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New year, new blog

January 25, 2018

Hi guys, happy new year! I know it has been a while… Last year I decided to change the blog design and many things happened since then so it took a bit longer than I expected to finalize it. But now I am back with a brand new blog design (and logo!) and hope to post again on a regular basis. Let’s go back in time and remember the…

Travel

My Switzerland

August 1, 2017

This year I have completed 15 years living in Switzerland. Its is most of my adult life! I still remember the beginning when I didn’t know any German and had to learn how to communicate in a brand new (and quite difficult) language, es war schwierig… To celebrate this big anniversary, I will share with you images from this beautiful country which is my homeland. I am starting…

Events

Choosing a venue for a corporate event

June 1, 2017

One of the most important things when organising a corporate event is choosing the appropriate venue. After arranging a few functions, I began to recognize the best venues according to the goal of the event. For instance: A year planning meeting should take place at a conference center, an informal summer party works better outdoors and a CSR activity can take place at a large meeting room where all employees have easy access to…

Events

Celebrating birth: the baby shower

May 20, 2017

What does a baby shower mean to you? To me it is a way to pre-celebrate the birth of a child with friends and family, and to present the parents-to-be with gifts for the baby. Here in Switzerland (and also in most part of Europe) baby showers are not popular like in the US, Canada or Brazil but I must say that more and more people have started…

Travel

Getting to know and leisure activities in Zurich

January 10, 2017

Planning your next visit to Zurich? Here are a few tips to make your trip worth it! Tours Take one of the tours recommended by Zurich Tourism to learn more about the city and its past. There are guided city walks and bus tours, or, if you’re looking for an active and unconventional way of getting to know the city, try the city tours by bike or Segway, or…

Interiors

From an empty dining room to a new home office

October 3, 2016

Today I am revealing my new home office to you. My husband and I would like to maximize our apartment as we haven’t been able to find something better yet, therefore we made some improvements to it. One of them was to integrate our living and dining spaces, you can see the result here, and the other one was to declutter, improve and move our home office to the…

Interiors

Before and after: Living room

September 9, 2016

An updated living room My husband and I have been living at the same place for almost 10 years. It is a good size 2-bedroom apartment with a very large kitchen, a good size living and dining rooms and a medium size balcony.  Because we need more space and haven’t been able to find something better yet, we decided to maximize it on a budget. Our home has a contemporary style and we like…

Interiors

From a messy home office to a cozy nursery

September 2, 2016

Transform a home office into a nursery, this was the challenge. My friend lives with her husband in a rental property and they are expecting their first child. They have a 2-bedroom apartment and are not planning to move out right now, therefore, they decided to convert their messy home office into a simple and cozy nursery. The room was full of clutter: too many books, DVDs, photo albums, boxes, and binders.…

Interiors

DIY canvas – Greatest Hits!

August 5, 2016

Last time I went to Brazil I bought a piece of fabric with the Copacabana beach pattern. My plan was to make a couple of pillow cases for my living room but somehow I changed my mind and decided to create two canvas for my dinning room instead. I really like the final result and today I will show you how easy is to make DIY canvas. Material Blank…

Events

A simple and summery baby shower

July 31, 2016

A very nice group of friends got together on a hot afternoon to celebrate a summery baby shower organized by me. The shower took place at home and the theme chosen was “elephants”. A simple but festive buffet included a chocolate cake, cupcakes, coconut brigadeiros, sandwiches, fruits and popcorn. It was a simple but fun party with lots of desserts, amazing gifts and great memories. Here are a few highlights from this very special…