Awesome Hair? Check!

March 4, 2011

Hi!

Oh how I love me some pampering!

Have a look at what the wonderful magician, called Dennis (at En Vogue) managed to create out of my (normally) very flat hair!

Now, let the weekend begin – properly!

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Weekend

February 28, 2011

Hi!

What a weekend this has been! Lots and lots of fun, love, laughter and good food! (and even some slight (window) shopping)

Went to a friends birthday party at the club Icon (Auugstinerhof, right off of Bahnhofsrrasse), which was a very pleasant surprise in terms of clubs! Normally, I’m not exactly a fan of any clubs, but Icon is small and very intimate and perfect for something like a birthday party. Hope everyone else had as much fun as I did!

What did you get up to?

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Weather

February 7, 2011

Hi!

The lovely, wonderfully warm weather seems to want to stick with us for a while – thank God for that!

Enjoy the Sun!

Image from this place.

I personally think that the sun is gracing us with its presence due to the birth of little baby Sophia Ann over in Chicago. I will forever associate you with the first really sunny weekend of 2011. Welcome to the World!

Go outside if you can today, enjoy the sun shine, feel it’s rays on your winter pale skin!

h

 

Tuesday tip!

January 25, 2011

Hi!

A little idea for those of you who don’t need a lot of sleep at night, or those of you who have the luxury of a day off tomorrow, check out Karakoe from Hell at Mascotte this evening!

It is such a hilarious concept – though we all know how karaoke usually goes down, this is only similar by concept. The songs are both old and new classics in the rockier arena. It is so much fun listening to people, both talented and not, having a go at these great songs! And, if that wasn’t enough, they are accompanied by a live band.

Starts at 22:30 tonight, doors open at 22:00.

Map of where you find Club Mascotte

If there is any chance that you like rock (and are ever so slightly amused by the X-Factor/Idol/DSDS etc. auditions…) please check it out! I promise you a hilarious evening!

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Movie tip

January 17, 2011

Hi!

This weekend I watched “Black Swan”, starring Nathalie  Portman and Mila Kunis, amongst others. I can only recommend it!

Black Swan poster - from http://forum.xcitefun.net/

The storyline is as follows: “Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

I was completely taken aback by this movie. It is dark, it is beautiful and it is scary. Nathalie Portman does an unforgettable performance as the “Swan Queen”, and following her transformation into this role is truly brilliant. I won’t reveal more than that at this moment…

Please leave a comment and tell me what you thought of this movie!

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Streetart Vernissage

January 17, 2011

Hi!

First of all I would like to wish you a very happy Monday! Hope you got up to something fun during the weekend?

A little tip of what’s happening in ZH today, is a art show opening of a different kind – an art show displaying art on billboards around Hammerstrasse 43. This is located directly by the Botanical Gardens in Zürich Seefeld.

Five billboard-artworks will be displayed around this area, and the exhibition is on until the 30th January. The following, all young and international, artists have their work on display:  Alain Kupper, Andreas Dobler & Anna Kanai, Costa Vece, Kerim Seiler and Oliver Ross. They have not had any instructions regarding any theme or equivalent for this exhibition. After the 30th January, the artworks will be covered by regular advertisement.

The opening is, as previously stated, tonight at 18:30. The artists will be present, and the exhibition will be premiered with a bit of a party.

For more information (in German), click here.

Hope to see you all there!

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Ron Orp

January 13, 2011

Hi!

I sincerely hope that you all already know about this wonderful weekly newsletter service about what happens in and around Zürich; RonOrp .

The English issue is sent out every Thursday (in comparison to the German version that is issued daily), and contains A LOT of information on what is going on, such as concerts, parties and other social events, as well as interesting articles and many give aways/competitions. Not to forget is the classifieds, where, as Ron Orp writes himself: “If you’re looking for something (a flat, a ticket, love), have something to give away (a flat, a ticket, ex) or have anything else to say, then this is the place to do it” – love it!

Today’s newsletter as a snapshot:

Ron Orp Newsletter from 13.01.2011

The “Zurich Photo Trip” section is also a great reminder of just how beautiful our fair city is and can be!

This newsletter service is naturally (as it IS a winning concept), also available for the following cities:

Basel, Berlin, Bern, Brasilia, Geneve, London (East), London (North), London (South West), London (West), Luzern, München, New York, St. Gallen, Wien, Winterthur, Zürich, and last, but definitely not least, Zürich (in English).

A great tip therefore is to sign up for this great service ahead of a trip/visit to any of the above mentioned cities, in order to grasp what is worth spending your precious time on once there.

New for Ron Orp is also the iPhone app, available at the App Store. This way you can check everything on offer even when you’re on the run!

So please sign up for this, Ron does a great job of keeping everyone updated on our favourite city!

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Picasso

January 10, 2011

Hi!

For those of you who haven’t noticed it yet, there is a fabulous Picasso exhibition on at the Kunsthaus in Zürich at the moment (until the 31.01.2011).

Pablo Picasso "The Yellow Belt". Image from kunsthaus.ch

This exhibition was first shown in Zürich in 1932, inviting the viewer to a very personal insight to his world. This exhibition is unique to the Kunsthaus Zürich and consists of 100 pieces.

Until the end of the exhibition the Kunsthaus has prolonged its opening hours; Tuesday – Sunday from 10am to 9pm. If you haven’t yet done so, hurry up and see one of the most legendary exhibitions of one of the most remarkable artists of our time.

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