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BASELWORLD 2017

BASELWORLD 2017

Calvin Klein at BASELWORLD 2017

BASELWORLD 2017

Calvin Klein gorgeous
Sleek. Symmetrical. Calvin Klein gorgeous. Minimal and chic, the Calvin Klein gorgeous jewelry set demonstrates the luminous power of four simple lines perfectly aligned. The combination of four complementary hues – stainless steel, black, pink and gold PVD – exudes appeal and creates a natural flow of refinement and balance. This stunning set consists of a necklace, set of four bangles and rings that complete any glamorous look.
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Calvin Klein hook
Open. Alluring. Calvin Klein hook. Simple and chic, this timeless offering has expanded to include three new styles. Each ring and bangle is available in either solid or Swarovski crystal-encrusted polished stainless steel or pink gold PVD to accent any modern look.
HUBLOT at BASELWORLD 2017

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THE BIG BANG UNICO SAPPHIRE
While coloured synthetic sapphires have been in existence since 1902, when they were invented by the French chemist Auguste Victor Louis Verneuil, melting sapphire is a complex and unpredictable process. Because its crystallisation process is unstable, it is difficult to obtain similarly coloured sapphires, even if they are produced simultaneously. Furthermore, bubbles and cracks can appear in the material, making the end result unsuitable for producing Big Bang cases.
But the main challenge is in the size. Thus far, no coloured sapphires exceeding 2 kg have been produced. However, Hublot has now gone beyond this threshold. By pushing the limits of engineering and chemistry, it has developed a sophisticated and costly process that has resulted in the successful production of a large, transparent sapphire of perfectly uniform colour.
Hublot heats aluminium oxide (Al2O3) — the raw material for sapphire — with a transition metal, chromium (Cr), at a temperature of between 2000 and 2050 degrees Celsius. The result is a coloured sapphire that retains all the original properties of a material which is ultra-scratch resistant, completely transparent and among the hardest in existence. The innovation extends to the colour — the first blue sapphire in the history of watchmaking.
THE CLASSIC FUSION ITALIA INDEPENDENT COLLECTION
“We are very proud to be able to continue this partnership with Italia Independent and Lapo Elkann, whose creativity and character never cease to surprise us. This new project was an extraordinary experience for us: putting Hublot’s capacity for technical innovation and willingness to experiment to the service of the House of Rubinacci—a monument to Italian elegance—and the incomparable style of Lapo Elkann. The Classic Fusion Italia Independent truly represents the fusion of three forms of expertise.” Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot

BASELWORLD 2017

BASELWORLD 2017
BASELWORLD 2017

BIG BANG BRODERIE SUGAR SKULL FLUO
The Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull Fluo is once again revisiting traditional materials in an original, modern way. This time with Bischoff embroidery from St Gallen. This ancestral craft has travelled across the globe and is entrenched within the world of fashion.
With its cutting-edge innovation, performance and creativity, internationally renowned Swiss brand Bischoff is a key industry figure. In its workshops in St Gallen, near Zurich, Bischoff’s master artisans created specially commissioned fluorescent embroidery on silk organza. Delicately embroidered with floral arabesque motifs and subtly revealing the ‘skull’ design that will adorn the dial.

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TAGHEUER AT BASELWORLD 2017

BASELWORLD 2017

G HEUER CARRERA HEUER-01 43 MM
Unveiled in 2015, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 opened the doors to a new market. A 45 mm Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph with a contemporary sports design, and coming in at under 5000 CHF, it redefined the notion of value for money.
This year, the famous proprietary chronograph is being unveiled with a slightly smaller diameter of 43 mm, in a choice of three versions: intense black, deep navy blue and an elegant cognac brown.
After more than five years of continuous improvement and optimisation, it now offers a very high level of quality, while its production costs have been carefully managed to make it one of the very few 100% Manufacture Chronographs available for less than 5000 CHF.

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TAG HEUER CARRERA LADY 2017
The Carrera collection is TAG Heuer’s flagship collection. Launched by Jack Heuer in 1964 as a chronograph, it is now available in a range of diameters with many different functions for both men and women.
This year, thanks to a new development, the case features a different construction. It is no longer punched from a block in the traditional TAG Heuer way – it is now modular and formed of 9 different pieces (case back, case middle, bezel, lugs and strap end-pieces), which paves the way for myriad possible combinations of almost endless materials, colours, treatments and finishes.
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LINK LADY
Link. A design that dates back to 1987. Its defining feature is the immediately recognisable bracelet, boasting the signature S-shaped links. It is both an iconic design and a standard bearer in terms of ergonomics and wearer comfort. Each link is rounded on the top, bottom and sides for an exceptionally smooth feel on the wrist.
In steel, with an elegant diameter of 32 mm, the new Link Lady now features a bracelet which is fully integrated into the case, whose horns have been removed. The bracelet still has a curved profile, and the finishes are even more sophisticated: the entire contour of the S radiates a highly polished shine, while the upper surface of each link is fully brushed.
I had such a great time at BASEL WORLD 2017 and wanna thank everyone who invited me and took their time to show me their newest collection. See you next year, so long! X
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hypnosis and what it did to me

HYPNOSIS AND WHAT IT DID TO ME

hypnosis and what it did to me
The term “hypnosis” comes from the ancient Greek word ὕπνος hypnos, “sleep”, and the suffix -ωσις -osis, or from ὑπνόω hypnoō, “put to sleep” (stem of aorist hypnōs-) and the suffix -is. Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion. The term may also refer to an art, skill, or act of inducing hypnosis.
Theories explaining what occurs during hypnosis fall into two groups. Altered state theories see hypnosis as an altered state of mind or trance, marked by a level of awareness different from the ordinary conscious state. In contrast, nonstate theories see hypnosis as a form of imaginative role enactment. During hypnosis, a person is said to have heightened focus and concentration. The person can concentrate intensely on a specific thought or memory, while blocking out sources of distraction. Hypnotised subjects are said to show an increased response to suggestions.
Hypnosis is usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction involving a series of preliminary instructions and suggestion. The use of hypnotism for therapeutic purposes is referred to as “hypnotherapy”, while its use as a form of entertainment for an audience is known as “stage hypnosis”. Stage hypnosis is often performed by mentalists practicing the art form of mentalism.
That’s what I have found via wikipedia.org https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnosis

hypnosis and what it did to me

I guess we all have heard about hypnosis and have seen it in films or like described in the last paragraph on stage to entertain audience. A lot of people see it as something dark or something that is being used to manipulate people and that is why I want to share my very personal experience with hypnosis with all of you.
There are many reasons to get involved with hypnosis, be it to loose weight, get rid of stage freight or other phobias or the general need to relax ones body and mind. In my case I was very interested in the last mentioned one. A deep form of relaxation is exactly what I needed and got from my hypnosis experience.
I went in and had very little expectations about what is going to happen and only had the sketchy visuals from the movies or cartoons where people stare on to black and white rotating patterns that make them dizzy and fall asleep. So I had no idea what to expect and I think that was a very good thing.
So when I had my appointment I first had a very nice chat with Nadia and we were talking about my over all well being, what is present in my life and what I want from my hypnosis session. As I have already told you my goal was to relax my body and mind deeply. We were ready to start and that meant that I had to lay down on her bed and was covered with blankets. In the state of hypnosis the body cools down and therefor it is very important to keep yourself warm and comfortable.
hypnosis and what it did to me
She started to play relaxing music and took me on a visual journey that left all my thoughts and worries behind and that let me focus on only what she was saying.  That was a life changing experience and somehow it felt more like a form of meditation. Nadia’s soothing voice has brought me to a deep state of relaxation. It was unbelievable that I was on one side very aware of what was happening, meaning I was still listening to her voice and what she was saying but on the other hand I was far far away almost floating on clouds and being close to dreaming and dozing off.
The wonderful thing for me was that I lost the feeling of time, I had no idea for how long I was laying there, if it were 20 minutes or one and a half hours. This felt so good. The same way you are being led into hypnosis you are also brought out of it, very conscious. It feels good to still lay down with open eyes for a couple of minutes after being released from the state of hypnosis.
I have felt so light and wonderful after my hypnosis session. What a wonderful experience with such a huge benefit for my body and mind. I really want to go back to that place where Nadia took me, that place where I was as light as a feather, very relaxed and calm. When ever I have a stressful day I try to take myself back to that place. Something that is not very easy to do and does not always work.
Now that I have dropped the word meditation I also want to share with you the definition I have found via wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meditation
Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.
The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.
The word meditation carries different meanings in different contexts. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs. Meditation often involves an internal effort to self-regulate the mind in some way. Meditation is often used to clear the mind and ease many health concerns, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. It may be done sitting, or in an active way—for instance, Buddhist monks involve awareness in their day-to-day activities as a form of mind-training. Prayer beads or other ritual objects are commonly used during meditation in order to keep track of or remind the practitioner about some aspect of that training.
Meditation may involve generating an emotional state for the purpose of analyzing that state—such as anger, hatred, etc.—or cultivating a particular mental response to various phenomena, such as compassion. The term “meditation” can refer to the state itself, as well as to practices or techniques employed to cultivate the state.
Meditation may also involve repeating a mantra and closing the eyes. The mantra is chosen based on its suitability to the individual meditator. Meditation has a calming effect and directs awareness inward until pure awareness is achieved, described as “being awake inside without being aware of anything except awareness itself.” In brief, there are dozens of specific styles of meditation practice, and many different types of activity commonly referred to as meditative practices.

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On that topic I want to share Nadia’s newest thing: the new moon meditation evenings for women.  At TRANSFORMATON COACHING at Rebgasse 28 in 4058 Basel.
You can read more about what Nadia is doing on her web pages:
www.transformation-coaching.com
https://www.hypnose-praxis-basel.com
In case you have any questions or you feel the need to experience hypnosis for yourself give her a call: +41 79 507 02 92 or drop her a line via info@transformation-coaching.com
Here are the dates for the new moon meditation evenings for women:
  • 26.4.2017
  • 25.5.2017
  • 24.6.2017
  • 23.7.2017
  • 21.8.2017
  • 20.9.2017
  • 19.10.2017
  • 18.11.2017
  • 18.12.2017
contribution towards expenses are a minimum of 10 CHF.
I hope my blog post was helpful and informative. I will attend the new moon meditation for women evenings and it would be nice to see some of you there too. I wish you all a very calm and relaxed spring day. X
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SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY

SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY

SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY

Today I wanna share a very simple body scrub DIY with all of you. Something that is done super easy and can be changed in many ways. Now lets see what you need inorder to make these body scrubs. I made two different scrubs, one with coffee and one with lemons and oranges.
things you need
coffee
salt
sea salt
coconut oil
lemons
oranges
grater
mason jars

SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY

step one:
In this DIY I show you how I made the coffee body scrub. Take some coffee grounds and mix it with 2 tabelspoons of coconut oil. In case your coffee grounds is still warm then you dont have to heat the coconut oil, if not I would suggest to heat it up a bit.

SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY
SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY

step two:
Add three tablespoons of normal table salt and six tablespoon of sea salt. Mix everything. And that was it. Super easy and simple. It only takes three steps and it is a great way to recycle coffee grounds.
How to make the orange and lemon body scrub:
For the lemon and orange body scrub you start with the normal and sea salt. Then you grate the peel of a lemon and orange. Squeeze the juice of the lemon and orange and mix it with the salt. Then add the coconut oil and mix everything. Again, thats all I did for this second scrub.
SIMPLE BODY SCRUB DIY
I use the scrubs two to three times a week after washing my body. The most amazing thing about these scrubs is, that you dont have to use any body lotion. The coconut oil totally does that job. The scrubs leave your skin super soft and especially in winter our skin can need some extra pampering.
I made these scrubs so many times and I love how simple it is. There are many ways to change them. Instead of coconut oil one could add massage oils or any other scented oils. Or you could add some fresh vanilla to the coffee scrub in order to make it a tad sweeter. The best parts about these scrubs are that you dont end up with any plastic trash and you save lots of money. Coconut oil, salt, lemons and oranges are quiet affordable and easy to find. So I would love to hear from you. Did you make any scrubs? If so, what did you use?
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ONE DRESS - MANY WAYS TO WALK IT

ONE DRESS – MANY WAYS TO WALK IT

ONE DRESS – MANY WAYS TO WALK IT

one dress - many ways to walk it

I am so in love with this new dress that I have found in one of my favorite shops in Basel: Le Mouton a 5 Pates. A super simple grey SILVIAN HEACH dress to wear in many different ways. Today I wanna show you that you can wear the same dress and only change the shoes. A very simple way to make your dresses more versatile.
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lets start with the comfiest and easiest way to walk: Sneakers. A pair of black sneakers should be key to every wardrobe. A very easy way to dress down a nice dress.

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Metallic shoes were quiet a big trend. And I found my silver shoes in C&A on SALE for 19 CHF. An amazing bargain. Not only great to dress up your look in a comfy way but also perfect to jazz up a simple jeans and sweatshirt look.

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And now a very easy way to upgrade your dress by wearing black heels. In my opinion every lady should have a pair of black heels. No matter if the heel height is only 2 cm.

one dress - many ways to walk it

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Simple black flats, also something that we all should own. Nothing works better to make a chic outfit look more casual. I found these babes at ALDO in Marseille.

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Boots are a great way to wear a dress in winter. I found these wedge boots at the Zalando Lounge Sale. They are very comfy to walk in due to the wedge heel. Black boots are perfect becasue they are working with so many different colors and looks. I am not so sure anymore whether I like these kind of boots with jeans. It somehow reminds me of the late 90s, early 2000, when this boot over skinny jean was a big success. Maybe with a pair of over the knee boots, who knows.

one dress - many ways to walk it

I wanna thank Miguel for taking the photos of me, it was quiet an adventure. We found this little platform on the water (Rhein) that was perfect to take the photos. I was able to get there with almost all the shoes, except for the wedge boots that you can see in the photo above.
Here is a photo that shows how hard it was to get to that tiny platform. I was prepared to fall in the super cold water but luckily didn’t. 🙂 Have a lovely day. X

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PCC what is that

Protection Cheveux Complexe, PCC what is that?

Thank you very much to Coiffure Winter for pampering me and making my hair look nice again.
I went to her salon in order to trim my hair and color it back to my natural hair color: dark brown. Since I had several drastic color changes in the last two years, my hair ends are really dry. In order to make my hair look healthy again I wanted to try the new PCC treatment by La Biosthetique. Here is what I found out about it.
PCC what is that
PCC what is that?
Protection Cheveux Complexe is a new dimension in hair cosmetics. A real milestone in research and development from La Biosthétique. The revolutionary active ingredient complex protects, restructures and conditions the hair both inside and outside during and after chemical treatments. The hair structure is lastingly renewed, the hair is conditioned and sealed and regains its natural beauty.
PCC claims to be the new formulation to combat hair breakage. Bleaches, colour and perms all have one thing in common; to achieve lasting results, certain structures in the hair have to be broken. Bleach decomposes the natural hair colour, whilst colour deposits new pigment and Perms change the structure and shape of the hair. The network in which keratin, the hair’s most important building block, is embedded, has often breaks in some parts which make the hair more sensitive and weaker in certain areas.

PCC what is that

PCC’s innovative formulations were created to avoid precisely this side effect. They now make the impossible possible. A concentrated molecular protection complex fills gaps inside the hair’s network, known as sulphur bonds, during the processing time of bleach, colour and perms, and deposits new keratin into these gaps or breaks in the structure.
  • WITHOUT PCC (see photo, hair top)
    There can be broken open sulphur bonds (oxidation damage)
    Gaps in the hair structure due to reduction of the amount of keratin in the hair
    Rough and damaged hair surface
  • WITH PCC (see photo, hair bottom)
    Protection and formation of the sulphur bonds
    Keratin in the hair is maintained
    The surface of the hair is regenerated and protected
I tried the PCC treatment at Coiffure winter and you can see the ampule in the photo below. I love the way it looks. So precious and delicate. Depending on your hair length and dammage they can use more than one. My hair was so dry, and I really want to emphasize WAS. 🙂
PCC what is that
Benjamin Bohm, Hair Care & Color Technician at La Biosthétique says

“La Biosthétique supports the hair’s beauty. That’s why it made total sense for us to develop a system that keeps its promises and has proven results! Just a few steps to healthier hair! Protection Cheveux Complexe is a revolution in hair care. By using highly effective ingredients it is proven to protect the hair from the consequences of chemical treatments.”
The results are proven to significantly reduce hair breakage, much stabler, more resistant hair.
Protection and renewal of the molecular hair structure from within, 20 % more softness and
healthy and naturally beautiful hair.

PCC what is that

HOW TO USE PCC?
Protection Cheveux Complexe, PCC,  is performed in three steps.
Complexe 1: Concentrate is added during the chemical treatment to restructure and protect the hair.
Complexe 2: After the chemical treatment there is a restructuring and protective conditioning application with Complexe 2 Spray + Mask Intense.
Complexe 3: Continue the protection and care at home. Regular home application of Spray and Mask Vital/ Volume after the salon treatment ensures the results of Protection Cheveux Complexe last a long time. It guarantees exquisite shine, strong elasticity and sleek body.

PCC what is that

I can assure you, this thing really works. Oh wow, the results after one treatment are very visible and made a huge change to my very dry hair before. I will def go back and get another PCC done. For the people in  Basel get in touch with Coiffure Winter. www.coiffure-winter.ch

 

 

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IT'S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER

IT’S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER – NUAGE

IT'S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER

IT’S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER invite you to their fall presentation of NUAGE on
FRIDAY November, 11, 2016  // 5-9 PM
IT’S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER
Hammerstrasse 90 Basel
061 554 36 77

IT'S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER

IT'S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER

The second edition of the Sac à Dos (sac a dos = backpack) NUAGE has a practical inner bag with zipper and is lined with resistant cotton linen fabric.
Smartly further developped, this NUAGE Sac à Dos accompanies you through the colorful autumn!
Sunflower, cornflower blue or eggplant?
On November 11, you can order the NUAGE backpack in every color of the autumn sky. Have a look at the colors in the first image. The individual piece is then exclusively made for you in a small handicraft company in Italy.

IT'S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER

Etui NUAGE 320 CHF made in Italy // Sac a Dos NUAGE 570 CHF made in Italy
ABOUT IT’S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER
IT’S LAUBER & ANITA MOSER design exquisite, appealing articles in leather: laboriously plaited bracelets and richly worked collars, beautifully shaped high-heeled suede sandals with finely inscribed ornamentation, and lace shoes with the softness of socks and tips dyed in various colors.
Their showroom at Hammerstrasse 90 offers fine craftsmanship and innovative fashion accessories which are both surprisingly fresh and subtly seductive. The two labels launched in the winter of 2015 their first joint products. We will advise you personally: Contact us via email or phone, we look forward to seeing you in our showroom.
itslauber-anitamoser.ch
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HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN

HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN

Have you ever thought about how to bring a bit of summer with you into autumn? If yes, I
have the perfect outfit inspiration for you. As autumn should be the perfect transition from summer to winter it should also work like that with our clothes. I always push the day far into the end of fall, to finally move all my summer clothes to the end of my closet. That’s how I came up with the idea of this blog post: HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN.
Choose your favorite midi length summer dress and pair it with your favorite long sweater. I found mine at C&A its available in many colors. I figured the green one will work best with my favorite dresses and is also a great color for fall.

HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN

To make this look a casual one for every day wear flat shoes. I think these looks work best with either loafers or brogues. Via Polyvore I found some nice shoes, together with some really chic metallic spaghetti strap dresses and extra long sweaters.

SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN

I am so in love with these metallic dresses. I have a very similar skirt and I am sure I am going to pair it with my new long sweater by C&A. Something that you should keep in mind is to have a very simple color scheme for your summer dress to work in fall. My summer dress is a beige lace dress and I chose a green long sweater to wear it with and a light clutch and shoes.

SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN

HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN

I love the fact that my long sweater has cuts on the side and is made out of wool. Here in Basel fall can be quiet cold and layering is a good way to keep warm. So, check your wardrobe and dont be afraid that the dress might be too chic. The long sweater and the flat shoes will totally balance out your midi summer dress.
outfit

dress LOVE, FIRE
long sweater C&A
shoes/earrings H&M
clutch MIU MIU
watch EMPORIO ARMANI
sunglasses VINTAGE (fleamarket)

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SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN JEWELRY SELECTION
HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN AUTUMN
Try to keep it a bit low key with your jewelry, especially when your dress has a special textured fabric. Like in my case with the beige lace. In order to not go over board but still have a bit of chic I would suggest a nice women watch and some very simple but cute earrings. Unfortunately I could not find the exact same earrings that I was wearing in the photo above, but I guess they are quiet similar. The sunglasses are from the fleamarket and work really well with the outfit and jewelry overall.

To sum it up, in order to create this look you need three essential things to make it work. You are going to need a midi length summer dress, a long sweater and flat shoes. I am pretty sure that you are having all these items in your wardrobe and would have never thought to wear them in that combination. But here we go, mix and match. That’s the fun part about fashion.

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LUMA POP UP BASEL

LUMA POP UP BASEL

 

LUMA POP UP BASEL
LUMA POP UP BASEL
For a limited time – from 15 October 2016 to 1 April 2017 – the “LUMA POP UP Steakhouse at Jonny Parker” offers selected meats in the idyllic pavilion in the St. Johanns Park. They are prepared outdoors on the legendary Green Egg ceramic grill.
The “LUMA POP UP Steakhouse at Jonny Parker” is: undescript and surprising! Only selected fresh meat from LUMA D.A.C. are grilled on the charcoal grill. Calf, beef and pork is matured with natural, noble mold fungus to reach a maximum level of delicacy. An unmistakable aroma which leads to a unique taste excitement. The gastronomic experience also includes delicious side dishes and an attractive wine offer.
All this makes the “LUMA POP UP Steakhouse at Jonny Parker” an exceptional address for a dinner with friends and family or for a special business dinner.

LUMA POP UP BASEL

Annika and I arrived at the LUMA POP UP for the pre-opening on Friday, October, 14, 2016 around 7 PM. And we started our dinner night, with delicious butters and different kinds of warm buns. I really love the tiny wooden cutting board and enjoyed the small appetizer a lot. I gotta find out where I can get these cute boards. It would be perfect for butter and jam for my “sunday morning breakfasts on a tray” in bed. 🙂
Now lets have a look at the LUMA POP UP menu. The starters and the main dishes are written on black boards. A very neat idea. Annika chose: LACHS MILLE FEUILLES and the LUMA ART BEEF CUT FILET. I went for the KÜRBISCREME SUPPE and the POP UP VEGI SPECIAL.

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LUMA POP UP BASEL  Our LUMA POP UP amuse bouche LUMA POP UP BASEL
Our greet from the kitchen was a LUMA meat ball and a vegetarian Knödel with black chanterelles. Annika loved the meat ball and my Knödel was really delicious. It was the first time I had black chanterelle – Totentrompete – a tasty mushroom. (more)
Our starters looked like that. In the first photo you can see Annika’s salmon mille feuilles with dill lemon panna cotta. Followed by my pumpkin cream soup sprinkled with truffle oil and chestnut crumbs.
LUMA POP UP BASEL
LUMA POP UP BASEL
Let’s have a look at our main dishes. Annika’s LUMA ART BEEF CUT FILET and my POP UP VEGIE SPECIAL. So far everything looked and tasted delicious.
LUMA POP UP BASEL
LUMA POP UP BASEL
Last but not least we reached the dessert. We were quiet full and decided to share something sweet. Our choice was this lovely creation below called lemon cream. Mmmmhmmm, it tasted divine.

LUMA POP UP BASEL

We had a great time at the LUMA POP UP at JONNY PARKER in Basel Switzerland. And will for sure recommend it to you. The owners recommendations are the ASIAN LUMA BEEF SALAD as a starter and the LUMA PORK NECK and the LUMA BEEF BURGER. I found some interesting information on their website:
blue rare          30° C
rare                  40° C
medium rare    50° C
medium           55° C
medium well    65° C
well done         70° C
LUMA Beef Burger   Switzerland
LUMA Beef Brisket   Switzerland
LUMA Pork Neck      Switzerland
LUMA Beef Pop UP CUT  Switzerland
Black Angus Beef Rumpcap    Australia
LUMA Beef Rib Eye  Australia
LUMA Beef Filet        Australia
Salmon    Norway
You can also order LUMA meat online and have it freshly delivered to your door step. by using the promo code you can get a discount.
https://luma-delikatessen.ch
PROMO CODE: luma1617
LUMA pop up
St. Johanns-Park 1
4056 Basel
+41 61 560 60 02
reservation@luma-popup.ch
http://www.luma-popup.ch
OPEN FROM 15.10.2016 – 01.04.2017
TUE-SAT 6:30 – 11:00 PM

 

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OPEN ATELIER @ OSLO NIGHT 2016

Two weeks ago it was OSLO NIGHT 2016 and Cristian, Petr and Martin decided to show their work and open their atelier space for the OSLO NIGHT. They finished their work, created a flyer and started to invite people. That was the start of OPEN ATELIER @ OSLO NIGHT 2016.
OPEN ATELIER 2016
Martin, Cristian and Petr have worked in the Atelier at Oslostrasse 10 for the past three months. They showed their output at the OPEN ATELIER at OSLO NIGHT which was also their last day in that very Atelier. I am going to show you lots of photos and was able to ask some questions about their art pieces.
OPEN ATELIER 2016
Lets start with Petr. He was showing very beautiful black and white analog photographies. I asked him some questions about his work and here is what he said.
1. Photography seems to be your passion, how did it all start?

Probably it all started like any other story, the moment I took the camera in my hands. I believe I was not more than 7 or 8 years old. (By the way, I can clearly remember this first encounter with the camera 🙂 ) It was some sort of attachment to this domain, which surprisingly didn’t let me go ever since. I think it came to me very naturally or unconsciously, I never asked myself any question why do I take a photograph.  
2. What was the idea behind your work that you are showing?
The opportunity to show my work among friends luckily has been coincided with the moment, where I felt like it is time to shift from “snapshotting” to conceptually thought trough photography. Basically trying to ask myself, why do I shoot this specific thing, why do I compose the image this way, and what do I want show or what kind of questions I want to ask the observer by doing this specific photograph. At this moment for me it was more about the step rather than a result, also taking into account that it is an actual first step in shifting to the new “category” of photography, hoping that the result will come in the next steps. So I asked myself what would be the perfect first. There was always some attachment to mountains for me and the fact that I currently live in Switzerland. It felt to me like the right thing to do, to make a series of the Swiss Alps. In order to proceed with the project, as the first step I decided to examine my subject in order to see where the project can lead me and which questions I should raise by doing so. I took the step as simple as possible – black and white film 100 iso, tripod and middle format camera. I started to shoot mountains, spending almost the whole day shooting the same mountain from the same point of view, examining and researching my subject. So now I am reflecting back on it and trying to figure out the questions I should ask for my next project and how I can make a final series with a strong conceptual base behind it. The pictures that were exhibited during our OPEN ATELIER were more “work in progress” photographs or a research phase of the project. I already have some ideas about the questions I’d like to raise in my next project, but I would prefer to share it later, hopefully there will be another opportunity, with actual photographs, rather than speculate here about it.
3. Which cameras do you use for what?

For the last 6 to 7 years I have only used analog cameras and I am a strong advocate for the analog photography. I prefer to use my middle format camera Hasselblad 500 cm, due to the higher resolution of the film and also the fact that I love the square format. I think it is the most democratic format, which doesn’t give a priority in any direction of the image. However when I can’t afford to invest a lot of time in a photo shooting I use my Leica m6. I have it with me amost every day just in case I see something nice I want to capture.
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And now let’s talk about Cristian’s work. His pieces came with a text that you can read below.
The show is a collection of drawings, sculptures and models that are all developed
along the idea of the GRID as a tool for an anthropology study. The GRID stands as a
metaphor for human society with everything that the term can incorporate: politics, culture, history, interaction with natural elements and religion. The project is in the same time a personal memory box or journal, giving me the liberty to analyse trough the means of artistic expression my own Zeitgeist. The concept is broken in four major themes the GRID vs EVOLUTION, the GRID vs HUMANITY, the GRID vs LANDSCAPE and the GRID vs IDOLS. The show is a first step in this parkour. Moving from figurative to abstract, it formalises thoughts, questions and observations with the clear intention of not drawing any conclusions.
I asked him what kind of materials he has used and his answer was: plaster, rasin, achrylic paint, foam and clay.
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GRID VS EVOLUTION

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GRID VS LANDSCAPE

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GRID VS IDOL
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GRID VS HUMANITY
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The OPEN ATELIER @ OSLO NIGHT was a big succes. I have already been to some OSLO NIGHTS before and I always like to check out the diploma projects of the Industrial and Fashion Design students. Like every year there is an After Party at the HEK, House of Electronic Arts.
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Last but not least, lets talk about Martin’s work. I asked Martin a couple of questions about his work that you can see below. I was amazed how well the pieces of the three worked together. It was a great way to use the space and show their work of the past three months.
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Here is what Marin told me about his work.
1. How did your passion for art start?

I spend all the hours in primary school doing drawings (mostly dinosaurs and war machines). Soon I figured out that drawing was the easiest way for me to “impress” my teachers and friends, so I guess it started there.  
2. What describes your work best?

Hmm. Today I only show my abstract work, but normally I would say that what I do is very diverse. Maybe curiosity is a good way to describe my stuff.  
3. What’s the idea/story behind the work you were showing at OPEN ATELIER?
I wanted to take my abstract work a step further. In order to do so I stacked all my old drawings and paintings on the floor to figure out what I was actually doing. It annoyed me that I could not see through everything at once and then the idea to paint on transparent materials started. After this it evolved into these transparent foils that I do myself. The idea is very basic, if there is no paint to hold the foil together it dissolves into pieces and there is nothing left at all.
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So, that was it from the OPEN ATELIER @ OSLO NIGHT 2016. I hope you were there yourself and if not, hopefully this was helpful to give you an impression of their work and workspace. I recorded a video of that event and will make a time lapse, soon to come. X

 

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NUXE fall news

NUXE FALL NEWS

NUXE FALL NEWS
Are you ready for the NUXE fall news? I got a nice parcel with 3 of their new products and had great fun researching and taking these photos. I mean, look at this wonderful flower composition. I am so very happy to have teamed up with the lovely Carla from Festum Artis and Lush Interior Blog. (festum-artis.chlush-interiors.blogspot.ch). So lets start with a small interview to find out more about what Carla is doing.
1. Festum Artis, what a great name! How did you come up with it?
Thank you so much! Well, you’d think finding a company name can’t be that hard but it sure wasn’t easy either – at least not for me. Even though I knew exactly what my work should look like I didn’t know what to call it. Most of all I wanted a name that illustrates my aim at creating artful, one-of-a-kind decorations that give the event and its special moment the frameset it deserves. On the other hand – being the aesthete that I am – it had to be sophisticated. So I read about brainstorming techniques and started exactly that. Storming. Lots of it. And then there it was. It was just like with most things in life: you’ll know it when you see it. But in modern corporate times you don’t only have to have a physical company, you also need a digital identity. So the second I found out I could also register a fitting domain I knew it was meant to be!
2. When did you start Festum Artis, and what can we expect?
Festum Artis is still a very young company – I’ve had the fantastic opportunity to style a couple of events so far and I’m building it up continuously. But my journey started long before that – I’ve been running an interior design blog for five years now, giving decorating advice and also styled a friend’s wedding. I simply love all things beautiful and I value attention to detail. If a client reaches out to me to style a certain event that means that event is – personally or professionally – meaningful and important to them. Therefore I want to create a truly memorable experience. Event decoration doesn’t only have to be made up of a couple of flowers in pot on a table, it can be so much more. From event signage to candy bars and cigar bars, guest favors, seating lounges, floral wall and door decorations, floral arches, photo booths and guestbook ideas and so on and so on – all of these elements, small or big, come together to make an event a beautifully styled happening that enchants its guests. Also I try to stay open minded, always. In all those years of blogging I’ve come to see so many beautiful styles, new interesting vibes and classic pretties. So at Festum Artis there will be no such thing as a signature style being done over and over again. Each client is unique and deserves a unique approach to their special moment. That is why one minute I’ll be decorating a classically elegant wedding and the next a vibrantly colored boho get-together.
3. What are the next projects?
I’m extremely excited to be taking part in the wedding fair MariNatal at KUSPO Münchenstein on October 8th and 9th 2016. I’ll be showing some really beautiful wedding inspirations and I’m in full preparation mode at the moment. At the same time I’ll also be selling my vintage jewelry there and displaying some of the wedding invites that I have created. It’s all going to go together beautifully. After that I’ll be decorating a corporate event for a Cosmetic Institute. I’m so eager to create a sumptuous décor that will get people in the mood for some soul-hugging, feel-good pampering!
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And now that we have found out more about Carla and her wonderful projects I wanna share some infos with you regarding these new products by NUXE.
ABOUT THE BRAND NUXE
The NUXE brand is the brainchild of Aliza Jabès. Following her strong beliefs in the incredible power of plants, the founding principle for NUXE was to reveal the prodigious nature of plants on the skin. She took an innovative approach in terms of nature (30 patents pending) and developed a cult brand of natural origin which combines performance with pleasure. It is now one of the bestselling brands in French pharmacies today.
NUXE Splendieuse Eye Contour Cream
Is a radiance activating eye cream. It works instantly and over time to diminish the look of dark circles and dark spots under the eyes. It targets dark spots and dark circles to give you the appearance of a brighter, smoother, more rested eye area. Well, that sounds really great. Especially for people with dark eye circles. I guess like with every other cream it needs time to see a result. Regularity is key!
Porcelain Rose, White Crocus and Vitamin C, help to reduce the number and the colour of all types of dark spots (sunlight, ageing, imperfection marks…) and brighten the eye contour area. They promise that the eyes look rested, more luminous and existing dark spots will be reduced. But again, in my opinion, results can (maybe) be seen after 4 weeks or so.
Vitamin C works to reduce under eye circles and pigmentation, while Peptides help boost the skin’s own collagen production and drain pigmentation deposits. Light-reflecting particles brighten the eye area for that rejuvenated, wide-eyed effect!
How to use
Apply on the eye contour in the morning and / or evening. I personally like to use my ring fingers to apply eye cream. Somewhere I have read that by using the ring fingers instead of the index fingers there is less pressure to the sensitive under eye skin. But in the end I guess it does not matter too much with which finger you apply your eye cream. As long as you apply eye cream regularly and the fingers are clean 😉
Composition
Ingredients of natural origin (with Porcelain Rose, White Crocus, stabilised Vitamin C, Star Lily and Cocoa Cells). Specific perfume tailored for the delicate eye contour area. Paraben free.
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NUXE Merveillance Expert Fluide Correcting Fluid
Is an anti-ageing treatment for combination skin, which targets excess oil and enlarged pores as well as visible lines and wrinkles. This corrective care contains three key skin proteins which contribute to the youth of the skin: Vimentin, Collagen and Elastin. It contains also Daylily, and Mimosa of Constantinople, plant extracts which target these three proteins in order to fight effectively against the deep wrinkles and the loss of firmness of the skin.
Its light texture plumps and mattifies skin, correcting shine while tightening pores and refining the skin’s texture. Visible lines are smoothed, skin feels firmer and looks lifted and pores are tightened, all without drying skin or increasing oiliness. The ideal solution to rejuvenate combination skin.
How to use
Apply the fluid on the face in the morning. And continue with your normal skin/makeUp routine.
Composition
Contains 91,5% of ingredients of natural origin as the Daylily, and Mimosa of Constantinople.
Aqua/Water, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Water, GLycerin, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Parfum/Fragrance, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Arachidyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol, Capryloyl Gkycine, Behenyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, DImethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Acrylates C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Arachidyl Glucoside, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Myristyl Glucoside, Benzyl Alcohol, Ammonium Lactate, Hemerocallisfulva Extract, Geranyl Geranylisopropanol, Plankton Extract, Sodium Benzoate.
Paraben-free. Non-comedogenic.
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Bio Beauté Express Mattifying Rebalancing Mask
Is a re-balancing mask specially formulated for the combination skin based of Cranberry extract. This re-balancing mask is formulated based of white clay that helps to unclog and tighten the pores, matify and purify the skin in a few minutes. It contains also a ” Probiotic-Like ” Botanical Complex of Cranberry Extract and Hyaluronic Acid which maintains the balance of the cutaneous flora to limit the appearance of imperfections.
How to use
Apply to face 1-2 times a week, on dry skin, for 5 minutes, then rinse off with water.
Composition
Aqua/Water, Kaolin, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Parfum/Fragrance, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Prunus Amygdallus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein* Dehydroacetic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Vaccinum Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract*, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract*, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate. (*Organic production)
NUXE fall news
Thank you so much for reading the NUXE fall news and I hope you will find some time to check out Festum Artis and Lush Interior Blog. Thank you Carla for the great flower set up.
Have a lovely day. X
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moirai

MOIRAI

Moirai
so I had the chance to meet Jorina at the Theater Basel and she told me about her own label and about MOIRAI. I asked her what that was and asked her if I could show it on the blog. I sent her some questions and are very happy to share this awesome design spot with you.
1. Who is behind it and what do you do?
MOIRAI is created by three women from Basel, each with their own label and area of expertise.
Jorina Weiss – label “Jorina Weiss“, women’s and men’s fashion
Sabrina Kym – label “Kyry’s“, children’s clothes and accessoires
Anne-Sophie Chiarello – label “Chiara Moira“, women’s fashion
Together we run MOIRAI in Basel: our creative space where design, creation, café and shop are one. We also teach sewing classes here and host our own events. The clothes that these three in-house labels sell are all made by our own hands on site. A truly local shopping experience.
JORINA WEISS
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2. Where can we find you?
MOIRAI‘s shop is in Basel at Missionsstrasse 66. You can also find us online at www.moirai.ch, and on facebook www.facebook.com/www.moirai.ch
3. How is it for you to be part of the swiss design scene?
We pride ourselves in our local approach to design. If you like one of our designs, we can custom make it for you, change it to your liking or create something entirely new. We think this way of designing will change the way our customers look at clothes, experience and wear them. It is also possible to learn to make the clothes you see or imagine in our classes.
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I really hope you liked this post as much as I had fun to write it. Thank you so much for answering my questions. Its my pleasure to show you local design on such a high level. I encourage you to visit MOIRAI and check their social media for events. Maybe a sewing class might be something for you. 🙂 I wish you all a lovely sunny day and lets hope we can all wear our summer clothes for a bit longer. X
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MY BASEL TIPS

I live in Basel and therefore I am a local who can give you lots of tips about Basel. especially during the Art Basel week we tend to have long days and long nights and then its very nice to treat oneself with something nice. so, when I have a rough day or my feet hurt from being on them all day long I like to get myself a footmassage or a pedicure, depending on my time schedule. I can absolutely recommend Ramona Gysi and her salon RG Cosmetic & Massage.
RG COSMETIC & MASSAGE
MASSAGE / PEDICURE / MANICURE
Steinenvorstadt 23
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I had the pleasure to get a foot reflexzone massage the other day and it was such a relaxing experience. by massaging the feet the whole body is affected and therefor it feels like a full body massage.

in case you need a hair cut I can also recommend a very nice salon called WINTER COIFFURE its located behind AESCHENPLATZ at Lange Gasse 28. Stefanie Winter is cutting my hair for a very long time and I blogged about my experiences several times before.
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COIFFURE WINTER
Lange Gasse 28
www.coiffure-winter.ch
Stefanie Winter has worked in the coiffure industry for years and stands for styling expertise at the highest level. she opened her first salon in Basel at Lange Gasse 28 in Basel. the approximately 80 square-foot facility is located directly behind Aeschenplatz. Stefanie Winter is coiffeuse out of passion and her success is based on the unique feeling for people and style.
have a nice day and see you tonight at BASEL NACHT (5-9pm) get your free pass here https://www.microspec.com/tix123/eTic.cfm?code=VOLTA1216 and use my code: SOMETHINGNICE – see you later. X

 

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