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My guide to Zurich – Greatest Hits!

February 12, 2016

It was winter when I first visited Zurich and I really loved it. I told my husband that we needed to move closer to be able to enjoy the city life more often. A few years later, we live about 13 minutes away from Zurich main train station. During the time I have been living here, I have been to many restaurants, museums, shops and special places which I would…

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Decluttering my closet

February 5, 2016

Is your wardrobe full of clothes but you still don’t know what to wear? This has been happening to me lately and although I try to clean up once per year and donate everything that doesn’t fit or that I haven’t used in the past 2 years, I still think that I have too many clothes and nothing to wear. A few weeks ago I got an email from apartment…

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The basic party kit

January 1, 2016

When I moved to Switzerland a while ago, my first dinner set was from Ikea. It was very basic, cheap and blue. After that, I learned how to look for other pieces during the sales period and have been able to update the set with many other pieces from different shops and brands. Now I have different pieces for different occasions and I didn’t invest too much money…

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A few superstitions for a lucky New Year

December 28, 2015

We have many superstitions in Brazil to say good-bye to the old year and welcome the new one. Now that 2015 is almost over, why not try a few of them for a lucky New Year? I definitely think it is worth trying! Set your goals: On the 31st of December write down a list of goals and add everything you want to accomplish in the coming year. Once you finish it,…

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Phase two of my no shopping challenge

December 26, 2015

Wow time really flies! It has been three months since I shopped for the last time. As you guys remember, I decided to do a no shopping challenge after attending apartment therapy’s closet cure and watching a very sad documentary about the fast fashion industry. I divided my no shopping challenge into three phases and the first one (no shopping for three whole months) is now completed. A few…

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Countdown to Christmas

December 18, 2015

Don’t panic, we still have one week to go! Take a look at my Countdown to Christmas tips to make sure that you have a stress-free week ahead. 1. Decorate your home and dress the tree – Some people let it for the 24th of December but I decorate my tree at least two weeks before Christmas. Take your artificial tree from the basement or buy a real one (it should…

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Christmas baking day

December 11, 2015

Our Christmas baking day was a huge success this year. We had many delicious donations and raised a good amount of money for charity. As I promised a couple of weeks ago, I am sharing a few pictures here on the blog. Click here to read more about how to organize fundraising events at work.…

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Christmas happy hour

December 4, 2015

This year I am organizing again a Christmas happy hour at the office. We are about 30 people occupying the whole first floor of the building and we have an informal coffee area which will be used as our venue. I am in charge of everything including choosing the date, creating the invitation (the one above), food & beverage, decoration and activities! It sounds a lot of work but I am very…

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Fundraising events

November 20, 2015

I am very engaged at work and always try to get involved in important activities such as office parties and fundraising events. This year I have been in charge of two charity events that included delicious dishes: International Easter and the Christmas Baking days. The first one took place in March, right before Easter, and the next one is happening now in December. I am not the only…