Jun 26, 2011

New bike in town!




I'm very excited to share with you that I've teamed up with Urban Bike Store to introduce to you a Finnish design icon that only recently arrived to Switzerland: Jopo. There'll be a giveaway for you in this post and more surprise posts to come all summer!





The name Jopo comes from “jokaisen polkupyörä”, which translates into “everyman’s bicycle”, meaning that a Jopo bike can be adjusted to all shapes and sizes. The shiny white Jopo has been love at first sight to me and unlike any other one I owned before, it has foot brakes and no gear! I thought it would take some time to get used to this and was a little concered to go downhill but the foot brake is actually very easy once you get the hang of it.





The Carrie basket from Design House Stockholm is the perfect addition to the Jopo. Its designer Marie-Louise Gustafsson selected the ornate material as it reminded her of the Swedish crochet tablecloths on which her grandmother used to serve afternoon tea.





The original hand-painted cupcake bell by Annie Legroulx of DringDring is definitely the icing on the cake! Want to have one for your bike? I'm giving away one cupcake bell. All you have to do is leave a comment with your name and email address so I can contact you in case you win.

The giveaway is open worldwide and ends on Sunday, July 10.

I'd also appreciate it if you liked our new Styleseeking Zurich fan page on Facebook and Urban Bike Store's fan page for being so kind and giving away this pretty bike bell!


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Jun 25, 2011

Saturday's Inspiration: Take me out for a spin



These two photos remind me of my vintage skirt that's been hidden in the back of my closet for far too long. I could try to come up with another combination than this one I wore a year ago but I like the powdery colors so much I would probably end up repeating this look or just adding a pop of color with a bright bag like this girl below.

And speaking of ankle lenght skirts... I could really slap myself when I saw this picture of fellow blogger friend Nil on the Sartorialist rocking a long white pleated skirt. I used to have almost the exact same one (which would be perfect to wear now) but in a hasty decision last winter (e.g. a brief moment I've gone crazy) I was convinced that I had to dye it black. Having bought a dye for the wrong fabric my formerly white skirt turned out an uneven greyish purple and landed in the trash bin...

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Jun 14, 2011

Shopper Bag




Source: fashiongirl

Steve Mono, Merci and YSL

Clean and simple bags for a change. I love the YSL bags, especially the black one!
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Jun 12, 2011

Stainless Steel





A cool bracelet made of stainless steel.

This beauty is from Rhomberg - a Swiss Jewelry Company that used to be specialized in silver jewelry. Today, Rhomberg covers a wide range of materials such as platinum, titanium and pearls. Rhomberg was so kind to provide us with several pieces. We will show you more of their products in future posts. The bracelet I chose is from their XVision collection!


Check out more collections here!

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Still





Source: seensucht


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Jun 9, 2011

Thursday's Beauty Post: Hamam



MiJi and I have both a cultural background where bathing rituals are a very important heritage. Even though public bath houses are not very often frequented anymore and have gone out of fashion in their respective countries, there seems to be a growing interest in Switzerland.

One of our favorite spa's in Zurich, Asia Spa, has recently invited us to relax in their newly built Hamam.

We joined the Hamam Premium Program, which includes a steam bath, peeling, relaxation time in the pool, a mud treatment and of course some delicate tea. The whole program takes about 90 minutes and the best thing, that truly does justice to the word relaxation, is the guided program provided by the staff. You don't need to worry about the program sequence or timetable. The staff will direct you through the 90 minutes of ease. Another positive aspect is that there won't be any other visitors in the area you stand.

We attended the Hamam Premium Program during exam time. We were really stressed and needed some moments of peace and calm, which we got during our stay.


Have a look at Asia Spa's wide range of offerings and find a program that fits your mood and condition!



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Jun 6, 2011

At night my thoughts wander and find you



Just some details. I love close ups.

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Jun 5, 2011

Sunday's recipe: strawberry and asparagus salad



Today’s recipe is a salad I recently got to like very much because it’s an unexpected way to eat strawberries. I love any version of asparagus but the combination with the sweet strawberries and slightly bitter taste of the rocket is surprisingly good.
All in all a lovely and delicious spring/summer salad!



ingredients (serves two):

700 g asparagus (if you like, you can use white and/or green ones)
125 g strawberries
50 g sugar
50 ml balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
75 g rocket leaves
1 tbsp pine nuts, roasted
½ tsp dried basil
salt and pepper



How to:

Trim the woody ends of the asparagus, blanch in salted boiling water for about 7 minutes. Slice the strawberries in halves. When the asparagus are crisp-tender, drain them and plunge in iced water, then set aside. In a small saucepan, caramelize the sugar, then deglaze with water and balsamic vinegar and let simmer for 5 minutes. Then add the olive oil and dried basil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the rocket leaves on a serving plate, top with asparagus and strawberries, add the roasted pine nuts and pour the dressing all over.

Enjoy!
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Jun 4, 2011

I like the night sky in June







1. New pouch from Cachet. Someday I will own a carpet in this pattern and color. 2. Source: Observando 3. New eau de toilette from Yves Rocher. Smell of summer and Indian mimosa! Love it!


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Jun 2, 2011

Thursday's beauty post: organizing makeup



When I moved into our new apartment I realised that especially the bathroom had very little storage space and we were also very limited on what we could build in ourselves. I like my makeup more or less organized and accessible that's why we had to improvise a little bit. I'll show you the CD tower we use for a girlier purpose in another post but today I wanted to show you how I organize my nail polishes. I think Ikea discontinued these wooden drawer boxes I've had for a couple of years now and didn't want to throw away.

Right now I'm trying to find all the nail polishes that used to be randomly scattered around the house and put them in the designated drawers.

How do you organize your makeup?
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