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Ugly People Beautiful Hearts

Ugly People Beautiful Hearts

Hi everyone! Today, I’m very pleased to introduce to you my blogger friend Marlen from Chicago. She’s not only a blogger extraordinaire at Messages on a Napkin, a woman with impeccable style, and the ultimate queen of layering, but also a super talented poet and author of Ugly People Beautiful Hearts, a collection of over 70 poems and verses “moving… Read more →

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

For me, the beginning of a new calendar year also marks the beginning of a new year of life. I have officially reached my scary age and with it a point in life where I feel obliged to seriously start thinking about the future. I always tried to live in the here and now. The future? Who knows…I’m still young,… Read more →

Undone

Undone

How do you guys and girls motivate yourself on a shitty day? It’s raining, you’re not feeling well, you’ve just gotten some really bad news and all you want to do is hide underneath your duvet all day. We all have those days, but I’m sure we all handle them slightly differently. Some of us may use those days to… Read more →

Back To Black

…and a happy New Year!

My New Year’s resolutions? Live simply, dream big, be grateful, give love and laugh lots. It appears I’m one of those rare few bloggers, who are pretty awful at making tangible New Year’s resolutions. And that’s why I’m not gonna bore you with a long list of things I want to achieve this year (not that I’d have one anyway),… Read more →

NEXT Home Spring '15

NEXT Home Spring ’15

So this is a bit of an odd one out. Interior Design is something I haven’t talked about before on What Defines Us, the simple reason being that I live in a rather small, furnished apartment that doesn’t allow much freedom of decoration. There’s no point in showing you guys how I live, as it wouldn’t reveal anything about the… Read more →

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, Frohe Weihnachten, Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad! It is Christmas Eve tonight, and while many of you, particularly most of my Anglo-Saxon readers, will have to wait until tomorrow morning to open their presents, us Germans and many other nationalities celebrate Christmas tonight. My favourite time of the year is coming to an end. Come Boxing Day, most of… Read more →

Let's Talk About Strong vs Skinny

Strong vs. Skinny

Who of you has heard the phrase “Strong is the new skinny”? If you are just a tiny bit interested in fitness, and follow relevant profiles on social media, I’m sure you’re no stranger to the hashtag #strongnotskinny either. Especially in fashion and fitness, body image and body shaming are huge buzzwords. The media love talking about the weight and… Read more →

Nature Inspired Beauty With St. Ives

Nature Inspired Beauty With St. Ives

After months of mainly fashion and food posts, I finally have another beauty post for you, as St. Ives kindly invited me to their nature inspired beauty event at the quaint little Daisy Green Food Café the other day. St. Ives produces high quality yet affordable face and body scrubs inspired by nature. The gentle apricot scrub, for example, is… Read more →

Disaronno Wears Versace

Disaronno Wears Versace

About one and a half weeks ago I was kindly invited to the exclusive launch party of the Disaronno limited edition bottle designed by Versace. Isn’t that so exciting? For those of you, who haven’t heard of Disaronno yet, it is an Italian liqueur flavoured with herbs and fruits soaked in apricot kernel oil. I hadn’t tried it before –… Read more →

Not On The High Street

Not On The High Street

Back in July, award-winning e-commerce business Not On The High Street invited me and other bloggers to enjoy some pre-seasonal Christmas fun. It was the first Christmas event of the season, and I wasn’t really sure whether I was in a festive mood just yet. Almost two months later, and I’m still deliberating. Is it still too early to talk… Read more →