Freitag, 22. September 2017

Travel: Roadtrip Portugal

Hi guys,

God I feel so bad. This trip was already two months ago and I haven`t posted anything about it yet, life was just crazy. If you follow me on Instagram you may saw that I did not only scored myself my soulmate, but with him a beautiful little boy. We moved together a month ago like I mentioned before and it was all really on short terms but I woulnd`t want it any other way cause its
just absolutely perfect. But enough cheesy talk, let`s talk about how we explored the beautiful country of Portugal!

First of all, we flew from Zurich to Lisbon. We stayed in town for two nights, wandered through the city and ate these amazing pastries called Pastel de Nata. For the night we chose the Sunset Destination Hostel which is placed inside of a train station and right next to the river, it was literally the most beautiful hostel I have ever seen! Like all european cities, Lisbon is also crowded with tourists but cause we travelled during high season in june, we expected nothing else. What surprised us a bit more, was the fact that we got offered drugs of all kinds every few minutes. No clue if it was because Michael is tattoed and I was dressed a bit alternative in comparsion to all the tourists but it seriously was crazy. 












The next day we picked up our rental camper van, which was an old VW Transporter that looked as fucked up as we wanted it to, and started our surfing roadtrip. The van itself was perfect, it seriously wasn`t in best condition and I won`t name the rental agency cause in the end some things went terribly wrong with them, but this car was beautiful and actually how we imagined our roadtrip van to be. For us, a perfect nice new van wouldn`t have fitted our lifestyle so we completly fell in love with this old shitty home on wheels. I marked our route on the map below, we started in Lisbon and found our first wild camping spot a bit south of Sines. Wild camping is actually not really allowed at the Algarve, but if you hide your car, take your trash and dont be too loud nobody will say anything. In the end we actually found an extra wildcamping camping spot near Praia Ingrina. After a very cold night, never sleep with the heck of your car pointed to the sea, we headed south to the Little surfer village called Sagres. You may recognize that name, cause the famour beer the brew there is called the same. It was obvious that surfer Season here is in winter, the village looked quite deserted but it wasn`t less pretty even if extremly windy. The beaches here had no waves at that time, so if you want to surf in summer make sure to stay at test west coast of Portugal and maybe even head to the area above Lisbon. There are some beautiful beaches east of Sagres, hidden treasures you can only access on sandy roads. We made the mistake to start driving more east, which lead us to the nightmare of every backpacker. No nature left, only tourists and hotels everywhere east of Lagos so that we decided to skip the famous caves and head back east, which was the best decision in comparsion on this trip. So we spent our last days surfing, relaxing and just enjoying life in our van before we had to go back to Lisbon to bring our car back. 

So if you like to go Surfing, Portugal is a must see! Make sure to go off high Season casue the waves will be better and avoid the south coast except its winter. Get yourself a van and enjoy that hippie life to the fullest. We loved our little van so much that we are now thinking about getting one of our own, there is no better feeling than complete freedom and if you got your home with you at all times, what on earth could beat that.
















Kisses,

Faye

Mittwoch, 20. September 2017

That ultra-kind of love

Hi guys,

I can`t wait to scream it from the roof, I got wifi again! That means tons of new Posts, hopefully back to my old routine and more interesting content than ever cause I recently moved to Zurich. 

These photos were done by a lovely photographer I met a few months ago, taken in my boyfriends hometown on one of switzerlands most famous attractions. I added her link below the pictures, make sure to check her Instagram.
the dress is by Spell, I hunted it for such a long time and it was perfect for the last summer days this year. I love how not wearing a bra gives you so many more options with tops and dresses, would you be interested in an extra post why I went braless and my experience with it? 

See you next week peeps =*








Photography by Vanessa Barmettler

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Bag: C&A


Love,

Faye






Montag, 11. September 2017

Food: New Roots Vegan Cheese

Hi guys,

I`m back from my longest break ever! 
New Outfits, new Food posts, maybe some Interior posts and a room tour around my new flat if you`re intersted, and tons of posts about me exploring places in my new hometown Zurich! If there is anything you want to read more about, leave it in the comments and I will see what I can do.

Todays post is about vegan cheese. I`m no vegan, I`m vegetarian and have been since I was six years old. But as I got older, I always tried to cut out as many animal products as possible and I stopped using cow milk years ago. But I just can`t cut off cheese at all, I love it too much and I feel like I would cheat myself if I would say I dont want to eat it. I always tried to find options to at least reduce my consume, but they all contained coconut which I can`t eat cause I get horrible stomach cramps afterwards. 

I got asked by New Roots to try out their vegan cheese, I heard of them before and tried some stuff at some local vegan markets, they don`t use any coconut but its all based on cashew. They make several different kind of cheeses, for example a hard, aged cheese, a camembert and a fresh cheese with different herbs on it. I got to try the "Aged Cheeze Nature" and the "Fresh Cheeze Greek Style".
And let`s say it right away, the fresh cheese is absolutely fantastic! On bread, on its own or with potatoes, my package disappeared really fast and everyone who tried it loved it. It got the cheese made of cashews with a really nice textured and the herbs are really giving the extra kick, they are well sorted and give the whole thing the extra power. 
As a normal cheese eater too, I had my issues with the hard cheese. It was a bit too chewy, tasted a bit like marzipan for me. I kinda got the cheesy vibe people talked about and I assume for full vegans its a really good alternative but for me it won`t be able to satisfy my cheese craving sadly. 

All in one they are way better than any other cheese alternative I`ve ever tried, I would love to try their cambembert too one day cause that`s one of my favorite cheeses. 

Several shops in switzerland store them, they sell their cheese on foodmarkets or you can just easily order online by checking out their shop.







Kisses and until next time,

Faye =*

Montag, 17. Juli 2017

You won`t be alone again

Hi guys,

Have you ever met your soulmate? Have you ever believed in soulmates? I never thought it existed. At all. Until I met this one guy, this one in a million who changed my whole life. Who made me see the world through a different light, we collided at a time where he was on his way to find himself and I was in full peace with myself. I started to believe that its faith that brings people together, to help each other through difficult times and to be able to rely on that person 24/7. But how is it to be with your soulmate during extremly stressfull and challenging situations? Its such a deep, meaningful and delicate connection, inside your soul, that if you`re too distracted it sometimes can be difficult to conntect with . During periods like this, you need to concentrate to find and listen to it, sometimes when everything around you seems so loud and overwhelming its a challenge to connect with that inner voice, that "soul string" that connects you with that other person. When life is calm , its time for bonding and strengthen it, but there are other times where you just need to suck from that connection to get the energy to push you through the hard times. I feel like its most important to talk about it and to find that balance between enjoying, strenghtening and using it as your powerbank, your enery source. And its especially important to take breaks, to just leave every day life and go with your other half somewhere just you two can be yourself. Thats why I travel. Thats why we travel. And next week, my and my soulmate will live van life for a week in Portugal, just us, a van, some surfboards and no plan at all. Before we take the next step and move in our own flat this fall, I cant wait to spend my life with this beautiful human.








Photography by Selina K. ( Blog / Portfolio )

Dress. Spell
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell


Love,

Faye

Freitag, 30. Juni 2017

Surf Special: City Wave Zurich

Hi guys,

As you may know I love to go surfing. I already posted multiple posts about surfcamps and my past surftrips, but I`m in switzerland and there is no sea anywhere around here. So, can you still go surfing here and what are the possibilities to do so? Let`s start with something extraordinary!

What?

This summer, The Wave Factory is bringing the City Wave to Zurich. It`s a wave in a pool, which allows you to go Surfing in the middle of the city without having to paddle, stand up or study the current.


How?

You can book in your session online or just try your luck and go by to see if there is a free spot. You enter the wave on the side, depends if you`re goofy or regular, and already get in standing. Now it`s all about keeping your balance, and you can surf the wave until you fall. You`re only under water for a few seconds and end up at the end of the wave where you can get out.

Where?

The Citywave is based next to Frau Gerolds Garten just next to the train station Hardbrücke and the the Prime Tower. You can`t miss it, you can hear the water running from the outside and there are multiple signs.

What else to know?

It`s quite different from the ocean waves, you practically surf on the other side of the wave. There are many chairs and couches all around the wave where you can relax, they offer some amazing drinks and a foodtruck is based right in front. You can choose between a beginner or an advanced session, once session coasts around 45.- CHF and gives you 45 minutes on the wave, shared with other surfers after each other.

As you can see, I really struggled on the wave and my balance is just shit so it took me multiple tries to finally being able to really surf on the wave. But in a 45 min session you definately will be able to do it, even if you`re not sporty at all and thats something absolutely amazing, everybody who`s been at the beach knows that it takes much, much longer to even get to this point in the ocean.

If you miss the sea, want a city Adventure, watch some surfers ( entry itself is free!) or just have a nice meal, visit the wave, its open from tuesday to sunday until September.

A big thank you to the Wave Factory for letting me try out the wave!

You can book  your session or get more information on there Website ->










Best wishes,

Faye