New…

February 22, 2011

Hi!

It was time to upgrade…

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Shoes!

February 19, 2011

Hi!

Check out these shoes I found at Zara today!

Very alike the studded ones from Mr. Louboutin, just lower heels..? I think so!!

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Longchamp

February 17, 2011

Hi!

Now that the weather seems to be keeping relatively stable, feelings of Spring start making their appearance.

French bag & luggage company Longchamp have just released their Spring collection – check it out HERE!

My absolute favorite from this collection is the bird pattern:

Screenshot from Longchamps homepage

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Changemaker

February 8, 2011

Hi!

Today I stumbled across this web shop, Changemaker.

The shop has lovely things, such a jewelry, interior design articles, clothes, electronics etc. – and maybe the best of all – it’s all fair trade! “Every item in the shop tells its own story” the webpage tells me, and every item is marked with one of the following signs: organic, hand made, fair&social, eco-friendly, energy efficient, recycling, and Swiss-made.

Composed of more than 75 fair trade brands, this shop is really one of a kind in Switzerland. Apart from the web shop that they have, there are also two physical shops one can venture in to, one in Zürich (Marktgasse 10 in the Niederdorf), and one in Bern (Spitalgasse 38).

As the slogan says – “You are what you do”… Do something nice for a lot of people and buy something fair trade today! 🙂

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Ultimate Vday gift

February 3, 2011

Hi!

Yes, yes, I know, boring to read about the same s**t over and over again, but I truly think this is a genious idea for Valentine’s Day!

“Tag Your Moët Rosé” is delivered in a giftset containing two champagne flutes, one pen, and, naturally a bottle of Moët & Chandon’s finest champagne. The pen is provided so that you can write your own message on (not in…) the bottle.

Available at places like Globus Delikatessen etc.

What a fabulous alternative to a boring old Vday card!!

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Valentine’s Day

January 31, 2011

Hi!

Orkut Kommentare - Hearts

(Image from universalscraps.com

Soon, very soon, love will be in the air again, just like every year come mid-February. To those of you who are as clueless as I am every Valentine’s of what to get that certain someone (or certain someones, no judgement!), here are a few tips:

Geschenkidee – order online, can’t get any easier. Some cute things!

Lush – the organic soap (etc) store that you can smell from miles away have compiled some special Valentine’s Day gift sets. Perfect if your Valentine enjoys a little DIY pampering!

Townhouse – not so much lovey-dovey stuff, but check out this necklace for example, it’s so pretty that any woman will melt like butter…

Victoria’s Secret – if you happen to go to the States before Valentine’s Day, you could always pick something up form this store…. Or organise it with a friend with an US postal address. Other alternatives are of course Agent Provocateur etc, which can, for example be found at Jelmoli on Bahnhofstrasse – their underwear section is truly a gem! Sexy.-time? Well, yes, but, pretty please, do make sure you get her sizes right!

Tiffany’s – the classic also has something specific in mind for Valentine’s. ‘Nuff said.

Swarovski – slightly more affordable than the one above, but they have also compiled a list of special Valentine’s choices…

Komplementair at the Viadukt – wonderful little accessories shop with brands such as Liebeskind Berlin etc. Best part: not only for women, they also have guys accessories!

If you are a bigger fan of pampering presents, might I suggest the following links to you? Whether a full body massage or a quick manicure, being pampered is a thing that many, many people like.

Beautyssima – centrally located at Rennweg. They are lovely!

LABO Spa – also central, located at Talacker (net to Paddy Reilly’s pub, if anyone happens to know that…)

Asia Spa – at Sihl City. Wonderful treatments and excellent staff!

Hope you can get some inspiration from these ideas. Don’t forget to thank me later! 😉

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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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New!

January 13, 2011

Hi!

Just stumbled upon these new make up palettes from Bobbi Brown, released earlier this week:

 

Bobbi Brown's new make up palettes. Picture from bobbibrown.de

The thought is that the “Pretty” palette is to suit paler complexions, whereas the “Powerful” one suits darker. I would say you can mix and match however you like – more “tame” one day, only to mix it up and be more dramatic the next!

Available now at all Bobbi Brown counters.

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Sale’s are on…

January 5, 2011

Hi!

I know, I know, I am late on this (due to the mountain retreat thing), but I still wanted to tell those of you who still haven’t realized – SALE IS ON!!

When it comes to Zürich, it’s like most other larger cities when it comes to the sales; budget = budget etc. But I still have to give a little praise to a few stores…

– H&M – what’s not to like? Cheap clothes even cheaper!

– Zara – same here. I don’t know about you, but I always seem to find things I didn’t during the season at their sale.

– Sandro’s (Rennweg, by the Starbucks) – a little pricier than the previous two, but wonderful quality and mostly a great and timeless colleciton.

– Interio Depot – now with -70% on ALL Christmas decoration. Just in case you’d like to be prepared on time… 🙂 Also check out their new, super pastel-ly spring collection and get carried away to warm evenings on the balcony.

My finds of this years sale are as follows:

Happy hunting!

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Heiliger BimBam!

December 21, 2010

To all of you who haven’t gotten your Christmas shopping done yet, here’s a little tip…

The same people who organise the Montagsmarkt at Rimini during the summer, have now also organised a Christmas version. In and around Plaza you will find a lovely Christmas market with many smaller brands and some wonderfully individual finds.

Definitely worth checking out!

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