starten kann.

 

Auch wenn es jeden Tag nur 30 Minuten sind, die man auf dem Rad verbringt, einen Erfolg wird jeder von uns spüren - immerhin sind das auf die Woche betrachtet 3,5 Stunden Sport und das so ganz nebenbei. Meine Kondition hat sich schon nach kurzer Zeit spürbar verbessert und ich kam jeden Morgen viel wacher an meinem Ziel an.

 

Die frische Luft am Morgen motiviert (Stichwort: Glückshormone!) für den Tag und macht den Kopf frei! Pluspunkt also für das Fahrrad.

 

Ein weiterer Vorteil ist der Sparfaktor. In München zahlt man für eine Monatskarte im Innenraum 55 Euro - auf ein halbes Jahr betrachtet ganze 330 Euro. Mit dem Geld lässt sich doch wirklich Besseres anstellen, oder?

 

Auch verglichen mit dem Auto schneidet das Fahrrad mit seinen einmaligen Anschaffungskosten natürlich weitaus günstiger ab - kein Tanken, keine teuren Parkgebühren und keine inzwischen durchaus kostspieligen Strafzettel! ;-)

Wieder ein Pluspunkt fürs Radl!

 

Überraschenderweise habe ich mir in dieser Woche auch ziemlich viel Zeit gespart. Das lästige Warten auf Tram, U-Bahn & Co. ist mir erspart geblieben - statt den täglichen 10 Minuten zur Universität brauchte ich mit dem Fahrrad gerade einmal 2-5 Minuten. Besonders für Strecken in denen man oft umsteigen muss und immer wieder auf den Anschluss wartet, um ans Ziel zu kommen, bietet es sich an schnell aufs Fahrrad zu steigen.

 

Auf kurzen Wegen war ich teilweise sogar schneller als mit dem Auto, habe mir die Parkplatzsuche sparen und direkt vor meinem Ziel absteigen können! Auch hier Pluspunkt fürs Fahrrad.

 

Nicht zu vergessen: Der Spaßfaktor! Gerade im Sommer macht es einfach total Spaß in der Sonne durch die City zu düsen, das Wetter zu genießen und nicht unterirdisch eingezwängt in einem Zug zu sitzen!

 

Dreimal dürft ihr raten, ob ich mich also für oder gegen das Semesterticket entschieden habe.

 

Ja, richtig, ich werde zukünftig auch weiterhin öfter das Fahrrad nutzen - gerade im Sommer sollte mir das nicht schwer fallen!

 

 

Alles Liebe,

 

Viktoria

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PINK Blossom - spring fashion update

Hi Pearls,

 

Winter is finally GONE and everywhere the nature seems to wake up. And this change is not only a wake up call for the nature, it's also time to fresh up our mood and of course our wardrobe. If you ask me what trends you should follow this season ? Go for comfy looks and pieces who are perfect for the office and the weekend.

 

As always we prefer light colors for spring - rose, light blue or white. But how to combine the comfortable sneaker trend & a beautiful flower dress?

 

My recommendation is to combine it with a mini designer bag, cool sunglasses and a smile. To enhance my look I decided to go for a blue wild leather jacket from 1.2.3. Paris.

 

As this look is something which fits perfectly to a spring weekend, I will update you soon about my fav office spring looks. As I already pointed out -  fashion should always show your personality and to keep our standards high is much more important than to follow every seasonal trend.

 

Please share your thoughts, about this look.

 

xx, Amelie

Dress: Zara

Leather Jacket: 1.2.3. Paris, similiar here

Shoes: Kennel & Schmenger

Bag: Valentino

Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Clubround

 

 

Photo Credit: Thanks to the fabulous Marie. More information (here)

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POWER UP WEEKEND IN THE ALPS

Even Pearls need to take a break every once in a while! ;-)

 

 

As you know, our main focus is our career and we spend long hours at the office or at the library prepping for our exams. So it´s really important to take some time off to fuel up every now and then, even if it´s just for only 48 hours. And what better way is there to recharge your inner batteries than a girlstrip to the wonderful Austrian Alps?!

 

Since it is only a 1,5 hours drive away from Munich, Kitzbühel is the perfect destination for a short getaway. Our extra-tip is to leave in the evening, after work, to avoid to be stuck in traffic and loose precious time. Once we got there, Viktoria and I decided to take the first evening slow and just enjoy a cup of tea and a few laughs on the couch. The next morning we savoured a healthy breakfast with a gorgeous view of the mountains from our balcony. After a long and relaxing walk alongside the Schwarzsee (which looks even more beautiful in winter when it´s covered in snow), we headed to our favourite spot: the famous Rosi´s Sonnbergstuben. Here you can enjoy delicious Tirolean dishes with the most stunning view you could ask for! Our tip: share a Jausenbrett´l and then finish with the best Kaiserschmarrn in the world as dessert. Book in advance and ask them for table numer 65: it´s the one with the best vista ;-)

 

 

And since it´s a girls´weekend, of course there has to be some time for shopping as well ;-) So take a stroll along the cute and colourful streets of Kitz and do a bit of window-(or actual) shopping at Moncler, Louis Vuitton and the lovely little boutique KitzGlück.

 

 

End the day right with a yummy dinner at the restaurant Pfandl and win (or loose :P) some cash at the Casino. Of course we lost all our money, but who cares when you´re having such a fun time with your bestfriend?! J

 

To really recharge before going back home, spend your last day at the spa. Our favourites are the A-Rosa Resorts & Hideaways, the Kempinski and the Biohotel Stanglwirt (here you will have to book a room to have access to the spa though).

 

 

This time around we chose the most typical A-Rosa and had the best time swimming in the heated outdoor pool, chilling on the comfortable beds and trying out the two different steam rooms and 5 (!) different saunas. Once you are done, you will feel like a completely new person!

 

So when you feel like you can´t deal with the everyday struggle anymore, just grab your bestie and enjoy a couple of days away from all the madness. It´ll help you to come back stronger and more productive than ever!!

 

 

 

Lots of Love,

 

Mirjam

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viKtoria's way to keep the balance - yoga

 Hi Pearls,

 

A new year always means new resolutions and new goals.

 

Nowadays all that matters is what job you have, how many hours you work, how much money you make...

 

When we talk about free time, what we really mean is going on dates, meeting friends, taking cooking classes or watching a new Netflix series.

 

But in reality the expression "free time" should mean doing nothing.

 

Who of you has recently spent 30 minutes with himself? I don´t mean being alone in a room, but to deal with yourself, with your own thoughts, simply doing nothing. For most people the thought of sitting a half hour alone in a room, relaxing without anything to do is inconceivable. Actually there was an experiment by Timothy Wilson, where the people had to decide sitting on a chair in an empty room without any activity or getting an non-obligatory electro shock - 75 % of the men and 25% of the women chose the electro shock…

 

My life looked basically like that one year ago. Besides learning for my exams I tried to experience as much as possible in my free time - to tell the truth, I still try.

 

But since one year there is something that helps me keep balance in life - YOGA. It helps me to come down after stressful days. Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety. The first times I felt like I was bored to death. These 90 minutes passed so slowly and I caught myself watching at the clock every few minutes. But after my yoga lesson there was every time the feeling of freedom and calmness. In the beginning I always went out for the yoga lessons to have this feeling afterwards. At some point, however, I could feel the feeling during the exercises. In the meantime one could say I am addicted to this feeling, finally turn off and not have to rush. There are different types of yoga.

 

Some of them are still too inactive and motionless for me, which is why I prefer „Tri Yoga“ and „Yivamutki Yoga“. These types also focus on breathing - special techniques, which help to maintain a long-standing position and to withstand the stress of the muscles holding the positions. At the end of each yoga session there is a meditation in which one is sitting or standing 15 minutes in a relaxed position. After a year of regular exercise for me it is no strain but a pleasure to lie still 15 minutes and to do nothing.

 

What I want to tell you is that it is not impossible to give yourself time and to come back to rest. It may be hard at first, but it is worth the effort! So start pearls and get back to yourself! If you want to try it I can recommend the „Body & Soul“ group - there are several courses offered daily and you can use the offers of all different studios as there are six in Munich. If you are looking for a pure yoga studio I would recommend the "Jivamutki Yogaloft Gärtnerplatz“.

 

So let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and the best that you can!

 

Lots of Love,

Viktoria

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the truth about: v-day

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwlwYpMRPHU

Hi Pearls,

 

 

 

Love is in the air- valentine´s day is coming soon... Every February 14, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. I was totally overwhelmed by all the advertisement, special offers and expectations I got the last weeks and days. I thought about all the different opportunities – but what would I like to get? What would I like to give? Moreover, who is this mysterious Saint, and where did these traditions come from?

 

 

 

I have read many articles about all the different stories and traditions. According to the one I like the most, a legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually, sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he had fallen in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. More interesting facts about Valentine's day you can find here.

 

Whatever the traditions are- For me Valentine’s Day is a time when people show feelings of love, affection and friendship.

 

 

 

I was so inspired by all the impressions and feelings that I chose to design a poster with all the places I have been with the ones I love the most. I decided to make myself a present to search the pictures and to remember all the memories and to give one to each person I love.  I´ve ordered the posters here. It´s a print partner service I know from business. The quality is great and it´s easy to handle. I´m really happy with the decision I have made.

 

 

I´m looking forward to seeing how my partner, family and best friends will like my Valentine´s gift. If not, they will definitely love my blueberry-cheese-cake muffins <3…

 

 

 

Well, I think the best strategy or way to find the right gift or the right thing to do is the same as in business - always choose the one you would like for yourself. It´s something very individual- like a dream job J and your “Valentine” will love it.

 

 

 

Lots of Love,

 


Amelie

 

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hamburg guide part ii - elbphilharmonie

Hi Pearls,

 

this weekend I got spoiled by my love with tickets for the new Elbphilharmonie. I'm still overwhelmed from the Saturday night NDR concert. I could never have imagined how impressive a concert hall & a classic concert could be.

 

For all who have never heard about the Elphie - It is a concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg next to the Elbe River. It is one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world.

 

The project was criticized because of its cost overruns. However the architecture is amazing & it's a new cultural highlight for Hamburg. The Opening with an impressive light show was only three weeks ago & you can feel the hype everywhere. All tickets for the next six months were sold out within the first hours.

 

For me it was an unique night. Even if you don't listen to classic music very often (like me), the acoustic is an experience I will never forget. If you ask me if it's worth the hype? IT IS!

 

"sometimes the greatest relationships are the ones you never expected to be in. The ones that sweep you off your feet and challenge every view you've ever had."

 

Love, Amelie

 

credits:

Blazer: Tommy by Gigi

Dress: Couture One

Jewellery: Chopard

Hair & Make Up: INES JUHL

 

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event review - Polo kitzbühel

Hi Pearls,

 

every year in January a very exclusive Polo-Event takes place in Kitzbühel – it is one of the most prestigious Polo events in the world. It was founded in 2003, so this year was already the 15th cup!

 

For three days international teams (this year for example: “Maserati”, “Valartis” and “Engel & Völkers) from the whole world compete for the trophy.

 

Watching the game, horses playing in the snow with the great mountain view is absolutely amazing, so I get back to it every single year.

 

Fortunately the cold (-8 degree!!!) is no problem, because there is a large heated tent, where you can find everything you can imagine, when it comes to food and beverages: scallops, beef tartar, italian & asian food, but also traditional austrian dishes, and you have to try all of the ten proposed signature drinks (if champagne is too boring ;-))!

 

The visitors are from all over the world, mostly from the US or UK, so it is also a nice place for getting together and do a little networking!

 

Since the cup always finishes in the early afternoon you still have time to do some wellness (I recommend the spa area at the “AROSA Hotel”) before preparing for the fantastic after party at “Take Five” in Kitzbühel.

 

Enjoy your time pearls,

 

Viktoria

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abu dhabi - Abenteuer zwischen wüste und meer

Hi Pearls,

 

Neugierig und völlig unvorbereitet bin ich in unsere Reise nach Abu Dhabi gestartet. Normalerweise fange ich einen Monat vor Reisebeginn an mich akribisch mit allen Sehenswürdigkeiten und Locations auseinanderzusetzen, sodass ich bis Reiseantritt jeden einzelnen Tag durchgeplant habe. Dieses Mal sollte das jedoch anders sein, da wir von unseren arabischen Freunden aus Abu Dhabi eingeladen wurden, sodass ich mich einfach überraschen lassen wollte.

 

Nach unserer Ankunft verbrachten wir den Rest des Tages im Emirates Palace, wohl eines der beeindruckendsten Hotels der Welt mit vielen traditionell arabischen Elementen. Relativ schnell war mir klar, dass die Araber vor allem eines mögen: Essen - am liebsten den ganzen Tag und durchgehend. Von der „Teatime“, die von unseren arabischen Freunden jeden Tag ausgiebig mit vielen verschiedenen Kuchen und Keksen, da das nicht reichte gerne auch mit Karamell- oder Schokoladensaucen zelebriert wurde, sind wir direkt zum Abendessen übergegangen. Den Abend verbrachten wir in einem der Restaurants namens „Hakkasan“ mit dem Neffen und Sohn unseres Gastgebers bei exzellentem chinesisch-modernen Essen und Geschichten über die Stadt, die Bedeutung des Öls für ihre rasante Entwicklung und den allseits verehrten Sheik Zayed bin Sultan, den Gründer der VAE.

 

Sightseeing in Abu Dhabi umfasst größtenteils Shoppingtouren in den unzähligen Malls und das Bewundern der modernen Architektur. Umso größer war meine Freude als man uns mitteilte, dass wir einen Ausflug in die Wüste, auf die familieneigene Farm im Heimatort unseres Gastgebers machen werden. Eine Oase mit eigener kleiner Dattelproduktion, Hühnern, Ziegen und sogar zwei Gazellen - es war ein wunderschönes Lagerfeuer vorbereitet, rundherum lagen Teppiche aus und waren kleine Zelte aufgestellt. Ich hatte mich eigentlich auf ein Wochenende ohne fließendes Wasser und warmes Essen vorbereitet, sodass ich vorsichtshalber einen Haufen Süßigkeiten und kleinere Snacks eingepackt hatte. Weit gefehlt, das Haus war hochmodern, außerdem war die super liebe Haushälterin mitgekommen und hatte uns ein traumhaft leckeres Abendessen gezaubert (ja, die Schokoriegel konnte ich wohl getrost in meiner Tasche lassen!). Die Araber sind generell relativ actiongetrieben, sodass wir uns nach dem Abendessen schnell mit Quads mitten in der Nacht in der Wüste wiederfanden, es war zwar nicht viel zu sehen, aber man verspürte dennoch bereits Nachts das Gefühl von Freiheit und kompletter Unbeschwertheit. Das Wüstenfieber hatte uns gepackt - um den Sonnenaufgang zu erleben saßen wir am nächsten Morgen bereits um 5 Uhr wieder auf unseren Quads, die allesamt witzigerweise mit bayrischen Flaggen ausgestattet waren, unser Gastgeber bezeichnet sich selbst als „halb bayrisch, halb arabisch“. Wir verbrachten den halben Tag dort, rasten die Dünen herauf und herunter und verliebten uns in die Weite und Ruhe der Wüste.

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