Prom perfect – Golden Girl

Prom perfect - Golden Girl

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Sequin dress
ricketyrack.com

Guess? shoes
bloomingdales.com

Glitter handbag
windsorstore.com

Cuff bangle
joanjesula.lorrainetyne.com

Tarte
sephora.com

Essie nail polish
$12 – thehut.com

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Prom Perfect – natural with a hint of pink

Prom Perfect - natural with a hint of pink

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Rare Opulence mini prom dress
$240 – rarelondon.com

Steve Madden high-heel shoes
$140 – zalando.co.uk

Santi
lorisshoes.com

Henri bendel bangle
henribendel.com

Flower jewelry
1stdibs.com

Float down like autumn leaves… An Autumn Outfit.

Float down like autumn leaves... An Autumn Outfit.

Paris…

Paris...
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Life and my Perception of it all.

So, I’m often asked what I think I will do when I’m out of school and all that and to be totally honest I just don’t know. All my friends have clear plans for their future, they know what they’ll study, which jobs they’ll have, they know how many children they want to have, etc. etc.

The only thing that I’m 100% positive about doing with my life is traveling.

I want to see the world, see other cultures, swim in every ocean, stand on every continent, I want to visit historically important places as well as unknown areas, fight my way through rain forests and eat all kinds of food and sleep under the stars with the milky way shining up ahead.

Now I know this will be really difficult, finding the time and the money to do all this but you know, what I don’t understand is people never ever leaving their home town, not having the desire to see what there is to see.

I mean, what ever all the religions say, what if we only live one? What if this is the only chance you’ll ever get at life? What if, what if…?

I think we have to live our lives to the fullest (I know this sounds stupid but it’s true). Grab every moment that life thrusts at you and value it, it could be your last.  Love your life, love your family, see the beauty all around you and help others that aren’t as fortunate, help make their lives better.

So this is what I will answer if anyone asks me what I want to do with my life:
Live life to the limit, love the beauty of nature and of relationships, help others, travel the world and make it a little better for me and for the people I meet.

I sincerely hope I was able to give you a little insight into my perception of the adventure we’re all living and I wish you all the best.

xx

Recipe… Delicious German Christmas “Biscuits”: Zimtsterne (Cinnamon stars)

It’s a known fact that Germans  love food. Especially in Winter we indulge in backing “Plätzchen”, Christmas cookies. There are SO many varieties but I have decided to show you how to make one of the absolute classics, Zimtsterne.
They are soft yet a little hard cinnamon biscuits with a meringue topping.
One of my favorites!

 

You will need…
100 g finely ground hazelnuts,
2 medium sized eggs, but only the egg white
  salt
½ teaspoon lemon juice
125 g sugar
1 packet vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
125 g almonds, ground
  Sugar for rolling
  Cinnamon for sprinkling

Preparation 🙂

Roast the nuts in an pan without oil and let cool.

Beat Egg whites, lemon juice and a pinch of salt until stiff. Gradually add sugar and continue to whisk until it has dissolved. Keep 3 tablespoons of beaten egg whites for the icing later on. Stir the Vanilla sugar, cinnamon, nuts and 100 g of almonds into the backing mixture. Cover it up and put it somewhere cold for about 2 hours.
Roll out the mixture about 3 / 4 inch thick on a surface dusted with sugar. With a star cookie cutter dipped in sugar cut out little stars and put them on a backing tray covered with baking paper. Mix the egg white icing with a few drops of water and ice the stars. Bake in a preheated oven at 150 ° C (gas 1, convection 10-12 minutes at 140 °C) for 15-18 minutes on the bottom rail. Remove the stars from the backing paper and let them cool. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.

Enjoy!

xx

Disclaimer: This is not my recipe or my picture, but I did translate it from German 🙂

Hello world!

This title seems to be perfect…
Soo… Helloo there 🙂

I can’t tell you how many blogs I have started, posted 3 posts in, forgotten about, deleted,… but I think, since this is my first wordpress blog and because I’m feeling optimistic for the time to come, I will actually try my very best to keep this one going 🙂

In case you don’t know me (which will be 99.99% of you)…

I’m 17, German but but only half, constant dreamer, forever the optimist with a slight tendency to being idiosyncratic (I love that word… for everyone who doesn’t know the meaning it’s “individual, personal, distinctive, eccentric, peculiar” 🙂 )
Currently battling my second-to-last year in school.
Strongest subject: English. Worst subject: Maths :/
I really enjoy writing, reading, drinking coffee and all the other things that make life lovely 🙂
I also own a tumblr… loveinalittlebox.tumblr.com

I sincerely hope that you’ll enjoy my blog and have a gorgeous day!

xx