Instagram: A Blessing or a Curse?


Yup, Instagram. Can you imagine life without social media? Probably not. Crazy how we got dependent on uploading the latest pic to Instagram, sending out tweets or hunt down some ideas for Pinterest. A few weeks ago I started to take Instagram seriously as it is a great way to promote my blog and it’s super easy to stay connected with your followers and also find other bloggers to follow. It’s a place where you can engage without writing whole blog posts. Nowadays, I have a feeling that everyone is prefering Instagram to reading blog posts. (My heart is crying…) But thanks to you I have at least one fellow reader.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo

What I swear by: Dry Shampoo! It can be one of the most wonderful tools in your beauty arsenal — as long as you’re using it properly, of course. There’s nothing worse than getting a beautiful blowout and having to wash it out the next day because of a greasy scalp. Thankfully, the hair gods created dry shampoo so we can keep our hair fresh for days. Not only does it save our perfectly styled hair from a wash (and some subsequent damage), it also saves us lazy ladies some time and energy in the morning. For those of you new to the game, or if you just want to learn more about the dirty hair phenomenon, read on to find out some helpful tips and tricks:

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6 Ways To Wake Up With More Energy

Wake up with more energy

Getting up in the morning can be a difficult battle. You hear the sound of your alarm…you awake…it’s way too early in the morning and you have to be at work quite soon…you’re tired and grumpy…you DO NOT want to get out of bed! I would rather hit the snooze button and then pull the sheets over my head. I wish I could wake up with more energy. I have listed some great advices that you will wake up fresh and energetic in the morning:

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How to Wear Tommy Hilfiger

How to wear Tommy Hilfiger

Jeans! My favourite, they can be styled for all personality types and look pretty cool. If you’re like me, you probably can’t imagine a complete wardrobe without a pair (or seven). Jeans are so easy to combine, there’s no shame in wearing your favourite pair of jeans over and over again. My one piece at the moment: Tommy Hilfiger.

They are my fail-safe fashion item that I pull out when I have nothing else to wear—or when there’s no time to even think about it. Jeans are also one of my go-to pieces for any event, be it brunches, evening ‘dos, or for the office (if you’re lucky and not lumbered with a strict dress code). But sometimes, believe me, I open up my closet and have no clue how to combine my outfits. Terrible is it? To spare you these moments, I’ve hunted down an incredible ensemble to help you make the most of your denim collection. Here’s how I dress up:

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How to Boost Engagement on your Blog

Boost Engagement

Hi there! If you are reading my post right now I just want to thank you very much, I really appreciate it! It’s been three months now since I joined the world of blogging and I really love beeing among yourselfs. I’m no full-time blogger, I’m a mummy of two kids so it happens that I do not always find the time to keep up with writing posts, shooting killer photographs or handling all kinds of social media. What I love most is the interaction with you fellow readers so I thought i want to share with you how i boost engagement on my blog.

The important point of blogging is to build a great community and engage with great people. I love leaving comments on other blogs to support them! For sure it takes a lot of time to read through all those posts but it is a nice thing to do. Doesn’t it put a big smile on your face if the favour is beeing returned? (Yes….I thought so) It’s great to have an audience following and to have built a connection with them. These are my favourite things to do to support other bloggers:

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Restaurant Bar Basso, Zurich

Restaurant Bar Basso

Oh. My. God! I. Love. It! Is there a better way to kick of the work week than with pizza? I don’t think so…If you call yourself a pizza devotee then you really have to check out the Restaurant Bar Basso in Zurich, it’s the place where the best pizza in town is served. Located in the heart of Zurich, a quirky looking place near Selnau, just before the entrance to the City’s swimming baths, It’s hip, to be sure. The interior is in the best of taste. You get a direct view to the wood-fire oven where the pizzaiolo creates your yummy pizza.

The trendy place is always crowded, now matter if for lunch or dinner. The Bar Basso belongs to the same owner as the Rosso. The service is attentive and fresh, and on a sunny day, their colourful outdoor tables just overlooking the Sihl canal are a lovely place to enjoy a good cup of coffee.

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Restaurant Schuetzengasse, Zurich

Restaurant Schützengasse

What an awesome way to describe the delicious food of the Restaurant Schuetzengasse: Great food is like great sex. The more you have, the more you want. Schuetzengasse is a lively and upbeat restaurant located in the middle of Zurich, near central station and famous Bahnhofstrasse. The menue is a collection of Mediterranean food and Swiss classics. It opened in 2011 and its super cuisine quickly found a loyal following. The place is always crowded therefore reservation is recommended.

The interior is stylish, Italian ambience, wooden floor, classic white tablecloth. A crowd of all ages meet up to chat and enjoy the delicious wine, food and friendly staff. You even get invited to parties they organise. And last but not least in a typical Italian restaurant you will be served Limoncello (lemon liquor) after dinner, but whatch your glass…next thing you know it’s refilled!

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Kids Craft – Finger Puppets

Finger Puppets

Finger puppets are adorable and super easy to create. The templates are simple to download, print and cut at home. Once you have the templates, you can literally make as many as you want. If you use them as football players you can create your own match! Finger puppets make great DIY crafts for kids to complete at a children’s birthday party, to pop into goody bags or to give as a gift to a school friend. Use a good quality felt to make your finger puppet which means it’ll stand upright on a toy shelf or windowsill when they’re not being played with – they make a super-cute display!

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Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Cupcake

I know. Chocolate cupcake. The yummiest on earth! A classic treat that everybody loves and homemade tastes even better! I can’t wait to share my first dessert recipe with you. This recipe makes a perfect 12 cupcakes, just enough to share with family and friends. Easy homemade chocolate cupcakes topped of with creamy vanilla buttercream frosting and garnished with sprinkles.

Did I make you curious to try it out yourself?

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How to Feel Healthy and Happy in 2017

Feel Healthy and Happy

Feel healthy and happy is one of my new year resolutions. I know it’s sooo cliché as this is probably everybody’s goal this year. But I really want to make it a habit working out a bit more seriously to make me feel fitter. I am definitely not the gym type, I rather do my fitness exercises outdoor or at home in winter time. Is your motivation sometimes lacking too? No problem, I’m not always super motivated doing exercises myself but I have learnt that you need to stick to a plan and keep it on a regular basis. If you feel healthy you also feel happy.

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5 Reasons Why I Love Winter

When the air turns out to be ice cold and a chilly breeze is making you freeze to the core, winter has arrived! In Switzerland the winter season is great, we usually get lots of snow to enjoy the cold season. When the snowflakes hit the ground and cover up nature with its beautiful white, the winter definitely has its magic. Take a walk in the snow and focus on the silence sourrounding you, what a perfect moment to calm down.

Surely, it has also ist brutal moments and somehow you just get bored of the cold, but there are a lot of advantages that make winter a blast. Not convinced? Keep on reading….

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Kids Craft – Bracelet Out Of Recycling Plastic Bottle

Kids craft

Create your own kids craft plastic bracelet. Custom made jewelery can cost a pretty penny if you buy it at the store or online. Why not try making some one of a kind pieces at home that cost practically nothing and look just as beautiful as their pricier counterparts! With this tutorial, making your own arm bracelet can be extremely low cost, easy, and fun to do. Plus, it gives the children something creative and hands-on to do. This project involves re-using and recycling plastic bottles to make bracelets, so you won’t waste or need to buy anything. You can make lots of them and even if you mess up it doesn’t matter, just keep going until you make the perfect accessory!

You will need:

Plastic bottle
Piece of paper
Scissors or knife
Permanent marker
PVA glue

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Restaurant Baltho Kueche & Bar, Zurich

Baltho Küche & Bar Restaurant, Zurich

Is there anything better than to treat yourself to a good dinner with your girlfriend? You have sooo much time to talk and enjoy all the delicious food. (All the girls will definitely understand my point). Restaurant Baltho Küche & Bar is my first restaurant review.

Almost every time I’m eating out I go for another restaurant, so this is the one restaurant that I have recently been to.

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6 Warming Winter Spices

warming winter spices

Warming winter spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger you smell just everywhere as Christmas is around the corner. All these subtle flavours you will discover in gingerbread, chai tea and mulled wine. Why not escape a bit the cold days and warm up your body from the inside out? When you eat with the seasons you eat what is available because of what is being grown.

Let me give you some information about the most common warming winter spices:

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