Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Moved into heaven

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I don’t actually know where to begin! It’s been a couple of wonderful weeks in NY and I am actually in LA now! Turns out I am going to be here the second month so it’s all pretty awesome. Haven’t decided which city is better yet… but I have TONS of pictures!
 
First of all I just have to show you the apartment in NY… it’s just incredible…
 
I will probably never have the chance to live in a place like this again – because, you know, I’m not rich and all. But hey who knows… maybe one day! :P
 
The view is just unbelievable. It’s on the 29th floor and there is a sweet rooftop on the 41st and a gym and pool in the basement. I have died and gone into heaven!
 
I’ll be posting some awesome rooftop shots soon. :)
 
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

NEW YORK

 
Hello Lovelies!

How have you been? I missed you! Yes, I am still alive, and yes I am still in Beijing! But not for long!
 
I am going to NEW YORK on Monday! Eeeek!
 
I am very excited, not only have I never been to New York (or the East Coast for that matter) but I have always dreamed about living in New York one day! I will be there for almost two months until the beginning of September and it is work related so I am actually getting paid to be there – cannot believe how lucky I am! That being said it makes the whole trip a little bit more unpredictable as I don’t know how much I will get the chance to explore the area around New York or even travel to other cities but I guess it will be good any way. I hope I get some time over a weekend to fly to LA as I have so many friends there right now… let’s see. I feel very lucky to have so many opportunities thrown my way and I can only advise anyone to go where the wind blows you, there are so many exciting things happening along the way!
 
I am a bit scared of packing as I hate it and I always wish I could just take everything! But on the other hand the US is just the perfect place to go shopping so I guess I should leave some space in my luggage!
 
Thanks for reading, even if my posts are so rare! :P
 
Much love,
 
Ines
 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Blogging made easy

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I am sure I am not the only one who is sometimes overwhelmed by the complexity of social networks and tweaks and coups you need to know to sync everything at the same time. So I had been wondering if there was a way that I could make blogging but especially sharing things easier.

My biggest struggle: “Is there a way that I can post stuff automatically to my Facebook fan page but not to my private Facebook wall?”

I was sure that there would be a way to share what you post instantly to your Facebook fan page, twitter account etc. And after a bit of browsing I found the solution! >>>IFTTT<<<! Ok, now you’re like: “Wtf?” but IFTTT simply means: If this then that. And this is how it works: You create a “recipe” – a formula that configures what happens if a certain thing is done. For example I created a recipe that automatically posts a link to my newest blog post to my Facebook fan page and twitter. Every time I take a picture on Instagram it will be posted on my Facebook album. Now I don’t have to worry about updating every single post on every website – it happens simultaneously!

I think it’s fantastic. Absolutely what I have been looking for and completely for free too!

I am not going to explain it in detail as you can read a step by step guide >>>here<<<. But I can only recommend it to everyone who wants to instantly update all social media sites without any extra effort.
Btw: I am not getting paid for this. I just want to let everyone know in case some of you have been struggling with this too!

xxx
Ines

Sunday, January 19, 2014

sunday update #2

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Hey lovelies!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I’s been around one and a half weeks since I am back in China and it’s been hell busy as expected.
 
I am back at my new job and dived right into many new projects so it’s all very exiting and fun! I sure hope it stays that way because people keep telling me that every job starts out great and then the routine catches up with you and once the excitement cools down it gets a bit boring after a while. I am however determined not to let that happen… and fortunately there are some business trips and cool events lined up so I guess it won’t be boring for a while!
 
Meanwhile the weather is bad. Really bad. And when you are talking weather in China you usually don’t mean the sun and rain but the pollution. January is famous for being one of the worst months in the year pollution wise and it just hit a year’s high of over 600 – the highest score since January 2013. Just to put that into perspective for you – that’s 52 times the recommended score by the World Health Association. So going out is not that fun (plus it is really freaking cold) so we spend most of our time indoors…
 
…which still doesn’t keep us from having fun! Last weekend we celebrated a friend’s birthday with a day on the go-kart course, Japanese munchies and a wild night in the clubs - and the next curing our hangovers with manicures and martinis. Oh and I got my hair cut – finally! About 10cm are off and I got blonder but I’ll show you the results another time…
 
This weekend my French flatmate moved out. It was sad to see him leave and not knowing who will move in next – but we celebrated it worthy of the time we spend together.
I am off to go Ice skating on Houhai now. Enjoy your weekend!

  • Saw -  The emperor’s groove – we love this for a movie night in, Pretty Little Liars – I got hooked! 
  • ListenedTom Odell – Another Love
  • Learned -   Chinese
  • Ate – Typical Chinese breakfast, and a massive French cheese fest at my French friends house!
  • Read -  Game of Thrones
  • Drank -  Too much at the farewell party…
  • Thought – I need to work out…
  • Wished -  That my boyfriend was back from his business trip already!
  • Bought -  nothing! I am resisting the Sales by just not entering any shop!
     
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    SALE picks from the high street under £75

    Sale picks H&M

     

    With the new year comes the sales! From Designer to High Street – everyone is discounting the last season and tempting us with spring colours and chiffon dresses. Be smart and shop the pieces that were a little out of your price range or just haven’t made it into your closet yet – cause you still have a couple of months to wear it until the weather will let you throw on your chiffon dresses!

    Here are my favorites from the high street’s big retailers! Which ones are your favorites? Links below the pictures!

    H&M: My H&M picks are all quite classic shapes with a little twist. I love H&M for timeless shapes that you can wear in different seasons and different occasions. The palette is pretty much in soft, simple shades of black, blue, grey and beige.

    Topshop Sale
     
     
    Topshop: Topshop is the place to go for more quirky, on-trend designs and patterns. I picked a wild mix of things that caught my eye; I sometimes find their online offering a bit overwhelming… these are some things that I would like to take home. As Topshop is a little on the pricier side in terms of high street they do have some great bargains during the sale and I especially love their wide choice of whimsy heels that are usually more than 50% off… (check out those burgundy leather booties and the embellished coat, both down to €36 from €120!)

     

    New Look sale
     

    NEW LOOK: New Look has a really impressive sale going on right now, I had a really hard time choosing the items as I loved so many things on the website! They have a great selection of dresses, tops and skirts and I loved the bags and rings I saw. They discounted heavily and since New Look is quite affordable already most of these lovely items are a total bargain! Check out the T-Shirt for less then a tenner and the cute backpack for under £15!

    And yes, I want all of it.

    Sunday, January 5, 2014

    Sunday Update #1

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    Thought I’d start doing a little weekly update on life and what is happening and what day would be more suitable than Sunday? (Of course I know that this is not a new idea but it’s not like I could care less.)

    So it’s the first Sunday of the year and I just drove my sis to the rail station to catch her train back to Vienna. In two days I will be leaving for Beijing again and it felt like these couple of weeks went in a blink of an eye. I managed to see all my best friends, spend a lot of time with my family and even sneaked in some nice little shopping (Primark hehe) but I always feel a certain melancholy when I pack my bags and leave for another place. When I am in Germany I don’t want to leave, when I am in London I want to stay and I never want to say goodbye to Beijing. I am still waiting desperately for a teleport so that I can finally be at all the places and with all the people I love…

    I am starting my new job in a couple of days which is very exiting (I did work there for a trial period of a week already to see if it suits me) and I am looking forward to a couple of interesting projects. Of course I am also missing my friends in Beijing and can’t wait to see them again.

    Unfortunately a new job always means that you have fewer holidays and it might be a while until I am back home again. Thinking about the future always troubles me a little because I didn’t really choose the easiest path and there are always sticks and stones in the way that you have to get past in order to achieve your goals. But I guess it will all be worth it in the end and there are so many great things that are happening on the way so stick to your dreams and make it happen. 2014 is going to be a great year.

    2014 is going to be my year.

    What I did this week:

    • Saw -  Doctor’s Diary – An awesome German TV series from a couple of years back
    • ListenedLorde - Royals
    • Learned -   a bit about HTML/Design, a little bit Chinese vocab
    • Ate – Sushi, sushi, sushi.
    • Read -  HTML/Web hosting/design tutorials
    • Drank -  All the (non alcoholic) leftovers from NYE
    • Thought -  Why do so many things go wrong when you really need them to work
    • Wished -  to be at home for one more week
    • Bought -  a couple of bits and pieces from the sale + Primark craziness

    Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    Happy new year!

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!
     
    Hey Lovelies! I hope you had a great start in 2014!
     
    I celebrated the new year with my closest friends and of course we had to play around with the sparklers haha! We had a great night with Raclette, silly games and lots of drinking till 4.30am… now I am a little bit dead (and ill – seems like I brought a cold into the new year) but very happy and looking forward to an eventful 2014!
     
    I am planning to travel a lot and make the most of what is to come; I hope you are looking forward to what 2014 has to offer as much as I do!
    All the best!
     
    xxx

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