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forced juice detox

25 Mar

hi lovelies!
i got another surgery done, yay!
no really, i removed two wisdom teeth, and had to empty my sinuses- fun stuff! in any case, on doctor’s orders i wasn’t allowed any solid food for 10 days, only liquidy foods.
now, for a passionate eater like myself, that sucked bigtime. no steak, no chicken or turkey, no salads and crunchy veggies… but you know what, i decided not to let that get me down, and use it as an incentive to get my juicer down from it’s winter exile on the top kitchen shelf.

the three juicesketeers: juicer, citrus press, blender

the three juicesketeers: juicer, citrus press, blender

lovelies, it was a delicious week. i unleashed my creative juices (puns!) and made up smoothies and juices on a daily basis.
here are my concoctions, with ingredient list:

the getting started
imagecarrot
apple
cucumber
white grape
spinach
beet
raspberry
herbal tea

basically, i just wanted to try everything. first day back home, day 4 of eating liquids, i was sick and tired of water and broth they gave me at the hospital, so i really went for it :)
was delicious, and motivated me for the next day. i have to add though, that the cup i use is 0.5 liter- so im actually drinking at least half a liter of smoothie/juice in the morning, which is enough nutrients to keep me satisfied until the afternoon.

the so good i don’t want to stop

5banana
raspberry
blood orange
apple
carrot
herbal tea

i use both the blender, and the juicer. for bananas, raspberries and other soft ingredients, i like to keep all the fibers and just blend them, with water, almond milk, coconut water, herbal tea or skimmed milk. when i finish juicing the harder ingredients, i just add them to the blender, and give it a last spin, so that it’s nicely mixed.

the exotic pink one

4
the smoothie
image3

the mostly veggie
6carrot
celery
lettuce
spinach
white grape
apple

the incredibly yummy
image2
the classic
image4

i got the stitches removed yesterday, and am allowed to start slowly eating solids again. however, it didn’t stop me from having juice today. i’ve gotten pretty used to it, and i wouldn’t want to miss having my delicious vitamin and taste explosion in the mornings!
while i was still recovering, i would have soup in the evening. i used my crock pot to make a delicious, healthy and light chicken rice soup with veggies. i found a recipe for this soup here, but i tweaked it to my needs and liking. i overcooked the rice, so that it pretty much fell apart, and shredded the chicken and veggies to a pulp in the processor. let me tell you, it wasn’t a pretty dish to look at, but it was so delicious! here’s the recipe for my chicken rice soup (of course you dont have to overcook the rice, nor process the chicken):
– 2-3 chicken breast fillets, skinless
– 1 big white onion, chopped
– 2-3 cups of mixed frozen veggies (i used a mix of broccoli, carrots, peas and cauliflower)
– 1 cup of rice (any rice you like)
– 8 cups of water or broth (i used 4 cups of stock and 4 of water- you can use chicken, beef or veggie stock, whichever you prefer)
– herbs
– salt and pepper for seasoning
start by putting half of the veggies in the crock pot, then layer the chicken over it, throw in the herbs, salt and pepper. then add the rice (spread it over the other ingredients),  and add the last layer of veggies over it. add the liquid, making sure everything is covered. cook on medium for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours. after about half the time, i like to give it all a stir, and add some more liquid, if i feel the rice absorbed too much.
i had enough to eat from it for 5 days. i’d say it’s about 7-8 generous servings. it tastes amazing when served hot, with some lemon juice drizzled over it

i hope to have motivated you to welcome spring by trying these tasty doses of vitamins, veggies and fruits!
til next time lovelies xxxx

shoemanic

30 Nov

lovelies, i need to confess that i have a shoe addiction.
the thing that gives me great strength, is knowing that i am not alone with my condition.
but at least i’ve come to admitting it. that’s the first step, isn’t it?

i honestly don’t know how many pairs of shoes i own. but i do know that it’s still in the double digits… i think… no, it is. maybe i should get down to counting them some day. but then again i might really freak out and recoil in horror at the sheer number of shoes that will be laying around the floor.
ah i dream of the day, when i can have a whole room just for my shoes. or a room big enough to fit my shoes and my clothes. just looking at some of the shoe closets of some celebrities makes me want my own even more!
take a look:

rachel zoe’s shoe closet

khloe kardashian’s shoe closet (that’s not even all of it!)

christina aguilera’s closet (home to about 750 pairs!)

just wow, right?
i can fit in my closet just about the shoes needed for spring/summer and fall/winter respectively. it has a couple of top shelves that are really high up, so i stow away the unseasonal ones up there. however, it is still a bit of a pain, because i do have to really wedge every pair in there, and stack them on top of eachother…  here is a picture of my closet during spring/summer. you can actually see my timberlands and winter sneakers in the top part, below and behind them are boots and uggs.

not much space left…

of course it doesn’t help that i wear a size 41- my shoes are by default quite big! that is probably a reason why i do have so many shoes, because my size is a bit harder to find, when i do spot one that fits, i pounce!
i made a bet with myself, that for the whole month of october i wouldn’t shop for anything. ruthlessly nothing. and you know what? i did it! i went an entire month without buying so much as a t-shirt, nothing! i rewarded myself by buying a pair of shoes in the first november week. bam!

so pretty, couldn’t just leave them. no.

now that i’ve shared my main addiction (yes, there’s a couple of minor ones that involve bags and jeans…), i want to hear from you! what can’t you resist buying?

work outfits of the days- spring weather

6 Jun

well folks, the title says it all!

there’s a german saying, that loosely translated goes: april does what it wants. and it sure did! we’ve had some very warm spring weather, but also days where you couldn’t leave your jacket at home. even though we are at the beginning of june, the weather is unseasonably cool- i remember last year around this time, i was non stop in shorts, and had banished all my jackets to the “winter closet”.

here are my favorite outfits of the past weeks:

top and cami: market in italy
jeans: kate moss for topshop
boots: steve madden
leather jacket: bergen

top: mango
skirt: vero moda
ballerinas: zara
necklace: flea market in sydney

leather jacket: mango
blouse: love audrey
jeans: h&m
booties: mango

denim shirt: h&m
tshirt: zara
jeans: h&m
ballerinas: sfb
watch: t.w.steel

blazer: zara
scarf: mango
tshirt: h&m
jeans: herrlicher
plimsolls: h&m

tshirt: urban outfitters
jeans: j brand
belt: pieces vero moda
ballerinas: zara
bag: alexander wang

blazer: mango
tshirt: h&m
pants: sportsgirl australia
brogues: asos

parka w/ leather sleeves: zara
cardigan: h&m
tshirt: splendid
scarf: mango
jeans: herrlicher
plimsolls: h&m

which outfit do you like most?
has the weather been as unstable where you live?
what are your favorite mid- season items?

 

forgotten outfits of the days

22 Apr

right, so here are two outfits that i had totally forgotten about!

both were worn in march, when the weather was so beautiful for a few days (unlike now, a month later it’s raining and cold again- boooo! )

colored layers

overshirt: h&m
top: zara
jeans: 7 for all mankind
shoes: chloé
bag: louis vuitton
bracelet: fossil

i got the fossil bracelet as an early birthday present from my mom’s friend… i was so touched that she got me something so special and beautiful! i’m actually thinking of getting the key tattooed on my ribcage, but instead of the butterfly, the cat design i showed you in an earlier post… what do you think?

pastel-metallics

top: zara
jeans: stradivarius
shoes: wittner australia
bag: louis vuitton

can i just say that i absolutely am in love with my shiny silver brogues? they are too cute, and such a statement! when i found the gray shirt with the metallic underweave at zara, i had to have it- my mind already paired it with the shoes. no brainer!

color extravaganza

4 Apr

i finally had time to paint my nails- i apologize for the smudges and the less-than-perfect cuticles, but it was a spur of the moment decision :)

after reading kelly’s blog entry about catrice sold out forever– a stunning mint shade with microglitter particles i had to go get this beautiful color! and of course i picked up two more, for good measure: hip queens wear blue jeans and meet me at coral island. blue jeans is a beautiful denim blue with microparticles of blue and silver glitter- very special! and coral island is (as you guessed) a fresh pinky-orangy coral shade that is perfect for spring!

i didn’t have any time to dedicate to my nails these past two weeks, so i was craving color, and lots of it! so i just picked out 10 bottles and went for it!

left hand: the colors i used are: essence viva la green, catrice sold out forevercatrice pimp my shrimp, catrice meet me at coral island and catrice hip queens wear blue jeans.

sold out forever and viva la green

meet me at coral island and pimp my shrimp

the right hand:

colors used: look comet, look grass, rimmel hot shot, catrice birdy reloaded and mwah australia aqua. i was positively surprised by birdy reloaded- it also contained microglitter! it’s such a fun shade!

aqua, birdy reloaded, hot shot, grass and comet

these colorful nails put me in such a good mood! i’m off to make lunch, and then i’ll pack!

outfits of the days 2

25 Mar

it’s official- spring is finally here, metereologically and equinox-ically!

i put away all my winter coats, winter shoes are next to be stowed away- it makes me unbelievably happy!!!
being a spring child, i thrive on the delicate yet every fortifying rays of sunshine, the blossoms on the trees, and the chirping of the birds! it’s time to start wearing all my pretty colorful dresses and shoes!

below are three outfits i wore last week (i apologize for the quality of the first pic, don’t know what happened there):

jacket: zara
tshirt: splendid
pants: h&m
shoes: asos

jacket: ashy london
scarf: mango
poncho: h&m
pants: sportsgirl australia
shoes: chloé

sweater: sans souci
pants: zara
shoes: steve madden
bag: baldinini

ttt- totally tired thursday

15 Mar

i’m so tired! haven’t been sleeping very well the past couple of days, and i’m absolutely dreading waking up at 4 am tomorrow to catch a 6.55 flight… baaaah!

my brother and i are visiting our parents in switzerland over the weekend, and i couldn’t find a cheaper flight :( oh well… at least tomorrow i’ll be so tired i’ll fall asleep fast!

i spent most of the day outside today, and the weather was just divine! it was about 15 degrees (celsius), sunny and just so springy! first time wearing ballerinas this year! yay!
hope the weather in switzerland will be just as nice as in vienna- temps are predicted to reach 20°C!
my brother and i are getting my dad an iPad 2 for father’s day (in switzerland it’s on the 19th of march), so we went to town to check when the new one is coming out. turns out it will be available only end of next week, so we will make him a nice card and bought him a chocolate shaving set- should keep him busy till the iPad’s here :)

don’t have much more to report, so i will leave you with a cool/funny pic i found online

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