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Mittwoch, 2. Dezember 2015

MOVING journey | sneak- peek | Interior.



 I guess the "moving journey" is coming to an end for me. I officially moved in a few weeks ago - and it feels good. There are some things that still have to be done and bought but all in all - I'm living in my own apartment.

When the "construction zone" in my flat was finally gone - the fun part began. I could plan my rooms and think about the style I'd like to decorate everything. In one of my previous blog posts I wrote about my plans and the style I was going for. [Check it out if you want.] I love to see how everything turned out in the end :) It never was my plan to copy any rooms and pictures I found online - but I put it into action my own personal way. And I love how it turned out. I will show you a little sneek-peak of my favorite room so far. (the living room). Let me know what you think. :)

pillow cases - H&M home; Mömax. Copper lamp: KIKA.
 Pillow cases:
http://www.hm.com/at/product/20427?article=20427-A
http://www.hm.com/at/product/85694?article=85694-B

coffee table - mömax. http://www.moemax.at/
Copper lamp - KIKA. http://www.kika.at/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/de/kika


Dienstag, 10. November 2015

Editing who we are until we fit in? | Quote by Charles de Lint. | My thoughts and experience.




“We’re so quick to cut away pieces of ourselves to suit a particular relationship, a job, a circle of friends, incessantly editing who we are until we fit in.“
– Charles de Lint

 

 I am thinking A LOT. Okay, may sound weird but what I mean is - I OVERthink a lot. I am that kind of person who would question every little thing that can be questioned. What would happen if I do or say that? What would happen if I don’t do or say that? What would that person think of me? Why would they think like that? Thinking about unrealistic scenes in your head that will probably never happen to you, or practising a conversation with someone you’ll probably never have....

Excessive thinking about a problem, while losing focus on the big picture. The result is an overly complicated analysis, and any solution coming out of this will also be complicated. And probably a fruitless waste of time (definition of overthinking)
As I read this quote by Charles de Lint it immediately got my thinking. I got inspired by it. It kind of got me thinking about “cutting away pieces of ourselves” - changing for someone or something “a relationship, a job, a circle of friends”, literally EDITING who we are “until we FIT IN”. There is so much truth behind those words. 

Let’s just think about social media (Instagram and Facebook). People nowadays are caught up in editing their photos for literally hours. For what? Likes? Being famous? Acceptance from strangers? Not only being caught up in editing, but being obsessed watching the likes and comments coming in, being disappointed for only getting 50 likes on one photo. Of course, there is the enthusiasm and love for photography and editing. Being creative. There is nothing wrong with that. But spending hours of your day investing in that kind of progress (editing,worrying, watching your phone non-stop)? As cheesy as it may sound – I don’t think it will make someone happy - longterm. 

I am not writing this post to mock or complain about people on social media (people who work with social media or people who spend a lot of time on social media) but to write about my personal thoughts on it and my experience with it. 

I LOVE taking pictures with my camera, my IPhone or my Polaroid. It has always been like that – beginning at the age of three where I’ve been confronted with filming and photography by my parents. The result: eighteen years of footage seeing myself growing up is absolutely amazing. So of course I kept going taking pictures and filming from time to time while growing up. It was one thing where I could be as creative as I wanted and I loved doing that. 

At the age of fifteen Netlog came up. The predecessor of Facebook. I think it was the first website where I put up photos of myself and my friends and getting likes and comments for it. It was exciting and funny but it never became an obsession for me. After “Netlog time” – I got into Facebook. It was and still is a great way to connect with friends, classmates and family. I remember spending a lot of time on Facebook and MSN to chat with my friends, but not to post pictures regularly and writing what I am doing. I’ve been a shy and quite person at the time – so maybe that’s why.  When I posted a picture I was worried about the reaction to it. Ridiculous. But kind of normal. I am so happy that my childhood and teenage years were not defined by the “world of social media”. Compared to NOW – where almost every thirteen year old girl and boy already has an IPhone or IPad, and is registered on Facebook, Instagram etc.  

Away from my storytelling and back to the quote by Charles de Lint. While being on those social media sites we get inspired without even noticing. Both – in a positive or a negative way. There is nothing wrong with getting inspired for doing more work, being more productive, be active and getting fit. As long as you stay true to your own self and don’t change your personality while being focused on your life online or an online life from another person because you think it all looks so perfect. Perfect body? Perfect style? Perfect boyfriend?  We are unconsciously comparing ourselves to others and we shouldn’t do that. We should really focus on ourselves, OUR personality, OUR friends, OUR live. 

The result of my “overthinking” on this topic would be trying to avoid checking my phone constantly, turning it off or on flight mode from time to time in order to focus on what’s happening in real life and not getting distracted by social media. 

Life is beautiful, so don’t miss it.  

Montag, 24. August 2015

MOVING journey | construction zone | Umzug 2015.


A construction zone. 
That's what I would call my flat right now. When my first post of my "moving journey" went online (http://julesn.blogspot.co.at/2015/07/im-moving-umzug-2015.html) I had no idea that the process would be THAT time consuming. Of course - the moving process always takes a lot of time and is quite stressful, but we recently decided to renovate MOST of the flat. There were so many things that I didn't like the way they were or didn't look good anymore - so we decided to take care all before I finally move in. Renovating the kitchen and the bathroom two month later  would be too exhausting and complicated so - ALL AT ONCE.

I took some pictures, so that I can assure you that I'm not lying for not posting anything of my move. ;) Not the only reason of course - I thought "before & after pictures" would be a nice idea. If you have any suggestions for following posts (ideas, tipps, pictures, decoration...) leave it in the comment section below :)







Donnerstag, 13. August 2015

A weekend in KITZBÜHEL. | Jahrmarkt.


" Life is a series of tiny little miracles. Notice them. "

Two weeks ago, a friend of mine invited me to a weekend in Kitzbühel, Tirol. As my summer holidays weren't full of events and travel anyway and I've never been to Kitzbühel before so I'd love to see it - how could I say no? It was very exciting because on this weekend the annual "festival" took place. Fair, dirndl, lederhose, beer, gingerbread hearts, live music and a lot more.

The rest of the time we've had there we spent exploring, taking walks and just relaxing. During our walk around the lake we found some sheeps and a lama, which was really cool. I love the architecture and the vibe of Kitzbühel a lot, so check out the pictures below ! :)

 











Montag, 27. Juli 2015

Sunday HIKE. | Lainzer Tiergarten. | Outfit


" The only limits in life are the ones you make. "

As you can probably tell, it has been a beautiful sunny Sun-day. ;) The weather was absolutely perfect for a hike. In Vienna you probably have hundreds of possibilities to escape to the countryside and go for long and quiet runs if you like. One has to be the Lainzer Tiergarten.

A piece of our Wienerwald - which is located on the outskirts of the city. You can relax, have some adventures and explore the nature at the same time. As a nature reserve you can also find animals there. Birds (of course), reptiles and amphibians and wildlife (deers, wild boar).

It has been a while since I've visited, so I thought: now, it's the time. I went there with my little sister and we've had a lovely day. Of course we documented our little hike - enjoy the photos. :) 


 

sports pants - H&M








no idea why I wanted to climb this....failed anyway.. haha

sports bra - H&M


I hope you've all had a lovely and sunny weekend. :)

Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2015

SWING KITCHEN. | Swing to vegan. | Vienna.



For the most time in my life, I have been eating mostly vegetarian, I wasn't a great meat eater at all. I have been raised that way. At such a young age it is impossible to understand every aspect about it neither the reasons behind it. As I grew older (during the last four years in particular) I thought about what I'm really eating and what is good for my body. I lived by a healthy "diet" without extreme restricitons. I was happy and I felt good with it. Lately, I started getting highly interested in veganism. I now live about 70% vegan. I didn't do it overnight, it happened step by step. It is definitely NO restricting and NO quitting on any good food (as many people would call it). One should personally choose a vegan nutrition and see (& feel) the positive effects for themselves. :)

This leads me to my actual blog post today. A restaurant review. I strolled through instagram and found the "Swing Kitchen" in Vienna (Schottenfeldgasse 3, 1070 Wien). Irene and Charly Schillinger are running the vegan burger restaurant. SWING TO VEGAN is their motto. Other great concepts of them are : Fair trade, fair wages and no plastic used! The Swing Kitchen offers vegan burgers, awesome sides (pommes, vegan nuggets, onion rings, salad), wraps, fairtrade coffee, refreshing drinks and vegan sweets.

Sounds absolutely amazing to me!! And now that I've done my research I'll go and have a look by myself. I'm so excited. :) Can't wait to report.


You order at the register and wait till your food is ready - we waited about 4-6 minutes :)
I loved their interior! Simple and modern.


we ordered the "Swing Burger" menu (+fries and drink)
It was very tasty and we definitely had a full stomache afterwards.:P I'm not so sure if the Swing Burger would be my favorite - so I'm looking forward on trying an other one soon!! :)
 

Sonntag, 19. Juli 2015

What I love at the moment. | JULY 2015.


" Be happy - it drives people crazy. "


This month has not only been extremely hot in Vienna - it has also been a pretty stressful month. If you're following my blog a little, you might have noticed that I'm currently in the process of MOVING! Therefore I have (of course) a " decor - part" here in this favorites post. ENJOY! :) 
 
DRINKS
  
Starting off with - DRINKS. Yes, I kind of found a "new love". Iced coffee. Okay, iced coffee in general hasn't been a new thing for a coffee lover like me, but I never really made one at home. So, (inspired by a friend of mine) I gave it a go, and I can say - its 100 times more refreshing and awakening than a normal cup of coffee. Especially with my soy milk (so much better than normal milk!!!) it tastes so yummy.

BEAUTY 
 
Honestly, I couldn't be bothered putting on make up when it's 36° outside. BUT an alternative for a heavy foundation would be a BB cream. I tried out the BB Cream (coloured beauty balm) by KIKO a while ago and I really like the effect. It definitely doesn't feel as heavy as a foundation. 

so cool - at first it has a creamy beige color and then it adjusts to your skin tone.

Next - I finally used my (Douglas) voucher and bought my first mac lipstick & lip liner. At first I did some research and watched some youtube videos on which colour would be the best or the prettiest. ( I personally feel more comfortable than be advised in a shop sometimes haha...) In the end I bought the lipstick "FAUX" - a nice natural color.
Last but not least - an eye-shadow pallet. It's the NUDE Pallet by Maybelline. I like EVERY color of it - and this is quite rare with me haha. This pallet is supposed to be very very popular and it was sold out quite quickly.



DECOR
 Here are 2 items of my H&M Home purchase. First, a decor tablet /tray. I'm not sure what's the right name for it, but I'll put it on my couch table and put some candles or magazines on it! :) and of course : COPPER style. <3




 What's your favorite item/food/drink this month? :)