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My working music

April 18th, 2014

Sometimes I feel like the last person with a smartphone who is not using Spotify…but it doesn’t mean I am tone deaf, I hope. On my way to work I use my bf’s old Ipod. It doesn’t really has a lot of music so I mostly listen to the same stuff while going by train, but this routine is somehow comforting. At work I open youtube and search for my favourite classics. Pop music is not necessarily on my playlist when it comes down to deep concentration. I tried Bach piano music by Glenn Gould for a while, than Mozart and ended up listening to the Nocturnes by Chopin. Chopin is probably my best working music because it is quite emotional but in a relaxing kind of way. Bach made my brain feel like I was solving math equations and during Mozart I started to literally jump around on my chair. To much “joie de vivre” for the office. My favourites are Brigitte Engerer and Mauricio Pollini, there is hardly anything better out there.


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How’s your accounting?

April 16th, 2014
Saving Spending Buffet

Normally I never talk about money here, I prefer to talk about quality buys. There is another Warren Buffet quote I like a lot and it goes like this:

Price is what you pay and value is what you get.

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Preparing for summer…

April 11th, 2014
Self Tanners Body Shop

I am getting more and more into beauty products and the latest experiment I started is self-tanning. This Body Shop self-tanning face lotion I bought actually by accident, I never had in mind to use self-tanners in the first place. Living in Madrid it is quite easy to get the sunshine necessary for a nice tan but somehow it is not that easy at all. Madrid doesn’t have a beach and the temperatures do not really rise that much until June to really walk around in a Tshirt and short pants or even a bikini at the pool. So normally I wouldn’t really get tanned before the end of July after two months at the pool after office hours.

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Not a facebook status…

April 9th, 2014
facebook quote

Facebook has somehow become a background entertainment website, not really important but with some minor value to it. Facebook groups are practical and facebook friends from all over the world won’t just disappear because you just don’t have the time to chat on a regular basis…but facebook is gradually disappearing from my daily life.

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April Style – Salt Body Scrub

April 5th, 2014
Body Shop Body Scrub African

It’s already past spring breaking into our lives this year but with the difficult April weather it is quite easy to spend time at home rather than outside. Yesterday I checked my little style bible by Frederic Fekkai on what to do in the beauty sector for this month and found a tip saying to get a salt body scrub. It would be like a little Spa treatment for at home and remove the toxins from my skin…
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Essentials

White is the new Black?!

April 4th, 2014
white black

With the white pump I got the feeling that last year one of the last fashion taboos got broken and really everything is now free to appear on the catwalk. Instead of being reminded of nurses and hospital shoes I now think of heels with jeans and fashionable ladies posing for streetstyle photographers, when I hear white shoes. White is actually not such a bad color if you mix it with some bordeaux it even is immediately sophisticated, well let’s say it’s not the actual wine that ends up on your coat (I have seen this one happening, and it is an ugly sight). So I put some of my favorite white things onto a pinboard (just virtually) just because we all have something white in our closets and before we start shopping for the spring collections, it might be nice to search for this invaluable fashion pieces once more.

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