Montag, 25. September 2017

Thoughts: We grow and we change

Hi guys,

I already told you that my life went a bit crazy the past half year, so I thought it was time for another "thoughts" post.

We change.
We all do, it`s what makes life interesting and what gives us the power to continue, to follow our dreams. Im a big representer of doing whatever you want, to be who you are and to listen to yourself to do what feels good. It`s my personal state of freedom, I want to travel, to study, to be independent and to be able to put all I want, into one life.
But what happens if you change. Not what you stand for or how you want to live your life, but if you start to be willing to adjust your future in a way, you never thought you could or would want to? If you feel like you betray your younger self, like you`re now lying to your friends when you say what you used to say. When it`s hard to describe that your still exactly the same person, with the same view of life and the same plans, dreams, but just wouldn`t mind them a bit different. But that you still would never give up what you always wanted, or betray what you stand for. That it`s not giving up something, but to add something else, to all you already had and wanted. It`s hard and fucks with my mind, and it`s a lot to deal with, even without other people being involved in it. And it especially makes it hard when people you open up to, tell you that you wouldn`t be who you were a year ago, just because you`re changing but in a complete other part of yourself, that doesnt in the slightest affect the one that was and will always be there. The one you will always live and fight for, just in a bigger range and sharing it. Change is beautiful and it doesnt make someone less who they are, it just makes them a bit wiser.
We change. We add and adjust. 
We still are who we are.

Photography: Selina K ( Blog / Portfolio )

Necklace: H&M
Boots: Dr.Martens


Faye =*

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.



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



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 =*