on my way to KARLSRUHE – thank you for inviting me to this amazing trip. I am looking forward to seeing so many nice things. here you can see our schedule for the two days in Karlsruhe:
1. Tourist-Information Karlsruhe to pick up my tram card
and other information about the city
2. Check-in Hotel Der Blaue Reiter in Durlach, Germany
3. Meet-Up in the hotel lobby
4. A culinary walk through Karlsruhe:
starters: Heilige Sophie
main: Kleiner Ketterer
dessert: Lehner’s Wirtshaus
5. Cocktails at Ludwigsplatz
6. Visit Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
„Die Meister-Sammlerin. Karoline Luise von Baden“.
7. Tour of „11 x Karoline Luise. Die vielen Seiten der Markgräfin“
8. Lunch at Prinz-Max-Palais with Dominika Szope (ZKM)
9. Tour of “Augmented History App Stadtgeist Karlsruhe”
10. Walk through Stadtgeburtstags-Pavillon
In the DIY post I have talked about the white lace dress and that I was changing the buttons and made the dress look very different. so this very dress was my outfit for the C&A night out at LE PERCHOIR and the dinner at the MAMA SHELTER. first I was wearing the dress with my flat animal print flats and then later on changed to my grey tamaris heels. what an awesome dress, I am looking forward to wearing it in many ways during spring/summer!
lace dress C&A (buttons MANOR)
bag DKNY via zalando.ch
flats ZIGN via zalando.ch
armband LOLA AND GRACE
earrings LARA PATRIZIA VOGT
waiting for the SHUTTLE buses in the rain and being very excited about the drinks at the LE PERCHOIR and the dinner at the HOTEL MAMA SHELTER. I have met so many nice people during the press trip to PARIS and I really hope to stay in touch. yesterday I have uploaded the VIDEO about PARIS – take a look now! >> more photos about the LE PERCHOIR and the C&A showroom HERE <<
on the way from Basel to Venice we stopped in Vicenza and spent the night in the 4 star Hotel Tiepolo a bit outside of the city center. our room was in the topfloor (8°) and therefore we had an amazing view over the city. the hotel room was average standard but what I liked best about it was that it had a bathtub! I somehow love hotel rooms with bathtubs – it makes me feel like at home 🙂 the hotel has its own restaurant but unfortunately it was out of order the night we were there. I heard that it is a very good place for conferences and workshops as the hotel has its own conference rooms for about 700 people. what else can I tell you about the HOTEL TIEPOLO in Vicenza, it has free wifi, a flat screen tv, a mini bar, a trouserpress and A/C.
breakfast was included and they serve bread, croissants, coffee, tea, fruits, jam, orange juice and more! – the usual hotel breakfast buffet.
an italian interpretation of wearing a very elegant piece of the fall/winter collection in Venice in August 2014. the silver dress is from the new ESPRIT collection and its just absolutely wonderful to wear. once u zip up the back of the dress you just feel ready – ready to have a good time! above you can see some more of the new collection and I am sure that I will find many other gorgeous pieces to wear. ready for fall/winter!
At this very moment I am packing my suitcase and I want to bring way more than I would actually need – like always! I really dont like packing suitcases as I find it is so hard to make decisions about what to wear in advance other than that very morning in the shower before I get dressed! But I have no choice and for a trip like this its worth to suffer a bit 🙂 #firstworldproblems
February 14, – February, 18, 2014 at Somerset House
I had an amazing time in London during the Fashionweek. I met wonderful people and returned very inspired from all the gorgeous outfits I have seen either on the catwalk or on the streets. every time I m in a big city, I mean I live in Basel (about 200 000 people) 🙂 so whenever I am in a big city I feel so free to wear whatever I like where as here in Basel I often get funny looks because of my outfit combinations… so I enjoyed my pink outfits and I made it to other blogs with my outfit. 🙂
During my time in London I stayed in the lovely Boutique Hotel called Citizen M and I already showed you some photos about my stay. Again, I have to say that I can higly recommend staying there as it is a very well located and equipped Hotel with working stations, printer, lobby, bookshop and a bar. read my post about Citizen M here >>
I enjoyed my stay in London at Citizen M Bankside Hotel. My room was in the 4th floor, number 406 with a kingsize bed, a nice little desk and a quiet big bathroom. When I got into my room there was a tablet next to my bed displaying: “Welcome citizen Lea” – so sweet!! this tablet is helpful to navigate air and heating and to explore more about citizen M. there is freewifi and lots of movies to watch for free. too bad I didnt have time to check their medialibrary..
as I was in London for the fashionweek I was very happy to use the computers in the lobby. so for me it was if I was working at home because they had a nice iMac, like mine at home. also printing my tickets to the shows was not a problem. thank you so much again for having me as your guest. I felt very welcome!
the lobby has a bookshop, a bar, lots of places to sit and relax; tables, armchairs and couchs. I really love the interior design. lots of things to see. check the gorgeous lamps and books for instance.
a very lovely space is the inner courtyard with the lamps. my rooms view was directly into the courtyard – gorgeous!
on Valentines day they slipped a little love note under my door, that was just too cute! xx
CITIZEN M a lovely and trendy boutique Hotel with locations in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London and Glasgow and soon in New York and Paris, too. check citizenm.com for your next trip!
jeans and hat H&M
coat CEDRIC CHARLIER via laredoute.ch
clutch MAWI via zalando.ch
ballerinas MIU MIU
ESTÉE LAUDER spring news 2014
at Radisson Blu Hotel in Basel
new nail polishes
new CC cream
thank you very much for inviting me to the Estée Lauder press event – I had a lot of fun checking the new products and meeting new people. the presentation was wonderful and I will show you all the nice things I saw there in a future post. I am in the middle of testing all the goodies in order to write a proper review about them. stay tuned! xx
the outfit of that day
boots MAX SHOES
mac lipstick Babys on Fire
THIS IS MY FIRST VIDEO ON MY BLOG.. I MADE A DIY 2012 CALENDAR OUT OF A FREE ADVERTISE CALENDAR FROM A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. TO THE FRONT AND BACK I GLUED 2 BEAUTIFUL BLACK/WHITE POSTCARDS WHICH WERE SENT WITH THE INVITATION TO THE HOTEL OPENING IN CHICAGO. IT TOOK ME NOT EVEN 5 MINUTES TO GET THIS DONE! I KNOW MOST OF YOU MIGHT THINK THAT IN TIMES OF SMART PHONES ONE DOESNT NEED A HARDCOPY CALENDAR BUT I DO 🙂